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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”

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Biography:

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).

World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH)

The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) is a global healthcare community dedicated to capturing and disseminating the best evidence-based ideas and practices. WISH is an initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) and is under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, its Chairperson.

The inaugural WISH Summit took place in Doha in 2013 and convened more than 1,000 global healthcare leaders. Through international summits and a range of ongoing initiatives, WISH is creating a global community of leading Innovators in healthcare policy, research, and industry.

Together, they are harnessing the power of innovation to overcome the world’s most urgent healthcare challenges and inspire other stakeholders to action.

University of Calgary

The University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) aspires to set the gold standard in global nursing education, practice, and scholarship. With a dedicated mission to enrich health and wellness in Qatar, UCQ molds exceptional nurses through its Bachelor of Nursing program. Committed to meeting Qatar's societal needs, UCQ instills critical thinking, scholarly practice, and nursing leadership to navigate the intricacies of healthcare systems. Aligned with Qatar Vision 2030 and the National Health Strategy, UCQ prioritizes partnerships and collaborations for a high-quality workforce. Guided by a vision of excellence, UCQ stands as a beacon for the development of world-class nurses, contributing to Qatar's healthcare landscape.

UDST

University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) was officially established by the Emiri Decision No13 of 2022, and it is the first national university that specializes in academic applied, technical, and professional education in the State of Qatar.  UDST has over 60 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs, diplomas, and certificates. The University houses 5 Colleges: The College of Business, the College of Computing and Information Technology, the College of Engineering and Technology, the College of Health Sciences and the College of General Education in addition to specialized training centers for individuals and companies. UDST is recognized for its student-centered learning and state-of-the-art facilities. Its world-renowned faculty and researchers work on developing the students’ skills and help raise well-equipped graduates who are proudly serving different sectors of the economy and contributing to the achievement of human, social and economic development goalsnationally and internationally.

Qatar Tourism

Qatar Tourism’s mission is to establish Qatar as a place where cultural authenticity meets modernity, and where people of the world come together to experience unique offerings in culture, sports, business and family entertainment, rooted in Service Excellence. Qatar Tourism will regulate and develop the tourism industry, encouraging investment from the private sector. It will set the national strategy for the tourism sector, reviewing it periodically and overseeing its implementation, with the aim of diversifying tourism offerings in the country and increasing visitor spend. Through our network of international offices in priority markets, and cutting-edge digital platforms, Qatar Tourism is expanding Qatar’s presence globally and enhancing the tourism sector.

Web: www.visitqatar.qa

Qatar Precision Health Institute

Qatar Precision Health Institute (QPHI) is a national center for research and implementation under Qatar Foundation.
Its primary focus is to enhance precision healthcare quality and value through comprehensive study of genomics and multi-omics. QPHI was conceptualized to leverage more than 10 years of valuable data collection, research, and ecosystem development accomplished by Qatar Biobank and Qatar Genome. The goal is to lead in preventing and curing health issues through personalized approaches, and consequently empower and enable precision health practices leading to healthy and vibrant communities.

Qatar National Bank

Since its establishment in 1964, QNB Group has steadily grown to be the biggest bank in Qatar and the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa. QNB has an active community support program and sponsors various social, educational and sporting events, locally and internationally. The Group’s network expansion comes in support of its vision to become a leading bank in the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

QNB Group has maintained its position as the highest-rated bank in Qatar and one of the highest rated banks in the world from leading credit rating agencies including Standard & Poor’s (A), and Moody’s (Aa3).

The Bank has also been the recipient of many awards from leading international specialised financial publications.

QNB Group’s presence extends to more than 28 countries across three continents operating from 900 locations supported by more than 30,000 staff and 4,800 ATMs.

Ministry of Public Health

The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar is the sole authority responsible for all issues related to public health affairs in the country, supervising the provision of healthcare services in the country, providing preventive and curative health services of international reputation and global appreciation, as well as spreading and raising health awareness. It is also responsible for regulating the private sector’s establishment of health facilities and overseeing them, and supervising the health insurance system, hospitals and primary health care centers, and the practice of medical, allied, and pharmacy professions.
Moreover, The Ministry is working on developing electronic and medical strategies and capabilities, supporting an enabling system for innovative health care research, maintaining a system for preparedness and response to national health emergencies, supervising the treatment of citizens abroad and regulating food safety issues.
The Ministry is working on developing an integrated and comprehensive healthcare system, managed according to world-class standards, with accessible health services to the entire population in line with the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030 to ensure continuous care, develop frameworks to provide healthcare services to priority populations and introduce new tools and procedures to support patient care and transfer of knowledge among different healthcare systems.
The Ministry of Public Health and its affiliated institutions (Hamad Medical Corporation, Primary Healthcare Corporation and Naufar) have achieved significant milestones; Qatar has laid the foundations to a strong global health system, and Qatar's healthcare system has seen an important development and improvement in recent decades. Investment in new health facilities, services and techniques has contributed to the overall development of the country's health sector infrastructure with a view to meeting health needs of the steadily growing population in the country, what has helped also in the success of our health system in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing its effects, and protecting society.

About Hamad Medical Corporation

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is the main provider of secondary and tertiary healthcare in Qatar and one of the leading hospital providers in the Middle East.
For more than four decades, HMC has been dedicated to delivering the safest, most effective and compassionate care to all its patients.
HMC manages fifteen specialist hospitals as well as the National Ambulance Service, mental health, homecare, and residential care services.
HMC’s transformation over the past decade is unparalleled around the world. Since 2016, HMC has opened eight new hospitals and a range of new specialist facilities – further strengthening Qatar’s public sector hospital network.
Thirteen HMC hospitals hold corporate Academic Medical Center accreditation by the Joint Commission International, endorsing the quality and safety of services, while the Ambulance Service, Home Healthcare Service, Stroke Service and Palliative Care Service have all received prestigious JCI accreditation.
HMC is committed to delivering healthcare services on par with the world’s best and many of our services exceed international benchmarks for quality of care, including stroke, cardiology, trauma and cancer.
In 2023, HMC had four hospitals ranked among the world’s top 250 academic medical centers, with two achieving top 100 ranking; highlighting our commitment to combining patient care, medical research and education to achieve the best outcomes and experience for our patients.
HMC is leading the development of the region’s first academic health system – combining innovative research, top-class education, and excellent clinical care – and is committed to building a legacy of healthcare expertise in Qatar.
HMC was also the first hospital system in the Middle East to achieve institutional accreditation from the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education – International (ACGME-I), which demonstrates excellence in the way medical graduates are trained through residency, internship, and fellowship programs.

Primary Health Care Corporation 

The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) in Qatar is a pioneering healthcare organization committed to providing accessible and high-quality primary healthcare services to the nation's residents. Established in 2012, PHCC operates 31 health centers  with an extensive network of clinics, and facilities across Qatar, delivering a broad spectrum of healthcare services, including preventive care, family medicine, and specialized medical services. With a focus on patient-centered care and a commitment to innovation, PHCC strives to enhance the health and well-being of the Qatari population. Their dedication to excellence and integration in healthcare has positioned them as a leading force in Qatar's healthcare landscape, ensuring that quality healthcare remains accessible to all.