Monthly Archives: April 2014

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REHABILITATION PRACTICE HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

Physical therapy rehabilitation is the changing face of health care, says experts

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REHABILITATION PRACTICE HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITYOver 150 professionals, physiotherapists, orthopedic surgeons and allied health professionals from all over UAE attended the 10th Annual Conference on Physical Therapy titled National Conference on Recent Trends in Rehabilitation Practice which was held at Gulf Medical University. The conference was organized by the College of Allied Health Sciences Gulf Medical University on 31st May 2013 at the university campus in Ajman and was accredited by the Ministry of Health UAE for 6 CME Hrs.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REHABILITATION PRACTICE HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITYChief Guest Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost Gulf Medical University inaugurated the conference and honored the invited speakers during a special presentation ceremony. The conference was chaired by Mr. Praveen Kumar, Associate Dean College of Allied Health Sciences GMU.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REHABILITATION PRACTICE HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
Eminent speakers from UAE delivered lectures on recent advances in rehabilitation practice on core areas of neurological aspects of postural control, pain modulation, cardiac rehabilitation, core stability, dry needling and Kinesio taping methods for musculoskeletal pain.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REHABILITATION PRACTICE HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITYDr. Abdul Adheem Kamkar, Chairman, Emirates Physiotherapy Society delivered a talk on intervention possibilities in chronic pain and how simple pain is transformed into chronic pain and then into psychological pain, even when the pain source is abolished.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REHABILITATION PRACTICE HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITYDr Ramprasad, Assist Professor Physical Therapy, GMU, presented updates in Postural stability exercises to gain task specific integration of posture and focal control and explained rationale of neuronal structures to be intervened.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REHABILITATION PRACTICE HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITYDr Hossein Karimi, Professor Sharjah University discussed force transfer system and kinetic trains related to core stability exercises for intervention of back pain.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REHABILITATION PRACTICE HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITYDr. Jenny Wickford, Senior Physical therapist, Mediclinic City hospital, discussed on the principles of dry needling methods and emphasized on the importance and usage of online gadgets that can be used in body tissue palpation methods which in turn will reinforce patient care.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REHABILITATION PRACTICE HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITYMr. Ezzat Moghazy, HOD, Physical therapy Department, Saudi German Hospital and Kinesio taping certified trainer introduced fascia specific assessment strategies and Kinesio taping techniques for effective management of musculoskeletal pain.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REHABILITATION PRACTICE HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITYMr. Pitchaiah Arunachalam, Senior Cardio Physical therapist, Universal Medical hospital Abu Dhabi emphasized the world-wide shift in practice pattern of cardiac rehabilitation after cardiac surgeries and further reiterated the need to bring more awareness on cardiac rehabilitation in the perspective of cardiac fitness in sedentary and elderly population.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REHABILITATION PRACTICE HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITYThe College of Allied Health Sciences, Gulf Medical University has been in the forefront in offering Bachelors Program in Physiotherapy over the last 14 years. The college has plans to launch the Masters in Physical Therapy Program later this year and has also designed over eight bachelors programs, which are under review by the MOHE.NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REHABILITATION PRACTICE HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITYNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REHABILITATION PRACTICE HELD AT GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

MR. MOHIUDDIN BAVA MLA FROM SURATHKAL, MANGALORE VISITS GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY AJMAN

Congress MLA from Surathkal, Mangalore Mr. B A Mohiuddin Bava visited Gulf Medical University yesterday. He was on a visit to UAE and paid a special visit to the campus. He was received by Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President, Board of Governors of the university.MR. MOHIUDDIN BAVA MLA FROM SURATHKAL, MANGALORE VISITS GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY AJMAN

He was taken on a tour of the campus and appraised about the advanced facilities that are available in the university. Mr. Bava interacted with the facilitators and faculty in the Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare and Center for Advanced Biomedical Research & Innovation which are established at the university.MR. MOHIUDDIN BAVA MLA FROM SURATHKAL, MANGALORE VISITS GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY AJMAN

