Events Calendar


September 2021

    • September 15 - 16

        Pediatric Point Of Care UltraSound (POCUS)


        Sidra Pediatric Emergency Department team has successfully conducted several Pediatric POCUS courses over the past 3 years with excellent feedback. This 2 day interactive hands-on practical workshop will guide the clinician to gain the required knowledge and competence in the pediatric point of care ultrasound. This is a QCHP approved CME activity with Category 1 & 3 points.

        The use of point of care ultrasound in the Emergency Department is now the standard of care and been recognised as a major element in the emergency medicine board training in Canada and the ACGME training programs in the US.  Clinicians at pediatric institutions are expected to be able to provide this point of care bedside standard.

        Reference Reading Material

        Course Manual will be emailed to registered candidates

        Target Audience

        Physicians

        Numbers of seats available

        Faculty

        • Course Director: Dr Khalid Al Ansari
        • Course Chairman & facilitator: Dr Muthukumar Sakthivel

        Facilitators

        • Dr Barbara Blackie 
        • Dr Gokul Erumbala
        • Dr Usama Al-Kanani
        • Dr Sheik Abdul Razak
        • Dr Sohail Ghani
        • Dr Ashok Aralihond

        For booking - email bbarry@sidra.org

      • October 7

          Pediatric Emergency Resuscitation Program


          In collaboration with our sophisticated simulation centre, the Emergency Department at Sidra Medicine is commencing the Pediatric Emergency Resuscitation Program (PERP). This One-day simulation-based teaching program is a QCHP approved CME activity with Category 1 & 3 points. 

          There is a growing need for comprehensive, patient-centred medical services for children in Qatar. Our vision is to upskill health care professionals who provide acute care to children through education and training.

          With a highly trained clinical team of Senior Pediatric EM Consultants, Nursing leaders and Educators we ensure high quality, inter-professional learning. Our ambition is to develop critical skills and effective team behaviours in a safe, constructive environment with plenty of opportunities to practice and clarify any doubts.

          This program provides a robust opportunity for health care professionals to practice management of acute Pediatric emergencies, including medical and trauma resuscitation of critically ill children. The program is delivered as a combination of interactive lectures and simulation-based sessions, offering a chance for hands-on practice alongside the professional facilitators followed up with a comprehensive debrief. 

          This program is very different from APLS and PALS course, whereby the candidates have the opportunity to take the leadership role of the resuscitation of acute emergencies under the supervision and guidance of a facilitator. The course has the latest updates and evidence based guidance for managing acute pediatric resuscitation. There is no assessment during the course and the idea is to provide a positive learning experience for adult learners and sharing information to provide better care to our patients in future.

          Reference Reading Material suggestion

          • PALS manual
          • APLS manual
          • ATLS manual
          • Local guidelines

          Target Audience

          Physicians (All levels and all specialities), Nurses, Nursing Educators, Respiratory therapist and Nurse practitioners.

          Numbers of seats available

          • Total candidates for each course: 15
          • Only Five seats available for Internal Staff on first come first serve basis.
          • Sidra Employees Contact (shuda@sidra.org, Bbarry@sidra.org)

          Ten seats available for External candidates per course.

          Faculty

          Facilitator

          • Dr Barbara Blackie (Co-Chair)
          • Prof. Colin Powell
          • Dr Roona Aniapravan 
          • Dr Muthukumar Sakthivel
          • Dr Sohail Ghani

          Nursing Leads

          • Catherine Lynch
          • Drew Jones

          Respiratory Therapist

          • Laura Reid

          Simulation specialist staff

          • Bassem Tarhini
          • Mark Edwin Marayag

          Register Now

        • October 25

            Meet Sidra Medicine's Experts: Health literacy


            Join us for the free Meet Sidra Medicine's Experts webinar series, featuring guidance and recommendations on subjects related to women's and children's health. We will be sharing a range of topics, including lactation and nutritional advice, diabetes management guidance for parents and patients, mental health, and more.

