WCM-Q webinars boost healthcare research capacity in Qatar
A series of webinars and certificate programs offered by Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) is helping to boost the healthcare research capacity of the State of Qatar.
Recent events offered by the Division of Continuing Professional Development at WCM-Q include the Biostatistics for Healthcare Practitioners Live Webinar Series and the Certificate in the Analysis of Medical Data courses. Both offerings were presented by biostatistics expert Dr. Ziyad Mahfoud, Associate Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research and were available to access remotely via online platforms.
The research methods training sessions provided by the CPD division aim to give physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, allied health practitioners and other healthcare professionals, researchers, educators and students a solid grounding in biostatistics to allow them to analyze, interpret and draw conclusions from the medical data they use in their research projects.
Participants in the events learned how to use linear and logistic regressions to examine the relationships between variables, test for interaction in regression, assess confounding in regression and use confidence intervals to draw inferences in research studies.
Dr. Mahfoud said: “These courses provide essential skills for professionals working in Qatar’s thriving healthcare sector to make sense of the data they collect from their clinical experiences or elsewhere. This not only helps them further their career development but also enables them to make extremely valuable contributions to the body of medical research in many different areas, which ultimately has the potential to enhance patient care and health outcomes.”
All of the events were accredited locally by the Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Healthcare Professions – Accreditation Section and internationally by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).