Sidra Medicine to host Pediatric Radiology Symposium


Qatar Foundation institution to partner with Boston Children’s Hospital to highlight latest advancements in pediatric imaging

Doha, Qatar, 17 October 2018: Sidra Medicine will be hosting its first Pediatric Radiology Symposium to discuss the latest advancements in the field of pediatric imaging. The symposium is part of the healthcare organization’s ongoing commitment to advancing medical care and education in Qatar.

The Pediatric Radiology Symposium will take place on 26 and 27 October 2018 at Sidra Medicine’s new auditorium in the main hospital building. The symposium is the first of its kind hosted by Sidra Medicine, in partnership with Prof. Edward Y. Lee, the Division Chief of Thoracic Imaging from Boston Children’s Hospital. Prof. Lee is also the Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Business School.

The symposium will provide an update across the spectrum of pediatric neuro-radiology and body imaging. Topics include subspecialties such pediatric neuroimaging, oncology imaging, chest imaging, renal imaging and gastrointestinal imaging. It will also feature topics from relatively new fields within pediatric radiology such as fetal imaging and pediatric interventional radiology.

Dr. Abdusamea Shabani, Division Chief of Body Imaging at Sidra Medicine and joint Chair of the symposium said, “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.”

Presenters at this Symposium include several world-renowned speakers who are luminaries in their subspecialties including Dr. Amy Juliano from Harvard Medical School; Dr. Blaise V. Jones from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Dr. Pedro Daltro from Alta Excelencia Diagnostica & CDPI-DASA Corp., Brazil. They will collaborate with local speakers from Sidra Hospital to provide a basic review of various topics pertaining to diseases in children, as well as an update of the most current advances in diagnosis and treatment in pediatric imaging.

The two day symposium covers two learning objectives: day one will focus on understanding pediatric imaging techniques and conditions for the brain, head and neck. Day two will focus on fetal imaging.

The activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Category 1) as defined by the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners – Accreditation Department as is approved for a maximum of (15.5) hours.

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