Closing date for abstract submissions are now CLOSED
You must register your details on the abstract submission portal in order to submit an abstract
Closing date for abstract submissions are now CLOSED.
All abstracts must be submitted via the Congress website only. Only abstracts submitted via the online submission form will be sent to the Abstract Review Committee for review.
There are no limits on the number of abstracts that can be submitted.
The Congress Scientific Committee will determine whether abstracts will be accepted and reserve the right to decide on the final form of presentation.
All abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication.
Abstracts must be original and must not be or have been published or presented at any other meeting prior to the Congress.
Only abstracts of authors who have paid their registration fees by will be scheduled and included in the Abstract e-supplement.
Upon submission, the Abstract Submitter confirms that the abstract has been previewed and that all information is correct, and accepts that the content of this abstract cannot be modified or corrected after final submission and is aware that it will be published exactly as submitted.
Submission of the abstract constitutes the authors' consent to publication (e.g. the Congress e-supplement, the website, Programmes and other promotion, journal etc.)
The Abstract Submitter warrants and represents that he/she is the sole owner or has the rights of all the information and content ("Content") provided to the Congress ‘Universal health and mental health coverage for all: connecting people and sharing perspectives.’ The publication of the abstract does not infringe any third party rights including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights.
The Abstract Submitter grants the Organisers a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, distribute, and display the Content.
The Organisers reserve the right to remove from any publication an abstract which does not comply with the above.
Upon submission the Abstract Submitter confirms that the contact details saved in the system are those of the corresponding author, who will be notified about the status of the abstract. The corresponding author is responsible for informing the other authors about the status of the abstract.
The Scientific Committee will review abstracts and information regarding acceptance and scheduling will be sent to the abstract submitter.
The Congress Abstract E-supplement will include plenary lectures, symposium abstracts and all accepted oral and e-poster presentations.
Please note that abstracts must be submitted before the deadline to ensure they are sent to review for inclusion in the Scientific Program.
Format for Submission
Presenting author's contact details
Full postal address
Daytime and evening phone number
Author and co-authors' details
Full first and family name(s)
Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country
Abstract type (symposium/workshop/short presentation/skill session/poster)
Abstract title - limited to 30 words
Abstract text – limited to 500 words (Please Note: Word count is affected when graphs/tables/images are added)
Abstract layout - Abstracts should use the following structured format:
Background and aims
Materials and methods
Tables, graphs and images:
A maximum of 3 tables of up to 10 rows x 10 columns can be included per abstract
It is important to note that each image included in the abstract is worth 30 words. A maximum of 3 images can be included per abstract
All tables, figures, and reference citations must be referred to in the text of the abstract. If there is no reference in the text, the table/figure/reference as applicable will be removed from the abstract before publication
Tables and figures must be sized to one column, or be reducible to the width on one column. Tables submitted in figure format will be reproduced as such
The maximum file size of each graph/image is 500 KB. The maximum pixel size of the graph/image is 600(w) x 800(h) pixel. You may upload graphs in JPG, PNG or GIF format only
Abstracts must be allocated to a specific category and topic area for the Scientific Program. You will need to select the category and topic most suited to your abstract.
Financing universal health
Health and mental health promotion
Health systems and mental health redesign
Health and mental health literacy
Role of governments and NGO’s
Physical and psychological first aid
The legal framework for supporting health
Mental health and society
Politics and mental health
Mental health promotion
Media and mental health
Stigma and mental health
Socioeconomics determinants of mental health
Work and mental health
Social media and mental health
Mental health and the law
Mental health prevention
Economics and mental health
Dignity and mental health
Mental and physical health
Mental health and food
Mental health and sport
Mental health and sexuality
Integrated care and/or Collaborative care
Non Communicable Diseases (NCD’s) and long term mental health conditions
Mental health through the life course
Mental health in infancy, childhood and adolescence
Mental health and family
Mental health and pregnancy and parenthood
Mental health for the elderly
Alcohol use disorder
Drug use disorder
Tobacco use disorder
Mixed anxiety and depression
Bodily distress syndrome
Sexual disorders (male and female)
Comorbidity and long-term conditions
Communicable and non-communicable diseases
Mental health in prisons
Mental health for migrants
Mental health and social exclusion
Mental health for protected adults
Place of caregivers in mental health services
Mental health awareness in education and training
Caring for the mental health of caregivers
Mental health and society
Resources in mental health in the present and the future