Dr. Azmeh Shahid graduated in medicine from the Dow Medical College, University of Karachi, Pakistan. She immigrated to Toronto and started her Fellowship in sleep medicine at the University of Toronto, University Health Network and also in child psychiatry at the Youthdale Treatment Centre. While living in Toronto - and being an immigrant herself - she developed an interest in cultural psychiatry which led her to continue her exploration of the cultural aspects of psychiatry and the role of immigration. She has also conducted numerous educational workshops on mental health issues. She is currently working as a staff child psychiatrist and sleep
specialist at the Youthdale Treatment Centre and the Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto.
Professor Dinesh Bhugra CBE is Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. He is also an Honorary Consultant at the Maudsley Hospital, London, where he runs the sexual and couple therapy clinic. His research interests are in cultural psychiatry, sexual dysfunction and service development. From 2008 to 2011 he was President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. In July 2011 he became Chair of the Mental Health Foundation in the UK. He is currently President-Elect of the World Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Ehsan Ullah Syed was born in Karachi Pakistan where he had his medical education. He moved to the U.S. in 1992 and trained in psychiatry and then child psychiatry at the Delaware Psychiatric Center, Delaware and at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He is currently associate professor at the Penn State University Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Dr. Syed has over 15 years experience of working with children and adolescents with a variety of clinical conditions. Dr. Syed has published over 20 papers and a book chapter on different areas of child, adolescent and adult mental health. He also validated the Urdu translation of Child Behavior checklist in Pakistan.
Dr. Dora Zalai graduated in medicine in Hungary and focused on pediatric neurology. While living in Germany and France, her interest in the psychological aspects of a brain gained the upper hand and led her to continue exploration of psychology. After immigrating to Canada, she spent time as a research fellow in the health and disease psychiatry program at the University of Toronto and worked in the sleep program at the University Health Network. Her passion for behavioural medicine inspired her to pursue a graduate degree in clinical psychology at Ryerson University where her focus is to explore the characteristics and interdisciplinary treatment of fatigue in general medical conditions.