The invited faculty list is arranged in alphabetical order.

Prof. Abdalla Abdel Rahman (Sudan)

Prof. Abdalla Abdel Rahman (Sudan)

1- Graduated in the Faculty of Medicine University of Khartoum ( MBBS)
2- Obtained a degree of Clinical MD in Psychiatry from the Postgraduate Medical college at the University of Khartoum
3- Obtained a post doctoral Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry , University of London UK
Current Positions
1- Consultant Psychiatrist at Tigani Elmahi Psychiatric Teaching Hospital
2- Professor (assoc) of Psychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine , University of Khartoum
3- Consultant in Child Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry in several Public and Private Hospital in Khartoum State
Professional Membership
1-President of the Sudanese Association of Psychiatrists
2-Predident of the African Association of Psychiatrists
3-Vice president of the Child Adolescent Psychiatrist and Allied Professions ( EMACAPAP)
4-Inernatinal member of the American Psychiatric Association ( APA)
5-Member of the British Association of Child Mental Health
6-Member Executive Committee of the Arab Federation of Psychiatrists ( Former President)
-7Member Consultative council of Psychiatry at the Federal Ministry of Health
ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
1- Member Department of Psychiatry University of Khartoum
2- Trainer of postgraduate doctors in clinical MD program for specialization in Psychiatry in Sudan Medical Specialization Board

Research and Publications
1-Research interest in Child Adolescent mental health and Social Psychiatry
2-Published several book chapters in Psychiatry
3-Published many scientific papers in local, regional and international journals

Dr. Abdulmohsen Al-Humoud (Kuwait)

Dr. Abdulmohsen Al-Humoud (Kuwait)

Dr. Abdulmohsen Al-Humoud MD, MJ (Health Law), FRCPC

Dr. Alhumoud is the Lead Forensic Psychiatrist at Maudsley Mental Health, Dubai and the Head of the Forensic Psychiatry Department at Kuwait Center for Mental Health. He is the President of Kuwait Psychiatric Association. He is a forensic and general psychiatrist. He is board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He graduated from the psychiatry and forensic psychiatry residency programs at the University of Toronto. He holds a Master of Jurisprudence in health law from Loyola University Chicago, School of Law, with special emphasis on mental health law. He earned his medical degree from the University College of Dublin. Currently, Dr. Alhumoud is pursuing his LLB law degree at Kuwait International Law School (KILAW).

Dr. AbdulSalam AlHammadi

Dr. AbdulSalam AlHammadi

Social Researcher at the Federal National Council
Informative at the Sharjah Media Corporation
– PhD in Social Policy and Sustainable Development
– Master of Sociology
– Bachelor of Communication

Dr. Afzal Javed (UK)

Dr. Afzal Javed (UK)

MBBS, MCPS, D.PSYCH (LONDON), BOARD CERT.PSYCH (UK),

F.R.C.Psych. (UK), M.PHIL (EDINBURGH), FRCP (Ireland)

Dr. Afzal Javed is a Consultant Psychiatrist working in UK & Pakistan & is an Honorary Clinical Associate Teacher at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick UK. He also holds the honorary position of Chairman Pakistan Psychiatric Research Centre, Fountain House, Lahore (Pakistan).

He graduated from King Edward Medical College Lahore, Pakistan and received higher specialised training in Psychiatry from Pakistan and UK (from Royal Edinburgh Hospital, University of Edinburgh and Institute of Psychiatry & Maudsley Hospital London).

He has served the UK Royal College of Psychiatrists as Deputy / Associate Registrar, member Board of International Affairs of the College, Chairman of West Midlands Division of the College & one of the lead College office bearers for SAS doctors & Patients & Carers groups. He was also elected as executive committee member of the College Faculty of Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry & represents the faculty at Education and Training Committee of the College.

His role in international psychiatry is highlighted by his involvement with a number of professional organisations. He is currently working as:

  • President Elect World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
  • President Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations (AFPA) 2017-2019
  • Immediate Past President World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR)
  • Immediate Past Executive Secretary for Sections World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
  • Advisor & Founder Secretary General of South Asian Forum on Mental Health & Psychiatry (SAF)
  • Advisor SAARC Psychiatric Federation (SPF)
  • Founding Secretary General Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations (AFPA)
  • Immediate Past Co Chairman / Founder office Bearers WPA Section on Psychiatry in Developing Countries
  • Chairman Pakistan Psychiatric Research Centre, Fountain House, Lahore, Pakistan

His areas of special interest are Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Social and Transcultural Psychiatry and Psychiatric Research. His academic skills have been invaluable when publishing more than 115 scientific papers and being author of six books/monographs on different topics of psychiatry. He is currently involved in a number of projects on Schizophrenia and is completing audits in different clinical aspects of long-term management of chronic mentally ill in the community.

Dr. Ahmad AlHadi (KSA)

Dr. Ahmad AlHadi (KSA)

Dr. AlHadi is an Assistant Professor and Consultant in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, and past chairman of department of psychiatry, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is the supervisor of Psychological Health Research and Applications Chair (PHRAC).

He is a certified CBT therapist by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy in USA and by the Founding member in Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CACBT) since 2011.

He got Psychotherapy Clinical Fellowship and Clinical Teacher Certificate from University of Toronto, Canada, and Clinical Fellowship in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

He had Saudi Specialty Certificate of Psychiatry SSC-Psych (Saudi Board of Psychiatry), since Dec. 2006, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He conducted and attended more than 100 workshops, courses and conferences in psychiatry and psychotherapy. He published many scientific papers and involved in many running research projects.

Dr. Ali Wahdani (UAE)

Dr. Ali Wahdani (UAE)

Dr. Ali Vahdani, Specialist Psychiatrist and former Head of Psychiatric and Mental Health Department of Iranian Hospital-Dubai for over a decade, has recently (Sep-2018) joined the New Al Shefa Day care Surgery and Poly Clinic chain as the Medical Director of Al- Diyafa branch.

He is practicing Psychiatry for over 20 years and have a great experience in providing a wide range of mental health services including treating Psychiatric / Psychological patients in all age range. He will manage our mental health clinic to provide latest personalized health services using latest technology such as genetic testing to tailor an individualized care plan for each client. Ali also was as Head of Education, Development and Quality Improvement Department at Iranian Red Crescent Hospital (220 Beds)-Dubai, UAE 2008-2018. In addition, he was head of Psychiatry and Mental Health department of hospital 2005-2018. Ali successfully led the Strategic Planning for two terms and two accreditation’s Qmentum cycles of the hospital. He also directed and organized leadership change management program along with more than 12 international and 25 local Healthcare Improvement conferences and workshops in UAE, Qatar, UK, Iran, Canada and Bahrain.

Throughout his career, he has held a number of senior positions, including Chief Executive Officer of a mental hospital with 150 beds; Director of students’ affairs at a Medical University; Head of Educational Certificates’ Qualification Committee at ministry of health – Iran. Ali holds a Medicine Doctorate from the Tehran Medical University-Iran and a Psychiatry Specialty Degree from Iran Medical University. He is a Fellow in American Psychiatrist Association (APA), member of Emirates Medical Association Psychiatry Board and holds Accreditation Canada International certificates as Healthcare Accreditation Specialist and Healthcare Surveyor. He is Accreditation Canada healthcare surveyor as well. Ali’s strength as a surveyor is his knowledge of the health care system’s governance and strategic planning and his experience in conducting team and individual interviews and facilitating educational activities.

He served as Deputy Editor of Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal (2011-2018) and has a great experience in medical research and medical publication. He has published an article on the history of Hospital Accreditation and led over ten quality and safety improvement projects. He has special interest and worked on developing safety culture in healthcare providing organizations.

Dr. Amal Al Halyan (UAE)

Dr. Amal Al Halyan (UAE)

Dr Amal Al Halyan is a senior professional in Health & Safety Department in one of the leading Oil and Gas Companies in the UAE. She is involved in promoting positive organizational culture and enhancing safety culture.

Through her rich 17 years of experience, Dr Amal conducted survey projects on health, mental health, health care tourism and demography. She initiated the first Child and Adolescents Mental Health multidisciplinary services in Dubai, UAE; which had a positive impact on community perception for child mental health and well-being.

Dr Amal is a graduate of College of Medicine and Health Sciences, the United Arab Emirates University. She also holds Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Adolescents Psychiatry from Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College in London; and Executive Masters in Health Care Administration from Zayed University, Abu Dhabi.

Currently, Dr Amal is on a spiritual journey involving a search for meaning in life. She has special curiosity in understanding the role of self-awareness and how it is reflected in actions and behaviors. She encourages others to start their own journeys; and provides them with sensible support through creating conversation that brings curiosity, exploration and self-reflection.

Prof. Amany ElRasheed (UAE)

Prof. Amany ElRasheed (UAE)

Prof. Amany Haroun El Rasheed, is a Professor in Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University since 2007. Currently, I work as a consultant psychiatrist at Al Amal Hospital, Ministry of Health, Dubai, UAE. I was a NIDA (National Institute of Drug Abuse) Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellow in Johns Hopkins University, year 1998-1999.

I shared in many researches on addiction as well as other psychiatric disorders, which are published both nationally and internationally. She also published a book with the title: “Basic Principles of Substance Use Disorders”

I was the first to run an addiction clinic in a University Hospital in Egypt. Moreover, she has been sharing in its development and running of drug and alcohol abuse treatment services in the Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

I have been sharing in improving the education in the field of substance use disorders all over Egypt in the form of the continuous medical education workshops and training courses from 2000 till now.

