Events Calendar


June 2022

    • September 1

        Pediatric Emergency Resuscitation Program 2022


        As the course Chairperson, it gives me great pleasure to announce the dates for the 6th & 7th Pediatric Emergency Resuscitation Program (PERP), organized by the Emergency Department at Sidra Medicine. This One-day simulation-based teaching program is a MOPH approved CPD activity with Category 1 & 3 points. 

        We understand that there is a growing need for comprehensive, patient-centered 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, Respiratory therapist, paramedics and Nurse practitioners.

        Registration fees categories for candidates

        • Consultants and Associate specialist:  500 QAR (full fees with lunch coupon)
        • Interns, Residents, Fellows and Nurse practitioners: 350 QAR (Subsidized course fees, No lunch coupon)
        • Nurses and all other Allied Health workers: 350 QAR. (Subsidized course fees, No lunch coupon)

        MOPH approved CPD hours as follows

        • Category 1: 2.50 hours
        • Category 3: 3.50 hours.

        Total Category: 6 hours.

        Numbers of seats available

        • Total candidates for each course: 20 (First come first serve basis)
        • Only Four seats available for Internal Staff on each dates (first come first serve basis.)
        • Sidra Employees express your interest on email: PERP@sidra.org

        Faculty

        • Course Director: Dr Khalid Al Ansari
        • Course Chairman & facilitator: Dr Syed Haris Huda

        Facilitator

        • Dr Barbara Blackie
        • Prof. Colin Powell
        • Dr Roona Aniapravan 
        • Dr Abdullah Khan
        • Dr Jawad Abbasi

        Nursing Leads

        • Catherine Lynch
        • Drew Jones

        Respiratory Therapist

        • Laura Reid

        Simulation specialist staff

        • Nadim Osseily
        • Bassem Tarhini
        • Mark Edwin Marayag

        Register Here

      • September 7 - 10

          Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium (PICS), Chicago


          Sidra Medicine will be participating at the Annual Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium (PICS) from the 7th to the 10th of September, 2022. PICS is one of the largest cardiac symposia dedicated to the latest breakthroughs in the treatment of patients with congenital and structural heart diseases. 
          PICS will focus on the latest interventional catheter strategies for congenital and structural heart disease in children and adults. It will put the spotlight on technologies in devices such as implantable valves, stents, balloons, and other approaches.

          The program will include daily live case demonstrations from cath labs at Sidra Medicine (Qatar), Sick Kids (Canada), Lurie Children’s Hospital (Chicago), Rush University Medical Center (Chicago), Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Ohio) and Mayo Clinic (Minnesota).  In addition, there will be daily taped cases performed by master operators from Tokyo, Memphis, Omaha, Utrecht, Munich and Cairo - featuring detailed discussions of the cases with technical “how to” tips.

          PICS will also feature special didactic sessions discussing the closure of septal defects of all types, percutaneous valve implantation & repair; stents; hybrid techniques; and much more. The educational program will include debates between surgeons and cardiologists, oral and abstract poster presentations, and “My Nightmare Case in the Cath Lab.” 

          For more information on the program and to register to attend the symposium in person, please visit https://www.picsymposium.com/

          Target Audience 

          • Interventional congenital & Structural Cardiologists
          • Interventional Radiologists
          • Congenital Cardiac Surgeons  
          • Advanced Medical Providers 
          • Nurses 
          • Technicians, Technologists, Sonographers 
          • Students        
          • Industry 
        • September 23 - 26

            Precision Medicine and Functional Genomics 2022


            On behalf of Sidra Medicine, we invite you to the 8th Annual PMFG Symposium, which will be held in Doha, Qatar, on September 23-26, 2022. Over the years, the PMFG series has grown significantly in topics and diversity, with a wide range of speakers and a growing audience worldwide.

            For more information, visit the main conference website

            As part of its National Vision 2030, Qatar is committed to building a knowledge-based economy in the biomedical and health sciences. Sidra Medicine supports this goal by actively engaging clinical and scientific expertise to establish a leading model for Precision Medicine in the region. In line with this vision, PMFG 2022 will bring together 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.