Mr. Bava praised the efforts of Mr. Moideen in establishing a world class university. He was highly impressed by the high quality healthcare services and education being offered by the institution. He assured of his fullest support and wished further success and growth of Thumbay Group UAE, who are the promoters of the university.MR. MOHIUDDIN BAVA MLA FROM SURATHKAL, MANGALORE VISITS GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY AJMANMR. MOHIUDDIN BAVA MLA FROM SURATHKAL, MANGALORE VISITS GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY AJMANMR. MOHIUDDIN BAVA MLA FROM SURATHKAL, MANGALORE VISITS GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY AJMANMR. MOHIUDDIN BAVA MLA FROM SURATHKAL, MANGALORE VISITS GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY AJMANMR. MOHIUDDIN BAVA MLA FROM SURATHKAL, MANGALORE VISITS GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY AJMANMR. MOHIUDDIN BAVA MLA FROM SURATHKAL, MANGALORE VISITS GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY AJMANMR. MOHIUDDIN BAVA MLA FROM SURATHKAL, MANGALORE VISITS GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY AJMANMR. MOHIUDDIN BAVA MLA FROM SURATHKAL, MANGALORE VISITS GULF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY AJMAN

GMC Hospital Annual Healthy Baby Contest & Exhibition attracts huge participation

Over 3000 attend the event. More than 300 children participated in the contest

GMC Hospital Annual Healthy Baby Contest & Exhibition attracts huge participationThe event was not just about judging the babies based on their health, it was also about parenting. Parents were asked about basic issues related to their children and educated them about parenting tips especially to the first time parents. New parents are often so anxious; they need to know what’s normal and when they should worry

GMC Hospital Annual Healthy Baby Contest & Exhibition attracts huge participationThe GMC Annual Healthy Baby Contest & Exhibition 2014 was held by GMC Hospital, Ajman on the 25th & 26th of April 2014 at the Gulf Medical University. Every year, the contest is held under the patronage of Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President Thumbay Group UAE, promoters of GMC Hospitals and Gulf Medical University.

GMC Hospital Annual Healthy Baby Contest & Exhibition attracts huge participationHis Excellency Sheikh Dr. Majid Bin Saeed Al Nuaimi, Chairman Ruler’s Court Ajman and Mr. Thumbay Moideen graced the occasion. Mrs. Shabana Faisal, Vice Chairperson, KEF Holdings was the Chief Guest. Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost Gulf Medical University was the Guest of Honor. They distributed the prizes to the winners in various categories of the contest. Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Director Operations, Healthcare and Retail Thumbay Group and many dignitaries attended the event. Over 3000 people including the participants, parents and others attended the event, held over two days.GMC Hospital Annual Healthy Baby Contest & Exhibition attracts huge participation

The selection of the ‘Healthy Baby’ was done according to the physical and mental growth, complete immunization, and general appearance of the child and parent’s knowledge about childcare. Over 300 children under 5 categories participated in the competition. The categories based on age were – from 3 months to 1 year, 1 to 2 years, 2 to 3 years, 3 to 4years and 4 years to 5years. Apart from prizes in five age group categories the participants also won prizes for – Curly Hair, Sparkling Eyes, Sunshine smile and chubby cheeks.

GMC Hospital Annual Healthy Baby Contest & Exhibition attracts huge participationRenowned pediatricians, apart from the experts at GMC Hospital judged the participants. The contest helps to raise community awareness and to inculcate health and nutrition habits for children at an early age for a healthy living & good lifestyle. The contest also promotes health consciousness among mothers regarding different factors affecting the health of children and detecting ill health & sickness at early stages and also a personal and friendly interaction with our renowned doctors.

GMC Hospital Annual Healthy Baby Contest & Exhibition attracts huge participationApart from choosing a Healthy Baby, the judges have also talked to the parents about Parenting. Parents should be aware of the issues related to the growth, immunization, vaccination and taking care of their child’s normal growth. It involves understanding the child’s needs, which is crucial, says Prof. Mahmoud Shamseldeen, Professor and Head of Pediatrics Department at GMC Hospital Ajman, who was one of the judges. We talk to parents and advise them about the basics of parenting. Especially to first time parents, it is very important to know their child better. New parents are often so anxious; they need to know what’s normal and when they should worry, he added.

