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We would like to invite you to submit your abstracts for the second annual Mental Health For All Conference, September 18, 19 and 20, 2017 in Toronto.

It takes a nation.  This is the theme for the 2017 Mental Health for All Conference.

Change is in the air for mental health in Canada - you can feel it.  But it will take the entire nation to harness those winds of change and make it real.


We are organizing our conference streams to align with Federal priorities included in mandate letters and to highlight and showcase how comprehensive and meaningful change can be accomplished when we put our minds together. Join us!!


Abstracts will be accepted until February 24th, 2017

Presenters will be notified if their abstracts have been accepted by March 24th, 2017.

Presenters must agree to be paid registrants of the conference. A presenter registration rate will be offered. Honoraria, accomodation and travel reimbursement are not available for presenters.

Conference Streams

The following streams have been identified to highlight a whole of government, whole of Canada approach to mental health:

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Continuum of Employments and Housing Supports
- Embracing Diversity - Serving Diverse Populations
- Mental Health Across the Justice System
- Mental Health Care for Veterans and First Responders
- Mental Health in the Workplace
- Mentally Healthy Schools and Campuses
- Re-imagining Mental Health Primary Career
- Seniors and Mental Health
- Working with Indigenous People to support Mental Health
- Whole Population Approach



Please choose the stream that your that relates to your submissionPlease choose the stream that your that relates to your submission
Continuum of Employment and Housing Supports
Embracing Diversity - Service Diverse Populations
Mental Health Across the Justice System
Mental Health Care for Veterans and First Responders
Mental Health in the Workplace
Mentally Healthy Schools and Campuses
Re-imagining Mental Heath Primary Care
Seniors and Mental Health
Working with Indigenous Peoples to support Mental Health
Whole Population Approach

Session Format

Conference sessions will be offered in a variety of formats:

  • Panel Discussions
  • Panel Presentations
  • Solo Presentations (30-60-90 minute)
  • Paper Presentation (20-minute presentation plus 10 minutes for questions) will address innovative programming, completed research that has been demonstrated through evaluation to have an impact on clinical practice, system design or policy development related to collaborative mental health.
  • A 'work in progress' paper presentation (20-minute presentation plus 10 minutes for questions will seek feedback from the audience to enhance a paper or other innovative ideas in progress.
  • Storyboard - Opportunity to tell your story of a project or an experience that included a life-changing event that changed your attitudes, clinical approach, or interactions towards particular individuals.
  • Poster Presentation: Display space for Poster Presentations will be offered with a table and chair. Please prepare your poster presentation on a presentation poster board to sit on a table. You are welcome to bring additional flyers/support documentation for handouts. This year, poster presentations will have a separate room and specific time slot so all delegates will have a chance to view the posters.

Please note: Based on the number of presentations we receive, we may have to combine presentations. If your abstract is not accepted, you may have an opportunity to present a poster presentation.

Please choose the presentation format for your submission
Panel Discussion
Panel Presentation
Solo Presentation
Paper Presentation
Work in Progress Paper Presentation
Storyboard

Time Preference

Please choose your time preference
30 minute (2o minute presentation, 10 minute Q&A)
60 minute (45 minute presentation, 15 minute Q&A)
90 Minute (75 minute presentation, 15 minute Q&A)
Poster Presentation Only

Presenter Information

Presenter Name(s):

Title:

Affiliation:

Mailing Address: (street, town, province, postal code)

Phone: (Office and Cell)  Required

Email:  (Required)

Your Submission
The presenter may submit multiple abstracts for the conference. One submission for each presentation. If your abstract is accepted, we will reach out for your full abstract and your AV/Tech needs.
Title of your Presentation: (no more than 10 words - less if possible) (Required)

Description of your workshop/presentation/poster (150 words or less) Required:

How does your submission relate to your selected stream (Required)?

Interactive / Participatory Components (Required):

Please provide a short biography of each presenter (50-60 words or less) - Required.

Notes
All submissions will be evaluated using the following criteria:
- Relevance to the conference theme
- Clarity and coherence of submission
- Relevance and utility to participants
- Evidence that the submission will encourage interaction with conference participants
- It is encouraged that presenters include a lived experience component or perspective where relevant.

ACCEPTANCE AS A PRESENTER:
- Presenters must be paid registrants of the conference. Honoraria and travel reimbursement are not available.
- Presenters will be asked to submit an electronic version of their presentation prior to the conference.
- Electronic copies of the presentations will be made available to conference delegates following the conference.
- Presenters are responsible for providing written material to conference participants
- Presenters will be provided with a designated time to present by the conference committee.



 

Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Conference.  Presenters will be notified if their abstracts have been accepted by March 24, 2017.