Events Calendar


May 2024

    • May - 29

        5 Ways to Wellbeing: Practical Steps to Maintaining our Emotional Health


        This 2nd session of our Mental Health and Wellbeing Series will introduce us to the ways in which women and their families can maintain their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

      • Jun - 3

          Life's Beginnings: Insights into Pregnancy, Fertility, and Newborn Screening


          Overview

          Science Café: Session 3 - Life's Beginnings: Insights into Pregnancy, Fertility, and Newborn Screening

          Sidra Medicine – Research Department is delighted to extend an invitation to you for an engaging and enlightening evening at our Science Café (مقهى العلوم) event: Unveiling the Wonders of Precision Medicine. Join us as we explore the latest breakthroughs and discoveries that continue to shape our understanding of Precision Medicine. 

          The event will consist of presentations, discussions, and interactive activities for the community members.

           

        • Jun - 4

            Health Literacy Education Workshop


            Overview

            Becoming a health literate organization depends on many aspects. One of these aspects is educating staff to improve their health literacy skills and consequently improving patients’ health outcomes.  The health Literacy Education workshop is aimed at clinical staff from hospitals and clinics to enhance their knowledge as well as provide them with the necessary tools to overcome barriers.

            The workshop content is evidence based and some of the topics are adapted from the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ). This activity is category 1 & 3 and attendees will receive CPD points.

            Topics/Sessions

            • Health Literacy
            • Learning Barriers
            • Patient and Family Education
            • Patient Engagement
            • Medication Adherence
            • Teachback Method
            • Documentation

            Workshop Objectives

            • To enhance clinical staff knowledge about health literacy
            • To educate clinical staff about the importance of applying health literacy skills in day to day work
            • To provide clinical staff with the necessary tools to overcome health literacy barriers

            Target Audience

            Clinical staff:  Physicians -Nurses- pharmacists – Allied health professionals – Medical interpreters

            Reward Credits CPD

            Participants will be awarded 6 CPD points 

            • category 1 (4 points) 
            • category 3 (2 points)

            Scientific Committee

            • Helen Sutherland - Clinical Nurse Education manager
            • Dr.Wessam Gadelhaq - Medical Education Director
            • Amal Alfarsi – Health & Wellness Education Manager
            • Kedra Elmi – Nurse Educator
            • Evony Constantino - Clinical Nurse Leader

            Main presenters

            • Aljori Al-Ajji: Health & Wellness Educator 
            • Fatima Al-Maslamani: Health & Wellness Educator
            • Maha Al-Naama: Health & Wellness Educator 

            Guest Presenters

            • Quality Manager
            • Medication Management and Pharmacy Quality
            • Clinical Nurse Educator

            Organizers’ contact details

            Email: HealthandWellnessEducation@sidra.org
            Tel: 40035453

            Register Now

            Sidra Medicine Staff Registration

          • Jun - 5

              Common Mental Health Disorders, Treatments and Stigma


              The 3rd session of our Mental Health & Wellbeing Series will discuss the common mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD, and psychosis.

            • Jun - 12

                Psychological (Talking) Therapies: What it is and What it isn’t?


                This last session of our Mental Health and Wellbeing Series will focus on the “talking” therapies: the different forms of talking therapies and the available evidence for their effectiveness in the treatment of mental illness.

              • Sep - 21

                  Innovations in Pharmacy Practice Symposium


                  Overview

                  Welcome to Sidra Medicine’s Innovations in Pharmacy Practice Symposium, that will cover all fundamental areas in pharmacy including; clinical pharmacy, automation, medication preparation and patient facing experience.

                  The symposium will cover new technologies in the pharmacy field such as the use of artificial intelligence. It will also encompass the latest research, and advancements in pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical sciences and healthcare.

                  The symposium promises to give you an inspiring and enlightening experience, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing to improve patient care and outcomes and enhance quality of service. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your professional skills, enhance your passion for pharmacy and expand your network.

