The Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has been holding a series of in-person workshops and webinars to provide high-quality continuing medical education and professional development opportunities for physicians and healthcare professionals in Qatar. 

These CPD sessions are based on identified needs and the latest scientific and medical developments, designed to increase competence, enhance performance in practice and improve healthcare outcomes for patients.

One such activity was a CPD-hosted workshop on Team-Based Learning (TBL), an evidence-based collaborative learning strategy that offers small-group learning within large classes. Titled Introduction to Team-Based Learning, the syllabus covered the essential elements, benefits and limitations of TBL, along with how to plan, test and facilitate an effective TBL module. The workshop was co-directed by Dr Dean Parmelee, Director of Educational Scholarship and Programme Development at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, and Dr Diego Lorenzetti, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology at WCM-Q.

WCM-Q professor of research in population health sciences Dr Ziyad R Mahfoud also held a workshop on Critical Appraisal of Randomized Clinical Trials, as part of CPD’s Biostatistics series, which aims to enable healthcare professionals to better understand biostatistical concepts related to the design and reporting of studies. The workshop was complemented by Dr Mahfoud’s two-day workshop titled Introductory Applied Biostatistics for Health Care Professionals, which is part of the Certificate in the Analysis of Medical Data. The session was designed to enable healthcare professionals to organise, manage and analyse statistical data.

WCM-Q Grand Rounds Webinar Series

Healthcare practitioners were also kept up-to-date with current developments in medicine through the WCM-Q Grand Rounds Live Webinar series.

One of the recent Grand Rounds sessions titled Contemporary Management of Cardiogenic Shock following Acute Myocardial Infarction was led by Dr Abdulrahman Arabi of Qatar Heart Hospital. The session described the best practice inotropic support in cardiogenic shock, the utilisation of mechanical circulatory devices, the role of hemodynamic monitoring, and the cardiogenic shock pathway at Qatar Heart Hospital.

WCM-Q’s Dr Mohamud A Verjee presented another Grand Rounds live webinar, Hypothyroidism – Mysteries Revealed of its Impact, which focused on enabling healthcare professionals to differentiate hypothyroidism variance, explain its morbidity and assess current treatment.

WCM-Q Vice-Dean for Academic and Curricular Affairs, Dr Thurayya Arayssi, said they support practitioners to not only keep abreast of important developments in the medical field but also widen their skillset. She said that to date, their programmes receive an overwhelming response from participants. She added that they look forward to continuing to roll out relevant programmes over the coming weeks and months.

In Qatar, WCM-Q is accredited as a provider of continuing medical education by the Department of Healthcare Professions (DHP) of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and is accredited internationally by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

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