            TITLE OF THE SESSION

            Health literacy

            THE SPEAKERS

            Amal-DP

            Amal Al-Farsi

            Manager – Patient Education & Health Promotion Division

            Fatima's-photo

            Fatima Al-Maslamani (Moderator)

            Health Promoter

            DISCUSSION POINTS

            • The general concept of health literacy
            • The impact of health illiteracy on patient’s health and healthcare systems
            • The role of Sidra medicine to empower  and engage
            • Patient and their families 
          • October 27

              Gastroenterology Study Day


              Overview

              From 2016 and now on its 5th year, Sidra Medicine’s Gastroenterology Division allocates one day each year to discuss gastrointestinal problems that are commonly seen in the primary care and secondary care facility in Qatar with physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and allied health professionals to raise the awareness of these problems and provide a discussion about best practice in approaching patients suspected to have any of these gastrointestinal problems. 

              we are the only center member outside the US and Europe to the ImproveCareNow 

              Gastroenterology Study Day

              Target Audience  

              Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, and Allied Health Practitioners

              Brief points about some Topics 

              The symposium will also Facilitate the referral process from primary and secondary care to Sidra services by giving guidance on referral criteria and Raise the awareness of the available evidence-based management approach of commonly seen gastrointestinal problems among health care providers in Qatar, which will ensure better patient care and outcomes.

              Speakers 

              • Dr. Mamoun Elawad (Division Chief – Gastroenterology/Hepatology/Nutrition Division)
              • Prof. Anthony Akobeng (Gastroenterologist)
              • Dr. Fatma Al Mudahka(Gastroenterologist)
              • Dr. Khaled Abouhazima(Gastroenterologist)
              • Dr. Wesam Al Masri(Gastroenterologist)
              • Dr. Hatim Abdelrhaman(Gastroenterologist)
              • Dr. Hashem Al Adwan (Fellow, Gastroenterology)
              • Fatima Azim (Dietitian) 
              • Dr. Buthaina Al-Adba (Attending Physician – Rheumatology)
              • Dr. Abdusamea Shabani (Division Chief - Body Imaging)

              Register Now 

            • October 29 - 30

                Women’s Health Conference 2021 (WHC 2021)


                Introduction

                The Women’s service at Sidra Medicine proudly announces the Women’s Health conference 2021 in line with Sidra’s interprofessional learning agenda.

                Overview

                The Women’s services, in alignment with the vision of Sidra Medicine as a strategic pillar in the dissemination of evidence-based healthcare education presents the 2021 Women’s health conference. This conference will focus on clinical updates in the continuum of care for women across primary, secondary and tertiary services with emphasis on evidence-based approach to providing seamless preventative and curative services. A faculty of experts and healthcare leaders have been put together to address the topical issues in women’s health in a rapidly changing global healthcare landscape. This will be an engaging and interactive educational platform.

                 

                pdf icon Download Program

                Target Audience

                Women’s Health conference 2021 has been put together to meet the learning and knowledge needs of healthcare providers who are involved in the care of women from primary care to tertiary level including but not limited to the following groups:

                • Physicians 
                • Nurses 
                • Midwives
                • Allied Health Professionals 

                Sessions Overview

                • Preventive care in women’s health
                • Advances in Prenatal Care and Prenatal Diagnosis
                • Management of High-Risk pregnancy
                • Controversies and Clinical Debates Obstetrics and Gynaecology
                • Benign and Ambulatory Gynaecology 
                • Reproductive Medicine (Fertility care) update

                Learning Objectives

                At the end of Women’s Health Conference 2021, delegates should be able to:

                1. Identify and discuss the current updates in pre-pregnancy health, antenatal and intrapartum care. 
                2. Discuss the current evidence-based approach in managing ambulatory gynaecology and fertility problems.
                3. Describe some of the current clinical controversies in obstetrics and gynaecology. 

                Scientific Planning Committee (SPC) Statement

                The Scientific Planning Committee has reviewed all disclosed financial relationships of speakers, moderators, facilitators and/or authors in advance of this CPD activity and has implemented procedures to manage any potential or real conflicts of interest.

                SPC Membership

                • Prof Johnny Awwad
                • Dr Suruchi Mohan
                • Dr Pradeep Jayaram
                • Dr Yassin Fagier
                • Dr Caitlin Huckell
                • Mrs Balbir Bola
                • Ms Gladys Gray
                • Dr Gbemisola Okunoye

                CDP Accreditation

                “This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity Category 1 as defined by the Department of Healthcare Professions-Accreditation Section (DHP-AS) and is approved for a maximum of 12.5 hours.”

                Register Now 

              • November 3 - 4

                  Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals


                  This intensive two-day workshop will introduce the basic principles of evidenced-based practice. Delivered through presentations and exercises, this activity will enable participants to find, appraise and apply evidence that is required for a critical approach to clinical practice. Participants will be able to understand key areas such as randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, meta-analysis and critical appraisal of these study designs.

                  PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES: To enable participants to find, appraise and apply evidence that is required for a critical approach to clinical practice.

                  TARGET AUDIENCE

                  All healthcare practitioners in primary, secondary, and tertiary care settings including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health practitioners.

