9th Qatar International Mental Health Conference will be held at the Sheraton Hotel from May 25 to 27
22 May 2023News
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) prioritise supporting the population of Qatar's mental health and welfare.
From May 25 to 27, the Sheraton Hotel will host the 9th Qatar International Mental Health Conference, which will offer the most comprehensive agenda to date for all professionals interested in mental health and wellness. The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) in Qatar and the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK are supporting the conference.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is dedicated to elevating everyone's mental health and wellness to a top priority on a worldwide scale. Over the last ten years, Qatar and the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean have collaborated closely on programmes including mental health. Six WHO mental health specialists, including Dr. Khalid Saeed, Regional Advisor, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Programme at the WHO, will present at the conference as part of this joint commitment and discuss "Transforming Mental Health for All."
Education is essential to enhancing our country's health, according to Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Al Thani, Director of Public Health at MoPH.
Dr. Trudi Seneviratne, a Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist and Registrar of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the United Kingdom, will speak on women's mental health as part of the international keynote presentations. Prof. Paul Gately, CEO of MoreLife and Professor of Exercise and Obesity at Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University in the United Kingdom, will speak on the impact of obesity on wellbeing throughout life.
There will be a variety of speakers at the conference, including H H Dr. Al Sayyida Basma Al Said, a mental health specialist from Oman who will discuss the cultural context of mental health and empowerment. The Generation Amazing example of "Sports for mental health" will be emphasised by Michael Richardson, the Generation Amazing Master Coach at the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy.
Experts from the Qatar Foundation, Qatar University, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Sidra Medicine, Naufar, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies Qatar, Young Mothers Qatar, and many more institutions are among the long list of speakers.
Up to 23 continuing professional development (CPD) hours may be earned by attending the conference in person, and up to 13.75 CPD hours can be earned by attending virtually.