Posted on October 09, 2016

Hamad Medical Corporation is set to host the 4th Arab Pediatric Pulmonology Association (APPA) Congress in Doha from 17 to 19 November. This will be the first time the congress has taken place in Qatar.

The congress, which will offer valuable medical updates and scientific insights on pediatric pulmonology, will also provide a unique opportunity for delegates to network with peers and learn from the varying experiences in different countries.

The main congress program will take place at Doha’s Sharq Village & Spa, with delegates from Qatar, the GCC region, Arab world and internationally expected to attend. “The Arab Pediatric Pulmonology Association Congress is one of the leading events of its kind in the GCC and the Arab world. Each year leaders in the field of pediatric pulmonology come together to share the latest medical updates and research,” said Senior Consultant and Division Chief, Pediatric Pulmonology at HMC, and founding member of APPA, Professor Ibrahim A Janahi.

“Pediatric pulmonologists play a vital role in caring for children with lung conditions. In Qatar, the wider GCC region and the Arab world, we see many cases of children with asthma, chronic coughs and breathing problems. This event provides a unique opportunity for pediatric pulmonologists to strengthen their knowledge and skills so that they are fully equipped to provide the highest international standards of care to their patients,” explained Prof Janahi. Chairman of this year’s Organizing Committee and Senior Consultant Pediatric Pulmonology at HMC, Dr. Muna Maarafiya, highlighted the strength of the program for the congress: “I am delighted with the caliber of speakers we have recruited for this year’s program. Leading local, regional and international pediatric pulmonologists experts will discuss a wide range of topics during the three-day event.”

The Organizing Committee would like to invite abstract submissions for poster presentations for the congress. Abstracts in all basic and clinical disciplines related to pediatric pulmonology may be submitted. To submit abstracts, and for more information and registration, visit the congress website in the event section on HMC’s main website