FAMILY MEDICINE CONFERENCE

29 - 31 January 2018

 18.0 CME Points

Overview

In 2018, for the first time, Arab Health will welcome family medicine and primary care practitioners interested in learning about the challenges and evidence-based medical interventions available to them at our first Family Medicine conference. The key topics that will be addressed during the conference include diabetes, liver disease, dermatologic conditions, infectious disease, immunization, cancer and thyroid diseases. An active panel of notable experts in these areas, local and international, will offer attendees a unique opportunity to engage in stimulating discussions and an opportunity to exchange experiences and expertise.

What are the main topics covered in this event?

  • Chronic diseases and acute conditions
  • Preventive care (including screening, immunization and medication management)
  • Men’s health
  • Occupational health
  • ICD coding
  • Patient safety
  • Complaints management

Masterclasses

  • CV risk assessment
  • Ethical and medico-legal issues
  • Alternative medicine
  • TBA

Format

  • 2-day conference with multi-speakers
  • 4 Masterclasses on day 3

Benefits of Attendance

  • Discuss diagnostic and management options for a variety of common conditions seen in the primary care settings and enhance prevention and care awareness in your practice
  • Identify current approaches for treating certain chronic diseases and utilize the guidelines to ensure the best outcome for your patient
  • Develop and implement risk management strategies to increase patient safety in ambulatory care
  • Review medical malpractice legislation and avoid personal liability

Conference Chair
Dr Hasrat Parkar, Chief of Family Medicine, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

Activity Director
Dr Michael Rabovsky,
Family Practice Specialist; Interim Chairman - Department of Family Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Scientific Committee

  • Dr Nahed Monsef, Consultant Family Physician & Director of Health Affairs Department, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
  • Dr Rahul Goyal, Consultant Family Medicine & Head of Emergency and Primary Care Services, Al Noor Hospital/Mediclinic, Dubai, UAE

Accreditation Statement

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

09:45    Opening remarks

              Dr Hasratali Bhaudin Parkar, Division Chief: Ambulatory Medicine - Medical Affairs, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE                                                                                                   

              Dr Michael Rabovsky, Chairman: Family Medicine; Vice Chairman, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 

SESSION 1

Moderator: Dr Michael Rabovsky, Chairman: Family Medicine; Vice Chairman, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

10:00     Cardiology: Updates in Cardiology- A case-based approach for day to day practice in family medicine

               Dr Abdullah Shehab, President, Emirates Cardiac Society; Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine; Chair - Internal medicine and Cardiology Fellowship Committee, Arab                    Board, UAE University, Al Ain, UAE

10:40     Diabetes: How to start and manage insulin therapy in primary care

               Dr Saf Naqvi, Medical Director, Consultant Physician, and Endocrinologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:20     Coffee Break

 

SESSION 2

Moderator: Dr Hasratali Bhaudin Parkar, Division Chief: Ambulatory Medicine - Medical Affairs, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE             

11:50     Keynote: Reinventing the role of Family Medicine in modern healthcare

               Prof Rich Withnall, International Medical Director: MENA; GP Trainer & Examiner, Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), London, UK

12:30     Q & A

12:50     Lunch Break

 

SESSION 3

Moderator: Dr Hasratali Bhaudin Parkar, Division Chief: Ambulatory Medicine - Medical Affairs, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

14:00     Quality metrics: Quality metrics that drive improved outcomes in the outpatient setting 

               Dr Michael Rabovsky, Chairman: Family Medicine; Vice Chairman, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

14:40     Infectious diseases: New guidelines for management of urinary, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and soft tissue infections

               Dr Manaf AlQahtani, Consultant Infectious diseases & Clinical Microbiologist; Vice President, Bahrain Medical Society, Associate Professor: Medicine, Royal College of                  Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland; Medical University of Bahrain, Al Sayh, Bahrain

15:20   Coffee Break

 

SESSION 4

Moderator: Dr Rahul Goyal, Consultant Family Medicine; Physician Clinical Informatics Lead, Mediclinic Middle East, Dubai, UAE

15:50     Rheumatology: Rheumatoid arthritis- current approach to diagnosis and management

               Dr Waleed AlShehhi, President, Emirates Society for Rheumatology; Consultant Rheumatologist, HMC-DHCC, Dubai, UAE