                  Topics/Sessions

                  Clinical pharmacy:

                  • Gene therapy – Noora/Tania Saade
                  • AMS – Dalia
                  • Pediatric Transplant – Dr. Abubakr Imam
                  • Women’s:  weight loss – Dr. Ibrahim/
                  • Pediatric Oncology – Rawan Kesht.
                  • Human factors – Lahoucine Naim

                  Inpatient Pharmacy:

                  • TPN / USP 797 update. – Maher Salem
                  • Automation – Anwar Sadath

                  Outpatient pharmacy:

                  • Patient counselling – Amal Aburamadan

                  Miscellaneous:

                  • Artificial intelligence applications for article appraisals – Amani Alhaddad.

                  Symposium Objectives

                  1. Enhance pharmaceutical and scientific knowledge within pharmacy and develop pharmacy skills.
                  2. Discus the latest research, innovations and new technologies in the pharmacy field
                  3. Encourage the integration of evidence-based practices into pharmacy to promote patient safety and quality of care.

                  Target Audience

                  Pharmacists, Physicians and other healthcare professionals.

                  Reward Credits CPD

                  • 8 hours

                  Speakers

                  • Noora Alhamad
                  • Amani Alhaddad
                  • Dalia Ahmed
                  • Lahoucine Naim
                  • Rawan Kesht
                  • Dr. Abubakr Imam
                  • Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim
                  • Amani Alhaddad
                  • Maher Salem
                  • Anwar Sadath
                  • Amal Aburamadan
                  • Tania Saade

                  Agenda

                  7:00 – 8:00

                  Registration

                  8:00 – 8:15

                  Opening speech

                  8:15 – 8:45

                  Session 1: AMS by Dalia Ahmed

                  9:00 – 9:30

                  Session 2: Pediatric transplant by Dr. Abubakr IMAM

                  9:45: 10:15

                  Session 3: Pediatric oncology by Rawan Kesht

                  10:15 – 10:30

                  Coffee break.

                  10:30-11:00

                  Session 4: Patient counselling and experience by Amal Aburamadan

                  11:15 – 11:45

                  Session 5: Woman’s weight loss by Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim

                  12:00 – 13:00

                  Lunch break and prayers.

                  13:00 – 13:30

                  Session 6: Gene therapy and counselling by Noora Alhamad and Tania Saade

                  13:45 – 14:15

                  Session 7: TPN, USP 797 updates by Maher Salem

                  14:30 – 15:00

                  Session 8: Automation by Anwar Sadath

                  15:00 – 15:15

                  Coffee break

                  15:15 – 15:45

                  Session 9: AI by Amani Alhaddad

                  16:00 – 16:30

                  Session 10: Human Factor by Lahoucine Naim

                   

                • Sep - Sep 28 - 29

                    MENA Microbiome Conference


                    MENA Microbiome From Biomarkers Discovery to Microbiota-based Therapeutics

                  • Nov - Nov 19 - 20

                      International Symposium of Hypospadiology


                      Overview Scientific Committee and Speakers Sponsors

                      Overview

                      The two-day meeting will bring together expert hypospadias surgeons and researchers from Qatar and worldwide to provide insights on evidence-based hypospadias basic science research, evaluation, surgical repair, and follow-up. We anticipate an audience of clinicians, nurses, researchers, trainees, and allied health professionals from Qatar, the MENA region, and beyond. It will be an opportunity to network and discuss collaboration with a distinguished and accomplished audience.

                      Topics/Sessions

                      • Basic science of Hypospadiology
                      • Evaluation and planning for the care of hypospadias cases
                      • Decision making and key surgical approaches
                      • Future directions of hypospadias research and collaboration

                      Conference Objectives

                      • Exchange knowledge, research findings, and clinical experiences
                      • Advance scientific understanding of hypospadias
                      • Improve clinical practice and surgical techniques
                      • Provide education and training for healthcare professionals
                      • Advocate for patient support and awareness
                      • Foster networking and collaboration among stakeholders

                      Target Audience

                      • Pediatric Urologists
                      • Pediatric Surgeons
                      • Urologists
                      • Pediatricians
                      • Nurses specializing in pediatric urology or surgery
                      • Researchers and scientists studying urogenital anomalies
                      • Residents and fellows in urology or pediatric surgery training programs
                      • Medical students with an interest in pediatric urology
                      • Representatives from patient advocacy groups focusing on urogenital anomalies
                      • Industry professionals involved in the development of surgical tools, medical devices, or pharmaceuticals related to hypospadias treatment

                      Visit Qatar

                      Welcome to Doha, Qatar’s ultramodern capital. Located in the east of the country, Doha is home to approximately 646,000 people from all over the world. It’s the country’s fastest-growing city and its business centre.

