7.30am to 8am



8am to 8.10m

Welcome note & recitation of Holy Quran

8.10am to 8.30am

Inauguration and felicitation


8.30am to 9.15am

Keynote session

Moderator: Dr. Ajimsha M S

8.30am to 8.45am

“Global impact of COVID-19 on physiotherapy and rehabilitation’”

Dr. Emma Stokes

8.45am to 9 am

“Long-term pulmonary consequences of COVID-19: what we know and what to expect in a rehabilitation point of view”

Dr. Merlin Thomas

9am to 9.15am

“Impact of coronavirus syndromes on the mental health of health care professionals and management strategies”

Dr. Majid Ali Abdulla

9.15am to 9.30am

Q and A


Session 1: COVID-19 and acute care physiotherapy

Moderator: Dr. Hatem Kamar

9.30am to 9.45am

“Physiotherapy practice in a dedicated COVID-19 hospital in Qatar: a battle well fought & won”

Mr. Jacob Thomas

9.45am to 10am

“Development of best practice recommendation for acute care physiotherapy management of COVID-19 Patients; Department’s contribution to the world”

Mr. Neeraj G

10am to 10.15am

“The New Normal Physiotherapy Practice - An Innovative roadmap”

Mr. Sanil Koyili

10.15am to 10.30am

Q and A


10.30 to10.45 am



Session 2: The New Normal Physiotherapy (Part 1)

Moderator: Ms. Reshma Praveen

10.45am to 11am

“Neurological and Musculo- skeletal consequences of COVID-19; Implications of rehabilitation”

Mr. Adham Ali

11am to 11.15am

“Challenges in outpatient physiotherapy service provision during and after pandemic, ‘preparing the best care by fetching the best practices’

Mr. Smithesh OK

11.15am to 11.30am

“Standing by the patient while being apart’; role of tele-rehabilitation and virtual consultation in a pandemic world.”

Mr. Arun C

11.30am to 11.45am

“The future is now’; redefining the home exercise program, use of video based-customizable home exercise programs and adherence strategies.”

Ms. Virosha M

11.45am to 12pm

Q and A


12pm to 1pm

Prayer and Lunch Break


1pm to 2pm

Oral Paper Presentations 

(7 minutes presentation + 3 minutes Q & A) x 6

Moderator: Mr. Shameem Ali

Session 3: The New Normal Physiotherapy (Part 2)

Moderator: Mr. M Haneef

2pm to 2.15 pm

“A child’s play’: rehabilitation of children in a socially distant world.”

Mr. Biju NJ

2.15pm to 2.30pm

“Chronic pain following COVID-19: implications for Physiotherapy”

Mr. Aljo R

2.30pm to 2.45pm

“Physiotherapy for critically ill COVID-19 patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenator (ECMO): a patient story.”

Mr. M Aleef

02.45 - 03.00 pm

Q and A


3pm to 3.15 pm

Announcement of best paper awards

Closing ceremony