Minneapolis, MN
In collaboration with Makerere University and the University of Minnesota Medical School AMECA organized a conference focusing on trauma, addiction, and mental health in Easy Africa. The symposium took place in Kampala, Uganda,, on the 16th, 2018.

The agenda for the symposium is below

Dr. al’Absi with the the representative of the Prime Minster of Uganda

Attendants of the symposium

 

Time Topic/Format Moderator & Speakers
8:00 Registration Opens (will remain open all day)  
8:45 Opening Remarks Dr. Odonkonyero Raymond, Makerere University

 

Dr. Mustafa al’Absi, University of Minnesota

9:00 – 10:30

 

9.00-9.20

 

9.20-9.40

 

 

9.40-10.00

 

10.00-10.20

1: Academic Session

 

Title TBA

 

Trauma on the African Continent: New and re-emerging threats

 

Title TBA

 

Factors associated with violent behavior among adolescents in 3 counties in Kenya

Moderator: Dr. Noeline Nakasujja

 

Dr. Eugene Kinyanda

 

Dr. Seggane Musisi

 

 

Dr. Christopher Garimoi Orach

 

Regional Speaker: David Ndetei

 

10:30 – 11:00 Tea Break
11:00 – 12:30

 

11.00-11.20

 

 

 

11.20-11.40

 

 

 

11.40-12.00

 

 

 

12.00-12.30

2. Clinical and Community Experts

 

Mental Health Needs of South Sudanese Refugees in Rhino Camp Arua

 

 

Substance use and uptake of services among clients attending the Peter C. Alderman Foundation Clinic in Kitgum District

 

Counselors Training, Practice, Supervision and Mentorship in PTSD Treatments – Field Experiences in Northern Uganda

 

Socio-professional intervention for post war adolescents who use narcotic drugs in Bujumbura

Moderator: Dr. Odokonyero Raymond

 

Dr. Alex Adaku – Medical Director, Arua Regional Referral Hospital; Psychiatrist, Rhino Camp

 

Mr. Oketcho Richard Jomacol – Counseling Psychologist

 

 

Mr.Kizito Wamala – ACCTV

 

 

 

Regional Speaker: Tharcisee Niyonzigiye

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 – 3:00

 

1.30-1.50

 

 

1.50-2.10

 

2.10-2.30

 

 

 

2.30-3.00

3. Selected Abstracts

 

Treating Trauma- and Alcohol-related Disorders in Northern Uganda: Evaluation of the Status Quo

 

Psychosocial Barriers to HIV Care in Uganda

 

Prevalence and factors associated with relapse among patients receiving treatment for alcohol use disorder at Butabika Hospital

 

Mental illness and stress-related disorders in Eastern Ethiopia: A synthesis of available evidences to emphasize mental health research and services gap in the region.

Moderator: Dr. Yusuf Sadiq

 

Dr. Anett Pfeiffer

 

 

Dr. Sarah Lofgren

 

Dr. Kenneth Kalani Okware

 

 

 

Lemessa Oljira, PhD

3:00 – 3:30 Tea Break
3:30 – 5:00 4. Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks

Advancing the agenda of trauma through research, policy, and action

Moderator: Mustafa al’Absi

Dr. David Ndetei

Tharcisse Niyonzigiye

Lemessa Oljira, PhD

Dr. Seggane Musisi

 

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