Infant Mental Health Symposium

Awareness Events, Child Safety, Symposium

We are delighted to bring together cross-disciplinary experts in the early childhood years to promote the importance of mental health in young children and their families in Qatar.

This 1-day symposium will cover the fundamentals of Infant Mental Health as well as its practical applications. The fundamentals of Infant Mental Health are relevant to all clinicians working with families in Qatar as we all help lay the foundations for a lifetime of well-being through all our clinical interactions with babies and their families.

Qatar’s babies deserve the best, so let’s give it to them!

Symposium Program

Agenda for March 7, 2020

7:00 – 7:30: Registration

7:30 – 8:00: Opening Comments

8:00 – 9:30: Keynote Address: Introduction to Infant Mental Health and Its Importance, By Dr. Caroline Zanetti, MD

9:30 – 11:00: Introductory Session: The Big Deal About the First 1,000 Days, By Dr. Ruba Benini, MD & Dr. Erin Valentine, PsyD

11:00 – 12:00: Lunch Break

Afternoon Sessions (Choose 3 of the 4 following sessions to attend over 3 hours.)

12:00 – 15:00:

A. The Emotional Journey of the Mother and Infant: A Look at Perinatal Depression for Mother and Baby, By Dr. Felice Watt

B. Parent engagement in NICU: When & Why, By Dr. Tarek Hefnawy El-Alem, Dr. Pranay Jindal, Mr. Shihab Kannappillil, Ms. Irfana Shah Mohammed Ajab Shah, Ms. Parvathi Ragesh, Ms. Jisha Elizabeth Mathew & Ms. Ma Lorena Igna

C. The Unexpected-Expected Journey, from Obstetrics to Pediatric Care, By Dr. Atiya Bashir, Dr. Derya Cirik & Ms. Faten Jabnouni

D. It’s not Just Breastfeeding, By Ms. Susan Clayton RCpN BM IBCLC

15:00 – 15:30: Reflections and Closing Comments

For any questions regarding this event please contact Ms. Sonia Mascarenhas: