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HMC conducts first Qatar orthopedic review course

The first ever Qatar Orthopedic Review Course has been organized by the Bone and Joint Institute in collaboration with The Medical Education Department at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).

This course will be held from 5-9 January 2014 at the Hajar Auditorium at HMC’s Education Center and will focus on clinical orthopedic surgery and other orthopedic specialties.

The course aims to raise the standard of education in the region by bringing international faculty as well as HMC-based orthopedic healthcare professionals to the same platform. It will provide residents, specialists and consultants with an exclusive learning opportunity to delve into important orthopedic topics related to foot and ankle, pathology and basic science, spine, pediatric orthopedics, sports orthopedics, adult reconstruction and trauma.

“This event will help residents in the region receive the highest level of education, and will develop a stage to continue to provide the latest orthopedic training from local and international healthcare practitioners,” said Dr. Mohammed Al Khayarin, Senior Consultant, Orthopedic Surgery at HMC.

“This is an effort to provide state-of-the-art-information in the field of orthopedics to healthcare practitioners, ensuring at the same time that this is reflected in the high-quality care they provide to patients.”

Participants at the five-day course will engage in intensive, examination focused review sessions that are consistent with the organization of the orthopedic board exam. Although the course is designed for senior orthopedic residents preparing to take a board exam, all other orthopedists who would like to revise their orthopedic knowledge are encouraged to attend.

“This course aims to make it convenient for orthopedic residents to be able to get the required high quality training and knowledge within the country and also to take their board exam,” said Dr. AbdulAziz Al Kuwari, one of the course organizers, Orthopedic Surgeon at HMC and Spine Fellow at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

He added: “Three years ago when I took my board exam, I travelled all the way to New York, in the United States because no such course was available in Qatar or the region. “We are hoping that residents will benefit from this opportunity and attend the course.”

Interested participants can register through the course website: www. or by contacting the course organizer, Dr. AbdulAziz Al Kuwari (Orthopedic Surgeon and Spine Fellow from University of Western Ontario, Canada) on 44392820 or 44392823.
International faculty participating in the course will also visit clinics at Hamad General Hospital to share their expertise on various orthopedic cases and to offer advice on the treatment of certain complex cases.
Speakers at the event include: Frank John Frassica, John Hopkins University; Tariq Nayef, Medstar Health, USA; Bashir Zikria, John Hopkins University; Anish R. Kadakia, University of Michigan, USA; Hilali Noordeen, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, UK; Mohammed Al Khayarin, Senior Consultant Orthopedic Surgery at HMC and Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery; Talal Ibrahim, Senior Consultant, Orthopedic Surgery at HMC and Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery; Dr. Ghalib O. Ahmad, Assistant Program Director and Consultant, Orthopedic Surgery at HMC.

For more information, please contact:
Corporate Communications Department
Hamad Medical Corporation
Tel. No.: +974 4439 8919