Events Calendar


June 2024

    • Jul - 9

        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 

        • category 1 (4 points) 
        • category 3 (2 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

        • Quality Manager
        • Medication Management and Pharmacy Quality
        • Clinical Nurse Educator

        Organizers’ contact details

        Email: HealthandWellnessEducation@sidra.org
        Tel: 40035453

        Register Now

        Sidra Medicine Staff Registration

      • Sep - 2

          Hope for Little Heroes: Revolutionizing Pediatric Cancer Therapies


          Overview

          Science Café: Session 4 - Hope for Little Heroes: Revolutionizing Pediatric Cancer Therapies

          Join us for an inspiring evening at our Science Cafe, "Hope for Little Heroes: Revolutionizing Pediatric Cancer Therapies." Discover how groundbreaking advancements are reshaping the landscape of childhood cancer treatment.

          Your presence and support are crucial in our collective effort to foster community awareness and involvement in pediatric oncology.

          Together, we can learn, share, and empower each other to make a tangible difference in the lives of little heroes fighting cancer.

          Highlights of the session: 

          • Engage with Leading Experts: Hear from leading experts about care and treatment options that promise new hope for young patients and their families.
          • Cutting-Edge Advances in Pediatric Cancer Therapies: Explore the latest breakthroughs that are revolutionizing treatments for children with cancer.
          • Community Support and Involvement: Learn how Sidra Medicine's support drives progress and improves outcomes for young cancer patients.
          • Personal Stories of Courage and Hope: Hear an inspiring journey of a young patient and family, illustrating the impact of innovative therapies on their lives.
             

           

        • Sep - 7

            Study Day on Innovation in Women's Health


            Overview

            The Women’s services, in alignment with the vision of Sidra Medicine as a strategic pillar in the dissemination of evidence-based healthcare education is organizing a study day dedicated to the innovative trends in women’s health, covering key domains such as education, clinical treatments, technology advancements and healthcare delivery systems. A lot has changed in women’s health, partly driven by the accelerated developments in the technology space including Artificial intelligence with yet to be fully maximized opportunities. Hence, the study day will highlight some of the contemporary issues ranging from prevention to diagnostics and therapeutics.  The study day promises to be engaging with a faculty of seasoned experts and healthcare leaders who will provide insightful, and evidence backed presentations on the different sub-themes.

            Study Day Learning Objectives

            At the end of the Study Day on Innovations in women’s health, delegates should be able to:

            • Identify current innovations in women's health across key domains including medical treatments, technology, and healthcare delivery systems.
            • Describe the impact of existing innovations on improving women's health outcomes and quality of life.
            • Discuss some of the emerging innovations in women's health, including preventive, personalized medicine, and digital health solutions.
            • Describe the role of interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships in driving innovation in women's health.

            Topics and Sessions

            The study day will cover aspects of the following areas:

            • Personalized health care delivery in women’s health.
            • Digital healthcare applications and examination kits.
            • Trends in Femtech use and applications.
            • Generative AI in teaching and learning.
            • Remote fetal monitoring.
            • Technology aided management of clinical problems.

            Target Audience

            The study day on Innovations in women’s health has been put together to meet the learning and knowledge needs of healthcare providers who are involved in the care of women from primary care to tertiary level including but not limited to the following groups:

            • Physicians
            • Nurses and Midwives
            • Pharmacists
            • Allied Health
            • Students in healthcare professions

            Scientific Planning Committee (SPC)

            Dr Hala Abdullahi-Chair
            Dr Deepa Subramanian
            Dr Rudaina Hassan
            Nagla Hassouna
            Balbir Bola
            Dr Nimra Dad
            Dr Ashok Oliparambil
            Dr Medhat Alberry
            Ebaa Jumat
            Dr Gbemisola Okunoye-Division Chief of Obstetrics

            Credits CPD – Awaiting DHP approval CPD Accreditation

          • Sep - 21

              Innovations in Pharmacy Practice Symposium


              Overview

              Welcome to Sidra Medicine’s Innovations in Pharmacy Practice Symposium, that will cover all fundamental areas in pharmacy including; clinical pharmacy, automation, medication preparation and patient facing experience.

              The symposium will cover new technologies in the pharmacy field such as the use of artificial intelligence. It will also encompass the latest research, and advancements in pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical sciences and healthcare.

              The symposium promises to give you an inspiring and enlightening experience, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing to improve patient care and outcomes and enhance quality of service. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your professional skills, enhance your passion for pharmacy and expand your network.

