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Pearls of WCM-Q Grand Rounds

Speakers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar's Grand Rounds, coordinated by the Division of Continuing Professional Development, share their 'pearls of wisdom' about their chosen field of interest with us. 


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Venous thromboembolism in the ICU

Venous thromboembolism describes the clinical presentation of atypical clot formation in the venous system of multifactorial origin, mainly depending on the so-called Virchow triad: stasis, vessel wall injury and hypercoagulability...

Leading Teams in Uncertain Times

Coronavirus has brought the world of economics, politics, healthcare and indeed humanity to a stand-still in one maleficent swoop. An unprecedented shutdown of the global economy (Jones et al., 2020)...

Pediatric (Anatomical) Pathology, Where Rare Diseases Are Common

The scope of pediatric pathology is wide – it covers pediatric medicine and surgery and also extends into intrauterine development and placental pathology...

Covid-19 and Beyond: Role of AI in Health Crises

There has been a lot of hype around Artificial Intelligence (AI) recently - some myth and some facts. However, the undeniable reality is we are currently in the biggest health crisis of our lifetime – the COVID-19 pandemic...

Breast Imaging: Basics and Beyond

Although the incidence of breast cancer (BC) is lower in low and middle income countries relative to the incidence in high income countries​[1]​, evidence shows that BC is rising in incidence worldwide​ [2]​...

Autoimmune Disease in the Time of COVID-19: Risks and Management Considerations

Autoimmune rheumatic diseases (ARDs), such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus, are chronic heterogenous systemic disorders characterized by immune dysregulation and inflammation that can lead to organ damage and significant morbidity...

Palliative Care and Covid-19: The WCM Experience

At the peak and epicenter of the pandemic, Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) had 481 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, 237 in an ICU and 216 on ventilators. While new ICU beds were created, the WCM Palliative Care Consultation Service (WCM PCCS) was initially unusually quiet, but it quickly became apparent that the staff in the ICUs and the families of the hospitalized patients were struggling

Obesity: A Rising Threat to Global Health

In the Grand Rounds on Obesity: A Rising Threat to Global Health that was delivered on Sunday, September 13, 2020, we covered several points: • What is obesity and what problems does it present in the US, in Qatar, and throughout the world? • How did obesity become a threat to global health? • How do we as physicians and healthcare providers play a role in weight bias and how can we make a change? • Which strategies might we take to address the obesity epidemic?

Blood, Guts & Surgery in the COVID-19 Era: A Report from the Trenches

While COVID-19 was initially regarded as a respiratory disease, an increasing body of evidence is demonstrating its multi-system manifestations. Many of its complications in the critically ill patients required surgical attention...

Infant Mental Health: Where Wellbeing Begins

Understanding infant mental health means understating ourselves, how we became the people we are today based on our early relationships, and most importantly how we can help the next generation grow with a strong sense of wellbeing...