Surgical Annual Research Day (SARD) 2024

Date: February 22, 2024


The acronym SARD in Arabic means “narrating” and is meant to represent the exchange of information.
Now in its second year, Sidra Medicine’s Surgical Annual Research Day (SARD) 2024 is a multidisciplinary effort to share knowledge in the processes and highlight the resources available to enable research in surgery at Sidra Medicine.

Conference Objective

  • Describe the current status of research in pediatric surgical subspecialties locally and internationally.
  • Outline available resources for clinical research and quality improvement projects.
  • Explain the processes required to conduct research or a quality improvement project.
  • Appraise and evaluate the selected presented research and quality projects that have been conducted.
  • Create an annual gathering to allow the exchange of valuable information from research and quality projects in surgery.


  • Research overview by PMO and IRB offices
  • Systematic reviews in surgery
  • Sidra Medicine surgical research projects presentations
  • QI 101: How to conduct a quality improvement project
  • Presentations of selected Quality Improvement projects/audits
  • Innovation in surgery: covering different internal research projects and from other institutions in Qatar

Target Audience

Surgical trainees
Surgical clinical nurses
Medical students
Allied health care workers

Reward Credits CPD

“This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity Category 1 as defined by the Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Healthcare Professions-Accreditation Section (DHP-AS) and is approved for a maximum of 4 hours.”

Organizing Committee

Dr. Noora Alshahwani, clinical lead of research in surgery, attending in General and Thoracic Surgery  
Dr. Mansour Ali, Chair of Surgery
Nour Ghreiz, Senior Administrative Assistant


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