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Wednesday 12th December 2018  7 ECMEC's
07:0008:3010:3011:0012:3013:0014:0015:3016:0017:30
RegistrationInvited Plenary Speakers
Institutional partners
BreakParallel Sessions: Workshops,
Skill sessions,
seminars, symposiums
30 minute
Symposium
Workshop
LunchParallel Sessions: Workshops,
Skill sessions,
seminars, symposiums
BreakInvited Plenary Speakers & opening ceremonyUniversal Health Coverage Day awards & welcome cocktail
Thursday 13th December 2018 6 ECMEC's
07:0008:3010:3011:0012:3013:0014:0015:3016:00
RegistrationInvited Plenary SpeakersBreakParallel Sessions: 
Workshops,
Skill sessions,
seminars, symposiums
Poster sessionLunchParallel Sessions: Workshops,
Skill sessions,
seminars, symposiums
BreakInvited Plenary SpeakersMalta Republic Day
Grand Harbour Fireworks Display - Valletta
Friday 14th December 2018 7 ECMEC's
07:0008:3010:3011:0012:0013:0014:0015:3016:0019:30
RegistrationInvited Plenary Speakers 
BreakParallel
Sessions:
Workshops,
Skill Sessions,
Seminars,
Symposiums
30 Minute
Symposium
Workshop
LunchParallel Sessions
Workshops,
Skill sessions,
seminars, symposiums
BreakInvited Plenary Speakers, closing ceremony and best poster and presentation awardsGala Dinner

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Sir David Goldberg

Joint President 

Prof. Sir Goldberg, David

Congress President

Sir David has devoted his professional life to improving the teaching of psychological skills to doctors of all kinds, and to improving the quality of services for those with severe mental illnesses.

He has advised the Department of Health over the years about service developments, and has been extensively used by the World Health Organisation as a mental health consultant.

Prof. Gabriel Ivbijaro

Joint President 

Prof. Ivbijaro, Gabriel

Congress President

Professor Ivbijaro is Visiting Professor of Population Health at NOVA University, Lisbon, Portugal and a specialist in Integrated Care and Primary Care Mental Health, with expertise in service re-design.

Dr. Bailey, Rahn Kennedy

Member 

Dr. Bailey, Rahn Kennedy

International Committee

Rahn Kennedy Bailey has served as Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center since January 2015.

Ms. Brooks, Claire

Co-Chair 

Ms. Brooks, Claire

Advocacy Committee

Claire Brooks is President of ModelPeople Inc., a global consumer research and strategy consultancy which works with global corporations across many industries, including healthcare.

Dr. Chisholm, Dan

Member 

Dr. Chisholm, Dan

International Committee

He is a Programme Manager for Mental Health at the WHO Regional Office for Europe (based in Copenhagen, Denmark).

Prof. Dowrick, Chris

Vice-Chair 

Prof. Dowrick, Chris

Scientific Committee

Christopher Dowrick is Professor of Primary Medical Care in the University of Liverpool and a general practitioner in Aintree Park Group Practice.

He is Senior Investigator Emeritus for the National Institute for Health Research in England, and Professorial Research Fellow in the University of Melbourne in Australia. 

Dr. Dua, Tarun

Member 

Dr. Dua, Tarun

International Committee

Dr Taun Dua works in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at World’s Health Organization Headquarters.

Dr Alexei Sammut

Member 

Dr Alexei Sammut

Host Organising Committee

Before joining the University of Malta’s Department of Mental Health within the Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr Sammut had a career in the public sector as a Deputy Charge Nurse with the Maltese Mental Health Services. He holds both general and mental health nursing qualifications and has worked in a variety of mental health settings. Dr Sammut has completed his PhD in Mental Health Nursing with Kingston University and St Georges University of London under the supervision of Professor Mary Chambers.

Dr. Grech, Anton

Member 

Dr. Grech, Anton

Scientific Committee

Dr. Anton Grech was born on 16 November 1967 in Gozo, Malta. He graduated as Doctor of Medicine from the University of Malta in 1992.

He became a Member of the Royal college of Psychiatrists, UK, in 1997, and he became a Fellow of the same college in 2011.

Prof. Herrman, Helen

Co-Chair 

Prof. Herrman, Helen

International Committee

Helen Herrman is President of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), and Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre in Mental Health, Melbourne. She is Professor of Psychiatry at Orygen, National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, and the Centre for Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne, Australia.

Prof. Howe, Amanda

Co-Chair 

Prof. Howe, Amanda

International Committee

Amanda Howe is a practising family doctor, an academic professor, and a national and international leader in family medicine. Since 2001, she has been Professor of Primary Care at the University of East Anglia, where she was part of the founding team for a new medical programme.

