Friday, 1 December 2017








Welcome and Opening


8.35am to 8.40am     

Recital from the Holy Quran

Mr. Yassin Eltorki

8.40am to 8.50am

Conference Chairperson Speech

Dr. Suhaila Ghuloum
Sr. Consultant Psychiatrist
Conference Chair

8.50am to 9am    

TBC – MOPH representative


9am to 9.30am    

Introduction by Prof. Peter Woodruff, Medical Director of Mental Health Services


“Challenges to Mental Health Care in the 21st Century”

Prof. Norman Sartorius
President of the Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Program

9.30pm to 9.40pm    



9.40pm to 11pm

Panel 1 (Chair: Drs. Nurrunnazha Binti Hussein and Humayun Malik)


9.40am to 10.10am  

Physician Mental Health and Well Being

Prof. Michelle Riba
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School and Associate Director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center

10.10am to 10.40am

Human Rights for Women Psychiatric patients

Prof. Donna Stewart
University Professor at University of Toronto and Inaugural Chair of Women’s Health

10.40am to 11am 

Q & A


11am to 1pm

Poster Session (poster display tour and discussion with authors)

Lunch and Prayer Break


1pm to 2.45pm    

Panel 2 (Chair: Drs. Mohammed Siddiq and Abdulla Khairi)


1pm to 1.30pm   

Overview of Global Progress in the Fight Against Stigma  

Professor Sir Graham Thornicroft
Consultant Psychiatrist
South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

1.30pm to 2pm    

Epidemiology of Mood Disorders, International Perspective

Prof. Scott Patten
Professor at the Cumming School of Medicine in Calgary

2pm to 2.30pm

2.30 pm to 2.45pm 

Early findings from the SABRE: Seclusion and Barriers to the Elimination of Restraint project: national survey of over 500 nurses


Prof. Eimear Muir Cochrane
Chair of Nursing (Mental Health)
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia

2.45pm to 3pm    



3pm to 5pm      

Panel 3 (Chair: Drs. Nael Kilzieh and Ameera Alkharaz)


3pm to 3.15pm    

CERAD neuropsychological battery - Arabic version:

Normative data and effects of demographic variables on cognitive performance in Omanis aged 50 years and above

Dr. Ammar Alobaidy
Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman

3.15pm to 3.30pm   

Assertive Community Treatment:

A promising mental healthcare model in Qatar

Dr. Ahmad Radwan
Medical Resident, HMC

3.30pm to 3.45pm    

Sleeping patterns in patients with chronic mental disorders maintained on antipsychotics

Dr. Hassen Al-Amin
Weil Cornell Medicine-Qatar 

3.45pm to 4pm    

Maternal depression screening project in Al Wakra Hospital

Dr. Dalia Albahari
Specialist,  Psychiatry, Al Wakra Hospital, HMC

4pm to 4.15pm    

Analyzing the Muslim Mental Health Research Literature Using Network Analysis

Capacity building through collaboration to support the Qatar Mental Health Strategy

Dr. Khalid Elzamzamy
Medical Resident, HMC

4.15pm to 4.45pm    

Capacity building through collaboration to support the Qatar Mental Health Strategy

Mrs. Tracey Power
Managing Director,
Maudsley International, UK

4.45pm to 5pm