WCM-Q Launches New Webinar Series: ‘Cardiology For Non-cardiologists’

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Published July 5th, 2021 - 12:22 GMT
WCM-Q Launches New Webinar Series: ‘Cardiology For Non-cardiologists’
Dr. Islam Elgendy.
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The Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has launched a new series of webinars for physicians, titled ‘What Does the Non-Cardiologist Need to Know About Cardiology.’

The Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has launched a new series of webinars for physicians, titled ‘What Does the Non-Cardiologist Need to Know About Cardiology.’

Cardiac diseases are the most common cause of death among adults, and it is common for physicians who are not cardiologists to encounter cardiac patients in outpatient settings. The new series is designed to offer guidance to these non-cardiologist physicians to help them provide the very best care possible to the cardiac patients they treat for other health issues, which may or may not be related to cardiac disease.

Each instalment of the new series is delivered by expert interventional cardiologist Dr. Islam Elgendy, assistant professor of medicine at WCM-Q. In the first instalment, Dr. Elgendy spoke on the topic, ‘Management of Stable Coronary Artery Disease.’ In his presentation, Dr. Elgendy outlined the pathophysiology of stable coronary artery disease, explained how to identify the appropriate investigative methods for evaluating patients with the condition, and discussed the common therapies used in the management of patients with stable coronary artery disease. Treatment plans are usually personalized to the specific needs of each patient, but broadly speaking are based upon risk factor management, antianginal drugs and lifestyle modifications, such as tobacco cessation, healthy diet and weight loss, and exercise. The next instalment of the series is titled ‘Chronic Heart Failure Management.’

The webinars are accredited locally by the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners-Accreditation Department (QCHP-AD) and internationally by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

For more information about the series, visit: https://qatar-weill.cornell.edu/continuing-professional-development/cpd-events/upcoming-events

Background Information

Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar is a partnership between Cornell University and Qatar Foundation. It offers a comprehensive six-year medical program leading to the Cornell University M.D. degree with teaching by Cornell and Weill Cornell faculty and by physicians at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Aspetar Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, the Primary Health Care Corporation, the Feto Maternal Center, and Sidra Medicine, who hold Weill Cornell appointments. Through its biomedical research program, WCM-Q is building a sustainable research community in Qatar while advancing basic science and clinical research. Through its medical college, WCM-Q seeks to provide the finest education possible for medical students, to improve health care both now and for future generations, and to provide high quality health care to the Qatari population.

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