Events Calendar


October 2023

    • Oct - 10

        Health Literacy Education Workshop


        Overview

        Becoming a health literate organization depends on many aspects. One of these aspects is educating staff to improve their health literacy skills and consequently improving patients’ health outcomes.  The health Literacy Education workshop is aimed at clinical staff from hospitals and clinics to enhance their knowledge as well as provide them with the necessary tools to overcome barriers.

        The workshop content is evidence based and some of the topics are adapted from the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ). This activity is category 1 & 3 and attendees will receive CPD points.

        Topics/Sessions

        • Health Literacy
        • Learning Barriers
        • Patient and Family Education
        • Patient Engagement
        • Medication Adherence
        • Teachback Method
        • Documentation

        Workshop Objectives

        • To enhance clinical staff knowledge about health literacy
        • To educate clinical staff about the importance of applying health literacy skills in day to day work
        • To provide clinical staff with the necessary tools to overcome health literacy barriers

        Target Audience

        Clinical staff:  Physicians -Nurses- pharmacists – Allied health professionals – Medical interpreters

        Reward Credits CPD

        Participants will be awarded 6 CPD points

        Scientific Committee

        • Helen Sutherland - Clinical Nurse Education manager
        • Dr.Wessam Gadelhaq - Medical Education Director
        • Amal Alfarsi – Health & Wellness Education Manager
        • Kedra Elmi – Nurse Educator
        • Evony Constantino - Clinical Nurse Leader

        Main presenters

        • Aljori Al-Ajji: Health & Wellness Educator 
        • Fatima Al-Maslamani: Health & Wellness Educator
        • Maha Al-Naama: Health & Wellness Educator 

        Guest Presenters

        • Abeeda Ladha: Quality Manager
        • Syed Maaz Ahmed Nahri: Clinical Pharmacist
        • Mohammed Amer: Clinical Nurse Educator

        Organizers’ contact details

        Email: HealthandWellnessEducation@sidra.org
        Tel: 40035453

        Register Now

        For Sidra Medicine staff

      • Oct - Oct 14 - 14

          Health Literacy Conference: Connecting the Dots


          Overview

          October is marked globally as International Health Literacy month.  This year, Sidra Medicine is hosting its third edition of its Health Literacy Conference, titled “Health Literacy-connecting the dots: Factors associated with Health literacy”. Many factors can interfere and negatively impact patients and families health literacy and their adherence to medical treatment or instructions.

          Why you should attend

          Addressing and applying health literacy principles within your organization will allow you to:

          • Empower and enable people to find, understand, and use health information and services.
          • Empower healthcare staff with effective communication skills in a healthcare setting
          • Provide health information in a clear language and appealing format
          • Empower healthcare staff with the tools to overcome health literacy barriers

          Conference Objectives

          • Acknowledge common factors associated with patients’ health literacy
          • Discuss the effect of those factors on patient’s health-seeking behavior
          • Identify some strategies to improve patients’ outcomes
          • Discuss/showcase some examples

          Reward Credits CME

          • Up to 10 CPD points

          Target Audience

          • Physicians
          • Nursing 
          • Allied Health professionals
          • Health and wellness educators 
          • Pharmacists
          • Public health experts
          • Students from different Health sectors (Medical, Nursing, allied health, Pharmacy, and public health)

          Scientific Committee

          • Amal Al-Farsi - Manager- Health and Wellness Education
          • Fatima Al-Maslamani- Health and Wellness educator 
          • Duane Wong Director - Allied Health Dept
          • Maher M. Salem - Head - Inpatient Narcotic Pharmacy 
          • Dr. Suruchi Mohan - Attending Physician - Obstetrics, Obstetrics Sec 
          • Abeeda Ladha- Manager – Quality Department
          • Hamda Zain Al Abdeen - Lead- Event
          • Brenda Jane Flynn- Director- Nursing & Midwifery (Women)
          • Dr. Ahmed Al Hammadi- Executive Chair – Medicine (General Pediatrics)
          • Bilal Guddam- Orthoptist-Ophthalmology Unit
          • Maha Al-Ghanim- Clinical Nurse Leader-Lactation Services
          • Nektarios Foteinakis - Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner
          • Emma Reid- Director - Nursing (Pediatric Medicine and Emergency Services)

          Partners

          CHS

           

        • Oct - 18

            Gastroenterology Study Day


            Overview

            Gastroenterology Study Day focuses on gastrointestinal problems that are commonly seen in the primary and secondary care sectors in Qatar.

