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February 18, 2023 | Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar

Fixing the Broken Promise of Health



The half-day symposium, overseen and administered by the Institute for Population Health at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar will enable learners to gain knowledge and skills in the broad domains of population health, well-being, and the future of healthcare. Some topics include population health and healthcare challenges, public health priorities, sustainability of the global lifestyle medicine movement, and the confluence of interactive pandemics. Additionally, the symposium will offer an opportunity for interactive discussion on the future of healthcare, health policy, and required health curriculum for children in schools. The ultimate goal of the symposium is to improve the overall quality of life for individuals and population health outcomes.

Identified Practice Gaps/Educational Needs

In general, health school curricula are inadequate in population health and health promotion related content. Consequently, many health professionals lack knowledge and skills in population and public health in areas such as lifestyle medicine, management of pandemics, and health policy in guiding public health priorities. The activity enables participants to recognize the full array of factors which affect the health of communities and learn how better health outcomes can be achieved. Furthermore, the activity guides and prepares them to promote health awareness and participate in community engagement and wellness activities.


Overall Learning Objectives

At the end of the symposium, participants will be able to: 

  • Discuss public health and healthcare delivery, and their opportunities, and challenges 
  • Examine contemporary and emerging healthcare topics


Target Audience

This symposium is intended for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, researchers, educators, public health professionals, dentists, pharmacists, healthcare administrators, and others.

Institute for Population Health