HMC conducts orthopaedic review course

January 05, 2014 - 4:56:28 am

DOHA: The Bone and Joint Institute in collaboration with the Medical Education Department at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) organised the Qatar Orthopaedic Review Course.

This course will be held from today to January 9 at the Hajar Auditorium at HMC’s Education Centre and will focus on clinical orthopaedic surgery and other orthopaedic specialities.  

The course aims to raise the standard of education in the region by bringing international faculty as well as HMC-based orthopaedic healthcare professionals to the same platform.

 It will provide residents, specialists and consultants with an exclusive learning opportunity to delve into important orthopaedic topics related to foot and ankle, pathology and basic science, spine, paediatric orthopaedics, sports orthopaedics, adult reconstruction and trauma. 

“This event will help residents in the region receive the highest level of education, and will develop a stage to continue to provide the latest orthopaedic training from local and international healthcare practitioners,” said Dr Mohammed Al Khayarin, Senior Consultant, Orthopaedic Surgery at HMC. 

“This is an effort to provide state-of-the-art-information in the field of orthopaedics to healthcare practitioners, ensuring at the same time that this is reflected in the high-quality care they provide to patients.”

Participants at the five-day course will engage in intensive, examination focused review sessions that are consistent with the organisation of the orthopaedic board exam. 

Although the course is designed for senior orthopaedic residents preparing to take a board exam, all other orthopaedists who would like to revise their orthopaedic knowledge are encouraged to attend. 

“This course aims to make it convenient for orthopaedic residents to be able to get the required high quality training and knowledge within the country and also to take their board exam,” said Dr AbdulAziz Al Kuwari, one of the course organisers, Orthopaedic Surgeon at HMC and Spine Fellow at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

He added: “Three years ago when I took my board exam, I travelled all the way to New York, in the United States because no such course was available in Qatar or the region. “We are hoping that residents will benefit from this opportunity and attend the course.”

Interested participants can register through the course website: www. qorc.hamad.qa/en or by contacting the course organiser, Dr AbdulAziz Al Kuwari on 44392820 or 44392823. 

International faculty participating in the course will also visit clinics at Hamad General Hospital to share their expertise on various orthopaedic cases and to offer advice on the treatment of certain complex cases.

The Peninsula

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