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Women in Science: The Journey Toward Precision Medicine

Target Audience

  • Researchers
  • Physicians
  • Clinician-Researchers and Scientists
  • Students
  • Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistants
  • Lab professionals
  • Pharmacists
  • Allied Health
  • Psychologists

At the end of the Conference, the participants will be able to:

  1. Define the National efforts aiming to promote women's precision medicine
  2. Describe the recent advances of precision medicine applications in women's health
  3. Identify the different ways to improve women's mental health
  4. List the major cancers affecting women, their diagnostics and treatment


Opening Remarks
8:00 8:05 Dr. Al Khodor
Dr. Maccalli 

Sidra Medicine, Qatar
Welcome notes
8:05 8:10 Prof. Johnny Awwad
Chair of Women’s Services
Sidra Medicine, Qatar
Precision Medicine in Women’ Health at Sidra Medicine, Qatar
8:10 8:20 Prof. Duygu Ozel Demiralp
Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey
Precision Medicine at Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey

Session 1: Precision Medicine in Women’s Health

Chairs:  Dr. Hala Abdullahi and Dr. Suruchi Mohan

8:20 8:45 Speaker - Main talk Dr. Najat Khenyab
Women's Wellness and Research Center, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
National efforts for improving maternal health
8:45 9:10 Speaker - Main talk Dr. Nahla Afifi
Qatar Biobank, Qatar

Role of QBB in the implementation of Precision Medicine research in Qatar

9:10 9:35 Speaker - Main talk Dr. Matteo Avella
Sidra Medicine, Qatar
The molecular mechanisms of human fertilization and tools for personalized treatments in IVF
9:35 10:00 Speaker - Main talk Dr. Annalisa Terranegra
Sidra Medicine, Qatar
Precision nutrition approach to female reproductive health: the case of PN-ART and Omouma studies
10:00 10:25 Speaker - Main talk Dr. Aisha Yousef
Sidra Medicine, Qatar
Robotics surgery in the era of Precision Medicine
10:25 10:50 Break and Poster viewing

Session 2: Women's mental Health

Chairs: Dr. Sawssan Ahmed and Dr. Meritxell Espino Guarch

10:50 11:15 Speaker - Main talk Dr. Zainab Imam
Sidra Medicine, Qatar
Women and the Workplace: Tips and Tools for Inspiring Psychological Well-Being
11:15 12:00 Workshop Dr. Sawssan Ahmed
Ms. Danah Ghadban
Sidra Medicine, Qatar
Women wellness in the workplace
12:00 13:00 Lunch Break and networking

Young female investigators’ session

Chairs: Dr. Moza al Kuwari and Dr. Kholoud Al Shafei

13:00 13:30   Oral Abstract Presentations

Session 3: Precision Medicine Cancer

Chairs: Dr. Hadi Abu Rasheed and Dr. Sahar Da’as

13:30 13:55 Speaker - Main talk Dr. Salha Bujassoum
National Center for Cancer Care & Research, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
The role of Precision Medicine to advance diagnosis and therapy of breast cancer
13:55 14:20 Speaker - Main talk Dr. Hind Hamad Elmalik
National Center for Cancer Care & Research, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
Ovarian cancer management during era of Precision Medicine
14:20 15:05 Keynote Speaker Professor Lisa Butterfield
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy & University of California, USA

The Impact of cancer immunotherapy

15:05 15:30 Speaker - Main talk Dr. Osman Ortashi
Sidra Medicine, Qatar
Cervical cancer and the importance of early screening and prevention
15:30 15:45 Speaker - Main talk Dr. Hadi Abu Rasheed
Qatar Cancer Society, Qatar
The cancer civil society organizations' Role in personalised healthcare and equity in women’s cancer
15:45 16:15 Break and Poster viewing

Panel Discussion: “ Women in Science: successful career stories and challenges”

Chair: Dr. Amel Hassan

16:15 17:00   Prof. Lisa Butterfield
Dr. Aisha Yousef
Dr. Nahla Afifi
Dr. Sawssan Ahmed
Ms. Wafa Alsaadi 
17:00 17:10 Closing remarks Dr. Al Khodor/Dr. Maccalli

"This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity Category X as defined by the Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Healthcare Professions-Accreditation Section (DHP-AS) and is approved for a maximum of 6.50 hours."

In support of improving patient care, Sidra Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Scientific Planning Committee has reviewed all disclosed relevant 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.