Alliance Annual Meeting

The international funders held their 2016 Annual Meeting on October 24th & 25th at the National Institute of Health (ISS) in Rome, Italy. Among the guests was the editor-in-chief of Nature, Sir Philip Campbell, the Italian Minister of Health, Ms. Beatrice Lorenzin, and the former National Clinical Director for Mental Health at the NHS England, Dr. Geraldine Strathdee.


With the objective of increasing the effectiveness of mental health research funding, the group debated the key steps leading from research to patient-centred clinical practice. Dr. Jonathan Grant, Director of the Policy Institute at King's College, for example, discussed the returns from research, particularly considering the time lag and slow adoption of proven interventions. Another point of view was added by Dr. Todd Sherer, CEO of the Michael J. Fox Foundation, who illustrated how not-for-profit organizations can help to organize a specific research sector and promote collaboration and innovation. 

International Conferences

IEPA Early Intervention in Mental Health, October 7 - 10, 2018, Boston, USA. 

The 23rd International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions World Congress (IACAPAP), July 23-27, 2018, Prague, Czech Republic. 

2018 International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership Exchange, May 28 - June 1, 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. 

26th European Congress of Psychiatry, March 3 - 6, 2018, Nice, France. 

MQ Mental Health Science Meeting, February 1 - 2, 2018, London, UK.

World Psychiatric Association (WPA) World Congress, October 8-12, 2017, Berlin, Germany. 

2017 International Association for Youth Mental health (IAYMH) - Future-Proofing Youth Mental Health, September 24-26, 2017, Dublin, Ireland

Global Implementation Conference, June 20-21, 2017, Toronto, Canada.

25th European Congress of Psychiatry, April 1-4, 2017, Florence, Italy. 



MQ's Innovation Workshop:  Young People's Mental Health Research.  March 14-16, 2017, London, UK