Doha 05th April 2014: More than 334 people took part in the fourth Annual Child Health Research Day celebration, organized by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).
Event, held at the Medical Education Centre featured lectures and scientific presentations from international and local healthcare professionals actively engaged in pioneering research in health issues relevant to Qatari children.
The aim of the event was to continue to build child health research capacity in the country through collaborative partnerships and to support the paediatric research development within HMC and Qatar, according to Dr Abdulla al-Kaabi, HMC senior consultant in paediatrics and project director for HMC-SickKids Partnership Project.
Professor Neena Modi, consultant in neonatal medicine, Chelsea &Westminster Hospital, London, and vice president for science and research of the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health said: “Paediatric research is not only vital to children, but also to the adults that they will become, and therefore, reflects in the health of the nation. Doctors around the world have a responsibility to question and to strive to reduce uncertainties in infant and child care, by evaluating new treatments and policies through dedicated research, as children have the right to benefit from research.”
The event provided child health researchers in the country an opportunity to showcase the projects they have engaged in and to share their findings on topics related to child health issues in Qatar including, child road traffic injuries, Wilson’s disease and vitamin D deficiency in infants and children.
It also featured a poster exhibition including 26 posters displaying research from healthcare institutions across the country.