Social programme

The congress organizers are already looking forward to bringing Dutch hospitality closer to all delegates through numerous social events.

Find out more below.

Early Career Professionals Programme

The Early Career Professionals Programme (ECPP) is aimed at professionals younger than 40 years of age.*
The ECPP promises to be a vibrant programme aimed at networking with senior colleagues and potential mentors and having voices heard as emerging leaders in women's mental health.

As part of the Early Career Professionals Programme, we are organizing a mentorship coffee event during the conference. Selected Early Career Professionals will be matched with senior mentors.

Each Early Career Professional will be asked to select 1-2 mentors and will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss their areas of interest with the mentor over a cup of coffee.
To be eligible, you should have a presentation at the conference and should be a registered delegate.

It is no longer possible to sign up for this Programme part. The participants to this event have received an e-mail with more information.

*Only for registered delegates


Opening Ceremony + Informal drinks

The Congress will be opened with an opening ceremony on the 6th November 2022 in the MECC, Maastricht, the congress venue. Following the ceremony, a drinks reception will take place allowing all delegates to relax and get to know one another.

Attendance is free of charge for all fully registered congress delegates, accompanying persons, exhibitors and sponsors.

You can have dinner in the city centre in one of the many fantastic restaurants Maastricht has to offer. You can find a list here.
Make sure to book your table in advance as Sunday evening is a popular day for eating out.



A Night at the Museum...

You want to get a bit more cultural. Have a talk outside of the congress venue. This evening is the perfect opportunity to have all that at a very special venue.
In the heart of the city, a stone's throw from the MECC, lies the Bonnefanten Museum.
It is a 15 minute walk from the MECC Maastricht to the museum.

Included in the ticket price is exclusive access to the museum for congress delegates and a walking dinner.
Please be aware there is limited availability.
Be quick to book tickets!*

Monday November 7, 2022 - Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht
19:00                                       Walking Dinner at Ipanema
19:00 - 21:30                          Museum open for IAWMH delegates
21:30 - 22:00                          After dinner drinks

* limited availability


Congress dinner party

On Tuesday 8 November 2022 the Congress Dinner Party will take place the city centre of Maastricht.

It will be a fun and relaxed evening with food, drinks, and (live) music. An enjoyable way to see your colleagues outside the congress venue.
Make sure to book your ticket for the congress dinner party on time. Capacity is limited and entry is first come first served.*

Congres dinner party location:
Brandsøn Maastricht
Het Bat B2
6211 EX Maastricht

The dinner will take place from 20:00 - 00:00hrs.

It is a 30 minute walk from the MECC Maastricht to the location. Please find the directions here.
There is no specific dress code.

* limited availability


Highlight running tour

On Wednesday 9 November 2022 Maastricht Running Tours is organizing a highlight running tour.

The highlight tour of about 1,5 hours (± 6 kms) takes you along the most important and interesting sites in Maastricht. This nice route in one of the oldest and most beautiful cities of The Netherlands leads you along squares and watermills, over city walls, along small picturesque alleys, old town gates and through different parks. Our tour which is nearly free from traffic, is really worthwhile! During several short stops you get explanation about the sights, hear some anecdotes and we’ll give you hints to enjoy the city best after the tour as well.

The run will start at 07:00hrs. Participants gather outside the Main Entrance of MECC Maastricht. To book this tour, there is a special price of EUR 15,- per person in place, please go to the website of Maastricht running tours here.

If you have already registered for the congress, and you still want to book a ticket for one of the social activities, please send an e-mail to