GMC Hospital Annual Healthy Baby Contest & Exhibition attracts huge participationThere was an online voting contest for babies from 3 months to five years. Over 600 children participated in this category, and the top ten winners based on highest votes were given special prizes.

GMC Hospital Annual Healthy Baby Contest & Exhibition attracts huge participationThis year’s edition was the biggest and most memorable event for children and their parents. For the first time, Inter Nursery and Kindergarten Schools competition was introduced this year. GMC Hospital Annual Healthy Baby Contest & Exhibition attracts huge participation

This year an Inter Nursery and Kindergarten Schools competition was held on the second day of the event. Children from over 15 Nurseries, Kindergarten and Primary Schools from all over the country, with over 100 children participated in Dance, Songs and Talent Show competitions. There was a display of talents by the tiny tots in Group Dance, Group Singing, and culture.

GMC Hospital Annual Healthy Baby Contest & Exhibition attracts huge participationOver 35 companies and organizations have supported the event. KEF Holdings was the Platinum Sponsor, Novalac was the Gold Sponsor and Junior Active Club of Body & Soul Health Club and Spa Ajman. Kabritar, Vitabiotics, Abbott, Danone (Babylac), Sara Trident, Julphar, Planet Pharmacies, Grand Stores, Pharmalink, Nestle, GMC Pharmacy, ZO&MO Opticals, Nutrivita Plus, TMDC, Leo Sons, UAE Exchange, MSD, Delta, Woodlands, Blends & Brews, Terrace Restaurant, Najmat Lahore, Piccadilly Whippy, Falafel Abwab Alquds, Muscat Pharmaceutical Trading LLC, VLCC, TMG, Mother, Baby & Child and Magrudy also supported the event.

GMC Hospital Annual Healthy Baby Contest & Exhibition attracts huge participationPast events have been of remarkable success with an attendance of over 2000. The popularity of this event amongst the parents & children has inspired us to get much bigger and better this year, and we recorded a participation of over 4000 this year, said one of the organizing committee members.GMC Hospital Annual Healthy Baby Contest & Exhibition attracts huge participation

LIST OF PRIZE WINNERS:

3Months – 1 Year:
1st Prize: – Sanjana Sannan 2nd Prize:-  Illisha Bidwa  3rd Prize:-Neel Shah     Sunshine Smile –  Aaira Fatima Chubby Cheeks – Evan Khan, Sparkling Eyes -  Anthea Daniel, Curly Hair – Farhan Saleem Ahmed

1 Year – 2 Years:
1st Prize:- Karim Mohammad, 2nd Prize:- Etash Riju Pankaj 3rd    Prize:- Ain  Fatima
Sunshine Smile – Mizna Jishal, Chubby Cheeks – Ryka Pravian, Sparkling Eyes – Eshal Mohd Ameen, Curly Hair – Yuval

2 years – 3 Years:
1st Prize-   Rubah, 2nd Prize Shreyash, 3rd Prize:-Ceana Angel D Souza
Sunshine Smile –  Harnidh Kauf, Chubby Cheeks –  Maira, Sparkling Eyes – Alysia Meulssom, Curly Hair – Chahd Boutaya

3 Years – 4 Years:
1st Prize- Delisha, 2nd Prize:-Hamda Nayab, 3rd Prize:- Pearl Shah
Sunshine Smile – Ishal Zaheer, Chubby Cheeks – Jahnah Mikaela, Sparkling Eyes – Reyansh Modi, Curly Hair – Ahmed Husam Ahmed

4 Years – 5 Years
1st: Prize-Jury, 2nd Prize:-  Alia Ahmed, 3rd Prize :-Nandini Boyapati
Sunshine Smile – Faiza Hashik, Chubby Cheeks – Kashaf Fatima, Sparkling Eyes – Yameen Xesser, Curly Hair – Hassini Eluri

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Immersive Simulation Training for Dental Students

