The Qatar International Mental Health Conference (QIMHC), the leading conference of its kind in the Gulf region, will take place from 1 to 3 December and showcase leading mental health research and development from around the world.
The conference’s objective underpins that of Qatar’s National Mental Health Strategy, the purpose of which is to provide the best possible mental health services for citizens, and foster changing attitudes towards mental illness.
“Mental health research is essential and as yet under-represented in this region, so a core objective has been to encourage more research initiatives. This year’s program features several sessions which will showcase research and quality initiatives from Qatar and the Gulf region. Our objective is to use the conference as a platform to explore and promote research collaborations,” said Professor Peter Woodruff, Medical Director of HMS’s Mental Health Service and Chairman of Psychiatry.
“The conference promises not only to highlight some of the latest advances and the best practices in mental health within the region, but also promote information and knowledge exchange between local professionals and international experts,” said Dr. Suhaila Ghuloum, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, HMC Mental Health Services and Conference Organizing Committee Chairperson.