16:30     Multidisciplinary board – Case studies and Q & A

               Dr Michael Rabovsky, Chairman: Family Medicine; Vice Chairman, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

               Prof Rich Withnall, International Medical Director: MENA; GP Trainer & Examiner, Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), London, UK

               Dr Manaf AlQahtani, Consultant Infectious diseases & Clinical Microbiologist; Vice President, Bahrain Medical Society, Associate Professor: Medicine, Royal College of                  Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland; Medical University of Bahrain, Al Sayh, Bahrain

               Dr Abdullah Shehab, President, Emirates Cardiac Society; Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine; Chair - Internal medicine and Cardiology Fellowship Committee, Arab                    Board, UAE University, Al Ain, UAE

               Dr Saf Naqvi, Medical Director, Consultant Physician, and Endocrinologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE

18:00     End of Day One

08:30     Opening remarks

               Dr Hasratali Bhaudin Parkar, Division Chief: Ambulatory Medicine - Medical Affairs, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE                                                                                               

               Dr Michael Rabovsky, Chairman: Family Medicine; Vice Chairman, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 

SESSION 5          

Moderator: Dr Hasratali Bhaudin Parkar, Division Chief: Ambulatory Medicine - Medical Affairs, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE             

08:40     Occupational Health: Recognising and assessing occupational health illnesses and injuries in primary care

               Dr Laura Elena Tepelus, Medical Director and Occupational Medicine Specialist, Occupational Health International, Dubai, UAE

09:20     Patient safety: Understanding and responding to clinical errors

               Prof Karen Haller, Vice President: Nursing and Clinical Affairs, Johns Hopkins Medicine International, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

10:00     Engaging patients to enhance medical adherence

               Dr Fayeza Saif Al Yafei, Family Medicine Consultant, Acting Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Corniche Hospital, SEHA, Abu Dhabi, UAE

10:40   Coffee Break

 

SESSION 6          

Moderator: Dr Fayeza Saif Al Yafei, Family Medicine Consultant, Acting Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Corniche Hospital, SEHA, Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:10     Medication management: Medication management - antimicrobial stewardship programmes in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi - an emphasis on ambulatory utilisation trends

               Dr Hashem Tarifi, Department Manager - Drug and Medical Products, Health Authority - Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:50     Pain management: A systematic approach to non-surgical management of chronic back pain

               Dr Eric Francois, Anaesthesiologist & Pain Consultant, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

12:30     Q & A                                   

13:00     Lunch Break

 

SESSION 7

Moderator: Dr Michael Rabovsky, Chairman: Family Medicine; Vice Chairman, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

14:20     CV Screening                                                                                                     

               Dr Ahmed Gabroun, Cardiologist; Medical Director, United Medical, Dubai, UAE

15:00     Bone health screening

               Dr Maria Matar, Specialist Endocrinologist, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

15:40     Coffee Break

 

SESSION 8

Moderator: Dr Rahul Goyal, Consultant Family Medicine; Physician Clinical Informatics Lead, Mediclinic Middle East, Dubai, UAE

16:10     Colon cancer screening                                                                

               Dr Mazen Taha, Chair: Gastroenterology Clinic - Medical Affairs, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

16:50     Prostate screening

               Dr Fariboz Bagheri, Head of Scientific Section of EUS; Head and Consultant Urologist, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE

17:20     Screening Q & A

               Dr Ahmed Gabroun, Cardiologist; Medical Director, United Medical, Dubai, UAE

               Dr Maria Matar, Specialist Endocrinologist, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

               Dr Mazen Taha, Chair: Gastroenterology Clinic - Medical Affairs, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

               Dr Fariboz Bagheri, Head of Scientific Section of EUS; Head and Consultant Urologist, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE

17:50     End of Day Two

08:50     Opening remarks

               Dr Hasratali Bhaudin Parkar, Division Chief: Ambulatory Medicine - Medical Affairs, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE                                                                                               

               Dr Michael Rabovsky, Chairman: Family Medicine; Vice Chairman, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 

09:00     Masterclass 1: Health Informatics

               Dr Rahul Goyal, Consultant Family Medicine; Physician Clinical Informatics Lead, Mediclinic Middle East, Dubai, UAE

