• To highlight the initiatives for monitoring migrants’ health, prevent and control infectious diseases in migrants in GCC and EMRO
• To discuss the impact of migrants on the health systems of the hosting countries especially for vaccine preventable diseases, importation of communicable diseases and AMR
• To present the ways to enhance GCC/EMRO preparedness for infectious diseases in migrants during peace and conflict
• To highlight the importance of intergovernmental and international organizations collaboration required to address migrants’ health needs in GCC/EMRO
• To discuss the role and impact of migrants on the elimination programs for TB, malaria, HIV and hepatitis B and C viruses, and what strategies countries can follow to address the challenge
• To discuss the ways on how countries can establish surveillance and integrated research for migrants’ health
Up to 150 infectious diseases physicians, public health physicians, microbiologists, trainees, occupational health specialists, travel medicine physicians, nurses, academics.
Aneeta Kurian, Muscat, Oman
Ahmed Al-Habsi, Muscat, Oman
Fatma Al-Hakmani, Muscat, Oman
Muhammad Al-Yazeedi, Muscat, Oman
Eskild Petersen, Aarhus, Denmark
Nicholas John Beeching, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Seif Al-Abri, Muscat, Oman
ESCMID Study Group for Clinical Parasitology - ESGCP
ESCMID Study Group for Epidemiological Markers - ESGEM
ESCMID Study Group for Infections in Travellers and Migrants - ESGITM
ESCMID Study Group for Mycobacterial Infections - ESGMYC
ESCMID Study Group for Viral Hepatitis - ESGVH
The European CDC (ECDC)
WHO EMRO
ESCMID Task Force for Emerging Infections
Ministry of Health, Muscat, Oman
The organizers of the course will apply for European CME accreditation through EACCME.

Speakers


Idris Al-Abaidani, Muscat, Oman
Seif Al-Abri, Muscat, Oman
Mohammed Al-Emad, Muscat, Oman
Khalid Al-Harthi, Muscat, Oman
Amina Al-Jardani, Muscat, Oman
Salem Al-Katheiri, Muscat, Oman
Ahmed Al-Qasmi, Muscat, Oman
Adil Al-Wahaibi, Muscat, Oman
Muhammad Al-Yazeedi, Muscat, Oman
Zakariya Yahya Abdullah Al Balushi, Quriyat, Oman
Mohammed Al Hosni, Muscat, Oman
Hanan Al Kindi, Muscat, Oman
Amal Al Maani, Muscat, Oman
Badar Al Rawahi, Muscat, Oman
Nicholas John Beeching, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Heather Burke, Amman, Jordan
Manuel Carballo, Geneva, Switzerland
Rudi Coninx, Geneva, Belgium
Hajo Grundmann, Freiburg, Germany
Ayesha Hussain, Manama, Bahrain
Faryal Khamis, Muscat, Oman
PADMAMOHAN KURUP, Muscat, Oman
Ziad A. Memish, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Mario Umberto Mondelli, Pavia, Italy
Teymur Noori, Stockholm, Sweden
Marie Norredam, Copenhagen, Denmark
Eskild Petersen, Aarhus, Denmark
Dalia Samhouri, Cairo, Egypt
Christian Wejse, Aarhus N, Denmark

Contact Person (Scientific Programme)

Seif Al-Abri
MoH Oman
Disease Surveillance and Control
P.O. Box 2657
111 Muscat
Oman
+968 22 357529
salabri@gmail.com

Administrative Secretariat

Ahmed Al-Habsi
MoH
DGDSC
P.O. Box 2657
111 Muscat
Oman
+968 9934 3405
dgdsc2014@gmail.com

Venue Info

Event Map
Venue Details
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Ruwi 112, 112 Muscat
Oman

