49th Middle East Medical Assembly

Mental Health Across the Lifespan

April 19 -21, 2018

49th MEMA Chairperson: Dr. Samir Atweh

Scientific Committee Chair: Dr. Fadi Maalouf

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.

Preliminary Program Highlights:

  • Mental Health in Primary Care
  • Mental Health of Refugees
  • Women’s Mental Health and Sexuality issues
  • School and College Mental Health
  • Children’s Mental Health
  • Updates  in Mood and Anxiety Disorder
  • Updates in Psychotic Disorders
  • Updates in Substance Use Disorders
  • Updates in Eating Disorders
  • Mental Health in Chronic Medical Conditions
  • A Special Symposium on Multiple Sclerosis
  • Mental Health Research and Collaboration in the Arab World
  • Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology


Target Audience: This annual scientific meeting has been designed for local, regional and international health providers. All medical, Primary Care, Psychiatry, Psychology, Counselling, Neurology, Nursing, residents, students, social workers and rehabilitation subspecialties will benefit from this diverse program.

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