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Sidra Medicine to host sixth edition of Qatar Pediatric Emergency Medicine conference

QPEM 2022 to focus on emergency and urgent care for children

Sidra Medicine has partnered with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to host the sixth edition of the Qatar Pediatric Emergency Medicine (QPEM) conference from 18 to 20 March 2022.

QPEM 2022 will be a virtual conference and will focus on pediatric emergency and urgent care. The conference is accredited for nurses, doctors, allied health, paramedics, nurse practitioners and pharmacists as well as trainees.

Prof. Khalid Al-Ansari, Chair of Emergency Medicine at Sidra Medicine and Chair of QPEM 2022 said:

“Our goal at QPEM 2022 is to provide high-quality, evidence-based updates for healthcare practitioners caring for ill and injured children. Together with our partners from HMC, and with the input from local and international experts, we will share case studies and methodologies so that hospitals and multidisciplinary teams can incorporate quality and patient safety goals into practice.”

QPEM 2022 will feature topics that range from pediatric trauma; procedural sedation; infectious diseases; pain management; surgical emergencies; respiratory emergencies; toxic exposures and more. QPEM will also cover how to conduct research in pediatric emergency medicine.

Dr. Barbara Blackie, Senior Attending Physician of Emergency Medicine at Sidra Medicine and Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee for QPEM 2022 said: “We are pleased to host the conference after we postponed it from earlier in the year. We have assembled a faculty of highly accomplished and well-published academic, clinical and administrative experts who will present sessions related to the investigation and management of common and critical pediatric medical and traumatic emergencies. Our medical education focus will also cover ways to improve teaching and learning regarding pediatric emergency medicine.”

International speakers at QPEM 2022 include Dr. Sami Al Farsi, director of Child Health Department at the Royal Hospital in Oman; Dr. Bruce L. Davidson, clinical professor of medicine from Washington State University Floyd College of Medicine, U.S.A; Dr Sing-Ye Feng, associate professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center; Dr Padmanabhan Ramnarayan who practices pediatric intensive care at St Mary’s Hospital and retrieval at the Children’s Acute Transport Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital in the U.K; Dr. Kerry Woolfall, Senior lecturer at The University of Liverpool, UK; Dr. Abdullatif Aloumi (Kuwait) lead of Toxicology services in Kuwait and Faculty of Kuwait Board of Emergency Medicine.

Source: Sidra Medical and Research Center