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Local Congress Secretariat
Argentinian Association for Mental Health (AASM)
Guardia Vieja 3732, 1ºA
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel./ Fax: +54 11 2000-6824 | 4978-7601
1 PM - 5 PM

  Frequently asked questions
  1. Who organizes the congress?
    The Argentinian Association for Mental Health (AASM) is in charge of organizing the congress. The Argentinian Association for Mental Health is an official voting member of the WFMH (World Federation For Mental Health), an international membership organization founded in 1948 and acknowledged by WHO, UNESCO, the UN Refugee Commission, the UN Human Rights Commission, the International Labour Organization, among others.
  2. When will the congress be held?
    The congress will run the 30, 31 August and 1st September, 2017 at the Hotel Panamericano, located in Buenos Aires City, Carlos Pellegrini 551, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  3. Are there any important dates to remember?
    The other important dates you should be aware of can be found here.
  4. What is the congress like?
    It is estimated that participating professionals, consumers and family members from different countries, as well as representatives from universities, public and private hospitals, NGOs, public institutions, state mental health agencies, etc.. Around 3800 involved mental health professionals and related areas. The event will take place from 8 to 21 hours using about 12 rooms simultaneously. The 4th Regional Congress of Mental Health will take place this year. In this case, enrolment is optional.
  5. Who can take part in the congress?
    Congress can participate all those interested in mental health issues and topics related. You can also register students, consumers and family members.
  6. Do I have to submit a abstract to register in the congress?
    There is no need to submit a abstract to be entitled to registration. If you do not wish to present a abstract, you can attend all the scientific activities that will be carried out during the congress.
  7. How can I register?
    You can register online by filling out the registration form at: http://www.congreso2017.aasm.org.ar/en/congreso/inscripcion-y-costo
  8. How much is the registration fee?
    You can check the costs here.
  9. How can I pay the registration fees?
    Payment terms depend on whether you live in Argentina or abroad.
    Please note that there will be a 10% fee increase during the congress.
    If you live in Argentina, you can pay from our website via Dinero Mail (Pago fácil, Rapipago, credit card and the like.) You can also opt for bank deposit, bank transfer, debit card or credit card, either at our office or by phone.
    For further information, please click here.
    If you live abroad, there are two different options: Credit card by phone.
    For further information, please click here.
  10. Can I register and attend only some scientific activities?
    Yes, but the registration fee is the same to those who attend the whole event.
  11. Do I have to pay the registration fee if I submit a abstract?
    Yes. If you submit a abstract, you need to register and pay the corresponding fee.
  12. Do I have to pay the registration fee if I do not submit a abstract?
    Yes. Anybody willing to attend the congress has to pay the registration fee.
  13. If a abstract has more than one author and co-author, do they all have to pay the registration fee?
    Yes. All authors and co-authors are expected to pay the fee. Certificates will be issued to each one of them.
  14. Does the AASM grant scholarships?
    No. The AASM does not plan to grant scholarships. The AASM is a non-profit organization which does not receive either subsidies nor financial aid of any kind. Therefore all the income collected through the congress is allocated to cover the expenses incurred for its organization: hotel fees, technical equipments, human resources, advertising, print-outs and the like. However, there are some institutions who purchase some registrations which are later distributed among its members.
  15. Can institutions who wish to purchase several registrations for their members get any special discount?
    Yes. The organizing committee is planning to grant special discounts to those institutions who would like to purchase more than 20 registrations. Do not hesitate to request further information.
  16. Are there special discounts for public hospital students and professionals?
    Yes, there are special discounts for students from Argentina and abroad. With the aim to open the congress to as many professionals as possible, our fees are meant to be affordable, especially if compared to other congresses of its kind.For those living in Argentina, there are special fees for public hospital attending physicians, professionals from public institutions, university professors and others.
  17. Are there special group fares?
    Yes. Please request further information at congreso@aasm.org.ar
    Please note that discounts depend on the number of group members.
  18. If I wish to submit a abstract, does it have to be related to the topics or the title of the congress?
    No, your abstract does not need to be related to the topics of the congress. You can submit your abstract under the topic you wish.
  19. How can I present my abstract?
    There are different ways of presentation: round tables, free communication sessions, workshops, book presentation, posters and so on.
    For further information, please click here.
  20. How can I submit a abstract?
    You are to fill in a abstract presentation online form with your personal information, a summary of your abstract, and the way you are planning to present it: free communication session, round table, etc. Once you have filled in the form, you will be notified whether your abstract has been accepted for the congress.
