WCM-Q shares expertise in lifelong learning for healthcare professionals at key regional expo
January 25 2022 11:51 PM
Al-Sheikhly speaking at  Arab Health 2022 event
Al-Sheikhly speaking at the event

The thriving Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has extended its regional reach with an exhibit at the Arab Health 2022 event at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
The WCM-Q’s CPD Division has in recent years established itself as one of the Mena (Middle East and North Africa) region’s leading programmes for the provision of high-quality professional development opportunities for physicians and other healthcare professionals, playing a significant role in driving up standards in the region’s booming healthcare sector.
Now, to capitalise on the growing trend for online-based training sessions boosted by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the CPD Division has exhibited at Arab Health 2022, widely regarded as the leading healthcare expo in the region.
The aim is to bring the division’s internationally accredited workshops, webinars and certificate programs to a still-wider audience in the Mena region and further afield.
Deema al-Sheikhly, director of Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development and lecturer of education at the WCM-Q, gave a presentation at the event to explain the work of the division.
“Modern medicine develops at an incredibly rapid pace, meaning it is more important than ever for physicians and other healthcare professionals to continually refresh their knowledge and skills,” she said. “To meet this need, we produce high-quality, easily accessible professional development opportunities across a broad range of medical specialties.”
“It’s about facilitating lifelong learning through a creative, innovative and continually evolving programme of events,” al-Sheikhly added.
As the CPD programme’s popularity grew, the activities began to draw in more participants from beyond Qatar.
“Our activities began attracting healthcare practitioners from around the Gulf and the Mena region, especially during the pandemic,” she explained. “We also now have participants joining us from India, Pakistan, the Far East, Europe, Australasia and the US.”
“Thus, Arab Health 2022 represents a great opportunity for us to deepen our international ties and help spread the latest knowledge and skills in healthcare throughout the region, for the benefit of both professionals and their patients,” al-Sheikhly said. “It also helps to further the WCM-Q’s emergent role as a hub for a growing regional and global network of healthcare professionals all sharing knowledge with one another to improve patient care.”
The WCM-Q is accredited as a provider of continuing medical education locally by the Department of Healthcare Professions – formerly Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners of the Ministry of Public Health – and internationally by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
For more information about the activities of the Division of Continuing Professional Development at the WCM-Q, visit https://qatar-weill.cornell.edu/

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