Mental Health Research in the Arab World: Challenges and opportunities to Collaborate



Moderator: Hala Darwish, RN, PhD
 12:00 – 12:10 Mental Health in the Arab World: State of the Problem
Ali Mokdad, P.h.D
 12:10- 12:25 Bibliometric study of mental health research in the Arab World
Lokman I. Meho, MLS, PhD
 12:25 – 12:40 Why do we need homegrown research in Mental Health
Elie Akl, M.D.,MPH, PhD
Moderator: Brigitte Khoury, PhD       
 12:40– 13:30 Panel discussion 1: Lessons Learned: Challenges in research in the Arab World
Panelists: Elie Karam, M.D.Suhaila Ghouloum, M.D.,  Pia Zeinoun, Ph.D.Bibi Al Amiri, M.D.Majda Cheour, M.D.
13:30– 13:45 Break
Moderator: Liliane Ghandour, PhD
13:45 – 14:00 Establishing the largest network of mental health collaborators across the world
Geoffery Reed, Ph.D.
14:00 – 14:15 Frameworks for networking and collaboration in the Arab region
Eman Sbeity, MD
14:15 – 14:30 How psychiatry journals can contribute to mental health research in the Arab world.
Joan Marsh, Ph.D.
Moderator: Fadi Maalouf, M.D.
14:30 – 15:15 Panel discussion 2:  Opportunities to mental health research in the Arab world and call for action.
PanelistsJoan Marsh, Ph.D.,Mouin Hamze, Ph.D., Samia Khoury, M.D., Anne Becker, M.D., Ph.D., and Tarek Okasha, M.D.