Upcoming Conferences
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 3 - 5 April 2017 ID: 172
NATCON 17: The INTERSECTION of INNOVATION and ACTION
 Location: Washington State Convention Centre - Seattle, WA United States
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https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/events-and-training/conference/
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 13 April 2017 ID: 159
Dementia 2020: Implementing the Challenge
 Location: Royal Society of Medicine - London, England
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www.2017.dementia2020.co.uk
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The Challenge on Dementia 2020 contains over 50 commitments that together aspire to make England the best country in the world for dementia care and support, for people with dementia to live; and to conduct dementia research. The 50 commitments are split across four themes: risk reduction, health and care, awareness and social action, and research. The Implementation Plan published on 6th March 2016 sets out how these commitments will be met. This conference will review and assess the actions included in the Dementia 2020 Implementation plan, providing the necessary transparency to ensure that its actions – and later updates – make a real and lasting difference to people with dementia, their families and their carers.
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 26 - 29 April 2017 ID: 170
American Association of Suicidology 50th Annual Conference: Suicidology at 50 - Honoring the Past Innovating for the Future
 Location: Hyatt Regency - Phoenix, AZ United States
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http://www.suicidology.org/annual-conference/50th-annual-conference
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You are invited to join hundreds of your colleagues in Phoenix, Arizona to participate in a conference of people interested in suicide prevention, intervention, postvention, and research. This unique event is specifcally designed to meet the diverse interests and needs of attendees while creating a powerful opportunity for networking, learning, and moving the feld of suicidology forward. 1 50thAAS Annual Conference The AAS Annual Conference begins on Tuesday, April 25th with two special two-day preconference workshops, and continues on Wednesday, April 26th with full and half-day offerings. The conference continues with a combination of plenary and break-out sessions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. If you register for the entire AAS Conference, you can also participate in the Healing After Suicide Loss Conference at no extra fee (excludes the Healing Conference Luncheon). Please see pages 4-10 for program highlights and page 3 for an overview. 2 AAS/AFSP/TAPS 29th Healing After Suicide Loss Conference The AAS/AFSP/TAPS Healing After Suicide Conference will take place all day on Saturday, April 29th. The theme for the conference is Suicidology at 50: Honoring the Past, Innovating for the Future: Finding Our Path Forward. Saturday’s program will begin with a presentation of the 2017 AAS Survivor of the Year Award, followed by a presentation by John McIntosh, PhD on milestones in the suicide loss movement, and then a refective exploration of how far we’ve come by Frank Campbell, PhD, Iris Bolton, MA, and Melinda Moore, PhD. The rest of the day includes sharing/educational sessions in the morning followed by a luncheon, with concurrent workshops and a closing ceremony in the afternoon. Please see pages 26-27 for a program overview.
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 8 May 2017   -  10 April 2017 ID: 173
ICIC17: 17th International Conference on Integrated Care - Building a platform for integrated care: delivering change that matters to people
 Location: http://integratedcarefoundation.org/events/icic17-17th-international-conference-on-integrated-care-dublin - Dublin, Ireland
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University College Dublin (UCD)
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The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC) in partnership with the Health Service Executive (HSE) presents the 17th International conference on Integrated Care “Building a platform for integrated care: delivering change that matters to people” to take place in Dublin, Ireland 08 to 10 May 2017. In association with 5th World Congress on Integrated Care (WCIC5). The conference will bring together researchers, clinicians and managers from around the world who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and social care. They will share experience and the latest evidence about integrating Public Health, Health and Social Care and the New roles and Possibilities for Hospitals, producing Positive and Curative Integrated Mental and Physical Care, mobilising key enablers like policy making and Mobile and Digital Health Solutions, and investment in an Integrated Care Workforce, clinical leadership and coproduction with individuals, careers, communities and populations.
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 15 - 17 May 2017 ID: 161
The Australian & New Zealand Addiction Conference - Addiction, Prevention, Treatment and Recovery
 Location: Mantra on View Hotel - Gold Coast, QLD Australia
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http://addictionaustralia.org.au/
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Covering topics surrounding prevention, treatment and recovery the 2017 Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference will include presentations from leading sector specialists, researchers, psychologists and medical practitioners in addition to multiple concurrent streams, poster presentations and workshops. Various types of addictions will be discussed – drugs, alcohol, pornography, gambling, sex, gaming, online, hoarding, compulsive shopping, steroids – as well as the various forms of treatment and paths to recovery. Of specific focus will be emerging trends; early intervention; best practice programmes; case studies; legislation and legal impact; care and support; psychological wellbeing and dependency; as well as innovative solutions, in particular within rural and regional communities.
