Int’l Mental Health Conference Nepal
Over 90 percent of the population requiring mental health services has no access to treatment at all.
Adverse impact on the mental health of Nepali people has gone largely unnoticed due to stigma and society’s reluctance to talk about it and seek the professional support openly. According to World Health Organization (WHO), Nepal ranks 7th having higher suicide rates globally. Suicide is now one of the leading causes of death for women of a reproductive age in Nepal. The above facts and figures clearly show that developing countries are more vulnerable to the burden of mental illness, clearly indicating the need to address this silent epidemic from all sectors.
To invigorate the discourse on the current state of mental health in Nepal, International Mental Health Conference Nepal 2017 has been planned to be organized this year. The conference will bring together the institutions, individuals and other concerned stakeholders in a common platform to discuss the development and promotion of mental health under the theme “Coming Together for Mental Health”.
The objectives of the conference are:
- To create a common platform for the government, multilateral and bilateral organizations, health professionals, social workers, the private sector, innovators, academic and research institutions, civil society and right/stake holders to exchange information, ideas, research findings, best practices, and lessons learnt by the researchers and practitioners.
- To present the best practices, experiences and cases to the different stakeholders in order to attract investment in the field of mental health, exploration of cost-effective, affordable and feasible interventions, their integration into primary (health?) care and community settings.
- To build and strengthen collaboration and cooperation among different like-minded national and International institutions and utilize their resources in catering further the objective of serving the community at large.
- To create a common lexicon of Mental health terms in Nepali through the inputs from different concerned stakeholders in order to create uniformity of terminologies while writing articles, reports, books, policies, etc. related to mental health in Nepali Language.
We welcome all the concerned stakeholders related directly or indirectly to mental health in Nepal, for the participation to become a part of the conference and have your say.
The Organizing Committee of International Mental Health Conference Nepal 2017 (IMHCN2017) invites mental health and allied professionals, practitioners, researchers, academicians, NGOs, INGOs, service users, and students to contribute scientific papers, posters, or symposia related to the Conference Theme “Coming together for mental health” in the following areas:
- Promotion of mental health
- Prevention of mental illness
- Treatment & Rehabilitation of people with mental illness
We would like to encourage all to present any research/work done in the field of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in the form of Paper or Poster presentations.
Submissions may be in the form of Open Papers or Scientific Poster Presentation
Open Papers (OP) — Presentation of data reflecting an individual study or idea that is not part of a symposium. The organizing committee will place the OP into related themes. Each theme will last for 60-90 minutes, but individual papers should aim to be no more than 8-10 minutes with a five minute question time at the end.
Poster Presentation (PP) — graphic representations of the results of empirical/conceptual/ organization work put on display by individual/group of delegates and open for questioning or discussion by those interested.
Abstracts in standard format should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last date for submission is August 15, 2017.
All selected abstracts will be published in the Conference Souvenir.
Submission Guidelines and Procedure
- Abstracts must be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com by August 15, 2017.
- Abstracts must be written in ENGLISH only, and should not exceed 250 words (Not including title, authors, key-words and affiliations).
- Abstracts must be in text format, DO NOT include any graphs, tables or images.
- You must indicate whether you wish to have your abstract considered for OPEN PAPERS (OP) or POSTER PRESENTATION (P).
- Please provide the presenter’s brief biography in no more than 200 words.
- Abstracts must be submitted using the designated field: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion. We only accept abstracts related to the conference theme.
- Abstract should be typed in Times New Roman font, size 12 with 1.5 line spacing.
- Accepted abstracts are eligible for presentation after receiving full registration fee from the author/ presenter. If registration fee of the presenter is not received by due date, his/her paper is assumed to have been withdrawn. Once the abstract is submitted, changes, correction or rewording are not allowed. The submission should be carefully proof-read and corrected by the author. Individual authors are responsible for the accuracy of the information supplied, as accepted abstracts will be printed on the Conference Souvenir.
- All Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. Only those abstracts judged to be of high quality and of relevance will be accepted. Acceptance notification will be sent to the first submitting author and presenter with further instructions. Final presentation style will be subject to the decision of the Scientific Committee.
- Failure to comply with these requirements will exclude the abstract from consideration.
|Call for abstracts Open date||01 June 2017|
|Abstract submission deadline||15 August 2017|
|Acceptance notification||05 September 2017|
|Registration deadlines for presenters||30 September 2017|
|Conference dates||16 & 17 November 2017|
Registration and Cost
|S.No||Particulars||Registration Fee (NPR)|
|6||Foreign Delegates (SAARC)||10000 ($100)|
|7||Foreign Delegates (Others)||20000 ($200)|
Source page: http://mentalhealthconferencenepal.com/