7:00 to 8:10 Registration
Session “1”: Global Perspectives on Mental Health Post Pandemic
Time Title Speaker

8:10 - 8:15

Recitation from the Holy Quran

Mr. Ahmed Abdelhakim
Senior Nurse, HMC

8:15 - 8:20

Opening Note

Dr. Mohamed Ali Siddig
Conference Chairperson & Clinical Director, Community Mental Health Services, HMC

8:20 - 8:25

Welcome Note, Chair of Psychiatry

Dr. Majid Ali Al Abdulla
Chairman of Psychiatry, HMC

8:25 - 8:30

Short Documentary Film

Community Mental Health Care in Qatar

8:30 - 8:50



Mental Health Care in Qatar:

Challenges during COVID - 19 era and going forward


Mr. Iain Tulley
Lead, National Mental Health Strategy &
Chief Executive,
Mental Health Service, HMC

Dr. Samya Al Abdulla
Deputy Lead,
National Mental Health Strategy &
Executive Director of Operations, PHCC

8:50 -  9:30 Keynote:

Impact of COVID - 19 on Mental Health: Global Perspective

Dr. Khalid Saeed
Regional Advisor for Mental Health, EMRO,
9:30 - 10:00 Coffee Break  

Session “2”: Mental Health Telepsychiatry & New Modalities of Care Provision.

Time Title Speaker

10:00 - 10:30

Telepsychiatry: Implications Beyond COVID - 19 Pandemic

Dr. Majid Ali Al Abdulla
Chairman of Psychiatry, HMC


Dr. Ovais Wadoo
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, HMC

10:30 - 10:50

National Helpline for Mental Health in Qatar

Ms. Katja Warwick - Smith
Assistant Executive Director of Nursing, HMC

10:50 - 11:10

Mobile Phone Applications in Mental Health Care Provision

Dr. Mowafa Househ
Associate Professor of Health Informatics,
College of Science and Engineering,
Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar 

11:10 - 11:40


11:40 - 13:00

Lunch & Prayer Break

Session “3”: Community Care: Beyond the Health Sector




13:00 - 13:15 Qatar Foundation initiatives in Mental Health Rehabilitation Dr. Ahmed Nazari
Director of the Language Center,
College of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
13:15 - 13:30 Community Police initiatives in Mental Health Care

Colonel Hussain Aman Al-Ali
Assistant Director,
Community Police,
Ministry of Interior, Qatar

13:30 - 13:45 HMC Volunteering and Mental Health Service Users Ms. Balqis ALkhazraji
Health Profession Awareness Program, HMC
13:45 - 14:00 Qatar Red Crescent initiatives in Mental Health Care

Ms. Mona Al - Sulaiti
Head of Local Development,
Qatar Red Crescent Society, Qatar

14:00 - 14:15


14:15 - 14:30

Closing Remarks