Sidra Medical and Research centre proudly invites healthcare practitioners involved in women’s health to the second Annual Sidra Women’s Health Conference themed-‘’Infertility and Reproductive Health’’ This conference follows on from the very successful maiden conference held in 2016.


CME/CPD Accreditation

This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Category 1) as defined by the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners – Accreditation Department and is approved for a maximum of 13 hours for the two-day conference.


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The 2017 scientific conference will be held at the iconic Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).

The field of human reproduction has undergone significant advances in the past decade with innovations in bio-technology, precision medicine and genetics. These advances have created new clinical, ethical and regulatory dilemmas in reproductive health for clinicians, patients and the society at large. This authoritative scientific conference has assembled leading experts in the different aspects of reproductive health and infertility to provide a holistic educational and learning experience over two days.

A comprehensive and high quality programme consisting of plenary sessions, breakout sessions and presentation of abstracts have been put together and will cover the following areas:

  • The role of primary care in the initial assessment of the infertile couple
  • Investigations, triaging and management of primary infertility
  • Causes, investigation and management of secondary infertility
  • Early pregnancy failure and Ectopic pregnancy
  • Recurrent pregnancy Loss
  • Polycystic Ovary syndrome and Infertility
  • Endometriosis and Infertility
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Ethics and Regulation of Fertility services
  • Pre-implantation Genetic screening and Diagnosis
  • Translational research in reproductive health
  • Standards and Quality Assurance in fertility services
  • Fibroids and Infertility
  • Fertility preservation in Gynaecological cancers
  • The role of imaging in fertility
  • New techniques in overcoming inherited mitochondrial disorders
  • Contraception and post reproductive health
  • Reproductive surgery
  • Infections and reproductive health
  • Pre-pregnancy health




Registration Packages

Early Bird Registration-Standard (Ends 30 June 2017)USD 230

Early Bird Nurses  (Ends 30 June 2017)USD 140

Standard Rate Nurses  (From 1 July, 2017)USD 170

Less Resourced Settings (Sudan/Rest of Africa/India) – USD 170

Standard Registration (From July 1, 2017) – USD 280


Abstract Submission

Abstract submission for this conference are open.  Deadline 31 August 2017Read the abstract submission guidelines and download the abstract submission form.

All submission must be made by email to


Delegates who Require Visa to attend this Conference

Visa application to attend this conference is the responsibility of each Individual delegate.  However we are able to provide some assistance in this if needed.



Special Hotel Room Rates


To reserve please email Roy Mrad at





Organizing Committee

Dr Gbemisola Okunoye – Director of Conferences & Chair of Organizing Committee

Dr Vincent Boama – Attending Physician, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Sidra

Dr Mohammed Khan – Attending Physician, Sidra

Dr Guy Fender – Medical Director, Reproductive Endocrinology

Dr Nady Mohammed – Division Chief of Gynaecology, Sidra

Dr Zeena Al Mansoori –  Director of Clinical Affairs, Women’s Hospital, HMC, Qatar

Dr Hessa Ibrahim Shahbic – Primary Healthcare Corporation, Qatar

Prof Jan Olofsson-Division Chief of Reproductive Medicine, Sidra Medical and Research Centre

Dr Pradeep Jayaram, Attending Physician, Sidra

Prof Justin Konje- Executive Chair, Women’s services Clinical Management Group, Sidra

Dr Maryam Abdullah   Fertility Unit, Hamad Medical Corporation

Dr Amna Tellisi, Consultant Al Wakra, Hospital, Qatar

Dr Amir Elnahas-Sr Attending Physician, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Sidra

Dr Isaac Babarinsa-Sr Attending Physician, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Sidra

Ms Kate Herod, Nursing Representative

Ms Gladys Gray, Nursing/Midwifery Representative

Melanie Sabbagh, Women’s Health Educator

Dr Anthony Abbas- Sr Attending Physician, Maternal and Fetal Medicine Sidra

Prof Karim Kalache- Divisional Chief, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Sidra

Prof Steve Lindow-Divisional Chief, Obstetrics, Sidra

Fatima Mohamud, CME Coordinator, Sidra

Scientific Committee

Dr Gbemisola Okunoye- Interim Chair

Dr Vincent Boama-Abstracts Coordinator

Dr Pradeep Jayaram-Deputy Abstracts coordinator

Dr Mohammed Khan

Prof Jan Olofsson

Dr Guy Fender

Dr Antonios Antoniou, Research

Dr Mandy Abushawa

Prof Justin Konje

Dr Nady Mohammed


Exhibition and Sponsorship

Dr Nady Mohammed-Chair

Dr Faten Taher Mohd El Taher

Dr Olubunmi Oniya

Dr Mandy Abushawa

Dr Sara Buhmaid

Dr Ayman Hamcho, Al Wakra

Dr Mohammed Khan

Manjulla Vinolia Pinto- Office Manager and Industry contact

Ms Zara Yassir



Dr Amir Elnahas- Africa and Middle East

Dr Faten Taher Mohd El Taher-HMC

Dr Hessa Ibrahim Shahbic – Primary Healthcare Corporation, Qatar

Dr Pradeep Jayaram – Indian Subcontinent

Dr Dr Hamad Sufyan- Saudi Arabia

Ms Kate Herod- Sidra Nursing and Allied Health

Ms Gladys Gray-Sidra Nursing and Allied Health

Dr Gbemisola Okunoye

Conference Secretariat

Maria Tesresa Ventura – Compliance and Admin

Noricel Hernandez – Speaker Logistics Liaison

Manjulla Vinolia Pinto – Finance

Suzan Albanna – Faculty presentation cordinator

Ms Zara  Yassir – Exhibition




Programme Schedule

Download the programme schedule for this event


Starts / Ends

On       October 13, 2017
Until       October 14, 2017

7:00 am – 5:30 pm

170 - 280

Eventbrite - Infertility and Reproductive Health

Venue Location

Qatar National Convention Center, Doha, Qatar