Sidra focuses on diabetes challenges in women, kids

DOHA: More than 400 researchers, healthcare professionals, exhibitors, VIPs and international speakers gathered at the second Conference on Diabetes, Obesity, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (CUDOS 2018) hosted by Sidra Medicine recently.

Themed on ‘Childhood Diabetes: from Novel Discoveries to Clinical Practice’, the three-day conference concluded with several high profile presentations and discussions related to addressing diabetes challenges in children and women.

Sidra Medicine Vice-Chair, Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham, who shared his message via video, highlighted how CUDOS 2018 is rooted in developing practical and implementable improvements in care — keeping the needs of the patients in mind.

In addition to establishing several local and international collaborations with partners, a key outcome from CUDOS 2018, was the recognition of three young investigators Omair Al Naeemi, Reem Hasna and Mohamed Ibrahim Janahi.

They were awarded by Sidra Medicine Chief Research Officer, Prof Christof von Kalle and Dr Ammira Sarah Akil, Staff Scientist and CUDOS 2018 Conference Chairperson and Organiser for their outstanding presentations on medical sciences.

Dr Abdulla Al Ansari, HMC Acting Chief Medical Officer, said “Diabetes and obesity are among the greatest threats facing health and well-being in Qatar. HMC’s Qatar Metabolic Institute (QMI) is playing an important role in promoting clinical, education, and research efforts that target diabetes and obesity-related illnesses.”

“This conference brought together an interdisciplinary group of professionals working in the fields of diabetes and childhood obesity and provided an important platform to explore the role healthcare professionals play in promoting strategies which enhance the well-being of children living with, or at risk of, these metabolic diseases. CUDOS also provided an opportunity to showcase examples of the important work being undertaken by the QMI.”

CUDOS 2018 also marked the first time that the highest number of Continuous Medical Education (CME) and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points were awarded to a medical conference in Qatar, with a maximum of 28.75 hours.

Source: The Peninsula Qatar