More than 3,300 healthcare professionals have registered for Qatar Health 2021 to be held virtually from January 20-23.
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 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The conference is being held virtually for the first time with a live streaming of all sessions to all attendees. They 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.
“We are very excited to be holding Qatar Health 2021 in a completely virtual space,” said Dr AbdulWahab al-Musleh, Qatar Health 2021 Co-Chair. “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.”
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 Dr Michael Ryan, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Director of Health Emergencies Programme and considered one of the pre-eminent expert throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
Other international speakers include Dr Abdinasir Abubaka, acting manager and programme lead, Infectious Hazard Preparedness Unit, Health Emergencies Programme, WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean and Dr Ali Khan, dean, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Centre. Dr Hassan al-Thani, head of Hamad Trauma Centre and deputy chair of Qatar Health 2021 Conference said: “So much has changed over the last 12 months. Qatar Health 2021 focuses 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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