Sidra brings major pediatric medical conference to Qatar
- Qatar: Sunday, November 18 - 2012 at 16:26
- PRESS RELEASE
Sidra Medical and Research Center announced today that the fifth annual Excellence in Paediatrics Conference will take place in Doha on December 4-7, 2013, at the Qatar National Convention Centre. It is the first time the conference will be held in the Middle East.
The conference, which will be hosted by Sidra, is expected to be one of the largest international pediatric conferences of the year and will be attended by more than 3,000 healthcare professionals from 98 countries.
Dr. Edward Ogata, Chief Medical Officer at Sidra Medical and Research Center, commented on the opportunity to share knowledge with top international pediatricians.
"Excellence in Paediatrics is an important forum for those at the frontline of delivering pediatric healthcare, bringing clinicians together with scientists and academics to identify innovations and insights that have the potential to transform care for children all around the world," he said.
"We are very proud to be hosting this event in 2013 and look forward to working with the Excellence in Paediatrics Institute to make it an outstanding success. We are particularly excited about sharing our vision for Sidra with those visiting Qatar, and having the opportunity to showcase some of the innovations that will help to make Sidra a beacon of excellence in pediatric care," he added.
Commenting on the announcement, Dr. Dimitri Christakis, a leading US-based pediatrician and Chairman of Excellence in Paediatrics, said, "In four short years, Excellence in Paediatrics has emerged as one of the biggest and best general pediatric congresses in Europe. In 2013, in partnership with Sidra, the Excellence in Paediatrics Institute will make it one of the most exciting and innovative in the world."
Sidra's Communications Project Director Khalid Al Mohannadi said, "Today is an important day for Sidra and for Qatar, and for children everywhere in the world. We are delighted to partner with the Excellence in Paediatrics Institute, which shares our vision of better care for children through innovation, training, education and partnership. Through this partnership, we can contribute to global advances in pediatric care. The countdown to December 4th, 2013, begins now."
As a specialty hospital that will focus on the health and wellbeing of women and children in Qatar and the region, Sidra Medical and Research Center aims to set new standards in patient care through clinical care, research, and medical education.
Sidra will provide extensive pediatric services, including oncology, trauma, surgical care, and support services. The new facility will be all-digital, incorporating the most advanced information technology applications in all clinical, research and business functions, ensuring the highest quality of innovation-driven patient care.
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