The International Mental Health Nursing Conference provides mental health nurses the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience with other attendees in-person. The topics vary each year to align with the Conference theme, with speakers enjoying the opportunity to present on new ways of approaching a matter. Delegates walk away with a fresh perspective on the topic.
Award recipients and an explanation for each category are listed below.
First Time Presenter award
The Best First Time Presenter Award is presented to the individual who has never presented at the College's international conference or any other conference with more than 200 delegates. First time presenters will not have previously presented outside of their organisation/place of work/tertiary institution.
The General Award is presented for the best paper presented reporting on management/administration/policy issues, project work, Masters, PhD or other research that does not meet the criteria for the Research Award and the Stan Alchin Award.
The Research Award is presented to the best research paper presented.
Stan Alchin Award
The Stan Alchin Award is presented to the best clinical paper presented by a clinician or group of clinicians. To be eligible for the ACMHN Stan Alchin Award it is a requirement that presenters and authors are clinicians.