Welcome to the Conference

I would like to welcome you to the Farwaniya Hospital Conference 2022 COVID-19: Basics and Beyond. As we know the last two years have been quite the challenge in terms of matters relevant to healthcare and this is due to the events of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Farwaniya Hospital, we are very proud to say that the way we got through this testing time was by a team effort involving all departments in the hospital. This is what helped us decide to plan a multidisciplinary multispeciality conference to shed the light on the importance of teamwork in a crisis. This involves sharing information and knowledge about the basics and advancements regarding the pandemic of the century. I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who has been an integral part of the organization of this conference and all who have registered to attend it, hoping that you will greatly benefit in learning everything from the foundations to the latest updates of COVID-19.

Yours Sincerely,
Dr. Naela Al-Mazeedi
Conference Chair
Head of Department of Medicine - Farwaniya Hospital

Dr. Naela Al Mazeedi
Conference Chair
Dr. Fajer Al Assaf
Conference Chief Organizer
Dr. Ammar Al-Khateeb
Scientific Committee Chair


Friday : 18th February 2022

Topic : Basic Knowledge

Part 1 : Chairpersons - Dr. Naela Al-Mazeedi and Dr. Fajer Al-Assaf
14:30 – 15:00
Opening Ceremony
Dr. Mohammed Al-Rashidi
Farwaniya Health Region Director

Dr. Ali Al-Mutairi
Farwaniya Hospital Director

Dr. Naela Al-Mazeedi
Conference Chair
15:00 – 16:00
The Epidemiology and Updates on COVID -19 in Kuwait and World wide
Dr. Mohammed Al-Saiedan
Public Health Consultant
Prayer Break
16:00 – 17:00
COVID -19 : Virology Fundamentals of the Pandemic of the Century
Dr. Samir Dervisevic (UK)
Medical Virology Consultant
17:00 – 18:00
COVID -19 : Clinical Manifestations, Management and Complications
Dr. Salem Al-Qahtani
Adult Pulmonary Senior Specialist
Prayer Break
Part 2 : Chairpersons - Dr. Doha Alhomaidah and Dr. Osama Al–Baqsami
18:00 – 19:00
Is Your Child Safe? COVID-19 in the Pediatric Population
Dr. Saadon Bin Hassan
Pediatric Pulmonary Specialist
19:00 – 20:00
Latest Updates on COVID-19 Antivirals and Vaccines
Dr. Almonther Al-Hasawi
Infectious Diseases Consultant
20:00 – 20:30
Thermo Fisher Scientific presence and support during the COVID19 pandemic in Emerging Market region
Mr. Karthik Prabu

Saturday : 19th February 2022

Topic : Beyond The Acute Phase

Part 1 : Chairpersons - Dr. Ammar Al-Khateeb, Dr. Amal Khudhur and Dr. Omar Abdelaty
09:00 – 10:00
COVID-19 Coagulopathy & Thrombosis: Searching for Evidence
Dr. Ali Al-Jeraiwi
Hematology Specialist
10:00 – 11:00
Baby on Board! Scenarios of COVID-19 and Pregnancy
Dr. Fatema Al-Awadhi
OBGYN Specialist
11:00 – 12:00
How far can the Imaging Aid in the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Dr. Ali Al-Mukadam
Radiology Specialist
Prayer Break
Part 2 : Chairpersons - Dr. Ammar Al-Sayegh and Dr. Mustafa Dashti
12:15 – 13:00
Stressed? The effects of COVID-19 on Mental Health
Dr. Hussein Al-Shatti
Psychiatry Specialist
13:00 – 14:00
Operative and Perioperative Care of COVID–19 Patients
Dr. Ali Al-Tabeekh
Surgery Specialist
14:00 – 14:30
COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing, What You Need to Know
Dr. Ahmad Subhi


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