                      Doha’s tourism sector has evolved rapidly over the years, with key attractions and several museums of great importance gaining the spotlight.

                      Known for its exemplary hospitality, exquisite cuisine, unique shopping experiences and traditional souqs, along with a plethora of adventures and activities, Doha is growing rapidly, and offers something for all travellers.

                      Discover More

                    • Dec - Dec 3 - 5

                        Precision Medicine and the Future of Genomics 2024


                        Welcome to Precision Medicine and the Future of Genomics 2024

                        In commemorating the 10th anniversary of a decade dedicated to precision medicine establishment and solutions by Sidra Medicine, we are thrilled to extend a warm welcome to all participants and supporters in the realm of healthcare innovation.  At the prior event, we were honored to have 800 participants in attendance. The Summit is scheduled to take place from December 3rd to 5th, 2024, at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) in Doha, Qatar.

                        As Chairs for this year's summit, we are delighted to offer a heartfelt welcome, marking a significant milestone in the journey of precision medicine. The objectives of this year's Summit are centered around three crucial domains, serving as the foundation for achieving meaningful outcomes for our patients and their families.

                        We are confident that the insightful discussions, presentations, and collaborations during the summit will pave the way for transformative advancements in the field. Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey at PMFG 2024.

                        Best regards,
                        Dr. Ammira Al-Shabeeb Akil and Dr. Khalid Fakhro
                        PMFG 2024 Summit Organizing Chairs

                        Precision Medicine and the Future of Genomics 2024

                    • May - 29

                        5 Ways to Wellbeing: Practical Steps to Maintaining our Emotional Health


                        This 2nd session of our Mental Health and Wellbeing Series will introduce us to the ways in which women and their families can maintain their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

                      • Jun - 3

                          Life's Beginnings: Insights into Pregnancy, Fertility, and Newborn Screening


                          Overview

                          Science Café: Session 3 - Life's Beginnings: Insights into Pregnancy, Fertility, and Newborn Screening

                          Sidra Medicine – Research Department is delighted to extend an invitation to you for an engaging and enlightening evening at our Science Café (مقهى العلوم) event: Unveiling the Wonders of Precision Medicine. Join us as we explore the latest breakthroughs and discoveries that continue to shape our understanding of Precision Medicine. 

                          The event will consist of presentations, discussions, and interactive activities for the community members.

                           

                        • Jun - 4

                            Health Literacy Education Workshop


                            Overview

                            Becoming a health literate organization depends on many aspects. One of these aspects is educating staff to improve their health literacy skills and consequently improving patients’ health outcomes.  The health Literacy Education workshop is aimed at clinical staff from hospitals and clinics to enhance their knowledge as well as provide them with the necessary tools to overcome barriers.

                            The workshop content is evidence based and some of the topics are adapted from the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ). This activity is category 1 & 3 and attendees will receive CPD points.

                            Topics/Sessions

                            • Health Literacy
                            • Learning Barriers
                            • Patient and Family Education
                            • Patient Engagement
                            • Medication Adherence
                            • Teachback Method
                            • Documentation

                            Workshop Objectives

                            • To enhance clinical staff knowledge about health literacy
                            • To educate clinical staff about the importance of applying health literacy skills in day to day work
                            • To provide clinical staff with the necessary tools to overcome health literacy barriers

                            Target Audience

                            Clinical staff:  Physicians -Nurses- pharmacists – Allied health professionals – Medical interpreters

                            Reward Credits CPD

                            Participants will be awarded 6 CPD points 

                            • category 1 (4 points) 
                            • category 3 (2 points)

                            Scientific Committee

                            • Helen Sutherland - Clinical Nurse Education manager
                            • Dr.Wessam Gadelhaq - Medical Education Director
                            • Amal Alfarsi – Health & Wellness Education Manager
                            • Kedra Elmi – Nurse Educator
                            • Evony Constantino - Clinical Nurse Leader

