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Successful Conclusion of Finland Healthcare Seminar: Strengthening Collaborative Innovations in Qatar's Healthcare Landscape

Biotech Medical Qatar as the official main sponsor along with other Qatari Healthcare companies, in strategic collaboration with The Embassy of the Republic of Finland in Doha, is pleased to announce the successful culmination of the highly anticipated Finland Healthcare Seminar. Held on Tuesday, 14th May 2024, at the prestigious Sheraton Grand Doha Resorts & Convention Hotel, the seminar marked a significant milestone in fostering healthcare alliances between Finland and Qatar. Aligned with Qatar Vision 2030, the seminar provided a platform for global connectivity and knowledge exchange, reflecting Qatar's dedication to advancing healthcare standards. The event convened leading experts from diverse healthcare sectors for insightful discussions on recent advancements and pioneering solutions. Key ......read more

WCM-Q launches webinar series on medication safety

Doha – May 14, 2024: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has launched a professional development webinar series that explores strategies to enhance patient medication safety. The series started in April and runs until November 2024. Coordinated by WCM-Q's Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), the virtual series titled 'Optimizing Medication Safety in Primary Care & Outpatient Settings: An Interactive Series' targets physicians, allied health professionals, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, and students. The course is directed by Dr. Phyllis Navti, clinical pharmacist and assistant director of CPD at WCM-Q, and Dr. Anas Hamad, director of the pharmacy department and head of medication safety/quality at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). The course comprises six sessions focusing on key aspects ......read more

WCM-Q's Cornell Stars connects trainee doctors with young patients

Doha - April 22, 2024: Medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) had the opportunity to develop their core physicianship skills of communication, interaction, and performing basic clinical examinations for children during the annual Cornell Stars event. A highlight of the WCM-Q calendar, the event is part of the Introductory Clerkship Course, during which third-year students in the WCM-Q medical program attend a clinical orientation week to prepare them for their full-time clinical courses.  The Cornell Stars event allows trainee doctors to examine babies, toddlers, and children up to six years old under the supervision of qualified and experienced pediatricians and family physicians from WCM-Q, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), and Sidra Medicine. As part of the Cornell Stars course, faculty and staff members ......read more

WCM-Q Doctors of the Future Conference: Inspiring the Future Generation of Healthcare Leaders

Doha – March 19, 2024: More than 300 pre-university students with ambitions to pursue careers in medicine attended the two-day Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) Doctors of the Future Conference. The annual conference gives pre-university students the opportunity to visit the WCM-Q campus to explore careers in medicine through a wide range of activities. These include a research competition as well as panel discussions on topics related to applying to medical schools, careers in medicine, meetings with current students, alumni and faculty, and discussions about life as a medical student, among many others. The event, previously known as the High School Medical Conference, is open to students, teachers and school counselors from all over Qatar and across the wider region and beyond. This year's edition featured ......read more

WCM-Q hosts global symposium on lifestyle medicine

Doha – March 2, 2024: Over 360 healthcare professionals attended a symposium on lifestyle medicine to discuss the recent advances in lifestyle medicine education, medical practice, and research. Organized by the Institute for Population Health (IPH) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), the one-day symposium brought together experts from Qatar, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Hungary, India, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and the United States. Titled ‘Lifestyle Medicine - Redefining Healthcare to Promote Wellbeing’, the symposium featured speakers and panelists from Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance (LMGA), International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM), World Health Organization Regional Office ......read more

WCM-Q workshop focuses on AI in healthcare

Doha – February 27, 2024: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) recently hosted a workshop to provide healthcare professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively understand, implement, and leverage AI technologies in their practice. The session was held at WCM-Q's world-class facilities.   As technology rapidly advances, the integration of AI in healthcare is expected to become increasingly important to enhance patient care, optimize clinical workflows, and improve healthcare outcomes.    Titled 'Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare,' the one-day workshop was designed as an initial step towards building an understanding and appetite for the topic of AI in healthcare.   The course covered AI introductory essentials such as the history of AI and its ......read more

