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Ajman / Fujairah, Jul 2: Conference Secretariat at Gulf Medical College, Ajman in association with GMC Hospital, Fujairah organized conference on Diabetes, Obesity & Cardiology at Al Diar Siji Hotel, Fujairah on the 30th of June 2007, Saturday. Over 150 doctors from all over UAE attended the conference.

His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Saif Al Sharqi, Deputy Ruler of Fujairah was the Chief Guest , and inaugurated the conference. His Highness Eng. Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Saif Al Sharqi, Dr. Salem Rashid Al Zahmi, Director Ministry of Health Fujairah Medical District, Mr. Ibrahim Al Samahi, Manager Private Medical Affairs, MoH Fujairah and other officials from the Ministry of Health, Mr. Thumbay Moideen President Gulf Medical College and a host of dignitaries were present on the occasion. Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Dean Gulf Medical College welcomed the delegates.

Thumbay Moideen, President Gulf Medical College presenting memento to the Deputy Ruler of Fujairah, His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Saif Al Sharqi.

His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Saif Al Sharqi, Deputy Ruler of Fujairah along with the Invited Speakers.

His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Saif Al Sharqi, Deputy Ruler of Fujairah, honored the speakers and officials from MoH and in turn Mr. Moideen presented a special memento to His Highness during the inaugural function.

The following topics were covered at the conference.

Current Concepts in the Management of Diabetes - Lifestyle Modifications

Dr. Saadi Al Jadir, Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist Fujairah Hospital

Diabetic Foot

Dr. Manda Venkatramana, Associate Prof. of Surgery, GMC Hospital, Ajman

Update in the Management of Chronic Heart Failure 

Dr. Sherif Bakir SKMC Abu Dhabi          

Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease - Metabolic Syndrome

Dr. Sherif Bakir, SKMC, Abu Dhabi  

Diet and Obesity – Dr. Zeinab Afifi, Prof of Community Medicine, GMCA

Role of Surgery in Obesity management

Dr.  Al Kasser Saderddin, Beauty Medical Centre, Ajman

Psychological Aspect of Chronic Diseases

Dr. Muhanned A. Abdul Wahid, Psychiatrist - GMC Hospital Fujairah

Delegates from Ministry Hospitals, private hospitals and clinics from all over the country attended the conference. The speakers deliberated upon the recent advances and management of Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiology, which are very common and important health issues to the UAE.

Gulf Medical College is recognized and approved as an institution for higher education by the Ministry of Education, UAE. GMC is listed in World Directory of Medical Schools by WHO and also listed in IMED under the auspices of FAIMER. GMC is offering M.B.B.S degree programs with a capacity for 60 students & B.P.T Programs with a capacity for 25 students with limited seats for both boys and girls of all nationalities. It has an international faculty and a student cohort from 39 nations. Training at the college is on par with any of the best and well-established medical colleges in the world. The teaching faculty at GMC consists of highly qualified and well-experienced professors who are dedicated and fully committed to provide the students with good training in the medical field to make them competent doctors.

GMC Hospital Fujairah was started in February 2006 and is a 60-bedded full-fledged multi-specialty hospital providing quality care at affordable prices. The hospital is equipped with various specialty departments & services supported by highly qualified and experienced doctors, technicians and trained nurses. Special features on offer are wide ranging tertiary care services, Separate IP & OPD blocks, Private rooms & deluxe Facilities, Full range of laboratory diagnosis, Diagnostic imaging & services, 24 Hour emergency, ICU- CCU & Labour Rooms Day care facility, New generation medical electronics, Traditional architecture with modern facilities, and Doctor on call facility.

The GMC Hospital, Fujairah is supported by GMC Hospital, Ajman that is now approximately 250-bed capacity with more than 40 O.P.D clinics. GMC Hospital and Research Center is an integral part of Gulf Medical College and is the first private teaching hospital in the UAE promoted by the Thumbay Group.


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