                            Main presenters

                            • Aljori Al-Ajji: Health & Wellness Educator 
                            • Fatima Al-Maslamani: Health & Wellness Educator
                            • Maha Al-Naama: Health & Wellness Educator 

                            Guest Presenters

                            • Quality Manager
                            • Medication Management and Pharmacy Quality
                            • Clinical Nurse Educator

                            Organizers’ contact details

                            Email: HealthandWellnessEducation@sidra.org
                            Tel: 40035453

                            Register Now

                            Sidra Medicine Staff Registration

                          • Jun - 5

                              Common Mental Health Disorders, Treatments and Stigma


                              The 3rd session of our Mental Health & Wellbeing Series will discuss the common mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD, and psychosis.

                            • Jun - 12

                                Psychological (Talking) Therapies: What it is and What it isn’t?


                                This last session of our Mental Health and Wellbeing Series will focus on the “talking” therapies: the different forms of talking therapies and the available evidence for their effectiveness in the treatment of mental illness.

                              • Sep - 21

                                  Innovations in Pharmacy Practice Symposium


                                  Overview

                                  Welcome to Sidra Medicine’s Innovations in Pharmacy Practice Symposium, that will cover all fundamental areas in pharmacy including; clinical pharmacy, automation, medication preparation and patient facing experience.

                                  The symposium will cover new technologies in the pharmacy field such as the use of artificial intelligence. It will also encompass the latest research, and advancements in pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical sciences and healthcare.

                                  The symposium promises to give you an inspiring and enlightening experience, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing to improve patient care and outcomes and enhance quality of service. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your professional skills, enhance your passion for pharmacy and expand your network.

                                  Topics/Sessions

                                  Clinical pharmacy:

                                  • Gene therapy – Noora/Tania Saade
                                  • AMS – Dalia
                                  • Pediatric Transplant – Dr. Abubakr Imam
                                  • Women’s:  weight loss – Dr. Ibrahim/
                                  • Pediatric Oncology – Rawan Kesht.
                                  • Human factors – Lahoucine Naim

                                  Inpatient Pharmacy:

                                  • TPN / USP 797 update. – Maher Salem
                                  • Automation – Anwar Sadath

                                  Outpatient pharmacy:

                                  • Patient counselling – Amal Aburamadan

                                  Miscellaneous:

                                  • Artificial intelligence applications for article appraisals – Amani Alhaddad.

                                  Symposium Objectives

                                  1. Enhance pharmaceutical and scientific knowledge within pharmacy and develop pharmacy skills.
                                  2. Discus the latest research, innovations and new technologies in the pharmacy field
                                  3. Encourage the integration of evidence-based practices into pharmacy to promote patient safety and quality of care.

                                  Target Audience

                                  Pharmacists, Physicians and other healthcare professionals.

                                  Reward Credits CPD

                                  • 8 hours

                                  Speakers

                                  • Noora Alhamad
                                  • Amani Alhaddad
                                  • Dalia Ahmed
                                  • Lahoucine Naim
                                  • Rawan Kesht
                                  • Dr. Abubakr Imam
                                  • Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim
                                  • Amani Alhaddad
                                  • Maher Salem
                                  • Anwar Sadath
                                  • Amal Aburamadan
                                  • Tania Saade

                                  Agenda

                                  7:00 – 8:00

                                  Registration

                                  8:00 – 8:15

                                  Opening speech

                                  8:15 – 8:45

                                  Session 1: AMS by Dalia Ahmed

                                  9:00 – 9:30

                                  Session 2: Pediatric transplant by Dr. Abubakr IMAM

                                  9:45: 10:15

                                  Session 3: Pediatric oncology by Rawan Kesht

                                  10:15 – 10:30

                                  Coffee break.

                                  10:30-11:00

                                  Session 4: Patient counselling and experience by Amal Aburamadan

                                  11:15 – 11:45

                                  Session 5: Woman’s weight loss by Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim

                                  12:00 – 13:00

                                  Lunch break and prayers.

