About the Committee
The committee’s main function is to update
the International Advisory Committee on mental health
issues related to Iraq, advise the Committee on the needs and
developments of mental health providers and act as a liaison
between the College and Mental health services in Iraq.
Chair of Sub Committee on Iraq: Dr Najat
Committee members: Dr Mohammed Abbas,
Dr Riadh Abed, Dr Hasanen Al-Taiar, Dr M Al-Uzri,
Dr Saleh Dhumad, Dr Peter Hughes, Dr Nasser
Loza and Dr Sanaa Saeed.
ISC Committee Members at a meeting
in March 2014
There are currently vacancies for 2 committee members on
This post is open to Members of the College
and the post holder would be required to assist with all issues
relating to the work of the ISC and particularly with issues
relating to psychiatric trainees in Iraq. The post holder is also
required to join (if not already a member) the Iraq Mental Health
The committee meets four times a year and has
dedicated administrative support at the College. The term of
office a committee member is 3 years, renewable once.
The notice and details of how to apply can be found here. If
you have any questions about this role please contact email@example.com
Obituary for Dr Rizgar Amin
Dr Rizkar Amin, 54, passed away on Monday 15 April 2013.
Rizgar was born in 1958 in Koysinjaq (Erbil
province/ Iraqi Kurdistan). He graduated from Mosul Medical School,
Iraq in 1982. Rizgar settled in the UK in 1985. He completed his
training in psychiatry and was appointed as consultant Psychiatrist
in Sheffield in 1997 then moved to London and worked at Park Royal
centre for mental health from 1998 and remained there until his
untimely death on 15 April 2013.
Dr Amin was a very active member of the Royal
College of Psychiatrist; he chaired the Transcultural psychiatry
group, was a member of the Iraq subcommittee and had an active role
in developing post war mental health services in Iraq. He was a
founder and the first chair of the Kurdish medical association
which was established in 2005. He was an active campaigner for
human right in Kurdistan, Iraq and across the world. Rizgar was an
active participant in numerous other organisations and groups.
In addition to his role as a consultant
psychiatrist Dr Amin was the lead clinician for Acute Services in
Brent, and the Core trainees Training Programme Director at St
Mary`s scheme in London.
Dr Amin is survived by his wife Shireen
and two children Tara (age 18) who is a medical student and Dilan
Dr Amin was laid to rest on the 20 April 2013
at Hendon Cemetery. This was followed by a moving memorial service
in the evening arranged by his family and attended by hundreds of
relatives, friends and colleagues from within the UK and
Contacting the ISC
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