Ms. Amna Al Muttawa (UAE)

Ms. Amna Al Muttawa (UAE)

Amna Al Muttawa holds Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology and psychology from University of Kent at Canterbury in 2006. She obtained her Master degree in Clinical Psychology from United Arab Emirates University in 2015. She experience working with women and children for nearly 12 years. She worked in children with developmental issues, parent with gifted kids and abuse and trauma cases. She is specialized in domestic violence cases as she runs domestic violence support group for women victims who resides In DFWAC shelter.

Prof. Andrea Fiorillo (Italy)

Prof. Andrea Fiorillo (Italy)

Andrea Fiorillo (MD, PhD), is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Campania “L. Vanvitelli”, Naples, Italy.

He is currently Board member of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), Vice-Chair of the Section on Education in Psychiatry of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), member of the WPA Operational Committee on Education, Honorary Member of the WPA, and President of the Italian Society for Social Psychiatry.

He is Editor in Chief of European Psychiatry and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Mental Health Systems. His main research interests include education in psychiatry, social psychiatry, psychiatric epidemiology, prevention of mental disorders and promotion of physical and mental wellbeing in people with severe mental illnesses. He has authored more than 150 scientific papers in International peer-reviewed journals and several chapters in different scientific books. He has edited nine books in the field of mental health, including the best sellers “How to succeed in psychiatry” (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) and “Psychiatry in Practice: education, experience and expertise” (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Dr. Asad Sadiq (UAE)

Dr. Asad Sadiq (UAE)

DR ASAD SADIQ, BSc(Hons) MBChB(Edinburgh) MRCP(UK) MRCPsych MBA(LBS)

Consultant Psychiatrist & Managing Director of the Psychiatry & Therapy Centre

Dr Sadiq is also an Executive Coach, Soft Skills trainer and has a MBA from London Business School. He has over 17 years of experience in Psychiatry and prior to coming to Dubai he was a Clinical Director in the NHS. In addition, he is also a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) and has authored research papers in the medical literature. He has also held various regional roles in the NHS including North West Clinical IT Lead. He has a strong record of voluntary work with the award winning Bury Involvement Group (Queen’s Award) and in post-war Libya. Dr Sadiq has taught extensively at the University of Manchester (Medical School) at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has run “Soft Skills” courses in the NHS for doctors and corporate staff. He has spoken at numerous conferences on psychiatry & mental well-being and is an experienced motivational speaker.

Dr. Ashraf Ahmed (UAE)

Dr. Ashraf Ahmed (UAE)

Dr. Ashraf Ahmed FRCGP, MSc HCM, ABFM, Dip (PCR), MBChB

Dr. Ashraf is a Certified Arab Board Consultant Family Physician, certified Examiner & Trainer by the UK Royal College of General Practitioners and Assisstant Professor at University of Sharja. Dr. Ashraf Ahmed was the Head of Academic Affairs Centre at the Department of Medical Education and the Chair of MRCGP (INT) Examination Board at Dubai Health Authority.  Dr. Ashraf Ahmed attained her Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care Rheumatology in 1999 from the University of Bath, UK, as one of the first UAE nationals to achieve this unique qualification; after which she was certified in 2003 by the Arab Board of Health Specializations. Achieving the Membership from the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP-UK) in 2006 entitled Dr. Ashraf Ahmed as the first Emirati Family Physician to achieve the UK Royal College Membership. In 2010, Dr. Ashraf Ahmed attained MSc in Healthcare Management from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland.  As one of the first UAE National to achieve the Fellowship of Royal College of General Practitioner (FRCGP-UK) in 2012, Dr. Ashraf Ahmed was also the first UAE Family Physician to become the Chair of the International Royal College Membership Examination Board (MRCGP-INT)-Dubai in 2012. In her capacity as the chair of MRCGP examination Board, she was responsible for the team of the examiners, their performance and the execution of the examinations associated with the Membership for General Practitioners in affiliation with the Royal College of General Practitioners in UK. She has led the management of the specialty training of the residents physicians for different programs of medical and dental specialties under the Dubai Residency Program at Dubai Health Authority, along with supervision of the scholars who are sponsored by Dubai Health Authority in different local and overseas universities. She has Hold several other positions in the past in primary healthcare sector varying from the Head of the Health Centre to the Chief Advisor of Primary Healthcare, Dr. Ashraf Ahmed has extensively proficient in education and Primary Healthcare practices.

During the transition period for the reformation of the Department of Health and Medical Services (DOHMS) to Dubai Health Authority (DHA), she held the position of Chief Advisor of Primary care and was an active team member all throughout the transitional period. She has directed several other teams of different scopes during that period and has developed the comprehensive strategy for reshaping primary care across Dubai that was officially launched at Dubai Health Authority at the time. Among other position that Dr. Ashraf has held; was the Program Director of Family Medicine and Community Medicine Specialties under the Dubai Residency Training Program for a period of three years where under her tutelage a comprehensive scheme for postgraduate specialty training for Family Medicine and Community Medicine was developed. She has also worked on professional development of primary care employees, among the medical and the non-medical sectors, planning and developing the continuous professional education and training for all categories of staff in PHC in undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the specialty of Family Medicine.

Through the professional development plan, she was responsible for upgradation of services in the Primary Health Care sector while simultaneously accrediting the Primary Health Care at Dubai Health Authority by Royal College of General Practitioners as the provider of Continuous Medical Education accreditation point.

Dr. Bassem Badr (UAE)

Dr. Bassem Badr (UAE)

Consultant Psychiatrist at Dubai Police,

Assistant Professor of psychiatry at teaching hospitals in Egypt.

Dr. Bassem Hamed Mohamed Badr is an Egyptian Board Certified Consultant Psychiatrist and Member and fellow of American Psychiatric Association, with 25 years of experience.  He graduated from Alexandria University in 1993 with MBBch in Medicine, he then went to on to complete further education with a Diploma of Psychiatry and Addiction Practice, Master of Science in Neuropsychiatry, Diploma in Mental Health, Diploma in Hospital Administration and then ultimately received his Medical Doctorate in Psychiatry in 2008 at the University of Suez Canal in Egypt.

As an expert in the field of general, community, emergency, addiction and forensic psychiatry, he adopts an approach that is based on a combination of the psyche, the soma, and the spirit through both scientific and philosophical overviews.

Not only has Dr. Bassem worked in Senior Roles in Hospitals in Dubai, Kuwait, and Egypt but he has also been a Lecturer and Professor at several Educational Institutes, a peer to peer speaker and a coordinator for various addiction treatment programs. He has contributed to scientific research in a number of medical journals.  He is also a talented writer in the field of social and psychological problems and has had many publications in reputable newspapers and magazines.

Dr. Charlotte Kamal (Bahrain)

Dr. Charlotte Kamal (Bahrain)

Consultant Psychiatrist in Ministry of Health Kingdom of Bahrain and Associate Professor in The royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Medical University of Bahrain. Charlotte Kamel was graduated from Cairo University in 1975 and got her DPM and MRC from Royal College of Physicians, London.

Dr. Clement Garcia (Spain)

Dr. Clement Garcia (Spain)

As an overview of my trajectory, I obtained my medical degree at the University of Navarra (one of the top private universities in Spain) and afterwards, I undertook my training in psychiatry at Hospital Sant Pau in Barcelona while I conducted a research fellowship at Mclean Hospital (Harvard Medical School Associated) in Boston. In 2007, I joined the Schizophrenia Unit at Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, first as a research associate and later as a consultant psychiatrist in schizophrenia and afterwards as psychiatrist in charge of the early onset psychosis program, which is my current position.

In 2011, I obtained my PhD in medicine, focusing on the biochemical mechanisms that underlie a first episode of psychosis, with the highest degree and with an international mention. It was the culmination of several years of part-time research through a NIH grant in collaboration with the University of Maryland and Medical College of Georgia (with Dr. Brian Kirkpatrick). During this time, I obtained a degree in Statistics for Medical Science at University Autonomous of Barcelona and had been a teaching collaborator at the University of Barcelona.

My main focuses of research are the metabolic, immunological and neuroendocrinologic disturbances in first-episode antipsychotic-naïve psychosis in patients with schizophrenia.

Besides my clinical and research activity, I have been a consultant for several worldwide pharmaceutical and local biotech companies, always on an external basis, regarding new pharmacological treatments, clinical phase trails and future targets in the central nervous system diseases.

My main strengths are team management and leadership in multicultural groups, based on being highly fluent in Spanish, English, and German and partially in modern standard Arabic and my daily-basis clinical practice orientated to a better understanding of the complex human brain.

Dr. El Zain Omara (UAE)

Dr. El Zain Omara (UAE)

Currently Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Head Psychiatry Department – Al Noor Hospital Abu – Dhabi.

Scientific Interests:

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – Member of Child Psychiatry Division of the Royal

College of Psychiatrist 1976

Substance – abuse Rehabilitation Programme: Member of International Council for Drug and Alcoholism (ICDA)

In charge of Chemical – Dependency Unit Abu – Dhabi Central Hospital 1987 – to 2003

In – charge of EEG unit – Abu -Dhabi Central Hospital Advisory member, Board of Arab Journal of Psychiatry, 1987

Editor – in – Chief, (Bulletin of Psychiatry) New Psychiatry Hospital) Abu Dhabi – UAE.1996 – 2003

Special interests:

Publications in Medicine, Literature & Arts:

Author of:

  • Nine volumes – Complete Works in Poetry
  • Introduction to Psychological Medicine vol.
  • Highlights on Human Nature vol.
  • Selective Articles in Medicine & Literature
  • Psychology of Child Care
  • Lecture Notes in Psychiatry
  • My journey with Psychiatry

Bibliographer -WHO’S WHO in the World -13th Ed. 1996

Under Publication:

  • Child Psychiatry in the Gulf Region
  • Human Relations In Hospital Setting
  • The Social Impact Of Immigration
Dr. Eman Al Amari (UAE)

Dr. Eman Al Amari (UAE)

Dr. Eman Al Amari works as a licensed mental health professional, in the area of family and psychological counseling, with an extensive hands-on experience more than 13 years working with families and couples in different areas of clinical psychology/psychotherapy, from family to couple, child and individual counseling. Her expertise is in administrating most of psychometric evaluations tests and assessments for behavioral and mental health problems and disorders needed for diagnosing most child behavioral problems and disorders, such as Autism, ADHD, ADD, Child depression, Anxiety, etc.

