The 16th International Conference on Psychiatry

  • Jeddah

The 16th International Conference on Psychiatry

The Science of well-being: Positive Mental health

Intercontinental Hotel, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,

2 – 4 November 2023

Dear Colleague,

Saudi German Hospital & Saudi Psychiatric Association

In collaboration with:

-      Okasha Institute of Psychiatry Ain Shams University

-       Egyptian Psychiatric Association.

-       World Psychiatric Association





It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the: 16th International Conference on Psychiatry, organized by the Saudi German Hospitals Group (SGH) and Saudi Psychiatric Association In Collaboration with the Egyptian Psychiatric Association and Okasha Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Egypt.

The theme of the conference this year is:

 “The Science of well-being: Positive Mental health”

Recently there has been a growing awareness of the “Positive Mental health”; thus, this congress will highlight these important issues.

The conference main speakers will be opinion leaders in the field of psychiatry as well as policy and decision makers.

It is hoped that the exchange of knowledge in this congress between colleagues will promote the service offered to psychiatric patients.

You are invited to participate in this scientific event. We believe that it will be a fruitful scientific, spiritual and cultural experience.

            We will do our best in making your participation scientifically rewarding and your stay in Jeddah enjoyable.


Preliminary Topics

  1. Theme of the conference: The Science of well-being: Positive Mental health.

2.     Mental health and psychosocial aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak

3.     Arab Mental Health services: Service Development, Policies, Pathways to Care and Healthcare economics.

4.    Liaison Psychiatry.

5.    Psychosis: Early intervention and improving outcome.

6.     Mood Disorders: Depressive disorder & Challenges in the management of Bipolar Disorder.   

7.     Personality, Eating, and Psychosexual Disorders.

8.     Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

9.     Old Age Psychiatry: functional & organic mental disorders in old age.

10.    Therapeutic Approaches in Mental Health: Bio-Psych-Socio-Spiritual.

11.    Role of Culture in clinical practice both in prevention & treatment.

12.    Brain Imaging in the diagnosis & management of mental disorders.

13.    Medical ethics, Religion & Spirituality in the era of Globalisation.

14.    Advances in the field of Medical Education & Psychiatric Training.

15.    Stigma of Mental illness & role of media in promoting positive public opinion.

16.    The interface between Psychiatry, Psychology, Philosophy and Social sciences.



Course organisers are kindly requested to prepare all relevant materials to be given to participants enrolled on their courses. Course proposals must include self-assessment questionnaires and answers to evaluate the learning outcome of the participants.

Target Participants:

Psychiatrists, Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Psychologists, Medical Students, Psychiatric Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Teachers, Carers and all professionals who practice in relation to the care of individuals who suffer from Mental Health problems.

Guidelines for abstract submission:


Deadline for submission: 15 - 4 - 2023

Registration Fees:

       -    Early registration (before 1.10.2023):  110 $ or 400  Saudi Riyal

       -    After 1.10.2023:   140 $ or 500  Saudi Riyal

       -    For each training course (workshop): 40 $ or 150  Saudi Riyal



Congress Committees


Honorary Chairman

Prof. Ahmed Okasha

Founder, Professor and Director, WHO Collaborating Center For Research and Training in Mental Health, Okasha Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Hon. President Egyptian Psychiatric Association and Arab Federation of Psychiatrists. President WPA (2002 – 2005), Advisor to the Egyptian President (Mental Health and Community Compatibility).

Congress Director

Prof. Mahdi Abou Madini

Professor and Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, President Saudi Psychiatric Association.


Congress Chairman

Dr. Mohamed Shawoosh

Consultant Psychiatrist, Executive Director of Prince Mashari hospital AlBaha.


Congress Advisor

Prof. Afaf Hamed Khalil

Professor of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University Hospitals, Egypt


Congress Coordinators (Egypt)

Prof. Mohamed Ghanem

Prof. Mohamed Refaat Elfeky

Prof. Safeya Effat


Congress Counsellors

Prof. Tarek Alhabeeb

Professor and Consultant of Psychiatry, Motmaenna Psychiatric centre, Riyadh, KSA

Prof. Tarek Okasha

   Professor of Psychiatry, Okasha Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University Hospitals, Egypt


Egyptian Psychiatric Association.

Prof. Momtaz Abdul Wahab

      President Egyptian Psychiatric Association, Professor of Psychiatry, Cairo University, Egypt


Okasha Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University

Prof. Maha Sayed

   Professor and Chair of Psychiatry, Okasha Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University Hospitals, Egypt




Head of the Scientific Committee

Dr. Dakhel Alsaadi  (KSA)

    Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, A fellow at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada.


Scientific Committee

Dr. Mohamed Shawoosh (KSA)

Dr. Saad Alkhateeb   (KSA)

Dr. Nada Alzaidy ( KSA)

Dr. Adel Seraj  (KSA)

Prof. Abdul Karim Mostafa (Bahrain)

Dr. Khalid Abd El-Azim  (KSA)


Head of Child Psyhiatry Committee

Dr. Ahmad Almai

Consultant and head of Child Psychiatry department, Johns Hopkins ARAMCO hospital.

Secretary of the Scientific Committee

Prof. Amira Al Batrawy

Professor of Psychiatry, Okasha Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University Hospitals, Egypt

Co-ordinator of the Scientific Committee

Dr. Abdul Rahman Alshimi 

Psychiatry Consultant SGH - Jeddah



Saudi German Hospital - Psychiatry Department

Dr. Mahmoud Abdel Mohdi

Ass. Consultant Psychiatry SGH- Jeddah


Dr. Reham Ahmad                              

Psychiatry Specialist SGH- Jeddah

Dr. Mamoun Shaheen

Psychiatry Specialist SGH- Jeddah

Mr. Jameel Alkateb

Clinical Psychologist SGH- Jeddah

Ms. Ashgan Hammad

Clinical Psychologist SGH- Jeddah

Ms. Nuha Tashqandi

Clinical Psychologist SGH- Jeddah

Ms Abeer AlZahrani

Clinical Psychologist SGH- Jeddah

Ms. Maram ElSehli

Clinical Psychologist SGH- Jeddah

Ms. Mada Elnefeia

Clinical Psychologist SGH- Jeddah

Ms. Sara Manaa

Clinical Psychologist SGH- Jeddah


Organizing Committee

Ms. Ebtesam Al-saiari                          

Clinical Psychologist. Coordinator of Organizing Committee

Dr. Jalal Saif

Executive manager of Organizing Committee

Ms. Fatmah Hanbazazah

Social Services Manager SGH- Jeddah

Mr. Waleed Al-Malki

Al-Amal Hospital – Jeddah

Mr. Yaser Al-Zahrani

MOH - Jeddah

Mr Turki Al-Ghamdi

Al-Amal Hospital – Jeddah

Mr. Fahd Dulaim

Al-Amal Hospital – Jeddah

Ms. Omnia Nabil                           

Clinical Psychologist

Mr. Naser Al-Malki

Al-Amal Hospital – Jeddah

Ms. Jehan Matbouli                          

Clinical Psychologist SGH- Jeddah

Mr. Mohammed Khairi

Secretary, Saudi Psychiatric Association


Academic Affairs Directorate

Dr Yasser M. Eid

Executive Director of the Scientific Office

Mr. Saleh Saiedi

BMC & Academic Affairs Coordinator

Mr. Mahboob Islam

Event Coordinator


Secretary General of the Congress
Dr. Mohamed Khaled

Consultant & Head of Psychiatry Department Saudi German Hospital Jeddah KSA

Mobile: +966560029140

Tel.: +966-2-2606000

Fax: 00966-2-6835874

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