Welcome message from Chairman

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to attend the “2nd Qatar Conference on Safe Anticoagulation Management: New Advances and Trends (QCSAM)”. The conference is organized by Al Wakra Hospital in collaboration with the Heart Hospital and other HMC facilities that have expanded their anticoagulation services to deliver the safest, most effective and compassionate anticoagulation management, with high patient satisfaction rates. 

Anticoagulation helps reduce the formation of clots which prevents cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular diseases are a growing problem in Qatar, causing death, disability and impaired quality of life. In the past 50 years, many clinical advances have been seen with anticoagulation, where new strategies have been discovered. The role of clinical pharmacist in the management of anticoagulation has been established, and clinicians have learnt more about the importance of medication safety.

The conference offers a platform to discuss evidence based and safe management. It will also provide networking opportunities and a chance to build partnerships with other healthcare providers.

We look forward to your participation in this important conference.

Dr Sabah Alkadhi FRCS, FRCSE
Medical Director, Al Wakra Hospital
Vice Chairman, Dept. of Surgery, Hamad General Hospital, Doha -Qatar

Welcome message from Co-Chairman 

I am delighted to welcome delegates and guests to Doha,Qatar on 10 and 11 April 2020, to the 2nd Qatar Conference on Safe Anticoagulation Management: New Advances and Trends.

QCSAM aims at enabling developments in the field of anticoagulation with focus on safe management, updated information and its application. This conference offers the opportunity to share novel ideas, be an education provider and an authoritative voice among anticoagulation professionals. In addition to bringing local and international experts under one roof to share and learn skills and experiences, discuss current clinical applications and future innovative approaches. For an enriched experience, there will be many activities to attend, including interactive panel discussions and workshops.

As a conference co-chairman, I know that the success of the conference depends on those who have worked with us on organizing, both the technical program and supporting social arrangements. In particular, we thank the Advisory Committee members for the brilliant suggestion on organizing the conference, the Scientific Committee for reviewing of the papers, and our sponsors who have helped us to keep the cost of the conference down for all participants. Recognition should go to the Local Organizing Committee members who have worked extremely hard to include every detail of important aspects of the conference program and social services.

Dr. Ezeldin Soaly MD, CABM, FABC    
Sr. Consultant, Chief of Cardiology, Al Wakra Hospital 
CME Officer & Medical Education Focal Point Officer, Al Wakra Hospital, Doha - Qatar
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