              Topics/Sessions

              Clinical pharmacy:

              • Gene therapy
                • Noora Alhamad , Clinical Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine
                • Tania Saade, Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine
              • Antimicrobial Stewardship
                • Dalia Ahmed, Specialist Clinical Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine
              • Pediatric Transplant
                • Dr. Abubakr Imam, Division Chief - Nephrology, Sidra Medicine
              • Women’s:  Weight loss
                • Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim, Senior Attending Physician - Obs/Gyn, Sidra Medicine
              • Pediatric Oncology
                • Rawan Kasht, Clinical Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine
              • Human factors
                • Lahoucine Naim, Specialist Medication Management and Pharmacy Quality, Sidra Medicine

              Inpatient Pharmacy:

              • TPN / USP 797 update
                • Maher Salem, Head - Inpatient Pharmacy, Sidra Medicine
              • Automation
                • Anwar Sadath, Supervisor - Pharmacy Technicians, Sidra Medicine

              Outpatient pharmacy:

              • Patient counselling
                • Amal Aburamadan, Head - Outpatient Pharmacy, Sidra Medicine

              Miscellaneous:

              • Artificial intelligence applications for article appraisals
                • Amani Alhaddad, Clinical Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine

              Symposium Objectives

              1. Enhance pharmaceutical and scientific knowledge within pharmacy and develop pharmacy skills.
              2. Discus the latest research, innovations and new technologies in the pharmacy field
              3. Encourage the integration of evidence-based practices into pharmacy to promote patient safety and quality of care.

              Target Audience

              Pharmacists, Physicians and other healthcare professionals.

              Reward Credits CPD

              • 8 hours

              Speakers

              • Noora Alhamad , Clinical Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine.
              • Amani Alhaddad, Clinical Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine.
              • Dalia Ahmed, Specialist Clinical Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine.
              • Lahoucine Naim,  Specialist Medication Management and Pharmacy Quality, Sidra Medicine.
              • Rawan Kasht, Clinical Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine.
              • Dr. Abubakr Imam, Division Chief - Nephrology, Sidra Medicine.
              • Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim, Senior Attending Physician - Obs/Gyn, Sidra Medicine.
              • Maher Salem, Head - Inpatient Pharmacy, Sidra Medicine.
              • Anwar Sadath, Supervisor - Pharmacy Technicians, Sidra Medicine.
              • Amal Aburamadan, Head - Outpatient Pharmacy, Sidra Medicine.
              • Tania Saade, Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine.

              Agenda

              7:00 – 8:00

              Registration

              8:00 – 8:15

              Opening speech

              8:15 – 8:45

              • Session 1: Antimicrobial Stewardship
              • Dalia Ahmed, Specialist Clinical Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine

              9:00 – 9:30

              • Session 2: Pediatric transplant
              • Dr. Abubakr Imam, Division Chief - Nephrology, Sidra Medicine

              9:45: 10:15

              • Session 3: Pediatric oncology
              • Rawan Kasht, Clinical Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine

              10:15 – 10:30

              • Coffee break.

              10:30-11:00

              • Session 4: Patient counselling and experience
              • Amal Aburamadan, Head - Outpatient Pharmacy, Sidra Medicine

              11:15 – 11:45

              • Session 5: Woman’s weight loss
              • Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim, Senior Attending Physician - Obs/Gyn, Sidra Medicine

              12:00 – 13:00

              • Lunch break and prayers.

              13:00 – 13:30

              • Session 6: Gene therapy and counselling
              • Noora Alhamad , Clinical Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine
              • Tania Saade, Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine

              13:45 – 14:15

              • Session 7: TPN, USP 797 updates
              • Maher Salem, Head - Inpatient Pharmacy, Sidra Medicine

              14:30 – 15:00

              • Session 8: Automation
              • Anwar Sadath, Supervisor - Pharmacy Technicians, Sidra Medicine

              15:00 – 15:15

              • Coffee break

              15:15 – 15:45

              • Session 9: AI
              • Amani Alhaddad, Clinical pharmacist, Sidra Medicine\

              16:00 – 16:30

              • Session 10: Human Factor
              • Lahoucine Naim,  Specialist Medication Management and Pharmacy Quality, Sidra Medicine

               

            • Sep - Sep 28 - 29

                MENA Microbiome Conference


                MENA Microbiome From Biomarkers Discovery to Microbiota-based Therapeutics

              • Oct - Oct 4 - 5

                  Pediatric Anesthesia Conference


                  OverviewAgenda - Day 1Agenda - Day 2

                  Promoting safety in pediatric perioperative care – best practice update

                  Conference Overview

                  The Sidra Pediatric Anesthesia conference is a 2 day program focusing on best practice updates in pediatric anesthesia for anesthesiologists taking care of pediatric patients.

