“Prevention is better than cure” very aptly describes the current thinking with regards to the entire spectrum of Diabetes. This is true both in terms of avoiding the complications of this disease as well as in bringing down the associated costs, said Dr. Mahir Khalil Jallo, Consultant Endocrinologist, GMC Hospital Ajman while addressing the 3rd Annual Conference on Diabetes & Endocrinology for the Northern Emirates held at Gulf Medical University on 20 of December 2014. The conference was organized by the Department of Internal Medicine GMC Hospital Ajman and Gulf Medical University.
His Excellency Hamad Taryam Al Shamsi, Director Ajman Medical District, Ministry of Health was the Chief Guest at the inaugural ceremony. As part of the conference, the Management and Academic Leadership of the Gulf Medical University bestowed a “Special Award and Honor” on Leading Specialists in Diabetes & Endocrinology from all over UAE, in recognition of their exemplary achievements in the field of Medicine and for their service to the community. His Excellency Hamad Taryam Al Shamsi presented the awards. Dr. Manvir Singh Walia Administrative Director, Healthcare Division Thumbay Group also attended the ceremony. Dr. Mahir Jallo Associate Professor & Consultant, the head of the scientific committee of the conference welcomed the gathering.
Dr. Hussein Saadi, MD, Chief of the Medical Subspecialties Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr Asma Deeb, Consultant and Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, Dr. Fatheya Al Awadi, Head of the Medical department and Head of the endocrine unit of Dubai Hospital, Dr Bachar Afandi Consultant Endocrinologist at Tawam Hospital, Dr. Saadi Al Jadir, Consultant Endocrinologist, Fujairah Hospital MOH and Dr. Salah Abusnana, Chief Medical Officer at RCDR received the awards.
Later the chief guest honored the invited speakers and sponsoring companies.
The topics and speakers were Dyslipidemia: “The Changing Paradigm” Dr. Omar Dhaimat, Consultant Endocrinologist, Dr. Sulaiman Habib Medical Center, Fact or Fiction: Addressing Alternative Therapy for Diabetes, Dr. Houssam Ali, Consultant Endocrinologist & Metabolism Zulekha Hospital Sharjah, Navigating the Path of Non-insulin Therapies, Dr. Mahir Jallo, Consultant Endocrinologist, Gulf Medical University, A Debate.. Thyroid Surgery -General surgeon or Endocrine surgeon, Dr. Sadir Alrawi, Consultant Surgeon Tawam Hospital and Dr. Mohanad Al Janabi, Consultant Surgeon, Gulf Medical University, Hypocalcaemia in pediatric care – A challenge Dr. Mustafa Al Kaisi, Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist, Zulekha Hospital Dubai, Insulin Overview What’s to come? Dr. Ghaida Kaddaha, Consultant Endocrinologist, Dr. Sulaiman Habib Medical Center, Thyroid Eye Disease, Dr. Pankaj Lamba, Consultant Ophthalmologist, GMC Hospital, Panorama coverage of recent researches in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Dr. Dhafer Al Badri, Consultant Endocrinologist Sharjah, Duodenal Mucosal Resurfacing DMR in Obesity & Diabetes Management, Dr. Mahir Jallo, Consultant Endocrinologist, Gulf Medical University and Gynaecomastia -Tailor made surgical solution by Dr. Punam Bijlani, Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery GMC Hospital Ajman.
Eminent speakers from all over UAE discussed about various aspects to tackle Diabetes, which is one of the biggest health issues facing the country today, apart from hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. More than 250 doctors and healthcare professionals attended the Conference which was accredited by the Ministry of Health for 8 Hrs.