Virtual conference

Qatar to host Arab nurses and midwives virtual conference

The Corporate Nursing and Midwifery Department of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is working with local partners to organize the 2nd Arab Nurses and Midwives Virtual Conference, which will be held online on October 29.
The educational and festive event is a prequel activity to mark Arab Nurses and Midwives Day. The conference is being held online to make it easier for participants from 22 Arab countries to join.
The virtual conference aims to bring together professionals from across the Arab region to learn about the latest innovations in evidence-based practice in the nursing and midwifery community. The conference agenda was developed by a local committee including representatives from the Qatar Ministry of Public Health, the police clinic and the military hospital under the Qatar Ministry of Interior, the Primary Health Care Corporation, Sidra Medicine, Aspetar Hospital and HMC.
Mariam Nooh al-Mutawa, Acting Chief Nursing Officer at the HMC, explained the reason for organizing the event in October: “The Council of Arab Ministers of Health has decreed in 2021 that all Arab countries will annually celebrate Arab Nurses and Midwives Day on 3 November. Each year one of the Arab countries is selected to host a regional event and this year it is the privilege of Qatar to host an event designed to bring nurses and midwives together in a focused forum where they can benefit educational sessions and share their experiences with peers from other organizations.
“Not only are we honored to host the regional event to mark Arab Nurses and Midwives Day 2022, but this year also represents an incredible opportunity and honor for Qatar to host the World Cup of FIFA Qatar 2022, the first time such an event has been held in an Arab country. Many of our nurses are involved in the health service plans provided during the World Cup. This certainly speaks to the value and indispensable contribution of nurses and midwives to support the country’s efforts to ensure the health and well-being of all who will be here for this momentous occasion,” al-Mutawa said.
“This virtual conference aims to recognize the legacy of those pioneers who have provided nursing and midwifery services in this region from historic times to the modern era, where well-trained and licensed professionals use best practices based on evidence. evidence to provide care in this complex health care field,” added Muna al-Hetmi, director of nursing education at HMC and head of the conference organizing committee.