WCM-Q Grand Rounds discusses vaccine responses in immunocompromised individuals

Doha – February 17, 2024: The Division of Continuing Professional Development at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) organized the latest installment of WCM-Q's Grand Rounds Live Webinar Series, titled 'Vaccine Responses in Immunocompromised Individuals.'   Immunocompromisation describes individuals with a weakened immune system and a higher risk of severe illness and infection since the body cannot effectively fight off viruses and bacteria. Individuals can be immunocompromised because of a medical condition or because they receive immunosuppressive medications or treatments. The webinar was designed to create an understanding of the mechanisms of immunosuppressive medications, the impact of immunosuppressive medications on vaccine responses, and strategies to improve vaccine responses in ......read more

WCM-Q's LifeHub Pavilion demonstrates Inseparable Links between Health, Environmental Sustainability and Technology

Doha – February 3, 2024: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) LifeHub Pavilion at Expo 2023 Doha is highlighting the potential of a future in which innovation, R&D and AI drive improvements in both human health and environmental sustainability.  Located in the Innovation Center of the International Zone at Expo 2023 Doha in Al Bidda Park, LifeHub is a state-of-the-art immersive educational experience held in collaboration with the Ministry of Municipality and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. Commenting on the event, the Minister of Municipality, His Excellency Abdullah bin Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Attiya, and the Secretary-General of Expo 2023 Doha, His Excellency Mohammed Ali Al-Khoori, graciously welcomed several esteemed ambassadors to participate in an educational tour of the LifeHub. They ......read more

WCM-Q Workshop Discusses Reproductive Health and Wellbeing

Doha – January 16, 2024: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) recently hosted a workshop titled ‘Adventures in Adolescent and Pediatric Gynecology: A Workshop with Practical Tips and Strategies for Effective Care,’ which comprised a lecture and interactive sessions at WCM-Q premises. The workshop explored the evolving landscape of adolescent and pediatric gynecology with a review of varied topics, including pediatric lichen sclerosus, schistosomiasis, and genital lipshutz ulcers. It aims to empower healthcare practitioners with the latest insights and practices to serve the needs of young females in the community.   Dr. Caitlin Huckell, associate director of obstetrics and gynecology, co-director of the OBGYN clerkship at WCM-Q, gave a presentation in which she examined gynecological health issues experienced ......read more

Preventing Famine and Deadly Disease Outbreaks in Gaza Requires Faster, Safer Aid access and more Supply Routes

As the risk of famine grows, and more people are exposed to deadly disease outbreaks, a fundamental step change in the flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza is urgently needed, United Nations agencies warned today.  The heads of the World Food Programme (WFP), UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) say that getting enough supplies into and across Gaza now depends on: the opening of new entry routes; more trucks being allowed through border checks each day; fewer restrictions on the movement of humanitarian workers; and guarantees of safety for people accessing and distributing aid. Without the ability to produce or import food, the entire population of Gaza relies on aid to survive. But humanitarian aid alone cannot meet the essential needs of the Gaza people. The United Nations, international aid agencies and ......read more

WCM-Q Webinar Series Discusses Neurodegenerative Diseases

Doha – November 27, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) delivered an innovative educational series to explain the mechanism of protein misfolding and amyloid formation behind some of the most common neurodegenerative diseases, and to highlight recent advancements in treatment modalities. Titled “Protein Misfolding Diseases and Neurodegeneration: From Experimental Approach to Clinical Therapy,” the yearlong series was attended by an impressive number of health professionals. The sessions were aimed at physicians, dentists, allied health practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, students, researchers, and educators. Coordinated by the Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at WCM-Q, the course was directed by Dr. Ali Chaari, assistant professor of biology at WCM-Q and expert on the role of amyloid ......read more

Doha Festival City Takes a Stand for Cancer Prevention with Qatar Cancer Society and Support

