Dr Jamie Ranse was invited to the 2020 Qatar Health Conference as a guest speaker. His presentation at the conference explored the impact of mass gathering events on ambulance services and emergency departments. Qatar Health 2020 was a collaborative conference between Hamad Medical Corporation and the Ministry of Public Health in preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2022.

In particular, this presentation highlights:

  • the host population to event population relationship,
  • frameworks for understanding the impacts of mass gatherings,
  • current literature to inform practice, and
  • case studies relating to music festivals, and the 2018 Commonwealth Games.



Ranse J. (2020). Impact of mass gatherings on ambulance services and emergency departments; invited speaker for Qatar Health 2020, Doha, Qatar, 17th January.