With the advent of modern technology, child mental health is on the verge of witnessing a revolution. Harnessing modern technology will indeed change every aspect of mental health practice and offer exceptional opportunities for patients, families, and the community at large.

With advancements in brain imaging, genomics and personalized medicine, psychiatric diagnosis will become more specific and treatments more personalized, shaping the way for better outcomes. The spread of Telepsychiatry will allow access to patients who otherwise had no access to treatment.

Mobile technologies will give opportunities for psychotherapeutic interventions and for monitoring symptoms and outcomes on an ongoing basis. Wearable devices may provide avenues for patients to interact with the world in ways that were not possible before. New technology will also allow for advancements in treatments that will change the lives of children suffering from mental illness. Big data will enable us to answer research questions in ways that were never available before. The opportunities seem boundless!


Who should attend

All mental health professionals working with children


  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Teachers
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Pediatricians
  • Students & Trainees


Al Jalila Children’s is the first dedicated children’s hospital in the United Arab Emirates. The state of the art pediatric medical facility was created under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, to affirm his belief that all children should have an equal opportunity for success in life, and the treatment of children suffering from illness or disease should not be subject to geographical chance. The hospital is a place where SMART technology and design converge to enhance patient care and outcomes. It hosts the first robotic pharmacy in Dubai, and a fully automated laboratory. The hospital also aims to foster clinical innovations, astute learning and development programmes and cutting-edge research facilities.



At Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) the only limit is your imagination. As the region’s largest events venue, we offer every type of service and support all under one roof.

Our business was founded on one simple idea creating better events and experiences. If you can imagine it, we’ll make it happen. Dubai World Trade Centre is centrally located within the commercial business district of Dubai amidst the city’s iconic landmarks.

With over 30 years’ experience and more than one million square feet of multi-purpose space, we have welcomed some of the world’s most high-profile events. A destination in itself, DWTC hosts more than 500 events across international trade fairs, mega consumer shows and prestigious conventions - and welcomes more than 3 million visitors from 160 global markets every year.


With the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre at the heart of our complex, DWTC is home to the commercial offices of Sheikh Rashid Tower and the Convention Tower. With our own fully onsite serviced accommodation at The Apartments as well as our associate onsite hotels, Novotel and Ibis, a good night’s sleep is within arm’s reach. The result is a complex fully integrated into the business heart of Dubai.


The mission of IACAPAP is to promote child and adolescent psychiatry and the mental health and development of children and adolescents, through policy, practice, training and research. To achieve its global mission, IACAPAP has a wide range of activities. These include a bi-annual world congress, a freely accessible e-textbook, a massively online open course (MOOC), and two early career development programmes (the Donald J Cohen Fellowship and Helmut Remschmidt Research Seminars). IACAPAP also makes position statements, and publishes position papers and monographs to promote child & adolescent psychiatry and mental health around the globe. On social media, it promotes its activities through a quarterly Bulletin, through Facebook and twitter, and through its website.

IACAPAP’s goals for the following years are to:

Support organisations devoted to promoting the mental health of children and adolescents; Disseminate information and foster training through multidisciplinary study groups, congresses, publications and other educational initiatives; Strengthen the bonds between the different regions of the world to promote multi-disciplinary, multi-professional research and clinical practice in child and adolescent mental health (CAMH). In addition, IACAPAP will promote international, state and community policies within all sectors of human services to ensure evidence-based, culturally acceptable, affordable and accessible mental health services are available for all children and adolescents.


Ammar Albanna

Dr. Ammar Albanna

Congress Chair


Dr. Hesham Hamoda

Scientific Committee Chair

dr meshal sultan

Dr. Meshal Sultan

Local Organizing Committee Chair


Ms. Shaikha Alhemeiri

Social & Partnership
Committee Chair

A big thank you to all abstract reviewers.
We appreciate your participation in the review process and for contributing to making IACAPAP Congress 2022 such a great success!
  • Ahmed Alansari
  • Ammar Albanna
  • Atif Rahman
  • Azhar Abu Ali
  • Bibi Alamiri
  • Emad Farag
  • Emmanuel Stip
  • Fadi Maalouf
  • Flora de la Barra
  • Füsun Çetin Çuhadaroğlu
  • Gordon Harper
  • Hassan Mirza
  • Hesham Hamoda
  • Mariapaola Barbato
  • Matthew Hodes
  • Meshal Sultan
  • Muhammad Waqar Azeem
  • Myron Belfer
  • Naoufel Gaddour
  • Nusrat Khan
  • Shuliweeh Alenezi
  • Suaad Mouss
  • Tolulope Bella Awusah
  • Turki Albatti
  • Ujjwal Ramtekkar




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