            Join us to discover how Personalised Medicine can move from vision to practice and to draft with us the roadmap for a personalized health data ecosystem.
            Dr. Khalid Fakhro, Chief Research Officer
             

          • September 29 - 1

              Pediatric Neuroscience Conference 2022


              We are delighted to welcome you to Sidra Medicine’s Pediatric Neuroscience Conference. Through a hybrid format, local and international neuroscience experts from Europe, North America, and the MENA region will share insights and best practice methodologies to understand the epidemiology and mechanisms of neurological diseases, focusing on treatable neurological and neurosurgical disorders.

            • October 13

                Gastroenterology Study Day


                Overview

                Join Sidra Medicine’s sixth iteration of Gastroenterology Study Day, where we discuss gastrointestinal problems that are commonly seen in primary care and secondary care facilities in Qatar.

                The aim of the Study Day is to raise awareness and ensure better patient care and outcomes when it comes to the care and treatment of patients with gastroenterology issues. We will also discuss current evidence-based management steps and best practices methodologies related to commonly seen gastrointestinal challenges.

                Target Audience

                Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists and Allied Health Practitioners

                Brief points about some Topics 

                The symposium will also highlight the referral process from the primary and secondary care sector to Sidra Medicine by giving guidance on the referral criteria

                Target Audience

                • 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. Zeyad Abdulkader (Gastroenterologist)
                • Dr. Rasha Abbas (Fellow, Gastroenterology)
                • Dr.  Christin Helen Vlahos (Psychologist, PhD.)

              • October 14 - 15

                  Women’s Health Conference 2022


                  We are proud to host the Women’s Health conference 2022 which will focus on Women’s wellness within a holistic context of prevention and health promotion. The conference is line with our interprofessional learning agenda, providing evidence-based healthcare education.

                  Overview

                  This conference will focus on the theme of women’s wellness by exploring evidence-based approaches in promoting holistic health in women.  The conference will also appraise new preventive and therapeutic interventions aimed at women’s health promotion including emerging areas of controversies. 
                  A faculty of seasoned experts and healthcare leaders will provide insightful, and evidence supported presentations on the different sub-themes during the conference. As in previous years, the 2022 conference promises to be an engaging educational event.

                  This is a virtual that will be hosted on MS Teams. Registration is required for attendance. 

                  For additional details on the registration process for the conference, please contact Noricel Hernandez at nhernandez@sidra.org

                  Target Audience 

                  Women’s Health conference 2022 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
                  • Pharmacists
                  • Allied Health Professionals

                  Learning Objectives and overview of topics

                  Learning Objectives

                  At the end of the Women’s Health Conference 2022, delegates should be able to:

                  • Identify and discuss the current updates in promoting women’s health and wellness.
                  • Discuss the current evidence-based approach in optimizing women’s health during pregnancy and the postpartum period as well as managing women’s health across different age groups.
                  • Identify some of the relevant preventive and therapeutic care aspects for women across different age groups.

                  The conference will cover the following themes and topics:

                  • Life course approach to women’s health
                  • Redefining women’s wellness
                  • Menopause in the 21st century
                  • Post-COVID health in women
                  • Health and wellness in teenage girls 
                  • Optimizing Maternal health during pregnancy 
                  • Social media and women’s health 
                  • Imaging in women’s health
                  The conference will feature notable experts in women’s health across the healthcare sector in Qatar

                  The Registration Categories

                  • Delegates 
                  • Faculty 

                  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

                  Dr Suruchi Mohan
                  Dr Ono Agbetusin
                  Dr Caitlin Huckell
                  Mrs Balbir Bola
                  Ms Nagla Hassouna
                  Ebaa Jumat
                  Dr Gbemisola Okunoye
                  Prof Johnny Awwad

                  CME Accreditation

                  Application is in progress for CME accreditation for the Teleconference as an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Category 1)

                • October 31

                    Sidra Medicine 2nd Health Literacy Conference


                    Sidra Medicine 2nd Health Literacy Conference “Health Literacy- Engaging Patients and Families for Better Health Outcomes” 

                    In the highlight of the Health Literacy Month (October), the Patient Education and Health Promotion (PEHP) division at Sidra Medicine is planning the 2nd Health Literacy Conference which will be held on Monday, 31 October 2022.

