GLOBEHEAL 2020 will provide a great platform for delegates to discuss and share their insights on the trends, issues, possible solutions to prevailing concerns in public health. Interested delegates are encouraged to participate in any of the roundtable discussions and gain maximum knowledge during the conference period.

Date: 14th February 2020
Time: 4.20 p.m. – 5.50 p.m.

Table 1 – Communicable Diseases

Topic – “Emergency Preparedness for Out Breaking Diseases”

Preventing, preparing for, and responding to infectious disease outbreaks demands a sustained and forward-looking investment in public health. Over the past few years, threats like the influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus and the recent Ebola virus disease outbreak have highlighted challenges faced by the public health system related to infectious disease preparedness and response. This discussion will share expertise, and mount the kind of response needed to protect populations from the consequences of epidemics, whatever and wherever might be their origin.




Distinguished Visiting Global Health Scholar at the Dornsife School of Public Health

Table 2 – Women and Child Health

Topic –  Children’s Health Care and the Changing Role of Women”

The pivotal role of women as wife, mother or adult daughter in performing health-related activities for family members has received little attention from health researchers or policymakers. Despite important roles within their communities, too many women and children lack access to quality health care, compounding many other threats to their ongoing health and well-being. Healthy, educated and empowered women are better able to raise healthy, educated, and confident daughters and sons. By empowering women to overcome the effects of poverty and poor health, they can and will live full and productive lives – and so will their children, families, and communities. Thus, through this discussion, we are expecting to inspire women as they struggle to overcome obstacles and change the lives of their children for the better.




Senior Specialist and Director of Medical Research & Innovation
Johns Hopkins Medicine Affiliate Tawam Hospital, Al Ain UAE


Table 3 – Non Communicable Diseases

Topic –  “Non-communicable diseases among conflict-affected populations”


The challenges of addressing noncommunicable diseases in conflict-affected countries are many and complex.  In many conflict-affected countries, noncommunicable disease care is mostly provided by the private sector, with high costs excluding poor people or placing them at risk of catastrophic expenditure. The most obvious area of concern relates to mental health, resulting from exposure to violent and traumatic events, forced displacement, impoverishment, uncertainty and isolation.


Moderator: Updating

Round Table Agenda 


  1. Welcome and introduction by the moderator. (3mins)
  2. Introducing participants. (2mins)
  3. Identifying areas of common interest in the topic. Brainstorming of possible topics that can be discussed and selecting the top three topics. (15mins)
  4. Each member shares ideas and suggestions or experience that relates to topic 1, 2 and 3. (45mins)
  5. Presenting the discussed points and the outcome of each round table by the moderator to all audience in the conference hall. (10mins)


All conference participants are invited for this round table discussion.


Limited seats are available. Please register for one of the registration tables and reserve your seat.