Canadian Muslim Mental Health Conference

Canadian Muslim Mental Health Conference

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE


Canadian Muslim Mental Health Conference 2022 (VIRTUAL)

Assalaamu alaikom,

The University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry and the Muslim Medical Association of Canada would like to invite you to the 6th Canadian Muslim Mental Health Conference (CMMHC), to be held virtually on Sunday December 11, 2022. 

This year, the conference will have sessions targeted towards the general public, as well as others aimed at health care professionals. 

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CMMHC 2022 Program Schedule - Sunday December 11th

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We are excited to have internationally recognized speakers such as Dr.Rania Awaad, Dr.Javeed Sukhera, Dr.Hesham Hamoda and many others joining us for the day!

KEYNOTE SESSION #1: Patient-Centered Care: Adapted Mental Health Assessment and Treatment for Muslim patients 
Speaker:
Dr.Rania Awaad, M.D. Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine where she is the Director of the Stanford Muslim Mental Health & Islamic Psychology Lab.

Objectives:
(1) Review the evidence for spiritually adapted mental health treatment
(2) Discuss possible clinical considerations when assessing Muslim patients
(3) Demonstrate skills to ensuring Muslim patients receive patient-centered care(
4) Provide case examples of spiritually adapted assessments and treatments 

KEYNOTE SESSION #2:
Anti-Muslim violence and Islamophobia: Supporting individual and community mental health needs
Speaker:
 Dr. Javeed Sukhera is an Associate Clinical Professor at Yale University's School of Medicine, Chair of Psychiatry at the Institute of Living (IOL), and Chief of Psychiatry at Hartford Hospital. His research program focuses on bias, equity, and stigma in health professions education.

Objectives:
(1) Review the impact of anti-Muslim violence and Islamophobia on mental health of Muslims
(2) Discuss skills for frontline workers and mental health professionals to supporting individual mental health needs of Muslims facing discrimination
(3) Provide practical examples of supporting individual and community mental health needs in the context of anti-Muslim violence

MMAC Members Only INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP: 

Responding to anti-Muslim discrimination in Medical Education and Clinical Practice
Facilitator: Dr.Zeynep Salaman, Forensic Psychiatrist, Associate Director of Psychiatry Post Graduate Medical Education and Dr. Medina Mohamed, Endocrinologist, Assistant Clinical Professor, McMaster University

Interactive workshop for MMAC medical students, residents and physicians (membership is free! - sign up at muslimmeds.ca)

Objectives:
(1) Discuss anti-Muslim discrimination and Islamophobia in Medical Education and Clinical Practice
(2) Provide overview of the impact of anti-Muslim discrimination and Islamophobia on mental health
(3) Demonstrate through case examples framework for responding to anti-Muslim discrimination


FULL CONFERENCE PROGRAM: 

8:30 - 9:00 am : Welcome | Dr. Arfeen Malick, Dr. Ken Fung, Dr. Hashim Khan

9:00 - 10:00 am:  Patient-Centered Care: Adapted Mental Health Assessment and Treatments for Muslim Patients
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rania Awaad


10:00 - 11:00 am: Anti-Muslim Violence and Islamophobia: Supporting Individual and Community Mental Health Needs 
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Javeed Sukhera


11:00 - 12:00 pm: Research Poster Presentations (APPLY HERE: bit.ly/CMMHC2022Abstract)


11:00 - 12:00 pm: MMAC Members ONLY Interactive Workshop
Responding to anti-Muslim discrimination in Education and Clinical Practice (Membership is free for Canadian Muslim Medical Students, Residents and Staff)

Facilitators: Dr. Zeynep Selaman, Dr. Medina Mohamed

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS SESSIONS


12:00 - 1:00 pm: What's New? Pharmacological Tools for Depression, Anxiety and Insomnia
(with Interactive: Q and A)

Speaker: Dr. Bassaam Salim

1:00 - 1:15 pm: Duhr Prayer Break (EST)


1:15 - 2:15 pm: Suicide and Self-Harm in Muslim Patients: Evidence-Based Safety Assessments and Tools 
(with Interactive: Q and A)

Speaker: Dr. Zainab Furqan

2:15 - 2:30 pm: Asr Prayer Break (EST)


2:30 - 3:30 pm: Spiritual and Cultural Adaptations of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
(with Interactive: Q and A)

Speaker: Dr. Farooq Naeem

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND GENERAL PUBLIC SESSIONS


3:30 - 4:30 pm : Mastering Painful Emotions : Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Skills for Muslim Youth and Families
(with Interactive: Q and A)

Speaker: Dr. Samah Al-Khawashki, Imam Ibrahim Hindy

4:30 - 4:45 pm: Maghrib Prayer Break (EST)


4:45 - 5:45 pm - SESSION OF PARTICULAR BENEFIT FOR EDUCATORS
Prevention: School Based Intervention in Muslim Communities 
(with Interactive: Q and A)

Speaker: Dr. Hesham Hamoda, Dr. Farah Islam

5:45 - 6:45 pm: Eating Disorders and Muslim Youth: Who Am I Fasting for?
(with Lived Experience Panelist)

Speaker: Dr. Sarah Smith, Dr. Nazila Isgandarova, Samiha Rahman 

6:45 - 7:45 pm: Mental Health 101: Addressing Psychiatric and Spiritual Misconceptions of Mental Illness 
(with Interactive: Q and A)

Speaker: Dr. Arif Syed, Imam Hai Patel 

7:45 - 8:00 pm: Break


8:00 - 9:00 pm: SESSION OF PARTICULAR BENEFIT TO PARENTS
Meeting the Experts: Navigating Common School and Learning Challenges as a Muslim Parent
(with Interactive: Q and A)

Speaker: Dr. Khalid Bazaid, Dr. Muhammad Zubairi

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Zoom Link

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The Zoom link will be emailed to attendees on Saturday December 10, 1 day prior to the conference. Please check your emails for the Zoom link around that time, as it may be in your "Junk" or "Spam" folders.

If you register for the conference on the day of the conference (December 11th), a Zoom link will be sent to you within 10 minutes of signing up. Please check your "Junk" or "Spam" folders,

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Conference Program, Research and Resources

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Please visit muslimmentalhealth.ca closer to the conference for more details on program, schedule, and speakers. This website  also includes Muslim mental health resources including adapted psychoeducation material and a directory of Muslim mental health professionals for both the general public and professionals. Information will also be posted on our social media accounts, @muslimmeds.

RESEARCH ABSTRACT SUBMISSION (deadline November 20th): bit.ly/CMMHC2022Abstract

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Ticket Information

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EARLY BIRD PRICING! Ends November 27th

General public (students, residents, educators, community members, teachers, etc) - $25

Health care professionals (Physicians, Social Workers, Psychologists, Child and Youth workers, Therapists, Counsellors, Pharmacists, Nurses and any other health care professional) - $55

Regular Pricing (November 28th onwards):

General public (students, residents, educators, community members, teachers, etc) - $30Health care professionals (Physicians, Social Workers, Psychologists, Child and Youth workers, Therapists, Counsellors, Pharmacists, Nurses and any other health care professional) - $60

**MMAC Member Discounts:**

Email membership@muslimmeds.ca if you are a MMAC member (http://membership.muslimmeds.ca/join) to receive a discount code as follows:

Medical students, residents/fellows, basic staff physician members: $5 off

Platinum staff physician members: $10 off

NOTE: there are NO refunds or transferring of tickets. 

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Please visit our website muslimmentalhealth.ca for Muslim mental health resources and information, including a directory of Muslim mental health professionals. Should you have any questions, you may use the form on this website or email mentalhealth@muslimmeds.ca.

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