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تحت رعاية سمو الشـــيخ حــمــدان بن راشـــد آل مــكـتوم، نائب حاكم دبي، وزير المالية، رئيس هيئة الصحة بدبي
Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, UAE and President of Dubai Health Authority

المؤتمر والمعرض الدولي لطب العائلة
The 5th International Family Medicine Conference & Exhibition (IFM)

26 - 28 February 2018
Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre

Preliminary Conference Program – 15.5 CME Hours Accredited

Day 1: Diabetes

10:00 – 11:00 Patronage Speech
Prof. Tawfik A.M. Khoja
Director General, Executive Board, Health Ministers’ Council for the Cooperation Council States Family and Community Medicine Consultant Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dr. Roger Neighbour
OBE DSc FRCP FRCGP Past President, Royal College of General Practitioners Author of ‘The Inner Consultation’ & ‘The Inner Apprentice’ , UK
11:00 -12:30 Appraise and Apply the New Guidelines and Consensus for the Management of Diabetes Patients.
Prof.Dr.Stephan Jacob, Senior Consultant,  Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Pathobiochemistry at the University of Tübingen, Germany
SGLT-2inhibition a new way to lower the burden of diabetes?
Dr. Mohamed Al Shareef, Supervisor of Security Forces Hospital, Makkah City, Consultant Family Medicine, KSA
 Appraise and Apply the new guidelines and consensus for the management in Diabetes Management
12:30 – 13:30 Break
13:30 -14:45 Plenary Session : Communication skills in the 21st Century
Dr. Roger Neighbour
OBE DSc FRCP FRCGP Past President, Royal College of General Practitioners Author of ‘The Inner Consultation’ & ‘The Inner Apprentice’ , UK
14:45 – 16:00 Assess the Complication of Retinopathy, Nephropathy and Neuropathy for Diabetic Patient
Professor Ian W Campbell, MB ChB MD FRCP  (Edin) FRCP (Glasg), Emeritus Professor of Medicine at University of St Andrews,presently co-editor of British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease, Scotland
“Are Sulfonylureas still relevant in an Incretin world”
Dr. Ajay Kumar, Consultant Physician & Diabetologist, Director, Diabetes Care & Research Centre, GC1B, Kankerbagh, Patna, India
Hypoglycemia : A major challenge in Managing Diabetes
16:00 – 16:30 Break
16:30 -18:00 Global and Local Epidemiological Burden of Diabetes
Dr. M. Hamed Farooqi, Consultant in Endocrinology, Dubai Diabetic Center,Dubai Health Authority , UAE
Assessing Diabetic Retinopathy
Prof. Thomas Kunt, Associate Professor of Medicine – Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz Consultant Endocrinology/Diabetology /Internal Medicine (German Boards), Germany
 Global and Local Epidemiological Burden of Diabetes


Day 2: CVD and Obesity

9:00 – 10:00 Special Presentation
Abdul Karim Msaddi, MD, Head of Neurosurgical & Spinal Department, Neuro Spinal Hospital – Dubai – UAE
Advances In Understanding And Treating Low Back Pain
Dr. Matthias Honl, MD, PhD Head of the Orthopaedic Department
The Effect of Obesity on Joints
 10:00 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:45 Global and Local Epidemiological Burden of CVD
Dr. Salman Rawaf, WHO Collaborating Centre, Department of Primary Care and Public Health School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK
Global and Local Burden of Cardiovascular diseases
Dr. Mansoor Anwar, Director – Medical & Occupational Health Services, Human Resources & Organization Development Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, PJSC, UAE
Worksite health promotion in the Gulf Region
11:45- 12:30 Special Presentation
Dr Layla Al-Marzouqi , Assistance director & Head of Clinical Governance,  Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Communication: The best Defense Against Medical Error
 12:30 – 13:30 Break
13:30- 14:00 Plenary Session : PHC Health Care System, Dubai Health Insurance model and the role of primary healthcare
Dr Haider Saeed Al Yousuf
Director of Funding Department, Dubai Health Authority Dubai, UAE
14:00 -15:30 Review the Updated Options in the Management of the Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome
Dr.Faisal Al Nasir, Chairman, Department of Family & Community Medicine, Arabian Gulf University.
President: Scientific Council of Family & Community Medicine, Arab Board for Health Specializations General Secretary: International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine (Bahrain)
Diabetes Mellitus Ddiabetes) is a Chronic Non-Communicable Disease
Dr. Wafaa Mehelba, President of the Medical Association for the Study & Management of Obesity “MASMO” Head of Obesity Clinics, Wham Medical Centers, Egypt
New Trend in Clinical Obesity: Obesity Paradox 
 15:30 – 16:00 Break
 16:00 – 18:00  Free Paper


Day 3: Respiratory Disease and Allergy

9:00 – 10:15 Prevalence of Asthma Disease in the Middle East
  Dr. Bassam Mahboub, Consult & Head of Pulmonary Medicine Unit, Rashid Hospital, UAE
  Prevalence of Asthma Disease/COPD in Middle East
  Mohammad  Reza Masjedi, Deputy Director – National Research Insitute of Tuberculosis and Lung Deseases (NRITLD)
 10:15 – 10:45 Break
10:45- 12:00 Food Allergy Within PHC 
  Ms. Wafaa Helmi Ayesh, Director of Clinical Nutrition Department Dubai Health Authority, UAE
  Food Allergy and Food Intolerance
  Dr. Ammar F Hassan, M.B.Ch.B., DM, General Practitioner, Dubai UAE
  Food Allergy
12:00 -12:30 Plenary Session: The Challenge of NCDs for Hospitals and their Contribution to PHC 
  Dr. Eric de Roodenbeke, International Hospital Federation CEO, Switzerland
 12:30 – 13:00
 Closing and Trophies
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Gold Sponsor


Hospital Partner

Iranian Red Crescent

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Dubai Business Events

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Supported by

Ministry of Health and Prevention
Government of Dubai
Dubai Health Authority
Global Family Medicine Scientific Alliance
Gulf Health Council for Cooperation Council States
Anti Smoking International Alliance
Dubai Sports Council
Media Partners

The Middle East Primary Care Quality Improvement program (MEQUIP)
Arab Medicare
Mother & Child
The Times of Africa
The Pharma
Placid Way
Middle East Health Magazine
MediBiz TV
Health Biz Insight
Family and Me
Asian Hospital Healthcare Management
Middle East Journal of Family Medicine