President's Message

It is with immense pleasure that we extend our cordial invitation to the 31st Emirates Society Mental Health International Congress, scheduled to take place from September 20 to 21, 2024 at the Conrad Hotel, Dubai, UAE. As we delve into the critical intersection of "Mental Health & Artificial Intelligence," our organizing and scientific committee is enthusiastic about the prospect of welcoming you to this prestigious event.

Under the theme "Cognitive, Behaviour & Emotional," our previous congress on September 30 – October 1, 2023, highlighted the integral role that emotions, behavior, and cognition play in the human psyche. Understanding the interconnectedness of these intrapsychic processes is crucial, as shifts in one aspect inevitably influence the others.

Recognizing these dynamics is pivotal in comprehending the impact on cognitive function and the learning process. In light of this, our upcoming congress will explore the evolving landscape of mental health, delving into the transformative influence of Artificial Intelligence. Artificial intelligence technology holds both great promises to transform mental healthcare and potential pitfalls.

We are proud to present an attractive program featuring up-to-the-minute topics, including special training workshops, learning sessions, presentations, debates, special symposiums, a dedicated session for young psychiatrists, and Arabic sessions. Renowned specialists will lead meet the expert sessions, sharing their insights on the latest advancements, and techniques, and addressing hotly argued topics in the field of artificial intelligence in the mental health.

The congress provides a unique opportunity for professionals from around the globe to convene and exchange the latest knowledge and experiences. We eagerly anticipate your participation in person, fostering meaningful connections and contributing to the advancement of science. Dubai, a vibrant jewel in the heart of the United Arab Emirates, serves as our host city— embodies the epitome of modernity, ambition, and limitless possibilities.

We look forward to the privilege of your presence at this groundbreaking event, as we collectively explore the dynamic interplay between mental health and artificial intelligence.


Dr. Samia Alkhoori

Chair and Congress President
Consultant Psychiatrist
Head, Psychiatry Department, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Academic Health Corporation
President, Emirates Society of Mental Health, Emirates Medical Association
President, Arab Federation of Psychiatrists
Dubai, UAE