Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki
Scientific Committee Chairperson
International Family Medicine Conference & Exhibition (IFM)
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.