Call for Abstracts

The 8th Qatar International Mental Health Conference is the most established mental health conference in the Middle East. It provides an ideal platform for peer-to-peer learning and networking and this year’s theme is “Integrating Physical and Mental Health”.

This is an ideal platform for bringing together policy and decision makers, researchers, clinicians, students and other stakeholders committed to making improvements in the areas of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in psychiatry as well as promoting mental health and wellbeing in Qatar and the region.

The Scientific Planning Committee invites submissions of interest to participate in this year’s conference and look forward to receiving abstracts for workshops, research and quality improvement projects, or mental health and wellbeing initiatives that you believe would make a suitable contribution to our program and will be of interest to healthcare professionals working in or with mental health locally internationally.

Submission topics can cover Psychiatry or Mental Health, and include:
  • Integration of physical and mental health care 
  • International best practices in Psychiatry 
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Cultural Psychiatry
  • Mental Health service planning
  • Mental Health Care beyond hospitals
  • Interdisciplinary mental health services
  • Local research outcomes
  • Quality Improvement in mental health care 
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing 
  • Mental Health awareness
  • Innovations in mental health 
Please select one of the options you wish to submit an abstract for:
  1. Intensive Workshop Sessions - scheduled on Thursday 5 December 2019. Workshop sessions are 3-hours long and will require an interactive format to facilitate active learning, such as discussion, activities, and small group role-plays.
  2. Oral Presentations - scheduled on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 December 2019. Oral presentations will be of 15 minutes duration.
  3. Poster Presentations - scheduled to be held on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 December 2019 Approved posters will be displayed in the venue foyer for the duration of the conference.
Arabic and English abstracts may be submitted; please select your preferred language for presentation.  

Abstract submission opens - Sunday, 26 May 2019
And closes - Friday 30 August 2019

Click here to submit your abstracts.

Please email: for further queries