2022 IAFMHS Conference

Berlin | June 14 - 16

Innovations and Resilience through Adversity: Advances in Forensic Mental Health Assessment & Treatment

Registration for the 2022 conference is now open! The conference will run June 14 - 16, 2022, with pre-conference workshops held on June 13, 2022. The registration rates are as below. Conference registration includes daily catered lunch, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, as well as a welcome reception on the first evening. 

2022 Conference Registration Rates

 Student Member Rate $200 CAD
 Member - Early Bird Rate (valid until April 15, 2022) $625 CAD 
 Member - Standard Rate  $725 CAD
 Non-Member - Early Bird Rate (valid until April 15, 2022) $750 CAD
 Non-Member - Standard Rate $850 CAD 

**To access our member rates, register for IAFMHS membership HERE

**Members from less developing countries who face financial barriers attending the conference may be eligible for reduced fees. Email iafmhs@sfu.ca to find out more.

Register for the 2022 IAFMHS Conference HERE.

Conference Hotel - H4 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz

The 2022 IAFMHS conference will be hosted at H4 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz.  Alternative accommodations are also available at H2 Hotel Berlin-Alexanderplatz, which is adjacent and connected to the H4 Hotel.  A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at a discounted group rate, so be sure to book your room early to ensure you don't miss out! The discounted rates are valid only for June 13-17. To access the conference discount rates, please ensure you book using the links found on this page.

Conference Banquet Dinner       

Conference attendees and their guests are invited to join us for a fun evening of dining and dancing at our annual banquet dinner. This year's dinner will be hosted on Wednesday, June 15. The cost per person is $150 CAD and tickets can be purchased when registering for the conference on our website, by emailing iafmhs@sfu.ca, or in person at the conference! 

This year’s banquet dinner will be hosted at Zollpackhof Restaurant & Biergarten (Elisabeth-Abegg-Str. 1, 10557 Berlin). 

Organizational Coin & Pin 

The IAFMHS student board is hoping to sell the coins and pins as fundraisers, in order to support student led initiatives, grants, and scholarships. See them here and order yours today!

The International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services is now represented through the creation of an IAFMHS organizational coin and pin. The pin and coin is designed with the current IAFMHS logo in mind. Additionally, the general coin is representative of the intersection between mental health and the justice system through the incorporation of the green ribbon and the scales of justice signify the fairness in the judicial system. Lastly, the phrase “Bridging Mental Health and Justice” relate to the core values of IAFMHS. Wear the pin during all events in which you can represent your involvement and support for the IAFMHS. Additionally, the IAFMHS wants to memorialize each Annual Conference through the creation of a conference specific coin. This year’s coin is representative of Berlin’s skyline and the colors of Germany. 

We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you all at the Conference in Germany! Orders will be ready for pick-up at the conference registration desk. Place your order and show your support for our students here today!

5km Fun Run

The IAFMHS Student Section is pleased to organize another annual 5km Fun Run, which will take place the morning of Wednesday, June 15. Registration cost is $30 CAD per person and includes a t-shirt. For ordering purposes, sizes can only be guaranteed for registrations completed up to May 15. Fun Run proceeds go to student awards and initiatives. Registration can be completed when registering for the conference on our website.

The Fun Run will start at the lobby of the H4 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz at 7.00am on June 15 and will follow the route below: 

Seeking Donations - Derek Eaves Student Research Grant

We are seeking donations to support The Derek Eaves Student Research Grant. This Grant was set up in 2017 to honour Dr. Derek Eaves’ bursary and academic contributions to the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services. Grants are awarded twice per academic year to deserving students to aid them in their research. You can choose to include a small donation with your registration. Please contact iafmhs@sfu.ca for further information or if you wish to donate other amounts. 

Student Social

The IAFMHS Student Section hosts a free student social, with appies and drinks, on the same night as the conference banquet. Students members are guaranteed drink tickets, although all students are welcome to attend. The student board will send out emails with the specifics at a later date. Event information will also be found online in the conference program booklet.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation up to May 15, 2022 – full refund

Cancellation between June 6, 2022 - 50% refund*

Cancellation from June 7, 2022 onwards – no refund*


In the event delegate has to cancel due to sickness (COVID or otherwise) or is prohibited from travelling (e.g., state-imposed travel restrictions, denied a visa), IAFMHS will provide a full refund of the conference registration upon proof of illness or travel disruptions.  IAFMHS expressly excludes any liability for any direct or indirect losses or damages howsoever arising as a result of such cancellation and will not, for example, be responsible for any travel or accommodation costs incurred.

IAFMHS reserves the right to make changes to the programme and if necessary cancel the conference or any associated event at its sole discretion. In the unlikely event of such a cancellation, IAFMHS will refund the full value of the conference registration sold upon proof of purchase. IAFMHS expressly excludes any liability for any direct or indirect losses or damages howsoever arising as a result of such cancellation and will not, for example, be responsible for any travel or accommodation costs incurred. In the event of cancellation, the IAFMHS will use reasonable endeavours to publicize the cancellation and details will be posted on the website associated with the conference or event. Attendees are responsible for checking this information prior to the event. Wherever possible, IAFMHS will endeavour to contact delegates by email in the event of cancellation.

To cancel your conference registration and process your refund, please contact iafmhs@sfu.ca


Online registration for the conference can be completed below. Please note that we only accept online payment via credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express) for registration fees; we do not accept offline payments via invoice.

Have questions about the 2022 conference? Contact us at conference@iafmhs.org

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