21st ESMH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AGENDA

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DAY 1- MAY 20, 2021

21:00

23:00

Satellite Symposium hosted by Lundbeck

Combining Mechanisms of Action of Vortioxetine to Target Functional Impairment in Major Depressive Disorder
Speakesr: Prof. Stephen Stahl (USA) and Dr. Mohammad AlSuwaidan (Kuwait)

Discussion

DAY 2- MAY 21, 2021

09:00

09:30

Opening Ceremony

Ceremony Moderator
Ms. Hind Khaled (UAE)


Introduction to Congress President


Welcome, Objectives & Introduction
Speaker: Dr. Samia A. AlKhoori (UAE), Congress President, President, Emirates Society of Mental Health (ESMH)


Opening Remarks by Chief Guest
Speaker: Dr. Younis Kazim, CEO, Dubai Healthcare Corporation, Dubai Health Authority


ESMH Excellence Star Award Announcement
Speaker: Dr. Samia AlKhoori (UAE)

09:30

10:10

Satellite Symposium hosted by Newbridge

Bipolar Depression: Domain-Based Pathology and Novel Treatment Avenues
Speaker: Prof. Roger McIntyre (Canada)

Discussion

10:10

11:20

Special Symposium
The Role of Telemedicine in Bipolar Affective Disorder
Chair: Dr. Azhar Abu Ali (UAE)

Bipolar Depression: The True Face of Bipolar Disorder
Speaker: Prof. Hisham Ramy (Egypt)

Telemedicine Interventions for Bipolar Affective Disorder
Speaker: Dr. Haseeb Rohilla (UAE)

Discussion

11:20

12:00

Satellite Symposium hosted by Janssen

Improving Clinical Outcomes in Schizophrenia: The Clinician Insight
Speaker: Dr. José Olivares (Spain)

Discussion

12:00

14:00

Friday Prayer Break

14:00

14:40

Plenary Presentation
Chair: Dr. Entisar Bin Haider (UAE)

New World & New Mental Health Challenges
Speaker: Dr. Afzal Javed (UK)

Discussion

14:40

15:20

Satellite Symposium hosted by Lundbeck
Chair: Dr. Ahmed Elshafei (UAE)

Early Intervention in Schizophrenia Using LAIs: Case Discussion
Speaker: Dr. Joseph El Khoury (UAE)

Discussion

15:20

16:30

Special Symposium
Telemedicine for Elderly Care
Chair: Dr. Khawla AlMeer (UAE)

Geriatric Depression and Suicide – Intervention through Telepsychiatry:
Experience in Asia Pacific
Speaker: Prof. Prasad Rao (India)

Telemedicine + Dementia = Good Practice
Speaker: Dr. Hamed AlSenawi (Oman)

Discussion

16:30

17:40

Debate Session
Telemedicine In Psychiatry – Opportunities and Challenges
Chair: Dr. Leena Amiri (UAE)

Advantages of Telemedicine in Psychiatry
Speaker: Dr. Waiel AlAni (Bahrain)

Disadvantages of Telemedicine in Psychiatry
Speaker: Dr. Talaat Matar (UAE)

Discussion

17:40

18:50

Special Session
The Addiction Issues
Chair: Dr. Riadh Khudhier (UAE)

Behavioral Addictions: The Substance of Non- Substance Related Addictive Disorders
Speaker: Dr. Ahmed Yousif (UAE)

The Story of Lyrica
Speaker: Dr. AbdelAzim Ali (UAE)

Discussion

DAY 3- MAY 22, 2021

09:30

10:40

Hot Topics
Current Hot Topics in Telemedicine
Chair: Dr. Bassam Dheyaa (UAE)

Payment Models for Telehealth
Speaker: Dr. Sara AlDallal (UAE)

Patient’s Experience with Telemedicine
Speaker: Dr. Omar AlDoori (UAE)

Discussion

10:40

11:20

Satellite Symposium hosted by Janssen

Spravato: From Clinical Trials to Hands on Experience
Speaker: Dr. Nasser ElHindy (UAE) and Dr. Bassem Badr (UAE)

Discussion

11:20

12:00

Meet the Expert
The Legal Aspect of Telemedicine
Chair: Dr. Ghanem AlHassani (UAE)

Telepsychiatry: Legal and Ethical Considerations for Success
Speaker: Dr. Abdulmohsen AlHumoud (Kuwait)

Discussion

12:00

13:10

Special Symposium
Telemedicine in Child and Adolescents
Chair: Dr. Meshal Sultan (UAE)

Transitioning to Telemedicine in Children & Adolescents: Reflections from Rashid Hospital – UAE
Speaker: Dr. Nadia Dabbagh (UAE)

Psychologists’ Experience with Telemedicine
Speaker: Dr. Shazya Lakadawala (UAE)

Discussion

13:40

14:50

Special Symposium
A Telemedicine Practice for Care of People with Schizophrenia
Chair: Dr. Michael Hamarneh(UAE)

Is Telemedicine Effective for Schizophrenia?
Speaker: Prof. Andrea Fiorillo (Italy)

Long Acting Injectables & Telemedicine
Speaker: Prof. Joseph ElKhoury (Lebanon)

Discussion

14:50

16:00

Special Symposium
Understanding Depression
Chair: Dr. Hind AlRustamani (UAE)

Updating the Aetiology of Depression?
Speaker: Prof. Tarek Okasha (Egypt)

The Interface Between Catatonia & Melancholic Depression
Speaker: Prof. Yassir Mahgoub (USA)

Discussion

16:00

16:40

Satellite Symposium hosted by Hikma

Is Cariprazine a Broad-Spectrum Antipsychotic?
Speaker: Prof. Christoph Correll (Germany)

Discussion

16:40

18:50

Comprehensive Training Course
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Chair: Dr. Ahmed ElShafei (UAE)

All You Need to Know About Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Speaker: Dr. Ahmed ElMaadawi (USA)

Discussion