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Healthcare Communications in the Middle East


Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) ACCME Accreditation Statement 

The Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ACCME Credit Designation Statement

The Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners (QCHP) QCHP Accreditation Statement

Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar is accredited as a provider of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners (QCHP) of the Ministry of Public Health.

QCHP Credit Designation Statement

This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Category 1) as defined by the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners-Accreditation Department and is approved for a maximum of 12.00 hours.

Target Audience:

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Allied Health Practitioners
  • Researchers
  • Educators

Overall Learning Objectives:

At the end of the conference, participants will be able to:

    •    Practice clinical communication skills they have learned from 2 three-hour workshops.
    •    Summarize the latest research on healthcare communication skills in the Middle East region.
    •    Evaluate the current communication standards and policies in the Middle East region.

Disclosure of Relationships/Content Validity 

It is the policy of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar to adhere to Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners (QCHP) and Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Criteria, Policies, and Standards for Commercial Support and content validation in order to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored programs. All faculty participating in sponsored programs are expected to disclose relevant financial relationships pertaining to their contribution to the activity, and any discussions of off-label or investigational uses of approved commercial products or devices, or of any products or devices not yet approved in the United States and elsewhere. WCM-Q CME/CPD activities are intended to be evidence-based and free of commercial bias.


Premedical Division

Course Directors

Alan S. Weber and Stella Major

Course Faculty

Alan S. Weber, Stella Major, Mohamud Verjee, Ambika Anand, Sheyma Al-Romaihi, Huda Abdelrahim, Maha Elnashar, Katherine Miles, Aiman Sharei, Abdulsalam Sultan, Marta Fadda, Gabriala Andrews, Karen John, Manasik Hassan, Amina Alansari, Yesuselvi Manickam, Raji Anand, Sohaila Cheema, Razieh Azari, Mohamed Amin, Alya Al Shakaki, Sathyanarayanan Doraswaimy, Hasanali Panjwani, Alison Stone, Hadi Abu Rasheed, Heba Nassar, Dana Mansour, Adrianna Beczek, Laeth Nasir, Nicole Joseph-Chin, Abdallah Tom, Haya Haj Ahmad, Amina Alansari, Jamie Gray, Sinead O'rourke.

Scientific Planning Committee

Alan S. Weber, Stella Major, Mohamud Verjee, Haya Haj Ahmad, Jamie Gray, Sinead O'rourke, Ashok Baghat, Jidesh Visvambharan.


The Course Directors, Course Faculty, and Scientific Planning Committee Coordinator have no relevant financial relationships to disclose and will not be discussing unlabeled/unapproved use of drugs or products.


All participants are required to complete the Evaluation Form in order to qualify for a certificate.The evaluation allows us to assess the degree to which the activity met its objectives.It will also guide the planning of future activities and inform decisions about improving the educational program.