Chair & Congress President's Welcome
Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of our society, it is a great pleasure to invite you to the 21st Emirates Society Mental Health International Congress, which will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel, Festival City, Dubai on May 20-22, 2021 under the theme of “Mental Health and Telemedicine”.


As we overcome the COVID-19 pandemic in the past year, the 2021 physical edition carries out plenary sessions presenting the latest research and advancements in treatment across many mental health conditions followed by hands-on workshops for smaller exclusive groups. This year’s theme is related to telemedicine and offers in-depth information on the new measures and emerging trends to address mental health issues using the current technology and the clinical competencies applicable in this practice.


International, regional and national experts from different health and academic institutes will share and discuss innovations in psychiatry and mental health. Furthermore, it is a great opportunity to meet and network with colleagues, both regional and international while expanding existing connections or creating new ones and finding opportunities for future collaboration in common areas of interest. More than 500 healthcare professionals are expected to come from around the world.


We are excited to see you at this unique educational experience. We appreciate your active participation and wish you a safe and enjoyable stay in Dubai.




Dr. Samia AlKhoori

Chair and Congress President
Consultant Psychiatrist
President, Emirates Society of Mental Health
Acting Head, Psychiatry Department, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority