Mon, Mar 25, 2019

16th World Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health


Start date: 26 May 2018
End date: 30 May 2018


The next WAIMH World Congress will connect participants from all over the world in Rome May 26-30, 2018.

“New challenges for a 3rd millennium infant mental health”

The 16th World Congress of the WAIMH in Rome 2018 has its theme on the interplay between nature and nurture. This dilemma is not quite as ancient as the city of Rome, but it has been an intriguing question for clinicians and researchers for quite a while

Our world has always been constantly changing, but perhaps never before has the rate of change been so fast. The big question is how do we adapt to rapid changes, and even more specifically how do these changes affect our children and their children.

Particularly some of the new and constantly developing technology we are using hold great promises, but at the same time also threat. Sometimes changes in our societies result in situations where it is clear that infants, toddlers and their families may suffer, and thanks to the our smart phones, internet and social media, we also know of the suffering worldwide almost instantly and almost regardless of where it is happening.

The congress plenaries will address both old and new aspects of nature-nurture interplay.




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