More than 3,300 healthcare professionals have already registered to attend the very first virtual edition of Qatar Health 2021, to be held this 20 to 23 January.

Qatar Health 2021, which will focus on ‘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, and part of the preparations for the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Qatar Health 2021

A live streaming of all sessions will be accessible to all attendees, who will also have the option to view the conference in a new 360° degree format. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in real life simulation of a conference setting, with large halls and virtual promoters, allowing an immersive experience to all participants of the conference.

According to Qatar Health 2021 Co-Chair Dr Abdul Wahab Al Musleh, they are very excited to be holding Qatar Health 2021 in a completely virtual space. He said that this will give attendees important updates on the latest research and science related to disaster medicine, mass gatherings and trauma systems, including the 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.

Qatar Health 2021 will offer a three-day programme, with multi-disciplinary tracks, preceded by a one-day pre-conference workshops and symposia. The tracks include Pandemic Mitigation and Control; Post-Pandemic Preparations for Mass Gatherings; and Post-Pandemic Trauma Systems plus Post-Pandemic Research.

There are also three pre-conference tracks: 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, Director of Health Emergencies Program at the World Health Organization (WHO). He is considered one of the pre-eminent experts in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Qatar Health 2021 Deputy Chair 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 light of COVID-19.

Qatar Health 2021 is focused on providing quality care during mass gatherings, including recent developments and best practice in pandemic mitigation. It shall provide opportunities in professional development for a wide variety of healthcare professionals from a diverse set of disciplines and practice.

Follow this LINK to register to attend the conference.  

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