On behalf of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto (formerly Pillar 4) and the Muslim Medical Association of Canada(MMAC), we would like to invite you to the 3rd Annual Canadian Muslim Mental Health Conference (CMMHC) on Sunday December 16th 2018 at the Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto.
Tickets are now on sale at mmac.yapsody.com. Please find the tentative program here as well.
We are currently recruiting highly dedicated and motivated volunteers for the conference. Please fill out this online form if you are interested in volunteering with us: https://goo.gl/forms/5jRuFydLSyp6sJSr2
We are also still open for research submission – please see the call for abstracts. Abstracts can be submitted in English or French at www.tinyurl.com/CMMHCabstract (deadline November 18th).
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 and
2) To provide psychoeducation to the general public on mental health topics in the context of spirituality and Islam and
3) To decrease the stigma of mental illness within the Muslim community and
4) To increase access to culturally and spiritually appropriate mental health resources to the Muslim community
The Canadian Muslim Mental Health Conference focuses on mental health topics in the context of spirituality and is open to Canadians of all faiths and backgrounds. Speakers and panelists will include psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, therapists and spiritual leaders. The conference is scheduled from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm with the keynote speaker in the morning.
The mental health conference is the only annual national Muslim mental health conference in Canada. We have several national and international speakers and experts joining us. We had a great turnout last year with over 180 attendees ranging from physicians and allied healthcare professionals to religious scholars. The breadth and depth of our speaking panel attracted a diversity of attendees from several cities across Canada and beyond.
We look forward to a blessed conference that is useful to all those who attend and participate.