In addition, Dr. Amari is experienced and trained in substance abuse diagnosis and treatment approaches working with the best Drug and rehabilitation hospitals in Saudi Arabia. She is also a Public Health Practitioner specialized in the area of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science. Dr. Amari established and opened a Family Consultation Center for family and marital counseling, the first of its kind at DHCC in Dubai, UAE. She is the head of the Art of Family and Marriage Therapy Center, located in Dubai, UAE.

Dr. Amari is a clinical psychologist with training and a Master Degree from the Clinical psychology and family/ marriage counselling department from one of the prestigious U.S. schools, The University of Houston. http://www.uhcl.edu/ She is also a graduate of the University of Texas–School of Public Health, https://sph.uth.tmc.edu/.  With a PhD degree specialized in Health Promotion and Behavioural Sciences.

Dr. Amari is a psychotherapist who applies an ethical framework and follows expected guidelines in her profession. She had worked with emotional health and well-being issues for many years now and has gained much insight and the respect of many professionals in the field. Her advisory team is made up of many professionals who are all specialists in their chosen field, including psychiatrists, pediatricians, and psychologists.  Together they provide an excellent quality of service. Dr. Amari is committed to establish the best practice for family and marital therapy. When working with Dr. Amari, one will be able to expect an empathic, genuine, non-judgemental and honest service while maintaining utmost confidentiality.

Dr. Amari holds several professional memberships such as Multi Cultural Organization, member of defunct organization; The Muslim Health Professional Society, Houston, USA (MHPS); Family Therapy Student Association, UHCL (former member); Emirates Psychological Association (EPA), Former Head of the Scientific Committee; Student Epidemic Intelligence Society (SEIS), University of Texas – School of Public Health; Arabian Society for Human Recourse Management; Saudi Arabian Association of Drugs and Poison Control (Non-Active member); Arab Business Club, Dubai; and others.

Dr. Amari is also certified as a dual diagnostic healthcare professional. Among her achievements is being able to participate in several mental health activities; as well as in family counselling programs. She has also past experience in published papers, such as the Al Amal Hospital, Jeddah, KSA. Further, she brings a significant track record in the area of drug abuse and addiction counselling, working closely as the first OPD family therapist among other psychiatrist in Al Amal Hospital, Jeddah. KSA.

Dr. Amari maintains a high calibre of workshops and lectures records. Participated in numerous educational and health promotional topics and health related activities. In addition, Dr. Amari is highly recognized as a family psychologist and holds an impressive reputation working with other family counselling organizations in the UAE, such as the FDF, one of the leading family organizations in the country, and Al Nahada Women’s Association, in UAE. In addition to another family counseling centers and women associations.

Dr. Entisar Bin Haider (UAE)

Dr. Entisar Bin Haider (UAE)

Consultant Psychiatry, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority

Head, Adult Psychiatry Team (2) – Psychiatry Department – Dubai Health Authority

In charge, Student Psychiatric Rotation – Academic Department of Medicine – Dubai Medical College

Dubai, UAE

Dr. Fady Serry (UAE)

Dr. Fady Serry (UAE)

Dr. Fady Serry comes to the UAE from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where he was a Postdoctoral Pediatric Psychology Fellow in the Transplant Department. He completed his residency in clinical child and adolescent child psychology at Baylor Scott & White in Texas and his Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology at The California School of Professional Psychology, in Los Angeles specializing in families, couples and children. Dr. Serry completed pre-doctoral training at the Center for Autism and Related Disorder, the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles at the Center for Cancer and is a member of the Society of Pediatric Psychology. He is currently the psychologist of the mental health inpatient unit and intensive outpatient day program, and is also the current chair of the Bereavement and Palliative Care Committee at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital.

Mr. Faisal Nawaz (UAE)

Mr. Faisal Nawaz (UAE)

Mr. Faisal Ahmed Nawaz is a third year medical student at a six-year MBBS program at the prestigious Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) in Dubai, UAE. He is currently working on an important research study at Al Jalila Children’s Speciality Hospital exploring the prevalence of low birth weight in children and adolescents diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders.
Mr. Faisal is keen on participating in research in the field of healthcare and clinical advancements. Furthermore, he has a special interest in neuroscience and mental health. He has attended the International Symposium of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Dubai and has actively participated in several workshops in the area of wellbeing and resilience.
In addition, he has an interest in exploring healthcare systems locally and globally, which led to completing a clinical observership at King Hussein Cancer Center in Jordan.
Mr. Faisal is looking forward to his participation at the internationally renowned Emirates Society of Mental Health Conference to share knowledge, explore opportunities for collaboration, and learn from international experts in this field.

Ms. Fariha Khan (UAE)

Ms. Fariha Khan (UAE)

Fariha is a Counsellor with a broad experience of working with adults, adolescents and children in Dubai and the United Kingdom. After her clinical attachment at the Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital in Dubai, she moved to London where she worked at the Medical Foundation providing counselling and psychotherapy to adults afflicted with severe trauma. She also undertook a pre/post bariatric surgery counselling placement at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London.

Currently, she is working as a counsellor in Dubai Health Care City providing counselling and psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, children and seniors with a wide range of mental health difficulties. She also delivers psychoeducation, family counselling, stress management and assessments. Fariha has authored many articles on children and teenage problems and provides parenting sessions.

Dr. Ghanem Al Hassani (UAE)

Dr. Ghanem Al Hassani (UAE)

Dr Ghanem is a qualified and practicing physician, having completed his MBBS at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Al Ain, in 2001.  He obtained his Arab Board of Psychiatry (AB Psych) in December 2008. Then moved on to do a subspecialty in Forensic Psychiatry from King’s College London by completing a Master Degree in Clinical Forensic Psychiatry.

As he believes that management and administrative skills are vital for any profession, he did an Executive Masters in Health Care Administration (EMHCA) at Sheikh Zayed University – Abu Dhabi, in 2007. He is key player in leading excellence and quality within his organization.

Along with his clinical duties as Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Ghanem is currently the Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Chair of Academic affairs at Al Ain Hospital where he has combined his passion for Medical education and administrative skills to guide future doctors in UAE.

Dr. Hamed AL Sinawi (Oman)

Dr. Hamed AL Sinawi (Oman)

Dr. Hamed AL Sinawi (FRCpsych) is senior consultant old age sultan at the department of behavioural medicine. Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Chairman Oman’s Alzheimer’s Society. He completed his training in the UK and specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry. He developed a memory clinic in Oman and co-founded Oman’s Alzheimer’s Society. He is involved in teaching medical students, Residents and other health care professionals and supervising research projects.

Dr. Habib Abdullah (UAE)

Dr. Habib Abdullah (UAE)

Dr. Habib Abdullah is a US trained and Licensed Pediatric Clinical Psychologist at Al Jalila Children’s Hospital. He has completed his undergraduate in Psychology at the State University of New York and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at California School of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Habib has completed his clinical training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in their Hematology/Oncology department and ran various groups as well as provided individual and family based interventions. He completed his internship in Pediatric Psychology in Primary Care in Northwestern Physician Group in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to joining AJCH, Dr. Habib has completed a fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at Arkansas Children Hospital working in Pediatric Sleep, Cardiology, Obesity, Diabetes, Growth & Development, Adherence Clinic, Audiology, Burn, Pain Management, Headache, Cystic Fibrosis, High Risk New Born, Gastrointestinal, Bariatric Surgery evaluations, Feeding Disorders and Inpatient Consultation & Liaison services. He also has worked in community Mental Health Clinic as well as School Counseling. Additionally, Dr. Habib has done research in pediatric pain at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) as well as worked on projects in pain management in University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Dr. Habib has special interest in working with pediatric pain management, sleep, Inpatient Consultation & Liaison services as well as working with comorbid medical and mental health diagnoses. Dr. Habib is a member of various professional organization and is the board member of the International Committee for Pediatric Psychologists.

Dr. Haseeb Rohilla (UAE)

Dr. Haseeb Rohilla (UAE)

Dr. Haseeb Rohilla is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrist and a member of the College of Psychiatrist Ireland. He also holds Masters of Public health from University College Dublin. He has over sixteen years of Academic and Clinical experience in mental health. He has worked at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland Medical School as a Lecturer/ clinical examiner in Dublin. He is currently practicing at Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital Dubai. He has worked on multiple service development, educational and health promotional projects. He maintains his special interest in the role of ECT in depression and Mental Health Promotion. He is a liaison of the College of Psychiatrists Ireland in the Middle East region.

Prof. Hiromi Willingham (UAE)

Prof. Hiromi Willingham (UAE)

M.S.W, L.C.S.W

Hiromi is an American licensed psychotherapist, a certified Hakomi therapist and trainer at the Hakomi institute.  She provides consultation, training, and supervision for the psychotherapists, counselors, and social workers.  She is also an adjunct professor at Zayed university. She has been a practicing psychotherapist since 2001.  Hiromi has been in private practice seeing individuals and couples with depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship difficulties since 2006.  Her passion is to bring truth, virtue, and beauty into the world and to promote wellness and health in a holistic manner.  She is also a certified infant massage instructor.  Hiromi has been practicing mindfulness and holistic healing for more than 20 years.  On a volunteer basis, she has been teaching Okada health methods (subtle energy therapy, nutrition, and flower therapy) through MOA (www.moawellness.org) for over 20 years.  Her translation of the book, Practice of Wholeness by Hakomi trainer Lorena Monda, was published in Japan in 2014.  She is a mother of three wonderful children.  She was a presenter for the 8th Emirates Society Mental Health International Congress and Education Conference at Zayed University in 2018 in Dubai.

