Monthly Archives: December 2013

Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare, GMU In association with Atlas Medical LLC

DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS
Train the Trainer Workshop
23rd December 2013

Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare, GMU In association with Atlas Medical LLCA Train the trainer workshop was organized by C.A.S.H in association with Atlas Medical LLC, Authorized distributor for PHILIPS Healthcare in the Middle East on 23rd December 2013. The workshop was the introductory session in this series and focused on the fundamentals of Ultrasound, the use of Ultrasound in healthcare, Brief Introduction about clinical applications in different specialties focusing on cardiology and gynecology.

Total of 11 participants including faculty members from CoM and CoAHS got trained and A certificate of completion was  awarded to them by Prof. Manda Venkatramana, Dean- College of Medicine.  C.A.S.H  will be announcing advanced training workshop focusing on Specialized  clinical application workshops soon.

Speakers Included:

  1. Mr. Maniraj- Topic:-  Physics of Ultrasound
  2. Mr. Arun Acharaj-  Topic:-Transducers used In Ultrasound
  3. Ms. Rana – Live Demonstration and hands on training on  Applications of Ultrasound.

GMC HOSPITAL JOINS THE PRESTIGIOUS ASSOCIATION OF ACADEMIC HEALTH CENTERS INTERNATIONAL

Gulf Medical College Hospital and Research center Ajman, which recently achieved International Accreditation from JCI International, has added another feather in its cap by joining the international body AAHCI.

GMC HOSPITAL JOINS THE PRESTIGIOUS ASSOCIATION OF ACADEMIC HEALTH CENTERS INTERNATIONALWe wish to constantly improve the quality and offer best possible service to the patients at all times. Affordable quality healthcare has been the bottom-line of our approach ever since the hospital was set up over a decade ago, says Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Director Healthcare Operations of Thumbay Group. By joining this organization, we wish to interact and exchange ideas on good medical practices with other leading hospitals around world, he added.

AAHCI is creating new frameworks and platforms for discussion about policy that will help all of us engage in the mission of serving health needs globally. The AAHCI brings together leaders to share knowledge about developing partnerships with other institutions in the developed and developing world, optimizing our capacity for innovation and impact.

All academic health centers innovate, but there is no need to create every wheel from scratch. AAHC International is a think tank fostering an exchange of experiences and best practices. It also offers opportunities for new and exciting partnerships to develop.

Academic health centers are increasingly seeking better alignment among their key components of health professions education, biomedical and clinical research, and patient care.  The Association of Academic Health Centers International is the only international organization representing all of these missions of fully developed and developing academic health centers.

Prof. Francesc Cardellach López delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMU

“Study programs in Faculties of Medicine should be designed with the collaboration of professionals of the Healthcare System, and be oriented to provide an integral vision of the patient” says Prof. Francesc Cardellach López, Professor of Medicine and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona and Director of the Mitochondrial Research Laboratory at the August Pi I Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS).

Prof. Francesc Cardellach López delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMU He was addressing the students of GMU while delivering a lecture on “The progressive responsibility of the personnel undergoing medical education: from undergraduate studies to medical specialty”. Gulf Medical University, Ajman hosted Prof. Francesc Cardellach López, who delivered an inspirational lecture as part of Heroes of Healthcare Lecture Series on 15th December, 2013.

Prof. Francesc Cardellach López delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMU The best profile of the future medical professional should be based according to the needs of the community ‐ that is, the resolution of problems in the area of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases focused on a teamwork context, integral vision of the patient, respect of the ethnic particularities and strict observance of the ethical fundamentals, as well as the observance of the high values of professionalism, said Prof. Francesc Cardellach López.

Prof. Francesc Cardellach López delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMU In the last century, the professional profile of medical doctors has evolved from a general conception to a more specialized (and superspecialized) profile. However, the concept of efficiency and the benefits of an integrated medical assistance, when talking about the best medical profile, cannot be forgotten, and this statement has to be reflected in undergraduate medical education. The study programs should be designed according to this general vision. Consequently, we must establish the objectives (learning outcomes) of progressive medical education and acquisition of responsibilities throughout all the undergraduate medical studies stages. At the same time, we need to be aware that these responsibilities should be acquired soon after the postgraduate stage, and also throughout lifelong continuing medical education.

Prof. Francesc Cardellach López delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMU Prof. Francesc Cardellach López felt that several factors have a negative influence in the development of undergraduate studies programs (either integrated or classic method) ‐for instance, strong corporative misconduct, disproportionate development of some departments and areas of knowledge, the pressure of professional medical societies over the academic authorities, and, in some countries, the Residency Training Programs. The identification and early correction of these negative factors, the establishment of Advisory Boards, and the establishment of a continuum between pre-graduate and postgraduate studies should improve the quality of Graduates’ medical education.

Prof. Francesc Cardellach López delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMU Studies programs in Faculties of Medicine should be designed with the collaboration of professionals of the Healthcare System, and be oriented to provide an integral vision of the patient.

Prof. Francesc Cardellach López delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMU In postgraduate medical studies, Masters and Doctorate should be the result of a close collaboration among Universities, Hospitals, and Research Institutes. And the Continuing Medical Education should include also Industry, Professional Societies, as well as Professional Colleges, among others. Generally, Universities should be open to the Society and its different institutions.

