|VII Argentinian Mental Health Congress
IV INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF MENTAL HEALTH
IV LATIN AMERICAN MEETING OF POLICIES AND STRATEGIES IN MENTAL HEALTH
||FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Who organizes the congress?
The Argentinian Association for Mental Health (AASM)
is in charge of organizing the congress. The Argentinian Association for Mental Health is an official voting member of the WFMH
(World Federation For Mental Health), an international membership organization founded in 1948 and acknowledged by WHO, UNESCO, the UN Refugee Commission, the UN Human Rights Commission, the International Labour Organization, among others.
- When will the congress be held?
The congress will run the 28, 29 and May 30, 2012 at the Hotel Panamericano, located in Buenos Aires City, Carlos Pellegrini 551, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Are there any important dates to remember?
|Date of Congress:
||28, 29 and 30 may 2012
|Deadline for submission of abstracts of free communication sessions, posters and round tables
||24 february 2012
|The official provisional programme will be available online as from
||12 april 2012
|Errata notices can be submitted until
||16 april 2012
|The definitive congress programme will be made available on
||23 april 2012
|Deadline for submission of papers for recognition awards
||13 april 2012
|Deadline for submission of papers for the book
||3 april 2012
|Please check selected papers as from
||9 april 2012
- What is the congress like?
The AASM congress is not only attended by professionals from Argentina but also from Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Honduras, Nicaragua, Cuba, Uruguay, Paraguay, Spain, Chile, Mexico, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal, Israel, Australia, Panama, Puerto Rico, Canada and United States, among others. Attendees come from universities, public and private hospitals, non-governmental organizations and public and state institutions for mental health. Around 3,800 mental health professionals take part in the congress, together with colleagues from related areas, such as physicians, psychologists, psychopedagogists, occupational therapists, music therapists, lawyers and physicians from various fields.
The congress will be held from 8 am to 9 pm, in about ten simultaneous conference rooms, showcasing more than a thousand papers, symposium, round tables, sessions and other scientific activities, thus making this mental health event one of the most important ones in Latin America.
- Who can take part in the congress?
Any professional interested in mental health can participate in the congress. Registration is also open to students and anyone who is interested in the field.
- Do I have to submit a paper to register in the congress?
There is no need to submit a paper to be entitled to registration. If you do not wish to present a paper, you can attend all the scientific activities that will be carried out during the congress.
- How can I register?
- How much is the registration fee?
- How can I pay the registration fees?
Payment terms depend on whether you live in Argentina or abroad.
Please note that there will be a 10% fee increase during the congress.
If you live in Argentina, you can pay from our website via Dinero Mail (Pago fácil, Rapipago, credit card and the like.) You can also opt for bank deposit, bank transfer, debit card, Western Union or credit card, either at our office or by phone.
For further information, please click here: http://www.aasm.org.ar/en/template.php?file=informes_pagos.html
If you live abroad, there are two different options: a) Payment via Western Union or b) Credit card by phone.
For further information, please click here:
- Can I register and attend only some scientific activities?
Yes, but the registration fee is the same to those who attend the whole event.
- Do I have to pay the registration fee if I submit a paper?
Yes. If you submit a paper, you need to register and pay the corresponding fee.
- Do I have to pay the registration fee if I do not submit a paper?
Yes. Anybody willing to attend the congress has to pay the registration fee.
- If a paper has more than one author and co-author, do they all have to pay the registration fee?
Yes. All authors and co-authors are expected to pay the fee. Certificates will be issued to each one of them.
- Does the AASM grant scholarships?
No. The AASM does not plan to grant scholarships. The AASM is a non-profit organization which does not receive either subsidies nor financial aid of any kind. Therefore all the income collected through the congress is allocated to cover the expenses incurred for its organization: hotel fees, technical equipments, human resources, advertising, print-outs and the like. However, there are some institutions who purchase some registrations which are later distributed among its members.
- Can institutions who wish to purchase several registrations for their members get any special discount?
Yes. The organizing committee is planning to grant special discounts to those institutions who would like to purchase more than 20 registrations. Do not hesitate to request further information.
- Are there special discounts for public hospital students and professionals?
Yes, there are special discounts for students from Argentina and abroad. With the aim to open the congress to as many professionals as possible, our fees are meant to be affordable, especially if compared to other congresses of its kind.For those living in Argentina, there are special fees for public hospital attending physicians, professionals from public institutions, university professors and others.
- Are there special group fares?
Yes. Please request further information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that discounts depend on the number of group members.
- If I wish to submit a paper, does it have to be related to the topics or the title of the congress?