                  Brief points about some Topics

                  • Produce focused and answerable questions related to clinical practice
                  • Choose appropriate research designs to answer questions
                  • Construct and perform basic search strategies that allow efficient retrieval of relevant evidence
                  • Understand the basic principles and critical appraisal of randomized controlled trials including the interpretation of results
                  • Understand the basic principles and critical appraisal of systematic reviews & meta-analysis including the interpretation of results
                  • Apply evidence to inform decision making

                  Brief/names about of Speakers

                  • Prof. Anthony Akobeng
                  • Dr. Abdul Kareem Pullattayil Sulaiman 
                  • Dr. Amel Hassan
                  • Dr. Colin Powell
                  • Dr. Ibtihal Abdelgadir
                  • Dr. Mamoun Elawad
                  • Other speakers: TBC

                  Register Now

                • November 17

                    Meet Sidra Medicine's Experts: Improving outcomes for preterm babies through family-centered care in NICU


                    Join us for the free Meet Sidra Medicine's Experts webinar series, featuring guidance and recommendations on subjects related to women's and children's health. We will be sharing a range of topics, including lactation and nutritional advice, diabetes management guidance for parents and patients, mental health, and more.

                    TITLE OF THE SESSION

                    Improving outcomes for preterm babies through family-centered care in NICU

                    THE SPEAKERS

                    Dr. Charlotte Tscherning 
                    Professor in Neonatology and Pediatrics
                    Division Chief in Neonatology - MD. PhD

                    Nqobile Sigola (Tessa) 
                    Neonatal Intensive care Clinical Nurse Manager

                    DISCUSSION POINTS

                    • Challenges of preterm birth 
                    • Family-centered care 
                    • How can we help and support your child


                    TARGET AUDIENCE

                    • General Public, parents, caregivers
                    • School counselors
                    • School social works 
                    • Colleague/ university students
                  • December 2

                      Pediatric Emergency Resuscitation Program


                      In collaboration with our sophisticated simulation centre, the Emergency Department at Sidra Medicine is commencing the Pediatric Emergency Resuscitation Program (PERP). This One-day simulation-based teaching program is a QCHP approved CME activity with Category 1 & 3 points. 

                      There is a growing need for comprehensive, patient-centred medical services for children in Qatar. Our vision is to upskill health care professionals who provide acute care to children through education and training.

                      With a highly trained clinical team of Senior Pediatric EM Consultants, Nursing leaders and Educators we ensure high quality, inter-professional learning. Our ambition is to develop critical skills and effective team behaviours in a safe, constructive environment with plenty of opportunities to practice and clarify any doubts.

                      This program provides a robust opportunity for health care professionals to practice management of acute Pediatric emergencies, including medical and trauma resuscitation of critically ill children. The program is delivered as a combination of interactive lectures and simulation-based sessions, offering a chance for hands-on practice alongside the professional facilitators followed up with a comprehensive debrief. 

                      This program is very different from APLS and PALS course, whereby the candidates have the opportunity to take the leadership role of the resuscitation of acute emergencies under the supervision and guidance of a facilitator. The course has the latest updates and evidence based guidance for managing acute pediatric resuscitation. There is no assessment during the course and the idea is to provide a positive learning experience for adult learners and sharing information to provide better care to our patients in future.

                      Reference Reading Material suggestion

                      • PALS manual
                      • APLS manual
                      • ATLS manual
                      • Local guidelines

                      Target Audience

                      Physicians (All levels and all specialities), Nurses, Nursing Educators, Respiratory therapist and Nurse practitioners.

                      Numbers of seats available

                      • Total candidates for each course: 15
                      • Only Five seats available for Internal Staff on first come first serve basis.
                      • Sidra Employees Contact (shuda@sidra.org, Bbarry@sidra.org)

                      Ten seats available for External candidates per course.

                      Faculty

                      Facilitator

                      • Dr Barbara Blackie (Co-Chair)
                      • Prof. Colin Powell
                      • Dr Roona Aniapravan 
                      • Dr Muthukumar Sakthivel
                      • Dr Sohail Ghani

                      Nursing Leads

                      • Catherine Lynch
                      • Drew Jones

                      Respiratory Therapist

                      • Laura Reid

                      Simulation specialist staff

                      • Bassem Tarhini
                      • Mark Edwin Marayag

                      Register Now

                    • December 4 - 6

                        Precision Medicine and Functional Genomics 2021


                        Don’t miss the opportunity to qualify for e-Poster presentations.

