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Submissions for this year’s Veterans’ Mental Health Conference (VMHC) for oral presentations or for the poster session are now live. We invite submissions from those working in the sector researching the Armed Forces community (including research on serving personnel, veterans and their families). In particular, would welcome submissions from early career researchers (ECRs).

The theme for the 2024 conference is ‘The importance of integrating health and wellbeing research and clinical practice’.  As such, we encourage submissions to be linked to the theme.

Your abstract should be no more than 250 words and must include a funding statement (not included in the word count stating if funding supported this research or not, and if so, who the project was funded by). If you do not have funding, please declare this. Abstracts with no or preliminary findings will be considered if the full and final findings will be available by the time of the conference (14th May 2024). Please make this clear when you submit your abstract.

Selected abstracts will be allocated as either:

  • An oral presentation which will take place on the day. Presentations are to be 15 minutes long, including 5 minutes for questions.
  • A traditional poster to be displayed for the duration of the conference.

Oral Presentation: If your abstract is selected as an oral presentation, you will be given a complimentary ticket to the VMH conference.

Poster Presentation: If your abstract is selected as a poster you will need to purchase a ticket. However, posters will be eligible for to win a prize. There are 3 x £50 vouchers available to win.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased via the King's College London estore. Please note, the FiMT Research Centre are holding their conference the day before, on 13th May 2024 in the same location.

Please submit your abstract to [email protected] by Monday 15th January 2024. In your email, please include the following:

  • Your full name and institutional affiliation.
  • Indicate if you are an Early Career Researcher: whether you are a masters' student, PhD student or recent doctoral graduate (within last 3 years).
  • Your abstract (maximum 250 words) with a clear title and funding statement.
  • Your preference for an oral presentation, poster presentation or either.
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