Qatar's Pediatric Radiology Symposium 2019 in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Meeting of Middle East Society of Pediatric Radiology (MESPR)

This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Category 1) as defined by the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners -Accreditation Department and is approved for a maximum of 9.25 hour/s. This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 9.25 hours Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) for learning and change.

Pediatric radiology is a relatively small but rapidly growing field and there are only a small number of radiologists belonging to this group worldwide. Our conference will be valuable for all radiologists wishing to practice pediatric imaging as well as educate other non-radiologist physicians seeking to learn more about the most current methods and practices within various pediatric specialties. We look forward to welcoming our peers from across the healthcare sector so that we can all play a role in advancing pediatric care across the country.

In recent years, the breadth and scope of imaging evaluation continue to rapidly increase particularly in pediatric patients. The main focus of our program is in response to this constantly changing and advancing the field of pediatric imaging that makes it often challenging for trainees and practicing radiologists to stay current and up-to-date.

This two-day symposium will provide a one of a kind unique opportunity to learn the most up to date and comprehensive review of fundamental and advanced imaging modalities for evaluating various disorders in infants and children.

First, this comprehensive pediatric Interventional, neuro, Nuclear Medicine and body radiology educational program provide a practical overview of currently available techniques and clinical applications that can be used for assessing both congenital and acquired disorders. In addition, the program will also review pitfalls in imaging interpretation and the optimal methods for imaging various normal and abnormal anatomic structures as well as clinically important disorders. The fundamental educational format of this program is the didactic lecture style by world-renowned radiology experts and regional speakers with tailored lectures specifically applicable to local and regional pediatric patients in the Middle East.

Our program is also supplemented by a highly effective interactive case-based review session, which includes substantial time for audience interaction and will be a great resource for trainees preparing for their board examination. Last but foremost, one of the most important purposes of the symposium is to meet both the high profile international leaders in the field of pediatric radiology as well as local and regional radiologists interested in pediatric imaging in the Middle East. We hope that your direct interaction with speakers and colleagues from many different countries will stimulate a creative exchange of ideas and build an important network for your patient care and professional development.

Aside from this concentrated offering of educational opportunities, we will be delighted to introduce our guests to Doha and Qatar, including the lovely harbor, and the inviting desert (the weather in October will be perfect for outdoor activities). We will be coordinating special tours including the authentic old market of the “Souq Waqif”, the many art and cultural exhibitions, and ‘sneak peaks’ of the magnificent stadiums being completed for the World Cup of 2022. All in all, it will be a fantastic learning and cultural experience. Please join us.

Delegate Profile
We anticipate an audience of attendees from around the world as world pediatric radiology expertise is at Sidra medicine on the horizon in 2019.
The scientific program will focus on a variety of imaging specialties and will provide a unique opportunity for Radiologists from all over the place to network with their colleagues from the Middle East.

Registration is open to all fully trained Radiologists, Radiologists in training, Pediatric Radiologists, Radiologists with an interest in pediatric imaging and clinicians including Pediatricians, Neonatologists and Pediatric Surgeons with an interest in pediatrics neuro and body imaging. Radiographers and Technologists are also promoted to attend.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify, define, recognize and describe neurological, neurosurgical and head and neck conditions encountered when imaging children
  • Identify, define, recognize and describe body conditions encountered when imaging children and fetuses
  • Review diagnostic and interventional imaging techniques in children.
  • Review molecular imaging techniques in children.

Registration Details
Early Bird (QAR)until 10th October 2019
Attending Physician/Consultants 600
Fellows and Residents 200
Technologists, Radiographers, Nurses and other Allied Health Professionals 150
Medical and Radiographers in Training (Must have their Student ID when at the event) Free

Regular Registration (QAR) from 11th October 2019
Attending Physician/Consultants 600
Fellows and Residents 400
Technologists, Radiographers, Nurses and other Allied Health Professionals 300
Medical and Radiographers in Training (Must have their Student ID when at the event) 150

Symposium Program

Accommodation and Travel
Doha offers a diverse spectrum of accommodation facilities. Doha international airport is reachable from across the globe with flights from hundreds of destinations daily.

The JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha is the symposium venue and special group rates are available.

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Andrea Rossi, MD IRCCS Istituto Giannina Gaslini Children’s Hospital, Genova, Italy

Elysa Widjaja, MD, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

Jehan Al Rayahi, MD, Sidra Medicine

Edward Y. Lee, MD, MPH, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Noor Al Khori, MD, Sidra Medicine

Walid Mubarak, MD, Sidra Medicine

Catherine Owens, MD

Ricardo Restrepo, MD Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami, USA

Karen Bradshaw, MD, Sidra Medicine

Mehdi Djekidel, MD Sidra Medicine

Organizing/Scientific Committee
• Abdusamea Shabani
• Dr. Edward Lee
• Catherine Owens
• Samuel Stafrace
• Noor Al Khori
• Jehan Al Rayahi
• Mehdi Djekidel
• Ashley Robinson
• Mooza Al Kuwari
• Jasna Palliparambil
• Tahra Al-Suwaidi
• Vladimir Bahun
• Diarmuid Quinn


Silver Sponsorship

  • Khalid Scientific Co. WLL in association with Philips

Bronze Sponsorship

  • Al Zahrawi Medical Supplies LLC