The MENA regional conference on Public Health and Infectious Diseases aims at gathering regional and international researchers to discuss the challenges the region is facing in time of humanitarian crisis. It is also the opportunity to inform decisions makers and thus foster national and regional public health initiatives.
Stéphane Attali, Beirut, Lebanon
Giuseppe Cornaglia, Verona, Italy
John S. McConnell, London, United Kingdom
Josette Najjar-Pellet, Beirut, Lebanon
Hervé Sabourin, Beirut, Lebanon

Speakers


Pierre Abi Hanna, Beirut, Lebanon
Ibrahim Abubakar, London, United Kingdom
Ghassan N. Al Awar, Beirut, Lebanon
Seyed-Moayed Alavian, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Walid Ammar, Beirut, Lebanon
Stéphane Attali, Beirut, Lebanon
Hubert Endtz, Lyon, France
Önder Ergönül, Istanbul, Turkey
Mireille Guiguaz, Lyon, France
Rana Hajjeh, Cairo, Egypt
Zahi Helou, Hamra-Beirut, Lebanon
Najwa Khuri Bulos, Amman, Jordan
Pietro Luigi Lopalco, Sollentuna, Sweden
Hechmi Louzir, Tunis, Tunisia
John S. McConnell, London, United Kingdom
Ziad A. Memish, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Ghina Mumtaz, Doha, Qatar
Josette Najjar-Pellet, Beirut, Lebanon
Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, Seville, Spain
Antoine Saad, Beirut, Lebanon
Hervé Sabourin, Beirut, Lebanon
Roland Sutter, Geneva, Switzerland
Mike Turner, London, United Kingdom

Contact Person (Scientific Programme)

Administrative Secretariat



Venue Info

Event Map
Venue Details
ESA Campus
289, rue Clemenceau, 113 – 7318 Beirut
Lebanon

Saturday, 4 March 2017

07:30 - 07:45
Welcome (ESA on behalf of the five organizing partners)
Speaker(s): Stéphane Attali
07:45 - 08:00
Opening
Speaker(s): Walid Ammar
08:00 - 09:30
Session 1: Infectious Diseases Regional Perspective I
Chairperson(s): Ghassan N. Al Awar
Chairperson(s): Jesús Rodríguez-Baño
08:00 - 08:25
Infectious diseases in the Middle East: outbreaks and challenges
Speaker(s): Rana Hajjeh
08:25 - 08:50
Viral hepatitis in the Middle East
Speaker(s): Seyed-Moayed Alavian
08:50 - 09:15
Epidemiology of antibiotic resistance in the Middle East
09:15 - 09:30
Discussion, Infectious Diseases Regional Perspective
09:30 - 10:00
Break
10:00 - 12:30
Session 1: Infectious Diseases Regional Perspective II
Chairperson(s): Ghassan N. Al Awar
Chairperson(s): Jesús Rodríguez-Baño
10:00 - 10:25
HIV/AIDS in the Middle East
Speaker(s): Ghina Mumtaz
10:25 - 10:50
Pneumonia aetiology amongst refugees and vulnerable population
Speaker(s): Hubert Endtz
10:50 - 11:15
Vaccination impact in Lebanon and Jordan?
Speaker(s): Najwa Khuri Bulos
11:15 - 11:30
Discussion, Infectious Diseases Regional Perspective
11:30 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 14:45
Session 2: Public Health Perspective I
Chairperson(s): Pierre Abi Hanna
Chairperson(s): Hervé Sabourin
13:00 - 13:30
Global biodefence against emerging infections
Speaker(s): Mike Turner
13:30 - 14:00
Update on childhood vaccinations
Speaker(s): Pietro Luigi Lopalco
14:00 - 14:30
Polio endgame, and what comes next
Speaker(s): Roland Sutter
14:30 - 14:45
Discussion, Public Health Perspective
14:45 - 15:15
Break
15:15 - 16:20
Session 2: Public Health Perspective II
Chairperson(s): Pierre Abi Hanna
Chairperson(s): Hervé Sabourin
15:15 - 15:40
Infectious diseases issues in refugees
Speaker(s): Önder Ergönül
15:40 - 16:05
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
Speaker(s): Ibrahim Abubakar
16:05 - 16:20
Discussion, Public Health Perspective

Sunday, 5 March 2017

08:00 - 09:30
Session 3: State of the Art – Challenging Diseases
Chairperson(s): John S. McConnell
Chairperson(s): Antoine Saad
08:00 - 08:25
Emerging arbovirus infections
08:25 - 08:50
Respiratory infections
Speaker(s): Ziad A. Memish
08:50 - 09:15
Leishmaniasis
Speaker(s): Hechmi Louzir
09:15 - 09:30
Discussion, State of the Art - Challenging Diseases
09:30 - 10:00
Break
10:00 - 12:30
Session 4: Preparedness and Capacity Building
Chairperson(s): Zahi Helou
Chairperson(s): Josette Najjar-Pellet
10:00 - 10:25
Data sharing and country readiness for international health regulations
Speaker(s): Rana Hajjeh
10:25 - 10:50
Research investment and exchange programmes
Speaker(s): Jesús Rodríguez-Baño
10:50 - 11:15
Training and research opportunities in the Middle East
Speaker(s): Hervé Sabourin
11:15 - 11:40
Middle East preventive healthcare chair
Speaker(s): Mireille Guiguaz
11:40 - 12:00
Discussion, Preparedness and Capacity Building
12:00 - 12:30
MENA regional conference closing

This registration form should be sent to contact.MENAIDPH@gmail.com

or to MENA IDPH Secretariat:
Fondation Merieux
Tabet Building, Impasse 119, Monot Street,
Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 331 707