                  The conference offers a hands-on workshop on day 1 with educational sessions on day 2 covering the essentials of providing safe anesthesia to the pediatric population during the perioperative period. The Day 1 workshop is tailored to provide updates on oxygenation and ventilation and hands-on sessions for technical and on-technical skills for ultrasound guided vascular access and resuscitation in Operating Room setting.

                  The educational sessions on Day 2 focus on promoting safety in pediatric anesthesia and improving the perioperative experience during everyday practice for every child. The multidisciplinary program will include topics on preoperative risk assessment and optimization, Intraoperative management , Postoperative analgesia and ethical considerations in the pediatric population.

                  Each session will showcase best practice clinical science in various formats encouraging interaction with delegates and ensuring a genuine active learning experience.

                  Conference Objectives

                  • Apply current knowledge and practice management skills to safe and efficient pediatric care
                  • Promote safety in every pediatric perioperative encounter
                  • Integrate technical knowledge of procedures and medical devices into clinical practice
                  • Translate knowledge into improvements in practice and patient-family unit satisfaction

                  Target Audience

                  Anesthesiologists, Perioperative nurses, Trainees in Anesthesiology and surgery, and Allied Health staff

                  Reward Credits CPD – awaiting DHP approval

                  Workshop: Cat 1 and 3 (TBC)
                  Conference: Cat 1 (TBC)

                  Scientific Committee

                  Dr. Franco Moscuzza, Senior Attending, Chair Anesthesiology
                  Dr. Tripiti Sinha, Senior Attending
                  Dr. Jiju John, Senior Attending
                  Dr. Samuel Bass, Senior Attending
                  Dr. Sindu Balakrishnan, Attending
                  Dr. Roshan John, Attending

                • Oct - Oct 18 - 19

                    Health Literacy Conference


                    Overview Sponsors

                    Patient Safety Through the Eyes of Health Literacy

                    The Health and Wellness Education department at Sidra Medicine is hosting its fourth Health Literacy Conference from 18 to 19 October 2024.

                    Themed as "Patient Safety through the eyes of health literacy”, this year’s conference, in recognition of October’s International Health Literacy month, will focus on the critical role of health literacy in ensuring patient safety among healthcare professionals, policymakers, educators, and patients themselves.

                    Health literacy is crucial for maintaining patient safety in healthcare settings as individuals with higher levels of health literacy are better equipped to comprehend medical information, navigate healthcare settings, and adhere to treatment plans effectively. Conversely, limited health literacy often leads to misunderstandings, errors in medication intake, missed appointments, and overall poorer health outcomes.

                    By fostering a culture of comprehensive health literacy, healthcare professionals can empower patients to make informed decisions about their health, thereby reducing medical errors and promoting safer healthcare practices.

                    Conference Objectives

                    • Discuss the critical role of health literacy in ensuring patient safety among healthcare professionals, policymakers, educators, and patients themselves.
                    • Discuss strategies to enhance patient safety thorough the implication of health literacy principles among patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers
                    • Facilitate collaboration between healthcare stakeholders, including providers, educators, universities researchers, policymakers, and patient advocates, to develop and implement effective strategies for improving health literacy and patient safety across the healthcare setting

                       Target Audience

                    • Physicians
                    • Nurses and midwives
                    • 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(chair)
                    • Fatima Al-Maslamani- Health and Wellness educator (co-chair)
                    • Duane Wong Director - Allied Health Dept
                    • Maher M. Salem - Head - Inpatient Narcotic Pharmacy
                    • Sumera Farhan- Lead - Patient Safety
                    • Wisal Salih- Senior Lecturer-College of Health Sciences (University of Doha for Science and Technology)
                    • Dr. Ghadir Fakhri Al Jayyousi-Alsalim- Assistant Professor of Public Health-College of Health Sciences (Qatar University)
                    • Dr. Abdulwahed Zainel- Attending Physician-Infectious Disease
                    • Ogra Marufu- Manager-Infection Prevention and Control
                    • Madeline Oliver- Clinical Nurse Manager - General Medic
                    • Mohammed Amer- Clinical Nurse Educator - Practice Development
                    • Nqobile Sigola- Clinical Nurse Manager - NICU
                    • Dr. Manal Musallam Othman- Director of Patient Education-Diabetes (HMC)
                    • Dr. Amani Elkhatim- Health Promotion & Non - Communicable Diseases Division (Ministry of Public Health)
                    • Dr. Shimous Shamseldin- Lead -national for the Patient Safety Program (Ministry of Public Health)
                    • Dr. Murtada Hammad- Manager - Graduate Medical Education
                    • Alaa Shurrab- Specialist – Quality

