Public Health Conference 2019 - 10 UAE MOHAP CPD Credits


The 6th Public Health Conference agenda outlined several important areas in which public health bodies could contribute to making overall emergency and disaster management more effective. Speakers discussed the health effects of some of the more important sudden impact disasters and potential future threats while outlining the requirements for effective emergency medical and public health response to these events. The diverse speaker line-up provided a holistic viewpoint of this important issue.

New in 2019:

  • 2-day concise and comprehensive agenda
  • Each session offers a global, regional and local speaker for a well-rounded perspective
  • Reduced price and special rates are now available for allied healthcare professionals*
  • Define the role and function of public health bodies during epidemics, disasters and emergencies
  • Review ethical principles of healthcare in times of disasters and other emergencies
  • Identify disaster patterns and trends to better understand the role of public health bodies in disaster management
  • Measure and address the consequences of displacement on public health systems
  • Discuss best practice in the management of complex emergencies
  • Public health among displaced populations
  • Health systems during conflicts and emergency situations
  • Disaster preparedness and management
  • Ethics and research during emergencies
  • Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases during disasters and emergencies
  • Real-world interventions and initiatives
  • Women's Health
  • Ageing

Local co-chairs:

  • Dr Ahmed Mandil, Coordinator: Research Development & Innovation, Information, Evidence & Research Department, WHO/EMRO, Cairo, Egypt
  • Dr Tom Loney, Associate Professor, Public Health and Epidemiology, College of Medicine, Mohammad Bin Rashid University (MBRU), Dubai, UAE


  • Dr Ammar Albanna, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist; Head, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Centre, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Dalia Samhouri, Program Area Manager - Country Health Emergency Preparedness and International Health regulations, WHO Health Emergency Program, WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Cairo, Egypt
  • Dr Fadi T. Maalouf, Founding Chief: Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Interim Chairperson: Department of Psychiatry; Associate Professor, American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC), Beirut, Lebanon
  • Dr Firas Jaafar Kareem AlNajjar, Consultant of Emergency Medicin, Rashid Hospital Trauma Center; Program Director-Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Dubai Health Authority; Adjunct Associate Professor, Dubai Medical College, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Haifa Madi, Former Director of Health Protection & Promotion, WHO/EMRO; Public Health Expert and Advisor, Ministry of Health, Dubai, UAE
  • Prof Janvier Gasana, Associate Prof. and Chairperson, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health, Kuwait University Faculty of Public Health, Hawally, Kuwait
  • Dr Javaid A. Khan, Pulmonologist, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Prof Levent Kenar, Head - Medical CBRN (Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) Defence, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Dr Mohamad Alameddine, Senior Director: Strategy & Institutional Excellence, MBRU, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Muhammad Abid, Visiting Professor, Institute of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, Al Ain, UAE
  • Prof Nabil Al-Kurashi, Prof of Family & Community Medicine, Imam AbdulRahman bin Faisal University, Dammam, KSA
  • Dr Nabil M Kronfol, President, Lebanese HealthCare Management Association; Professor: Health Policy and Management; American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Prof Norbert Nowotny, Professor – Microbiology Department, College of Medicine, Mohammad Bin Rashid University (MBRU), Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Renato Oliveira Souza, Regional Mental health & Psychosocial Support Specialist, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Beirut, Lebanon
  • Richard Ormonde, Simulation Educator, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Medical Simulation Centre, Mohammed Bin Rashid University (MBRU) Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Ziad A Memish, Adjunct Professor, Hubert Department of Public Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health; Professor, Public Health Department, College of Medicine, Al-Faisal University, Riyadh, KSA

*Allied healthcare professionals such as Nurses, Physiotherapists, Radiographers and Technicians can contact the Arab Health conference team on +971 4 408 2891 or to find out more about the special rates. Valid company/employee identification with job designation will be required to avail the special rates.