            Now in its 7th year, the event aims to raise the awareness and provide a platform to discuss best practices in the care and treatment of patients suspected of experiencing gastrointestinal issues.

            The event will bring together pediatricians and child health professionals from the public and private healthcare sector and will feature inspiring speakers and global experts. The purpose of this annual, flagship symposium is to raise awareness and provide a discussion about best practice in approaching patients suspected of gastrointestinal problems.

            Conference Objectives

            • Discuss gastrointestinal problems that are commonly seen in the primary care and secondary care facility in Qatar 
            • To provide a discussion about best practice in approaching patients 
            • Facilitate and guide patients on the referral process from the primary and secondary care to Sidra Medicine 
            • Raise the awareness of available evidence-based management approach of commonly seen gastrointestinal problems among healthcare providers in Qatar; which will ensure a better patient care and outcomes.

            Target Audience  

            • Doctors and Pediatricians 
            • Child Health Professionals 
            • Nurses
            • Nurse Practioners
            • Pharmacists 
            • Allied Health Practitioners

            Scientific Committee

          • Oct - Oct 27 - 28

              Women’s Health Conference (WHC2023)


              Sidra Medicine’s Women’s Health Conference 2023, will focus on contemporary issues across the span of women’s healthcare, from prevention to diagnostics and therapeutics. This year’s theme is ‘Contemporary issues in women’s health’.

            • Nov - Nov 11 - 14

                Precision Medicine and Functional Genomics 2023


                On behalf of Sidra Medicine, we invite you to our 8th annual flagship research conference, Precision Medicine & Functional Genomics (PMFG), scheduled for November 11-14, 2023 in Doha, Qatar.

              • Nov - Nov 16 - 18

                  Pediatric Neuroscience Conference 2023


                  Overview

                  The Pediatric Neuroscience Conference will bring together regional and international neuroscience experts to share insights and best practice methodologies related to the epidemiology and mechanisms of neurological diseases and neurometabolic disorders.
                  The conference is a joint event between Sidra Medicine and Maarefah, and will focus on early diagnosis and novel therapies.

                  Sessions

                  The program includes a variety of sessions that will cover recent advances in diagnostic and therapeutic interventions that have helped improve the health outcomes of children living with chronic neurological, neurometabolic and neurosurgical diseases including:

                  • Neuromuscular disorders including updates on gene therapy
                  • Neurodevelopmental Co-Morbidities in Children with Epilepsy
                  • Infantile and Childhood Epilepsy Syndromes
                  • Neuroimaging in Pediatric Epilepsy
                  • Epilepsy Management: Genetic, Dietary, Medication
                  • Epilepsy Surgery
                  • EEG Workshop

                  Conference Objectives

                  • Review the systemic complications of neuromuscular disorders.
                  • Review updates in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders.
                  • Review the clinical presentation of seizures in children, including recognition of seizure mimickers.
                  • Discuss updates in the classification of childhood epilepsy syndromes.
                  • Describe recent advances in the medical, dietary, surgical and neuromodulatory management of pediatric epilepsy.
                  • Review non-invasive and invasive electroencephalographic (EEG) findings in children of all ages

                  Target Audience

                  • Paediatric Neurologists
                  • Neurosurgeons
                  • Genetic & Metabolic Consultants
                  • Nurses
                  • Neuropsychologists and Neuropsychiatrists
                  • Neurodisability Specialists
                  • Physical and Occupational Therapists
                  • Speech and Languages Pathologists
                  • Dieticians
                  • Allied healthcare professionals

                  Reward Credits CPD

                  • 10.5

                  Scientific Committee

                  • Dr. Husam Kayyali, Pediatric Neurologist and Epileptologist, Division Chief, Pediatric Neurology, Sidra Medicine, Qatar  
                  • Dr. Ruba Benini, Pediatric Neurologist and Epileptologist, Medical Director of the Neurodiagnostic Lab, Sidra Medicine, Qatar
                  • Dr. Ian Pople, Division Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Sidra Medicine, Qatar
              • Oct - 10

                  Health Literacy Education Workshop


                  Overview

                  Becoming a health literate organization depends on many aspects. One of these aspects is educating staff to improve their health literacy skills and consequently improving patients’ health outcomes.  The health Literacy Education workshop is aimed at clinical staff from hospitals and clinics to enhance their knowledge as well as provide them with the necessary tools to overcome barriers.

