Inaugural webinar of Primary Care Asia series held in support of World Mental Health Day

December, 2022

Around 250 doctors from Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines attended a #webinar on “Optimizing Mental Health Management in Primary Care” on October 13th.

MIMS, in collaboration with experts from the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA), held the event in time to mark #WorldMentalHealthDay (October 10) and support its objective to “Ensure Mental Health & Well-Being becomes a Global Priority for All”.

Chaired by Dr Nazrila Hairn binti Nasir, a Family Medicine Specialist from Malaysia, the webinar gathered esteemed #experts from the #WONCA world community to talk on diagnosing and treating #depression, #anxiety and related #mentalhealth conditions, focusing on the latest developments and thinking around mental health #primarycare, as well as on how to address the clinical practice challenges wrought by the #COVID19 pandemic.

The experts included:

• Professor Christos Lionis, Chair, WONCA Working Party on Mental Health (Speaker)
• Dr Ferdinando Petrazzuoli, European Regional Vice Chair, WONCA Working Party on Mental Health (Speaker)
• Dr Flávio Dias Silva, Professor, Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil (Presenter)
• Juan Manuel Mandive, Secretary, WONCA Working Party on Mental Health (Presenter)
• Dr Heather Rogers, Treasurer, WONCA Working Party on Mental Health (Presenter)
• Dr Helen Sigua, Fellow, Philippine Academy of Family Physicians (Panelist)
• Dr Syed Harun Alhabsyi, Honorary Secretary, Singapore Psychiatric Association (Panelist)

The webinar is the first in the Primary Care Asia Webinar Series and is brought to you by the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians, the Malaysian Family Medicine Specialists' Association, the Singapore Psychiatric Association, the Hong Kong Society of Psychiatrists, and MIMS Education.