Conference Items

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.

Reminder: There will be no tickets sold at the door.

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

We are pleased to announce the University of Toronto Continuing Professional Development has designated the Canadian Muslim Mental Health Conference 2018 with accredited for The College of Family Physicians of Canada – 7.5 Mainpro+ credits (1 credit per hour) and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – 7.5 Section 1 hours.

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.

Organizing Committee

  1. Sumiyyah Choudhary
  2. Dur-e-Shehwar
  3. Sarah Furmli
  4. Frozan Safi
  5. Sarah Seddon
  6. Farida Nakhuda (ITHI: 9-1)
  7. Hajir Noorzai (ITHI: 9-1)
  8. Safaa Labana (ITHI: 9-1)
  9. Ambreen Yousaf
  10. Ayehsa Tasneem
  11. Ibrahim Tazkarji
  12. Mariam Tazkarji
  13. Fatimah Mulla
  14. Syeda Qasim
  15. Selma Lachemi
  16. Shayma Khedr
  17. Zeinab Mohammed
  18. Nayasta Kusdaya
  19. Nada Al Salmi
  20. Imran Shabber (ITHI: 9-1)
  21. Abdulaziz Hussaini (ITHI: 12-4)
  22. Zanib Irshad
  23. Nour Qa’aty
  24. Yousef Helmy (ITHI: 9-4)
  25. Ruba Najjar
  26. Zainib Abdullah
  27. Kashmala Qasim
  28. Huss Akbar
  29. Mohammed Akbar