Again I am welcoming you, this time to the 3rd Child Mental & Behavioral Health Conference here in the beautiful Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Much like the previous conferences,the goal of this year's conference is to provide the latest updates in the treatments and management of children and families with mental and behavioral health needs. We will also continue to focus on the issue of child abuse and child protection laws. With steady, increased awareness of behavioral health issues, the demands for services in the UAE and indeed the Gulf Region are ever increasing. As providers, we need to vigilantly advocate for the mental and behavioral health care needs of this ever growing demographic. Your presence at this conference indicates your dedication to improving the lives of those challenged with mental and behavioral illnesses and I hope your experience here at the conference will not only underscore how important your contributions are, but you will leave with enhanced awareness of the latest evidence based best practices. We are privileged to have a salubrious group of experts who will, no doubt, keep you engaged and enrich your knowledge with their presentations.
On behalf of the organizing committee, our hosts, the Gulf Child Mental & Behavioral Health Society in conjunction with the Emirates Psychiatric Society, I want to thank you for your attendance and participation and I hope you are encouraged by the progress we are making and the lives we are improving. Continued professional collaboration is the key to ongoing success in the treatment of child mental and behavioral health. .
Of course, our event would not be complete without our guest of honor: we extend our sincere gratitude to His Excellency, Sheikh Nayan bin Mubarak Al Nayan for his patronage and continued support, highlighting the importance of this conference.
Once again welcome to Abu Dhabi and the 3rd Child Mental and Behavioral Health Conference.
Dr. Ahmad Al Almai, MD
Conference Chairman Third Child Mental & Behavioral Health Conference
Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City