Downtown San Francisco

2024 IAFMHS Conference

San Francisco | June 18 - 20

Prevention in Forensic Mental Health

We are excited to announce our 2024 in-person conference will be held at Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SOMA, San Francisco, CA, USA. Registration for the 2024 conference will open soon! The conference will run June 18- 20, 2024, with pre-conference workshops held on June 17, 2024. Conference registration includes catered lunch on June 19 and June 20,  daily coffee breaks, as well as a welcome reception on the first evening. 

2024 Conference Registration Rates

 Student Member Rate $250 CAD
 Member - Early Bird Rate (valid until April 15, 2024) $700 CAD 
 Member - Standard Rate  $800 CAD
 Non-Member - Early Bird Rate (valid until April 15, 2024) $825 CAD
 Non-Member - Standard Rate $925 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 to find out more.

Register for the 2024 IAFMHS Conference HERE.

Conference Hotel - Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SOMA

The 2024 IAFMHS conference will be hosted at Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SOMA (Address: 50 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States). A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at a discounted group rate. We strongly encourage conference attendees to book their accommodations at the conference hotel to ensure we can meet our room block obligations to the hotel.  For more details, please review this page here and book using the link

Conference Banquet Dinner       

Conference attendees and their guests are invited to join us for a fun evening and delicious food at our annual banquet dinner at one of San Francisco's most iconic Chinese restaurant, R&G LoungeThis year's dinner will be hosted on Wednesday, June 19. The cost per person is $150 CAD. Seating is limited, so make sure to purchase your tickets early when registering for the conference on our website, by emailing, or in person at the conference (pending availability)!  

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 19. Registration cost is $35 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.

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 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 June 19. Students members are guaranteed drink tickets, although all students are welcome to attend.


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 2024 conference? Contact us at

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation up to May 15, 2024 – full refund

Cancellation between May 15 and June 10, 2024 - 50% refund*

Cancellation from June 10, 2024 onwards – no refund*

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




    • 17 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • San Francisco, CA, USA

    We are pleased to offer a number of excellent pre-conference workshops at the 2024 IAFMHS conference on Monday, 17 June 2024. Workshops are offered either as half-day or full-day. The workshops are open to all, regardless if you are attending the conference. The workshops will be hosted at Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SOMA, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    IAFMHS reserves the right to cancel the workshop if minimum enrollment is not reached. Participants will receive full refund in the event of workshop cancellation. 

    • 18 Jun 2024
    • 20 Jun 2024
    • San Francisco, CA, USA

    Please join us in San Francisco, CA, USA for our 2024 Annual IAFMHS Conference - Prevention in Forensic Mental Health

    The conference will take place on June 18-20 at Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SOMA.

    • 18 Jun 2024
    • 20 Jun 2024
    • Virtual

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