Enhancing Resilience and Hope - Gaza Community Mental Health

Gaza Community Mental Health Programme
Announcement and Call for Papers
GCMHP’s 6th International Conference
Mental Health and Human Rights in Palestine:
Enhancing Resilience and Hope
April, 19-20, 2016
Gaza – Palestine
Dear Colleagues:
It’s our pleasure to invite you to our 6th International conference entitled ‘Mental
Health and Human Rights in Palestine: Enhancing Resilience and Hope’.
The conference objectives are:
1. Professional cooperation and exchange of knowledge between Palestinian and
international professionals in the fields of mental health and human rights are
2. Effective methods and approaches to enhance the resilience and hope
amongst the Palestinian children, families and community are promoted.
3. The international community has a greater understanding of the current
situation and advocates creating change in Palestine.
4. GCMHP’s role as a leading organization in mental health and human rights
which carries the legacy of Dr. Eyad El-Sarraj is highlighted.
The conference themes are:
1. The siege and political realities and their impact on mental health.
2. The Palestinian experience: Waiting for peace.
3. Mental health interventions in the areas of conflicts.
4. Dr. Eyad El-Sarraj legacy and role of GCMHP in the future.
Interested researchers, scholars, academics, and activists are invited to
participate in the conference and submit abstracts of papers for presentation
at the conference.
• The due date for submission of abstract is NOVEMBER 15th 2015.
• The abstract will be preceded by the paper title in English, will be written
using Times New Roman characters, size 12, single-line spacing, and shall
not exceed 200 words.
• Authors are encouraged to submit their papers in the following format: aim,
methodology, results and conclusion.
• The presenter’s name should be written with bold characters.
• Abstracts will be submitted by email to the following address:
Note: the abstracts will be appraised by the scientific
committee, and full papers of accepted abstracts will be requested
by the end of November 2015.
Conference Committees:
Honorary Committee
Benedetto Saraceno, International Consultant in Psychiatry and Public Health, Italy
Dereck Summerfield, South London and Maudsley, UK
David Henely, Child Neurologist , Sweden
Gudrun Kramer, GIZ, Germany
Gerri Haynes, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, USA
Hanan Ashrwai, Member of the Palestinian Legislative Council,Palestine
Johan Schaar, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency-Jerusalem, Sweden
John Enwyk, The International Trauma Treatment Program/,USA
Marwan Dwairy, Specialist in Medical, Educational and Developmental Psychology, Israel
Mohammed Abu- Shahla, Gaza Community Mental Health Programme, Palestine
Nancy Murray, Gaza Mental Health Foundation, USA
Noam Chomsky, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, USA
Raji Sourani, Palestinian Centre for Human Rights , Palestine
Rana Nashashibi, Palestinian Counselling Center, Palestine
Riad Zanoun, Former Minister of Health, Palestine
Ruchama Marton, Psychiatrist, Founder of Physicians for Human Rights-Israel
Tor E. Gjerde, The Representative Office of Norway to the Palestinian Authority, Norway
Veronique Hulmann, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation-Jerusalem, Switzerland
Scientific Committee:
Bahar Hashimi, Palestine Child Relief Fund, USA
Bill Slaughter, Gaza Mental Health Foundation, USA
Brian Barbar, Center for the Study of Youth and Political Conflict, USA
David Beckar, Berlin Open University, Germany
Dyaa Sayma, World Health Organization, Palestine
Essam Younis, Al- Mezan Center for Human Rights, Palestine
Jess Ghannam, University of California, SAN FRANCISCO, USA
Martin Kemp, UK Mental Health Foundation, UK
Mark Humphery Van Ommeren, Mental Health Adviser WHO, Switzerland
Nimisha Patel, University of East London, UK
Raija Leena Punamaki, Tampere University, Finland
Rita Giacaman, Bir Zeit University, Palestine
Samir Qouta, Gaza Community Mental Health Programme, Palestine
Suheib Abukmeil, Consultant in Psychiatry, UK
Taysir Diab, Gaza Community Mental Health Programme, Palestine
Organizing Committee:
Alaa Hammouda, Conference Coordinator, Gaza Community Mental Health Programme
Husam El- Nounou, Gaza Community Mental health Programme
Issa El- Nahall, Gaza Community Mental Health Programme
Marwan Diab, Gaza Community Mental health Programme
Wa’el Safi, GIZ
Yasser Abu- Jamei’, Gaza Community Mental health Programme
Yousef Ghazali, Gaza Community Mental Health programme
Conference Coordinator
• Ms. Alaa Hammouda
• Gaza Community Mental Health Programme
• Tel: (00972-8-2641511) (00972-8-2641512 )
(00972-8- 2641513)
• Fax: 00972-8-2641510
• Email: conference@gcmhp.net
• Mob: 00972-597071862
• www.gcmhp.net