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Canadian Mental Health Association, 2014 Conference – Strengthening Our Collective Voice. October 22-24, 2014

October 22-24, 2014
Venue: Westin Calgary
320 4th Ave SW
Calgary, AB
Organizer: Canadian Mental Health Association, Calgary

CMHA 2014 Conference in Calgary
Youth – Adult – Seniors

The CMHA Calgary Conference Committee invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 2014 Conference planned for October 22-24th, 2014 at the Westin Calgary, 320 4th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta.

The CMHA 2014 Conference will focus on one of CMHA’s nation-wide collective goals: strengthening our collective voice.

The CMHA Calgary Conference Committee is seeking abstracts from service providers, programs, agencies, people in recovery, family members, peers with lived experience, researchers and community members across Canada. Submissions from a variety of perspectives are encouraged as the conference organizers are committed to ensuring the program reflects a range of themes and perspectives.

Conference Streams

  • Strengthening organizational leadership/governance
  • Using evidence and best practice to inform programs and services
  • Improving mental health literacy
  • Eliminating discrimination and stigma
  • Influencing public policy and system planning
  • Strengthening natural supports: the important role of peers and families in recovery
  • Enhancing organizational awareness and value

Presentation Format & Timelines
CMHA Calgary is planning for 60 and 90 Minute Concurrent Presentations & Poster Presentations.

Call for Abstracts Opens: April 22nd, 2014
Abstract Submission DEADLINE: May 30th, 2014
Results Notification: June 9th, 2014
CMHA Conference Website:

Submission and Evaluation Criteria

  1. Relevance to the conference theme
  2. Clarity and coherence of submission
  3. Relevance and utility to participants
  4. Evidence that submission will encourage interaction among participants
  5. Key points of presentation and evidence of “Participant Take Away”
  6. Consistency with the values and mission of CMHA

Presenter Acceptance Details

  • Presenter must register and pay for the full conference. Honoraria and travel reimbursement are not available.
  • An electronic version of the presentation must be submitted to the event manager
    prior to the conference.
  • Presenters are responsible for providing written material to concurrent session
    participants (a small handout is recommended).
  • Presenters will be provided with a designated time to present by the conference committee.

Application Details
An online and word application are available on the CMHA Conference Website at:
For questions regarding the abstract application process, please contact our Event Manager.
Sherry Sim, Event Manager | Innovative Business Solutions
Telephone: 1-866-655-8548
Fax: 705-456-9786
CMHA Conference Website:

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