                    Speakers

                    • Dr. Shimous Mohammed Elamin Shams Eldin. Lead -national for the Patient Safety Program (MOPH)
                    • Dhouha Hamdani. Lead, National Program for IPC Healthcare Quality Department (MOPH)
                    • Wisal Salih. Lead, National Program for IPC Healthcare Quality Department (UDST)
                    • Dr. Sandra Luebrata Holmes. Director - Nursing (Education, Prof Practice & Standards) (Sidra Medicine)
                    • Dr. Yazeed Eldos. Medical Director of the Qatar Poison Center) (Sidra Medicine)
                    • Prof. Mowafa Househ. Professor-College of Science and Engineering (HBKU)
                    • Dr. Hussain Alsharshani. Patient educator -Medicine (HMC)
                    • Dr. Hanadi AlHamad. Deputy Chief for Rehabilitation, Geriatric Long-Term Care, and Special education (HMC)
                    • Aljori Al-Ajji. Health and Wellness Educator (Sidra Medicine)
                    • Sumera Farhan. Manager- Patient Safety (Sidra Medicine)
                    • Jamie Marie Gray. Director of the Health Sciences Library (Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar)
                    • Dr. Ghadir Fakhri Al Jayyousi-Alsalim. Assistant Professor of Public Health (QU)
                       

                  • Nov - Nov 19 - 20

                      International Symposium of Hypospadiology


                      Overview Organizing Committee Scientific Committee Speakers Sponsors Agenda

                      Overview

                      The two-day meeting will bring together expert hypospadias surgeons and researchers from Qatar and worldwide to provide insights on evidence-based hypospadias basic science research, evaluation, surgical repair, and follow-up. We anticipate an audience of clinicians, nurses, researchers, trainees, and allied health professionals from Qatar, the MENA region, and beyond. It will be an opportunity to network and discuss collaboration with a distinguished and accomplished audience.

                      Topics/Sessions

                      • Basic science of Hypospadiology
                      • Evaluation and planning for the care of hypospadias cases
                      • Decision making and key surgical approaches
                      • Future directions of hypospadias research and collaboration

                      Conference Objectives

                      • Exchange knowledge, research findings, and clinical experiences
                      • Advance scientific understanding of hypospadias
                      • Improve clinical practice and surgical techniques
                      • Provide education and training for healthcare professionals
                      • Advocate for patient support and awareness
                      • Foster networking and collaboration among stakeholders

                      Reward Credits CPD: 12.5 points

                      Target Audience

                      • Pediatric Urologists
                      • Pediatric Surgeons
                      • Urologists
                      • Pediatricians
                      • Nurses specializing in pediatric urology or surgery
                      • Researchers and scientists studying urogenital anomalies
                      • Residents and fellows in urology or pediatric surgery training programs
                      • Medical students with an interest in pediatric urology
                      • Representatives from patient advocacy groups focusing on urogenital anomalies
                      • Industry professionals involved in the development of surgical tools, medical devices, or pharmaceuticals related to hypospadias treatment

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                    • Dec - Dec 3 - 5

                        Precision Medicine and the Future of Genomics PMFG 2024 Summit


                        Precision Medicine and the Future of Genomics PMFG 2024 Summit

                        In commemorating the 10th anniversary of a decade dedicated to precision medicine establishment and solutions by Sidra Medicine, we are thrilled to extend a warm welcome to all participants and supporters in the realm of healthcare innovation.

