Welcome message from the Chair

Dr. Abdullatif Alkhal 
Chairman Qatar Infectious Disease Conference 2023

The world has witnessed a gradual but steady decline in deaths from infectious diseases over the last 30 years thanks to improvements in sanitation, nutrition, standards of living, education, public health and preventive measures, immunizations, diagnostics, and advances in medical treatment. It is estimated that the global death rates from infectious agents had declined from 232 deaths per 100,000 population in 1990 to 105 in 2019. Despite these reassuring figures, infectious diseases remain a major source of morbidity and mortality and are among the top 10 killer diseases of mankind. They cause millions of deaths every year, most of which are preventable or treatable. In addition, the success achieved over the last 3 decades has somewhat been disrupted by the recent emergence of the highly deadly Covid-19 pandemic which has contributed to the demise of more than 15 million lives around the world, whether directly or indirectly, not mentioning the interruption it caused to childhood immunization, TB and HIV control programs. In addition to emerging and reemerging infectious diseases in different parts of the world, there are other manmade problems that are hampering the fight against infectious agents. This includes, but not limited to, the increasing and widespread antimicrobial resistance among pathogens and the ever-increasing emissions of greenhouse gases that is leading to rapid climate change. readmore

Welcome message from the Co-Chair

Dr. Muna Al Maslamani 

On behalf of Qatar International Infectious Diseases Conference (QIIDC) Organizing and Scientific Committee, and Qatar Infectious Diseases Association (QIDA), it’s my pleasure to personally invite all of you to the first QIIDC. It’s an exciting time for Communicable Disease Center as we continue to grow and always adaptable, motivated, and responsive to the dynamic evolutions in our field. Infectious Diseases is a rich area of specialty in which to be part of and play significant clinical role, we meet and bring inspired people together in forums like this, to ensure our Communicable Disease Center remains at the cutting edge. readmore

This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity Category 1 as defined by the Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Healthcare Professions - Accreditation Section and is approved for a maximum of 19 hours.

Activity Code: HGI-02-MED-P782

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