Nordic Marcé Conference
25th-27th October 2023
Perinatal and infant mental health in the Nordic countries: Challenges and the way forward
In Uppsala together with NFSU
The Nordic Marcé Conference was held in Uppsala, Sweden on 25th – 27th of October 2023.
For the first time the conference was arranged together with NAIMH / NFSU – Nordisk forening for spedbarns utvikling.
The NFSU is a non-profit association for clinicians and researchers in infant and young child mental health — in English, «Infant Mental Health». The association is the Nordic branch of the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH). The WAIMH’s goals are to promote mental health and good development in infants and young children worldwide, to consider cultural, regional, and environmental differences, and to develop and disseminate research-based knowledge about those important developmental periods in life.
The idea for the joint venture between the NFSU and Nordic Marcé started many years ago. In the 2023 conference, the hope was that the participants would experience the contributions of both organizations as supplementing each other towards the goal of recognizing the family-focused perspective in health-care.
Another benefit of the joint venture was that participants did not have to choose between two conferences but could attend to the joint one, gain a broader perspective and learn from experts and researchers in both fields.
After two years of travel restrictions and digital conferences, physical attendance gave the attendees the opportunity to meet, get inspired and discuss with colleagues from the Nordic countries!