Sidra Medicine to host Free Epilepsy Workshop for School Nurses

Doha, Qatar, 7 April 2019: Sidra Medicine will host free workshops as part of an Epilepsy Awareness Day for school nurses and care givers on Wednesday, 10 April 2019.

Organized by the Pediatric Neurology Division at Sidra Medicine, the workshops in English and Arabic, are aimed at educating school nurses and care givers about caring for students with epilepsy. The workshop is also open to health care providers interested in epilepsy among school age children as well as primary care nurses.

Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain and causes repeated seizures. As a result, cells in the brain get disrupted during a seizure causing the body to behave in an unusual way.

Workshop organizer and Attending Physician in Neurology, Dr. Rana Al Shami said, “Children with epilepsy should be able to enjoy the same opportunities at school as any other student. We encourage schools in Qatar to send their nurses and care givers to the three hour workshops. They have been designed to ensure that school nurses are given the right information about students with epilepsy who are under their care and supervision. Each child will have different needs and we have a segment related to instructions on giving appropriate first aid or emergency medicine if they have a seizure at school.”

Workshop details are as follows: Wednesday, 10 April 2019 at the Sidra Auditorium in the main hospital:

10 April 2019 - Arabic Session: 8.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

10 April 2019 - English Session: 12 Noon to 3.00 p.m.

For details regarding registration please visit


Download the Arabic version here.

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