February 29, 2024
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News – Dubai Will Host The World’s Largest Children And Adolescent Mental Health Conference

The UAE will play host to some of the world’s most renowned mental health doctors for the very first time, thanks to Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital. The International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions ( IACAPAP) will host the 25th annual meeting from December 5-9. 

As of 2016, Dubai holds the distinction of being the first Arab city to host the world’s largest congress on children and adolescent mental health. The IACAPAP World Congress is the first of its 85-year existence to be held in the region. Scientists and medical professionals from numerous parts of the world will be able to share their findings at this event. Participants will be able to share their results, learn about pressing issues in youth mental health, and showcase promising new approaches to improving mental wellness.

The Children And Adolescent Mental Health Conference

The congress is held every two years, and this year’s theme is “Shaping the Future.” This will be an excellent opportunity for researchers all around the world to get together and discuss critical problems and develop the field. Renowned experts will direct sessions in the field, such as Paris-Sud University’s Professor Bruno Falissard, who is the Head of a Public Health and Mental Health Research Lab. Others are Professor Bennet L. Leventhal, a Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Stanford University’s Professor Antonio Hardan, the Chief Division of Child and Adolescent.

Pre-congress workshops will be held on the first day, with the official opening ceremony set for the sixth of December. There will be more than 250 hours of symposium and lectures at the congress, spread out over five days and 12 workshops. More than 300 specialists from across the world will participate in the sessions, which will focus on a range of issues, such as autism spectrum diseases, anxiety, legislation, and advocacy. New technologies that facilitate more accessible care for children and adolescents with mental health issues will also be addressed. The impact of Covid-19 on mental health, as well as other pressing topics, like parents’ worries about their children’s interactions with one another, will be discussed.

The president of IACAPAP, Dr Daniel Fung, highlighted the advantages of the congress by pointing out that attendees would be able to meet and mingle with other experts from all around the world. According to him, about 30 per cent of the UAE’s total population is under 30 and resides in Dubai. He also said that it’s crucial to speak up for the youngsters of the region’s mental health. He said that this is especially true now since we are entering a time of increased volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity.

Certainly, hosting the conference will be a significant step forward for Dubai in its mission to become a regional leader in the health tourism industry and raise awareness of mental health issues in the area.

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