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Under the Patronage of the Hamdan Bin Rashid Award for Medical Sciences ECCC 2023 Kicks off ‎ 12 May 2023
The activities of the 19th Critical Care Conference kicked off under the patronage of the Sheikh ‎Hamdan Bin Rashid Award for Medical Sciences. The conference opening took place in the presence of ‎Ahmed Bin Kalban from the Dubai Health Authority, Abdullah Bin Souqat, Executive Director of the ‎Hamdan Award, Engineer Mohamed Salem Haboush, the CEO of National Ambulance and more than ‎‎2,000 doctors and specialists in critical care, including nurses and anesthesiologists.‎
Mirza Al-Sayegh, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Award for ‎Science, said in his opening speech for the conference, “This conference is being held at a time when ‎the world is witnessing a rapid development in all medical practices, equipment and technologies, ‎especially those related to critical care units, which are one of the most prominent treatment units in ‎health institutions, and which represent a turning point in the lives of many, whose pathological ‎conditions require them to make use of these extremely important units.”‎
‎“There is no doubt that critical care units, and emergency medicine in general, have a very vital role in ‎the health system, and it is now considered one of the global indicators for measuring the efficiency of ‎medical facilities, in addition to being a true translation of the quality and level of services”, he added.‎
He confirmed that the sponsorship of the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical ‎Sciences for the conference is an integral part of the main goals that the Award seeks to achieve under ‎its wise leadership. These include the establishment of a health system in the country with ‎international standards and is a realization of the vision of the late Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al ‎Maktoum, who was a beacon for science, scientists and researchers, and the biggest supporter of the ‎health services sector, not only locally but also regionally and globally. He confirmed that the Award ‎would continue to remain a pioneering intellectual and scientific legacy, inspired by the late Sheikh ‎Hamdan’s vision to advance scientific research and the health sector in all parts of the globe.‎
He said, “We at the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences greatly ‎appreciate such important specialized conferences. We strive to ensure that such events involve the ‎participation of elite medical professionals, in order to achieve the maximum benefit from the ‎exchange of experiences between doctors, and the transfer of successful experiences. Foremost of ‎all, however, we aim to promote scientific and professional discussions around the issues and ‎challenges facing health systems, which call on all of us to unify our vision, and overcome any problems ‎that may hinder our progress.”‎
Jin Young Song, President of the International Federation of Critical Care, said that care medicine ‎witnessed rapid developments, especially after the Covid 19 pandemic, both with regard to ‎equipment and expertise, pointing out that the critical care conference that is held annually in Dubai ‎has become a milestone that all doctors of the world are keen to attend to exchange views and ‎experiences.‎
In turn, Dr. Hussein Nasser Al-Rahma, Critical Care Consultant and Chairman of the Conference, ‎confirmed that the conference, which is the first in the Middle East and North Africa, with the ‎participation of 33 associations from 42 countries and more than 2,000 specialized medical and nursing ‎cadres, sheds light on the latest technologies used in artificial respiration and the latest medicines, in ‎addition to the latest in the science of critical care. He said that the event aims to bring together elite ‎doctors, specialists and researchers with experience in the field of intensive and critical care medicine ‎in the Middle East and the world to exchange experiences, discuss the latest advanced technologies ‎and keep abreast of innovations and research in force globally.‎
He stated that the conference activities include 244 speakers, including 100 international speakers and ‎‎64 regional speakers, in addition to 80 speakers from within the country, pointing out that over the ‎three days, there would be a total of 255 lectures in 56 working sessions, in addition to 4 workshops ‎and 4 training courses. In addition, a number of qualitative agreements will be signed with several ‎international bodies on the sidelines of the conference that will benefit all parties.‎
He added that the conference enjoys the support and participation of the 18th Congress of the World ‎Federation of Critical Care Nurses (WFCCN), the 5th Emirates Nursing Association Conference (ENA), ‎the 5th Global Network Emergency Medicine Conference (GNEM), and the 4th Regional Neurocritical ‎Care Meeting of the Neurocritical Care Society - Chapter of Middle East and North Countries. Africa ‎‎(NCC/ENLS).‎
Mirza Al-Sayegh, Ahmed bin Kalban, and Hussein Nasser Al-Rahma inaugurated the accompanying ‎exhibition, in which 32 international companies specializing in critical care devices and artificial ‎respirators are participating, to display the latest devices and products in the field of critical care ‎medicine.‎