Conference Overview & Objectives

Overview of the Qatar Health 2022 and the 2nd Qatar Public Health program

Qatar Health 2022 and the 2nd Qatar Public Health Conference
will provide state-of-the-art learning from regional 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 tracks 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 track will showcase Qatar’s Public Health preparations and measures to host a successful FIFA World Cup 2022 considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A key differentiator of this conference is having a 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, under the theme of “Transforming Public Health in Response to Pandemics”.

Conference Objectives

  1. To provide the participant with updates on the latest developments, recent evidence and best practice in the multidisciplinary approaches to the health preparations for the 2022 World Cup and pandemic response in Qatar.
  2. To share insights with the public on the transformative changes in the public health sector which have occurred over the past 2 years, since the rise of Covid-19, with a focus on the future of public health, including reliance on digitization to enable this transformation
  3. 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 preparations for the 2022 World Cup.
  4. To recognize, celebrate and showcase the lesson learned and best practice from the successful preparations for large-scale sporting events in the pandemic setting, in Qatar and globally.
  5. To provide the participant with professional education activities to enhance their knowledge of the latest initiatives and programs from the MoPH, HMC, PHCC, SCDL and other stakeholders in 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 and the pandemic response in Qatar in 2022.

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.