  21. How will I be notified whether my abstract has been accepted?
    You will be notified via e-mail. Should you not receive information about it within the first ten days, please write to congreso@aasm.org.ar
  22. How much time is allotted for each abstract presentation?
    The time allotted depends on the way the abstract is presented. Please find more information here.
  23. What should I do if my abstract has been accepted but I cannot attend the congress?
    If you are unable to attend the congress for some reason, the organizing committee should be duly notified. If you wish to have your abstract read, you can appoint a colleague yourself or the organizing committee to do so. By so doing, you will receive your presentation certificate and a certificate of attendance.
    If you do not wish to have your abstract read, please notify the organizing committee as soon as possible so that your abstract is not included in the definitive congress programme.
  24. How many certificates will I get if I submit more than one abstract?
    A diploma will be issued for each abstract presentation.
  25. How many abstracts can I submit?
    As a rule, only one abstract per participant is accepted.
  26. Can I submit a abstract as the author and another abstract as co-author in collaboration with a group?
    Yes. More than one abstract is accepted as long as it is in collaboration with other authors.
  27. Will a book with the congress abstracts be edited?
    Yes. If you have submitted a abstract and wish to have it included in one of the chapters of the book " NUEVAS FAMILIAS, NUEVAS INFANCIAS. LA CLINICA HOY ", you are to send your full abstract before May 21st 2014 in no more than 20,000 characters in 6 pages of a Word document with double spacing. Your work will be reviewed only if it has already been accepted for the congress. (See shortlisted abstracts as from July 12th 2017). 
    Is being processed the ISBN for which will be announced in due course.
    As a right assessment will be charged a fee of $ 150/180 .- per author or (USD 15/20 .- for registered overseas). . Where the article is accepted for inclusion in the book, the money will be returned at the conference by presenting the receipt.
    Important: Do not submit your article for the book if it was not accepted to be read.
  28. How can I submit a abstract to be included in the book of the congress?
    You are to submit a summary to be reviewed for the congress. With its due approval, your full abstract is to be sent for review before it is included in a chapter of the book. Attached to your abstract, a form for abstract for the book needs to be filled in.
    A list of shortlisted abstracts will be made available online as from July 12th 2017.
  29. Will submitted abstracts receive an award?
    Yes. There will be two kinds of awards.
    Free communication sessions and posters: Special mention awards will be granted to the best abstracts, posters, round tables and workshops during the closing ceremony.
  30. When can I register, receive my name badge and the delegate bag?
    Registration will start at 7.30 am on the day of the starg of the congress and will continue throughout the congress. To get your name badge, the delegate bag and the rest of the material, you are to submit proof of payment. If you have not paid the congress fees, you can do so on site. You are advised to print the registration form available online to avoid further delays. Please note that long queues are expected due to the large number of attendees.
  31. When will I get my certificate of attendance and abstract presentation?
    The delivery of certificates of registration will begin the last day of the congress after noon. If you can not wait to withdraw their certificates note that you will be charged shipping according to their place of residence.
  32. How can I get more information about Argentina and Buenos Aires?
    You will find information about the weather, distances, banks and the like in our website.
  33. How can I book my hotel room?
    The organizing committee offers a fine selection of hotels with excellent room rates to congress delegates. Our selection ranges from budget to luxury accommodation. All accommodation is within walking or commuting distance.
    For further information, click here.
    For special discounts and reservations, please write to congreso@aasm.org.ar
  34. Are there special flight rates?
    Yes. As a congress attendee, you can get special discounts to plane tickets. Our official carrier is Aerolíneas Argentinas, which is offering special rates for both Argentinians and foreigners. There are also special fares for accompanying persons.
    Please note that there is a phone number for each country.
  35. Can institutions, bookstores and companies be congress exhibitors?
    Yes. Bookstores and companies willing to showcase their products during the congress can get an exhibit stand. For further information please write to congreso@aasm.org.ar
  36. How else can I ensure my company presence in the congress?
    There are various options to ensure your company presence: a) Sponsoring the information desk, b) Sponsoring the message desk, c) Including leaflets in the delegate bag, d) Advertising in the poster panels, e) Logo and institutional information on screen during breaks, f) Advertising in congress programmes, g) Institutional banners, among others.
    For further information please write to congreso@aasm.org.ar
  37. I haven't found my query in this list of FAQs.
    If you haven't found the information you needed, do not hesitate to contact us at congreso@aasm.org.ar