Marce Conference 2024

Bridging Familial, Cultural and Geographic Contexts

04-07 September 2024

On behalf of the Board of the International Marcé Perinatal Mental Health Society, it is with great pleasure that I invite you to join us at our next Biennial Conference September 4-7th in Barcelona Spain. As the President of the Society, I am more than excited to host this conference in beautiful Barcelona and I invite all persons interested in improving perinatal mental health outcomes to join us. 

The mission of the International Society is to “sustain an international perinatal mental health community to promote research and high-quality clinical care around the world.” We promote and disseminate research aimed at improving out comes for women, men, infants and family members during the critical perinatal time-period. When we gather for the conference, we will be brought together by a shared commitment to advancing the understanding, treatment, and support for perinatal mental health worldwide. 

Our theme, “Advancing Perinatal Mental Health: Bridging Familial, Cultural and Geographic Contexts (It’s a small world!),” exemplifies our goals for our upcoming conference to be inclusive and diverse-both in terms of defining who the perinatal time-period applies to and our definition of “family.” Further, we are striving to bring together diverse viewpoints from both cultural and geographical perspectives with an emphasis on international themes. We hope our conference will provide an exciting and supportive forum to discuss perinatal mental health from an international perspective and contribute to our collective efforts to elevate perinatal mental health care worldwide.

Please join us! See you in Barcelona…

Donating to the International Marcé Society Bursary Program will give early career and other professionals in the field of perinatal mental health from low and middle income countries the ability to attend and present at future International Marcé conferences.

 Donate to the Bursary Program


  Early Bird
(till June 7th 2024)
(from June 7th 2024)
  Member of International MARCE      600,00 €      675,00 €
  Member of the Spanish Regional Group MARES      495,00 €      575,00 €
  Member of MARCE, Low to Middle Income Country      300,00 €      375,00 €
  Non Members      700,00 €      775,00 €
  Non Members, Low to Middle Income Country      350,00 €      425,00 €


Regional Group Symposia Abstracts (Video)
(Will not be scored)

Go live for submissions week of Jan. 8th 2024 
Closes on March. 1st 2024 - 23:59h CET (11:59 PM CET).
Word Count: 300
Sections: Title, Background, Description of the Symposium, Speakers, Language that Symposium will be presented.

Individual Abstracts

Go live for submissions week of Jan. 8th 2024.
Closes on March. 1st 2024 - 23:59h CET (11:59 PM CET).
Word Count: 300
Sections: Title, Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions, Country of Origin, Prefer Poster, Prefer Oral Presentation.

Symposia Abstracts

Go live for submissions week of Jan. 8th 2024.
Closes on March, 1st 2024 - 23:59h CET (11:59 PM CET).
Word Count: 300
Sections: Title, Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions, Speakers with emails and country of origin.
The duration of a symposium is 90 minutes.

Important: A symposium must be composed of 4 papers / 4 authors:
  • The author submitting the abstract for the symposium can also be part of the 4 authors (Chairman/Woman + 4 authors "Supplementary abstracts").
  • If the Chairman/Woman is also an author, this should be indicated twice. First as "Author" of the Symposia, and also as abstract author in the Supplementary abstracts section.
  • Each of the 4 authors registered as part of the Symposium will receive an informative email. (Download here a help guide)
  • The email will inform you about:
    • You have been presented as an author who is part of a Symposium.
    • Title of your paper
    • Link to upload your paper.


How to submit an Abstract:






*(This step is only needed if you want to submit Symposia Abstract)  

Marce Conference 2024: Closing Dinner

Bridging Familial, Cultural and Geographic Contexts

04-07 September 2024

We are pleased to announce the closing dinner of the Marce Conference 2024!

This year, we will conclude our conference with an extraordinary dinner at the prestigious Xalet de Montjuïc restaurant, located in the heart of Montjuïc Park.

Date: September 6, 2024
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Xalet de Montjuïc Restaurant

An Unforgettable Evening

Xalet de Montjuïc offers a unique visual and gastronomic experience. Enjoy a dinner that combines the best of Mediterranean and signature cuisine, all while taking in the most spectacular views of Barcelona. With the city at your feet, each dish will be a feast for your senses.

Why Attend?

  • First-Class Cuisine: Savor the finest Mediterranean dishes prepared with a creative touch.
  • Stunning Views: Admire the beauty of Barcelona from a privileged viewpoint.
  • Unique Setting: Relax and enjoy in an elegant and comfortable space.
  • Networking: A perfect opportunity to connect with colleagues and experts in an informal and welcoming atmosphere.

Don't miss this chance to conclude the Marce Conference 2024 with an evening that promises to be as memorable as it is inspiring.

We look forward to celebrating together the achievements and knowledge shared during the conference!

Reservations and More Information:

You can reserve your spot for the closing dinner during the conference registration process.
If you have already completed your registration, you can add the dinner reservation by modifying your existing registration. Additionally, you have the option to include up to 2 guests at 100 € each.
Please remember to inform us during the reservation process if you have any food allergies or if you require a vegan menu.

See you at Xalet de Montjuïc for an unforgettable night!

Marce Conference 2024 Organizing Committee

  • One-way transfer from La Fira (congress venue).
  • 3-course menu (starter, main course and dessert)
  • Drinks: Red wine, white wine, water and coffee.
  • Return transfer to La Fira.

Dinner Price: 100€

Technical Secretariat: For assistance on general conference issues.
Mr. Juan Fco. Fuentes
Ms. Asun Torres

Scientific Secretariat: For assistance with questions related to abstract submission and the scientific programme.
Ms. Marga Arnau

Registration Helpdesk: For assistance with registration issues.
Ms. Roser Gordó

Sponsorship Secretariat: For assistance on questions related to sponsorship options at the conference, partnerships of commercial houses, stands, etc...
Mr. Fernando Ochoa