                    • Jul - 9

                        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 

                        • category 1 (4 points) 
                        • category 3 (2 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

                        • Quality Manager
                        • Medication Management and Pharmacy Quality
                        • Clinical Nurse Educator

                        Organizers’ contact details

                        Email: HealthandWellnessEducation@sidra.org
                        Tel: 40035453

                        Register Now

                        Sidra Medicine Staff Registration

                      • Sep - 2

                          Hope for Little Heroes: Revolutionizing Pediatric Cancer Therapies


                          Overview

                          Science Café: Session 4 - Hope for Little Heroes: Revolutionizing Pediatric Cancer Therapies

                          Join us for an inspiring evening at our Science Cafe, "Hope for Little Heroes: Revolutionizing Pediatric Cancer Therapies." Discover how groundbreaking advancements are reshaping the landscape of childhood cancer treatment.

                          Your presence and support are crucial in our collective effort to foster community awareness and involvement in pediatric oncology.

                          Together, we can learn, share, and empower each other to make a tangible difference in the lives of little heroes fighting cancer.

                          Highlights of the session: 

                          • Engage with Leading Experts: Hear from leading experts about care and treatment options that promise new hope for young patients and their families.
                          • Cutting-Edge Advances in Pediatric Cancer Therapies: Explore the latest breakthroughs that are revolutionizing treatments for children with cancer.
                          • Community Support and Involvement: Learn how Sidra Medicine's support drives progress and improves outcomes for young cancer patients.
                          • Personal Stories of Courage and Hope: Hear an inspiring journey of a young patient and family, illustrating the impact of innovative therapies on their lives.
                             

                           

                        • Sep - 7

                            Study Day on Innovation in Women's Health


                            Overview

                            The Women’s services, in alignment with the vision of Sidra Medicine as a strategic pillar in the dissemination of evidence-based healthcare education is organizing a study day dedicated to the innovative trends in women’s health, covering key domains such as education, clinical treatments, technology advancements and healthcare delivery systems. A lot has changed in women’s health, partly driven by the accelerated developments in the technology space including Artificial intelligence with yet to be fully maximized opportunities. Hence, the study day will highlight some of the contemporary issues ranging from prevention to diagnostics and therapeutics.  The study day promises to be engaging with a faculty of seasoned experts and healthcare leaders who will provide insightful, and evidence backed presentations on the different sub-themes.

                            Study Day Learning Objectives

                            At the end of the Study Day on Innovations in women’s health, delegates should be able to:

                            • Identify current innovations in women's health across key domains including medical treatments, technology, and healthcare delivery systems.
                            • Describe the impact of existing innovations on improving women's health outcomes and quality of life.
                            • Discuss some of the emerging innovations in women's health, including preventive, personalized medicine, and digital health solutions.
                            • Describe the role of interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships in driving innovation in women's health.

                            Topics and Sessions

                            The study day will cover aspects of the following areas:

                            • Personalized health care delivery in women’s health.
                            • Digital healthcare applications and examination kits.
                            • Trends in Femtech use and applications.
                            • Generative AI in teaching and learning.
                            • Remote fetal monitoring.
                            • Technology aided management of clinical problems.

                            Target Audience

                            The study day on Innovations in women’s health has been put together to meet the learning and knowledge needs of healthcare providers who are involved in the care of women from primary care to tertiary level including but not limited to the following groups:

                            • Physicians
                            • Nurses and Midwives
                            • Pharmacists
                            • Allied Health
                            • Students in healthcare professions

                            Scientific Planning Committee (SPC)

                            Dr Hala Abdullahi-Chair
                            Dr Deepa Subramanian
                            Dr Rudaina Hassan
                            Nagla Hassouna
                            Balbir Bola
                            Dr Nimra Dad
                            Dr Ashok Oliparambil
                            Dr Medhat Alberry
                            Ebaa Jumat
                            Dr Gbemisola Okunoye-Division Chief of Obstetrics

                            Credits CPD – Awaiting DHP approval CPD Accreditation

                          • Sep - 21

                              Innovations in Pharmacy Practice Symposium


                              Overview

                              Welcome to Sidra Medicine’s Innovations in Pharmacy Practice Symposium, that will cover all fundamental areas in pharmacy including; clinical pharmacy, automation, medication preparation and patient facing experience.

                              The symposium will cover new technologies in the pharmacy field such as the use of artificial intelligence. It will also encompass the latest research, and advancements in pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical sciences and healthcare.

                              The symposium promises to give you an inspiring and enlightening experience, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing to improve patient care and outcomes and enhance quality of service. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your professional skills, enhance your passion for pharmacy and expand your network.

