HBKU organises online Webinar for physicians

  • 7 months   ago
Presenting its commitment to offer essential educational and research training, the College of Health and Life Sciences (CHLS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) conducted an online webinar for physicians, that aimed at the early detection of cardiovascular and brain diseases.
The CPD-accredited webinar was delivered by two prominent experts in the field, Dr. Charalambos Antoniades, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford, where he also heads the Acute Vascular Imaging Centre; and Dr. Pedram Parva, Assistant Professor in Radiology at Boston University, and lecturer at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Ayman Al Haj Zen, Assistant Professor and Chair of CPD committee, CHLS, moderated during online webinar.
Dr. Antoniades talked about enhancing a new biomarker that detects inflammation in the human coronary arteries by analysing the changes of computerized tomography (CT) attenuation of perivascular fat tissue. The webinar participants also heard from Dr. Parva about the latest advances in early detection technologies using MRI imaging of perivascular spaces to help diagnose different brain diseases.
After the webinar, Dr. Edward Stuenkel, Founding Dean, CHLS, said: "We remain focused on supporting the delivery of high-quality healthcare through highly-trained medical professionals to fulfill the Qatar National Vision 2030.
"In Qatar, where cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death from non-communicable diseases, ensuring early diagnosis is a major priority. We are therefore determined to support the development of such a cadre of health professionals through our academic programs and seminars that offer knowledge and insights into the latest tools, approaches, and solutions to pressing healthcare challenges," he added.