Events Calendar


September 2021

    • 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

                      • March 16 - 17

                          Pediatric Point Of Care Ultra Sound (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.

                          Click here to register

                          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

                          Click here to register

                      • 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.

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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

                                        • March 16 - 17

                                            Pediatric Point Of Care Ultra Sound (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.

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                                            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

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