Events Calendar


    • May 28

        Women in Science: The Journey Toward Precision Medicine


        OverviewChairs & SpeakersScientific & Organizing Committee

        AgendaAbstracts SubmissionPartners

        SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS ARE EXTENDED UNTIL 22ND OF MAY!

        Women have complex biological systems, that are interconnected and tightly regulated. Some of these systems are also “unique” to their gender.

        Recent advances in sequencing and omics technologies have enabled researchers around the world to assess these complex interactions with great depth.

        Building large and diverse cohorts, integrating electronic health records and large datasets will enable precision medicine and transform care for women around the world.

        As a women’s and children’s academic medical center, Sidra Medicine is leading the journey in Qatar in the application of precision medicine.

        Sidra Medicine Research Department is proud to host its inaugural "Women in Science: The Journey toward Precision Medicine" on 28th of May 2022 in the hospital building auditorium. The in-person event will also be streamed online via Microsoft Teams.

        women_in_science cme

        During the event, local and international experts will discuss about the most innovative translational and clinical approaches aimed at tackling diseases affecting women. The CME accredited event will focus on understanding the complex molecular mechanisms governing women’s health.

        The event will also host a panel discussion to recognize the contribution of female scientists, clinicians, and health care professionals in supporting the advancement of precision medicine. The panel members will share tips from their successful scientific journeys and highlight their challenges while motivating women to pursue academic and health care careers. 

        Register Here

        (Max limit for in person registration is 65, first come, first served basis)

        Partners

        QCS

      • June 3 - 4

          Sidra Medicine Pediatric Pain Symposium


          OverviewSpeakersDay 1 AgendaDay 2 Agenda

          It is a two-day event comprising of workshop and symposium. The workshop, Essentials of Pain Management in Children on day one, highlights the importance of appropriate pain assessment and management along with introducing skills and strategies to achieve the same.  The symposium on day 2 brings you topics that emphasize the importance of recognizing pain in children, with multidisciplinary approach to assessing and managing pain in various hospital setting. Topics include “Cultural Consideration in Pediatric pain, Breaking Common Myths, Family Centered Care, Case discussions with expert panel along with the principles of assessing and managing pain in children.

          The speakers comprise members of the Pediatric Pain Team at Sidra along with the multidisciplinary team that partake in managing pain in children at Sidra. These include Physicians and Nursing lead from in Pain Team, Child Life specialist, psychologist, ED physician and many more.
          The symposium is recognized for Category 1 CPD credits by DHP.

          Target Audience

          All Pediatric Physicians, Nurses, Allied health professionals

        • 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
                 

            • May 28

                Women in Science: The Journey Toward Precision Medicine


                OverviewChairs & SpeakersScientific & Organizing Committee

                AgendaAbstracts SubmissionPartners

                SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS ARE EXTENDED UNTIL 22ND OF MAY!

                Women have complex biological systems, that are interconnected and tightly regulated. Some of these systems are also “unique” to their gender.

                Recent advances in sequencing and omics technologies have enabled researchers around the world to assess these complex interactions with great depth.

                Building large and diverse cohorts, integrating electronic health records and large datasets will enable precision medicine and transform care for women around the world.

                As a women’s and children’s academic medical center, Sidra Medicine is leading the journey in Qatar in the application of precision medicine.

                Sidra Medicine Research Department is proud to host its inaugural "Women in Science: The Journey toward Precision Medicine" on 28th of May 2022 in the hospital building auditorium. The in-person event will also be streamed online via Microsoft Teams.

                women_in_science cme

                During the event, local and international experts will discuss about the most innovative translational and clinical approaches aimed at tackling diseases affecting women. The CME accredited event will focus on understanding the complex molecular mechanisms governing women’s health.

                The event will also host a panel discussion to recognize the contribution of female scientists, clinicians, and health care professionals in supporting the advancement of precision medicine. The panel members will share tips from their successful scientific journeys and highlight their challenges while motivating women to pursue academic and health care careers. 

                Register Here

                (Max limit for in person registration is 65, first come, first served basis)

                Partners

                QCS

              • June 3 - 4

                  Sidra Medicine Pediatric Pain Symposium


                  OverviewSpeakersDay 1 AgendaDay 2 Agenda

                  It is a two-day event comprising of workshop and symposium. The workshop, Essentials of Pain Management in Children on day one, highlights the importance of appropriate pain assessment and management along with introducing skills and strategies to achieve the same.  The symposium on day 2 brings you topics that emphasize the importance of recognizing pain in children, with multidisciplinary approach to assessing and managing pain in various hospital setting. Topics include “Cultural Consideration in Pediatric pain, Breaking Common Myths, Family Centered Care, Case discussions with expert panel along with the principles of assessing and managing pain in children.

                  The speakers comprise members of the Pediatric Pain Team at Sidra along with the multidisciplinary team that partake in managing pain in children at Sidra. These include Physicians and Nursing lead from in Pain Team, Child Life specialist, psychologist, ED physician and many more.
                  The symposium is recognized for Category 1 CPD credits by DHP.

                  Target Audience

                  All Pediatric Physicians, Nurses, Allied health professionals

                • 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