                  The workshop content is evidence based and some of the topics are adapted from the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ). This activity is category 1 & 3 and attendees will receive CPD points.

                  Topics/Sessions

                  • Health Literacy
                  • Learning Barriers
                  • Patient and Family Education
                  • Patient Engagement
                  • Medication Adherence
                  • Teachback Method
                  • Documentation

                  Workshop Objectives

                  • To enhance clinical staff knowledge about health literacy
                  • To educate clinical staff about the importance of applying health literacy skills in day to day work
                  • To provide clinical staff with the necessary tools to overcome health literacy barriers

                  Target Audience

                  Clinical staff:  Physicians -Nurses- pharmacists – Allied health professionals – Medical interpreters

                  Reward Credits CPD

                  Participants will be awarded 6 CPD points

                  Scientific Committee

                  • Helen Sutherland - Clinical Nurse Education manager
                  • Dr.Wessam Gadelhaq - Medical Education Director
                  • Amal Alfarsi – Health & Wellness Education Manager
                  • Kedra Elmi – Nurse Educator
                  • Evony Constantino - Clinical Nurse Leader

                  Main presenters

                  • Aljori Al-Ajji: Health & Wellness Educator 
                  • Fatima Al-Maslamani: Health & Wellness Educator
                  • Maha Al-Naama: Health & Wellness Educator 

                  Guest Presenters

                  • Abeeda Ladha: Quality Manager
                  • Syed Maaz Ahmed Nahri: Clinical Pharmacist
                  • Mohammed Amer: Clinical Nurse Educator

                  Organizers’ contact details

                  Email: HealthandWellnessEducation@sidra.org
                  Tel: 40035453

                  Register Now

                  For Sidra Medicine staff

                • Oct - Oct 14 - 14

                    Health Literacy Conference: Connecting the Dots


                    Overview

                    October is marked globally as International Health Literacy month.  This year, Sidra Medicine is hosting its third edition of its Health Literacy Conference, titled “Health Literacy-connecting the dots: Factors associated with Health literacy”. Many factors can interfere and negatively impact patients and families health literacy and their adherence to medical treatment or instructions.

                    Why you should attend

                    Addressing and applying health literacy principles within your organization will allow you to:

                    • Empower and enable people to find, understand, and use health information and services.
                    • Empower healthcare staff with effective communication skills in a healthcare setting
                    • Provide health information in a clear language and appealing format
                    • Empower healthcare staff with the tools to overcome health literacy barriers

                    Conference Objectives

                    • Acknowledge common factors associated with patients’ health literacy
                    • Discuss the effect of those factors on patient’s health-seeking behavior
                    • Identify some strategies to improve patients’ outcomes
                    • Discuss/showcase some examples

                    Reward Credits CME

                    • Up to 10 CPD points

                    Target Audience

                    • Physicians
                    • Nursing 
                    • Allied Health professionals
                    • Health and wellness educators 
                    • Pharmacists
                    • Public health experts
                    • Students from different Health sectors (Medical, Nursing, allied health, Pharmacy, and public health)

                    Scientific Committee

                    • Amal Al-Farsi - Manager- Health and Wellness Education
                    • Fatima Al-Maslamani- Health and Wellness educator 
                    • Duane Wong Director - Allied Health Dept
                    • Maher M. Salem - Head - Inpatient Narcotic Pharmacy 
                    • Dr. Suruchi Mohan - Attending Physician - Obstetrics, Obstetrics Sec 
                    • Abeeda Ladha- Manager – Quality Department
                    • Hamda Zain Al Abdeen - Lead- Event
                    • Brenda Jane Flynn- Director- Nursing & Midwifery (Women)
                    • Dr. Ahmed Al Hammadi- Executive Chair – Medicine (General Pediatrics)
                    • Bilal Guddam- Orthoptist-Ophthalmology Unit
                    • Maha Al-Ghanim- Clinical Nurse Leader-Lactation Services
                    • Nektarios Foteinakis - Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner
                    • Emma Reid- Director - Nursing (Pediatric Medicine and Emergency Services)

                    Partners

                    CHS

                     

                  • Oct - 18

                      Gastroenterology Study Day


                      Overview

                      Gastroenterology Study Day focuses on gastrointestinal problems that are commonly seen in the primary and secondary care sectors in Qatar.

