Day 2 - Friday 7 December 2018

8.00am to 9:45am

Panel 1 (Chair: Prof. Peter Woodruff)

8.00am to 8:30am

Topic:Using biological measurements to redefine psychotic disorders

Speaker: Prof. Godfrey Pearlson
Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience, Yale School of Medicine, US

8:30am to 9:00am

Topic:Psychiatric aspects of Epilepsy

Speaker: Dr. Hamada Hamid Altalib
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

9:00am to 9:30am

Topic:Integrating experiential and professional knowledge in caring for the mentally ill

Speaker: Prof. Jim Van Os
Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Chair Division Clinical Neuroscience, Utrecht University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands

9:30am to 9:45am      


9:45am to 10:00am    


10:00am to 11:00am  
Panel 2 (Chair: Dr. Hassen Alamin)

10am to 10:25am

Topic:Recent advances in pharmacotherapy for depression

Speaker: Prof. Hamish McAllister-Williams
Professor of Affective Disorders - Academic Psychiatry and Regional Affective Disorders Service, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, UK

10:25am to 10:50am

Topic: Stroke related psychiatric problems

Speaker: Prof. Ashfaq Shuaib
Head of Neurosciences Center, Professor-Department of Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

10:50am to 11:00am      


11:00am to 1:00pm       Poster Session (10 -15 posters)  / Lunch and Prayer Break

1:00pm to 2:45pm         Panel 3 (Chair: Prof. Ziad Kronful)

1:00pm to 1:30pm   

Topic: Journey towards Qatar National Dementia plan

Speaker: Dr. Hanadi Al-Hamad
Chairperson of Geriatrics and Long Term Care Department, HMC
NHS-2 National Lead for Healthy Ageing
Focal Point for Elderly in the State of Qatar

1.30pm to 2:00pm    

Topic: Beyond Mood: The future of affective disorders

Speaker: Dr. Mohammad Al-Suwaidan, 
Assistant professor of psychiatry at both Kuwait University and the University of Toronto, Head of the Mental Health Unit at Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital - Kuwait

2:00pm to 2:30pm    

Topic: Updates on ADHD

Speaker: Dr. Bibi Alamiri, 
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, Tufts Medical Center, Founder of Almanara Center for Mental Health – Kuwait

2:30pm to 2:45pm    


2:45pm to 3:00pm    


Attendees should select to attend either panel 4A or 4B

3:00pm to 4:15pm      

Panel 4A (Chair: Ms. Deborah Nelson)

3:00pm to 3:15pm    

Title 1: Psychotic experiences: prevalence and potential gene environment determinants in a Middle East general population sample

Speaker: Salma Khaled, 
Assistant Professor - Social and Economic Survey Research Institute, Qatar University          

3:15pm to 3:30 pm   

Title 2: Addressing anxiety and depression: A whole system approach - WISH report 2018

Speaker: Sally Souraya
Service Development Manager, Implemental, UK
Jonathan Rolfe
Director of Strategy and Operations, Implemental, UK

3:30pm to 3:45 pm    

Title 3: Bipolar disorder in Qatar: Clinical and Genomic profile

Speaker: Mostafa Zakaria Khalil
Clinical Fellow, Mental Health Service, HMC

3:45pm to 4:00 pm    

Title 4: Role of alcohol expectancy as predictors of alcoholism and the gender differences in alcohol expediencies among adults

Speaker: Shiju Rampurath
Charge Nurse, Mental Health Service, HMC

4:00pm to 4:15 pm    


Attendees should select to attend either panel 4A or 4B

3:00pm to 4:30pm       Panel 4B (Chair: Dr. Suhaila Ghuloum)
Theme: Stigma and the Stigmatized

3:00pm to 3:15pm    

Title 5: Telepsychiatry: Innovation in Mental Health Delivery in Conflict Zone

Speaker:Saleem Alnuaimi
Consultant Psychiatrist, Mental Health Service, HMC

3:15pm to 3:30 pm   

Title 6: Portrayal of Mental and Physical Health in Qatari Media

Speaker: Khalid Elzamzamy
Psychiatry Resident, Mental Health Service, HMC

3:30pm to 3:45 pm

Title 7: Stigma towards mental disorders in patients, families and health care professionals in Qatar: A cross sectional mixed methods study

Speaker: Vahe Kehyayan, 
Assistant Professor, University of Calgary in Qatar

3:45pm to 4:00 pm

Title 8: Integrating Islamic Traditions in Modern Psychology: Research Trends in the Last ten Years

Speaker: Amber Haque, 
Professor of Psychology, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

4:00pm to 4:15 pm    

Title 9: Re-Think the Pink: Psychological aspects of Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment on Women in Arab Countries

Speaker: Dr. Suhad Daher-Nashif
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences, College of Medicine, Qatar University

4:15pm to 4:30pm     



Close of Day Two.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm  

Sponsored symposium (non-CPD accredited)