On behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committee of Qatar Health 2021, it gives us great pleasure to welcome you to this international virtual academic event: Qatar Health 2021 Pandemic Mitigation: Best Practice for Disaster Medicine, Mass Gatherings and Trauma Systems.
Qatar Health 2021 is a collaborative effort between Hamad Medical Corporation and the Ministry of Public Health in preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2022. It will be virtually hosted in Qatar from 20 to 23 January 2021.
The conference will build on the previous success of QH2020 and continue to provide state-of-the-art learning from experts in the fields of disaster medicine, infectious disease and trauma surgery for healthcare professionals and students from different backgrounds and countries. It will maintain a focus 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 providers from a diverse set of disciplines and practice.
Qatar Health 2021 will offer a 3-day program, with 3+1 multi-disciplinary tracks, preceded by a 1-day pre-conference workshops and symposia. The tracks will be as follows: Pandemic Mitigation and Control (PMC), Post-Pandemic Preparations for Mass Gatherings (PPMG), Post-Pandemic Trauma Systems (PPTS) plus Post-Pandemic Research (PPR). The tracks shall have a mix of direct lectures, panel discussions and pro-con debates, and interaction with the participants will be strongly encouraged. Experts from the national, regional and international health sector, the World Health Organization and other international organizations involved in mass gatherings as well as sports organizations, academic institutions, healthcare leaders, disaster response managers, global experts and government bodies, will be sharing best practice and lessons learned. Delegates will be able to share experiences, learnings and best practice as well as advances in mass gathering preparedness and planning as we prepare for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022.
Qatar Health 2021 will also provide participants with opportunities for continuing professional education, research opportunities as well as a forum to present their own research and findings, exchange ideas, and foster constructive and highly productive discussions.
We look forward to your participation in Qatar Health 2021.
Dr. AbdulWahab Al Musleh
Advisor Consultant to the Minister of Public Health
Chairman World Cup 2022 Healthcare and Doping Control Committee, MOPH
Deputy Chair Emergency Preparedness Committee, MOPH
Qatar Health 2021, Chairman