                        Submit Abstract Now

                        Deadline for submission is November 25th

                        The Scientific Committee will review all submitted abstracts. Notification regarding abstract acceptance will be sent to the submitting author via e-mail. All notifications of schedule and correspondence will be directed to the submitting author via email. 

                        In our quest to make Qatar a leading hub for research and innovation, and building on the success of our previous six cycles, Sidra Medicine is excited to announce that its annual flagship conference, Precision Medicine and Functional Genomics (PM&FG 2021), is scheduled to take place on December 4-6, 2021 in Doha, Qatar. 

                        As part of its National Vision 2030, Qatar is committed to establishing a knowledge-based economy in the biomedical and health sciences. Sidra Medicine supports this goal by actively engaging clinical and scientific expertise to become a leading model for Precision Medicine in the region. In line with this vision, PM&FG 2021 will bring together nationally and internationally recognized researchers, healthcare professionals, policymakers, and community members to explore the latest developments and innovations in biomedical research and how they translate into precision medicine solutions. 
                        If you are interested in large-scale genomics, advanced diagnostics, bioinformatics, biomarker discovery, and personalized treatment approaches, mark your calendar to attend PM&FG 2021.

                        Register Now

                        PMFG 2021 is a two-day event with post-conference workshops satellite meetings centered around four themes:

                        • Day 1 Track 1: Future of Pediatric Genomic Medicine
                        • Day 1 Track 2: Large Scale Genomes and Data: From Discovery to Health
                        • Day 2 Track 1: Precision Care in Maternal and Child Health
                        • Day 2 Track 2: Advances in Innovative Therapies for Precision Medicine

                        Please visit this page for regular updates and join us in December as thought leaders in the field of Precision Medicine, share their insights, and host discussions. If you have any queries in the meantime, kindly email us: pmfg@sidra.org.

                        View the highlights and details of our previous Precision Medicine Conferences

                        Learn More

                        Register Now

                      • February 2 - 28

                          Qatar National Sports Day 2022


                          We are excited to celebrate Qatar National Sports Day which falls on Tuesday, 8th February 2022. The day is dedicated to promoting sports and a healthy lifestyle for adults and children alike.

                          Join us in our virtual activities this year and participate in five different sports.

                          pdf icon Download Program

                          Activities

                          Warm-up exercises

                          Challenge 1: The Step Count Challenge

                          • Use the Health application on your smartphone to track your daily steps count.

                          Walking has several known benefits, including improving general health, maintaining a healthy weight, strengthening bone and muscles, increasing energy levels, and reducing stress. However, remember your steps at work count as well.

                          Challenge 2: Dexterity – Coordination Challenge

                          • Throw a rubber or tennis ball against a wall and catch it as many times as you can in 30 seconds
                          • The ball must not hit the ground in the entire duration
                          • This video (link) will demonstrate how

                          This challenge helps strengthen your arm muscles, improves coordination and promotes alertness.

                          Challenge 3: Plank for Good Health Challenge

                          • Hold the plank position with an upright soft toy or paper cup placed in the centre of your back.
                          • The aim is to plank for as long as possible before the object falls off.
                          • This video (link) will demonstrate the correct anatomy for the plank

                          The plank exercise helps maintain a healthy posture, balance and coordination, builds core strength, and improves overall mental health

                          Challenge 4: Display Your Juggling Skills Challenge

                          • Preferably, use a large ball like a football
                          • Focus and balance are essential in this challenge.
                          • Keep the ball in the air as much as possible
                          • Keep your sight on the ball, and maintain a good balance
                          • It’s down to you to do as long as possible without dropping the ball
                          • This video (link) will demonstrate the correct way to do it

                          Juggling helps to improve coordination, body control, balance and focus.

                          Challenge 5: Mindful Moments Challenge

                          • Find a comfortable place to sit either on a chair or the floor
                          • If you are sitting on a chair, keep your legs bent and straight without straining your knees in any way, and make sure your feet can touch the ground.
                          • If you are sitting on the floor, sit cross-legged. Place your hands in your lap and keep your spine straight and your body relaxed.
                          • Close your eyes, and focus on your breath
                          • Sit still for 5 minutes
                          • This video (link) will demonstrate the correct way to do it

                          The benefits of mediation include increasing self-awareness, focusing on the present, reducing clutter and increasing mindfulness

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                      • September 15 - 16

                          Pediatric Point Of Care UltraSound (POCUS)


                          Sidra Pediatric Emergency Department team has successfully conducted several Pediatric POCUS courses over the past 3 years with excellent feedback. This 2 day interactive hands-on practical workshop will guide the clinician to gain the required knowledge and competence in the pediatric point of care ultrasound. This is a QCHP approved CME activity with Category 1 & 3 points.

