5Th Annual Cardiovascular Disease Conference opens in Dubai

DUBAI, 8th October, 2015 (WAM) — The 5th Annual Case Based Approach to Controversies in Cardiovascular Disease Conference began today in Dubai, at the Mohammed bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre in Dubai Healthcare City.
The event is organised under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, and President of the Dubai Health Authority, and supported by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences.
The accredited conference is organised by Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic from USA, in collaboration with Emirates Cardiac Society and will run through 10 October 2015.
Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board of Dubai Health Authority, visited the 5th Annual Cardiovascular Conference today and met with the conference’s organising committee and key speakers from Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic.
During the visit, he assured attendees that UAE leadership is highly focused on healthcare services and on providing the UAE with healthcare facilities able to cover all medical specialties comparable to international standards. This aligns with the UAE strategy of focusing on people, the real fortune of the nation.
“Hospitals and healthcare facilities in the UAE have highly qualified healthcare professionals providing specialised care for cardiac patients – including emergency catheterization, open heart surgeries, and other highly specialized services and procedures – which help decrease the need to send patients abroad for treatment,” he said.
Al Qatami emphasised the importance of prevention programmes that are targeting chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, through organised public health campaigns, medical conferences and efforts to promote healthy lifestyles that limit the chronic disease risk factors.
He praised the cooperation with international healthcare organisations that helps in managing and operating a number of healthcare facilities in the country and in the field of research.
Al Qatami also commended the efforts of Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic on their willingness to share their knowledge with our medical community through scientific meetings and the annual cardiovascular conference in Dubai. Such efforts encourage interaction and knowledge exchange between healthcare providers, while introducing the latest approaches in cardiovascular medicine. He listened to the organisers and faculty of the conference, who spoke about the conference, its topics and various presentations, in addition to real patient cases that will be discussed during the conference.