Health Literacy Conference: Connecting the Dots

Date: October 14, 2023 - October 14, 2023


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
  • Emma Reid- Director - Nursing (Pediatric Medicine and Emergency Services)



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