The Mall will be home to a vital initiative that underscores the importance of early cancer detection, prevention, support, and education. Doha, Qatar – 19 October 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar's ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, announced hosting a cancer awareness event in cooperation with Qatar Cancer Society, Which was held on 20 October. Carrying the message "Early Detection Saves Lives" through this initiative, Doha Festival City encourages individuals to prioritize regular cancer screenings and check-ups, underlining how early detection can significantly improve treatment outcomes and save lives. Robert Hall, General Manager of Doha Festival City, emphasized the Mall's unwavering commitment to the campaign, stating, "In alignment with our brand positioning, ......read more

Ella Mia is Partnering with Qatar Cancer Society to Support Breast Cancer this Pinktober

EllaMia at Mondrian Doha will be collaborating with Qatar Cancer Society as it unveils two new mouth-watering creations to support breast cancer awareness This October, Mondrian Doha’s sophisticated café, EllaMia, is introducing two delightful pastries. Guests can delve into the Mixed Berry Cronut, a delightful fusion of flaky croissant and doughnut, filled with a delectable mixed berry compote, or indulge in the Mini Raspberry Layered Cake, a moist raspberry-infused cake, relishing in the spongy texture and delightful presentation.  For only QAR 45 each and with every bite, dessert lovers will be fascinated by the symphony of rich flavours. The purchase of these treats, along with the rose latte, will result in 40% of all proceeds being donated to the Qatar Cancer Society in support of breast cancer.  Open daily ......read more

Doha Festival City Raised Awareness on International Day for Food Loss and Waste with a Digital Initiative

In alignment with the 2023 theme "Reducing food loss and waste: Taking Action to Transform Food Systems", Doha Festival City emphasized its commitment to promoting responsible waste management through digital channels. Doha, Qatar – 30 September 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s leading destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment,  intensified its digital engagement to champion sustainability in commemoration of International Day for Food Loss and Waste on September 29. By leveraging digital platforms, the mall aimed to foster a deeper connection with its tenants and the broader community, underscoring the importance of eco-conscious practices. The digital initiative not only highlighted the global efforts in addressing food waste issues but also showcased Doha Festival City's active role in ......read more

WCM-Q Webinar Discusses the Future of Medical Physics

Doha – September 24, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) recently hosted a two-day webinar titled ‘The Future of Radiation Physics in Medicine.’ The event attracted a record number of 378 attendees from various disciplines in healthcare. Coordinated by the Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at WCM-Q and directed by Dr. Mohammad Yousef, professor of physics at WCM-Q, the webinar was designed to enable health professionals to analyze the latest developments and trends in medical physics.  It also highlighted the most promising avenues of research and innovation, shedding light on their prospective influence on healthcare and patient outcomes. Participants were encouraged to engage with field experts for a fruitful exchange of ideas and to harness their creative and strategic insights ......read more

WCM-Q Offers a Certificate Program in Lifestyle Medicine to Healthcare Professionals

Doha – September 16, 2023: In an initiative designed to promote the application of lifestyle medicine in healthcare delivery amongst healthcare practitioners, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) offered a certificate program developed by the college’s Institute for Population Health (IPH). The 60-hour Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine (CLM) provides healthcare professionals with the skills and knowledge to use evidence-based therapeutic lifestyle medicine approaches to prevent and manage lifestyle-related chronic health conditions to reduce morbidity, and complications and suffering associated with the disease. The evidence-based practice adopts behavioral interventions through positive lifestyle habits such as regular physical activity, eating a balanced whole-food diet, adequate sleep, tobacco cessation, stress ......read more

WCM-Q's New Cohort of future Doctors Don White Coats for First Time

Doha – August 21, 2023: The new class of trainee physicians at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) donned the white coats of their future profession for the first time in a symbolic ceremony marking the start of the college’s medical curriculum.  There are 44 medical students in this year’s intake, of whom 22 are Qatari nationals. In total, 41 members of the class were promoted after completing the two-year WCM-Q pre-medical curriculum, while three have joined from other universities. The White Coat Ceremony marked the culmination of a three-day orientation program, during which the students were fitted for their scrubs, met with faculty and peers, and learned about the four-year medical curriculum. The event featured a keynote speech by WCM-Q Class of 2011 alumnus Dr. Essa Abuhelaiqa, now a nephrology ......read more

