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Dr. Ahmad Al-Shatti

Chairperson of the conference

Welcome Letter

Excellencies, Distinguished speakers and Dear colleagues,
It gives me a great pleasure to welcome you all in Kuwait.

This conference aims to build a dynamic and comprehensive platform where experts from international and regional organizations (WHO, ILO, GCC), will join our local professionals from different disciplines within Ministry of Health and private health sector, the academics from Faculty of Public health , Faculty of Medicine Kuwait University and from professional bodies like Kuwait Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine / Public Health Society /Kuwait Medical Association will come together to address how to combat infectious diseases. This will create a setting to update knowledge, exchange the experiences and enrich networking and joint networking for better infection control practices in general and at the workplace in particular.

The conference will cover a wide range of topics related to biological hazards as an occupational hazard in the hospital and other workplace premises. The epidemiology, trends, re-merging diseases, techniques, international networking, vaccinations, registries, reporting, notifying, training, empowerment, and challenges and success stories. This will empower participants confidently to support their roles while combating infectious agents at their workplaces. In addition, the program will include three workshops, a medical exhibition displaying the latest technologies products and services in infection control, a student poster presentation, and a social function. All of these activities will provide the participants with innumerable opportunities to interact, discuss, debate, network with colleagues and build professional relationships.

I would like to thank His Excellency, the Minister of Health, Dr. Basel Hamoud Hamad Al-Sabah for the patronage of this conference. For us this endorsement by His Excellency, the Minister of Health not only highlights the importance of public health in general, but also encourages the health care providers and health care delivery institutions to develop a more comprehensive vision of their role in public health.
In that way, it confirms that we can improve the community health not just by curing and treating the patients but also by promoting and protecting the health workers and investing in the health and wellbeing of the community.

Nation building efforts cannot be effective if enough attention is not given to the population’s health and so, in the Ministry of Health plan, we make every effort to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as vital indicators for the infectious diseases in the context of workplace environment indicate that occupational and environmental health is a multi-disciplinary branch where we seek to understand and address the complex social determinants of health. By pushing the boundaries of disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and inter-sectoral research with local and global partners, we aspire to create a common understanding and unified set of values and norms to enable positive change in occupational and environmental health. This will have positive impact on the wellbeing of the worker/employee and in turn help us to achieve healthy workplace, healthy homes and healthier communities.

I hope this conference is a professionally rewarding and personally enjoyable experience.
Remember to enrich your knowledge base, socialize and grow your professional network.
Enjoy the beautiful weather of Kuwait and I look forward to seeing you.


Conference Overview

A two-day national/international event that aims to bring together leaders, policy makers, subject experts, health care professionals and allied health workers, representatives from different disciplines for open discussions, knowledge sharing and interactive sessions on exposure to biological hazards (in workplaces) and on ways to identify as well as monitor them with an intent of eliminating or mitigating them.

1. To review knowledge about the current and potential risks faced by worker/employee because of the exposure to infectious agents during the performance of their duties
2. To update the participants on the strategies about assessing, monitoring and eliminating/mitigating these biological risks at workplace
3. To discuss challenges and opportunities in the new era of occupational health and safety
4. To discuss the importance of leadership and educational diversity in infection prevention
5. To provide a platform that will create opportunities for networking, collaboration and exchange of ideas with renowned leaders , health and safety professionals.

Target Audience:
Policy makers, Researchers, Health care Professionals, Epidemiologists/ Public Health personnel/Infectious Diseases Specialists, Microbiologists/Pathologists, Paramedics, Nurses, Pharmacists, Laboratory employees.

Occupational Health Department, Ministry of Health OHD/MoH; Faculty of Public Health . Health Sciences Center. Kuwait University FoPH/HSC/KU; Kuwait Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Kuwait medical Association KSOEM/KMA.

Language: English
Date: 23 – 24 March 2019
Timing: 9:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel

Participating International and Regional Agencies:
World Health Organization/ EMRO, International labor office , Healthy Council of GCC

Participating local agencies:
Ministry of Health. Ministry of Labor and social affairs, Environmental Public Authority, Ministry of Industry, Oil and Petrochemical Industries, Non-Governmental Organizations.



Workshop A
1st Day | 23 March 2019

Vaccinations programs in Kuwait

Moderator: Dr. Mossab AlSaleh
Public Health Department

it is important to follow infection prevention practices to protect Health workforce infected with vaccine preventable diseases This workshop will guide staff about safe work practices, the availability of vaccines for certain infectious diseases, the importance of reporting incidents and near misses, andtheir responsibilities for creating a safe workplace.

Case management of influenza workshop

Facilitator: Dr Radhia Al-Mathkouri   

11/2 hour

Influenza infection causes a clinical syndrome not easily distinguished from other respiratory infections.  In addition to the influenza viruses, other respiratory viruses can also cause ILI symptoms. Case presentation of influenza can vary from asymptomatic infection to a serious fatal illness, and public health scenarios and preventive.

