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In association with University of Sharjah, College of Medicine: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences organizes “Evidence Based Healthcare Management” workshop 16 June 2010
Tomorrow, Prof. Najib Al-Khaja the Secretary General of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences will open the Evidence Based Healthcare Management workshop in School of Medicine, University of Sharjah.
 
Through its 10 sessions the 3-days workshop will provide more than 60 health professionals (physicians, nurses, pharmacists) with essential competencies to identify and use best available evidence in their medical practice and decision making.
 
Prof. Najib Al-KhajaProf. Najib Al-Khaja, the Secretary General of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, said that organizing Evidence Based Healthcare Management workshop comes within the framework of achieving the strategic objectives of the award concerning providing continuing medical education for professionals in UAE health sector through organizing conferences and workshops which reflects on their better medical performances.
 
He added that Evidence Based Healthcare Management workshop comes as a part of a series of workshops which are organized by the award in collaboration with School of Medicine – University of Sharjah with the aim of training young doctors. In 2008, two workshops were held on “Research Methodology” and “Statistics for non-statisticians”.
 
On the top of lecturers in Evidence Based Health Care Management workshop is Prof. Hossam Hamdy, Vice Chancellor and Dean, College of Medicine, University of Sharjah and a Member of best evidence Medical Education Steering Committee, UK, and the Director of Gulf Reference Center for Evidence Based Medicine. 
 
Prof. Kameshwar Prasad, Neurology and Clinical Epidemiology; Chairman International Advisory Committee for All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India and the Member of Gulf Reference Center for Evidence Based Medicine.
 
It also comes at the top of the lecturers, Dr. Mahmoud Al-Barbari Secretary General for EBMI and assistant professor of critical Care Medicine at the College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdul Aziz University of Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia. Among the lecturer is Dr. Nabil Sulaiman, Head of Family & Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Sharjah Senior Academic, Department of GP, Melbourne University - Australia.
 
Dr. Khaldoon Al-Roomi, Vice Dean, Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine, member, Center for Evidence Based Healthcare and Medical Education, College of Medicine and Medical Education, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain. 
 
It should be noted that the expression of “Evidence Based Healthcare” has been formulated in 1990 by a group of experts at McMaster University, Canada. Although it is a relatively recent term, it has been met with rapid acceptance among scientists and became a reference of diagnosis and treatment all over the world.
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