WCM-Q Discusses Legal and Ethical Issues of Generative AI in Healthcare

Doha – August 15, 2023: The ethical and legal challenges of using generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare were discussed during the latest installment of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Intersection of Law & Medicine series.   A panel of expert speakers hosted a webinar to explore the generative AI tools available to healthcare professionals, the legal and ethical risks involved, and the limitations of laws regulating their usage. The event, titled “Automated Healthcare: ChatGPT, Bing, Bard & the Law of Generative AI,” was coordinated and delivered by WCM-Q’s Division of Continuing Professional Development in collaboration with the College of Law at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU).    Course directors included Dr. Thurayya Arayssi, professor of clinical ......read more

WCM-Q to Host Symposium on Obesity

Doha – August 14, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) is hosting a one-day symposium titled ‘Tackling Obesity: Multidisciplinary Approaches for Comprehensive Care.’ The forum will comprise a series of lectures and interactive sessions and will be held on September 2, 2023, at WCM-Q premises.   Coordinated by the Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at WCM-Q and directed by Dr. Tariq Chukir, assistant professor of medicine at WCM-Q, the symposium is designed to enable healthcare professionals to recognize misconceptions about the management of obesity; describe up to date evidence-based strategies to manage obesity, from lifestyle interventions to advanced therapies; and formulate an individualized patient-centered plan to manage patients before, during, and after weight loss.   The ......read more

Doha Festival City Joins Forces with Hamad Medical Corporation to Raise Awareness around Organ Donation

Visitors will be empowered with the knowledge of the importance of organ donation and will receive a donor card that will allow them to contribute to a life-saving cause. Doha, Qatar – 30 July 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s ultimate destination of choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, has partnered with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) for an organ donation campaign as part of its #FestivalCares CSR program. This collaboration aims to raise awareness about the life-saving impact of organ donation and its crucial role in transforming lives. From 20th July until 31st August, visitors can explore the Organ Donation Booth at the Atrium Node at Doha Festival City to gain valuable insights into the organ donation process and its significance. The campaign emphasizes how a single act can save a life, and ......read more

WCM-Q Course Addresses Perspectives on Health Equity

Doha – July 17, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) held a course offering clinicians and educators a chance to learn different perspectives on health equity.   Health equity is a practice that prioritizes treatment and care based on need regardless of one’s social status.  When health equity is achieved, everyone gets a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health. The course helps the learners to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies to support health equity.   Titled “Without Borders in Healthcare: Perspectives on Health Equity,” the one-day course gave the participants a platform to demonstrate awareness of social determinants of health and their impact on clinical care, medical education, ......read more

WCM-Q Webinar Series Highlights the Importance of Professionalism in Health Sciences

Doha – July 12, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has launched a new webinar series titled ‘Exploring Professionalism in Diverse Learning Environments.’ The yearlong series consists of live interactive webinars delivered by leading medical educators. Coordinated by the Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at WCM-Q and directed by WCM-Q’s Dr. Moune Jabre, assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Amal Khidir, associate professor of pediatrics, Dr. Fatimah Isa, assistant professor of psychology teaching in medicine, and Dr. Mange Manyama, assistant professor of anatomy in radiology, the series aims to enable healthcare professionals to reflect on and discuss how to foster professionalism in diverse learning environments. The program further encourages participants to ......read more

Doha Festival City Joins Forces with HMC and ConocoPhillips for Kulluna Healthy Hearts Campaign

