Hamdan Medical Award organizes the European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine’s Spring Session Examinations, Part I, for 89 specialists from around the world next Wednesday 01 April 2018

Under the direction of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, the Hamdan Medical Award is organizing, for the fifth year, the Spring Session of Examinations, Part I, of the European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine, to be held on April 4th. The session in the UAE will take place in conjunction with sessions in 4 European countries, under the approval of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. 89 specialists from the Gulf, Iran, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia, Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria will be taking the exam at InterContinental, Dubai Festival City.

His Excellency Abdulla Bin Souqat, Executive Manager of the Hamdan Medical Award, stated that His Highness Sheikh Hamdan strives to offer over 700 medical professionals from across the globe the opportunity to take the exam in Dubai. This achievement will contribute towards the Award’s mission of enhancing performance in all medical specializations, which is a dire need due to the scarcity of intensive care specialists not only in the UAE, but across the globe, despite them being a crucial component of health organizations. Consequently, they are in need tremendous support, that of which the Award aims to provide through its support for the Emirates Critical Care Conference organized annually by the Emirates Medical Association.

His Excellency added that one of the most important of the Award’s goals since its conception has been to give priority to continuing medical education, and it has done so with its support of conferences and other medical events. Furthermore, he assured that ECCC will conclude with a meeting with the President and members of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine with regards to holding Part II of the European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine exams in 2019 after the examinees’ continued success over the past five years, which has been recorded as the highest pass rate in the history of the European board.

Dr. Hussain Nasser Al Rahma, President of the Emirates Critical Care Society and Pan Arab Critical Care Society, and Local Supervisor of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine examinations, stated that the exam sessions would take place concurrently with those in in Spain, England, Ireland, Austria and the Netherlands. He added that the society will be in discussion with the European board in the hopes of holding Part II of the examinations in Dubai in 2019 to further promote the professional development of critical care specialists in the country who have attained the Part I Diploma. Over 15 examinees from the UAE passed the Part II examinations in Europe, which the Award sees as a major success. Therefore, holding Part II exam sessions in Dubai would provide more candidates with the opportunity to attain the European Board Diploma.

The exams take place in the presence of European committee members, and are electronically marked by moderators at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Passing examinees are eligible to take Part II of the exam in Europe.


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