The 5th Qatar International Mental Health Conference provides a wonderful platform for peer-to-peer learning and networking. The Planning Committee seeks submissions of interest to participate in this year’s conference and look forward to receiving abstracts of research projects or quality initiatives that you believe would make a suitable contribution to our program.

Your abstracts should address one of the following options:
  • Oral Presentations
  • Workshop Sessions
  • Poster Presentations
Your abstract submission should include the following:

1) Oral Presentations
Oral presentations will be of 15 minutes duration. The abstract should outline the important points of the presentation and highlight the content to be communicated, including the aims, methods, relevance, results and conclusions of the work, research, project or case study. Abstracts should not include tables, figures or references.

2) Intensive Workshop Sessions

Workshop sessions are scheduled to be 3-hours long and will require an interactive format to facilitate active learning, such as discussion, activities, small group role-plays. The workshop focuses on a particular issue or topic relevant to mental health services and maximizes audience participation. At least 25% of the total allotted time must be devoted to questions and answers, or to group interaction – remember this is NOT a lecture. The applicant arranges the chairperson; the maximum number of presenters should not exceed 1 chairperson and 2 co-presenters.

3) Poster Presentations
Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information. Posters may be on any topic relevant to the Conference.

Posters will be displayed in the venue foyer for the duration of the Conference. It is expected that one of the authors should be available during break times to discuss the poster with other attendees. Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance.

Important Dates

  • Monday 5 September 2016: Abstract submission deadline
  • Thursday 29 September 2016: Program Scientific Committee abstract evaluation
  • Wednesday 5 October 2016: Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection
  • Wednesday 12 October 2016: Abstract presenter's conference registration deadline