On behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committee of Qatar Health 2022 and the 2nd Qatar Public Health Conference, it gives us great pleasure to welcome you to this international virtual academic event: Qatar Health 2022 & 2nd QPHC:  Preparing for the 2022 World Cup and the Response to Pandemics in Qatar – a multidisciplinary team approach’.

The Qatar Health 2022 and the 2nd Qatar Public Health Conference is a product of a partnership 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 9 to 12 February 2022.

Qatar Health 2022 and the 2nd Qatar Public Health Conference will provide state-of-the-art learning from local and international experts and will maintain, if not exceed, the standards of credibility and excellence built on the recent iterations of both conferences. It will provide valuable educational opportunities for all participants who will be preparing for the FIFA 2022 World Cup and the Pandemic Response in Qatar, as well as providers and managers from all healthcare specialties.

Qatar Health 2022 will offer a 3-day program, with multiple full and half-day tracks, preceded by 1-day of pre-conference workshops and symposia. 

Qatar Health 2022 sessions will display Qatar’s capabilities in the fields of mass gathering management, disaster medicine, infectious disease and trauma surgery. It will maintain a focus on preparations for providing quality care during mass gatherings and a pandemic response through a multidisciplinary team approach, with the addition of lessons learned and best practice. It shall provide opportunities for professional development for a wide variety of healthcare providers from a diverse set of disciplines and practice.

The 2nd Qatar Public Health sessions will provide unique insights into Qatar’s Public Health capabilities in its preparations and measures to host a successful FIFA World Cup 2022 considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A key differentiator of these sessions is their primary focus on the public health perspective, which will take on topics that tackle the future of public health. The topics covered will include Health Protection and Communicable Diseases, Health Promotion and Non-Communicable Diseases, Food Safety and Environmental Health, along with other priority Public Health areas.

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, pandemic response and planning as we prepare for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022.

The Qatar Health 2022 and the 2nd Qatar Public Health Conference 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 The Qatar Health 2022 and the 2nd Qatar Public Health Conference.

Dr. Hassan Ali Al Saoud Al Thani
Head of Vascular and Trauma Surgery
Hamad Medical Corporation 
Co-chair, Qatar Health 2022 and 2nd Qatar Public Health Conference

Dr. AbdulWahab Al-Musleh
Advisor Consultant to Minister of Public Health
Deputy Chief Medical Officer for CIS - HMC
Co-Chair, Qatar Health 2022 and2nd Qatar Public Health Conference

Dr. Sheikh Mohamed Al-Thani
Director of Public Health Department
Ministry of Public Health
Co-Chair, Qatar Health 2022 and 2nd Qatar Public Health Conference

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