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
Souha Kanj, 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)

Josette Najjar-Pellet
Fondation Mérieux
Fondation Mérieux Liban
Impasse 119, rue Monot
45-343 Beirut
Lebanon
+961 1 331 707
contactlebanon@fondation-merieux.org

Administrative Secretariat

Yasmine Amraoui
Fondation Mérieux
Fondation Mérieux Liban
Impasse 119, rue Monot
45-343 Beirut
Lebanon
+961 1 331 707
contact.menaidph@gmail.com

Venue Info

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

Course Programme



  1. 08:30 - 08:45
    Presentation
    Welcome (ESA on behalf of the five organizing partners)
    Speaker(s): Stéphane Attali



  2. 08:45 - 09:00
    Presentation
    Opening
    Speaker(s): Walid Ammar



  3. 09:00 - 10:30
    Session
    Session 1: Infectious Diseases Regional Perspective I
    Chairperson(s): Ghassan N. Al Awar, Jesús Rodríguez-Baño



  4. 09:00 - 09:25
    Presentation
    Infectious diseases in the Middle East: outbreaks and challenges
    Speaker(s): Rana Hajjeh



  5. 09:25 - 09:50
    Presentation
    Viral hepatitis in the Middle East
    Speaker(s): Seyed-Moayed Alavian



  6. 09:50 - 10:15
    Presentation
    Epidemiology of antibiotic resistance in the Middle East
    Speaker(s): Souha Kanj



  7. 10:15 - 10:30
    Presentation
    Discussion, Infectious Diseases Regional Perspective


  8. 10:30 - 11:00
    Break
    Break


  9. 11:00 - 13:30
    Session
    Session 1: Infectious Diseases Regional Perspective II
    Chairperson(s): Ghassan N. Al Awar, Jesús Rodríguez-Baño



  10. 11:00 - 11:25
    Presentation
    HIV/AIDS in the Middle East
    Speaker(s): Ghina Mumtaz



  11. 11:25 - 11:50
    Presentation
    Pneumonia aetiology amongst refugees and vulnerable population
    Speaker(s): Hubert Endtz



  12. 11:50 - 12:15
    Presentation
    Vaccination impact in Lebanon and Jordan?
    Speaker(s): Najwa Khuri Bulos



  13. 12:15 - 12:30
    Presentation
    Discussion, Infectious Diseases Regional Perspective


  14. 12:30 - 14:00
    Lunch
    Lunch


  15. 14:00 - 15:45
    Session
    Session 2: Public Health Perspective I
    Chairperson(s): Pierre Abi Hanna, Hervé Sabourin



  16. 14:00 - 14:30
    Presentation
    Global biodefence against emerging infections
    Speaker(s): Mike Turner



  17. 14:30 - 15:00
    Presentation
    Update on childhood vaccinations
    Speaker(s): Pietro Luigi Lopalco



  18. 15:00 - 15:30
    Presentation
    Polio endgame, and what comes next
    Speaker(s): Roland Sutter



  19. 15:30 - 15:45
    Presentation
    Discussion, Public Health Perspective


  20. 15:45 - 16:15
    Break
    Break


  21. 16:15 - 17:20
    Session
    Session 2: Public Health Perspective II
    Chairperson(s): Pierre Abi Hanna, Hervé Sabourin



  22. 16:15 - 16:40
    Presentation
    Infectious diseases issues in refugees
    Speaker(s): Önder Ergönül



  23. 16:40 - 17:05
    Presentation
    Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
    Speaker(s): Ibrahim Abubakar



  24. 17:05 - 17:20
    Presentation
    Discussion, Public Health Perspective


  1. 09:00 - 10:30
    Session
    Session 3: State of the Art – Challenging Diseases
    Chairperson(s): John S. McConnell, Antoine Saad



  2. 09:00 - 09:25
    Presentation
    Emerging arbovirus infections


  3. 09:25 - 09:50
    Presentation
    Respiratory infections
    Speaker(s): Ziad A. Memish



  4. 09:50 - 10:15
    Presentation
    Leishmaniasis
    Speaker(s): Hechmi Louzir



  5. 10:15 - 10:30
    Presentation
    Discussion, State of the Art - Challenging Diseases


  6. 10:30 - 11:00
    Break
    Break


  7. 11:00 - 13:30
    Session
    Session 4: Preparedness and Capacity Building
    Chairperson(s): Zahi Helou, Josette Najjar-Pellet



  8. 11:00 - 11:25
    Presentation
    Data sharing and country readiness for international health regulations
    Speaker(s): Rana Hajjeh



  9. 11:25 - 11:50
    Presentation
    Research investment and exchange programmes
    Speaker(s): Jesús Rodríguez-Baño



  10. 11:50 - 12:15
    Presentation
    Training and research opportunities in the Middle East
    Speaker(s): Hervé Sabourin



  11. 12:15 - 12:40
    Presentation
    Middle East preventive healthcare chair
    Speaker(s): Mireille Guiguaz



  12. 12:40 - 13:00
    Presentation
    Discussion, Preparedness and Capacity Building


  13. 13:00 - 13:30
    Presentation
    MENA regional conference closing

24-Feb-2017
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The registration fee includes the scientific sessions, coffee breaks on 4/5 March and lunch on 4 March.