22 Monday, 2 2021
AAU Continues the Activities of the Second & Third Days of the Scientific Forum on the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Scientific Forum on "Covid-19" of the AAU Deanship of Scientific Research continued its activities for the second and third days on Monday & Tuesday 15 - 16/2/2021. This came after the opening activities for the main speakers on the first day of the forum, Sunday 12/2/2021. The forum dealt with several realistic scientific themes related to the Corona pandemic and its impact on various sectors. On its second day, the forum discussed research topics related to (public health - preventive medicine - medical industries - the psychological and social effects of the pandemic). Speakers on the second day were: - Prof. Ibrahim Sobeih - Specialist in Neurosurgery - Prof. Muhammad Bani Yunis –Faculty of Arts - Department of Psychology - University of Jordan - Prof. Muhammad El-Tanani - Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy & Medical Sciences - Al-Ahliyya Amman University - Prof. Ashok Shakya - Faculty of Pharmacy - Al-Ahliyya Amman University - Dr. Ali Al-Atoum and Dr. Talal Al-Qaisi - Faculty of Allied Sciences- Al-Ahliyya Amman University - Dr. Hasan Kofahi - Department of Medical Sciences - Princess Sumaya University for Technology - Dr. Iman Al-Nazli - Associate Professor – Faculty of Nursing- Al-Ahliyya Amman University It is worth noting that Dr. Iman Al-Nazli, the AAU Deputy Dean of Scientific Research moderated the dialogue and the discussion that took place in the second day session. On its third day, the forum discussed e-marketing, software, means of remote communications, innovation, law, distance-work and legal implications such as remote trials. Speakers on the third day were: - Dr. Karen Elliott - Newcastle University- United Kingdom - Prof. Bassam Mahasneh – the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering - Al-Ahliyya Amman University - Dr. Anas Al-Saud – the Assistant President for International Accreditation- Al-Ahliyya Amman University - Dr. Hassan Al-Tarawneh – the Assistant Director of Al-Hourani Center for E-Learning and Blended Learning - Dr. Mohamed Dihiyat – the School of Business-Al-Ahliyya Amman University - Prof. Sahib Al-Fatlawi – the Faculty of Law -Al-Ahliyya Amman University It is worth mentioning that Prof. Khaled Al Kaabneh, the AAU Vice President for Scientific Faculties Affairs and the Dean of Scientific Research, moderated the dialogue and the discussion that took place in the third day session. At the conclusion of its activities, the forum came up with a number of important recommendations, namely: First: It is necessary to continue supporting the development of e-blended learning and distance learning, as this has become a necessity for the scientific progress of academic institutions in light of the Corona pandemic and beyond. Second: It is necessary to conduct a review of all methods of teaching and learning, including updating the study plans for the curricula at the various educational stages, as well as the evaluation methods. Third: It is important to emphasize the value of providing adequate support and encouraging research projects related to preventive medicine, medical industries and others, keeping pace with the needs of society in confronting the pandemic and according to national research priorities. Fourth: It is necessary to emphasize the need for following up the psychological and social needs of members of society in general, as well as the elderly and workers in the health sector in particular, because they are among the groups who are the most vulnerable to the negative physical, psychological and social effects of the pandemic. Fifth: It is necessary to emphasize the importance of coordination and cooperation with the various international research bodies in all fields to address the most urgent issues at this time and to face the consequences of the pandemic in the future. Sixth: It is necessary to emphasize the importance of holding similar forums in the future and following up the recommendations of the forum for this year.