                      Now in its 7th year, the event aims to raise the awareness and provide a platform to discuss best practices in the care and treatment of patients suspected of experiencing gastrointestinal issues.

                      The event will bring together pediatricians and child health professionals from the public and private healthcare sector and will feature inspiring speakers and global experts. The purpose of this annual, flagship symposium is to raise awareness and provide a discussion about best practice in approaching patients suspected of gastrointestinal problems.

                      Conference Objectives

                      • Discuss gastrointestinal problems that are commonly seen in the primary care and secondary care facility in Qatar 
                      • To provide a discussion about best practice in approaching patients 
                      • Facilitate and guide patients on the referral process from the primary and secondary care to Sidra Medicine 
                      • Raise the awareness of available evidence-based management approach of commonly seen gastrointestinal problems among healthcare providers in Qatar; which will ensure a better patient care and outcomes.

                      Target Audience  

                      • Doctors and Pediatricians 
                      • Child Health Professionals 
                      • Nurses
                      • Nurse Practioners
                      • Pharmacists 
                      • Allied Health Practitioners

                      Scientific Committee

                    • Oct - Oct 27 - 28

                        Women’s Health Conference (WHC2023)


                        Sidra Medicine’s Women’s Health Conference 2023, will focus on contemporary issues across the span of women’s healthcare, from prevention to diagnostics and therapeutics. This year’s theme is ‘Contemporary issues in women’s health’.

                      • Nov - Nov 11 - 14

                          Precision Medicine and Functional Genomics 2023


                          On behalf of Sidra Medicine, we invite you to our 8th annual flagship research conference, Precision Medicine & Functional Genomics (PMFG), scheduled for November 11-14, 2023 in Doha, Qatar.

                        • Nov - Nov 16 - 18

                            Pediatric Neuroscience Conference 2023


                            Overview

                            The Pediatric Neuroscience Conference will bring together regional and international neuroscience experts to share insights and best practice methodologies related to the epidemiology and mechanisms of neurological diseases and neurometabolic disorders.
                            The conference is a joint event between Sidra Medicine and Maarefah, and will focus on early diagnosis and novel therapies.

                            Sessions

                            The program includes a variety of sessions that will cover recent advances in diagnostic and therapeutic interventions that have helped improve the health outcomes of children living with chronic neurological, neurometabolic and neurosurgical diseases including:

                            • Neuromuscular disorders including updates on gene therapy
                            • Neurodevelopmental Co-Morbidities in Children with Epilepsy
                            • Infantile and Childhood Epilepsy Syndromes
                            • Neuroimaging in Pediatric Epilepsy
                            • Epilepsy Management: Genetic, Dietary, Medication
                            • Epilepsy Surgery
                            • EEG Workshop

                            Conference Objectives

                            • Review the systemic complications of neuromuscular disorders.
                            • Review updates in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders.
                            • Review the clinical presentation of seizures in children, including recognition of seizure mimickers.
                            • Discuss updates in the classification of childhood epilepsy syndromes.
                            • Describe recent advances in the medical, dietary, surgical and neuromodulatory management of pediatric epilepsy.
                            • Review non-invasive and invasive electroencephalographic (EEG) findings in children of all ages

                            Target Audience

                            • Paediatric Neurologists
                            • Neurosurgeons
                            • Genetic & Metabolic Consultants
                            • Nurses
                            • Neuropsychologists and Neuropsychiatrists
                            • Neurodisability Specialists
                            • Physical and Occupational Therapists
                            • Speech and Languages Pathologists
                            • Dieticians
                            • Allied healthcare professionals

                            Reward Credits CPD

                            • 10.5

                            Scientific Committee

                            • Dr. Husam Kayyali, Pediatric Neurologist and Epileptologist, Division Chief, Pediatric Neurology, Sidra Medicine, Qatar  
                            • Dr. Ruba Benini, Pediatric Neurologist and Epileptologist, Medical Director of the Neurodiagnostic Lab, Sidra Medicine, Qatar
                            • Dr. Ian Pople, Division Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Sidra Medicine, Qatar