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     3rd Edition of Emergency Medicine Conference
     12/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

Dubai: Held under the Patronage Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, and Chairman of the board of the Dubai Health Authority inaugurated the 3rd edition of the Emirates Society of the Emergency Medicine Scientific Conference 2016 (ESEM 2016). ESEM 2016 is an annual congress organised by Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine with support from leading government and private institutions including Ministry of Health, Dubai Health Authority, Emirates Medical Association and Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services. The event kicked off on 7th December at Intercontinental Hotel, Festival City, Dubai and will run till 10th December 2016. His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority said: “Emergency Medicine is a relatively very new specialty, having been around for only less than sixty years. So, for a country that is celebrating its 45 years marking the unification of its seven emirates and the founding of the country, it gives me great pride to acknowledge that Dubai Health Authority today runs the region’s largest fully integrated Emergency Department across Emirates.” His Excellency further commented in his inauguration speech that Dubai Health Authority is pushing and advocating its 2016-2021 strategy to have the highest priority in creating a healthy standard of living in Dubai that is consistent with the standards of modern lifestyle living in the city. There is a rising awareness on the importance of proper Emergency Medical Services and the goal is to give the community members the confidence in providing medically-approved and accepted health care attention and services whenever they may unexpectedly find themselves in a crisis. Following the opening ceremony, His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami toured the exhibition area, where he was introduced to the companies showcasing the latest advancement in the emergency medical services. His Excellency was delighted by hearing from the exhibitors about the latest simulation machines, training cadavers and equipment used to help healthcare professionals to attain the required emergency skills.

     Pathology Update 2016 Conference to be held in Abu Dhabi
     12/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

ABU DHABI, 01 November 2016: The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi will organize the 3rd edition of Pathology Update conference in Abu Dhabi from 3rd – 4th November 2016. “The conference will explore the advances in Anatomical Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Chemical Pathology, Immunology and Molecular Pathology,” said ASCP Chief Executive Officer E. Blair Holladay, PhD, SCT (ASCP)CM. “This conference will be an exceptional event that brings together over 300 pathologists and laboratory professionals from all parts of the Middle East and beyond to share their scientific endeavors, experience, and best practices in laboratory medicine.” The field of Pathology is growing rapidly and its development is making tremendous impacts in medical sciences. The importance and significance can be gauged by the fact that it has made huge advancements over the course of time and is continuing to influence various sectors. ASCP is the world’s largest professional membership organization for pathologists and laboratory professionals. With more than 100,000 members, the society’s influence has guided the application and evolution of the pathology and laboratory medicine specialty since 1922. ASCP and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi joined hands together in 2014 to create a platform that provides innovative educational offerings to pathologists and lab professionals throughout the MENA region to broaden their commitment to support pathology and laboratory medicine in the Middle East to improve patient care. The CME-accredited conference aims to bring together pathologists and laboratory professionals from all parts of the Middle East to share their scientific endeavors, experiences and best practices in laboratory medicine.

     Seminar on “Pain Free Pakistan” to be held on 18 Jan
     1/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

KARACHI: A seminar titled “Pain Free Pakistan” (Trauma & Sports Injury) is scheduled to be held here on Tuesday (Oct 18) under the aegis of Pharmatec at Karachi Club at 7:30 pm. The event being organized in collaboration with Karachi Club’s Health and Fitness Committee is aimed at providing best pain management practices and techniques. Renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon and Arthroscopic Consultant, Dr Khalid M. Shah, will deliver a lecture on the topic of “Pain Free Pakistan”, covering different aspects of trauma and sports injuries, on the occasion. Earlier, a documentary will be screened to highlight the importance and effectiveness of a brand called `Fastum Gel’ that helps in providing quick relief. The event will be followed by a lucky draw.

     Cancer cases to increase by 70% over the next two decades
     2/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

Dubai: Under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, the 8th edition of the UAE Cancer Congress kicks off today, 20th October, at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City. During the opening ceremony, Dr. Manal Omran Taryam, the CEO of Primary Healthcare of the Dubai Health Authority mentioned that the World Health Organization reports that cancer has become one of the top causes of death worldwide and that nearly 14 million people are annually diagnosed with cancer, with 8.2 million cancer-related fatalities recorded. Yet, the World Health Organization expects a 70% increase in cancer incidence over the next two decades. She further said that, “This event is being held at a time of great challenges in terms of treatment and healthcare services, as we have to face the various diseases indiscriminately attacking all age groups throughout our communities. This imposes a great challenge and responsibility on all scientists and professionals in order to control cancer and its implications.” She said that in the UAE, and specifically Dubai, we realize the dangers that threaten the future humanity and hinder sustainable development. These threats resulting from cancer and other chronic and communicable diseases constitute a serious challenge to our most precious asset, the human capital. “Dubai Health Authority has built its Developmental Strategy on integrated pillars of heath care, preventive medicine, and treatment. Cancer is no exception to this rule, and the Authority is working continuously to support and develop research efforts in this domain. The Authority regards cancer as top priority, and works with high focus on fighting this fatal disease and limiting its implications on societies.” Dr. Shaheenah Dawood, the Congress President said that this year, the UAE Cancer Congress will be covering current leading topics on multi-disciplinary cancer treatments including breast, lung, stomach, head & neck, blood and other key areas. This year we have also introduced “Challenge the Expert” session, where all the experts will be put on the spot and answer delegates’ questions, discuss their difficult cases and ultimately gain some insight into how to manage them.

     10th Arthroscopy Forum Workshop held in Quetta
     8/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Quetta: The POA Arthroscopy Forum held its 10th Arthroscopy Forum Workshop in collaboration with the Department of Orthopeadic Surgery, Bolan Medical College, Quetta at a local hotel on the 27th and 28th of August 2016. The PM&DC accredited workshop was a continuing joint effort to strengthen the Arthroscopy Specialty in collaboration with Pakistan Orthopedic Association. The course director of the workshop was Dr. Khalid Mahmud Shah along with Drs Zahid Askar, M. Javaid Iqbal, Suhail Amin, Abu Bakar Saddiq and Kamra n Butt. The course coordinator of the workshop was Prof. Masood Kazi of Bolan Medical College, Quetta. More than 40 participants attended the workshop which consisted of lectures, videos and hands on skill training on mannequin.