                          The use of point of care ultrasound in the Emergency Department is now the standard of care and been recognised as a major element in the emergency medicine board training in Canada and the ACGME training programs in the US.  Clinicians at pediatric institutions are expected to be able to provide this point of care bedside standard.

                          Reference Reading Material

                          Course Manual will be emailed to registered candidates

                          Target Audience

                          Physicians

                          Numbers of seats available

                          Faculty

                          • Course Director: Dr Khalid Al Ansari
                          • Course Chairman & facilitator: Dr Muthukumar Sakthivel

                          Facilitators

                          • Dr Barbara Blackie 
                          • Dr Gokul Erumbala
                          • Dr Usama Al-Kanani
                          • Dr Sheik Abdul Razak
                          • Dr Sohail Ghani
                          • Dr Ashok Aralihond

                          For booking - email bbarry@sidra.org

                        • October 7

                            Pediatric Emergency Resuscitation Program


                            In collaboration with our sophisticated simulation centre, the Emergency Department at Sidra Medicine is commencing the Pediatric Emergency Resuscitation Program (PERP). This One-day simulation-based teaching program is a QCHP approved CME activity with Category 1 & 3 points. 

                            There is a growing need for comprehensive, patient-centred medical services for children in Qatar. Our vision is to upskill health care professionals who provide acute care to children through education and training.

                            With a highly trained clinical team of Senior Pediatric EM Consultants, Nursing leaders and Educators we ensure high quality, inter-professional learning. Our ambition is to develop critical skills and effective team behaviours in a safe, constructive environment with plenty of opportunities to practice and clarify any doubts.

                            This program provides a robust opportunity for health care professionals to practice management of acute Pediatric emergencies, including medical and trauma resuscitation of critically ill children. The program is delivered as a combination of interactive lectures and simulation-based sessions, offering a chance for hands-on practice alongside the professional facilitators followed up with a comprehensive debrief. 

                            This program is very different from APLS and PALS course, whereby the candidates have the opportunity to take the leadership role of the resuscitation of acute emergencies under the supervision and guidance of a facilitator. The course has the latest updates and evidence based guidance for managing acute pediatric resuscitation. There is no assessment during the course and the idea is to provide a positive learning experience for adult learners and sharing information to provide better care to our patients in future.

                            Reference Reading Material suggestion

                            • PALS manual
                            • APLS manual
                            • ATLS manual
                            • Local guidelines

                            Target Audience

                            Physicians (All levels and all specialities), Nurses, Nursing Educators, Respiratory therapist and Nurse practitioners.

                            Numbers of seats available

                            • Total candidates for each course: 15
                            • Only Five seats available for Internal Staff on first come first serve basis.
                            • Sidra Employees Contact (shuda@sidra.org, Bbarry@sidra.org)

                            Ten seats available for External candidates per course.

                            Faculty

                            Facilitator

                            • Dr Barbara Blackie (Co-Chair)
                            • Prof. Colin Powell
                            • Dr Roona Aniapravan 
                            • Dr Muthukumar Sakthivel
                            • Dr Sohail Ghani

                            Nursing Leads

                            • Catherine Lynch
                            • Drew Jones

                            Respiratory Therapist

                            • Laura Reid

                            Simulation specialist staff

                            • Bassem Tarhini
                            • Mark Edwin Marayag

                            Register Now

                          • October 25

                              Meet Sidra Medicine's Experts: Health literacy


                              Join us for the free Meet Sidra Medicine's Experts webinar series, featuring guidance and recommendations on subjects related to women's and children's health. We will be sharing a range of topics, including lactation and nutritional advice, diabetes management guidance for parents and patients, mental health, and more.

                              TITLE OF THE SESSION

                              Health literacy

                              THE SPEAKERS

                              Amal-DP

                              Amal Al-Farsi

                              Manager – Patient Education & Health Promotion Division

                              Fatima's-photo

                              Fatima Al-Maslamani (Moderator)

                              Health Promoter

                              DISCUSSION POINTS

                              • The general concept of health literacy
                              • The impact of health illiteracy on patient’s health and healthcare systems
                              • The role of Sidra medicine to empower  and engage
                              • Patient and their families 
                            • October 27

                                Gastroenterology Study Day


                                Overview

                                From 2016 and now on its 5th year, Sidra Medicine’s Gastroenterology Division allocates one day each year to discuss gastrointestinal problems that are commonly seen in the primary care and secondary care facility in Qatar with physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and allied health professionals to raise the awareness of these problems and provide a discussion about best practice in approaching patients suspected to have any of these gastrointestinal problems. 

