Posted on May 27, 2015

Hamad International Training Center’s (HITC) Initiative, ‘Kulluna’ is a proud Platinum sponsor of the inaugural edition of the Qatar International Medical Congress (QIMC), which will take place from 26 - 28 May at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC).

QIMC is an exhibition and a conference that aims to support the regional medical society by bringing together the most renowned and innovative companies from around the world and connecting them to leading entrepreneurs, doctors and researchers. Taking part in the conference, four HITC staff members, Dr. Khalid Saifeldeen, Dr. Mahmoud Younis, Dr. Rahma Salim and Julia Gibson, will be delivering workshops covering a range of health and safety topics including “Child Passenger Safety”, “Kulluna & Qatar University”, “Diseases of Affluence & Kulluna Healthy Heart”, and “Resuscitation Training Program”.

Also present at the exhibition is “Kulluna”, a five-year health and wellness campaign sponsored and founded by ConocoPhillips, which set up two stands promoting its highly acclaimed “Healthy Heart” campaign. The interactive stand invits delegates to learn more about heart disease risk factors and ways to prevent it, as well as sign up for free checkups provided by medical professionals to measure heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar, Body Mass Index (BMI) and cholesterol levels.

Kulluna Platinum Sponsor at Qatar 2 [].jpgGary Sykes, President of ConocoPhillips Qatar commented on Kulluna’s success at QIMC, “As founding sponsor of Kulluna, we take great pride at taking part in such prestigious and promising conferences. At ConocoPhillips, health and safety comes first as an essential pillar of our organizational culture, and sponsoring the inaugural edition of QIMC is a significant activity for us as an organization. The “Healthy Heart” campaign has proven to be a success amongst the Qatari public, and we look forward to further developing the campaign in order that it can reach its full potential and reach as many people as possible.”

Dr Khalid Abdulnoor Saifeldeen, Head of the Kulluna campaign, and Head of Hamad International Training Centre (HITC), expressed his excitement about the conference, “We are immensely proud of sponsoring and participating in QIMC’s first edition. As the country witnesses a surge in economic development, the demand for a more progressive and innovative healthcare system will rise, and we are confident QIMC will be a stepping stone towards bringing world class expertise and integrating them with Qatar’s healthcare system.”

Since its inception in 2012, Kulluna Health campaign has reached thousands of citizens in Qatar, spreading awareness on the most pressing health issues amongst the nation. Kulluna continues to expand its reach in Qatari society with many successful campaigns including “Beat the Heat” and “Child Safety”.