Messages from the Chairperson & Executive Chairman

Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki

Scientific Committee Chairperson
International Family Medicine Conference & Exhibition (IFM)

Dear colleagues,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to our fifth edition of the International Family Medicine Conference & Exhibition – (IFM 2018).

Since its inception, IFM has been dedicated to family physicians and their contributions to curative and preventative healthcare services. Every year, we convene at IFM to address pressing healthcare topics across all related issues within Primary Health Care – specifically Family Medicine.

In its fifth edition, the International Family Medicine Conference will expand its scope to cover specialized topics such as; senior healthcare, diabetes, respiratory, diseases related to skin, medicolegal issues, innovation in health care and a journey out of anxiety. By selecting those topics, the scientific committee aims to promote the personal and continuing care for the individual and the family.

In addition, we are also addressing the Role of Family Physicians in women and child health. We will focus also on cervical cancer and smoking in children and adolescence alternatively. Nevertheless, physical inactivity and obesity is an important topic that we plan to address thoroughly as well.

The UAE’s Ministry of Health is hard at work to provide the UAE with the best healthcare services, and to provide one family doctor for every 1,000 people. Through IFM, we want to help in achieving this goal, in UAE, the region, and all over the world.

For that, I would like to welcome all family physicians, experts, scientists, researchers, speakers, product specialists, and decision-makers, joining us in those 3 days of inspiration, education, and skills development, to empower the family physician and advance family medicine.

And last but not least, I would like to thank all the supporters, sponsors, participants, organizers and everyone working to make IFM a memorable experience.

I wish you all a very pleasant stay in Dubai, and a productive and successful conference.


Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani

Executive Chairman
International Family Medicine Conference & Exhibition (IFM)

On behalf of the entire team of the International Family Medicine Conference and Exhibition – IFM; I take this opportunity to thank all healthcare and allied service professionals for joining us this year in the fourth edition of the IFM 2018.

Our utmost priority through this event is to enhance the health sector in the UAE, through strengthening the concept of Family Medicine among society and educating the community on common medical emergencies, curative measures and areas that require comprehensive care.

We strive to bring you the best knowledge and expertise from different parts of the world, while presenting new and innovative topics. This year we present to you more than 60 speakers whom will deliver 14 sessions, 63 scientific posters and 10 workshops. We also have 3,000 confirmed specialists and participants who will attend, visit and network in IFM 2018.

IFM proves to be a perfect platform for delivering primary health care and presents a unique opportunity for family medicine practitioners and professionals from all facets of medicine, to interact with each other, share advancements and common concerns of their profession.

I wish you all a very successful networking.