Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Emergency Medicine Experts gathered in Abu Dhabi to discuss the latest developments in Emergency Medicine and exchange innovative ways to overcome its challenges.
The conference, organised for the second year by the Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine (ESEM), is an important platform for medical professionals to exchange expertise and knowledge about advances in Emergency Medicine. It empowers physicians and raises the level of emergency medical care in the UAE in line with the UAE vision to achieve a world-class healthcare system strengthened by qualified human capital and the right resources.
Dr. Saleh Fares, President of the Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine said: “ESEM has helped to reshape UAE’s perspective of Emergency Medicine. It supports the country’s national agenda, which emphasises the importance of the healthcare system’s preparedness to deal with health risks, epidemics and emergency situations. Patient outcomes are greatly enhanced through such expert knowledge sharing and professional peer development.”
United Arab Emirates is rapidly expanding its infrastructure across all sectors to meet the growing needs of its people with the healthcare sector a priority within the government’s agenda. This includes raising the level of the healthcare system across all the emirates to meet the best international standards; simultaneously developing the local workforce and supporting economic diversification.
Dr. Nadeem Qureshi, Chairman Scientific Committee of ESEM 2015, said: “This year’s scientific program will see world-renowned emergency medicine specialists presenting unique and comprehensive presentation of emerging medical knowledge. Participants will gain insights of new updates and guidelines throughout the EM scope all with the hope of allowing attendees to critically evaluate, and eventually, incorporate these new findings into routine clinical management. ESEM’s goal is to bring an invaluable educational experience for their audience, which they have been able to fulfil with tremendous hard work and commitment from their leadership.”
The delegates have already met for a two-day pre- conference. The full conference started today and will finish on the 10th of December. Some of the key topics being discussed during the full conference include Cardiovascular Emergencies, Respiratory Emergencies, Emergency Medicine Nursing, Emergency Radiology and Disaster Preparedness among others.
The ESEM 2015 conference is being attended by more than 700 medical professionals dealing with the complex nature of emergency medicine; engaged in pre-hospital, in-hospital or inter-hospital emergency medical care and disaster planning. These scientific topics are being presented by more than 130 local and international experts and a panel of renowned faculty members who will address key questions in emergency medicine.
Attendance of the conference provides delegates with 30 CME approved hours by the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) College of Medicine and Health Sciences.