16th WAIMH World Congress

Rome, Ergife Palace Hotel
26 May 2018 - 30 May 2018

The world congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health was organized for the
first time in Italy thanks to the Italian Association for Infant Mental Health, which EGA
supported right from the beginning when it submitted its candidacy in 2014, and thanks to
the highly enthusiastic team that started to work one year in advance in Tampere, Finland.

Winning the bid against far more economical venues abroad

1500 abstracts to be received: the minimum number for the Organizing Committee, a difficult target to reach for the organizers

A low-cost registration conference with no sponsors and high communication and technology standards, to be organized in Rome, an attractive and eternal city, but with logistic issues that make it difficult to fully enjoy it

participants (the highest number over the last decade)
parallel sessions
persons attending the opening ceremony
dinner with live music which engaged the whole community in an hour of dancing
days of advertising on the Rome metro lines