WUN Symposium: New Research Directions in Global Mental Health

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We are pleased to announce that the registration and call for abstracts for the WUN Symposium: New Research Directions in Global Mental Health, to be held from 12-13 June 2024 at the University of Leeds, is now open.

The symposium is open to faculty members/academic researchers, doctoral students and postdoctoral trainees. It is an in-person event, but the keynote presentations will be live-streamed.

The program will include presentations from international experts, poster sessions, workshops, and discussion with funding agencies.

The objectives for this two-day symposium are to:

  • Bring together researchers in mental health from across WUN and their partners to discuss how collaborative research could and should be addressing the major mental health challenges in our societies today.
  • Encourage collaboration across diverse disciplinary, cultural, and national contexts in order to share insights, generate new ways of thinking, innovative approaches, and methodologies.
  • Address the intersectional dimensions of global mental health, considering the complex interplay between social context, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and religion in shaping lived experiences and outcomes in mental health.
  • Build connections between researchers and research funders.

The symposium is supported by WUN, the Leeds Interdisciplinary Mental Health Research Network (LIMHRN), and the Horizons Institute, University of Leeds.

Information on the symposium themes, the draft program, Early Career Researcher travel bursaries, and on accommodation and travel in Leeds can be found on the symposium website.

Please note:

  • Registration and abstract submission is through the symposium website.
  • The deadline for abstracts is Friday 22 March 2024.
  • The deadline for registration is Friday 17 May 2024.
  • Space is limited to 100 participants.

For questions or more information, please contact Dr. John Bell at the University of Alberta john.bell@ualberta.ca