Qatar University Faculty Recognized at Qatar Public Health Conference

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Doha: Qatar University (QU) faculty and alumni finished among the top two in oral presentations at Qatar Health 2022 and the second Qatar Public Health Conference. The virtual event is the product of a partnership between Hamad Medical Corporation and the Ministry of Public Health ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The theme of the conference was “Preparing for the 2022 World Cup and the pandemic response in Qatar – a multidisciplinary team approach”. It included numerous sessions to highlight Qatar’s focus on preparations to provide quality care during mass gatherings and pandemic response through a multidisciplinary team approach, with the addition of lessons learned. and best practices.

During the three-day program, local and international experts presented more than 75 posters on hot topics. Among the many, a research team constituting a collaboration between Qatar University College of Pharmacy of (QU-CPH) and Monash University, Australia, won first place in the Best Poster Award for “Cost-Effectiveness of Non-Statin Lipid-Modifying Agents for the Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.” The QU-CPH team constituted Dr. Daoud Al-Badriyeh, QU-CPH Associate Professor d Economics and Outcomes Research, in collaboration with Dina Abushanab, MPharm, a QU-CPH alumnus, and QU-CPH teaching assistant, Myriam Eljaam, MPharm.

Dr. Ousama Rachid, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at QU-CPH working with seven QU-CPH alumni, including Ms. Sarra Benammar who presented the work, and in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMCAS) Ambulance Service won first and second place in the Best Oral Presentation awards.

Their research was titled “Intravenous Fluids in Hot Prehospital Environments: Thermal and Physical Stability of Normal Saline After Exposure to Simulated Stress Conditions” and “Temperature and Humidity Monitoring in Emergency Vehicles rapid ambulance service and paramedic medicine bags: a pilot study”. , respectively. As project leader, Dr. Rachid and his team worked closely with HMCAS to study and characterize environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity that can impact the quality of drugs used in wards. out-of-hospital emergency medical services. Parameters (EMS), including ambulance vehicles. This is particularly important in countries with hot and arid climates like Qatar and the GCC region, where the temperature can exceed 50°C and the humidity can reach over 70%.

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