Key learning outcomes

  • Identify the costs and benefits associated with Electronic Health Records (EHR)
  • Discover how to leverage Electronic Health Records (EHR) for public health
  • Debate health information exchange
  • Discuss Tele-health and patient portals
  • Determine how to measure success i.e. KPIs

10:30     Coffee Break

 

11:00     Masterclass 2: Innovations in Population Health and the patient-centred medical home

               Dr Michael Rabovsky, Chairman: Family Medicine; Vice Chairman, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Key learning outcomes

  • Discover how to build a patient-centered medical home infrastructure
  • Evaluate how best to incorporate other healthcare specialists into the patient-centered medical home (advance practice providers, pharmacists, social workers)
  • Debate the use of community resources to improve access and follow-up protocols
  • Review a team approach to closing care gaps and improve health in a patient centered team model
  • Analyse new metrics to monitor success in Population Health

12:30     Lunch Break

 

13:30     Masterclass 3: Providing patient-centred comprehensive care at home

               TBC: Dr Ali Magboul Alarabi Alghamdi, Family & Community Medicine Consultant; Director General of Home Health Care, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, KSA

Key learning outcomes

  • Evaluate how home health care fits into evolving models of health care delivery
  • Discuss and understand the challenges of providing an effective home care service
  • Appraise strategic tips for administrative and operational success
  • Review the importance of care coordination

15:00     Coffee Break

 

15:30     Masterclass 4: Medical responsibility and malpractice

               Stephen Ballantine, Senior Consultant, Galadari Advocates and Legal Consultants, Dubai, UAE

Key learning outcomes

  • Assess current medical liability law and its implications for your practice
  • Review medical malpractice insurance and how medical negligence claims and liability issues are handled in the UAE
  • Identify best policy for medical error reporting            

17:00     End of Conference

 

ACTIVITY DIRECTOR:

Dr Michael Rabovsky, Chairman: Family Medicine; Vice Chairman, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 

CONFERENCE CHAIR:

Dr Hasratali Bhaudin Parkar, Division Chief: Ambulatory Medicine - Medical Affairs, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE               

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:

Dr Nahed Monsef, Consultant: Family Medicine, Director: Health Affairs Department, Primary Health Care Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), UAE

Dr Rahul Goyal, Consultant Family Medicine; Physician Clinical Informatics Lead, Mediclinic Middle East, Dubai, UAE

 

SPEAKER FACULTY:

Dr Abdullah Shehab, President, Emirates Cardiac Society; Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine; Chair - Internal medicine and Cardiology Fellowship Committee, Arab Board, UAE University, Al Ain, UAE

Dr Ahmed Gabroun, Cardiologist; Medical Director, United Medical, Dubai, UAE

Dr Ali Magboul Alarabi Alghamdi, Family & Community Medicine Consultant; Director General of Home Health Care, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, KSA

Dr Eric Francois, Anaesthesiologist & Pain Consultant, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Fariboz Bagheri, Head of Scientific Section of EUS; Head and Consultant Urologist, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Dr Fayeza Saif Al Yafei, Family Medicine Consultant, Acting Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Corniche Hospital, SEHA, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Hashem Tarifi, Department Manager - Drug and Medical Products, Health Authority - Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Prof Karen Haller, Vice President: Nursing and Clinical Affairs, Johns Hopkins Medicine International, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Dr Laura Elena Tepelus, Medical Director and Occupational Medicine Specialist, Occupational Health International, Dubai, UAE

Dr Manaf AlQahtani, Consultant Infectious diseases & Clinical Microbiologist; Vice President, Bahrain Medical Society, Associate Professor: Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland; Medical University of Bahrain, Al Sayh, Bahrain

Dr Maria Matar, Specialist Endocrinologist, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Mazen Taha, Chair: Gastroenterology Clinic - Medical Affairs, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

Prof Rich Withnall, International Medical Director: MENA; GP Trainer & Examiner, Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), London, UK

Dr Saf Naqvi, Medical Director, Consultant Physician, and Endocrinologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Stephen Ballantine, Senior Consultant, Galadari Advocates and Legal Consultants, Dubai, UAE

Dr Waleed AlShehhi, President, Emirates Society for Rheumatology; Consultant Rheumatologist, HMC-DHCC, Dubai, UAE