January 19 - 23 2015, Led by Hamad Medical Corporation and the University of Manchester.
The central theme of this workshop is to address the mind body dualism which exists between physical and mental health care. The nursing workforce is a resource to address this and can therefore be better utilized to enhance global health.
In Qatar there are approximately 12,000 nurses and in the UK 400,000 nurses delivering care to populations of approximately 2 million and 60 million people.
One of the tasks to meeting the global health challenges is providing acceptable, clinically and cost effective evidence based interventions (e.g. brief psychological treatments for depression) for populations that might benefit.
The leading causes of disability globally are:
- cardiovascular related diseases (e.g. hypertension and diabetes)
- mental illness (e.g. depression and anxiety)
- Lifestyle factors; poor diet, smoking, work stress.
Nursing is a considerable, largely untapped, resource that can be better deployed to address this need.
The workshop focused on developing multidisciplinary programmes of research that seek to harness the potential of nursing to address these health challenges.
February 15 - 17 2015, Led by Texas A&M (Qatar), QEERI and the University of Bradford.
Meeting the exponentially growing water and energy demands required to improve Quality of Life, securing sustainable energy and water supplies are important challenges for scientists and engineers today.
This workshop encourages young academic and industrial researchers to present their stimulating research and knowledge transfer ideas in water and energy. Scientists and researchers from the United Kingdom and Qatar participated in several collaborative research projects to
advance research activities in production of clean energy and fuels as well as in sustainable energy and water treatment and conservation projects.
The workshop highlights accomplishments and discuss possible collaborations in the aforementioned fields.
March 22 - 23 2015, Led by Texas A&M (Qatar) and the University of Exeter.
Looking at the importance of the smart grid and renewable energy resources integration in Qatar, this workshop further explores the viability of this technology.
Leading researchers and stakeholders from international research institutions, universities, and other private sector R&D programs will convene to exchange information on medium to long-term smart grid and renewable energies research agenda, progress, and future challenges.
For more information, visit www.sgre2015.com.
March 15-17, 2015 Led by The Open University and Qatar University
Cybersecurity is a growing challenge in Qatar and is an international issue that affects everyone. As Qatar moves towards a knowledge based society, the need for developing human and technological resources in cybersecurity will become increasingly important. The main objective of this workshop is to bring together UK and Qatar based researchers, key government organizations and educators in cybersecurity to identify opportunities for multidisciplinary collaborative research, and for sharing experiences of educating students and the public at large about cybersecurity.
“A Roadmap of Research in Cybersecurity: An interdisciplinary perspective”