The VIII International Congress on Migration and Mental Health, sponsored by the Athena Network, offers outstanding opportunities for scholars, professionals, immigrant services providers, and students to learn, share research and best practices, and network with regional, national, and international colleagues.
This year’s theme, “Gender, Place and Identity,” explores the intersectionality between complex mobilities in the modern era of transnationalism, the structures of power and oppression, and how these impact people’s lives and identifications.
The conference’s Steering Committee welcomes proposals from any professional field, at all levels of expertise and experience, that emphasize the importance of attending to the multiple structures and processes that intertwine to produce specific social positions and identities in the context of migration.
It is our hope that you will consider submitting a proposal for a panel discussion, a poster presentation, an article, or all three, which will not only take place at the conference, but also be published in our International Journal of Migration and Mental Health. Through your active participation and sharing, we can support immigrant right and improve the delivery of services to immigrants and to locals who are now their neighbors.
We are excited to welcome this year’s congress to the State University of New York at New Paltz, one of the nation’s best regional universities, on October 11, 2019. The beautiful Hudson Valley, where the university is located, 90 minutes north of New York City, has a wide variety of stimulating social and cultural opportunities for exploration, enjoyment, and learning.
Proposal Submission Acceptance
March 4 – May 24, 2019
Why should you submit a proposal?
- International exposure for your ideas as well as your institution
- Further the body of knowledge in your area of interest
- Shape the future of culturally competent policies and services
Tracks for submission:
- Stressors, social factors and mental health in migrants from a gender perspective
- Diagnosis and psychological interventions in current migration
- Psychological and psychosocial interventions, community experiences and placemaking
Submit a proposal to present at the 2019 Annual Conference in New Paltz and be a part of the movement for more inclusive and healthier communities for all.
Participants have the opportunity to interact on a one-on-one basis with the presenter. This format is well suited for presentations of specific programs or results of a research study related to the conference theme. The following headings must be included: title, authors, institution, objectives, background, methods, (partial or final) results, conclusions, and references (in APA format). Poster size should be 36” high x 48” wide, or 91.4 cm high x 121.9 cm wide; font size of ≥30 pts. for headers, ≥24 pts. for text.
All posters are presented during two half-hour highly interactive sessions.
Lecture/Discussion: Half-hour sessions that include lecture, demonstrations and/or participant discussion about topics relevant to the immigrant’s wellbeing.
Panel: Ninety-minute session where speakers address a specific topic from their own perspective. Panel sessions are highly interactive with panelists representing multiple points of view from different institutions. Audience continues to appreciate—and request—shorter sessions. Each panelist will speak for 15-20 min. max. We strongly encourage presentations that are crisp, current, and creative. Time is allowed for audience input and Q&As.
Original Research, Review Articles, Short reports or Letters, Case Studies, Methodologies: To be published in the third issue of the International Journal of Migration and Mental Health.
All submissions must include a structured abstract (300-word limit), 2-3 learning objectives, and 2-3 related references.
Abstracts should include the following subsections:
- Aims/Objectives/Issues of Focus
- Results/Potential Outcomes
Important Dates to Remember
Beginning March 4, 2019: Proposals may be submitted online here.
May 24, 2019: Proposals submitted after this date will not be reviewed. Early submissions are appreciated.
June 21, 2019: All persons listed as presenters will be notified with the results of the proposal review process.
Presentation titles should be concise and descriptive of the content of the session. They need not reflect the title of the conference. Proposals and abstracts will be reviewed by fellow Athena Network members with expertise in the track areas you choose and by members of the 2019 conference committee, using these criteria:
- Clearly stated purpose and objectives
- Reflective of good writing practices
- Timeliness of the subject matter
- Topic’s contribution to the immigrant mental health field
- Creativity in an approach to a situation or in ways to manage it
- Adaptability of ideas to a variety of institutional settings
- When applicable: Presentation grounded in research
- Due to budgetary considerations, it is not possible to offer an honorarium to presenters. This includes articles, panels and students.
- All presenters are expected to submit electronic versions of handouts or other materials used in their sessions to the Athena Network, prior to the conference. The material will be published to a web page and accessible to conference attendees.
- All presenters and co-presenters must register for the conference.
- Scheduling simultaneous panel discussions is a complex process. If accepted, your sessions may be scheduled in any time slot. All sessions are October 11.
Thank you very much for your consideration!