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

“Cultivating a Collaborative Culture: Sharing Pearls of Wisdom”

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)

2021 ATBH X Re-invented (Online)

About Qatar University

Qatar University is one of the leading institutions of academic and research excellence in the GCC region. 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 11 colleges offering around 100 specializations in line with market needs
    • Over 28,000 students at the undergraduate and graduate level
    • World Health Organization names Qatar University “Education City for Health”
    • QU was ranked:
      • Second in Times Higher Education (THE) Arab University Rankings 2021
      • Second in the QS Arab Region University Rankings 2022
      • Amongst the top best 600 universities globally, according to 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.
      • 208 in the latest 2023 edition in QS World University Rankings.
      • Among the top six universities in the International Outlook indicator, for the seventh year in a row, according to the overall THE World University Rankings
      • Among the Global Top 25 performers, in the U-Multirank 2021 indicator ‘international joint publications

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, Dental Medicine and Nursing), 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 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, we promote knowledge about interprofessional practice and education.

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


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).