Infectious Diseases Conference kicks off today in Dubai

H.E. Dr. Farida Al Hosani participate in the 5th version of the event

Dr. Badreyya Al Harmi, Consultant in Public Health from the UAE, Vice President, Emirates Public Health Association, UAE

Dr. Badreyya Al Harmi, Consultant in Public Health from the UAE, Vice President, Emirates Public Health Association, UAE

  • The event topics highlights latest guidelines in COVID-19 management, treatment, variants and vaccines update 

Dubai, UAE: The 5th version of Infectious Diseases Conference is kicking off today in Dubai, the three days physical presence and virtual event organized by  Maarefah Management, and will welcome top notch experts and clinicians in the field of Infectious Diseases, to discuss latest guidelines and updates, and to follow up on recent pandemic scientific findings, and It is designed to provide healthcare professionals involved in infectious diseases with up-to-date and evidence-based clinical data to highlight key solutions to the latest challenges.

Dr. Badreyya Al Harmi, Consultant in Public Health from the UAE, Vice President, Emirates Public Health Association, UAE, said: “The 5th annual UAE ID week is an excellent gathering for the experts in the field of public health and infectious diseases. I believe this year the congress will focusing on key aspects that have emerged in the area of infectious diseases in recent years and we will have several important topics to be address.”

“As we are still under the effect of the COVID 19 pandemic which represents one of the most stressful events in recent times worldwide, that poses a major challenge to social, economic, and the psychological resources of the population.  Thus, it is very important to highlight the effect of the pandemic on mental health of healthcare workers, as these groups have been particularly affected. A number of studies have recorded the prevalence of various mental health problems faced by HCWs and several factors can be contributes to these mental health burden  among people working in the health sector . We have to give more attention for the Early assessment of HCWs’ mental health and identifying the underlying causes of emotional pain, , as it is useful and necessary to accelerate creation of distress mitigating interventions and creating resilience in the health care industry, either during or in the absence of a crisis, is a responsibility shared between HCWs and their organizations.” Added Dr. Badreyya Al Harmi.

This congress will feature interactive lectures, clinical case discussions, polls and Q/A sessions in a hybrid format (virtually and face to face ) to provide a comprehensive review of current issues and recent advances in selected ID topics, including: COVID-19 pandemic updates, latest pediatric and adult immunization guidelines, infectious diseases diagnostics, HIV, emerging infections, Antimicrobial stewardship programs, Infection prevention and Control, and the topics will focus on latest guidelines in COVID-19 management, COVID-19 treatment , variants and vaccines update, mental health of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, global health governance in the mid of epidemics and pandemics, latest immunization guidelines, post COVID-19 syndrom: Latest updates,  variants and vaccines: Evolution of both virus and testing, surveillance of COVID-19 mutants, and other topics.

“We are proud to hold the fifth version of this pioneering conference, which aims to contribute effectively to the promotion of infectious disease control and prevention programs by providing an ideal platform that brings together experts in this field to discuss the latest global scientific studies on infectious diseases.” Said Dr. Doaa Said, Managing Director of Maarefah.

“Lectures and discussion sessions during the activities of the conference highlights the latest developments in the fight against the Covid-19 virus and the vaccine, as well as topics related to infectious diseases and facilities and new studies in preventing them, with a focus on the quality of care and maintaining their safety.” Added Dr. Doaa Said.

The local, regional and international speakers include: H.E. Dr. Farida Al Hosani, Executive Director of Infection Diseases Sector, Abu Dhabi Public Health Center, Official Spokesperson for Health Sector in the UAE, Dr. Badreyya Al Harmi, Consultant in Public Health from the UAE, Vice President, Emirates Public Health Association, UAE, Dr. Nada Hassan Al Marzooqi Consultant Community Medicine, Director of Public Health and Prevention Department, Ministry of Health and Prevention, UAE, Dr. Laila Al Jasmi, Head of Immunization Section, Prevention Medicine Dept. Health Clinics and Centers Sector, Ministry of Health & Prevention, UAE, Dr. Abdullah Alakhras internal Medicine Resident, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, UAE, Dr. Ahmad Subhi Infectious Diseases Consultant, Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, UAE, Dr. Adel Al Sayyad, Chief of Disease Control Section, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Bahrain, Dr. Ahmed Hakawi, General Directorate of Infectious Diseases Control, Ministry of Health, KSA, Dr. Eiman Mokaddas, Professor of Clinical Microbiology, Microbiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait, Dr. Faryal Khamis, Senior Consultant Infectious Diseases, Royal Hospital, Oman, Dr. George Zhanel Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology/Infectious Diseases, Director - Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Alliance (CARA), Max Rady College of Medicine,University of Manitoba , Canada, Dr. Rajeeb Debray Regional Medical Director (Infectious Diseases), Abbott, E Europe, CIS, Middle East, Russia, Dr. Susanna Esposito Full Professor of Pediatrics, University of Parma, Italy.


For more information about the Infectious Diseases Conference, please visit the website: 

About Maarefah Management:

Maarefah Management is a world-class events, training, and association management company that works closely with government institutions, industry bodies and professional associations to help individual’s career development to grow and sustain successful businesses. The company’s conferences and specialised training courses are developed by highly experienced scientific committees creating up-to-date scientific and technical programs tackling current and critical industry issues. 

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