3300 healthcare professionals registered for fully immersive virtual Qatar Health 2021
January 13 2021 02:57 PM
Dr. Abdul Wahab and Dr. Hassan Al Thani, Head of the Hamad Trauma Center
Dr. Abdul Wahab and Dr. Hassan Al Thani, Head of the Hamad Trauma Center


More than 3300 healthcare professionals have registered for Qatar Health 2021, which will be held virtually for the first time 20 to 23 January, 2021.

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 conference will be held on a virtual platform for the first time. A live streaming of all sessions to all attendees while being very accessible to everyone.  Attendees will have the option to view the conference in a new 360 degree forma 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 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 program 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 program.’

Qatar Health 2021 will offer a three-day program, 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 Organization’s Director of Health Emergencies Program who has been considered one of the pre-eminent experts throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Other international speakers include Dr. Abdinasir Abubaka, Acting Manager and Program Lead, Infectious Hazard Preparedness Unit, Health Emergencies Program, WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean and Dr. Ali Khan, Dean, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Dr. Hassan Al Thani, Head of Hamad Trauma Center and  Deputy Chair of Qatar Health 2021 Conference 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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