Day 3 - Saturday 8 December 2018


8.30am to 10:15am Panel 5 (Chair: Ms. Deborah Nelson)

8.30am to 9:00am

Topic:Understanding the onset of psychosis

Speaker: Prof. Jim Van Os

Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Chair Division Clinical Neuroscience, Utrecht University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands

9:00am to 9:30am

Topic:Psychotic and nonpsychotic bipolar disorder- distinct biological entities ?

Speaker: Prof. Godfrey Pearlson

Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience, Yale School of Medicine, US

9:30am to 10:00am

Topic:Recent advances in pharmacotherapy for bipolar disorder

Speaker: Prof. Hamish Mc.Allister-Williams

Professor of Affective Disorders - Academic Psychiatry and Regional Affective Disorders Service, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, UK

10:00am to 10:15am


10:15am to 10:30am


Attendees should select to attend either panel 6A or 6B

10:30am to 12:00am

Panel 6A (Chair: Dr. Hassen Alamin)

Theme: Psychological perspectives of assessment and treatment

10:30am to 10:45am

Title 10: Exploring the effectiveness of crisis counselling and psycho-

education in improving mental wellbeing of breast cancer patients in Qatar

Speaker: Reem Alsulaiman
Board Certified Genetic Counselor, Medical Oncology, HMC

10:45am to 11:00am

Title 11: Psychosocial influences on organ donation intentions in Qatar

Speaker:  Tulika Agarwal
Clinical Psychologist, Trauma/Surgery Department, HMC

11:00am to 11:15am

Title 12: Against the stream: Treating people with intellectual disability – the case for reduction of prescribing psychotropic medications: practice guidelines, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Speaker: Dr. Hesham Rustom
Consultant Psychiatrist, Mental Health Service, HMC

11:15am to 11:30am

Title 13: Remembering those who care: psychosocial impact and coping schemes of caregivers to persons with dementia

Speaker: Suzanne Hammad
Assistant Research Professor, Ibn Khaldoun Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences, Qatar University

11:30am to 11:45am

Title 14: Selection and translation of instruments suitable to assess sleeping patterns among university students in Qatar

Speaker: Raja Ali
Graduate Pharmacy Student, College of Pharmacy, Qatar University

11:45am to 12:00pm


Attendees should select to attend either panel 6A or 6B

10:30am to 12:00pm Panel 6B (Chair: Prof. Peter Woodruff)

Theme: Treatment and Prescribing

10:30am to 10:45am

Title 15: Use of Benzodiazepines and Hypnotic Medications in Psychiatry Older Adult out Patients clinic in Hamad Medical Corporation

Speaker: Zerak Alsalihy
Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, Mental Health Service, HMC

10:45am to 11:00am

Title 16: Improving healthcare quality and patient safety in MHS via promoting the medication errors reporting and cause analyses

Speaker: Noriya Alkhozaei
Director of Pharmacy, Mental Health Service, HMC

11:00am to 11:15am

Title 17: Improving outpatient medication reconciliation process at Mental Health Hospital

Speaker: Yassin El-Torki
Clinical Pharmacist, Mental Health Service, HMC

11:15am to 11:30am

Title 18: A Path to successful return to work”- Occupational Therapy Intervention through Client-centred Practice

Speaker: Ashok Bhagat
Occupational Therapy Specialist, Mental Health Service, HMC

11:30am to 11:45am

Title 19: Auditing the trends of pharmacological management of agitated
patients in MHS in comparison to Maudsley guidelines

Speaker: Dr. Mustafa Abdulkarim
Graduate Pharmacy Student, College of Pharmacy, Qatar University

11:45am to 12:00pm


12:00am to 1:30pm

Poster Session (10-15 posters) / Lunch and Prayer Break

1:30pm to 3:15pm

Panel 7 (Chair: Prof. Ziad Kronful)

1.30pm to 2:00pm

Topic: Muslim Mental Health

Speaker: Dr.Hamada Hamid
Assistant Professor of Neurology and of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, US
Co-Director of the Veteran Administration (VA) Epilepsy Center of Excellence in West Haven, CT
President of the Institute of Muslim Mental Health Chief Editor of the Journal of Muslim Mental Health

2:00pm to 2.30pm

Topic: Special Issues for women with Psychosis

Speaker: Prof. Jayashri Kulkarni
Professor of Psychiatry, The Alfred and Monash University

2:30pm to 3:00pm

Topic: Depression and cardiovascular disease: evidence and mechanism

Speaker: Prof. Michael Frenneaux
Chief of Scientific, Academic and Research Affairs, Academic Health System, HMC

3:00pm to 3:15pm


3:15pm to 3:30pm


3:30pm to 4:30pm

Panel 8 (Chair: Dr.Suhaila Ghuloum)

3:30pm to 4:00pm

Topic: Psychiatry and the Arts

Speaker: Dr.Aisha Hind Al-Rifai
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar
Consultant in Psychiatry, HMC

4:00pm to 4:15pm

Topic: Mental Health Journalism: fellowship experience
Speaker: Ms. Sultana Afdhal

4:15pm to 4:30pm

Topic: HMC Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: Shaping the Future
Speaker: Dr. Yasser Khan
Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist & Medical Lead 
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), HMC 

4:30pm to 4:45pm


4:45pm to 5:00pm