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Dubai centre holds CME programme.

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Academic Medical Center (AMC) recently conducted a two-week specialised continuing medical education (CME) programme at Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC).

The programme was held in collaboration with the Advanced Health Education Center (Ahec), a leading US-based education company, and DHCC, an integrated healthcare free zone and a member of Tecom Investments.

The conference featured a series of workshops and hands-on sessions on women's health such as ultrasound and mammography, cardio vascular ultrasound, nursing leadership and quality management.

Lectures, presentations and live scanning were demonstrated by Ahec experts to enable healthcare professionals attain excellence in delivery of quality patient care, and increase competency in their clinical skills.

Over 20 individual course options were offered to the 135 attendees who earned US ACCME AMA PRA Category-1 credit.

"DHCC's foremost objective is to be a hub for healthcare excellence in the region through facilitating best practice in medicine," said Dr Ayesha Abdullah, managing director of Sciences Cluster, Tecom Investments.

"This course reiterates our commitment to reinforce medical education in the UAE, bolster talent among professionals and raise patient trust in the healthcare system."

The course equipped members with the tools and techniques to achieve greater confidence and accuracy in evaluation and application.

In addition to women's health, mammography and ultrasound, the training also featured sessions on carotid ultrasound, including anatomy, hemodynamics, and diagnostic criteria.

In addition, the participants were also updated on ultrasound platform controls to optimize the system for the utmost convenience of the patients.

Dr Zahra Saeed Baalawi, director - support services and academic development, AMC, said: "Advanced medical education is a key element in the development of healthcare professionals' skills."

"We aim to benefit physicians and other healthcare professionals who are facing increasing requirements to stay on top of the education curve, and offer best-in-class medical care to patients," Dr Baalawi added. -- TradeArabia News Service

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Date:Jun 26, 2010
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