Dr. Hind Alrustamani (UAE)

Dr. Hind Alrustamani (UAE)

Hind has strong passion to help individuals to achieve their goals, overcome their challenges and maintain a healthy life style.

While in Geneva, Switzerland during 2006-2011, she established Aura and Color Center and dealt with a multinational community working closely with families in transition where they faced many challenges such as changing country, language, jobs and etc.

Hind has a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland. Previously, she obtained Masters degree in Tropical Medicine and a PhD in Biochemistry from Imperial College, UK.

Her clinical experience expands to cover working with adults, children and adolescents with Adjustment Disorder, Learning difficulties, Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD), Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Grief and Bereavement, Internet Addiction, Cyber Bullying and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Hind has been working with Tabyeen Center for Research and Training since 2012. Currently she is the Acting Director at the Student Counseling Center in Zayed University.

Hind is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Association of Natural Medicine.

Dr Hussain AlMaseeh (UAE)

Dr Hussain AlMaseeh (UAE)

Dr. Hussain Ali Maseeh, Psy.D.

Dr Hussain got his Bachelor of Science, psychology and Sociology from Radford University of Alabama in 1991. He also has master and doctorate degrees in Clinical psychology.
He is currently working in Community Development Authority since 2009 as Social Development and care Expert. He is Head Psychologist In Dubai Community health Centre.
He is mainly professioned in Pain management, Neuropsychological Assesment and rehabilitation, Marriage and Family Therapy and Medical Health Psychology.
He is Past President (2004-2006) of Emirates Psychological Association and Board member of Manzel and Dubai Community Health Center.
He is married and has four children.

Additional Responsibilities:

Leading CDA role in the Universal Design and accessibility initiative 2016 in Dubai
Committee member for the study on Dubai Emirates need for rehabilitation center for addiction. Committee members included health authority, Dubai Police, Courts and District Attorney office.
Government review board on revisions and presentations of laws concerning child protection, mental health act, and drug policy
Ministry of Health committee member for the implementation of the National Disability Law
Committee member for the National Newborn Screening Program
Member of Takamul team in the strategy stage of the development of Social Development Authority (collaboration with the Dubai Executive Office)
Member of the Expert meeting on Autism and Child Development (organized by UNESCO and AGFUND with Kanoo Group and UNIDO in Bahrain)
Member of Forum on Disability Law organized by Al-Thiqah Project for Employment and rehabilitation
Member of CDA committee for the advancement of living condition for families in Hatta, Dubai
Member of the national committee on the prevention of violence among youths
Head of a committee on the development of Case Management System for CDA.

Dr. Jigar Jogia (UAE)

Dr. Jigar Jogia (UAE)

Dr. Jogia is a Chartered Psychologist (C Psychol), accredited by the British Psychological Society and a member of the American Psychological Association specializing in neuropsychology and mental health. Currently Associate Professor of Psychology at Zayed University. Prior to joining Zayed University Dr. Jogia was lecturing and conducting research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience at some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the UK including King’s College London [Institute of psychiatry psychology and neuroscience, Researcher development unit (courses in professional development) and school of medicine], University of Birmingham and Aston University. More recently Dr Jogia lectured at the American University in Dubai where he also led the development, accreditation and launch of an undergraduate psychology program.His research focuses on the study of mental health and psychological processes, employing cognitive psychometric testing and imaging methods. This program of research is multidisciplinary and includes the examination of neuropsychological abnormalities in major mental illnesses (including Bipolar and Major depressive disorder) as well as new and ground-breaking research into the classification of patient groups as a way of developing novel and valuable neuro diagnostics. More recently, he has led an interdisciplinary project (Aston and Salford Engineering schools) examining the psychological effects of natural disasters, leading to a publication and invitation to attend a British Council event in Malaysia (UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia) on capacity building to reduce disaster risk.Dr. Jogia has industry experience as a psychological marketing executive working with a range of clients from finance and healthcare to education. He is an expert in Digital marketing technology, providing a bespoke blend of psychology, neuroscience and marketing. In particular, he combines cognitive psychology and neuroscience to develop marketing content with direct impact caused by brain and behavior relationships, performance marketing and behavioral targeting, customer relationship management (CRM) social media management and listening and search engine optimization (SEO), branding and creative and data analytics. He was a Technical Editor for a European Commission funded research project called eCME which aims to deploy Information and Communication Technologies (ICT’s) in order to develop an advanced, multi-lingual e-learning platform through which Continuing Medical Education. In addition, he has developed and delivered Workshops for NHS England Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust on neuroimaging and mental health; workshops also delivered to industry experts (on positive psychology and productivity), student groups including the Harvard Colleges in Asia program (on positive psychology and stress management) and Counseling and guiding SEN students (counselors from the MENA region).

Recent Research

Dr. Jogia published the first studies to assess Lamotrigine (LTG) monotherapy in bipolar disorder. The results of these studies provide evidence for the ‘normalisation’ effect LTG may have on key prefrontal regions associated with emotional self-regulation – akin to what has been observed with successful remission of depression.

Another of Dr. Jogia’s recent studies provided the first formal evidence of a disease-specific influence of the CACNA1C (rs1006737) genotype on brain function. This influence was found to be present in the ventral lateral prefrontal cortex (PFC) during emotional processing in bipolar patients carrying the risk allele, but absent in unaffected relatives.

A recent study published by Dr. Jogia was the first study to use pattern recognition (a form of machine learning) for the diagnostic classification of patients with bipolar disorder/major depressive disorder based on neuroanatomical/functional data. Being able to identify and differentiate disorders based on neurobiology is regarded as the “Holy Grail” within psychiatric research; this project, therefore, was a significant advancement. This technique can also be used to investigate the efficacy of drug therapy on brain-related disorders.

Awards

Award in recognition of achievements in the field of Cognitive neuropsychology, neuroimaging and mental health research – Samuel Gershon Award from the International Society for Bipolar Disorder (2011)

Award in recognition of achievements in the field of Cognitive neuropsychology, neuroimaging and mental health research – European Psychiatric Association (2007)

Award for Best Research paper – Middlesex University Dubai Fourth International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences (2018)

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Chartered Psychologist (C Psychol), accredited by the British Psychological Society (2011 – Present)
  • Member of the American Psychological Association (2017 – Present)
  • Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Authority) (2013 – Present)
  • Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) of the British Psychological Society (2015 – Present)
  • Membership Advisory board for the British Psychological Society (2016 – Present)
  • Editorial board: Mediterranean Journal of Biosciences (2015 – Present)
  • Editorial board: OBM Neurobiology (2016 – Present)
  • Editorial board: OBM Geriatrics (2016 – Present)
  • Editorial board: EC Neurology (2017 – Present)
  • Editorial board: Journal of Neurosciences and Brain Imaging (2017 – Present)
  • Associate Editor: Psychology and Behavioral Medicine Open Access Journal (2017 – Present)
Dr. Joseph El-Khoury (Lebabon)

Dr. Joseph El-Khoury (Lebabon)

Joseph El-Khoury MD, MRCPsych, is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the American University of Beirut (AUB). After qualifying as a medical doctor in London in 2002, he trained in St George’s and Oxford, obtaining Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) in 2006. He holds certification (CCT) in Adult and Substance Misuse Psychiatry since 2010 in addition to formal training in psychological therapies. He is the founder and director of the Psychosis Recovery Outreach Program (PROP). Since 2017 Dr El-khoury also directs the residency-training program at AUBMC, an ACGME-I accredited program. Dr El-Khoury has a number of academic publications on topics ranging from addiction, psychosis and conflict medicine. He has served as executive committee member and treasurer of the Lebanese Psychiatric Society since 2013, He is active on advocacy He has served as executive committee member and treasurer of the Lebanese Psychiatric Society is an online platform. In terms of academic activities, he acts as the Global Mental Health Scholar for the Arab region for a joint program by Columbia University and the WHO on the revision of the ICD-11. He is also currently completing in a Masters in War and Psychiatry at King’s College London with an emphasis on psychotrauma in Lebanon in the Middle East.

Dr. KadhimAlabady (UAE)

Dr. KadhimAlabady (UAE)

Dr. KadhimAlabady, MBBS; MPH; MSc; DrPH; FRCP (Glasgow)

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (FRCP – Glasgow). Hold a Doctorate degree in Public Health and Epidemiology, Master degree in Clinical Epidemiology (MSc), Master degree in Public Health (MPH), all from The Netherlands Universities with broad experience driving Research and Development (R&D) strategies and operations.

Worked in Public Health since 1999 at different levels such as:

-Academic (Erasmus university – Rotterdam / The Netherlands, Queen Marry University – London / UK), University of East Anglia UEA / Norwich.

-International (United Nations).

-National Health Authority (Qatar).

-National Health Service.

-Dubai Health Authority.

-Others

Registered as Epidemiologist Grade A with The Netherlands Epidemiological Society.

Has numerous publications in the UK in eye disorders, mental illnesses, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, Dementia, Autism, COPD, population health, road casualties and others.

