Conference Overview & Objectives

Overview of the Qatar Health 2022 program

Conference Objectives

  1. To provide the participant with updates on the latest developments, recent evidence, and best practice in the multidisciplinary approaches to the preparations for WC2022.
  2. To provide the participant with updates on the latest developments, recent evidence, and best practice in the fields of disaster medicine, infectious disease and trauma surgery in the context of mass gatherings.
  3. To recognize, celebrate and showcase the lesson learned from the successful conduct of large-scale sporting events in the pandemic setting, in Qatar and globally.
  4. To provide the participant with professional education activities to enhance their knowledge of the latest initiatives and programs from the MoPH, PHCC, SCDL and other stakeholders in FIFA2022.

Qatar Health 2022 will offer a 3-day program, with multiple full and half-day tracks, preceded by a 2-day of pre-conference workshops and symposia. The main tracks will be as follows:

  • Multidisciplinary collaboration in preparation for the 2022 World Cup
  • Best practice and lessons learned from sports mass gatherings
  • Healthcare preparations for the 2022 World Cup

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: Multidisciplinary collaboration in preparation for the 2022 World Cup

This track will focus on the best practice and lessons learned from experts in multidisciplinary preparations for large scale sporting events, from Qatar and worldwide. Invited speakers will share their experience and best practice in air, sea and land transportation, hospitality and tourism, security, cybersecurity, environmental sustainability, and communications, all in the context of preparing for the 2022 World Cup.

Track 2: Best practice and lessons learned from sports mass gatherings

This track will focus on the best practice and lessons learned from the organization, planning and implementation of 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.

Track 3: Healthcare System Preparations for 2022 World Cup

This track will focus on the best practice and lessons learned from the Healthcare System organization, planning and implementation of the 2022 World Cup. Invited speakers will share their experience and best practice in 1) Systems Preparation issues like: staffing, recruitment, credentialing, temporary infrastructure development, supplies and logistics 2) COVID-related issues like: Testing, Contact Tracing, Quarantine, Isolation, Vaccination, Treatment, Staffing, Logistics, Infrastructure and 3) Trauma System Preparations.

The scientific planning committee has reviewed all disclosed financial relationships of speakers, moderators, facilitators, and/or authors in advance of this CPD activity and has implemented procedures to manage any potential or real conflicts of interest.

Conference Learning Objectives

  1. To provide the participant with updates on the latest developments, recent evidence, and best practice in the multidisciplinary approaches to the preparations for the 2022 World Cup
  2. To provide the participant with updates on the latest developments, recent evidence, and best practice in the fields of disaster medicine, infectious disease and trauma surgery in the context of mass gatherings
  3. To recognize, celebrate and showcase the lesson learned from the successful conduct of large-scale sporting events in the pandemic setting, in Qatar and globally
  4. To provide the participant with professional education activities to enhance their knowledge of the latest initiatives and programs from the MoPH, PHCC, SCDL and other stakeholders in FIFA2022