Prof. Howe, Amanda

Co-Chair 

Dr. Javed, Afzal

International Committee

Dr. Afzal Javed is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Honorary Clinical Associate Teacher at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick UK. He also holds the honorary position of Chairman Pakistan Psychiatric Research Centre, Fountain House, Lahore (Pakistan).

Prof. Roy Kallivayalil

Vice-Chair 

Prof. Roy Kallivayalil

Scientific Committee

Dr Roy Abraham Kallivayalil is Vice- Principal and Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvalla, Kerala, India. He is the Secretary General of the World Psychiatric Association, Geneva (2014-2020). He is also President of World Association for Social Psychiatry, Paris (2016-19) and President of the National Alliance for Mental Health, India.

Prof. Oldham, John

Member 

Prof. Oldham, John

International Committee

John M. Oldham, M.D. is currently Professor of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine, and he holds the Barbara and Corbin J. Robertson, Jr. Endowed Chair for Personality Disorders.

Prof. Riba, Michelle

Co-Chair 

Prof. Riba, Michelle 

Scientific Committee

Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School and Associate Director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center.

Director of the PsychOncology Program at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and Director, Psychosomatic Fellowship Program.

Prof. Roelandt, Jean-Luc

Member 

Prof. Roelandt, Jean-Luc

International Committee

Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for research and training in Mental Health since 2001, supports the implementation of community mental health in France and all over the world.

Ms Raghnia Chabane

Member 

Ms Raghnia Chabane

International Committee

Raghnia CHABANE (Local elected official, City Policy, Security and Citizenship), Simon VASSEUR-BACLE (Projects and International Affairs Manager, WHOCC Lille), Jean-Luc Roelandt (Director, WHOCC Lille)

Prof. Sartorius, Norman

Member

Prof. Sartorius, Norman

Scientific Committee

Professor Norman Sartorius, MD, MA, DPM, PhD, FRCPsych, obtained his MD in Zagreb (Croatia). He specialized in neurology and psychiatry and subsequently obtained a Master’s Degree and a Doctorate in psychology (Ph.D).

Dr. Saxena, Shekhar

Member 

Prof. Saxena, Shekhar

International Committee

Prof. Saxena is a psychiatrist by training, working at World Health Organization as the Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse since 2010.

Prof. Sorel, Eliot

Member 

Prof. Sorel, Eliot

International Committee

Eliot Sorel MD is an innovative global health leader, educator, health systems performance expert, and a practicing physician.

Prof. Tasman, Allan

Member 

Prof. Tasman, Allan

Allan Tasman is Professor and Emeritus Chairman of Psychiatry at the University of Louisville and Schwab Endowed Chair in Social and Community Psychiatry. He is internationally known for his advocacy for innovation in psychiatric education and clinical services and for an integrative bio-psycho-social model of treatment within a comprehensive and collaborative system of care.

Prof. Pierre Thomas 

Co-Chair 

Prof. Thomas, Pierre

Scientific Committee

Professor Thomas is a leading French Psychiatrist who is Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine in the University of Lille, France and also Head of the Department Psychiatry, Forensic Medicine at CHU of Lille France.

Dr. Trimboli, Alberto

Co-Chair 

Dr. Trimboli, Alberto

Advocacy Committee

President of the World Federation of Mental Health.

The Argentine Association for the Study of Addictions and Problematic Consumptions – Founder and Scientific Secretary (2016 – Present). 

Dr John M. Cachia

Member

Dr Cachia, John M.

Dr John M. Cachia MD MSc FFPH MMCFD DLSHTM is the Commissioner for Mental Health in Malta. He graduated as Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Malta and specialised in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and in Health Services Management in Milan and Birmingham. He is a Consultant in Public Health Medicine and a Specialist in Family Medicine. 

Planned Social Events

Floriani Hall - Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta

Opening Ceremony

Wednesday, 12th December 2018 (included)

The Opening Ceremony is an evening of meeting new people and making strides in harmonius future developments in an chic setting for participants of the congress.

The Opening Ceremony will take place in the Floriani Hall of the Grand Hotel Excelsior, Malta.

Bacchus Gala Dinner

Gala Dinner & Awards

Friday, 14th December 2018 (€80 per person)

The Gala Dinner is an evening of celebration and networking in an elegant setting for participants of the congress.

The Gala Dinner will take place at the Bacchus restaurant in the Silent city of Mdina.

The Partners

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WFMH logo
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Maltese Association of Psychiatric Nurses Logo
Universal Health Mental Health Congress 2018 Logo
The Maltese Association of Psychiatry
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