                                we are the only center member outside the US and Europe to the ImproveCareNow 

                                Gastroenterology Study Day

                                Target Audience  

                                Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, and Allied Health Practitioners

                                Brief points about some Topics 

                                The symposium will also Facilitate the referral process from primary and secondary care to Sidra services by giving guidance on referral criteria and Raise the awareness of the available evidence-based management approach of commonly seen gastrointestinal problems among health care providers in Qatar, which will ensure better patient care and outcomes.

                                Speakers 

                                • Dr. Mamoun Elawad (Division Chief – Gastroenterology/Hepatology/Nutrition Division)
                                • Prof. Anthony Akobeng (Gastroenterologist)
                                • Dr. Fatma Al Mudahka(Gastroenterologist)
                                • Dr. Khaled Abouhazima(Gastroenterologist)
                                • Dr. Wesam Al Masri(Gastroenterologist)
                                • Dr. Hatim Abdelrhaman(Gastroenterologist)
                                • Dr. Hashem Al Adwan (Fellow, Gastroenterology)
                                • Fatima Azim (Dietitian) 
                                • Dr. Buthaina Al-Adba (Attending Physician – Rheumatology)
                                • Dr. Abdusamea Shabani (Division Chief - Body Imaging)

                                Register Now 

                              • October 29 - 30

                                  Women’s Health Conference 2021 (WHC 2021)


                                  Introduction

                                  The Women’s service at Sidra Medicine proudly announces the Women’s Health conference 2021 in line with Sidra’s interprofessional learning agenda.

                                  Overview

                                  The Women’s services, in alignment with the vision of Sidra Medicine as a strategic pillar in the dissemination of evidence-based healthcare education presents the 2021 Women’s health conference. This conference will focus on clinical updates in the continuum of care for women across primary, secondary and tertiary services with emphasis on evidence-based approach to providing seamless preventative and curative services. A faculty of experts and healthcare leaders have been put together to address the topical issues in women’s health in a rapidly changing global healthcare landscape. This will be an engaging and interactive educational platform.

                                   

                                  pdf icon Download Program

                                  Target Audience

                                  Women’s Health conference 2021 has been put together to meet the learning and knowledge needs of healthcare providers who are involved in the care of women from primary care to tertiary level including but not limited to the following groups:

                                  • Physicians 
                                  • Nurses 
                                  • Midwives
                                  • Allied Health Professionals 

                                  Sessions Overview

                                  • Preventive care in women’s health
                                  • Advances in Prenatal Care and Prenatal Diagnosis
                                  • Management of High-Risk pregnancy
                                  • Controversies and Clinical Debates Obstetrics and Gynaecology
                                  • Benign and Ambulatory Gynaecology 
                                  • Reproductive Medicine (Fertility care) update

                                  Learning Objectives

                                  At the end of Women’s Health Conference 2021, delegates should be able to:

                                  1. Identify and discuss the current updates in pre-pregnancy health, antenatal and intrapartum care. 
                                  2. Discuss the current evidence-based approach in managing ambulatory gynaecology and fertility problems.
                                  3. Describe some of the current clinical controversies in obstetrics and gynaecology. 

                                  Scientific Planning Committee (SPC) Statement

                                  The Scientific Planning Committee has reviewed all disclosed financial relationships of speakers, moderators, facilitators and/or authors in advance of this CPD activity and has implemented procedures to manage any potential or real conflicts of interest.

                                  SPC Membership

                                  • Prof Johnny Awwad
                                  • Dr Suruchi Mohan
                                  • Dr Pradeep Jayaram
                                  • Dr Yassin Fagier
                                  • Dr Caitlin Huckell
                                  • Mrs Balbir Bola
                                  • Ms Gladys Gray
                                  • Dr Gbemisola Okunoye

                                  CDP Accreditation

                                  “This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity Category 1 as defined by the Department of Healthcare Professions-Accreditation Section (DHP-AS) and is approved for a maximum of 12.5 hours.”

                                  Register Now 

                                • November 3 - 4

                                    Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals


                                    This intensive two-day workshop will introduce the basic principles of evidenced-based practice. Delivered through presentations and exercises, this activity will enable participants to find, appraise and apply evidence that is required for a critical approach to clinical practice. Participants will be able to understand key areas such as randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, meta-analysis and critical appraisal of these study designs.

                                    PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES: To enable participants to find, appraise and apply evidence that is required for a critical approach to clinical practice.