                    The conference will take place at Sidra Medicine’s Auditorium and will have CPD points. In addition, there will be two accredited workshops associated with the conference on 24th and 26th, October 2022. The theme for this year is “Health Literacy- Engaging Patients and Families for Better Health Outcomes”. The aim is to highlight and reinforce on the important of patients and family engagement and how it impacts their health outcomes.

                    The Registration Categories 

                    Conference

                    15% discount for early birds from Sep 1st until Sep 15th 

                    • Non-Sidra clinical staff: 350 QAR
                    • Sidra clinical staff: 150 QAR
                    • Students from different Health sectors (Medical, Nursing, allied health, Pharmacy): 100 QAR

                    Workshops

                    Putting Health Literacy Into Practice (1 Hour) 

                    10% discount for early birds from Sep 1st until Sep 15th 

                    • Physicians : 150 QAR 
                    • Nurses, Midwives, allied health professionals, Pharmacists : 120 QAR 
                    • Students from different Health sectors (Medical, Nursing, allied health, Pharmacy): 100 QAR 

                    Engaging Patient And Families To Improve Quality of Care

                    10% discount for early birds from Sep 1st until Sep 15th 

                    • Physicians : 120 QAR 
                    • Nurses, Midwives, allied health professionals, Pharmacists : 100 QAR 
                    • Students from different Health sectors (Medical, Nursing, allied health, Pharmacy):
                    • 80 QAR 
                       
                • September 1

                    Pediatric Emergency Resuscitation Program 2022


                    As the course Chairperson, it gives me great pleasure to announce the dates for the 6th & 7th Pediatric Emergency Resuscitation Program (PERP), organized by the Emergency Department at Sidra Medicine. This One-day simulation-based teaching program is a MOPH approved CPD activity with Category 1 & 3 points. 

                    We understand that there is a growing need for comprehensive, patient-centered 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, Respiratory therapist, paramedics and Nurse practitioners.

                    Registration fees categories for candidates

                    • Consultants and Associate specialist:  500 QAR (full fees with lunch coupon)
                    • Interns, Residents, Fellows and Nurse practitioners: 350 QAR (Subsidized course fees, No lunch coupon)
                    • Nurses and all other Allied Health workers: 350 QAR. (Subsidized course fees, No lunch coupon)

                    MOPH approved CPD hours as follows

                    • Category 1: 2.50 hours
                    • Category 3: 3.50 hours.

                    Total Category: 6 hours.

                    Numbers of seats available

                    • Total candidates for each course: 20 (First come first serve basis)
                    • Only Four seats available for Internal Staff on each dates (first come first serve basis.)
                    • Sidra Employees express your interest on email: PERP@sidra.org

                    Faculty

                    • Course Director: Dr Khalid Al Ansari
                    • Course Chairman & facilitator: Dr Syed Haris Huda

                    Facilitator

                    • Dr Barbara Blackie
                    • Prof. Colin Powell
                    • Dr Roona Aniapravan 
                    • Dr Abdullah Khan
                    • Dr Jawad Abbasi

                    Nursing Leads

                    • Catherine Lynch
                    • Drew Jones

                    Respiratory Therapist

                    • Laura Reid

                    Simulation specialist staff

                    • Nadim Osseily
                    • Bassem Tarhini
                    • Mark Edwin Marayag

                    Register Here

                  • September 7 - 10

                      Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium (PICS), Chicago


                      Sidra Medicine will be participating at the Annual Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium (PICS) from the 7th to the 10th of September, 2022. PICS is one of the largest cardiac symposia dedicated to the latest breakthroughs in the treatment of patients with congenital and structural heart diseases. 
                      PICS will focus on the latest interventional catheter strategies for congenital and structural heart disease in children and adults. It will put the spotlight on technologies in devices such as implantable valves, stents, balloons, and other approaches.