With the main aim of raising awareness about health and safety of hearts, visitors will receive comprehensive tests and assessments as well as consultations free of charge throughout the campaign. Doha, Qatar – 5 July 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, is collaborating with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and ConocoPhillips for health and safety campaign, Kulluna Healthy Heart. As part of Doha Festival City's #FestivalCares CSR program, this initiative aims to raise awareness about heart health and safety. From 3rd to 15th July, visitors can benefit from free comprehensive tests and consultations at the Atrium Node, in a booth managed by Hamad International Training Center, part of HMC. These tests include blood cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure, ......read more

WCM-Q Workshops Highlight the Growing Importance of Evidence-based Healthcare

Doha – June 25, 2023: The Institute for Population Health (IPH) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) recently held two research-focused workshops, highlighting the growing importance of adopting evidence-based approaches to medicine. Evidence-based medicine is considered an essential element of standard healthcare practice. It ensures cost effectiveness, quality assurance, patient safety, and effective optimal healthcare, ultimately leading to enhanced health outcomes.  The first of the workshops was titled ‘Understanding Basics of Health Research’ and aimed to familiarize participants with basic epidemiological, biostatistical, and research concepts; enable attendees to discuss evidence-based approaches to healthcare and medical practice; and interpret published research findings.  WCM-Q speakers ......read more

Neuropathy Awareness Week 2023: Tips for Living a Full, Active Life with Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a complex condition with various causes, including genetics and diabetes. With over a hundred distinct inherited neuropathies, it can be challenging to identify the underlying cause, making education and awareness crucial. Thankfully, medical advances and treatment options continue to improve the quality of life for patients worldwide.   Neurotropic B vitamins, such as B1, B6, and B12, are crucial for nerve health and regeneration. B1 (thiamine) helps create energy for nerves, B6 aids in transmitting signals in the nervous system, and B12 supports nerve regeneration and other essential processes.   Neuropathy sensory tests are essential diagnostic tools that help doctors evaluate how well a patient's nerves are functioning. These tests measure the patient's ability to feel touch, vibration, ......read more

WCM-Q Researcher Wins Prestigious AHA Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award

Doha – June 6, 2023: Dr. Isra Marei of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has won the prestigious Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award, which recognizes the world’s best cardiovascular science and medicine research.  Dr. Marei, postdoctoral associate in pharmacology, received the award from the American Heart Association (AHA), during the Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine Scientific Sessions 2023 in Boston, MA, USA. The award is named after one of the AHA’s founders, a champion for heart health who pioneered preventive cardiology. Since 2017, the award has promoted Dr. White’s vision for excellence in cardiovascular and brain health science. It is presented to the primary author of the highest-ranked scientific abstract from every participating country for each AHA scientific ......read more

WCM-Q Clinician Scientist Ranked Number One Medical Researcher in Qatar

Doha – June 3, 2023: Dr. Rayaz Malik of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has been ranked the number one researcher in medicine in Qatar by Research.com, an independent research portal that compiles a global list of high-achieving scientists each year.  In addition to being ranked number one in Qatar, the Research.com list also ranked Dr. Malik among the top 10,000 researchers in medicine in the world. The ranking is determined by analyzing the number of influential pieces of research authored by the scientist, combined with awards, fellowships and academic recognition they have received from leading research institutions and government agencies.   Dr. Malik, Professor of medicine and assistant dean for clinical investigations at WCM-Q has published more than 450 papers. He has been in WCM-Q for nine years, ......read more

Doha Festival City and Hamad Medical Corporation Unite For World No Tobacco Day Awareness Campaign

Organized as part of Doha Festival City's #FestivalCares CSR program, the campaign aims to encourage quiting smoking and raise awareness on the negative impacts of tobacco cultivation.  Doha, Qatar – 1 June, 2023 – Doha Festival City, Qatar’s ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, having revamped its brand positioning “It’s my Place, my Choice”, has joined forces with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to launch a 4 days awareness campaign on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day.  Observed annually on May 31st, World No Tobacco Day serves as a global initiative led by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness about the health risks associated with tobacco use. Held from May 31st to June 3rd, The campaign aims to educate the community about the ......read more

