WHO Webinar on Gaming and COVID-19

June 28

The Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Behaviours (ADA) team at the World Health Organization (WHO)  in collaboration with the National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC), United Arab Emirates is offering a:

WHO Webinar on Gaming and COVID-19

June 30, 2020     9:30-1:15 (GMT + 2)/ 11:30-13:15 (GMT + 4)

AGENDA below.

Announcement

The webinar will focus on:

  • evidence of the impact of COVID-19 on gaming behaviour
  • the impact on service provision, including diagnostic and treatment challenges
  • communication to the public during COVID-19.

The webinar will provide a key opportunity to exchange practical national insights and global perspectives.

If you would like to join the webinar, you are cordially invited to register using the following link:

https://who.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7kBIm8dkSsKVl83acN9INw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the meeting.

Please direct any enquires to Ms. Divina Maramba (marambad@who.int)

 

AGENDA

Welcome and Introduction 9 mins Dr. Vladimir Poznyak , Unit Head

Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Behaviours (ADA), WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland

 

H. E. Dr. Hamad Al Ghaferi , Director,

National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Gaming and screen time: WHO messages and products
WHO messages on gaming and screen time 3 mins Dr. Natacha Carragher, Consultant

Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Behaviours (ADA), WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland

Regional products on gaming and screen time 10 mins Dr Khalid Saeed , Regional Advisor,

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Cairo, Egypt

Prevention and treatment of gaming disorder in the context of COVID-19 pandemic
Prevention and Treatment Approaches for Gaming Disorder during the COVID-19 Pandemic 13 mins Dr. John Saunders

Professor and Consultant Physician University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia

Changes in policy, prevention, treatment, and related outcomes during the COVID-19 outbreak
WHO ADA COVID-19 survey of technical experts: Description and results 10 mins Dr. Natacha Carragher , Consultant

Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Behaviours (ADA), WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland

 

Dr. Jiang Long , Consultant

Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Behaviours (ADA), WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland

Gaming and COVID-19: situation at country level
UAE: Investigating the prevalence of Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) in a university student population in the United Arab Emirates: A pilot study 10 mins Dr Shamil Wanigaratne

Head, National Rehabilitation Centre Training Institute, Abu Dhabi (UAE)

Republic of Korea: COVID-19 Pandemic & Change in Addictive Behaviors 10 mins Prof. Hae Kook Lee

Catholic University of Korea Republic of Korea

Switzerland: Treating Gaming Disorder during the COVID-19 outbreak: Challenges and learnings 10 mins Dr Sophia Achab, Executive MD in charge of the

Facility for Addictive Behaviors

University of Geneva, Switzerland

India: Gaming Disorder and COVID- 19: (Mis)communication, Challenges and Response 10 mins Dr Yatan Pal Singh Balharaa, Additional Professor

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India

Q & A and open discussion 15 mins  
Closing remarks 5 mins Dr Vladimir Poznyak

Unit Head, Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Behaviours (ADA), WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland

 

Dr Hamad Al Ghaferi , Director,

National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC), Abu Dhabi (UAE)

Total minutes 105  

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