Dr. Karuna Anand (UAE)

Dr. Karuna Anand (UAE)

Dr. Karuna Anand is a consultant psychiatrist in private practice working at Al Hayat Medical Center in Sharjah and at Canadian Specialist Hospital, Dubai. She is Board Certified by The American Board of psychiatry and Neurology and a Diplomate of ABPN, with more than twenty years of clinical experience in the field of psychiatry in USA.
After completing her psychiatric training at Loyola University in Chicago in 1998, Dr. Anand cared for persons with a wide spectrum of mental health issues through working in both public governmental and private sector. Through that, she gained varied experience in treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, neuro-developmental disorders, severe and enduring mental illnesses including Bipolar Affective Disorder, Depression, and Schizophrenia and consultation liaison psychiatry. Dr. Anand’s special areas of interest are accurate mental health diagnosis and treatment, mental health disorders in women such as perinatal depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and perimenopause-related depression, depression, anxiety and eating disorders in women, ADHD and co-morbities in adults and children, mental health issues in elderly, children and developmentally challenged, addiction disorders and eating disorders in different cultures and ethnicities. Dr. Anand has extensive experience in Dual diagnosis of Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness. In 2000 she was the medical director for department of developmental services, helping the State of California, Department of Developmental Disabilities to set up a 50 bed transitional facility to facilitate the stepping down of the abandoned, long term institutionalized, secluded, developmentally disabled with mental illness population to the transitional facility and then back into the community.  She succeeded and worked in this capacity for 4 years. She then served as the Medical Director in the United States for Sacramento County and Solano County Behavioral Health.  Dr. Anand was part of the executive leadership team leading and co-leading various subcommittees including mental health subcommittee, quality management, policy development subcommittee.  During the course of her career Dr. Anand has held various leadership position in USA in the public sector as well working with various state agencies including State of California Department of Developmental Services, California State Department of Mental Health and State of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. She has over 15 years of State of California experience, was promoted to a senior psychiatrist and then Chief of Psychiatry.   She had been actively providing guidance to the institutional leadership in the various departments was involved in program planning and development, providing guidelines, quality management and evaluation of various mental health programs, developing policies, procedures, protocols, providing guidelines while directing, guiding and supervising psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, nurses and other mental health staff she was responsible for. More recently, Dr. Anand has helped the State of California, Department of Correction in activation of California Health Care Facility, Stockton, a brand new billion dollar, USA’s biggest health care facility to house the state’s sickest inmates,. She served in the leadership capacity for 3 years both as a senior and then as a Chief of Psychiatry prior to moving to UAE in 2017.  In 2017 she joined Al Zahra hospital, Sharjah, a 36 year old private hospital that did not have mental health/psychiatry service to set up and activate psychiatry clinical services (both outpatient and consultation liaison). Dr. Anand believes in empowering the patients, community and primary care physicians and has done various teaching and lecturing on different psychiatric and psychological topics including ADHD in adults, Depression, Anxiety and mood disorders in women during different stages of Life, Depression in Children, ADHD in children, Psychopharmacology and psychotropic medications, Pre Menstrual Dysphoric disorder, Societal Stigma of Mental Health in the USA.  In UAE Dr. Anand has done teaching, presentations, education and lecturing to students, resident medical officers, nursing staff, medical colleagues other medical subspecialties during inpatient unit rounds and CME presentations at Al Zahra, Sharjah and Monthly northern emirates meetings. She has a holistic approach to patient care, applies ethical framework and follows expected guidelines in her profession. She believes in comprehensive psychiatry assessments, appropriate diagnoses, to be able to engage and communicate with patients and effectively partner with them and other team members to co-ordinate and provide best care possible. Her advisory team is made up of many professionals who are all specialists in their chosen field, including psychologists, marriage and family therapist, pediatricians, Internists, family practitioners, radiologists and gynecologists. Together they provide an excellent quality of service. Dr. Anand is committed to establish the best practice for psychiatry and mental health.  When working with Dr. Anand, one will be able to expect an empathic, genuine, non- judgmental and honest evaluation and treatment while maintaining utmost confidentiality.  She has excellent background in psychopharmacology and believes in using medication conservatively and responsibly measuring outcomes of new modalities. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association, Northern California Psychiatric Society, California Psychiatric Association and American Medical Association.

Clinically, Dr. Anand prides in a Languages Spoken:

English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, understand spoken Arabic, communicate some in Arabic.

Dr. Kenneth Mitchell (UAE)

Dr. Kenneth Mitchell (UAE)

Dr Kenneth moved from London to Dubai in January 2017 to work for 2 years as a consultant psychiatrist for a prominent Center for Mental Wellbeing. In January 2019 he moved to his current Consultant Psychiatry post at the American Center for Psychiatry and Psychology (ACPN) Dubai branch. He has a special interest in TMS for treatment-resistant major depressive disorder.

He specialised in psychiatry from 1995 and has been a Consultant Psychiatrist since 2003. Dr Kenneth worked as a psychiatrist in the UK National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland for 16y, North East England for 6 months and then in London for nearly 5 years as a Consultant Psychiatrist for NELFT (North East London NHS Foundation Trust).

Dr Kenneth obtained his MB ChB Medical Degree in 1990 from the University of Glasgow, Scotland (UK). His specialist psychiatric training was on the West of Scotland rotation. He completed his Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (London) final examinations in autumn1999 and was awarded MRCPsych (UK) on 01 January 2000. His Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training was awarded in 2003 by the Specialist Training Authority of the Medical Royal Colleges (UK). He was awarded a CBT Certificate for successful completion of the 1-year part-time South of Scotland Cognitive Therapy Course 2001, run by the Lothian and Greater Glasgow Primary Care NHS Trusts. The General Medical Council (GMC) UK records him as a Fully Registered Medical Practitioner with Specialist Registration.

Mr. Khalid ElFoul (UAE)

Mr. Khalid ElFoul (UAE)

Mr. Khaled Ibrahim El Foul graduate in Science in Nursing from Lebanon school of nursing (Lebanon), working at Rashid Hospital since 1993,

  • Registered Nurse in mental health nursing (Lebanon)
  • Registered Nurse in mental health nursing (UK)
  • Nurse supervisor in Rashid Hospital. Covering Mental Health Units, and other specialty units.
  • Leads in mental health strategy. Government of Dubai

Has been involved in organizing and Development and Training staff in management of psychiatric patients and focusing in safe practice and quality care.

Prof. Khalid Mufti

Prof. Khalid Mufti

FRCPsych (UK)

International Distinguished Fellow of American Psychiatric Association

Chairman Horizon Peshawar Pakistan

Chief Executive Ibadat Hospital Peshawar Pakistan

Regional Representative Central and Western Asia Zone, World Psychiatric Association

Former Dean/Principal Khyber Medical College Peshawar Pakistan

Dr. KhwalaAlMeer(UAE)

Dr. KhwalaAlMeer(UAE)

Consultant Psychiatry, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority
Secretary General, Emirates Society of Mental Health – EMA
Co-Director Psychiatry Residency Training Program – Dubai Health Authority
Head, Community Mental Health Team – Psychiatry Department – Dubai Health Authority

Dr. Leena Amiri (UAE)

Dr. Leena Amiri (UAE)

Dr. Leena Amiri is a consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and an Assistant Professor at the UAE University, College of Medicine and Health Sciences.

She has attained her specialty at the University of Toronto and joined the College of medicine where she is involved in teaching medical students and runs a clinic at Tawam Hospital in Al Ain.

Her areas of interest are Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders and child abuse; she is currently running multiple research studies looking at Mental Health Issues affecting children in the UAE in the context of society and culture.

Dr. Maha AlFuqaei AlAli

Dr. Maha AlFuqaei AlAli

Psychiatry Resident at Rashid Hospital.

A pound graduate of RAKMUSH, MBBS

Hold, Clinical Psychology Diploma from United Arab Emirates University

Dr. Maryam AlSuwaidi(UAE)

Dr. Maryam AlSuwaidi(UAE)

Maryam AlSuwaidi, senior psychiatry resident in Rashid Hospital, DHA. Practicing mostly adult general psychiatry, covering clinics, ward rounds and attending patients in emergency settings. recently completed the training in Child & adolescents psychiatry and addiction psychiatry in Erada center.

Proud graduate of college of medicine and health sciences, UAE University. MBBS- year 2013. During the time where she was the representative of UAEU students council.

In 2018 graduated with higher professional clinical diploma in psychological skills.

29 years old Emirati female, a wife, and a mother of 3.

Specially interested in broadening the concept of mental health in UAE. Enthusiastic, hardworking, follow H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid AlMaktoum when he said “I want Dubai to be number one. Not in the region, but in the world. Number one in everything: high education, health, and housing. I want to give my people the highest way of living.”

Passionate about leadership in mental health and increasing the awareness amongst the population in UAE, especially young Emirati population, aiming toward a change in understanding the mental health concept.

Dr. MazinAwad (UAE)

Dr. MazinAwad (UAE)

MazinAwadAbuzeidMukhtar,MBBS.MD
Nationality: Sudanese
Qualification

  • Psychiatry specialist working in Dubai health authority Rashid hospital since February 2016.
  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine _Bachelor of Surgery) Upper Nile University Sudan.
  • MD in psychiatry from Sudanese medical specialization board.
  • Teaching assistant in psychiatry department university of Bahri 2009.
  • Promoted to Assistant professor University of Bahri 2014.
  • Social secretary of Sudanese psychiatrist association 2015.
  • 2018 adjunct lecturer for psychiatry Dubai medical college.
  • Attended many courses and workshops in medical education filed.
Dr. Meshal Sultan (UAE)

Dr. Meshal Sultan (UAE)

Dr. Meshal Sultan is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Al Jalila Children’s Speciality Hospital in Dubai. He is Canadian Royal College certified in the speciality of psychiatry and in the subspeciality of child and adolescent psychiatry. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.
Dr. Sultan completed his psychiatry residency training and child psychiatry subspeciality fellowship at University of Ottawa, Canada. During his subspeciality fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Dr. Sultan worked with patients with complex mental health conditions using evidence-based strategies that combined medication and psychotherapy. He worked in a multidisciplinary team setting and actively engaged in leadership roles as well as medical students’ teaching activities. He has a special interest in neurodevelopmental disorders, including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder. He has published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented in international conferences.
He has received several awards for recognition of his contributions, for instance the Simon Davidson Award for Scholarly Activity, and the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine Excellence in Clinical Supervision Award.
Dr. Sultan is the General Secretary of the Emirates Society for Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Furthermore, he is a member of various professional organizations, which include the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Psychiatric Association. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU).