WCM-Q Experts Discuss Major Health Concerns at Health and YOU: Community Wellness Series Webinars

Doha – May 30, 2023: Three Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) experts have addressed major health concerns facing communities around the world today in the latest instalments of the Health and YOU: Community Wellness Series.  In three separate webinars, the experts discussed the latest advances in diabetes prevention and management, plastics and human health, and finding quality health information online. The webinars were organized by the Institute for Population Health (IPH) at WCM-Q. WCM-Q Assistant Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology Consultant at Qatar Metabolic Institute, Dr. Tariq Chukir, presented a webinar titled "Diabetes - Recent Advances in Prevention and Management." During the webinar, he urged people above the age of 45 or those with risk factors to get screened for diabetes. He stated that ......read more

WCM-Q Telehealth Elective Prepares Students for the Future of Healthcare Delivery

Doha – May 24, 2023: Third- and fourth-year medical students from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) had the opportunity to participate in the second iteration of an in-demand elective on telehealth, further demonstrating the growing importance of remote technology-driven patient care. Titled “Telehealth and Tele Simulation Clinical Elective,” the two-week online elective was held in collaboration with the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Virtual Care (CVC) in New York. The course was designed to encourage medical students to learn about and practice conducting remote interprofessional simulated patient evaluations with the aid of diverse technologies, emphasizing the impact of telehealth, telemedicine, and technologies on provider-to-provider and provider-to-patient communication and interpersonal skills. The ......read more

Doha Festival City Raises Awareness on Mental Health with Hamad Medical Corporation

The awareness campaign, organized as part of Doha Festival City's #FestivalCares CSR program, aims to promote education and awareness about this critical issue that affects the community.   Doha, Qatar – 10 May 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, having recently revamped its brand positioning “It’s my Place, my Choice”, has partnered with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to raise awareness about mental health in the local community.      The mall is once again taking steps to promote the health and wellbeing of its visitors and the wider community, this time focusing on mental health. In time for Mental Health Awareness Month typically observed in May, Doha Festival City is taking a proactive approach by raising ......read more

WCM-Q Equips Healthcare Professionals with Biostatistical Skills

Doha – May 6, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) held a series of workshops on biostatistical methods and interpretation to help healthcare professionals improve their research skills. Titled “Certificate in the Analysis of Medical Data: Applied Biostatistics for Healthcare Professionals,” the Certificate offers three workshops (introductory, intermediate, and advanced) aimed at enabling healthcare professionals to better organize, manage, and analyze their data and correctly interpret and summarize its results. The workshops are applied in nature, allowing participants to learn about biostatistical concepts through case studies that use statistical software. The overall learning objectives are to enable participants to enter and manage data using statistical software; perform bivariate and multivariate ......read more

Thyroid Health and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome discussed at WCM-Q Grand Rounds

Doha – May 3, 2023: Two physicians with expertise in polycystic ovary syndrome and the growth of nodules on the thyroid gland gave lectures in the latest instalments of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Grand Rounds series.  WCM-Q alumnus Dr. Tania Jaber, now a consultant endocrinologist at Hamad Medical Corporation, spoke about thyroid nodules, which are abnormal growths in the thyroid gland, located at the front of the neck. Thyroid nodules are relatively common and in the majority of cases are benign (noncancerous), explained Dr. Jaber. Nonetheless, anyone who notices a new growth or unusual lump in the neck (or any other part of the body) should always see a doctor to have the issue investigated professionally, she said. Dr. Jaber, who also holds the position of assistant professor of clinical medicine at ......read more

WCM-Q Workshop Highlights the Therapeutic Effects of Music

Doha – April 16, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) recently held a two-day workshop to provide physicians, allied health professionals, researchers, and educators training in the use of evidence-based music interventions to treat a variety of health conditions.   Titled ‘Management of Social, Emotional, Cognitive and Neurological Disorders Using Evidence-Based Music Therapy Techniques,’ the workshop offered attendees presentations and symptomatology of common social, cognitive, and neurological disorders, and guidelines on how to refer, plan, conduct, and report a music therapy session.  Participants had the opportunity to understand how music and music tools, such as drumming circles, can help individuals foster self-esteem and express emotions, and how evidence-based sensorimotor and ......read more