No, your paper does not need to be related to the topics of the congress. You can submit your paper under the topic you wish.
- How can I present my paper?
- How can I submit a paper?
You are to fill in a paper presentation online form with your personal information, a summary of your paper, and the way you are planning to present it: free communication session, round table, etc. Once you have filled in the form, you will be notified whether your paper has been accepted for the congress.
- How will I be notified whether my paper has been accepted?
You will be notified via e-mail. Should you not receive information about it within the first ten days, please write to email@example.com
- How much time is allotted for each paper presentation?
- What should I do if my paper has been accepted but I cannot attend the congress?
If you are unable to attend the congress for some reason, the organizing committee should be duly notified. If you wish to have your paper read, you can appoint a colleague yourself or the organizing committee to do so. By so doing, you will receive your presentation certificate and a certificate of attendance.
If you do not wish to have your paper read, please notify the organizing committee as soon as possible so that your paper is not included in the definitive congress programme.
- How many certificates will I get if I submit more than one paper?
A diploma will be issued for each paper presentation.
- How many papers can I submit?
As a rule, only one paper per participant is accepted.
- Can I submit a paper as the author and another paper as co-author in collaboration with a group?
Yes. More than one paper is accepted as long as it is in collaboration with other authors.
- Will a book with the congress papers be edited?
Yes. If you have submitted a paper and wish to have it included in one of the chapters of the book "Diagnosis or stigma? Ethical crossroads", you are to send your full paper before April 3rd 2012 in no more than 20,000 characters in 6 pages of a Word document with double spacing. Your work will be reviewed only if it has already been accepted for the congress. (See shortlisted papers as from April 9th 2011).
ONLY ONE ARTICLE BY AUTHOR WILL BE ALLOWED.
THE BOOK WILL BE SOLD DURING THE CONGRESS.
Is being processed the ISBN for which will be announced in due course.
As a right assessment will be charged a fee of $ 30 .- per author. (USD 10 .- for registered overseas). Where the article is accepted for inclusion in the book, the money will be returned at the conference by presenting the receipt.
If the item was accepted at the time of purchasing the book, that amount will be deducted from the price of the book presenting the receipt.
This book will be made with a selection of those papers presented at the VII Argentine Congress on Mental Health - 7 th Ibero-American Strategic Policy in Mental Health - IV International Meeting on Mental Health
- How can I submit a paper to be included in the book of the congress?
You are to submit a summary to be reviewed for the congress. With its due approval, your full paper is to be sent for review before it is included in a chapter of the book. Attached to your paper, a form for papers for the book needs to be filled in, which is available at:
A list of shortlisted papers will be made available online as from April 9th 2011
- Will submitted papers receive an award?
Yes. There will be two kinds of awards.
Free communication sessions and posters: Special mention awards will be granted to the best papers, posters, round tables and workshops during the closing ceremony.
Papers for recognition awards: Prizes and special mention will be granted. Find more information at: http://www.aasm.org.ar/en/congresos/2012/template.php?file=trabajos.html
Deadline for papers for recognition awards: April 15th 2011 at 6 pm. Papers are anonymous and envelopes will be opened during the closing ceremony.
- When can I register, receive my name badge and the delegate bag?
Registration will start at 8.00 am on the day of the starg of the congress and will continue throughout the congress. To get your name badge, the delegate bag and the rest of the material, you are to submit proof of payment. If you have not paid the congress fees, you can do so on site. You are advised to print the registration form available online to avoid further delays. Please note that long queues are expected due to the large number of attendees.
- When will I get my certificate of attendance and paper presentation?
Certificates will be available as from May 8th after midday.
- How can I get more information about Argentina and Buenos Aires?
- How can I book my hotel room?
- Are there special flight rates?
Yes. As a congress attendee, you can get special discounts to plane tickets. Our official carrier is Aerolíneas Argentinas, which is offering special rates for both Argentinians and foreigners. There are also special fares for accompanying persons.
If you would like to get further information, click on the icon below: http://www.aasm.org.ar/en/congresos/2012/template.php?file=turismo/hoteles.html
Please note that there is a phone number for each country.
- Can institutions, bookstores and companies be congress exhibitors?
Yes. Bookstores and companies willing to showcase their products during the congress can get an exhibit stand. For further information please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- How else can I ensure my company presence in the congress?
There are various options to ensure your company presence: a) Sponsoring the information desk, b) Sponsoring the message desk, c) Including leaflets in the delegate bag, d) Advertising in the poster panels, e) Logo and institutional information on screen during breaks, f) Advertising in congress programmes, g) Institutional banners, among others.
For further information please write to: email@example.com
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