The day long training of the dental students at CASH on  20th April 2014 aimed at the management of dental chair side emergencies. The theme of the day was Management of a patient with altered level of consciousness. The students worked in teams of two and managed various simulated scenarios of medical emergencies while their instructors and class mates watched their efforts from an adjacent lecture hall through live network .Post scenario was debriefing session with the Simulation and Clinical  Faculty including Dr.Erum Khan (CASH)  and Dr.Seesha Reddy (CoD) where students were given constructive feedback on their management of the case focusing on following the Algorithm, team communication and crisis resource management. The session was well appreciated by the students.Immersive Simulation Training for Dental StudentsImmersive Simulation Training for Dental StudentsImmersive Simulation Training for Dental StudentsImmersive Simulation Training for Dental StudentsImmersive Simulation Training for Dental StudentsImmersive Simulation Training for Dental Students

BEST POSTER PRESENTATION AWARDED TO CASH AT THE 1ST UAE CLINICAL SIMULATION CONFERENCE 2014

Faculty of the Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare (CASH), Gulf Medical University, Ajman  actively participated in the “1st UAE Clinical Simulation Conference (CSC), 2014” held in Dubai Health Care City, Dubai  at the Mohammad Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center in February 2014. The theme of the 2-day conference was “Simulation: A story board for training” and was the first of its kind in the MENA region, bringing together internationally renowned keynote speakers and local experts from the field of clinical simulation. Informative presentations and training sessions on the latest topics, best practices and techniques used in the clinical simulation specialty were the highlights of the conference. The event was endorsed by the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM).   image_3

Professor Manda Venkatramana, Director, CASH and Dean, College of Medicine, GMU presented a case study on the topic “Integrating Simulation Based Education in Undergraduate Medical Curriculum: a Curricular Innovation at Gulf Medical University” highlighting an example of best practice and the educational model being followed at our medical school following the organ-system based integrated curriculum.BEST POSTER PRESENTATION AWARDED TO CASH AT THE 1ST UAE CLINICAL SIMULATION CONFERENCE 2014

Dr. Nishida Chandrashekaran, Lecturer, CASH presented a poster on “Simulation Training in Surgery: Meeting the Challenges Head-on” co-authored by Professor Manda and Dr. Erum Khan. The poster concluded that while designing instructional curricula for simulation based surgical training in medical education, available evidence from best practices should be incorporated especially in terms of matching the expected competency level with the right type and fidelity of the surgical simulator.BEST POSTER PRESENTATION AWARDED TO CASH AT THE 1ST UAE CLINICAL SIMULATION CONFERENCE 2014

Dr. Erum Khan, Simulation Instructor and Life Support Trainer at CASH, GMU presented a poster on “Evolution of Learning Spaces in Medical Education: the Constructive Learning Environment” as the primary author and was co-authored by Professor Manda Venkatramana and Dr. Nishida Chandrasekharan which bagged the Best Poster Presentation award in the Conference. The poster highlighted the importance of designing and implementing learning spaces and educational environments that support multidisciplinary, team taught, highly interactive and constructive learning. Constructive Learning Environment (CLE) defines a space that provides learners with opportunities and strategies to construct their own learning experiences both individually and in teams, based on their prior knowledge, skills and attitude.BEST POSTER PRESENTATION AWARDED TO CASH AT THE 1ST UAE CLINICAL SIMULATION CONFERENCE 2014

Dr. Erum Khan proudly received the award during the Closing Ceremony of the Conference from Dr. Amer Ahmad Sharif, Managing Director, Education Division, DHCC.  The poster received critical acclaim and appreciation from the International Panel of Judges and the Keynote Speakers who commended the good work being carried out at the Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare as highlighted in the presentation.BEST POSTER PRESENTATION AWARDED TO CASH AT THE 1ST UAE CLINICAL SIMULATION CONFERENCE 2014

The Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare situated within the Gulf Medical University campus at Ajman is a state-of-art facility and a recent value addition to complement the pedagogy of our students designed as a virtual hospital setting. The mission of CASH is to create a safe, controlled and non-threatening environment for health professionals to teach, train and assess the cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills ensuring high quality patient care and safety using various simulation technologies. CASH offers the American Heart Association accredited Basic and Advanced Life Support Courses at regular intervals.