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2015
Global and Public Health and Academic Health System Symposium 2015:
Integrative Medicine: A Refreshing Approach to Optimum Health.

The Division of Global and Public Health and Academic Health System hosted a collaborative symposium on March 18, 2015 entitled: Integrative Medicine: A Refreshing Approach to Optimum Health. The symposium emphasized on building therapeutic doctor-patient relationships and the use of evidence-based conventional and unconventional therapies. The symposium was well attended by physicians, nurses, medical staff, medical/non–medical faculty and students from educational and healthcare institutions across Qatar.

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The learning objectives of the symposium are listed below:

  • Describe the next wave of public health (The Fifth Wave) and consider what is postulated as its core focus.
  • Define the Three Horizon’s Model and how might it be used in your work.
  • Identify key factors in optimizing human encounter and wellness enhancement.
  • Describe the integrative medicine approach to treatment of pain.
  • Review the current evidence and proposed mechanisms for the use of mind-body therapies for pain management.
  • Assess the current evidence for the use of acupuncture for pain management.
  • Discuss the relationship between integrative medicine and patient survival.
  • Assess the contribution of integrative medicine to solving diagnostic problems.
  • Evaluate the role of integrative medicine in reducing the burden of common illnesses.
  • Outline a suitable strategy for integrating complementary medicine in conventional healthcare.


2014
Global and Public Health Symposium 2014: Culturally Competent Patient-Centered Healthcare, A Special Focus on Qatar

 

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Global and Public Health successfully hosted Qatar’s first cultural competence in healthcare symposium on March 17, 2014 at WCMC-Q. The symposium focused on the significance of implementing culturally competent patient centered care in all healthcare institutions. The symposium was very well attended by faculty, researchers and staff from educational and healthcare institutions across Qatar.

 

Learning objectives of the symposium are listed below:

  • Define the concept and rationale for culturally competent healthcare.
  • Identify key dimensions of patient-centered care and the important role played by communication in developing a therapeutic alliance.
  • Discuss selected clinical challenges and interviewing strategies for providing culturally responsive and effective healthcare.
  • Describe best and promising practices relating to integrating cultural competency into healthcare organizations and academic medical centers.
  • Deepen understanding of the components of a comprehensive curriculum for culturally responsive care.
  • Be able to articulate several teaching strategies for delivery of the awareness/attitudes, knowledge and skills components of a culturally responsive healthcare curriculum.
  • Expand appreciation for evidence-based learning strategies, and begin to consider applications to the teaching environment.
  • Explore the experiences and challenges of communication in Qatar’s multicultural population.
  • Value the importance of understanding different cultures in Qatar’s healthcare setting.
  • Identify the role of health education in Qatar to understand patients’ cultural views.

2013
Global and Public Health Symposium 2013: Emerging Trends in Health Care and Lifestyle Diseases: A Special Focus on Qatar

 

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The Division successfully hosted a symposium on March 12, 2013. The symposium, which was well attended by healthcare and allied professionals, provided a platform for innovative ideas, invigorating discussion and knowledge sharing of recent healthcare delivery and public health priorities in Qatar.

 

Learning objectives of the symposium are listed below:

  • Discuss the integrated academic health system model of education, research, and clinical care, which can optimize health care in Qatar;
  • Describe the current status of women faculty in academic medicine in the US and identify the factors that have contributed to their slow advancement;
  • Present compelling reasons for creating a culture where women can succeed and fully contribute to academic medicine
  • Identify the root causes of chronic disease such as obesity and diabetes;
  • Quantify the potential impact of lifestyle behaviors on the incidence of chronic disease
  • Summarize specific programs which show promise in reversing trends in obesity and related conditions; and
  • To examine the relationship between the intestinal microbes, health and chronic diseases

2011
Global and Public Health Symposium 2011: Changing Paradigm of Health Care in the Middle East with a Special Focus on Qatar

 

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The Division successfully hosted a CME symposium held on November 30, 2011. The symposium was well attended and provided a platform for discussions and exchange of information on health care and its priorities with a view to improve the overall health care in the State of Qatar and other nations in the Middle East.

Learning objectives of the symposium are listed below:

  • Summarize Qatar’s National Health Strategy and its implementation,
  • Discuss how the recently announced Academic Health System initiative can contribute in improving the quality of health care in the State of Qatar,
  • Outline how optimum health care can be achieved in Qatar,
  • List recent biotechnological approaches in the treatment of chronic diseases,
  • Assess time trends of motor vehicle injuries in the State of Qatar,
  • Outline how health care can be improved through education,
  • Review the facts and widely held myths about ECFMG and entry in US Graduate Medical Education training programs, and
  • Discuss how the pediatric residency at Hamad General Hospital is nurturing an environment conducive to optimal education.

Videos of the symposium sessions can be accessed here