                                    TARGET AUDIENCE

                                    All healthcare practitioners in primary, secondary, and tertiary care settings including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health practitioners.

                                    Brief points about some Topics

                                    • Produce focused and answerable questions related to clinical practice
                                    • Choose appropriate research designs to answer questions
                                    • Construct and perform basic search strategies that allow efficient retrieval of relevant evidence
                                    • Understand the basic principles and critical appraisal of randomized controlled trials including the interpretation of results
                                    • Understand the basic principles and critical appraisal of systematic reviews & meta-analysis including the interpretation of results
                                    • Apply evidence to inform decision making

                                    Brief/names about of Speakers

                                    • Prof. Anthony Akobeng
                                    • Dr. Abdul Kareem Pullattayil Sulaiman 
                                    • Dr. Amel Hassan
                                    • Dr. Colin Powell
                                    • Dr. Ibtihal Abdelgadir
                                    • Dr. Mamoun Elawad
                                    • Other speakers: TBC

                                    Register Now

                                  • November 17

                                      Meet Sidra Medicine's Experts: Improving outcomes for preterm babies through family-centered care in NICU


                                      Join us for the free Meet Sidra Medicine's Experts webinar series, featuring guidance and recommendations on subjects related to women's and children's health. We will be sharing a range of topics, including lactation and nutritional advice, diabetes management guidance for parents and patients, mental health, and more.

                                      TITLE OF THE SESSION

                                      Improving outcomes for preterm babies through family-centered care in NICU

                                      THE SPEAKERS

                                      Dr. Charlotte Tscherning 
                                      Professor in Neonatology and Pediatrics
                                      Division Chief in Neonatology - MD. PhD

                                      Nqobile Sigola (Tessa) 
                                      Neonatal Intensive care Clinical Nurse Manager

                                      DISCUSSION POINTS

                                      • Challenges of preterm birth 
                                      • Family-centered care 
                                      • How can we help and support your child


                                      TARGET AUDIENCE

                                      • General Public, parents, caregivers
                                      • School counselors
                                      • School social works 
                                      • Colleague/ university students
                                    • December 2

                                        Pediatric Emergency Resuscitation Program


                                        In collaboration with our sophisticated simulation centre, the Emergency Department at Sidra Medicine is commencing the Pediatric Emergency Resuscitation Program (PERP). This One-day simulation-based teaching program is a QCHP approved CME activity with Category 1 & 3 points. 

                                        There is a growing need for comprehensive, patient-centred medical services for children in Qatar. Our vision is to upskill health care professionals who provide acute care to children through education and training.

                                        With a highly trained clinical team of Senior Pediatric EM Consultants, Nursing leaders and Educators we ensure high quality, inter-professional learning. Our ambition is to develop critical skills and effective team behaviours in a safe, constructive environment with plenty of opportunities to practice and clarify any doubts.

                                        This program provides a robust opportunity for health care professionals to practice management of acute Pediatric emergencies, including medical and trauma resuscitation of critically ill children. The program is delivered as a combination of interactive lectures and simulation-based sessions, offering a chance for hands-on practice alongside the professional facilitators followed up with a comprehensive debrief. 

                                        This program is very different from APLS and PALS course, whereby the candidates have the opportunity to take the leadership role of the resuscitation of acute emergencies under the supervision and guidance of a facilitator. The course has the latest updates and evidence based guidance for managing acute pediatric resuscitation. There is no assessment during the course and the idea is to provide a positive learning experience for adult learners and sharing information to provide better care to our patients in future.

                                        Reference Reading Material suggestion

                                        • PALS manual
                                        • APLS manual
                                        • ATLS manual
                                        • Local guidelines

                                        Target Audience

                                        Physicians (All levels and all specialities), Nurses, Nursing Educators, Respiratory therapist and Nurse practitioners.

                                        Numbers of seats available

                                        • Total candidates for each course: 15
                                        • Only Five seats available for Internal Staff on first come first serve basis.
                                        • Sidra Employees Contact (shuda@sidra.org, Bbarry@sidra.org)

                                        Ten seats available for External candidates per course.

                                        Faculty

                                        Facilitator

                                        • Dr Barbara Blackie (Co-Chair)
                                        • Prof. Colin Powell
                                        • Dr Roona Aniapravan 
                                        • Dr Muthukumar Sakthivel
                                        • Dr Sohail Ghani

                                        Nursing Leads

                                        • Catherine Lynch
                                        • Drew Jones

                                        Respiratory Therapist

                                        • Laura Reid

                                        Simulation specialist staff

                                        • Bassem Tarhini
                                        • Mark Edwin Marayag

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                                      • December 4 - 6

                                          Precision Medicine and Functional Genomics 2021


                                          Don’t miss the opportunity to qualify for e-Poster presentations.

