Overview of the Qatar Health 2021 program
Qatar Health 2021 will offer a 3-day program, with 3+1 multi-disciplinary tracks, preceded by one day of 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.
Track 1: Pandemic Mitigation and Control (PMC)
This track will focus on the best practice and lessons learned from experts in pandemic mitigation and control, from Qatar and worldwide. Invited speakers will share their experience and best practice in health communication, lockdown, mass testing, contact tracing, vaccine development and responses for manpower, infrastructure, mental health and ICU management.
Track 2: Post-Pandemic Preparations for Mass Gatherings (PPMG)
This track will focus on the best practice and lessons learned from experts in planning, organizing and conducting post-pandemic sporting and mass gathering events from Qatar and worldwide. Invited speakers will share their experience and best practice as they resumed sporting and mass gatherings in the various disciplines of football, basketball, baseball, cycling, tennis, Formula 1 racing, golf, the Olympics and others.
Aspetar will deliver a Sports Medicine in Mass Gatherings session. This 2-hour session will deliver state-of-the-art lectures from Aspetar expert faculty, with a long experience in planning, organizing and providing medical support at FIFA events, major football leagues, and the IAAF. Aspetar will also share best practice for preparing individual athletes to return to competition performance levels after prolonged inactivity or illness.
Track 3: Post-Pandemic Trauma Systems (PPTS)
This track will focus on the best practice and lessons learned from experts in pandemic trauma and emergency care, from Qatar and worldwide. Invited speakers will share their experience and best practice in post-pandemic trauma care in the pre-hospital setting, in the operating room, in the ICU, by type of injury, for mass casualties and for trauma research and injury prevention.
Track 4: Post-Pandemic Research (PPR)
This track will focus in presenting local and international pandemic-related researches as it relates to the three tracks. Ample time will be provided for both poster and oral virtual abstract presentations.