Public Health Conference

Theme: Implementing modern healthcare paradigms

2-4 October 2023

Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC), KSA

Public Health Conference


10:30am-5:20pm | Tuesday, 11 October 2022

Welcome notes

The Leader’s Forum at the Global Health Exhibition addresses key aspects of the healthcare ecosystem engaged in the delivery of the National Health Sector Transformation Program in Saudi Arabia. The forum aims to enable essential dialogue between thought leaders and government officials on service delivery, driving the digitalisation of healthcare, access to medicines and technologies, health system financing, and leadership and governance.

Joseph J Fifer
President and CEO, Healthcare Financial Management
Association, Westchester
Illinois, USA  


The National Health Sector Transformation Program strives towards financial sustainability by promoting public health and disease prevention and implementing modern healthcare paradigms.

Under the patronage of Ministry of Health – Saudi Arabia, the Public Health conference will explore new opportunities and developments in chronic disease prevention and advancing the health of the general population. The conference covers preventive public health challenges and opportunities to reduce exposure to disease, and the management of health crises pertaining to both communicable and non-communicable diseases, and epidemics.

Key topics

  • Health system resilience and future global pandemics
  • Communicable diseases
  • Health promotion
  • Preventable diseases

Who should attend

  • Directors of Health
  • Health Policy and Strategy Officers/Managers, Health Planners
  • Community Health Official (NGOs)
  • Case Officer/Manager (Hospital)
  • Public Health Researchers/Specialist
  • Health Educator/Public Health (Academic)
  • Head of Emergency/Disaster Management
  • Infectious Disease Specialists

Scientific commitee:

Conference chair:

  • Dr Ahmed Hakawi, Consultant of Infectious Diseases, Public Health Authority, Riyadh, KSA 

Scientific Committee:

  • Dr Mahmoud Abdulrahman Mahmoud, Associate Professor, Public Health Department, College of Medicine, Imam Mohamed Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMISIU), President, Waey Association for Community Health, Riyadh, KSA 
  • Dr Muhammad bin Yahya Al-Harbi, Consultant in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, and the Director General of Diabetes Centers, Hospitals General Department, Ministry of Health (MOH), Riyadh, KSA
  • Dr Sameera Al Johani, Director of Microbiology and Virology, National Guard Hospital Riyadh, KSA

Key Speakers include:

  • Dr Safar Battar, VRO, Former Executive Director Health Volunteer Center, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, KSA
  • Dr Rajaa Mohammad Al-Raddadi, Consultant Preventive Medicine Associate Professor, King Abdulaziz University, Chairman of Scientific Board of Preventive Medicine, SCFHS, Riyadh, KSA
  • Dr Abdullah Mayof Alanazi, Head of Smoking Cessation Programme, National Guard, Riyadh, KSA

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