Thank you for your interest in the 19th Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference!

For the first time, the Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference is offering a late-breaking call for posters! Due to high demand to enable more presentations to be accepted into the program, a decision was made to offer a late-breaking call for posters. We invite you to submit an abstract and attend the conference to share the work you and your team have been doing in collaborative mental health care. 

Call for Posters Opens: Thursday, April 5, 2018
Call for Posters Closes: Sunday, April 29, 2018, 11:59PM (Eastern)
Notification of Acceptance: May 2, 2018

Please take a moment to carefully read the instructions below and prepare all the required information before beginning the abstract submission process. You cannot save your submission or edit it at a later time. We recommend that you prepare your abstract prior to beginning the submission process (ie in Word), as you cannot save your submission or edit it at a later time.
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The Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference aims to advance collaborative practice in mental health care in primary care and community settings. Our scope includes intra- and interprofessional collaboration, as well as collaboration with clients and caregivers. We value multiple forms of knowledge and ‘evidence’ including scientific knowledge, pragmatic knowledge of front line healthcare providers and administrators, and experiential knowledge of people using mental health services, and throughout the conference we seek to promote dialogue between these different perspectives.

This year’s conference theme is “Collaborating Across Cultures”.  We define culture broadly to include cultures of people, of organizations and even of different disciplines in the health professions. As providers of mental health care and supporters of people living with mental illness we need to collaborate across these various cultures to provide the best care and support possible. We invite you to submit an abstract and attend the conference to share the work you and your team have been doing in collaborative mental health care.

A poster presentation will address programming or research underway related to the conference theme. The presentation follows previous conference formats, which facilitate face‐to‐face contact with attendees to increase the opportunity for academic discussion and professional networking.
Proposals Should Include

  • Title of the presentation
  • Presenter name(s)
  • Degree(s), professional designation(s), organization(s)
  • Three learning objective(s) - view the University of Ottawa Guide to Creating Learning Objectives
  • Two literature references (as applicable)
  • Description of presentation/abstract (max 250 words)
An individual/group may submit more than one proposal. Submissions from consumers and family members are particularly encouraged. Accepted proposals must be presented in the language in which they were submitted (English or French). Presenter AND co-presenters of accepted submission are  responsible and required to register for the conference and pay for their own registration fee and travel expenses. Reduced rates are available for patients, families and students.
Criteria for Acceptance

All proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
  • Advances interprofessional collaboration in mental health in primary care and community settings
  • Clarity and impact of the learning objectives
  • Originality
  • Rigor (grounding in literature, evidence of impact)
  • Consistency with the 2018 theme, Collaborating Across Cultures, and the learning objectives of the conference 

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NOTE: You cannot save your submission for later editing.  
Please ensure you have all required information on hand prior to beginning the process.