Call for Abstracts

The Scientific Planning Committee invites submissions to participate in this year’s conference and invites abstract submissions for workshops, research and quality improvement projects, mental health and wellbeing initiatives that enrich the scientific program and will be of interest to healthcare professionals working in or with mental health locally or internationally.

Submission topics can cover topics in Psychiatry and promotion of Mental Health and wellbeing, and include:
  • Innovations in mental health
  • International best practices in Psychiatry
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Cultural Psychiatry
  • Mental Health service planning and development.
  • Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary mental health services
  • Quality Improvement in mental health care
  • Mental Health awareness and fighting stigma
  • Local research efforts.
Your abstracts should address one of the following options:
  • Workshop Sessions
  • Oral Presentations
  • Poster Presentations

1) Intensive Workshop Sessions - scheduled to be held on Thursday 25 May 2023

Workshop sessions are scheduled to be 3-hours long and will require an interactive format to facilitate active learning, such as discussion, activities, small group role-plays. The workshop focuses on a particular issue or topic relevant to mental health services and maximizes audience participation. At least 25% of the total allotted time must be devoted to questions and answers, or to group interaction. Remember this is NOT a lecture and interactive elements should be included in the abstract. The applicant arranges the chairperson; the maximum number of presenters should not exceed 1 chairperson and 2 co-presenters.

2) Oral Presentations - scheduled to be held on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 May 2023

Oral presentations will be of 15 minutes duration. The abstract should outline the important points of the presentation and highlight the content to be communicated, including the aims, methods, relevance, results and conclusions of the work, research, project, or case study. Abstracts should not include tables, figures, or references.

3) Poster Presentations - scheduled to be held on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 May 2023

Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information. Posters may be on any topic relevant to the Conference. Posters will be displayed in the venue foyer for the duration of the Conference. It is expected that one of the authors should be available during break times to discuss the poster with other attendees. Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance.

Abstracts should be submitted in English – the only exception is for Intensive Workshop Sessions which can be presented Arabic or English (abstract authors should select their preferred language for presentation in this case). 

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Closes: 10 April 2023

Notification of decisions: 20 April 2023

Click here to submit your abstracts 

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