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Title: Vascular e-Learning in the MENA Region during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Authors: Karam, Lamisse
Patelis, Nikolaos
Matheiken, Sean
Bisdas, Theodosios
Jing, Zaiping
Feng, Jiaxuan
Trenner, Matthias
Ocke Reis, Paulo Eduardo
Elkouri, Stephane
Lecis, Alexandre
Le Roux, Dirk
Ionac, Mihai
Berczeli, Marton
Jongkind, Vincent
Yeung, Kak Khee
Katsargyris, Athanasios
Avgerinos, Efthymios
Moris, Dimitrios
Choong, Andrew 
Ng, Jun Jie 
Cvjetko, Ivan
Antoniou, George A.
Ghibu, Phillipe
Svetlikov, Alexei
Ebben, Harm P.
Stepak, Hubert
Kostiv, Sviatoslav
Ancetti, Stefano
Tadayon, Niki
Fidalgo-Domingos, Liliana
Sarutte Rosello, Eduardo Sebastian
Isik, Arda
Kakavia, Kyriaki
Georgopoulos, Sotirios
Keywords: Vascular e-learning
MENA region
Covid-19 pandemic
Modes of learning
Issue Date: 8-Mar-2023
Publisher: S. Karger AG
Citation: Karam, Lamisse, Patelis, Nikolaos, Matheiken, Sean, Bisdas, Theodosios, Jing, Zaiping, Feng, Jiaxuan, Trenner, Matthias, Ocke Reis, Paulo Eduardo, Elkouri, Stephane, Lecis, Alexandre, Le Roux, Dirk, Ionac, Mihai, Berczeli, Marton, Jongkind, Vincent, Yeung, Kak Khee, Katsargyris, Athanasios, Avgerinos, Efthymios, Moris, Dimitrios, Choong, Andrew, Ng, Jun Jie, Cvjetko, Ivan, Antoniou, George A., Ghibu, Phillipe, Svetlikov, Alexei, Ebben, Harm P., Stepak, Hubert, Kostiv, Sviatoslav, Ancetti, Stefano, Tadayon, Niki, Fidalgo-Domingos, Liliana, Sarutte Rosello, Eduardo Sebastian, Isik, Arda, Kakavia, Kyriaki, Georgopoulos, Sotirios (2023-03-08). Vascular e-Learning in the MENA Region during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Dubai Medical Journal. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
Abstract: Introduction: With the steady rise in interest in e-learning and the sudden boost provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic, it becomes necessary to explore the e-learning experience within the medical community in the MENA region. Methods: An online survey was conducted during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic (June 15-October 15, 2020). Results: Seventy-eight vascular surgeons and trainees from 16 countries participated. 88% of the participants were male. 55% attended more than 4 activities. More than half of the activities did not lead to any official certification. Topic was the primary determinant for attending an activity. National societies and social media played a major role in disseminating activity-related information. Lack of time, increased workload, differences in time zone, and technical issues were the main obstacles cited. 84.7% of the participants had a positive impression. Conclusion: As the COVID-19 pandemic boosted e-learning activities in vascular surgery, a shift was observed in the learning mode and new leadership skills were called upon. Novel ways of quality control are required.
Source Title: Dubai Medical Journal
ISSN: 2571-726X
DOI: 10.1159/000529570
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
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