                                  13:00 – 13:30

                                  Session 6: Gene therapy and counselling by Noora Alhamad and Tania Saade

                                  13:45 – 14:15

                                  Session 7: TPN, USP 797 updates by Maher Salem

                                  14:30 – 15:00

                                  Session 8: Automation by Anwar Sadath

                                  15:00 – 15:15

                                  Coffee break

                                  15:15 – 15:45

                                  Session 9: AI by Amani Alhaddad

                                  16:00 – 16:30

                                  Session 10: Human Factor by Lahoucine Naim

                                   

                                • Sep - Sep 28 - 29

                                    MENA Microbiome Conference


                                    MENA Microbiome From Biomarkers Discovery to Microbiota-based Therapeutics

                                  • Nov - Nov 19 - 20

                                      International Symposium of Hypospadiology


                                      Overview Scientific Committee and Speakers Sponsors

                                      Overview

                                      The two-day meeting will bring together expert hypospadias surgeons and researchers from Qatar and worldwide to provide insights on evidence-based hypospadias basic science research, evaluation, surgical repair, and follow-up. We anticipate an audience of clinicians, nurses, researchers, trainees, and allied health professionals from Qatar, the MENA region, and beyond. It will be an opportunity to network and discuss collaboration with a distinguished and accomplished audience.

                                      Topics/Sessions

                                      • Basic science of Hypospadiology
                                      • Evaluation and planning for the care of hypospadias cases
                                      • Decision making and key surgical approaches
                                      • Future directions of hypospadias research and collaboration

                                      Conference Objectives

                                      • Exchange knowledge, research findings, and clinical experiences
                                      • Advance scientific understanding of hypospadias
                                      • Improve clinical practice and surgical techniques
                                      • Provide education and training for healthcare professionals
                                      • Advocate for patient support and awareness
                                      • Foster networking and collaboration among stakeholders

                                      Target Audience

                                      • Pediatric Urologists
                                      • Pediatric Surgeons
                                      • Urologists
                                      • Pediatricians
                                      • Nurses specializing in pediatric urology or surgery
                                      • Researchers and scientists studying urogenital anomalies
                                      • Residents and fellows in urology or pediatric surgery training programs
                                      • Medical students with an interest in pediatric urology
                                      • Representatives from patient advocacy groups focusing on urogenital anomalies
                                      • Industry professionals involved in the development of surgical tools, medical devices, or pharmaceuticals related to hypospadias treatment

                                      Visit Qatar

                                      Welcome to Doha, Qatar’s ultramodern capital. Located in the east of the country, Doha is home to approximately 646,000 people from all over the world. It’s the country’s fastest-growing city and its business centre.

                                      Doha’s tourism sector has evolved rapidly over the years, with key attractions and several museums of great importance gaining the spotlight.

                                      Known for its exemplary hospitality, exquisite cuisine, unique shopping experiences and traditional souqs, along with a plethora of adventures and activities, Doha is growing rapidly, and offers something for all travellers.

                                      Discover More

                                    • Dec - Dec 3 - 5

                                        Precision Medicine and the Future of Genomics 2024


                                        Welcome to Precision Medicine and the Future of Genomics 2024

                                        In commemorating the 10th anniversary of a decade dedicated to precision medicine establishment and solutions by Sidra Medicine, we are thrilled to extend a warm welcome to all participants and supporters in the realm of healthcare innovation.  At the prior event, we were honored to have 800 participants in attendance. The Summit is scheduled to take place from December 3rd to 5th, 2024, at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) in Doha, Qatar.

                                        As Chairs for this year's summit, we are delighted to offer a heartfelt welcome, marking a significant milestone in the journey of precision medicine. The objectives of this year's Summit are centered around three crucial domains, serving as the foundation for achieving meaningful outcomes for our patients and their families.

                                        We are confident that the insightful discussions, presentations, and collaborations during the summit will pave the way for transformative advancements in the field. Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey at PMFG 2024.

                                        Best regards,
                                        Dr. Ammira Al-Shabeeb Akil and Dr. Khalid Fakhro
                                        PMFG 2024 Summit Organizing Chairs

                                        Precision Medicine and the Future of Genomics 2024