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Muslim Mental Health Conference – 2017

On behalf of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto’s (Pillar 4 Committee), the Muslim Medical Association of Canada and Naseeha we invite you to the second annual Canadian Muslim Mental Health Conference (CMMHC) in Toronto on Sunday October 22, 2017 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Medical Sciences Building – University of Toronto.

This mental health conference is an annual national muslim mental health conference in Canada. We have national and international speakers and experts joining us from around the world. Dr.Rania Awaad, a well-known psychiatrist from Stanford University along with a religious scholar at Zaytuna College will deliver our morning keynote session.

We had a great turnout last year with over 180 attendees ranging from physicians and allied healthcare professionals to religious scholars.

The conference has four main objectives:

  1. To bring together and strengthen connections between health care providers, organizations, individuals with lived experience, students, spiritual leaders and researchers working with Muslim mental health issues in Canada
  2. To provide psychoeducation to the general public on mental health topics in the context of spirituality and Islam
  3. To decrease the stigma of mental illness within the Muslim community
  4. To increase access to mental health resources to the Muslim community

Tickets are now available at: https://mmac.yapsody.com/

All health care professionals, students, counsellors, spiritual leaders and community members of all faiths and backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Stay tuned to hear about our exciting speakers and mental wellness workshop. Please see the event details below:

itle: The 2nd Annual Canadian Muslim Mental Health Conference

Date: Sunday October 22nd, 2017

Time: 9 AM to 5 PM

Location: University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King’s College Circle, Toronto, Ontario

Program Overview (Tentative):

8:30 am – Registration, Breakfast (JJR Macleod Auditorium 2158)

9:00 am – Opening Dua and Welcome

9:30 am – 12:00 pm – Keynote and Lived Experience Speakers

12:00 – 1:00 pm – Booths, Research Presentations, Lunch and Dhuhr Prayer

1:00 – 6:00 pm – Parallel Sessions (JJR Macleod Auditorium Room 2158, Rm 2172, Rm 2173)

7:00 – 9:00 pm- Free Workshop (more details to follow)

Tickets:

Early Bird (until October 8th/2017):

$40 (students with valid ID), $60 (professionals/community members).

After October 8th: $50 (students), $70 (professionals/community members).

Please note that there are no refunds or transferring of tickets.

Questions about financial support for tickets? Please contact community@muslimmeds.ca

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