2023 Global Mental Health Research without Borders Conference
2023 Global Mental Health Research without Borders Conference

Through the Lens of Mental Health Equity, a Focus on Social Determinants and Outcomes of Global Mental Health

The National Institute of Mental HealthGrand Challenges Canada, Wellcome, and the International Alliance of Mental Health Research Funders are co-sponsoring the 12th Global Mental Health Research without Borders Conference on October 30 to November 1, 2023 in the Natcher Conference Center at the NIH Main Campus Facilities in Bethesda, MD. This event will bring together researchers, innovators, and other scholars from around the globe to highlight findings from cutting-edge science and explore new opportunities for groundbreaking research.

We believe this opportunity to share, learn, create, and connect will be invaluable to moving our collective global mental health research efforts forward – please join us.

Thanks to the financial support of Grand Challenges Canada and the operational support of the International Alliance of Mental Health Research Funders, the 12th Global Mental Health Conference is using an event platform app called Swapcard. It will collect some information from participants and provide participants with a virtual platform to navigate the conference programs and connect with fellow participants. The app will be paid for by Grand Challenges Canada and operated by the International Alliance of Mental Health Research Funders. Confirmed attendees will receive an email with further information.

Conference Objectives

  1. To provide a premier interdisciplinary space for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, funders, and those with lived experience to meet and share innovative developments in the field of global mental health
  2. To discuss innovations in the study of social determinants and outcomes of global mental health
  3. To share engagement approaches to increase the value, quality, and impact of global mental health research for people with lived experience
  4. To raise awareness and educate key audiences on the importance of global mental health research, which might allow for greater reach, empowerment, accountability, and mobilization toward the sustainable development goals
  5. To support the next generation of global mental health researchers with a particular emphasis on local leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion
  6. To foster networking and sustainable partnerships among participants and conveners

Seven research tracks will include: 

  1. Precision psychiatry/stratification in mental health research 
  2. Climate change and mental health 
  3. Youth mental health and wellbeing 
  4. Data science, data sharing, common data elements 
  5. Decolonization of global mental health 
  6. Suicide prevention 
  7. Innovations in implementation science