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3rd Annual Optimizing Health Professions Education with Simulation-Based Learning Symposium



“Simulation has the potential to improve the safety of health care by allowing health care practitioners to acquire valuable experience, in a variety of clinical settings, without putting patients at risk.” (

Welcome Message

On behalf of the scientific committee, I am delighted to welcome you back to Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar, to attend the 3rd Annual Symposium Optimizing Health Professions Education with Simulation-Based Learning.  In the past years, we have seen a growth in the simulationist community in Qatar, and many workshops and plenary sessions led by leaders in the field of simulation-based education have enhanced our knowledge and skills in simulation.  

In our third year, we are pleased to offer attendees a chance to meet with and learn from key leaders in the field from Prof. Debra Nestel from Monash University and the University of Melbourne, as well as two internationally renowned simulation scholars, Dr. Kim Leighton and Prof. Guillaume Alinier, who are both currently living and working here in Doha, Qatar.

It promises to be another exciting day of learning and networking.

Look no further, and book your place to join us on Sept 28, 2019 at Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar.

See you soon, 
Dr. Stella Major, MBBS, FRCGP, CHSE
Scientific Committee Chair & Symposium Course Director
Director of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Lab
Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar

About the Symposium 

The symposium aims to maximize the benefits of the educational modality through the adoption of guidelines and best practices from experts in the field. Expert facilitators from the multi-institutional Qatar Simulation Consortium were consulted to identify and steer the programming to meet the needs of the Qatar healthcare community in regards to evidence-based methods in simulation-based medical education. The symposium will provide a platform for identifying strengths and challenges and allow for participants to explore opportunities to address barriers through collaborative discussions and networking gatherings.

Key topics to be covered in the symposium:

  1. Assess individuals and health professions teams through simulation-based experiences.
  2. Overcome barriers to implementing simulation-based education into your curriculum.
  3. Select the most appropriate simulation modality to meet the requirements of specific learning objectives.
  4. Learn about innovative simulation-based learning being conducted in Qatar.
  5. Examine how health professions learners view simulation-based education.
  6. Network and collaborate with peers.

Overall Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants will:
  1. Describe best practices in simulation-based education for healthcare professionals.
  2. Illustrate new strategies for increasing effectiveness of simulation-based education for healthcare professionals within your institution.
  3. Identify tools and processes to ensure effective simulation-based education for healthcare professionals.
  4. Identify opportunities for collaboration in simulation-based education for healthcare professions.