                              Topics/Sessions

                              Clinical pharmacy:

                              • Gene therapy
                                • Noora Alhamad , Clinical Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine
                                • Tania Saade, Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine
                              • Antimicrobial Stewardship
                                • Dalia Ahmed, Specialist Clinical Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine
                              • Pediatric Transplant
                                • Dr. Abubakr Imam, Division Chief - Nephrology, Sidra Medicine
                              • Women’s:  Weight loss
                                • Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim, Senior Attending Physician - Obs/Gyn, Sidra Medicine
                              • Pediatric Oncology
                                • Rawan Kasht, Clinical Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine
                              • Human factors
                                • Lahoucine Naim, Specialist Medication Management and Pharmacy Quality, Sidra Medicine

                              Inpatient Pharmacy:

                              • TPN / USP 797 update
                                • Maher Salem, Head - Inpatient Pharmacy, Sidra Medicine
                              • Automation
                                • Anwar Sadath, Supervisor - Pharmacy Technicians, Sidra Medicine

                              Outpatient pharmacy:

                              • Patient counselling
                                • Amal Aburamadan, Head - Outpatient Pharmacy, Sidra Medicine

                              Miscellaneous:

                              • Artificial intelligence applications for article appraisals
                                • Amani Alhaddad, Clinical Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine

                              Symposium Objectives

                              1. Enhance pharmaceutical and scientific knowledge within pharmacy and develop pharmacy skills.
                              2. Discus the latest research, innovations and new technologies in the pharmacy field
                              3. Encourage the integration of evidence-based practices into pharmacy to promote patient safety and quality of care.

                              Target Audience

                              Pharmacists, Physicians and other healthcare professionals.

                              Reward Credits CPD

                              • 8 hours

                              Speakers

                              • Noora Alhamad , Clinical Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine.
                              • Amani Alhaddad, Clinical Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine.
                              • Dalia Ahmed, Specialist Clinical Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine.
                              • Lahoucine Naim,  Specialist Medication Management and Pharmacy Quality, Sidra Medicine.
                              • Rawan Kasht, Clinical Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine.
                              • Dr. Abubakr Imam, Division Chief - Nephrology, Sidra Medicine.
                              • Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim, Senior Attending Physician - Obs/Gyn, Sidra Medicine.
                              • Maher Salem, Head - Inpatient Pharmacy, Sidra Medicine.
                              • Anwar Sadath, Supervisor - Pharmacy Technicians, Sidra Medicine.
                              • Amal Aburamadan, Head - Outpatient Pharmacy, Sidra Medicine.
                              • Tania Saade, Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine.

                              Agenda

                              7:00 – 8:00

                              Registration

                              8:00 – 8:15

                              Opening speech

                              8:15 – 8:45

                              • Session 1: Antimicrobial Stewardship
                              • Dalia Ahmed, Specialist Clinical Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine

                              9:00 – 9:30

                              • Session 2: Pediatric transplant
                              • Dr. Abubakr Imam, Division Chief - Nephrology, Sidra Medicine

                              9:45: 10:15

                              • Session 3: Pediatric oncology
                              • Rawan Kasht, Clinical Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine

                              10:15 – 10:30

                              • Coffee break.

                              10:30-11:00

                              • Session 4: Patient counselling and experience
                              • Amal Aburamadan, Head - Outpatient Pharmacy, Sidra Medicine

                              11:15 – 11:45

                              • Session 5: Woman’s weight loss
                              • Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim, Senior Attending Physician - Obs/Gyn, Sidra Medicine

                              12:00 – 13:00

                              • Lunch break and prayers.

                              13:00 – 13:30

                              • Session 6: Gene therapy and counselling
                              • Noora Alhamad , Clinical Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine
                              • Tania Saade, Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Sidra Medicine

                              13:45 – 14:15

                              • Session 7: TPN, USP 797 updates
                              • Maher Salem, Head - Inpatient Pharmacy, Sidra Medicine

                              14:30 – 15:00

                              • Session 8: Automation
                              • Anwar Sadath, Supervisor - Pharmacy Technicians, Sidra Medicine

                              15:00 – 15:15

                              • Coffee break

                              15:15 – 15:45

                              • Session 9: AI
                              • Amani Alhaddad, Clinical pharmacist, Sidra Medicine\

                              16:00 – 16:30

                              • Session 10: Human Factor
                              • Lahoucine Naim,  Specialist Medication Management and Pharmacy Quality, Sidra Medicine

                               

                            • Sep - Sep 28 - 29

                                MENA Microbiome Conference


                                MENA Microbiome From Biomarkers Discovery to Microbiota-based Therapeutics

                              • Oct - Oct 4 - 5

                                  Pediatric Anesthesia Conference


                                  OverviewAgenda - Day 1Agenda - Day 2

                                  Promoting safety in pediatric perioperative care – best practice update

                                  Conference Overview

                                  The Sidra Pediatric Anesthesia conference is a 2 day program focusing on best practice updates in pediatric anesthesia for anesthesiologists taking care of pediatric patients.