Prof. Francesc Cardellach López delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMU The lecture was attended by over 200 participants including Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost of GMU, University Deans and Deans of constituent colleges, faculty and students of GMU. Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Director Healthcare Operations of Thumbay Group, Medical Director and administrators from GMC Hospitals also attended the lecture.

Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost GMU honored Prof. Francesc Cardellach López with the “Heroes of Healthcare memento and a Certificate of Achievement”.

Prof. Francesc Cardellach López was briefed about the university activities and taken on a tour of the campus. He was highly impressed with the newly established Center for Biomedical research & Innovation and Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare at GMU.

He had extensive meetings with the Provost and academic leaders of constituent colleges of GMU. They have discussed possible bilateral academic collaboration between two institutions in the years to come. University of Barcelona is offering summer training program to medical students.

ABOUT PROF. FRANCESC CARDELLACH LÓPEZ

Francesc Cardellach was born in 1951 in Terrassa (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain).

Academic activity: Graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine (University of Barcelona) in 1975 and obtained an M.D. in 1979. Since then, all his Academic activity has developed in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona, and at present he is Full Professor of Internal Medicine.

Research activity: Director of the Laboratory of Mitochondrial Function of the Muscular Research Group of Institute of Biomedical Research “August Pi i Sunyer” (IDIBAPS). His research lines are the study of mitochondrial function in neurodegerative diseases, HIV infection and Carbon monoxide toxicity, as well as in primary mitochondrial diseases.

Principal investigator or co-investigator of 18 competitive research projects – Director of 5 Doctoral Theses – He has published 240 papers (total IF: 435) and 18 book chapters – “Visiting Professor” – Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, USA, 1987) as postdoctoral position – Member or President of different Spanish and Catalan Research Commissions – Academic positions: Vice dean (2002-2008) and Dean (since 2008) of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona – Editorial positions: General Secretary of the “Medicina Clínica (Barcelona)” scientific journal and Sub director of the Textbook of Internal Medicine “Farreras-Rozman” – Awards and acknowledgments: Recipient of the award for the “Professional Excellence (Hospital Medicine)” by the Council of Medical Colleges of Catalonia and the “Jaume Vicens Vives” award for the “Improvement of Graduate and Postgraduate Clinical Teaching” Project – Full Member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia.

Prof. Ágoston Szél delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMU

“Enjoy what you do to feel great about what you achieve” Prof. Ágoston Szél, Rector of Semmelweis University, Budapest Hungary, advised the students of GMU while delivering a lecture on “Hybridomas to Dual Cones, from Student to a Rector”. Gulf Medical University, Ajman hosted Prof. Ágoston Szél, who delivered an inspirational lecture as part of Heroes of Healthcare Lecture Series on 24th November, 2013.

Prof. Ágoston Szél delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMUThe lecture was attended by Mr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President, Board of Governors-GMU, Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost of GMU, Prof. K R Shetty, renowned Neurologist from Mangalore, India, University Deans and Deans of constituent colleges, faculty and students of GMU. Over 200 participants attended the lecture.

Prof. Ágoston Szél delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMU‘A real scientist is the one who is seeing what everyone has already seen, but goes further to see what others don’t see’, said Prof. Szél. He enumerated his experiences and his journey as a scientist and as a teacher during his career spanning over four decades. He also made a presentation about his research which was appreciated by the faculty and students alike.

Prof. Ágoston Szél delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMUHumility and hard work stand as special traits of an achiever according to Prof. Szél, who despite his illustrious career and achievements in research still claims to be a simple worker in the field of medicine.

Prof. Ágoston Szél delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMUMr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President Board of Governors GMU presented the Heroes of Healthcare memento to Prof. Ágoston Szél while Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost GMU presented a Certificate of Achievement.

Prof. Ágoston Szél delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMUProf. Ágoston Szél later was briefed about the university activities and taken on a tour of the campus. He was highly impressed with the newly established Center for Biomedical research & Innovation at GMU.

Prof. Ágoston Szél delivers Heroes of Healthcare Lecture at GMUHe had extensive meetings with the Provost and academic leaders of constituent colleges of GMU. They have discussed bilateral academic collaboration between two institutions in the years to come. Semmelweis University Hungary is offering summer training program to medical, dental, pharmacy and physiotherapy students.

About Prof. Ágoston Szél:

Dr. Ágoston Szél, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.

Rector – Semmelweis University (SE) Budapest Hungary

Department of Human Morphology and Developmental Biology

Teaching: Anatomy, histology, embryology, developmental biology, neurology (for medical students and students of pharmacy, in Hungarian, English and German) Developmental biology (for Ph.D. students – Lecturer and Deputy Programme manager in embryology, ophthalmology and neurology programmes)

Research: Comparative morphology of photoreceptors and retina and Developmental biology

Special field of interest: Developmental biology of chromatopsia and Electron microscopy

Prof. Ágoston Szél holds Membership in Major Scientific Associations

• Hungarian Association of Anatomy, Chairman

• Hungarian Association of Biology, Member of Audit Committee

• Scandinavian Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation

• Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), USA

• Union of European Medical Specialists (UEMS), Section of Anatomy and Pathology Member

He won many awards during his career like:

‘Eminent Employee’, awarded by the Minister of Healthcare Hungary, Lenhossék Award, Huzella Award

‘Eminent Employee’ Award (SOTE), Széchenyi Professorial Prize Fellowship, Ipolyi Arnold Award and Medal, Excellent Ph.D. Trainer Award and Semmelweis Ignác Award and Medal