2016 Annual Conference
SQCC partnered with the University of Virginia's Center for Global Health for our 2016 annual conference, "Health Care Across the Lifespan: Shared Lessons and Opportunities in Oman and the U.S." The conference was held on Wednesday, 26 October at the University of Virginia Rotunda.
A delegation from Oman, led by H.E. Dr. Ahmed Al Saidi, Minister of Health, spoke alongside academics from UVA and other American institutions.
Take a look at the full conference agenda, here.
View pictures from the conference and banquet, here.
9:00 am Opening Remarks
Dr. Jeffrey W. Legro, Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Taylor, Professor of Politics, University of Virginia
Dr. Teresa A. Sullivan, President, University of Virginia
Her Excellency Hunaina Sultan Al Mughairy, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to the United States and Chair, Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Board of Oversight
9:15 am Keynote
His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Obaid Al Saidi, Minister of Health, Sultanate of Oman
9:45 am Plenary
Dr. Felipe Sierra, Director, Division of Aging Biology, National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Health
10:05 am Panel One: Holistic Interventions for Cardiometabolic Health
Cardio Metabolic Risk Burden and Overview of Dyslipidemia Prevention Program in Oman, Dr. Khalid Al Rasadi, Senior Consultant, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital & Head, Biochemistry Department, College of Medicine and Health Science, Sultan Qaboos University
for Cardiometabolic Health, Dr. Zhen Yan, Associate Professor of Medicine and
Director of Center for Skeletal Muscle Research, Robert M. Berne
Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Virginia School of
to Limit Atherosclerosis, Dr. Coleen McNamara, Edward W. and Betty Knight Scripps Professor of Medicine,
Cardiovascular Division, University of Virginia School of Medicine
11:35 am Panel Two: Cancer Prevention in Rural Areas
Role of NGOs
in Rural Cancer Prevention, Dr. Zahid Al Mandhari, Head, Raditation Oncology Departmen; Deputy Director, National Oncology Centere, The Royal Hospital, Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman
Without Walls: Opportunities for Rural Cancer Prevention, Control and Survivorship, Dr. Wendy Cohn, Associate Professor
of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia
for Patients with Cancer, Dr. Lee Jones, Member and Attending Physiologist, Department of
Medicine and Director of Exercise-Oncology Research Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering
1:50 pm Panel Three: Built Environment and Health and Wellbeing
Lifestyle Project, Lessons Learned, Dr. Zahir Ahmed Matter Al Anqoudi, Senior Consultant, Family Medicine, Ministry of Health, Sultanate
Health: The Contribution of Worksite and Home Neighborhoods to Active Living in Employed U.S.
Adults, Dr. Aaron Hipp, Associate Professor of Community Health and
Sustainability, College of Natural Resources, North Carolina State
Wellbeing: Green Space in the Home Neighborhood, Stress and Gender Disparities, Dr. Jenny Roe,
DeShong Professor in Design and Health, School of Architecture, University of Virginia
On the Importance
of Public Spaces for Sense of Belonging in One's Community, Dr. Sophie Trawalter,
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Psychology, Frank Batten School of
Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia
Introduction to Oman Medical Specialty Board and Its Programs, Dr. Abdullah Al Maniri, Head, Research and Studies Department, Oman Medical Specialty Board, Sultanate of Oman
3:40 pm Closing Remarks
Dr. Rebecca Dillingham, Director, Center for
Global Health, and Harrison Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of
Medicine, University of Virginia
For details on past conferences, please see below.
SQCC's 2015 Annual Conference, "Agriculture in Arid Areas" was held November 5 at Texas Tech University. For more on this conference, please visit this page.
"Women of Oman: Changing Roles & Transnational Influence" was held at Kennesaw State University November 7, 2014. To read more on this conference, please visit this page.
The 2013 conference, “Oman and the Indian Ocean: Interaction and Exchange,” was held at the University of Chicago, in partnership with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. To view the schedule, topics, and pictures from that conference, please visit this page.