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2022 Women's Mental Health Conference Accepting Submissions For Session Proposals

February 22, 2022
by Jordan Sisson

The Women’s Mental Health Conference is currently accepting submissions for session proposals for its upcoming 2022 conference.

The two-day conference, to be held virtually, will be held on May 6-7, 2022.

WMHC is the first academic and trainee-led Women’s Mental Health conference. It was founded in 2018 by former Yale Psychiatry residents Sofia Noori, MD and Stefanie Gillson, MD. The current committee is comprised of residents, students, and advocates from across the world, and is led by four co-chairs including Erin Davidowicz, MD, second-year resident, and Heva Saadatmand, MD, MPH, fourth-year resident. The conference advisors are faculty members of the Department of Psychiatry at Yale.

This year’s conference will continue to focus on contemporary issues in the field of Women’s Mental Health, including reproductive concerns, BIPOC mental health, climate change and family planning, LGBTQ+ mental health, critiques of wellness culture, substance use in women, and new treatments in reproductive health and psychiatry. The 2022 keynote speaker will be announced soon.

The 2021 conference hosted Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo Movement, as its keynote speaker and attracted upwards of 800 attendees. V (formerly Eve Ensler), author of the award-winning The Vagina Monologues, was the keynote speaker at the first conference in 2019.

The conference is open to the public, is virtual, and is free to attend, as this ensures the conference is accessible for all.

The conference is currently accepting proposals for 20-minute presentations and sessions on topics related to Women’s Mental Health. Because the committee feels that those working to elevate Women’s Mental Health as a field are often uncompensated, all speakers accepted to the conference for the presentations and sessions will receive a financial honorarium of $100. Session proposals may be submitted on the conference website by March 15, 2022 through an online form.

To learn more about the Women’s Mental Health Conference, visit www.wmhconference.org.

Submitted by Jordan Sisson on February 22, 2022