Hamdan Medical Award is to train 60 professionals on the best practices in medical imaging
22 February 2017
UAE, Dubai: Wednesday, February 22, 2017: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences (HMA), in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), will organize 2 training courses on medical imaging. They will be attended by 60 radiologists, medical physicists and technicians from local medical institutions.
Abdullah bin Souqat, a member of the Board of Trustees of HMA, noted that these training courses will be held at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center, and provides 10.75 CME hours accredited by the DHA.
“While the first training course is to be held next Sunday on the effective management in Radiology, the second training program, entitled “Making Patients and Staff Safer in Radiological Imaging”, will be held on February 28 and the 1st of March”.
“Organizing a number of successful continuing medical education programs within the last few years is the fruit of the cooperation between the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences and a number of prestigious international and local institutions, on the top of which is the International Atomic Energy Agency”, Abdullah bin Souqat said.
“In near future, Dubai will host a number of training courses in this field of medicine that will be organized and supported by the HMA. These courses reinforce the UAE medical institutions’ efforts to develop its performance according to the latest applicable world systems, in order to be qualified to receive international accreditations they seek to”, he added.
For its part, Dr. Jamila al Suwaidi, Consultant, Radiation in Medicine Developments, Department of Medical Education, DHA, and the Co-Director of the training programs, indicated to the international experts who participate as lecturers in these programs namely; Professor James Brink, and Dr. Madan Rehani from Harvard Medical School - a public hospital in Massachusetts, Boston, in addition to Professor Donald Frush, from the Duke University Medical Center, USA.
“By considering the tremendous technological advances and the big number of researches published in this field of medicine, organizing such courses within the UAE is important to discuss many important issues and to put them on the spot light”, she added.
“Through one of these courses, the specialists will learn about the effective management of radiology, nuclear medicine today and tomorrow, in the context of imaging appropriateness and referral, human resource management, coping with technological advances, software upgrading, radiation protection issues for both patients and staff, along with issues related to imaging for children and pregnant women”.
“Regarding the second course, it focuses on the enhancement of the culture of the radiation safety among physicians and radiologists, in the light of changes in the interventional nuclear medicine and radiation”.