Sidra Medicine to Host Pediatric Orthopedic Symposium


Qatar Foundation institution brings local and international talent together in Doha event

Doha, Qatar, 15 October 2018: Sidra Medicine will host a two-day Orthopedic Symposium in October as part of its ongoing efforts to share knowledge and expertise with colleagues in Qatar and beyond.

The Pediatric Fractures and Polytrauma Symposium will take place on 19th and 20th October 2018, in the Sidra Auditorium in the Main Hospital Building. This event will bring together medical professionals of all levels who participate in the treatment and management of children who sustain multiple injuries and fractures.

Dr Abdelsalam Hegazy, a Pediatric Orthopedic Consultant at Sidra Medicine and the Chair of the Organizing Committee, stated, “The symposium is the first of its kind at Sidra Medicine. The program is aimed at Healthcare Providers from different disciplines, to help provide the best care for our Pediatric Trauma Patients, it will combine both interactive and didactic sessions with an aim of providing holistic care. This will be an annual event with a different theme each year.”

Attendees will include Orthopedic Surgeons, Emergency Department Physicians, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Allied Health Practitioners, including physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Orthopedic Casting Technicians, as well as anyone else working directly with Pediatric Patients presenting with multiple trauma and fractures.

Sessions will include lectures presenting the most up to date evidence for the treatment of multiple pediatric fractures, and hands-on skills workshops which will introduce novel surgical techniques for management of Sypracondylar Humerus fractures (breaks to the bone just above the elbow). Workshops will also emphasize the importance of age-appropriate treatment of pediatric femoral fractures (thigh bone fractures).

Dr. Jason Howard, Sidra Medicine’s Division Chief of Orthopedic Surgery will join a number of hospital colleagues, and noted international experts including Dr. Andrew Howard from Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada who is the Director of the Office of International Surgery and specializes in injury prevention in children, and Dr. Kai Zieberth from Bern University Hospital for Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology in Switzerland.

Dr. Jason Howard commented, “Ongoing learning is a vital part of every medical professional’s development, and as well as the bigger picture it is important to focus on specific areas like pediatric patients who require particular care and attention when it comes to dealing with multiple injuries. With our Sidra Symposiums we are delighted to be able to offer opportunities which bring together experts from Sidra Medicine and beyond to help boost knowledge, technical skills and patient care across different job functions and organizations.”

The Pediatric Fractures and Polytrauma Symposium is the latest in the Sidra Symposia series, a popular program which has attracted a large following in the country. The series is directed towards academia, researchers, physicians, healthcare providers and regulatory providing them with access to knowledge, ideas, techniques and best practice across a variety of clinical areas.

This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Category 1) as defined by the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners - Accreditation Department and is approved for a maximum of (11.75) hours.

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