Dubai to host the Arab Paediatric Medical Congress

March 1, 2014 3:17 pm

Topics of the growing regional paediatric challenges in an evidence-based, patient-focussed, interdisciplinary forum will be discussed during the Arab Paediatric Medical Congress, held in Amwaj Rotana Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 30 to 31 May, 2014.

Regional and local experts in the field will share their wealth of knowledge via the evidence-based and hands-on workshops with breakout sessions and interactive discussions to meet the needs of all attendees.

Dr. Nawal Al Kaabi will be leading the workshop to help paediatricians understand the appropriate selection of antibiotics and promote the rational use of antibiotics. Other expert-led workshops will cover neonatal ventilation, nutrition and clinical scenarios in paediatric heart diseases, epilepsy and more.

‘Urgent action is required to control and prevent the emergence of bacterial resistance, as this is a pressing healthcare concern in the UAE’, noted Dr. Nawal Al Kaabi, Head infectious Diseases, Paediatric Residency Programme Director at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City.

The Arab Paediatric Medical Congress will be a rewarding opportunity for gaining knowledge in evidence-based paediatric and neonatology topics, overcoming key challenges related to diagnosis and management of paediatricas well as neonatology disorders. Different areas will be covered such as Nutrition, Gastroenterology, Transplantation, Cardiology, Infectious diseases, Vaccination, Adolescent medicine and many more.

‘According to the World Health Organisation, infectious diseases kill over 17 Million people a year. Therefore, antibiotics are essential to save lives and to improve the quality of life. On the other hand, antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in the world. Inappropriate use of antibiotics increases the cost of healthcare, induces side effects and contributes to the emergence and spread of bacterial resistance. Therefore, we have included a practical workshop in the programme to enlighten the paediatricians on the rational use of antibiotics to overcome microbial resistance’, said Dr. Doaa Said, Congress Director and Managing Director at Maarefah, the organiser of the peadiatric congress..

The programme features outstanding contributions from key experts such as Prof. Tawfik A. Khoja, Director General Executive Board,Health Ministries’ Council for Cooperation Council, Dr. Muna Al Kuwairi, Director of Primary Health care Dept., Ministry of Health UAE, Dr. Farida Al Hossani, Manager, Communicable Diseases Department, Health Authority Abu Dhabi, Dr. Yasser Nakhlawi, Chairman of Paediatric Institute, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Dr. Julian Eason, Chief of Neonatology, Corniche Hospital, along with other key regional and international speakers.

The two days of the congress feature a variety of interactive workshops which are covering the most pressing concerns in children health such as evidence use of antibiotics and nutrition strategies for high risk neonates.