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The 15th UAE Conference on Critical Care opens in Dubai 04 April 2019
Dubai- 4th of April 2019: On behalf of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Health Authority, H.E. Dr. Ahmed Al Hashemi, Board Member of the Hamdan Medical Award, inaugurated the 15th UAE Conference on Critical Care. The conference was opened in the presence of a number of heads of critical care societies and with the participation of more than 1500 doctors and specialists.
In his opening speech, His Excellency said, "Continuing medical education programs, including conferences, training courses and workshops, are the focus of the leadership of our nation. Developing medical staff and health sector workers, upgrading of individual capabilities, and the development of human and non-human resources is the focus of our good government. This is under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and their brothers, members of the Supreme Council of the Rulers of the Emirates.”
“The conference confirms the keenness of the various medical institutions and interested doctors and researchers to follow up scientific research and medical developments related to the field of critical care. And this is what they have established in the DHA. The presence of these elite scientists and specialists on one land is an opportunity to inform us about all the new information and technologies available at the global level in this area”, he added.
Dr Younis Kazim, Executive Director of Dubai Healthcare Services (DHS), said
"the DHA succeeded in providing the critical care units in our hospitals with medical elements with their expertise and competencies, at a time when it continues to provide hospitals with all the tools and equipment that support critical care, both in the specialized medical departments or operating rooms and also in outpatient clinics, within the comprehensive view of the development that we adopt implementation of.”
Dr. Hussein Nasser Al Rahma, President of the Conference and President of the Arab Association of Critical Care Societies, stressed the importance of the conference, which is the first of its kind in the region. “The conference will discuss the latest developments regarding intensive care. It will also provide regional doctors and specialists with the latest developments in this field through identification of the latest scientific findings and studies and treatment methods and protocols. This includes treatment for patients with septicemia, the latest technological devices for aiding artificial, cutting-edge equipment in the field of dialysis in the departments of intensive care and the latest scientific findings in monitoring cardiovascular functions without the need for surgical intervention”, he said. 
He pointed out that the number of countries participating in the conference reached 40 and the number of lecturers 244. Aabout 253 lectures selected by the Scientific Committee of the Conference will be presented, in addition to six workshops.  As many as 40 local and international companies will participate in the exhibition accompanying the conference, displaying the latest products of medicines and critical care devices.