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WISH 2018

Tuesday 13 November – Wednesday 14 November 2018 Qatar National Convention Centre, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar

WISH 2018 will feature nine groundbreaking research forums, each led by an internationally renowned expert in their field. Between them, the forums will highlight and address some of the world’s most pressing challenges across topics that cover medical, ethical, technological, and humanitarian aspects of healthcare.

As part of an ambitious program for WISH 2018, the summit will also showcase organizations from around the world that are shaping the design, delivery, and financing of care. A specially picked group of young innovators will also be given a platform for sharing their novel ideas with a global audience of healthcare policy-makers and influencers.

WISH 2018 will also feature reports about its ongoing impact locally and globally on issues previously highlighted at the summit, such as autism, and will feature an increased array of community-based events across Qatar. Examples of healthcare innovation in action will be presented within ‘The WISH Hub’ – an interactive space that will showcase novel healthcare products, host informal discussions, and provide hands-on experience of technologies such as artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

Viral hepatitis is the second research topic to be made public ahead of November’s summit. Last month, eye health was announced as the first WISH 2018 topic for research focus during a visit to Doha by Her Royal Highness Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, and Global Ambassador for the International Federation for Combatting Preventable Eye Diseases.

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