7th International Conference on Health Issues in Arab Communities

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Themes for this conference will focus on capacity building, social determinants of health, infectious diseases, occupational health, trauma and environmental hazards, mental health, chronic disease, and ethics and palliative care.

  • Symposium
When Mar 01, 2015 12:00 AM to
Mar 07, 2015 12:00 AM
Where Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Muscat, Oman
Contact Name http://www.arabhealthconference.org/contact/
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Abstracts due by 15th September 2014


Capacity Building: How can we raise awareness and support for research, literacy, higher education and innovation in health and science, and build enduring bridges between experts in the global Arab community?

Social Determinants of Health: What are the primary cultural, social and biological determinants of health inequities in Arab populations, and how can we develop and share culturally sensitive tools to reduce these health inequities?

Infectious Diseases: What are the strategies to improve efforts at prevention, surveillance monitoring, and management of communicable diseases?

Occupational Health, Trauma and Environmental Hazards:  What is the particular role of trauma in Arab health, especially trauma related to motor vehicle crashes, construction site accidents, health care related falls, and environmental and occupational health related hazards? How can we share information about prevention and technological advances with the community, health care providers and policy makers?

Mental Health and Chronic Disease: What are the major mental health and chronic disease challenges in Arab communities around the world?

Ethics & Palliative Care: How do we develop effective palliative care models that are sensitive to the cultural contexts and ethical concerns of the Arab patient population, and how do we raise and manage the health care resources necessary to implement these palliative care models?



  • To enhance understanding of the cultural and social factors that influence relevant health behaviors and physical and mental health conditions in Arab populations.
  • To share knowledge about the social and environmental determinants of disease, and leverage resources to address these determinants for the purpose of improving health in Arab populations.
  • To identify barriers and solutions to effective health promotion and disease prevention in Arab and other immigrant communities.
  • To establish links between scientists and other stakeholders in the Arab world and their counterparts in countries with Arab immigrants.
  • To create collaborative initiatives aimed at improving the management of mental health and chronic disease conditions in Arab patient populations around the world.


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