(Moderators are listed in the order of their talks)
Wael Salame, MD
Dr. Salame is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Psychiatry/ Department of Internal Medicine at the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine. He is actively involved in the academic development of students as the module coordinator for MED II.
Dr. Salame obtained his MD degree from the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine in 2013. He also completed his Residency training in Psychiatry at LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine in 2018. He is a member of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) and of the European Council of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP).
Dr. Salame’s has many publications and his professional and research interests are in the areas of Borderline Personality Disorder, Adolescent psychiatry, Impulse Control Disorders, Interventional (non-invasive) Psychiatry & Simulation-based medical education (SBME).
Charles Baddoura, MD
Dr. Baddoura is the President of the Lebanese Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Saint Joseph University School of Medicine.
Dr. Baddoura was the President of the Lebanese Psychiatric Society for three mandates in 1994, in 2006 and in 2013. He was also the founder of the Lebanese Board of Psychiatry Residency Program. Moreover, he was the President of the Arab Federation of Psychiatrists in 2014 (two years mandate), and President Advisor from 2016. Founder and current Lebanese member of the committee of the Arab Board Specialization.
Dr. Baddoura is French Board certified in Psychiatry and Forensic medicine «ancien interne des hôpitaux de Paris». He is a Honorary member of the World Psychiatric Association.
Jocelyne Azar, MD, MHM, MHPE
Dr. Azar is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the LAU School of Medicine in the Division of Psychiatry/Department of Internal Medicine. She is the Division Head of Psychiatry at the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital. Dr. Azar is actively involved in the academic development of students and residents as the residency program director and core clerkship director.
Dr. Azar graduated with an MD and completed her residency training in psychiatry at the Saint Joseph University Faculty of Medicine. She has a University Diploma in Eating Disorders from St. Joseph University/Rene Descartes, Paris V. A Diploma in Forensic Medicine from St. Joseph University/Universite de Rouen, France. And, a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from St. Joseph University/Rene Descartes, Paris V.
Dr. Azar then pursued a Masters degree in Health and Hospital Management at the Ecole Superieure des Affaires in Lebanon. She also completed a Masters in Health Professions Education (FAIMER Distance Learning) at Keele University in the UK.
Daoud Matta, MA
Mr. Matta holds an MA in Mindfulness-Based Approaches (MBSR and MBCT) from Bangor University of North Wales in the United Kingdom.
He received his diploma in “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy” from the Association Libanaise des Therapies Cognitive et Comportementales (ALTCC). And, a diploma in “Mindfulness at Work” from Oxford Mindfulness Center.
Mr. Matta is a lecturer at the American University in Beirut and at the St. Joseph University Faculty of Business Administration and Management. He is also a Mindfulness teacher in various organizations. Additionally, he taught Mindfulness at the St. Joseph University for college students and Mindful Leadership for Masters students at Lebanese American University. Also, he taught faculty and staff at USJ as part of Centre de Formation Professional at USJ.