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 18 - 22 July 2017 ID: 171
The 29th World Congress of the International Association of Suicide Prevention: In conjunction with the 21st Malayasian Conference of Psychological Medicine. Preventing Suicide: A Global Commitment, From Communities to Continents
 Location: Borneo Convention Centre - Malaysia,
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http://iasp2017.org/
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Welcome Address Selamat datang & Welcome On behalf of the Organizing Committee and The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), we are pleased to invite you to participate in the 29th World Congress of the IASP which will be held in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The Organizers have brought together world-renowned figures who are at the cutting edge of research and practice in their fields. The Organizers have planned an exciting scientific programme covering major areas of interest which shall provide up-to-date knowledge to both scientists and practitioners in our field of interest.
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 7 - 8 August 2017 ID: 166
4th National Eating Disorders & Obesity Conference: Eating Disorders and Obesity in the real world seeking practical solutions
 Location: Mantra on View Hotel - Gold Coast, QLD Australia
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http://eatingdisordersaustralia.org.au/
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The conference focuses on the specific issues of eating disorders and obesity, the co-relationship within the context of mental health, the challenges surrounding public health in our current and future population and the role of physical health in maintaining our positive wellbeing. Call for Abstracts now open. Subject topics to be addressed include dietary approach, understanding attitudes, health promotion, making and breaking habits, psychological strategies, weight management and mental illness in addition to therapies, research, programs, case studies, trends and treatments. Hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association, the 2017 Program will include presentations from Feature Speakers, multiple specialist sector speakers within concurrent streams, panel discussions and poster presentations.
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 21 - 23 August 2017 ID: 168
The 18th International Mental Health Conference
 Location: The Conference Centre - Gold Coast, QLD Australia
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http://anzmh.asn.au/conference/
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Call for Abstracts open now. This year’s conference will examine a range of issues from the perspective of Primary Interventions, Promoting Recovery, Preventing Relapse and the latest Policy Initiatives. Mental health awareness and well-being strategies remain urgent public concerns. The Conference will focus on the range of complex mental issues affecting the elderly including depression, dementia, delirium, paranoid disorders and anxiety. It will also explore the mental health issues of young Australians (aged 18 – 24 years) struggling with schizophrenia, depression, suicidal thoughts, bipolar, anxiety disorders and drug use and drug induced psychosis. Mental health problems have become one of the leading causes for absenteeism from work and early retirement all over Australia. Maintaining good mental health at the workplace is therefore not only essential for the individual but also a challenge facing business and society as a whole. There is considerable business and political interest in tackling poor mental health at work. The conference will also examine state, federal, international and COAG initiatives, early intervention strategies, validated treatments, suicide prevention and the effectiveness of mental health preventive measures.
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 29 August 2017   -  1 September 2017 ID: 169
TheMHS Annual Conference: Embracing Change Through Innovation and Lived Experience
 Location: Hilton Sydney - Sydney, NSW Australia
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http://www.themhs.org/pages/annual-conference.html
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Mental Health services across Australia and New Zealand have undergone unprecedented change over the past 10 years. Over the next 10 years we anticipate even more. Adherence to the principles of recovery and recognition of lived experience as key to mental health reform are expanding the range of choices beyond traditional illness management. New models, new funding, new providers and the voices of people with a lived experience have informed us about change, innovation and different approaches to collectively improve our systems of mental health support. Embracing change through innovation and lived experiences is a theme that enables new directions and conversations which are based on building on the extraordinary strengths we find in individuals, families, and communities.