                      The program will include daily live case demonstrations from cath labs at Sidra Medicine (Qatar), Sick Kids (Canada), Lurie Children’s Hospital (Chicago), Rush University Medical Center (Chicago), Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Ohio) and Mayo Clinic (Minnesota).  In addition, there will be daily taped cases performed by master operators from Tokyo, Memphis, Omaha, Utrecht, Munich and Cairo - featuring detailed discussions of the cases with technical “how to” tips.

                      PICS will also feature special didactic sessions discussing the closure of septal defects of all types, percutaneous valve implantation & repair; stents; hybrid techniques; and much more. The educational program will include debates between surgeons and cardiologists, oral and abstract poster presentations, and “My Nightmare Case in the Cath Lab.” 

                      For more information on the program and to register to attend the symposium in person, please visit https://www.picsymposium.com/

                      Target Audience 

                      • Interventional congenital & Structural Cardiologists
                      • Interventional Radiologists
                      • Congenital Cardiac Surgeons  
                      • Advanced Medical Providers 
                      • Nurses 
                      • Technicians, Technologists, Sonographers 
                      • Students        
                      • Industry 
                    • September 23 - 26

                        Precision Medicine and Functional Genomics 2022


                        On behalf of Sidra Medicine, we invite you to the 8th Annual PMFG Symposium, which will be held in Doha, Qatar, on September 23-26, 2022. Over the years, the PMFG series has grown significantly in topics and diversity, with a wide range of speakers and a growing audience worldwide.

                        For more information, visit the main conference website

                        As part of its National Vision 2030, Qatar is committed to building a knowledge-based economy in the biomedical and health sciences. Sidra Medicine supports this goal by actively engaging clinical and scientific expertise to establish a leading model for Precision Medicine in the region. In line with this vision, PMFG 2022 will bring together 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.

                        Join us to discover how Personalised Medicine can move from vision to practice and to draft with us the roadmap for a personalized health data ecosystem.
                        Dr. Khalid Fakhro, Chief Research Officer
                         

                      • September 29 - 1

                          Pediatric Neuroscience Conference 2022


                          We are delighted to welcome you to Sidra Medicine’s Pediatric Neuroscience Conference. Through a hybrid format, local and international neuroscience experts from Europe, North America, and the MENA region will share insights and best practice methodologies to understand the epidemiology and mechanisms of neurological diseases, focusing on treatable neurological and neurosurgical disorders.

                        • October 13

                            Gastroenterology Study Day


                            Overview

                            Join Sidra Medicine’s sixth iteration of Gastroenterology Study Day, where we discuss gastrointestinal problems that are commonly seen in primary care and secondary care facilities in Qatar.

                            The aim of the Study Day is to raise awareness and ensure better patient care and outcomes when it comes to the care and treatment of patients with gastroenterology issues. We will also discuss current evidence-based management steps and best practices methodologies related to commonly seen gastrointestinal challenges.

                            Target Audience

                            Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists and Allied Health Practitioners

                            Brief points about some Topics 

                            The symposium will also highlight the referral process from the primary and secondary care sector to Sidra Medicine by giving guidance on the referral criteria

                            Target Audience

                            • 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. Zeyad Abdulkader (Gastroenterologist)
                            • Dr. Rasha Abbas (Fellow, Gastroenterology)
                            • Dr.  Christin Helen Vlahos (Psychologist, PhD.)

                          • October 14 - 15

                              Women’s Health Conference 2022


                              We are proud to host the Women’s Health conference 2022 which will focus on Women’s wellness within a holistic context of prevention and health promotion. The conference is line with our interprofessional learning agenda, providing evidence-based healthcare education.

