18th ICHC Call for Presentations

18TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HOARDING AND CLUTTERING
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOXES: INNOVATION IN ACTION
March 22, 2018 – March 23, 2018 | UC Berkeley

THE FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS

December 17th, 2017

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

The 18th Annual International Conference on Compulsive Hoarding and Cluttering will highlight proposals that best fit the conference theme “THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOXES: INNOVATION IN ACTION”. This year’s conference will bring together peers, mental health experts, policy leaders, providers, researchers, and community advocates in a collaborative and actionable learning environment to advance innovation and highlight the work and values of diverse leaders across sectors.

Guidelines for Presentations

We are inviting engaging presentations on paradigm-shifting solutions for addressing hoarding and cluttering at individual, community, and system levels. Presentations should bring diverse perspectives in peer support, latest research, clinical strategies, and new solution-based ideas for systems of care. We highly encourage presentations that address and incorporate the needs of diverse communities and engage new and non-traditional stakeholders via culturally responsive, person-first, evidence-based solutions.

CONTENT TOPICS

Quality of Life

We are seeking presentations that discuss innovative solutions for improving quality of life for individuals with hoarding and cluttering challenges, including housing, eviction prevention, increased access to services, appropriate treatment, mental wellness, and community support. These solutions can be individual/family-facing, provider-facing, or system-facing.

Translational Research Innovations

We are seeking proposals that focus on current research, theory, and practice as related to hoarding and cluttering and related conditions. We also highly encourage peer-based and community-based research that is innovative and paradigm-shifting in its approach.

Paradigm Shift in Clinical Care

We are accepting proposals in the areas of mental health recovery-oriented practices, including innovative clinical modalities. We highly encourage presentations emphasizing peer support, recovery, and work on engaging and supporting individuals with hoarding and cluttering challenges in minority and underrepresented communities, including but not limited to LGBTQ, cultural communities, seniors, etc.

The Conference Advisory Committee is seeking proposals for:

  • 90-minute┬ábreakout presentations
  • 60-minute breakout presentations
  • Panel discussion for breakout symposium
  • Brief (20 min.) informational performance / talk

BREAK OUT OF THE BOXES FORUM SESSION DETAIL

In this innovative format, top leaders engage the audience through presentations utilizing the latest developments in conducting smarter, result-driven events for charting new directions in the work related to hoarding disorder.

The session will launch with a one-hour presentation outlining innovative solutions and challenges in particular areas of quality of life, systems of care, transitional research innovations, clinical care, and services across gender, race and age. For the following hour and in additional sessions on Friday, participants and symposium presenters will identify problems, opportunities, ideal scenarios and action steps that cal solve main challenges through facilitated discussion.

VISION AND ACTION HOUR DETAIL

On Friday, all conference attendees and presenters will come together to chart a roadmap of exciting new directions that will change the future of mental health and the understanding of hoarding culture.

SOCIAL IMPACT – Short informational performance talks that include inspirational personal stories, innovative strategies that worked, skill-building sessions, etc.

Avaliable spaces are limited and will be subject to review for content and relevance by the Mental Health Association of San Francisco and its International Advisory Committee.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

THE FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS

December 17th, 2017

Online Form: Complete the application online at mentalhealthsf.formstack.com/forms/18ichcproposal

Email: Complete the application packet and email your completed proposal packet to david@mentalhealthsf.org

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Luba Botcheva at the Mental Health Association of San Francisco at luba@mentalhealthsf.org or by phone at (415) 421-2926

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