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Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum: The 8TH Emirates Critical Care Conference to be held in Dubai 04 April 2012
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance, President of Dubai Health Authority and the patron of the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, H.E. Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid, Director-General of Dubai Health Authority, will inaugurate tomorrow, the 8th Emirates Critical Care Conference, Dubai 2012 at InterContinental Festival City, Dubai.
The 3-day conference is held in conjunction with the 4th Asia Africa conference of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM), 8th International Pan Arab Critical Care Medicine Society, the 1st Neuro-Critical Care Middle East North Africa Conference, and 1st Global Sepsis Alliance-Gulf.
Dr. Hussain Nasser Al Rahma, the President of the Conference, President of the International Pan Arab Critical Care Medicine Society, Chairman of the Emirates Intensive Care Society and head of ICU, Dubai Hospital said that the conference is organized by Emirates Intensive Care Society and supported by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences and Dubai Health Authority.
He added that the conference will discuss 100 scientific papers, through 25 sessions and 125 lectures, with participation of 60 keynote speakers.
He said the Conference includes 10 workshops, in which healthcare professionals from six Gulf countries will be trained on the new devices used at the Intensive Care units.
He added that the conference will discuss several topics including Anesthesia, Sepsis, managing emergency cases in Intensive Care Units across all medical specialties, such as Kidney Diseases, Respiratory Diseases, Neurological Diseases, Head Injury and Trauma patients.
He said, "The conference will discuss five new therapeutic systems used in Intensive Care units, including the nutrition system, the management of sepsis system, fighting microbes system, and safety and patient care system."
During the conference, three training courses will be held for around 50 leading professionals from the Dubai Health Authority, the Army, the Police, the Ambulance and the National Crisis Authority. These courses will deal with three main topics including leadership and developing leadership skills.
Dr. Al Rahma highlighted that the conference has high-level participation of experts in the field, this includes the participation of the President of the European Society of Intensive Care, the President of the Neuro-Critical Care Society, the president of the Global Sepsis Alliance Society, alongside with 45 Deputy Presidents and 21 Secretary Generals of more than 60 societies of critical care from across the world.
Al Rahma said that on the sidelines of the conference, several important meetings will be held including those with International Pan Arab Critical Care Medicine Society, the Global Sepsis Alliance, the World federation of Neuro-Critical Care Medicine, the European Union of Societies of Intensive Care, the Federation of Critical Care Associations, and the European Society of Accidents and Crisis. 
Also, several meetings will be held between these associations and the presidents of the Intensive Care Societies in the Gulf Region and the Arab Countries to discuss several important topics including establishing and supporting local intensive care certificates in Arab countries such as Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, adopting intensive care certificates from the  European and world federations, discussing the possibility of  joining the Arab countries im the Diploma of Neuro-Critical Care Medicine, and strengthening cooperation frameworks with the Asian and African Intensive Care Societies.
The Conference devoted three awards for the best research papers, including the Al Razi award for the best scientific research on intensive care, Al-Haytham award for the best research on the management of intensive care units and Rufaidah award for the best Rafidah research in the field of nursing.