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The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has revealed the details of the fifth World Academic Congress for Emergency Medicine (WACEM)

2343 2019 07 30The congress will focus on important topics that include public health and emergency medicine, among others. (Image source: Dubai Health Authority)

The congress, which will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the DHA will take place from the 20-24 October 2019.

The five-day event, hosted by Dubai for the first time, aims to provide a platform for educators, researchers, clinicians and institutions from across the world, to share experiences and discuss the latest advancements, innovations and academic achievements in the fields of trauma, emergency and acute care medicine.

The event is expected to attract around 2,000 participants from various parts of the world to take part in this world-class event, which is being organised by the DHA and INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions.

The congress will focus on important topics that include public health and emergency medicine, critical care, trauma and injury prevention, paediatric emergency medicine and preventive child health, health promotion and health protection, pre-hospital and disaster medicine, education and quality in emergency medicine and emergency nursing, among others.

Humaid Al Qutami, director-general of the DHA, stressed the importance of WACEM as it provides experts in the field of emergency and trauma with an opportunity to learn about the best international experiences and practices. The congress will not only help them better plan for the future but also equip them to deal with future challenges that may arise in the fast-developing field of health.

Al Qutami revealed that the congress this year will be launched under the theme “Technologies, Therapies & Transformations”. He added that the topics to be discussed at the conference are timely, given that Dubai is currently preparing to host Expo 2020 next year and it’s keen to ensure the safety and wellbeing of expo visitors who are coming to the UAE from all over the world.

Dr Sara Kadhim, secretary-general of WACEM and head of the Emergency Department at DHA’s Rashid Hospital, said, “The five-day congress will include scientific sessions, lectures and workshops discussing various topics such as updates in critical care and resuscitation, toxicology emergency, pre-hospital care, simulation in emergency medicine artificial intelligence and future of emergency medicine and cardiac and vascular emergency, to name a few.”

She concluded by revealing that the conference will be accompanied by a medical exhibition where major international companies will showcase the latest developments in the field of medical devices, technologies and equipment related to emergencies, crises and disasters.