Oevaru is a mental health research conference that will be the first of its kind in the Maldives, welcoming both speakers locally and abroad to connect and contribute to this forum to bring mental health to the forefront of public discourse and dialogue.

Theme of oevaru 2023

The theme for this year’s Oevaru conference is “Changing Currents: Forming Connections.”

We identified with this theme, as we believe that this conference is an opportunity to connect with one another and strengthen our relationships based on a shared understanding of [...]

Call for abstracts

The Oevaru conference is a mental health conference hosted by the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) of IGMH (Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital), Maldives. This innovative research conference will be the first of its kind in Maldives, welcoming both local [...]

In My Mind - A Photographic Expression of our Beautiful Mind

This year in celebration of our first ever Mental Health Conference #Oevaru2023, we want to continue artistic expression of mental health and wellbeing, ‘In My Mind’ Photographic Expression. We are announcing this photo submission from September 7th to 7th October 2023.


When/where is Oevaru 2023 Mental Health Conference?
Oevaru 2023 Mental Health Conference will be held on 15-16th October 2023 at the in Maldives. The venue will be finalised soon and will be updated on the Conference website.

Who is the audience?
We [...]


Registrations for Oevaru 2023 are now open! We hope to see you in October. Register

Key dates

March 2023 - Call for abstract and poster submissions opens.

8th August  2023 - Abstract Writing Workshop

17th  August 2023 - Deadline for submission of abstracts and posters (the date has been extended to 17th August 2023)

August 2023 - Review of submitted [...]