On behalf of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and the Muslim Medical Association of Canada (MMAC), we invite you to the 5th Canadian Muslim Mental Health Conference (CMMHC) to be held on December 11th and December 12th, 2021. This year our keynote session is titled “Collective Trauma, Healing, and Empowerment in the face of anti-Muslim discrimination” and will feature Dr.Fatimah Jackson-Best, Dr.Ahmed Hankir, and Nour Farhat.
Each year we host over 300 attendees from around the world including community members, faith leaders, mental health professionals, physicians, and researchers.
December 11th is intended for the general public and faith leaders.
December 12th is intended for health care professionals (*accredited).
*Accreditation Information: Accreditation: College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro+: 6 credits.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1 – This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1). You may claim a maximum of 6 hours.
You will also find the tentative conference schedule, program, and registration here:
December 11th, 2021 – Day 1: General Public, Frontline Workers, and Healthcare Professionals
9:00 AM – Welcome and Introductions
10:00 AM – Session 1: Keynote Panel – Collective Trauma, Healing, and Empowerment in the face of anti-Muslim discrimination (Dr.Fatimah Jackson-Best, Nour Farhat, Dr.Ahmed Hankir)
12:20 PM – Break, Dhuhr Prayer, Resource Fair
1:20 PM – Session 2: Coping with Grief and Loss in the Context of Faith (Dr.Pamela Mosher, Dr.Omar Reda)
2:40 PM – Break and Asr Prayer
2:50 PM – Session 3: Combating Abuse using a Spiritually- and Culturally-adaptive lens (Dr.Ingrid Mattson, Dr.Yusra Ahmad)
4:25 PM – Break and Maghrib Prayer
4:35 PM – Session 4: Spiritually Integrated Relaxation-Based Workshop (Dr.Yusra Ahmad)
6:30 PM – Session 5**: Case-Based Mental Health Workshop with Community Faith Leaders (Dr.Arif Syed, Imam Muhammad Abuelezz – **Note: This session is for Spiritual Leaders/Imams/Chaplains only, please sign up for this session using this link: bit.ly/ImamInitiative)
December 12th, 2021 – Day 2: Healthcare Professionals (*accredited)
9:00 AM – Welcome
10:00 AM – Session 1: Tools to De-stigmatizing Mental Illness from within the Islamic Tradition* (Dr.Rania Awaad)
11:30 AM – Research Poster presentation*, Break and Dhuhr Prayer
12:30 PM – Session 2: Understanding and Addressing Suicide in Diverse Muslim Communities* (Dr.Zainab Furqan, Hosam Hilal)
1:50 PM – Break and Asr
2:10 PM – Session 3: Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Elderly Muslims during the Pandemic* (Dr. Akber Mithani)
3:10 PM – Break and Resource Fair
3:20 PM – Session 4: Spiritually- and Culturally-adaptive Strategies to Address Behavioural Addictions* (Dr. Ahmed Hassan, AbdulAziz Syed)
4:40 PM – CMMHC conclusion
Imam’s Initiative and Workshop with Imams – please sign up here: bit.ly/ImamInitiative
For more information about our Resource Fair, Research Poster Presentation or to volunteer for the conference please contact us at [email protected].
Please find our website here: www.muslimmentalhealth.ca
Zoom links will be EMAILED to you 1-2 days prior to the conference.
Tickets: (EARLY BIRD PRICING AVAILABLE UNTIL DECEMBER 1st, 2021 at midnight)
General public – $15 Early bird, $20 after Dec 1st
Trainee/front line worker (Students, Imams, Police Officers, Teachers, and other frontline non-healthcare workers) – $20 Early bird, $25 after Dec 1st
Healthcare professionals (Physicians, Social Workers, Psychologists, Child and Youth Workers, Therapists, Counsellors, Pharmacists, Nurses, and any other health care professional)- $40 Early bird, $50 after Dec 1st
Group package includes 10 general public tickets – $180
Sponsor a ticket – $15
- All health care professionals must purchase the health care professional ticket
- Stay tuned for conference credit information ***
Imam Initiative: If you are an Imam/Chaplain/Religious scholar/Spiritual leader in Canada, please complete the following form to receive a complimentary ticket to the conference: https://forms.gle/vuJEdvUvyL6vagu18
Research Poster Presentation: Please see the following call for abstracts for our virtual poster session. Abstracts can be submitted in English or French and the deadline has been extended to November 20th 2021 at: https://bit.ly/CMMHC2021abstract
If you require financial assistance to attend the conference, please email us at [email protected] and we will try our best to accommodate.
Please note: We will respond within 3-5 business days. Requests made on the day of the conference will not be able to be accommodated.
*Accreditation details: This continuing professional development activity on December 12th, 2021 will be held under the Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and Department of Psychiatry. College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro+: 6 credits. This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, the University of Toronto for up to 6 Mainpro+ credits. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1 – This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim a maximum of 6 hours.
Please find our CMMHC 2021 Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/563843174727151
Please note that there are no refunds or transferring of tickets.