Dr. Michael Hamarneh (UAE)

Dr. Michael Hamarneh (UAE)

Dr. Michael Hamarneh is a Senior Clinical Psychologist with Rashid Hospital (DHA).  Prior to joining Rashid Hospital in 2016, he served as Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Mediclinic (City Hospital & Dubai Mall), one of the 10 largest privately held healthcare organizations in the world.  During his extensive professional career, Dr. Hamarneh held numerous clinical, consulting and management roles with various organizations , including hospitals  and healthcare facilities,  behavioral health,  community-based centers, not-for-profit and NGOs, and Managed Care Organizations.

Dr. Michael Hamarneh holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Houston, and a Ph. D. (Doctorate) in counseling psychology from the University of Florida.  While at the University of Florida, he developed considerable expertise in the area of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), multicultural competence and cross-cultural psychology.  His longstanding interest in multicultural psychology guided his interest to conduct his Doctoral Dissertation on the impact of prejudice and racism.  Throughout his educational and professional career, Dr. Michael Hamarneh received academic distinction, graduated with honors, induced into several National and International Honor Societies and Registries of Who’s Who. Dr. Michael Hamarneh is a US-educated and trained Consultant Clinical Psychologist with a long-standing career and significant expertise in clinical and behavioral health psychology, Industrial / Organizational (I/O) psychology, Occupational Stress Management and Occupational Health and Safety.  He is a Licensed Psychologist in the US and in UAE by Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) & Dubai Health Authority (DHA).  As a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, he has long-standing interest and extensive experience in working with individuals and families from various cultures who suffer from a wide range of psychological disorders and problems in living.  Dr. Hamarneh utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to provide his patients with evidence-based treatment methodologies and effective strategies to cope with challenging mental health disorders, issues and psychological distress.

Dr. Mohamed Abdelbadie (UAE)

Dr. Mohamed Abdelbadie (UAE)

Mohamed Abdelbadie is a Specialist psychiatrist for the Adult Mental Health services at Sharjah Medical services (Ministry of Interior).

Dr Abdelbadie graduated in 2002 from Zagazig University, Egypt.

He completed Four years of psychiatric training in Alkhanka Mental Health Hospital (<1500 beds), Egypt.

Worked as senior registrar psychiatrist in Taif Mental health hospital (>500 beds), Saudi Arabia 5 years, and for 2 years in Khorfakkan general hospital, UAE.

He is a consultant psychiatrist in Egypt since 2017 and international member of American Psychiatric Association.

Dr Abdelbadie has specialist experience in the diagnosis and management of psychiatric patients in prisons and forensic departments in mental health hospitals.

He has worked for the last 8 years, in both acute psychiatric wards and outpatient clinics settings, managing a wide range of mental health disorders including:

Psychotic presentations, Mood presentations, Anxiety disorders and others.

Dr Abdelbadie has received additional training courses in Electroconvulsive therapy, CBT and other online courses.

Honored to participate as a speaker in several educational and scientific occasions.

Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidan (Kuwait)

Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidan (Kuwait)

Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidan is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Head of the Mental Health Unit at Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital in Kuwait. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at both the University of Toronto and Kuwait University. He formerly served as Program Director for the Kuwait Board of Psychiatry, President of the Kuwait Psychiatric Association, and Head of Department at the Kuwait Center for Mental Health and Kuwait’s representative for Mental Health to the World Health Organization.

Dr. Alsuwaidan completed his psychiatry residency, mood & anxiety fellowship and medical education fellowship at the University of Toronto. He completed research training in mood disorders at Stanford University and Tufts University, and a Masters of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. He is certified in psychiatry by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Mohammed Bardi (UAE)

Dr. Mohammed Bardi (UAE)

Qualification

  • MBBS Colleague of Medicine, King Saud University 2003 (KKU).
  • Arab Board of Medical Specialties in Psychiatry 2007
  • Anxiety disorders Workshop ( Diploma), 2010 .
  • Addiction fellowship UCLA, USA, 2010-2011
  • Addiction research and Matrix training, ISAP, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA 2014-2015
  • Certified trainor in mhgap program for training of non-mental health physicians 2018
  • Certified superuser in wareed electronic filing system

Experience

  • Resident in Saudi Board and Arab board Psychiatry programs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2003-2007)
  • Specialist Psychiatrist, Prince Sultan Medical Military City (PSMMC),Riyadh, KSA 2007-2012
  • Consultant Psychiatrist, Prince Sultan Medical Military City, Riyadh, KSA, 2012-2017
  • Addiction research and Addiction treatment clinics at UCLA, California, 2010-2011. 2014-2015
  • Organizing committee for 1st and 2nd PSMMC international Psychiatry conferences, 2011, 2013
  • Head of Psychiatry Community (homecare) services at PSMMC, 2016-2017
  • Consultant Psychiatrist, AlAmal Psychiatric Hospital, Dubai, UAE 2017- present

COMMITTEES AND PROJECTS

  • Organizing committee for 1st and 2nd PSMMC international Psychiatry conferences, 2011, 2013
  • Supervisor and Trainor for the integration of mental health into the primary care clinics program in the Ministry of Health in the UAE.2018-present
  • Member of the ADHD innovation project launched by the Ministry of Health 2018-present
  • Acting head of general Psychiatry department at Alamal hospital, 2019-present

ACADEMIA AND TEACHING

  • Teaching and training of Saudi board residents, including being shadowed in outpatient clinics and inpatients rounds, giving lectures at the Saudi Council for medical specialties
  • Supervision of Psychiatric residents and medical interns in Journal Clubs.
Dr.MohtasimQamruddin (UAE)

Dr.MohtasimQamruddin (UAE)

Qualifications:
MBBS, MRCPsych, MSc Psychiatry,
Post Grad Dip in Cognitive therapy (Oxford, UK), CCT, UK
Dr MohtasimQamruddin is a Consultant Psychiatrist for General Adult Psychiatry, Al Amal Psychiatry Hospital, Ministry of Health and Prevention, Dubai.
Dr MohtasimQamruddin graduated in 2001 from the prestigious Mysore University in India. He pursued his Psychiatry training in UK from 2003. He completed his 4-year core specialist training in 2007, Cardiff, UK. He obtained his Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2007. After completing his higher specialist training in Wales, he obtained Certificate of Completion of Training, Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2011 in General Adult Psychiatry with endorsement in Addictions. He also obtained MSc in Psychiatry from Cardiff University in 2009. He worked as Consultant in General adult Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in West Wales, UK from August 2011 till October 2017, when he moved to UAE. He has special interest in various Psychotherapies in particular CBT and EMDR. He attained post graduate qualification from the esteemed Oxford University and did further training, teaching and supervision and got accreditation from British Association of Behaviour and Cognitive Psychotherapy in 2016. He has been in the forefront of education and training throughout his career. Post qualification during his higher training he set up first MRCPsych CASC, training in Wales, UK. He became Royal College tutor and Programme Director for West Wales training programme in 2012. He was appointed as Training Programme Director for core training in wales deanery in 2015. During his tenure, he was responsible for various initiatives including standardization of annual assessments for trainees (ARCP), introduction of communications skills training based on motivational interviewing and centralised CBT training. He has co-conducted workshops in Royal College Annual Post Graduate Training Conference, UK. Dr MohtasimQamruddin has also been involved in various researches during his career. His research on ‘Psychiatric morbidity and cost implications of frequent attenders in emergency unit’, Cardiff, was well received and won an award for the best poster in Wales Psychiatry Conference. He presented his research in Royal college Liaison conference, Prague, Europe. He has also presented at an international conference in Khartoum, Sudan. Dr MohtasimQamruddin was medical lead for eating disorders and psychotherapy, West Wales UK. He was the medical member of tier 3-personality disorder consultation service, involved in assessing and advising on management complex and high-risk patients. He also represented Royal College of Psychiatrists, London for consultant psychiatric interview panel (AAC) at various NHS organisations across UK.
Currently working as Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry, Al Amal Psychiatry hospital. He is clinical lead for inpatient psychiatry and involved in various service development initiatives. He has conducted workshops in CBT and communication skills training.

Prof. Momtaz Abd El Wahab (Egypt)

Prof. Momtaz Abd El Wahab (Egypt)

Professor of Psychiatry Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University-     President of Egyptian Psychiatric Association – President of Regional Committee of Mental Health – Chief Editor of Egyptian Journal of Psychiatry – Vice President of Egyptian Board of Psychiatry – Founder of Addiction Medicine Unit in Cairo University – President of Arab Federation of Psychiatry- President of Scientific Committee of National Observatory for Narcotics – Fellow of Royal College of Psychiatry – Consultant of Psychiatry in Cairo University Hospital – Previous Chairperson of Psychiatric Department Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University.

