6th World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness
Riddel Hall, Queen's University Belfast

16-19 September 2014
Pathways to Rights

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WCMHD 2014 Full Programme
The venue: Riddel Hall, Queen's University Belfast
The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, welcomes you to Belfast
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Queen´s University Belfast
Belfast City Hall
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This is to announce that the 6th World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness will be held in Belfast 16th – 19th September 2014. It is being organised by the European Society for Mental Health and Deafness and co-hosted by Queen´s University Belfast. The congress features a specific theme, which is the relationship between human rights and mental health of deaf people.

We invite delegates from all countries who have an interest in the subject and the theme. We believe that the stronger the representation, the more likely it will be that the conference will be able to influence policy-makers and help to improve lives. Application details will be available at this website shortly.

All delegates are invited to submit proposed presentations. The time allocated to a submitted talk is 25min, which would usually include 5min for questions. We will provide interpreters for Irish Sign Language and International Sign Language, as well as Speech to Text Report. The official spoken and written language of the Congress will be English.

Delegates who are interested in presenting should submit a title and an abstract of not more than 300 words through the Registration Form. They will be reviewed by the scientific committee, and the papers most highly rated by the committee will be chosen for presentation at the conference.

Title and abstract for POSTER PRESENTATION ONLY should be submitted by JULY 15th using the Registration Form. Proposals will not be considered unless at least one presenter has registered for the conference by the review date. Notice of acceptance will be one month after the closing date.

Submit an abstract and register for the Congress

Abstract and registration guidelines can be found in the registration and abstract submission guidelines
Direct access to the abstract + registration form for participants is here: abstract + registration form

Exhibitor / Sponsor registration

If your organisation is interested in supporting WCMHD2014, then please register using the dedicated exhibitors registration form.

Abstract and registration guidelines can be found in the registration and abstract submission guidelines
Direct access to the registration form for exhibitors / sponsors is here: exhibitor registration form

Upload your Presentation PowerPoint / PDF

It is now possible for registered users to upload the PowerPoint / PDF of your presentation at WCMHD through the website. Files with a maximum size of 8Mb can be submitted here.


Organising Committee

Brian Symington, MBE. President.

Dr. Ines Sleeboom-van Raaij.  Co-President/ESMHD President.

Dr. Margaret du Feu,  OBE. Chair of Scientific Committee.

Renata Sarmento. Manager.

Scientific Committee

Dr. Margaret du Feu, Ireland, Chair
Dr. Ines Sleeboom-van Raaij, The Netherlands
Dr. María Gascón-Ramos, UK
Dr. Tiejo van Gent, The Netherlands
Dr. Johannes Fellinger, Austria
Dr. Otilia Rodrigues, Australia
Ana García García, Spain
Dr. Cathy Chovaz, Canadá
Dr. Benito Estrada, México
Dr. Lauri Rush, USA
Dr. Robert Pollard, USA
Professor Marleen Jansen, The Netherlands
Dr. Maria Cecilia Moura, Brazil
Dr. Katherine Rogers, UK
Dr. Joanna Kobosko, Poland

Contact Us

Please contact the organisers of WCMHD 2014 at:


or use the contact form on this website