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 20 September 2017 ID: 177
Mental Health 2017 Implementing the Five Year Forward View
 Location: Royal Society of Medicine - London, England
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http://mentalhealth2017.govconnect.org.uk/index.php?alias=dementia-2020-conference-2018&option=com_content&view=article&id=44&Itemid=134
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Mental health problems represent the largest single cause of disability in the UK. The cost to the economy is estimated at £105 billion a year – roughly the cost of the entire NHS. The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health has made an unarguable case for transforming mental health care in England, a single programme, but one which contains numerous different, related elements across the health system for all ages. Implementing the Five Year Forward View published in mid-2016 was a welcomed and timely roadmap. This conference will outline the core elements of the implementation plan and will review and assess the actions for each of the key objectives. The ambition for an additional one million people to be in receipt of high-quality care by 2020/21 is a decisive and unprecedented step towards closing the treatment gap for mental health which can only be achieved through the promotion of evidence based best practice and transference of knowledge amongst all NHS settings. This conference will seek to ensure that the foundations for implementing the five year forward view for mental health are in place with a view to benefitting people of all ages, reflecting the specific needs of all groups from children and young people through to older people.
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 24 - 26 September 2017 ID: 178
Future Proofing Youth Mental Health
 Location: Clayton Hotel - Dublin, Ireland
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http://www.iaymh2017.com/
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Céad míle fáilte go IAYMH 2017- Welcome to IAYMH 2017! We are so thrilled to be Youth Co- Convenors for the 2017 IAYMH International Conference where we will be working with you, the youth delegates, to make this year’s conference the best yet. The Conference brings together leaders from around the world who are dedicated to creating positive change in youth mental health. At the core of that change is young people. Through youth engagement at every possible level, IAYMH is working towards making sure that the Conference empowers young people to make a difference. This will be the 4th IAYMH Conference to take place and we are seeing more and more young people who are eager to share their learning, enrich their understanding and contribute to the positive moves being made in youth mental health.
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 11 - 13 October 2017 ID: 175
9th Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium
 Location: Commercial Club - Albury, NSW Australia
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On behalf of the Organising Committee you are invited to join us at the 9th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Sympoisum, held 11 - 13 October 2017 at the Commerical Club, Albury, NSW. You will be given the opportuinty to engage with all our presenters and delegates: with leaders in the field and policy makers to advocate for rural mental health, with university researchers to forge new partnerships, and with concurrent session presenters to build links. Our Symposium also includes time to network, support and encourage colleagues in our mutual commitment and work in rural mental health. Sympoisum registration is now available online and the Call for Abstracts will be open in early April so mark your calendar today and join us to help advocate change in Rural and Remote Mental Health in Australia.
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 2 - 5 November 2017 ID: 176
World Congress of Mental Health of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH)
 Location: The Ashok Hotel - India,
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http://www.wfmhindia.com/
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Being hosted in this region for the first time, the World Congress of Mental Health is emerging as a major event. A large number of delegates are expected to participate representing all stakeholders across sectors including psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, nurses, other health professionals, social workers, experts from the field of public health, policy and health laws, service users and caregivers, community leaders as well as representatives of government, and non-government bodies. Befittingly, the theme of the Congress is Partnerships for Mental Health. The Congress has received wide support from several national and international bodies as well as public figures and opinion leaders. With an outstanding scientific programme that shall include eminent international faculty, topical debates and discussions, public and media events and wide participation, the Congress is expected to leave a significant and lasting impact. We invite you to join us at this important event to participate and take forward the message of Partnerships for Mental Health. Tracks & Sub-themes Mental Health Across the Lifespan | Neuroscience and Psychiatry | Psychosocial Rehabilitation | Public Mental Health, Policy and Leadership | Contemporary Human Challenges & Mental Health | Mental Health at the Workplace | Holistic Mental Health and Well Being | Mental Health in Primary Care | Integrated and Collaborative Care
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 28 - 30 November 2017 ID: 144
"From the Outside Looking In" - British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society's 2017 Indigenous Disability and Wellness Gathering
 Location: Victoria Conference Centre - Victoria, BC Canada
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http://bcands2017gathering.com/
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The BCANDS 2017 Indigenous Disability and Wellness Gathering seeks to bring together a diverse representation of disability and health related stakeholders over a three day period to learn, inform, share, collaborate and create new and expanded partnerships to assist in addressing the barriers facing Indigenous individuals and families living with a disability. This includes community and organizational leadership, government representatives, individuals and families living with a disability, service providers and others, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. The BCANDS 2017 Indigenous Disability and Wellness Gathering will be held in Victoria, British Columbia in November 2017, complimenting the 3rd anniversary of the recognition and proclamation of Aboriginal Disability Awareness Month within the province.