We invite you to submit an abstract to make a 10-minute oral presentation or poster presentation organised by the following sub-themes:​

  • Mental health services in the healthcare settings and general workplace settings 

workplace wellness programs  

resilience building programs 

the role of organizational culture in mental health ​

  • Mental health services in the community 

Caregiver interventions  

Lay worker programmes  

Community-based organizations  

Family-based interventions ​

  • School mental health services  

Teacher-driven approaches 

Peer-driven approaches 

Professional services ​​

  • Vulnerable and at-risk populations ​

people with developmental disabilities 

out of school adolescents 

elderly  ​

young mothers ​

  • ​Policy and practice implications 

Technology and innovation in mental health 


Leadership and governance  

Financing mental health services  

Structure of the Abstracts

All Abstracts should be a maximum of 350 words with the format highlighted below:

  • Title
  • Authors 
  • Institutional affiliations for all authors and coauthors 
  • Background 
  • Methods/response/intervention 
  • Results and lessons learnt 
  • Conclusion 


​A limited number of the participants will be sponsored by the Aga Khan University.

Non-sponsored participants are expected to register (Insert registration page link) for the conference and make their own arrangements to participate in the conference including visa and valid travel document, travel, accommodation, and other incidentals.

Submission Deadline:​

​Kindly send your abstracts to the email ihd@aku.edu on or before May 31, 2024.

Important Dates​​​

  • Conference dates: August 22-23, 2024
  • Abstract s​​ubmission deadline: May 31, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: June 24, 2024
  • Deadline for submission of presentations: July 29, 2024
  • Deadline for Registration of participants: 
Early Bird Registration - June 7, 2024
Regular Registration - August 16, 2024