Registration for November conference now open to Qatar residents

The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) is opening the doors of its upcoming global healthcare summit to members of the public for the first time.

This year’s conference, which will be held on 13 – 14 November at the Qatar National Convention Centre, will offer a limited number of slots to members of the general public who are interested in healthcare and innovation.

WISH was inaugurated by HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation in 2013 with a mission to build a healthier world through global collaboration. WISH serves as a platform to bring together representatives from its partner organisations in Qatar with healthcare leaders from around the world in order to develop innovative ways to combat global healthcare challenges. The summit has quickly become a major event on the international healthcare calendar and has placed Qatar at the forefront of efforts to make innovation a key part of promoting healthcare provision.

This year, WISH is committed to widening community engagement by inviting the general public to attend the summit. They will also launch the Doha Healthcare Week, which will involve holding a series of health-based community activities across Doha in the week leading up to the summit.

According to WISH CEO Sultana Afdhal, part of their evolution is to involve the local community more closely in their ever-expanding research and events. With this aim in mind, she said that they look forward to welcoming members of the public to their big event this year.

We highly value community engagement and believe that this is a great opportunity for people to attend insightful panel discussions, interact with global innovators, and meet with world leaders in healthcare.’

WISH 2018 will feature nine panel discussions, based on evidence-based research, that highlight and address some of the world’s most pressing healthcare challenges. The WISH Innovation Hub, an enhanced interactive exhibition space, will feature some of the world’s most exciting healthcare innovations. It will also host informal discussions, provide a hands-on experience of technologies, and offer a variety of networking opportunities.

To register for the summit, visit You can also follow them on Twitter, @WISHQatar. Check out the WISH Qatar homepage for more information.