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Call for Abstracts / Projects


The IAYMH welcomes abstracts from a range of individuals and organisations either working or connected to the field of youth mental health.  We are looking for a broad range of abstracts that address research, practice, policy, advocacy and community engagement from the many different sectors that work across young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee

Considerations before submitting

  • Presentations will need to reflect the diversity of conference participants.  Simply strolling through lots power point slides packed with data will not win you any friends.  Remember less is more.
  • Think of how you can utilise other forms of technology to engage the audience, remember that technology and young people’s wellbeing is a key theme of this conference
  • Papers and posters will need to broadly address one of the conference themes and specifically focus on one of the listed streams
  • You will have 15 minutes for your presentation and 5 minutes for questions.  Please ensure that what you outline in your abstract can be presented within this timeframe, or alternatively be applicable for a poster presentation
  • Think about the type of presentation your abstract is best suited to given its content and the intended audience, either an oral or poster presentation.

Conference themes

  • Young people technology and their wellbeing
  • Youth participation and active engagement in programs and research
  • Service reform and innovation
  • Role of families and carers
  • Innovations in treatment and interventions

Streams for Papers and Posters

  • Primary Care
  • Drug and Alcohol issues
  • Social media
  • E health and new technologies
  • Mental health and wellbeing of LGBTI young people
  • Forensic health and criminal justice
  • Active citizenship and community engagement
  • New service models and systems of care
  • Social capital and building the foundations
  • Suicide and self harm
  • School based mental health initiatives
  • Youth engagement
  • Treatment options
  • Mental health literacy


Presentations can be in the form of a summary of research findings that impact at a practice or policy level; also innovations in practice or service development and how this impacts on the sector to adapt to address the challenges it will face in the future.

Participants will be able to submit their abstract as an:

1. Oral presentation – this will require delegates to submit an abstract and, if selected, an interactive oral presentation will be required.

All oral presentations will be 20 minutes in length include 5 minutes for questions.

2. Poster presentation – this will require delegates to submit an abstract and, if selected, a poster is to be prepared and displayed for the duration of the conference. At least one author must be present on the day of poster session.

Please read the following instructions carefully before preparing your abstract. All abstracts must be submitted via the conference website.


All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference handbook exactly as they are submitted and MUST NOT exceed 500 words in length. Abstracts will not be proof read or edited by the conference managers or conference organizing committee. It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure that the abstract is submitted correctly. The conference managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the online submission process, or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events. Faxed or mailed abstracts on diskettes/CD will not be accepted. If you are unable to submit via the website please contact the conference managers via email: You will be required to submit the presenters biographies (200 words max) when submitting your abstract. Please ensure that biographies are written in the third person and are included after the abstract and clearly labeled as “Presenter Bio”.  Authors whose papers are accepted for inclusion in the conference program will be advised in good time, well in advance of the conference and will at that time receive detailed instructions regarding the requirements for presentations at the conference.

Please note that no abstracts will be accepted via email in either word or PDF format.  Should you have problems submitting your abstract please email the conference organiser and advise as such.

Poster Presentations

Participants wishing to submit an abstract for a visual poster display instead of an oral presentation will need to ensure that their actual poster display does not exceed 1.5m high x 1m wide.

These will be mounted on a panel in the Trade Exhibition area, with relevant poster presentation time allocated in the program. Full poster preparation guidelines will be provided to interested parties on the conference website.

Click here to download the IAYMH Abstract Submission Terms

Call for Abstracts / Projects

Abstracts for this conference must be submitted online (they cannot be accepted by email). Please click on the link below to submit your abstract via our online system: (you will be prompted to setup an account or log in)

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