10th Qatar National Sepsis Symposium (Advancing the Care of Sepsis)

Date of Activity:
14th September 2023

Venue: Hajar Auditorium, Hamad Medical Education Center, Doha

Activity Type: Symposium (Blended)

Activity Code: HGI-02-MED-P866

Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses and Allied Professionals

Overall Learning Outcomes:

  • Appraise the up to date evidence in early recognition & management of sepsis
  • Describe current challenges in microbial aspects of sepsis
  • Outline the impact of sepsis on patients’ life post recovery





Morning Sessions

08:30 - 09:00



09:00 - 09:03

Welcome from the MC

Dr. Maryam Abdulwahab Al-Motawa

Y2 Medical Resident

09:03 - 09:10

Introduction to HMC Sepsis Program

Dr. Abdulsalam Saif

Sepsis Symposium Chair


09:10 - 09:20

Physicians and nurses unite in the fight against sepsis - Inspirational comments

· Dr. Abdulla Al-Ansari - CMO

· Ms. Mariam Al-Mutawa - A/CNO


09:20 - 09:35

Rapid Response Team & In-hospital Sepsis

Dr. Akhnuwkh Jones

Senior Consultant, Department of Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)

Dr. Wasfi Hamad

Head of ICU, Al Khor Hospital


Dr. Cicy Jacob

Consultant Oncology, NCCCR

09:35 - 9:50

What is new in Sepsis Research?

Dr. Muhammad Esakji

Senior Consultant, ICU Al Wakra Hospital

09:50 - 10:05

Antimicrobial Resistance in Sepsis

Dr. Hamad Abdulhadi

Senior Consultant of Infectious Diseases, HGH

10:05 - 10:25

Bugs That Joined the Orchestra With COVID-Candida Auris

Dr. Ali Omrani

Senior Consultant of Infectious Diseases, HGH

10:25 - 10:45


All Speakers

10:45 - 11:00



11:00 - 11:20

Sepsis management challenges-The struggle to save lives, controversies and advancements-2023

Dr. Rasha Ashour

Senior Attending Physician, Sidra Medicine

Dr. Khaled Gazwi

Head of ICU, Al Wakra Hospital


Dr. Lawal Bappa

Senior Consultant - OB/GYN, WWRC

11:20 - 11:40

Evidence-based sepsis management in the pediatric emergency department

Dr. Khalid Yousif Ibrahim

Consultant in Pediatric Emergency, Al Sadd Pediatric Emergency Center, HMC 

11:40 – 11:55

Life After Sepsis-Post Sepsis Syndrome

Dr. Saibu George

Consultant, Critical Care, HGH

12:00 - 12:05

Questions and Answers

All Speakers


12:05 - 13:00

Lunch & prayer break


Afternoon Sessions


Oral presentations of accepted abstracts:

1) Breaking the silence, saving lives in the Elderly Population

2) Time is Sepsis:

Appreciation of Sepsis Bundle Kits in Improving the “Meds to Beds” Time in 6 North 3- AMAU 2

3) A Collaborative Approach in Advancing Pediatric Sepsis Care Thru Electronic Health System in Al Wakra Hospital

1) Ms. Jasmin Josey

SN, Long term care unit 1, Rumailah Hospital

2) Mr. Kenneth Jun Logrono

Improvement Leader Hamad General Hospital

Ms. Djoanne Sarmiento

Staff Nurse - 6N3, AMAU 2 Inpatient HGH

Ms. Katrina Narag

Charge Nurse - 6N3, AMAU 2 Inpatient HGH

3) Ms. Ghadeer Mustafa

Pediatric Division Director of Nursing, Al Wakra Hospital

Mr. Emad Mustafa

Ass Executive director of Nursing critical care


Questions & Answers

All Speakers


Closing Remarks

Dr. Abdulsalam Saif