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Emergency medicine summit opens in Dubai

Dubai, May 4, 2013

Leading global speakers from 20 countries are taking part in a three-day conference of Emergency Medical professionals which opened in Dubai today (May 4).

It is being organised in association with the First Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine Conference, the first national congress of the recently created Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine (ESEM).

The event is also supported by many scientific Emergency Medicine societies from across the globe.

Featuring an invited faculty of 80 global speakers, researchers and educators, worldwide advances in Emergency Medicine will be discussed with close to 500 participants during the three day conference programme.

Emergency Medicine is a field of practice based on the knowledge and skills required for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute and urgent aspects of illness and injury affecting patients of all age groups. Emergency Medicine is growing significantly as a primary specialty in all countries in the world and the UAE is no different.

The event was inaugurated by Professor Abdelouahab Bellou, the president of European Society of Emergency Medicine, Dr Saleh Faris, the president of the Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine and Ahmed Pauwels, the CEO of Epoc Messe Frankfurt and the presidents of a number of Emergency Medicine societies from around the globe.

Prof Bellou pointed out that emergency medicine as a specialty remained largely in development in the Arab World.

"This conference aims to be a driving force in the im-plementation of excellent and efficient Emergency Medicine care sys-tems in this part of the world as well as to further develop Education and Research in Emergency Medicine," he stated.

In his comments, Dr Faris said, "Over the next three days delegates will be introduced to the general principles of the specialty of Emergency Medicine which they can later implement within their own institutions."

"This will help drive the coordination and standardization of efforts among the various private, governmental and teaching hospitals throughout the region for the ultimate improvement of patients’ outcomes," he added.

The conference also features a number of exhibiting companies involved with the healthcare industry including Novartis, Arasca and Leader Healthcare.-TradeArabia News Service
 




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