Dr. Mona ElQedrah, (UAE)

Dr. Mona ElQedrah, (UAE)

Specialist Psychiatry, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority

Co-team Leader, Adult General Psychiatry, Psychiatry Department -Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority

Dr. Nadia Dabbagh (UAE)

Dr. Nadia Dabbagh (UAE)

Dr Nadia Taysir DABBAGH MBBS, MRCPsych (UK), CCT (UK), BSc, MSc, PhD,

Dr Nadia Dabbagh is a UK-trained consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist who has been working in Dubai Health Authority (DHA) since April 2011. She contributed to the establishment of child psychiatry services at Rashid Hospital as well as at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital prior to its departure from the DHA in 2016. She currently covers child and adolescent psychiatry outpatient, inpatients and liaison services throughout the DHA. Dr Dabbagh is Programme Leader for Dubai’s Mental Health Strategy 2021.

Dr Dabbagh embarked on her training to become a psychiatrist over 20 years ago in 1993, initially doing her undergraduate medical studies and research at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and University College London, then General Psychiatry training in the Royal Free and Associated Hospitals to obtain membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2005, followed by Completion of her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist Consultant Training (CCT) at the Tavistock Clinic, London.

Dr Dabbagh has a BSc and PhD in Medical Anthropology and an MSc in Psychiatric Research. She is the author of the book ‘Suicide in Palestine: Narratives of Despair’ as well as several published articles in international peer-reviewed journals. Dr Dabbagh is passionate about developing efficient, evidence-based and culturally sensitive mental health services for children and adolescents living in the UAE. Through teaching and training junior doctors and staff within the DHA as well as building supportive, collaborative relationships with a range of professional colleagues and external organizations she hopes to fulfill her ambition to promote good practice and high quality care throughout the region.

Dr. Parmod Kumar (India)

Dr. Parmod Kumar (India)

Dr Parmod Kumar has completed his MBBS from Medical College, Rohtak in 1991. He has done MD Psychiatry from PGIMER, Chandigarh in 1996 and thereafter-completed senior residency from PGIMER, Chandigarh in 1999.During his Residency; he had special interest in child and adolescent psychiatry. His research paper on pervasive development disorder was well appreciated and was published in German Journal of Psychiatry. He has also won the Dr Bukshey award of Indian Psychiatric Society.

He worked as consultant Psychiatrist at Silver Oaks Hospital Mohali from 2000 till 2014.He has special interest in the treatment of drug addiction beside general psychiatry, marriage and sex counselling. Currently he is running the comprehensive psychiatric clinic at DPC (DR.PARMOD CLINIC) Chandigarh.

Dr Parmod Kumar is associated with Indian Association of Private Psychiatry (IAPP) since its inception in 2000.He is the Hon’y General Secretary of IAPP. He is the Past editor and currently vice president of Indian Association of Biological Psychiatry. He along with his editorial team has recently published a book titled as Recent Advances in Biological Psychiatry.

He is honoured with international fellowship of American Psychiatric Association. The APA has also elected him as ambassador of APA. He is the fellow of Indian Psychiatric Society and International Institute of Organisational Psychological Medicine.He is state council member of IMA, Chandigarh and is actively involved in IMA Chandigarh. He keep on conducting awareness programme about mental health and drug addiction, involving media, bureaucratic and political people. He was the member of state mental health authority, Chandigarh from 2014-2007.

He has presented scientific papers and delivered talk at Zonal, National and International forum. He has recently presented his Research Poster at Royal College of Psychiatrists International congress at Edinburgh,June 2017. The latest being presented at WPA, Thematic Meeting,Melbourne on 26/02/2018. He had presented his pioneer work on KETAMINE IN elderly in General hospital set-ups.

Prof. Prasad Roy (India)

Prof. Prasad Roy (India)

Consultant Psychiatrist

Director, Schizophrenia & Psychopharmacology Division, Asha Hospital, Hyderabad

President, Indian Association of Private Psychiatry 2018-2020
President, INDIAN PSYCHIATRIC SOCIETY 2016-2017
Secretary, Education & Training, Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations (AFPA) 2017-2019
National C.M.E. Chairperson, 2008-2010 Indian Psychiatric Society
President, Indian Association for Biological Psychiatry 2018-2020
President, Society for Bipolar Disorders of India (SBDI)
Deputy Editor, Indian Journal of Psychiatry (IJP) 2008 to 2015
President elect, Indian Association of Geriatric Mental Health 2019-2021
Deputy Editor, Journal of Geriatric Mental Health 2013 till date
Asst. Editor, Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2014 till date
Editor, Indian Association of Private Psychiatry (IAPP) -2010 to 2014
Treasurer, Indian Association of Private Psychiatry 2014 – 2016
Vice-President, Indian Association of Private Psychiatry 2016-2018

Dr. RaadAlkhaiat (UAE)

Dr. RaadAlkhaiat (UAE)

He has been a Consultant Psychiatrist and Head of Psychiatric Dept. in Al-Amal Psychiatric Hospital since 13/05/2006 and still currently.
He has been a member of the Royal College of Psychiatric since September 1984 and graduated from College of Medicine – University of Baghdad in 1976 .
He has worked in different mental hospitals in U.K., New Zealand and several Arab countries and participated for teaching and training purposes.
He has been a chairperson of the Medical Board in Al-Amal Hospital one day a week and member of different clinical, administrative and forensic committees.
He has also been participating in interviewing psychiatrists for evaluation to get work license for Ministry of Health and Prevention-United Arab Emirates.

Dr. SamiaAlKhoori (UAE)

Dr. SamiaAlKhoori (UAE)

Consultant Psychiatry, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority – Dubai, UAE

President, Emirates Society of Mental Health (ESMH)
President, 13th Emirates Society Mental Health International Congress 2019
Deputy Secretary General, Arab Federation of Psychiatrists (AFP)
Finance Secretory, Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations (AFPA)
Director, Psychiatry Residency Training Program – Dubai Health Authority
Head, Scientific Programme – Psychiatry Department – Dubai Health Authority
Head, Mental Health Awareness Campaign – Dubai Health Authority
Forensic Psychiatry Team Lead – Psychiatry Department – Dubai Health Authority
Several Publications in International Journals
Authored of two Books

Dr. Sarah Almarzooqi (UAE)

Dr. Sarah Almarzooqi (UAE)

Dr. Almarzooqi is a UK trained, Emirati Clinical Psychologist. She has been working in the field of mental health for more than 12 years. She is experienced and had opportunities to diagnose and

treat different mental health disorders and issues across different age groups both in the UAE and the UK. In the UK, Dr. Almarzooqi worked and has been trained at the National Health Service (NHS) with various mental health teams at Maudsley Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital in London. She has obtained skills in assessment, diagnosis, behavior modification, cognitive behavioral intervention (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

She also has been awarded the best psychologist award by Princess Haya Award for Special Education in 2009. In the last couple of years Dr Almarzooqi successfully published research papers in the field of chronic pain, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Addiction.

Recently Dr Almarzooqi has been elected as a board member for The Emirates Society for Child & Adolescent Mental Health (ESCAM) at Emirates Medical Association (EMA).

Education

  • Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology,
  • Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, Neuroscience, King’s College, London.
    Higher specialist training
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
    EMDR –Europe Association & EMDR International Association. 2018
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
    Prof Steven Hayes. London.UK. 2016
  • Matrix program Certified trainer & counselor/
    Addiction and substance misuse. Matrix Institute. Los Angeles. US/ 2012

Languages
English & Arabic

Dr.Shaju George (UAE)

Dr.Shaju George (UAE)

Dr Shaju George, MMBS, DPM, MD

Specialist Psychiatrist
Specialist Aeromedical examiner

Education
MBBS- 1998, Medical College, Trichur, Kerala, India
DPM- Diploma in psychological medicine- 2003, Kerala University, India
MD in psychiatry- 2004, Kerala University, India
Aviation medicine- AME- Flying medicine UK, 2016
FIPS-Fellow in Indian psychiatric society – 2005
Licensed with TCMC, INDIA, DHA & MOH

Experience
Consultant psychiatrist 2004- 2007 Louise Mount Hospital, Kerala, India
Consultant psychiatrist 2007- 2013, Lourdes Hospital, Cochin, India
Specialist psychiatrist 2013- continuing, International Modern hospital, Dubai
Specialist psychiatrist 2017- continuing, Dubai community health Centre
Specialist psychiatrist 2019- Lifeworks Holistic counseling Centre, Dubai
Specialist psychiatrist 2019- Al Zahra Hospital Sharjah.
Key contributions
CARE (Child and Adolescent Resource Enhancement) program – conceptualized and implemented in 2009.
Instrumental in starting inpatient psychiatry and post graduate training in Lourdes hospital, Cochin, India
Areas of special interest
Geriatric medicine
Sexual medicine
OCD & anxiety disorders
Sleep disorders
Women & Child mental health issues
Personality disorders
Mind wellness – Mental health promotional activities
Regularly conduct mind wellness programs with corporates and labor camps.
Active in social media with mental health awareness activities.
Founded the social network group – ‘Beautiful mind’, an academic platform including mental health professionals of various discipline.
Attended, given lectures and chaired at medical conferences in India and abroad.

Dr. ShazyaLakadawala (UAE)

Dr. ShazyaLakadawala (UAE)

She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist at Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority (DHA).  She has more than 15 years of clinical experience, and she uses an elective approach when dealing with her clients and patients. She provides individual, couples, family, children and group psychotherapy, counselling, crises intervention and psychometric testing both in inpatient and in outpatient setting. She also provides psychological services in primary health care centers (PHC), and is actively involved in sharing her expertise through presentation on different psychology related topics to health care providers, patients and families.  She specializes in therapeutic approaches such as Client Centered Approach, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Rational-Emotive-Behavior Therapy (REBT), Couples and Family Therapy, Play Therapy and Trauma Focused Therapies, such as EMDR, Hypnotherapy, and Core Somatic Integration Therapy.

