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Over 3,300 professionals register for Qatar Health 2021

(MENAFN – The Peninsula) More than 3,300 healthcare professionals have registered for Qatar Health 2021, which will be held virtually for the first time from January 20 to 23.  

Qatar Health 2021 Pandemic Mitigation: Best Practice for Disaster Medicine, Mass Gatherings and Trauma Systems is a collaborative effort between Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and the Ministry of Public Health in preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2022.

The event will be live streamed to all attendees while being very accessible to everyone.  Attendees will have the option to view the conference in a new 360 degree format and engage in real life simulation of a conference setting with its large halls and virtual promoters, this provides an immersive experience to all the attendees of Qatar Health 2021.

‘We are very excited to be holding Qatar Health 2021 in a completely virtual space, said Qatar Health 2021 Co-Chair, Dr. Abdul Wahab Al Musleh. ‘This will give attendees important updates on the latest research and science related to disaster medicine, mass gatherings and trauma systems plus our pre-conference programme which will hone in on specific areas including nursing during COVID-19. 

‘I am proud to say that we have sourced the best local and international speakers for what will be a challenging yet informative programme, he said.

Qatar Health 2021 will offer a three-day programme, with multi-disciplinary tracks, preceded by one-day pre-conference workshops and symposia. The tracks are: Pandemic Mitigation and Control, Post-Pandemic Preparations for Mass Gatherings, Post-Pandemic Trauma Systems plus Post-Pandemic Research. There are also three pre-conference tracks including: Heroic Nursing Practice During COVID-19; Critical Decision in Trauma; and Travel Health Preparedness During Sporting Events.

The keynote speaker for the event is the World Health Organization’s Director of Health Emergencies Program, Dr. Michael Ryan who has been considered one of the pre-eminent experts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Other international speakers include  Acting Manager and Program Lead, Infectious Hazard Preparedness Unit, Health Emergencies Program, WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Abdinasir Abubaka and Dean, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Ali Khan.

Head of Hamad Trauma Center and  Deputy Chair of Qatar Health 2021 Conference, Dr. Hassan Al Thani said much has changed since the last Qatar Health conference and it is important to view strategies and real-life applications in the light of COVID-19.

‘So much has changed over the last 12 months, Dr. Al Thani said. ‘Qatar Health 2021 focus in on providing quality care during mass gatherings with the inclusion of recent developments and best practice in pandemic mitigation. It shall also provide opportunities in professional development for a wide variety of healthcare professionals from a diverse set of disciplines and practice.
‘The virtual platform enables us to reach a wider audience and gives attendees an immersive and hands on experience.
 

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