Saturday, 2 December 2017




8.30am to 10.15am

Panel 4 (Chairs: Drs. Mahmoud Fakhra and Iman Said)


8.30am to 9am

Current Trends in Global Mental Health  

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

9.00am to 9.30am

Medical Psychiatric Comorbidity”

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

9.30am to 10am

Distress and Cancer

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

10am to 10.15am



10.15am to 10.30am



10.30am to 12am

Panel 5 (Chairs: Drs. Hassen Alamin and Ovais Wadoo)


10.30am to 10.45am

Perception of nurse prescribing among nurses and psychiatrists in a developing country: A cross sectional survey

Ms. Deborah Nelson
Executive Director of Nursing, HMC Mental Health Service

10.45am to 11am

Stress and medically unexplained symptoms: Voice of Pakistani patients

Dr. Sehrish Tofique
Karachi, Pakistan

11am to 11.15am

Physical comorbidities and their management in patients with severe mental illness

Mr. Yassin Eltorki
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pharmacy, HMC

11.15am to 11.30am

Psychosocial Intervention for Paternal Depression in Karachi, Pakistan

Mrs. Tayyeba Kiran
Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Director Research and Development,
Pakistan Institute of Living and Learning

11.30am to 11.45am

The Importance of Psychological Care and Support on Workers Welfare: A look at the experience of workers in an Oil and Gas Project in Qatar

Mr. Salvador Castillo
Qatar Shell, Qatar

11.45am to 12pm



12pm to 1.30pm

Poster Session (poster display tour and discussion with authors)

Lunch and Prayer Break


1.30pm to 3.15pm

Panel 6 (Chairs: Dr. Abdulmoneim Abdulhakam and Abdulhamid Afana)


1.30pm to 2pm        

Intimate Partner Violence

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

2pm to 2.30pm

Empathy and perspective taking: relationships between mental health       nurses and consumers

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

2.30pm to 3pm

Like a dome of many-colored glass: Creative writers and mental health

Dr. Rodney Sharkey
Associate Professor, English
Weill-Cornell Medicine - Qatar                                     

3pm to 3.15pm



3.15pm to 3.30pm



3.30pm to 4.45pm

Panel 7 (Chairs: Drs. Mohammad Albanna and Gasmin Hamdi)


3.30pm to 4pm

Psychological Impact of Dementia in Caregivers

Dr. Hamed Al-Sinawi
Faculty Member - Department of Behavioral Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman

4pm to 4.30pm

Dementia in Qatar

Dr. Zerak Al-Salihy
Consultant Psychiatrist, HMC

4.30pm to 4.45pm



4.45pm to 5pm

Closing Remarks