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1:00PM - 5:00PM QATAR TIME

4th Annual Symposium on Optimizing Health Professions Education with Simulation-Based Learning






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


The Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.





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.


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 3.75 hours.

 Target Audience:

  • Physicians 
  • Nurses 
  • Pharmacists 
  • Allied Health Professionals 
  • Simulation Healthcare Professionals

Overall Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe best practices in simulation-based education for healthcare professionals.
  • Illustrate new strategies for increasing effectiveness of simulation-based education for healthcare professionals within your institution.
  • Identify tools and processes to ensure effective simulation-based education for healthcare professionals.
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration in simulation-based education for healthcare professions.

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.

Course Director

Stella Major

Course Faculty

stella major, ayad al-moslih, guillaume alinier, moune jabre, kim leighton, arlene masaba, daniel rainkie, bernd reichert, joshua vognsen, paul comeau, bassem tarhini, vanda abi raad, rana sharara-chami, mahmood al jufaili, melih elcin, hani lababidi, michaela kolbe, emad ali hamad almomani, abdul sattar raslan, fatima ali ahmad, akash chavan, john michael glodoveza, baran kart

scientific planning committee

Stella Major, Ayad Al-Moslih, Deema Al-Sheikhly, Guillaume Alinier, Christina Bernardo, Moune Jabre, Kim Leighton, Arlene Masaba, Daniel Rainkie, Bernd Reichert, Lan Sawan, Joshua Vognsen, Paul Comeau, Bassem Tarhini

Course Coordinator

Joshua Vognsen:

The Course Director, Course Faculty, Scientific Planning Committee, and Course 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.