World Health Organization
منظمة الصحة العالمية
Organisation mondiale de la Santé

Second international conference on mass gathering medicine, Saudi Arabia, 20–23 September 2013


The Global Centre for Mass Gatherings Medicine, a WHO collaborating centre, is hosting an international conference on mass gatherings medicine from 20 to 23 September 2013 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Mass gatherings, such as hajj and umrah, pose a challenge to global public health because of the potential for the spread of diseases both during and after the event as a result of crowd density and population movement. It is expected that this conference, the second of its kind, will contribute to establishing a virtual network of institutions and individuals to work in partnership and promote collaborative global research efforts in mass gathering medicine.

Related links

Second international conference on mass gathering medicine web site

WHO Collaborating Centre for Mass Gatherings Medicine