A delegation from Sidra Medicine, a specialty children’s, young people and women’s healthcare organisation and member of Qatar Foundation, will take part in the third Annual Al Jahra International Paediatric Conference – Updates in Common Paediatric Diseases in Kuwait.
The conference, which will run from March 9-11, aims to help advance specialist paediatric care in the region.
The conference is organised by Al Jahra, Kuwait’s largest hospital, and serves as a skills and knowledge sharing exercise for Kuwait-based physicians to meet and discuss the latest scientific discoveries and practices with their international peers.
Sidra Medicine’s participation is part of its ongoing commitment to transform care for children and young people through the exchange of best practice ideas and information as well as medical education.
The large-scale delegation from Sidra Medicine, comprising of experts in a number of paediatric specialties, will participate in panels focused on identifying certain paediatric conditions as well as the latest advancements in medical care and treatment.
They will share insights on topics related to identifying signs of early language delay, infantile colic and advances in drug development in spinal muscular atrophy, among others. They will also present their latest work in paediatric fields such as neonatology, endocrinology, developmental paediatrics, gastroenterology, neurology, cardiology, pulmonology and much more.
Peter Morris, chief executive officer, Sidra Medicine, stated, “Sidra Medicine has been participating in the Al Jahra International Paediatric Conference since its inception three years ago. We are honoured to join our regional and international peers to present Qatar’s scientific expertise and resources and improve patient outcomes.
"Our collaboration with our counterparts and partners in Kuwait is robust and positive, with the ultimate goal of delivering the best specialist care to children. This stems from our understanding of the importance of scientific exchange in advancing medical discovery and transforming the region’s pediatric healthcare sector.”
“The physicians and medical professionals working at Sidra Medicine specialise in some of the most complex cases, incidences of which may be low in Qatar. In order to keep up their skills and allow our experts to spend the required number of hours administering to patients, it is imperative that we extend our services to children from around the region who may otherwise face difficulty accessing specialist care,” Prof Ziyad M Hijazi, chair, Department of Paediatrics at Sidra Medicine added.