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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



Dear colleagues,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our fourth edition of the International Family Medicine Conference & Exhibition – (IFM 2017). This annual event is dedicated to comprehensive healthcare for the individual and the family across all ages, genders, and diseases.

IFM aims to improve people’s lives, by promoting high standards of healthcare in family medicine, and by hosting a forum for sharing new concepts and research findings for specialists and professionals. In its fourth year, the International Family Medicine Conference has expanded its scope to cover specialized topics such as: Obesity Management, Addressing the ABC in type 2 Diabetes, Importance & Significance of ECG, Mental Health, Leadership within Primary Health Care, Consultation skills, Updates on Communicable Diseases, and Related Issues on Primary Health Care.

After much deliberation, the scientific committee has selected these topics to promote personal and continuing care for the individual and the family. We are also addressing the Role of PHC Physicians in Detecting & Treating Substance Abuse Patients & Effectiveness of JCI Accreditation in Primary Health Care. We believe those topics need more attention from family medicine practitioners, and for that we have invited world-renowned speakers and experts to share their expertise and best practices.

We look forward to welcoming all family physicians, scientists, paramedical, researchers, product specialists, innovators, decision makers and trade visitors to this 3-Day health forum, which aims at better health, better community, and better wellbeing for everyone.

Enjoy your stay in Dubai and wish you all the success.

Dr. Ibtesam Al Bastaki
Scientific Committee Chairperson
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 2017.

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 2017.

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.

Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani
Executive Chairman – IFM

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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
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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