Dr. Siva Prakash (UAE)

Dr. Siva Prakash (UAE)

Dr. Siva Prakash currently working with NMC Healthcare as specialist Psychiatrist in child adolescent and family psychiatry as well as general psychiatry, has extensive academic experience over 25 years in the field of mental health. He was formerly Head of division of child mental health at National Institute of Mental health and Neurosciences in Bangalore, India and served as advisor in adolescent mental health at World Health Organisation, Geneva. After relocating to UAE, he had another short stint as consultant in Child Mental Health for EMRO region of World Health Organisation in Somalia and Nairobi. Dr. Prakash is a trained therapist and was in charge of psychotherapy training program at NIMHANS, Bangalore for 5 years. He also has special interest in medical anthropology and transcultural psychiatry; he has regularly contributed to a major initiative annual workshop on Culture and mental Health in South Asia over the past of 10 years as a co-opted faculty member.

Dr Siva Prakash has especial expertise in treatment of Depression and anxiety disorders, in both adults as well as children and adolescence. He also works with dysfunctional families, and has a holistic approach to practice of medicine and psychiatry.

(Graduated in Medicine in 1971 from University of Madras, India, did post graduate training at NIMHANS, Bangalore and JIPMER, Pondicherry and later did advanced fellowship in child and family psychiatry at Institute of Psychiatry , London and Maudsley children Hospital, London).

Prof. Syed Naqvi (USA)

Prof. Syed Naqvi (USA)

Syed Naqvi MD is Board certified and recertified, in both adult and child & Adolescent psychiatry. He provides state-of-the-art psychopharmacological treatment to children with autism, Intellectual disabilities with psychiatric issues, Asperger’s disorder, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Tourettesdisorder.Dr. Naqvi has been funded by the National Alliance for Research against Schizophrenia and Depression to study the use of Omega 3 fish oil in adolescent depression. Dr. Naqvi has been the recipient of the Beatrix Hamburg Award for Best Research Poster in 1998, the Judd Marmor Award in 1997 for outstanding service to consultation liaison psychiatry and the winner of the prestigious Presidential scholar award by American Academy for Child & Adolescent psychiatry in 1999. He has won the Golden Apple Awards for Best Teacher in Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles for four separate years in 2001, 2004, 2006 & 2010. A distinguished Fellow of both American Psychiatric Association and The American Academy for Child & Adolescent psychiatry, he was awarded the prestigious membership of the American College of Psychiatry in 2011. He served as president of Southern California Society for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in 2004.  He also served as Examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology separately in adult and child and Adolescent psychiatry.

Dr. Naqvi received his medical education in Pakistan and post graduate education in Adult and Child Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles USA. He has published several articles in scientific journals and is the author of the popular book, “Aspergers disorder, helping children thrive at home and school.” Dr Naqvi has now presented workshops and given lectures in all of the five continents of the world numbering more than twenty countries. He has made real tangible efforts to translate knowledge and to transfer expertise to some of the most underserved areas of the world including Bangladesh, Nepal, Fiji, Iran and Pakistan. His practice provides clinical care to patients across USA and over forty seven countries in the world. He is now recognized as an international teacher Par excellence, in the field of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in general and pediatric Psychopharmacology in particular.

Dr. Talaat Matter (UAE)

Dr. Talaat Matter (UAE)

Consultant Psychiatry, RasAlKhaima Hospital, UAE – Professor of Psychiatry, and Head of Psychiatry Department in  RAK  Medical & Health Sciences University RasAlKhaima, UAE. Master Degree in Neuropsychiatry, Cairo university 1983, M.D.PHD in psychiatry, Cairo University ,1997. Member of the editorial board of world journal of psychiatry (the Arabic version). Member of the world psychiatric association. Translated the text book: “cognitive psychotherapy ,basic and beyond” , Translated the book” the power of emotions”, Has many publications in international journal and More than 150 presentations in different national and international conferences Participated in the field studies of ICD-10, ICD-11,and DSM-5.

Dr. TareqQaseem (UAE)

Dr. TareqQaseem (UAE)

I graduated in Ain Shams University in Egypt where I worked as a Lecturer in Psychiatry after earning my Medical Doctorate in Addiction Psychiatry. I then pursued further training in the UK. After finishing training, I worked as a consultant psychiatrist. I was also the chairperson for the Research and Innovation in one of West Midlands National Health Service Trusts (serving a population of 1.1 million).

I still hold the following positions Honorary Fellow and Senior Lecturer in The University of Warwick as well as Aston University). I have published several publications in high impact journals such as The British Journal of Psychiatry and the British Medical Journal. I have authored several chapters in several books in different areas of psychiatry.

Dr. Tariq Diab (UAE)

Dr. Tariq Diab (UAE)

Doctor Tarig Diab is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Dr Diab completed his core training in Psychiatry in different Teaching hospitals across England, United Kingdom, where he gained membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Dr Diab completed his higher Specialist Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Sheffield Children’s Hospital, following which he gained his CCT in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He has been practicing as Consultant in Child & Adolescent mental health since 2009, managing mainstream Child & Adolescent Mental Health teams, Early Intervention in Psychosis team and Home Treatment Outreach teams.  Dr Diab has special interest in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice and has gained and FdA in this during his higher Specialist Training in Sheffield. Dr Diab is currently a Consultant Child Psychiatrist at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital.

Dr. Walid Abdul-Hamid (UAE)

Dr. Walid Abdul-Hamid (UAE)

Clinical Director and Consultant Psychiatrist

Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London

Previously Associate Professor at the University of London

MBChb, MRCPsych, PhD and EMDR Europe Consultant and Supervisor

Dr Walid is a bilingual (Arabic & English) Consultant Psychiatrist with 30 years of experience in psychiatry, he is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatry in London and holder of PhD from the University of London. Previously a Honorary Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Bart’s and London Medical school, University of London and has published around 50 articles of scientific research in scientific and medical journals. He has been the President elect of the British Arab Psychiatric Association (BAPA) since 2014.

Dr Walid previously worked at North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Bart’s Hospital, London in the UK. Dr Walid has also held a visiting consultant post in Priory UK. He uses his long clinical experience and his wide and deep knowledge of most up to date psychiatric research to practice evidence-based mental health care.

Prof. Wiesław Jerzy Cubała (Poland)

Prof. Wiesław Jerzy Cubała (Poland)

Wiesław Jerzy Cubała M.D., Ph.D.

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

1992 – 1994High School no. 3 (Bilingual), Gdynia, Poland
1994 – 1996International Baccalaureate School no. 704, Gdynia, Poland
1996 – 2002Medicine Studies, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland
2002Medical Doctor’s degree
2002 – 2003Postgraduate training in general medicine
2003Physician’s License (issued by the Chamber of Physicians, Gdańsk, Poland – License no. 1458919)
2003 – 2009Residency in psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland
2003 – 2009Research Assistant, Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland
2004 – 2007Postgraduate training in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy
2008Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist’s License (issued by the Polish Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy – License no. 92)
2004 – 2009Ph.D. programme in psychopharmacology of depression
2009Ph.D. degree, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland
2009Board-Certified Psychiatrist
2010European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT) Accreditation Certificate
2010 -Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland
2009 – 2011Postgraduate training in Supervision for Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy affiliated by the Polish Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy
2011Supervisor in Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy License (issued by the Polish Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy – License no. 17)
2012Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Uniwersyteckie Centrum Kliniczne, Gdańsk, Poland
2013 -Psychiatrist, IndywidualnaSpecjalistycznaPraktykaLekarskaWieslaw Jerzy Cubala, Gdańsk, Poland
2014Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) degree in biological psychiatry, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland
2015 – Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland
2018 Professor of Psychiatry, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland

ACTIVITIES:

World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) Task Force on Mental disorders in Primary care – member.
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board at Sanofi for the endorsement of the new measures recommended with EMA’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC).

TRAININGS:

2004Workshop on clinical trials and pharmacovigilance: impact on EU legislation – ICH GCP
2004Introduction to clinical research (Vienna School of Clinical Research) – ICH GCP
2007Training in CNS receptors and transporters neuroimaging – Department of Psychiatry and Department of Clinical Physiology, University of Kuopio, Finland (EU Lifelong Learning Programme)
2009GSK Clinical Masterclass on the management of major depression
2009ECNP School of Neuropsychopharmacology (Oxford, UK)
2011CANTAB Training – Cambridge Cognition (Cambridge, UK)
2012GCP retraining for Prime Sites (Quintiles)
2016GCP retraining (TransCelerate)
2017GCP retraining (NIDA)
2017 HTA, EBM, VBM course – Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Tariff System (Warsaw, PL)
2018GCP (ICH E6 (R2) GCP) retraining (TransCelerate)

LANGUAGES:

Polish native
English fluent
French very good
German good

Dr Yahya Takriti (UAE)

Dr Yahya Takriti (UAE)

MRCPsych, DPM.

Dr Yahya Takriti graduated from the University of Bologna in Italy.  Yahya completed his training in Psychiatry in Oxford, UK. After he attained his membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, he took up the post of Specialist Registrar in Leeds, UK.  Following this, Yahya was appointed as a Consultant Psychiatrist where he ran an Old Age Psychiatry service in a community setting in Leeds, UK for many years. Yahya also held the post of Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds.  Yahya is research active, has written several academic papers and authored a book chapter.  He has also presented at many prestigious international conferences.  Dr Yahya Takriti joined Al Ain Hospital as a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Behavioural Sciences Institute in 2010, where he is the Lead Psychiatrist for the outpatient services and is involved in managing patients within the Community Mental Health Service.