                                          Submit Abstract Now

                                          Deadline for submission is November 25th

                                          The Scientific Committee will review all submitted abstracts. Notification regarding abstract acceptance will be sent to the submitting author via e-mail. All notifications of schedule and correspondence will be directed to the submitting author via email. 

                                          In our quest to make Qatar a leading hub for research and innovation, and building on the success of our previous six cycles, Sidra Medicine is excited to announce that its annual flagship conference, Precision Medicine and Functional Genomics (PM&FG 2021), is scheduled to take place on December 4-6, 2021 in Doha, Qatar. 

                                          As part of its National Vision 2030, Qatar is committed to establishing a knowledge-based economy in the biomedical and health sciences. Sidra Medicine supports this goal by actively engaging clinical and scientific expertise to become a leading model for Precision Medicine in the region. In line with this vision, PM&FG 2021 will bring together nationally and internationally recognized researchers, healthcare professionals, policymakers, and community members to explore the latest developments and innovations in biomedical research and how they translate into precision medicine solutions. 
                                          If you are interested in large-scale genomics, advanced diagnostics, bioinformatics, biomarker discovery, and personalized treatment approaches, mark your calendar to attend PM&FG 2021.

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                                          PMFG 2021 is a two-day event with post-conference workshops satellite meetings centered around four themes:

                                          • Day 1 Track 1: Future of Pediatric Genomic Medicine
                                          • Day 1 Track 2: Large Scale Genomes and Data: From Discovery to Health
                                          • Day 2 Track 1: Precision Care in Maternal and Child Health
                                          • Day 2 Track 2: Advances in Innovative Therapies for Precision Medicine

                                          Please visit this page for regular updates and join us in December as thought leaders in the field of Precision Medicine, share their insights, and host discussions. If you have any queries in the meantime, kindly email us: pmfg@sidra.org.

                                          View the highlights and details of our previous Precision Medicine Conferences

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                                        • February 2 - 28

                                            Qatar National Sports Day 2022


                                            We are excited to celebrate Qatar National Sports Day which falls on Tuesday, 8th February 2022. The day is dedicated to promoting sports and a healthy lifestyle for adults and children alike.

                                            Join us in our virtual activities this year and participate in five different sports.

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                                            Activities

                                            Warm-up exercises

                                            Challenge 1: The Step Count Challenge

                                            • Use the Health application on your smartphone to track your daily steps count.

                                            Walking has several known benefits, including improving general health, maintaining a healthy weight, strengthening bone and muscles, increasing energy levels, and reducing stress. However, remember your steps at work count as well.

                                            Challenge 2: Dexterity – Coordination Challenge

                                            • Throw a rubber or tennis ball against a wall and catch it as many times as you can in 30 seconds
                                            • The ball must not hit the ground in the entire duration
                                            • This video (link) will demonstrate how

                                            This challenge helps strengthen your arm muscles, improves coordination and promotes alertness.

                                            Challenge 3: Plank for Good Health Challenge

                                            • Hold the plank position with an upright soft toy or paper cup placed in the centre of your back.
                                            • The aim is to plank for as long as possible before the object falls off.
                                            • This video (link) will demonstrate the correct anatomy for the plank

                                            The plank exercise helps maintain a healthy posture, balance and coordination, builds core strength, and improves overall mental health

                                            Challenge 4: Display Your Juggling Skills Challenge

                                            • Preferably, use a large ball like a football
                                            • Focus and balance are essential in this challenge.
                                            • Keep the ball in the air as much as possible
                                            • Keep your sight on the ball, and maintain a good balance
                                            • It’s down to you to do as long as possible without dropping the ball
                                            • This video (link) will demonstrate the correct way to do it

                                            Juggling helps to improve coordination, body control, balance and focus.

                                            Challenge 5: Mindful Moments Challenge

                                            • Find a comfortable place to sit either on a chair or the floor
                                            • If you are sitting on a chair, keep your legs bent and straight without straining your knees in any way, and make sure your feet can touch the ground.
                                            • If you are sitting on the floor, sit cross-legged. Place your hands in your lap and keep your spine straight and your body relaxed.
                                            • Close your eyes, and focus on your breath
                                            • Sit still for 5 minutes
                                            • This video (link) will demonstrate the correct way to do it

                                            The benefits of mediation include increasing self-awareness, focusing on the present, reducing clutter and increasing mindfulness

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