WCM-Q's Future Doctors Celebrate resounding Match Day success

Doha – April 3, 2023: Final-year medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) celebrated a successful Match Day as they secured residency places to continue their training at elite institutions in Qatar and the US.  The fourth-year medical students, who will graduate in May, gathered at WCM-Q to hear that members of the class had matched with leading residency training programs at prestigious institutions, including Hamad Medical Corporation, Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Case Western/University Hospital Cleveland, University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Massachusetts General Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center & Columbia University, among many others.  The medical specialties the new doctors will be pursuing once they ......read more

WCM-Q and International Experts Review Whether Metformin is a Drug for all Diseases

Doha – March 14, 2023:  Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have, together with colleagues from Canada and the U.S., reviewed whether metformin is a drug that can protect against diseases other than type 2 diabetes. The review was published in Metabolism, a leading journal dedicated to human metabolism research.  In the late 1950s, metformin was used to treat type 2 diabetes. Today, the drug continues to be the preferred choice for millions of people living with the condition. A collection of encouraging pre-clinical and clinical findings has sparked interest in re-purposing the drug to treat several other diseases, such as COVID-19.  Titled ‘Metformin: Is it a drug for all reasons and diseases?’ The objectives of the review were to evaluate the putative mechanism(s) of action of ......read more

WCM-Q Symposium Discusses the Future of Healthcare

Doha – March 13, 2023: The Institute for Population Health (IPH) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) held a one-day symposium to discuss population health challenges and outcomes, and ways to promote health.   The symposium was designed to enable healthcare practitioners to look to the future of healthcare and sustainability, understand what equitable culturally competent patient care means, and become ‘change agents’ who can promote physical, mental, and social wellbeing.  Topics under discussion included population health challenges and the emerging paradigm of health and disease, sustainability of the global lifestyle medicine movement, perspectives at the confluence of pandemics, and public health priorities in the region. In addition, an interactive panel discussion focused on public health ......read more

WCM-Q Pre-Medical Students Explore the Intersection of Biomechanics and Sports Medicine during Field Trip to Aspetar

Doha – March 12, 2023: Fifty Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) pre-medical students recently visited Aspetar hospital to learn about the application of biomechanics in sports medicine. The trip provided a unique opportunity for students to see firsthand how physics principles are used in the treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries.   During the one-day visit, the students toured different departments within the hospital, including the movement and assessment analysis laboratory and hydropathy pools, the altitude dormitory and climate chamber, the podiatry and virtual reality departments, the motion capture lab, and the medical imaging department. At each department the students learnt about the specific tools and technologies used to diagnose and treat athletes.   Before the tour of the ......read more

WCM-Q Webinar Discusses Ways to Manage Anxiety and Related Disorders

Doha – March 7, 2023: The Institute for Population Health (IPH) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) recently held a webinar that examined anxiety and related disorders, and how to manage them.   The webinar titled, ‘Anxiety: When your worrying becomes worrying’, was delivered by Dr. Zahra Naqvi, assistant professor of psychiatry at WCM-Q, and discussed diseases such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.   Dr. Naqvi explained that anxiety is a common disorder in our society and can cause a significant impairment in social, occupational, and other areas of living.  Even when therapy services are provided not everyone takes advantage because of the stigma associated with the ......read more

Doha Festival City Partners with Hamad Medical Corporation to Celebrate World Kidney Day

The awareness campaign, held under the mall’s #FestivaCares CSR  programme, aimed to encourage the community to learn more about kidney health and contribute to saving lives Doha, Qatar – 7 March 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, having recently revamped its brand positioning “It’s my Place, my Choice”, has partnered with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to mark World Kidney Day 2023. The World Kidney Day Joint Steering Committee has declared 2023 to be the year of “Kidney Health for All-Preparing for the unexpected, supporting the vulnerable!” This year’s event has focused on the importance of preparation for unexpected events for kidney patients, urging people to learn more about the vital role that their ......read more

