MEMA 2018’s focus on mental health is in line with the proper recognition of the challenges of a complex humanitarian emergency that has evolved to become one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. In addition, and since we are living in a conflict zone with an enormous array of mental health concerns, it has become a pressing need to raise awareness on mental health issues and enforce mental wellbeing strategies that would scale up responses to improve the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of the population. Insight into mental health also requires the incorporation of neuroscience into both the mechanisms and mitigating factors for mental disorders, as well as where and how to focus research and treatment.
- Mental Health in Primary Care
- Mental Health of vulnerable populations such as refugees, prisoners and domestic workers.
- Women Mental Health and Sexuality issues
- Psychiatric disorders, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Eating disorders, Substance use Disorders and other chronic medical conditions
- Child Mental Health (ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning disorders, etc.)
- School and College Mental Health
- Mental Health Research and Collaborations
- Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology and psychological testing
This annual scientific meeting has been designed for local, regional and international health providers. All medical, Primary Care, Psychiatry, Psychology, Neurology, Nursing, residents, students, social workers and rehabilitation subspecialties will benefit from this diverse program.