                              Overview

                              This conference will focus on the theme of women’s wellness by exploring evidence-based approaches in promoting holistic health in women.  The conference will also appraise new preventive and therapeutic interventions aimed at women’s health promotion including emerging areas of controversies. 
                              A faculty of seasoned experts and healthcare leaders will provide insightful, and evidence supported presentations on the different sub-themes during the conference. As in previous years, the 2022 conference promises to be an engaging educational event.

                              This is a virtual that will be hosted on MS Teams. Registration is required for attendance. 

                              For additional details on the registration process for the conference, please contact Noricel Hernandez at nhernandez@sidra.org

                              Target Audience 

                              Women’s Health conference 2022 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
                              • Pharmacists
                              • Allied Health Professionals

                              Learning Objectives and overview of topics

                              Learning Objectives

                              At the end of the Women’s Health Conference 2022, delegates should be able to:

                              • Identify and discuss the current updates in promoting women’s health and wellness.
                              • Discuss the current evidence-based approach in optimizing women’s health during pregnancy and the postpartum period as well as managing women’s health across different age groups.
                              • Identify some of the relevant preventive and therapeutic care aspects for women across different age groups.

                              The conference will cover the following themes and topics:

                              • Life course approach to women’s health
                              • Redefining women’s wellness
                              • Menopause in the 21st century
                              • Post-COVID health in women
                              • Health and wellness in teenage girls 
                              • Optimizing Maternal health during pregnancy 
                              • Social media and women’s health 
                              • Imaging in women’s health
                              The conference will feature notable experts in women’s health across the healthcare sector in Qatar

                              The Registration Categories

                              • Delegates 
                              • Faculty 

                              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

                              Dr Suruchi Mohan
                              Dr Ono Agbetusin
                              Dr Caitlin Huckell
                              Mrs Balbir Bola
                              Ms Nagla Hassouna
                              Ebaa Jumat
                              Dr Gbemisola Okunoye
                              Prof Johnny Awwad

                              CME Accreditation

                              Application is in progress for CME accreditation for the Teleconference as an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Category 1)

                            • October 31

                                Sidra Medicine 2nd Health Literacy Conference


                                Sidra Medicine 2nd Health Literacy Conference “Health Literacy- Engaging Patients and Families for Better Health Outcomes” 

                                In the highlight of the Health Literacy Month (October), the Patient Education and Health Promotion (PEHP) division at Sidra Medicine is planning the 2nd Health Literacy Conference which will be held on Monday, 31 October 2022.

                                The conference will take place at Sidra Medicine’s Auditorium and will have CPD points. In addition, there will be two accredited workshops associated with the conference on 24th and 26th, October 2022. The theme for this year is “Health Literacy- Engaging Patients and Families for Better Health Outcomes”. The aim is to highlight and reinforce on the important of patients and family engagement and how it impacts their health outcomes.

                                The Registration Categories 

                                Conference

                                15% discount for early birds from Sep 1st until Sep 15th 

                                • Non-Sidra clinical staff: 350 QAR
                                • Sidra clinical staff: 150 QAR
                                • Students from different Health sectors (Medical, Nursing, allied health, Pharmacy): 100 QAR

                                Workshops

                                Putting Health Literacy Into Practice (1 Hour) 

                                10% discount for early birds from Sep 1st until Sep 15th 

                                • Physicians : 150 QAR 
                                • Nurses, Midwives, allied health professionals, Pharmacists : 120 QAR 
                                • Students from different Health sectors (Medical, Nursing, allied health, Pharmacy): 100 QAR 

                                Engaging Patient And Families To Improve Quality of Care

                                10% discount for early birds from Sep 1st until Sep 15th 

                                • Physicians : 120 QAR 
                                • Nurses, Midwives, allied health professionals, Pharmacists : 100 QAR 
                                • Students from different Health sectors (Medical, Nursing, allied health, Pharmacy):
                                • 80 QAR