PSCCQ successfully concluded the 14th Fetal Echocardiography Hands-on Course

Sunday, February 28, 2021





The PSCCQ’s Center Director Dr. Abdulrahman Al Mesnid officially concluded the 14th Fetal Echocardiography Hands-on Course last Thursday held at Pediatric Cardiology Conference Room, Maternity and Children’s Hospital in the presence of Dr. Fahad Al Habshan and Dr. Myrna Attia. Dr. Al Mesnid stressed out that the course was highlighted with 21 CME and was duly accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. 

Meanwhile, the course coordinator, Pediatric Cardiologist Consultant, Dr. Ali Al-Akhfash initiated the launching of the course and emphasized that Prince Sultan Center Qassim uniquely stood among all medical centers in the entire region because it is the only center that holds this specialized program within and outside the Kingdom. The said course which includes educational and training activities has been actively serving medical professionals for 14 consecutive years. 

Dr. Ali Al-Akhfash also pointed out that the course was so broad and it comprised several important details and topics related to the heart. He extensively lectured on heart diseases that affect the fetus and how to determine or diagnose it. Consultants of the field of pediatrics also discussed the diagnosis of the disease, the birth defects during the pregnancy period, and imaging the heart of the fetus.

Aside from the theories and knowledge they have grasped during the lecture, the attendees were also practically exposed in applying what they have learned. During the 3-day session, they were taught and trained on how to take a photograph of the fetus’ heart in a step by step manner and in the approved scientific method. The session was limited to only 6 trainees who have sufficient knowledge in fetal and cardiac ultrasound imaging or knowledge in imaging of pregnant women. The limit of trainees was basically to give them the full opportunity to easily comprehend and apply the entirety of the training. 

The Center’s Director, Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Mesnid and Dr. Abdullah Al Qwaee, Medical Director extended their appreciation and gratitude to everyone who took part in realizing the event. They also praised the successful turnout of the course, and heartily distinguished the presence of everyone around. 

They were also elated to know that the course was notably worthy to have been attended by doctors from different regions of the Kingdom, a pediatric cardiologist from Bahrain, and a pediatric cardiologist all the way from Ireland. 

The center’s administration is proud to say that this particular course is already an annual activity for 14 successive years and they are hopeful to look forward to the next session on 2022, in God’s will.