WAIMH 2021 will be hybrid.

The WAIMH Congress in Brisbane will be a Hybrid Congress in that you will have the opportunity to participate either in person in Brisbane or virtually (on-line) from your home. On behalf of the WAIMH 2021 Organising Committee we want to let you know that it is full steam ahead to bring you an amazing hybrid Congress. The Congress committees are regularly meeting and planning for WAIMH 2021. We thank you for your continued support.


Sponsor a Delegate

Sponsor a Delegate Applications REOPENED for WAIMH 2021

The World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) is offering you a chance to help delegates from developing countries to participate in the 17th World Congress 2021 as a virtual attendee.


The World Association for Infant Mental Health has made it its goal to be truly multi-national and culturally diverse. The majority of infants live in developing countries, and clinicians and researchers serving their needs have less resources for sharing the current knowledge and skills of infant mental health with colleagues from other countries. The current Sponsor a Delegate Programme aims at providing more colleagues from developing countries a chance to participate in the World Congress.

Key features

Delegates from Low Income (LIC), Lower-Middle (LMC) and Upper-Middle Income (UMC) countries can be sponsored by High Income Country peers - by individual infant mental health professionals, by Affiliate Associations of WAIMH or by companies. Sponsored delegates will have the opportunity to participate in the Congress, to learn about new scientific and clinical practice on infant mental health, to share their own knowledge and to meet colleagues working internationally in the field.

To view the list of approved Low Income (LIC), Lower-Middle (LMC) and Upper-Middle Income (UMC) countries, please follow the link below

View the list

How to donate

Individuals can donate money by one of the methods below;
  1. Donate money in conjunction with delegate registration for WAIMH 2021 The online registration form will allow a registering delegate to also donate money to the sponsor a delegate program. Click here for the WAIMH 2021 registration form
    The online registration form has the opportunity for donations of; $20 AUD, $50 AUD, $75 AUD, $100 AUD, $150 AUD and $200 AUD
  2. Donate money via credit card or by international bank transfer. You can do so by following the link below and completing a short form.
    This form has the opportunity for donations of; $20 AUD, $50 AUD, $75 AUD, $100 AUD, $150 AUD and $200 AUD
  3. If you would like to donate amount that is greater than $200 AUD, please email info@waimh2021.org with details of your donation amount. An invoice will be arranged and payment will be accepted via credit card or bank transfer.

How to Apply

Delegates from LIC, LMC and UMC countries who have had an abstract accepted for the Congress can apply for a sponsorship by filling in the application form. Applications close 30 April 2021.

Sponsor a Delegate Application Form

Delegates receiving a sponsorship are carefully selected by a subcommittee of the WAIMH 2021 Local Organising Committee. The subcommittee is appointed by the Chairpersons of the Local Organising Committee, Dr Elisabeth Hoehn and Ms Libby Morton.

The sponsorship includes a virtual conference registration, one year WAIMH Membership and a one year online subscription to the Infant Mental Health Journal (both for 2021 year).