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QU hosts Sixth Annual Interprofessional Education Student Forum | Qatar University

QU hosts Sixth Annual Interprofessional Education Student Forum


Qatar University (QU) Health Interprofessional Education (IPE) committee with the Interprofessional Education Students’ Association in Qatar hosted recently the 6th Annual IPE Student Forum.
The event took place virtually with over 750 views on Qatar University’s YouTube channel. The event was moderated by the Vice President of the IPE Students’ Association and Dietetic Intern at the College of Health Sciences (CHS) Ms. Layan Sukik.
After the welcoming remarks, the event progressed with an overview of the association’s vision, mission and activities presented by the President of the IPE Student Association and QU third year medical student Ms. Jawaher Baraka.
The forum was the healthcare team challenge which had four teams with eight members in each team from the different healthcare professions in different universities across Qatar including Qatar University’s (QU) College of Pharmacy (CPH), College of Health Sciences (CHS) and College of Medicine (CMED) alongside peers from University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ), College of the North Atlantic - Qatar (CNA-Q) and Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar (WCM-Q).
Each team was assisted by a mentor and a co-mentor to ensure that the teams fulfill the goals of the challenge and meet the criteria, the teams competed to present the management plan of a patient with cerebral palsy presented with paracetamol intoxication.
The four teams presented their work on the case and answered a question directed to each group. Following that, each group received a feedback from the judges on their performance and areas of improvement. The winning team was determined after receiving the votes from all the judges based on their plan, interprofessional practice and the clinical approach of the health care.
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the College of Pharmacy (CPH) and the QU Health Chair of the IPE Committee Dr. Alla El-Awaisi, she commented: “I would like to congratulate the IPE student Association for another successful forum. I am really proud of our IPE student association and how the different members from the different professions collaborated together successfully to organize the event’.
“I was also very impressed by the team presentations. They did an incredible job despite the restrictions and circumstances from the COVID-19 pandemic. These are truly amazing opportunities for our healthcare students to collaborate with each other and appreciate the contribution of each profession to a successful interprofessional team,” Dr. Alla added
Professor Jill Thistlethwaite, Professor of Medical Education and Adjunct professor University of Technology Sydney, Australia commented: “It was a great pleasure and privilege to be asked to be part of this student IPE forum. I have been involved in many 'healthcare team challenges' in different countries over the years and it was wonderful to see and hear the student voices from Qatar as the teams developed management plans for the patient and her family in the challenging case presented. There was clear evidence of collaboration and interprofessional respect. It was even more noteworthy as this event was online for the 1st time. Congratulations to all the teams - the videos and interactions were a credit to you all.”
Team 4 was announced the winner at the end of the healthcare challenge of the 6th IPE forum, the members were Fatima Nazar (CPH), Maria Latif Pharmacy technician (CNA-Q), Sharon Benjy (UCQ), Khaled Elzawawi (CMED), Maryam Arabi (WCM-Q), Fatma AlJassim (CHS- public health), Alaa Heggy (CHS- Nutrition), and Zeinab Mohamed (CHS- Physiotherapy).
Judges included Prof Jill Thistlethwaite, CHS Assistant Professor in Medical Education at the Department of Public Health Dr. Ahsan Sethi, Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist at Sidra Medicine Dr. Amani Alhaddad, CNAQ Pharmacy Technician Instructor and Program Contact Mr. Norman Wong and UCQ Nursing instructor UCQ Ms. Faisa Farah.

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