Messages from the Chairperson & Executive Chairman

Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki

Conference Chairperson
International Family Medicine Conference & Exhibition (IFM)

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the scientific committee, it gives me great pleasure to invite all the experts and academics from around the world to the sixth edition of the International Family Medicine Conference & Exhibition – (IFM 2019), held from 25-27 February 2019, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Center, Dubai, UAE.

As we all know, Family Practice exists today to serve the broad-based healthcare needs of people and to “put medicine back together again and to deliver it to the people“. Building upon this fact, IFM is totally dedicated to family physicians and their contributions to curative and preventative healthcare services.

Every year, we gather at IFM to help advance the knowledge base of our discipline, discuss the latest updates in the field, and to address pressing healthcare topics within Primary Healthcare – specifically Family Medicine.

In its sixth edition, the International Family Medicine Conference 2019 will address exciting topics, in line with the new futuristic trends in the health industry, such as Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and its new implementations in healthcare, smart digital medical devices, and the future of Diabetes management.

We also plan to discuss the latest changes in the eradication of Hepatitis C, indications of the Flu vaccine in patients, and the new frontiers for HIV treatment, non-communicable diseases and other chronic diseases like hypertension and cardiovascular that is affecting the well-being of the community.

For that, I would like to welcome all family physicians, experts, scientists, researchers, speakers, nurses, students, and decision makers, joining us in those 3 days of inspiration, education, and skills development, to learn from each other and to communicate face to face with peers and colleagues, to eventually empower family physicians and advance family medicine.

Besides providing fantastic platforms for learning, Dubai is also a warm and welcoming place laden with beaches, modern architecture and an amazing variety of cuisines and activities that you would love.

I do look forward to welcoming you in Dubai.

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 sixth edition of the IFM 2019.

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.

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 event.