Epidemiologic Data in Lebanon: Methodological Challenges and Options
Rotana Gefinor Hotel, Beirut, LEBANON Friday, November 26, 2004
5:30 - 6:00 REGISTRATION
6:00- 6.30 OPENING

Address LEA President
Address WHO Representative
Address of the Minister of Public Health

6:30 - 8:00 Session I: National Health Statistics
Session Chair: Rafic Baddoura, St Joseph University, School of Medicine, Epidemiology Unit
Qualité et comparabilité des statistiques internationales de mortalité
Eric Jougla, INSERM (France)
Health Statistics in Lebanon Mortality Data : A case study
Mary E. Deeb, Abla Mehio-Sibai
Panel Discussion:
  • Nimaat Kenaan, Director General, Ministry of Social Affairs
  • Riad Tabbarah, Director MADMA
  • Maral Tutelian, Director General Central Administration of Statistics
Moderator: Salim Adib

8: 00 WELCOMING RECEPTION
Saturday, November 27, 2004
9:00 - 10:30 Session I: Health Information Systems
Session Chair: Walid Ammar: Director General, Ministry of Public Health
Les systèmes de codage automatique des diagnostics de décès et la Classification Internationale des Maladies
Gérard Pavillon, INSERM (France)

Programme de médicalisation du système d’information hospitalier
Marion Mendelsohn, ANAES (France)

Challenge to implementing national Health Information System in Lebanon
Ghassan Hamadeh

The experience of Mednet in insurance data collection
Aline Avedikian
10: 30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK

11: 00-12: 30 Session II: Updates on Non-Communicable Diseases
Session Chair: Marwan Ghosn, President, Lebanese Society for Medical Oncology
National Cancer Registry: an update
George Saadeh
Lebanese Intervention Cardiology Registry: an update
Salim Adib
The LEBANON-World Mental Health Study
Elie Karam, Zeina Mneinmeh
12: 30 - 14:00 LUNCH BREAK

14: 00 - 15: 30 Session III : Updates on Communicable Diseases and Maternal Health
Session Chair: Philip Chedid, Dean Faculty of Medicine, Lebanese University
Ghassan Al-Awar, Infectious diseases, Faculty of Medicine, AUB
Communicable diseases surveillance in Lebanon: information and action
Nada Ghosn

Tuberculosis control in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
John Jabbour

Networks in developing countries: Experience of the National Collaborative Perinatal Neonatal Network
Khalid Younis
15: 30-16: 00 COFFEE BREAK

6: 00 -17: 30 Session IV: Update on Injury Prevention
Session Chair: Rima Afifi-Soweid, Faculty of Health Sciences, AUB
Ziad Akl, Youth Association for Social Awareness

Characteristics and outcomes of injured patients: a hospital based study
Hala Tamim

Occupational injuries in Lebanon
Iman Nuwayhid

Role of municipalities in injury prevention and safety promotion in children
Bernard Gerbaka

An injury surveillance system in Lebanon: WHO project
Talal Abbas