                                  The conference offers a hands-on workshop on day 1 with educational sessions on day 2 covering the essentials of providing safe anesthesia to the pediatric population during the perioperative period. The Day 1 workshop is tailored to provide updates on oxygenation and ventilation and hands-on sessions for technical and on-technical skills for ultrasound guided vascular access and resuscitation in Operating Room setting.

                                  The educational sessions on Day 2 focus on promoting safety in pediatric anesthesia and improving the perioperative experience during everyday practice for every child. The multidisciplinary program will include topics on preoperative risk assessment and optimization, Intraoperative management , Postoperative analgesia and ethical considerations in the pediatric population.

                                  Each session will showcase best practice clinical science in various formats encouraging interaction with delegates and ensuring a genuine active learning experience.

                                  Conference Objectives

                                  • Apply current knowledge and practice management skills to safe and efficient pediatric care
                                  • Promote safety in every pediatric perioperative encounter
                                  • Integrate technical knowledge of procedures and medical devices into clinical practice
                                  • Translate knowledge into improvements in practice and patient-family unit satisfaction

                                  Target Audience

                                  Anesthesiologists, Perioperative nurses, Trainees in Anesthesiology and surgery, and Allied Health staff

                                  Reward Credits CPD – awaiting DHP approval

                                  Workshop: Cat 1 and 3 (TBC)
                                  Conference: Cat 1 (TBC)

                                  Scientific Committee

                                  Dr. Franco Moscuzza, Senior Attending, Chair Anesthesiology
                                  Dr. Tripiti Sinha, Senior Attending
                                  Dr. Jiju John, Senior Attending
                                  Dr. Samuel Bass, Senior Attending
                                  Dr. Sindu Balakrishnan, Attending
                                  Dr. Roshan John, Attending

                                • Oct - Oct 18 - 19

                                    Health Literacy Conference


                                    Overview Sponsors

                                    Patient Safety Through the Eyes of Health Literacy

                                    The Health and Wellness Education department at Sidra Medicine is hosting its fourth Health Literacy Conference from 18 to 19 October 2024.

                                    Themed as "Patient Safety through the eyes of health literacy”, this year’s conference, in recognition of October’s International Health Literacy month, will focus on the critical role of health literacy in ensuring patient safety among healthcare professionals, policymakers, educators, and patients themselves.

                                    Health literacy is crucial for maintaining patient safety in healthcare settings as individuals with higher levels of health literacy are better equipped to comprehend medical information, navigate healthcare settings, and adhere to treatment plans effectively. Conversely, limited health literacy often leads to misunderstandings, errors in medication intake, missed appointments, and overall poorer health outcomes.

                                    By fostering a culture of comprehensive health literacy, healthcare professionals can empower patients to make informed decisions about their health, thereby reducing medical errors and promoting safer healthcare practices.

                                    Conference Objectives

                                    • Discuss the critical role of health literacy in ensuring patient safety among healthcare professionals, policymakers, educators, and patients themselves.
                                    • Discuss strategies to enhance patient safety thorough the implication of health literacy principles among patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers
                                    • Facilitate collaboration between healthcare stakeholders, including providers, educators, universities researchers, policymakers, and patient advocates, to develop and implement effective strategies for improving health literacy and patient safety across the healthcare setting

