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All Together Better Health
The 11th International Conference on Interprofessional
Practice and Education

“Cultivating a Collaborative Culture: Sharing Pearls of Wisdom”

About Interprofessional Global

Interprofessional Global is the World Confederation for Interprofessional Practice and Education. Regional interprofessional networks affiliated with the confederation are from the Americas, USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Africa, India, Southeast Asia and the Pacific rim, Japan and Australasia.The aim of Interprofessional Global is to promote, support and sustain networks of interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice, and to establish and maintain communication between these networks. The aim of IPE is to foster effective collaborative practice, and the ultimate goal is to have better health and social care, aiming at improved quality of life for patients and service users. Through the member networks and the organisation’s biennial global conference, All Together Better Health, promotes knowledge about interprofessional practice and education.

For more information visit https://interprofessional.global or Email: info@interprofessional.global

About All Together Better Health

All Together Better Health is the leading global interprofessional education and collaborative practice conference under the direction of Interprofessional.global.

Every two years the ATBH conference provides an opportunity for participants to discuss ideas and devise and test strategies to mobilise concerted action to improve health and wellbeing for individuals, families and communities across the world.

The ATBH conferences are driven by the conviction that by learning togather we improve working togather to effect change, enhance quality of care, ensure safety and optimise deployment of human resources. The conference content demonstrates the steady growth of interprofessional education in terms of evidence base and significance to health care. ATBH also provides a forum for the growing number of national and transnational interprofessional education networks to share their work and debate common issues and has been a proving ground for the development of a global network, first Intered and from 2012 the World Coordinating Committee, now known as Interprofessional Global.

Previous conferences in the All Together Better Health series have been held as follow:

1997 ATBHI (London, UK)

2004 ATBH II (Vancouver, Canada)

2006 ATBH III (London, UK)

2008 ATBH IV (Stockholm, Sweden)

2010 ATBH V (Sydney, Australia)

2012 ATBH VI (Kobe, Japan)

2014 ATBH VII (Pittsburgh, USA)

2016 ATBH VIII (Oxford, UK)

2018 ATBH IX (Auckland, New Zealand)

About Qatar University

Qatar University is one of the leading institutions of academic and research excellence in the GCC region. Founded in 1977, it provides high quality undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare competent graduates, primed to shape the future of Qatar. The organization’s strong relationship with Qatari society is reflected in its community service efforts and in its vibrant research portfolio that addresses relevant local and regional challenges, advances national goals towards a knowledge-based economy, and contributes actively to the needs and aspirations of the society.

Key facts about Qatar University:

    • Home to 10 colleges offering 84 specializations in line with market needs
    • Over 20,000 students at the undergraduate and graduate level
    • 14 research centers of excellence fielding multidisciplinary research activity
    •  Over 400 collaborative projects with leading institutions across the world
    • Among the top 400 in THE World University Rankings 2019
    • First in the International Outlook indicator since 2015 in
    • Times Higher Education rankings
    • Recently ranked 276 in QS Global 2020 Rankings

For more information, please visit www.qu.edu.qa

QU Health

QU Health was launched in January 2017 to provide closer alignment and integration between the health entities at QU (Colleges of Pharmacy, Medicine, Health Sciences and Dental Medicine), creating a dynamic and diverse environment that embraces qualified experts in the healthcare professionals education. QU Health vision is to be recognized regionally for excellence in Interprofessional health education and interdisciplinary health research; a first choice for students and scholars, and a national catalyst for innovation in the field. Areas of collaboration at QU Health include research, graduate studies, clinical affairs, continuous professional development, interprofessional education, engagement and communication, as well as business operations.

For more information, please visit: http://www.qu.edu.qa/health

About QU Health Interprofessionl Education Committee

The IPE Committee (IPEC) was founded in 2014 by Qatar University College of Pharmacy to provide guidance and support in implementing IPE within the pharmacy curriculum, as well as in our partner healthcare training programs in the country. It was moved to QU Health level in 2017 which was established to jointly design, implement and evaluate IPE initiatives at QU Health working alongside other healthcare programs in Qatar. The committee oversees the integration of interprofessional education within all the curricula at QU Health and to promote awareness for IPE and interprofessional collaboration in Qatar and the Middle East. The Committee members include representatives from fourteen programs at four institutions:

    • QU: College of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, College of Dental Medicine and College of Health Sciences which has four departments: Biomedical Sciences,
    • Public Health, Human Nutrition, and Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
    • Weill Cornell – Medicine Qatar (WCMC-Q);
    • University of Calgary – Qatar (UC-Q) nursing school and;
    • College of North Atlantic Qatar (CNA-Q): dental assistant, advanced care paramedicine, environmental health, medical radiography technology,pharmacy technician, and respiratory therapy programs.

For more information, please visit:  http://www.qu.edu.qa/health/ipe


Professor Asmaa Al-Thani is the Vice President of Medical and Health Sciences, the Director of the Biomedical Research Center (BRC) and a Professor of Virology at the Biomedical Sciences Department, Qatar University.  Professor Althani is also an Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar.

Professor Al-Thani’s portfolio articulates a record of accomplishments in establishing the academic and research infrastructure for health and medical sciences at Qatar University, pertaining her roles as the Founding Dean of the College of Health Sciences (2016) and the Founding Director of BRC (2014).  Professor Al-Thani has an active role in national landscape of medical research through serving as the Vice Chairperson of the Qatar Biobank Board, Chairperson of the National Qatar Genome Committee and establishing National Reference laboratory-COVID19 Unit.  In addition, she is the founding chair for the Empower Generation Consortium (EGC), which comprises several projects that enhance the national capacities in health and medical sciences.

Professor Al-Thani has a leading research portfolio, with over than 120 published papers in peer-reviewed international journals and around 34 internal and external research grants and 2 patents.  She is a reviewer for several scientific journals and conferences, and currently a member of the American society for Microbiology.

Her accomplishments have been recognized through several awards, including the Astrolabi Award from WCMC-Q (2020), QS- Reimagine Oscar in Education, gold in Life Sciences and the silver in best university-employer relationship for the years 2018-2020.   She also received the State Encouraging Award in the Medical Sciences and Nursing (2017), Sheikh Hummaid Bin Rashid Award for Culture and Sciences (2006), Al-Jasra Cultural Club –Qatar (2008), Qatar University Outstanding Faculty Service Award (2012), the College of Arts and Sciences Research Award (2012) and the Arab Paediatric Medical Research Award (2015).