Thursday, 8 March 2018

08:30 - 08:40
Opening address and workshop objectives
Speaker(s): Seif Al-Abri
08:40 - 08:50
Welcome
Speaker(s): Mohammed Al Hosni
08:50 - 09:20
Keynote lecture: equity, access to healthcare and human rights
Speaker(s): Manuel Carballo
09:20 - 09:50
Coffee break
09:50 - 13:00
Demography of the EMRO and GCC countries
Chairperson(s): Faryal Khamis
09:50 - 10:20
Health systems and population growth
Speaker(s): Ahmed Al-Qasmi
10:20 - 10:50
The current situation: migration at a global, regional and national levels
Speaker(s): Rudi Coninx
10:50 - 11:20
The impact of immigrants on vaccine preventable diseases
Speaker(s): Seif Al-Abri
11:20 - 11:50
GCC regulations in migrants’ health
Speaker(s): Ayesha Hussain
11:50 - 12:20
Medical fitness for residency in Oman
Speaker(s): Muhammad Al-Yazeedi
12:20 - 13:00
Round table discussion: the diversity of health systems in GCC and how to address migrants’ health in GCC (Moderator: Teymur Noori)
Speaker(s): Ahmed Al-Qasmi
Speaker(s): Ayesha Hussain
Speaker(s): Ziad A. Memish
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch and prayer
14:00 - 16:00
Public health emergencies in the EMRO and GCC countries
Chairperson(s): Idris Al-Abaidani
Chairperson(s): Heather Burke
14:00 - 14:30
Immunization for migrants and their families including children
Speaker(s): Badar Al Rawahi
14:30 - 15:00
Developing and sustaining public health services during conflict – the WHO perspective
Speaker(s): Rudi Coninx
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
15:30 - 16:00
The new ECDC guidelines for migrant health
Speaker(s): Teymur Noori
16:00 - 17:00
Migration and communicable diseases: malaria, TB and HIV
Chairperson(s): Hanan Al Kindi
Chairperson(s): Manuel Carballo
16:00 - 16:30
The role of migrants from malaria endemic countries on the reintroduction of malaria to malaria free countries
Speaker(s): Seif Al-Abri
16:30 - 17:00
What programmes to implement for migrants’ health for the elimination of tuberculosis. Screening for TB? Latent TB, to treat or not to treat? Risk of MDRTB?
Speaker(s): Christian Wejse

Friday, 9 March 2018

08:30 - 09:00
Cross-boundary dissemination of AMR pathogens and their high-risk clones
Speaker(s): Hajo Grundmann
09:00 - 09:30
MDRO from the Indian subcontinent - how to address the role of migrants on AMR?
Speaker(s): Amina Al-Jardani
09:30 - 13:30
Vaccine preventable infections, STD and hepatitis C
Chairperson(s): Khalid Al-Harthi
Chairperson(s): Zakariya Yahya Abdullah Al Balushi
09:30 - 10:00
Mass gathering and the health of migrants – Hajj as an example
Speaker(s): Ziad A. Memish
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 - 11:00
Prioritizing interventions for hepatitis viruses in migrants
Speaker(s): Mario Umberto Mondelli
11:00 - 11:30
Dynamic epidemics of HBV and HCV, challenges to elimination?
Speaker(s): Mario Umberto Mondelli
11:30 - 12:00
Addressing the sexual health needs for migrants – HIV as an example
Speaker(s): Nicholas John Beeching
12:00 - 13:30
Prayer and lunch
13:30 - 16:30
Surveillance, mass gatherings and refugees
Chairperson(s): Muhammad Al-Yazeedi
Chairperson(s): Christian Wejse
13:30 - 14:00
Public health aspects of migration in the WHO EMRO: setting the scene
Speaker(s): Dalia Samhouri
14:00 - 14:30
Oman’s experience with refugees from Yemen
Speaker(s): Salem Al-Katheiri
14:30 - 15:00
Addressing the preventive health measures in areas of conflict in EMRO, opportunities and challenges?
Speaker(s): Dalia Samhouri
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
15:30 - 16:30
Round table discussion: what are the best surveillance systems for migrants’ health in the presence of different health systems in GCC? Moderator: Eskild Petersen
Speaker(s): Idris Al-Abaidani
Speaker(s): Amina Al-Jardani
Speaker(s): Muhammad Al-Yazeedi
Speaker(s): Amal Al Maani
Speaker(s): PADMAMOHAN KURUP

Saturday, 10 March 2018

08:30 - 09:00
Effect of non-communicable diseases and lifestyle on migrants’ health
Speaker(s): Marie Norredam
09:00 - 09:30
Supporting health coordination, assessment, planning access to healthcare for migrants especially for NCDs and mental health
Speaker(s): Marie Norredam
09:30 - 10:00
Supporting the health of US-bound refugees and immigrants
Speaker(s): Heather Burke
10:00 - 10:30
Modalities for health promotion and risk communication for migrants, e.g. CCHF and malaria
Speaker(s): Eskild Petersen
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30
Partnership for health in conflict: an experience from complex protracted emergency
Speaker(s): Mohammed Al-Emad
11:30 - 12:00
Public health emergencies in areas of conflict in EMRO? How neighbouring countries can plan preventive measures?
Speaker(s): Dalia Samhouri
12:00 - 12:50
Round table discussion: how to establish an agenda for integrated research for immigrants/refugee population (Moderator: Nick Beeching)
Speaker(s): Adil Al-Wahaibi
Speaker(s): Amal Al Maani
Speaker(s): Faryal Khamis
Speaker(s): Teymur Noori
Speaker(s): Eskild Petersen
12:50 - 13:00
Wrap-up & conclusions
Speaker(s): Seif Al-Abri
Speaker(s): Eskild Petersen
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch and prayer

11-Mar-2018
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100
The registration fee includes the course, coffee breaks and lunch. Travel and accommodation are not included.
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