The clinical management of influenza or influenza‐like illnesses will follow a protocolized step in both the primary and secondary or tertiary level health care facilities. The aim of this workshop is to train the HCWs on the management of influenza cases under different clinical and preventive, and public health situations.

Preventing Varicella in Healthcare Settings

Facilitator: Dr Lamia Bassiony  

11/2 hour

Nosocomial transmission of VZV is well-recognized and can be life threatening to certain groups of patients. Patients, healthcare providers, and visitors with varicella or herpes zoster can spread VZV to susceptible patients and healthcare providers in healthcare settings. In healthcare settings, transmissions have been attributed to delays in the diagnosis or reporting of varicella and herpes zoster and failures to implement control measures promptly. In this setting we will know :

What are the guidelines for the prevention of nosocomial VZV infection and for infection control in HCP .What are the steps which should be taken when healthcare personnel are exposed to someone with varicella or herpes zoster.

Workshop A
1st Day | 23 March 2019

Needle stick injuries and blood/ body fluid exposure among healthcare personnel in healthcare setting, revisiting a preventable risk! (3 hours)

In charge: Dr. Kholoud Alfadhalah
Head of Infection Control Department
Dr. Nourah Al-Qalloushi – Dr. Eiman Ali Jawly

Healthcare Personnel (HCP) remain at substantial risk of occupational exposure to blood-borne viruses (BBVs). Estimates of the annual number of percutaneous injuries among HCP vary widely but represent a substantial occupational risk. The majority of injuries often occur after use of a sharp device on and before disposal.


  • To orient the trainees about the role and responsibilities of each healthcare personnel to prevent and manage accidental BBVs exposure.
  • To demonstrate various procedures for the prevention occupational exposure to BBVs.
  • To orient the trainee of the mechanisms adopted for identification, reporting, and follow up incidents associated with the risk of occupational exposure.
  • To analysis evaluation. Demonstrate the rules adopted by the Occupational Health Department for evaluating infectious hazards at the workplace.

Target Audience:

All HCP who come into contact with patients’ blood or body substances: nursing staff, laboratory staff, clinicians, preventive medicine physician and  emergency medical services. Furthermore, it can be of great interest to all those involved in the safety of healthcare personnel: administrators and policy makers.


Multiple approaches will be used to achieve the objectives of this workshop including: group discussions, case studies, demonstrations, short illustrative videos, self-work, and practicum work.


Evaluation methods will include assignments and group presentations at the end of the workshop.


Three infection control specialists will be in charge of conducting this workshop.

Workshop C
2nd Day | 24 March 2019

Biological Risk Assessment at the Workplace

Dr. Ahmad Al-Shatti
Occupational Health Department

Biological risk assessment is considered one of the important topics in the field of Occupational Health in general and in the healthcare setting in specific. Combined with job description and job hazard analysis and other types of environmental risk assessment; it is considered as the core activity utilized for evaluation of the possibility of occurrence of harmful health effects in the healthcare facilities. In occupational health, identification of environmental hazards is fundamental. Risk evaluation and management is a well-known approach that depends mainly on job hazard analysis.

Overall goal:
Orient the trainees about the rules and principles adopted for biological risk assessment and job safety analysis evaluation. Demonstrate the rules adopted by the Occupational Health Department for evaluating infectious hazards at the workplace.

Expected Outcomes of Training:
• Orient the trainees about biological risk assessment and job safety analysis
• Provide adopted rules and legislations of infectious hazard assessment

Target Audience:
Safety personnel, human resource management personnel, directors of departments and head of sections of governmental agencies. All those interested in the field of environmental risk assessment.

Multiple approaches will be used to achieve the objectives of this workshop. These will include: small and medium structured and non-structured group discussion, case studies, demonstrations, short illustrated lectures, self-work, peer learning, and practicum work.

Evaluation methods will include: continuous monitoring and feedback during groups discussion, interaction of the trainee in addition to wrap up by the end of the day. Also, assignments and group presentations will be evaluated.

In addition to administrative and auxiliary staff; 2 – 3 occupational health experts will be in charge
of conducting this workshop.




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2 Full page dvertisement in the official show catalogue
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2 Floor tile
2 Conference speaking opportunity
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  • Exhibition Stand (18 m2)
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  • Logo in all onsite event branding
  • 1 Exclusive email Campaign
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  • Company logo + company description in the official show catalogue
  • 1 Floor tile
  • 1 Conference speaking opportunity
  • 5 Conference passes
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  • Exhibition Stand (9 m2)
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  • Logo in all onsite event branding
  • 1 Full page dvertisement in the official show catalogue
  • Company logo + company description in the official show catalogue
  • 3 Conference passes
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