Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,
On the behalf of the scientific Committee, it gives us immense pleasure to invite you to “Abu Dhabi International Mental Health Conference” to be held on 18-19 October, 2018 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
This annual conference is the pinnacle event in the mental health industry. The conference provides an invaluable opportunity to build relationships and to share knowledge, research, latest advances and best practices in the arena of mental health across a broad spectrum of mental disorders.
The conference program is designed to challenge, inspire, demonstrate and encourage participants while facilitating discussion.  The program will explore mental health access and support, service design and specialized clinically focused programs, physical wellbeing and mental wellness, mentally healthy workplaces, disorder management, strategies and support for wellness of mental health workers, suicide and harm prevention.  
The program includes an extensive range of topics with keynotes, concurrent sessions, workshops and posters to examine solutions and share ideas for improving the quality of life for those with mental health issues.
Keynote addresses, submitted papers, workshops and case studies will discuss how approaches and techniques can be incorporated into daily practice. Featuring National and International leading clinical practitioners, academics, and mental health experts, the conference will motivate and inspire professionals (and future professionals) to make change and provide the best possible outcome for those living with mental health conditions.
This unique event will bring together prominent clinical practitioners, academics, service providers and mental health experts to deliberate and discuss mental health issues confronting the UAE and the region
The program will allow ample opportunities for participants to network collaborate and share ideas to enhance the quality and safety practices for mental care provided in the region
We hope this meeting will be of great benefit to all participants in the region, we also hope and trust that you will enjoy your visit to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and a vibrant and fast-growing city that combines state of the art facilities and infrastructure, as well as a glimpse into an ancient and endlessly fascinating past.
This is an event not to be missed!
Dr. Tarek Abdalla Darwish
Conference President
Consultant Psychiatrist & MedicalDirector, 
BSP, SKMC, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Medhat Elsabbahy
Conference Director
Regional WAPR VP Eastern Mediterranean Region 
Head of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Dept.SKMC, Abu Dhabi, UAE