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WCM-Q Alumna Wins Prestigious US Scholarship Award…

Doha – March 1, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) alumna Dr. Afaf Osman has been presented with a highly coveted award by the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Dr. Osman, who graduated from WCM-Q in 2014, is one of only six awardees in the US in the clinical junior faculty section of the 2023 Scholar Awards handed out this year by ASH, which is regarded as the world’s ......read more

WCM-Q Research Seeks to Translate Benefits of Personalized Medicine from European to Arab ...…

Doha – February 28, 2023: Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have analyzed vast amounts of genetic and protein-related data to determine the effectiveness of genetics-based personalized medicine for Arabs.  While personalized medicine holds huge potential for assessing disease risk for individuals, a weakness of the science is its reliance on genetic data that ......read more

WCM-Q Webinar Discusses Link between Body Weight and Health…

Doha – February 12, 2023: The Institute for Population Health (IPH) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) recently held a webinar to discuss ways to reduce the risk of lifestyle diseases associated with being overweight and obese.   The webinar titled, ‘Plain talk about weight loss’ was delivered by Dr. Ravinder Mamtani, professor of population health sciences and vice ......read more

WCM-Q Diabetes Researcher Ranked among World's Best…

Doha – February 1, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) clinician and researcher Dr. Rayaz Malik has been ranked among the world’s leading experts in the fields of diabetic neuropathy and diabetes complications.  Dr. Malik, professor of medicine and assistant dean for clinical investigations at WCM-Q, was ranked 7th for diabetic neuropathies (nerve damage) and 13th for ......read more

Aspiring Doctors attend WCM-Q's High School Medical Conference…

Doha – January 25, 2023: More than 250 participants, including teachers, school counselors, high school students, and parents attended this year’s edition of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) High School Medical Conference (HSMC) that was hosted on campus by the Office of Student Outreach and Educational Development.  The conference brought together highly motivated ......read more

Qatari WCM-Q Medical Student Presents Research into Incurable Blood Cancer at Us Health Conference…

Doha – January 23, 2023: A Qatari medical student at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has presented research into a rare and incurable form of blood cancer at the 64th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition, which took place in New Orleans, Louisiana. Second-year medical student Haya Al Ansari gave a presentation about a clinical research trial she worked ......read more

WCM-Q Webinar Series Boosts Population Health…

Doha – December 28, 2022:  Two expert speakers discussed ways to address pressing population health issues in the latest instalments of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Population Health and Wellbeing webinar series.  The latest webinar featured Dr. Sheela Nambiar, president of the Indian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, discussing the central importance of regular ......read more

WCM-Q Research Provides First Detailed Study of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Prevalence in Europe…

Doha – December 26, 2022:  A study entitled ‘Epidemiology of herpes simplex virus type 2 in Europe: Systematic review, meta-analyses, and meta-regressions’ has been published in the prestigious journal Lancet Regional Health-Europe by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).   The study found that about 10 percent of the population of Europe is ......read more

WCM-Q and HMC Predict Survival of Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients in ICU…

Doha – December 19, 2022:  A new study has identified biomarkers that predict survival in critically ill COVID-19 patients with lung dysfunction. The study was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Ali Ait Hussain from the intensive care unit at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and led by Dr. Charbel Abi Khalil at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q). DNA methylation is considered ......read more

New WCM-Q Seminar Series Aims to Boost Health Literacy among Public…

Doha – December 14, 2022: Three leading professors at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have shared information about common health conditions with the community in a series of free online presentations.  Dr. Mai Mahmoud, Dr. Moune Jabre and Dr. Mohamud Verjee spoke about high blood pressure (hypertension), common causes of pelvic pain, and hypothyroidism, respectively. The ......read more

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