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December 1, 2011

Qatar Update:  Research

In 2010, SickKids began a historic five-year partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation to create a state-of-the-art children’s hospital in Doha, Qatar. Read about the project and the SickKids staff experience and one of our major project milestones.

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is eager to incorporate a robust research component into its organization’s priorities. Through our partnership, SickKids has been able to share some best practices in establishing a strong foundation for paediatric research.

In January 2011, HMC hosted its first annual Child Health Research Day, showcasing child health research undertaken by HMC and SickKids.

Almost 170 participants from the paediatric unit, paediatric intensive care and surgery attended the event, which demonstrated the importance of research infrastructure in developing a sustainable clinical research program. The event also connected researchers with the vision of building research capacity for paediatrics.

Planning for the next Child Health Research Day, to take place January 28, 2012, has already begun.

Check back next week for our update on nursing education and training.