                                       Target Audience

                                    • Physicians
                                    • Nurses and midwives
                                    • 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(chair)
                                    • Fatima Al-Maslamani- Health and Wellness educator (co-chair)
                                    • Duane Wong Director - Allied Health Dept
                                    • Maher M. Salem - Head - Inpatient Narcotic Pharmacy
                                    • Sumera Farhan- Lead - Patient Safety
                                    • Wisal Salih- Senior Lecturer-College of Health Sciences (University of Doha for Science and Technology)
                                    • Dr. Ghadir Fakhri Al Jayyousi-Alsalim- Assistant Professor of Public Health-College of Health Sciences (Qatar University)
                                    • Dr. Abdulwahed Zainel- Attending Physician-Infectious Disease
                                    • Ogra Marufu- Manager-Infection Prevention and Control
                                    • Madeline Oliver- Clinical Nurse Manager - General Medic
                                    • Mohammed Amer- Clinical Nurse Educator - Practice Development
                                    • Nqobile Sigola- Clinical Nurse Manager - NICU
                                    • Dr. Manal Musallam Othman- Director of Patient Education-Diabetes (HMC)
                                    • Dr. Amani Elkhatim- Health Promotion & Non - Communicable Diseases Division (Ministry of Public Health)
                                    • Dr. Shimous Shamseldin- Lead -national for the Patient Safety Program (Ministry of Public Health)
                                    • Dr. Murtada Hammad- Manager - Graduate Medical Education
                                    • Alaa Shurrab- Specialist – Quality

                                    Speakers

                                    • Dr. Shimous Mohammed Elamin Shams Eldin. Lead -national for the Patient Safety Program (MOPH)
                                    • Dhouha Hamdani. Lead, National Program for IPC Healthcare Quality Department (MOPH)
                                    • Wisal Salih. Lead, National Program for IPC Healthcare Quality Department (UDST)
                                    • Dr. Sandra Luebrata Holmes. Director - Nursing (Education, Prof Practice & Standards) (Sidra Medicine)
                                    • Dr. Yazeed Eldos. Medical Director of the Qatar Poison Center) (Sidra Medicine)
                                    • Prof. Mowafa Househ. Professor-College of Science and Engineering (HBKU)
                                    • Dr. Hussain Alsharshani. Patient educator -Medicine (HMC)
                                    • Dr. Hanadi AlHamad. Deputy Chief for Rehabilitation, Geriatric Long-Term Care, and Special education (HMC)
                                    • Aljori Al-Ajji. Health and Wellness Educator (Sidra Medicine)
                                    • Sumera Farhan. Manager- Patient Safety (Sidra Medicine)
                                    • Jamie Marie Gray. Director of the Health Sciences Library (Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar)
                                    • Dr. Ghadir Fakhri Al Jayyousi-Alsalim. Assistant Professor of Public Health (QU)
                                       

                                  • Nov - Nov 19 - 20

                                      International Symposium of Hypospadiology


                                      Overview Organizing Committee Scientific Committee Speakers Sponsors Agenda

                                      Overview

                                      The two-day meeting will bring together expert hypospadias surgeons and researchers from Qatar and worldwide to provide insights on evidence-based hypospadias basic science research, evaluation, surgical repair, and follow-up. We anticipate an audience of clinicians, nurses, researchers, trainees, and allied health professionals from Qatar, the MENA region, and beyond. It will be an opportunity to network and discuss collaboration with a distinguished and accomplished audience.

                                      Topics/Sessions

                                      • Basic science of Hypospadiology
                                      • Evaluation and planning for the care of hypospadias cases
                                      • Decision making and key surgical approaches
                                      • Future directions of hypospadias research and collaboration

                                      Conference Objectives

                                      • Exchange knowledge, research findings, and clinical experiences
                                      • Advance scientific understanding of hypospadias
                                      • Improve clinical practice and surgical techniques
                                      • Provide education and training for healthcare professionals
                                      • Advocate for patient support and awareness
                                      • Foster networking and collaboration among stakeholders

                                      Reward Credits CPD: 12.5 points

                                      Target Audience

                                      • Pediatric Urologists
                                      • Pediatric Surgeons
                                      • Urologists
                                      • Pediatricians
                                      • Nurses specializing in pediatric urology or surgery
                                      • Researchers and scientists studying urogenital anomalies
                                      • Residents and fellows in urology or pediatric surgery training programs
                                      • Medical students with an interest in pediatric urology
                                      • Representatives from patient advocacy groups focusing on urogenital anomalies
                                      • Industry professionals involved in the development of surgical tools, medical devices, or pharmaceuticals related to hypospadias treatment

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                                        Precision Medicine and the Future of Genomics PMFG 2024 Summit


                                        Precision Medicine and the Future of Genomics PMFG 2024 Summit

                                        In commemorating the 10th anniversary of a decade dedicated to precision medicine establishment and solutions by Sidra Medicine, we are thrilled to extend a warm welcome to all participants and supporters in the realm of healthcare innovation.