Sharjah's Health Promotion Department to launch My Health seventh regional conference

1The conference aims to help facilitate the exchange of expertise and best international practices to fight obesity amongst children. (Image source: D'Arcy Vallance/Flickr)Sharjah's Health Promotion Department has finalised its preparations to launch the My Health seventh regional conference on 27 November 2018 at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Sharjah

The conference will include the attendance of a large local and global presence, under the patronage of Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the ruler of Sharjah and chairperson of the supreme council for family affairs in Sharjah.

It will be held for two days under the theme of ‘Talk, Listen, Change’ and will feature the participation of more than 30 Arab and European doctors and experts, who represent global institutions that work in various fields of child care.

Iman Rashid Saif, director of the health promotion department at the supreme council for family affairs in Sharjah, stated that the size of local and global participation for the seventh edition of My Health conference reflects the high level of trust that the participating global institutions have placed on the conference.

The conference will include 14-panel discussions that feature a variety of topics including obesity, nutrition, and the negative effects of obesity on the physiological and psychological health of both children and youth.

Amina M. Almarzouqi, acting dean of the college of health sciences at the University of Sharjah, stated that the seventh My Health will aim to help facilitate the exchange of expertise and best international practices, as well as showcase new initiatives that help to fight obesity amongst children.

Almarzouqi remarked that the conference will review a variety of topics during its various panel discussions, such as the role of nutrition in regenerative medicine, the role of breastfeeding in promoting maternal and child health, the knowledge and attitudes towards energy drinks consumption and related factors among young athletes in the UAE, and preventive methods of obesity complications.

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