Scientific Program
Time Topic
07:30 – 08:30 Registration
08:30 – 10:00 Session 1: Family Medicine: Up to the Sky
08:30 – 08:50 Family Practice in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Perspective from the World Health Organization
 – Dr. Sameen Siddiqi | View bio | View Abstract
08:50 – 09:20 Family Medicine: Up to the Sky
– Prof. Michael Kidd | View bio | View Abstract
09:20 – 09:40 Public – Private Partnerships – What Models Work for Primary Care?
– Prof Amanda Howe | View bio | View Abstract
09:40 -10:00 Views on Future Family & Community Medicine/PHC
– H.E. Prof. Tawfik A M Khoja | View bio | View Abstract
10:00 – 11:00 Opening Ceremony
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 WHO Symposium
11:30 – 11:40 Family Practice Advocacy Video
11:40 – 11:55 Scaling Up Family Practice in the Eastern Mediterranean: Progressing Towards Universal Health Coverage
– Dr Sameen Siddiqi | View bio | View Abstract and Dr Hassan Salah | View bio
11:55 – 12:15 Discussion and Questions
12:15 – 13:00 Panel Discussion: Challenges, Lessons Learnt and Priorities to Enhance Family Practice Program in 3 Groups of EMR Countries
– WHO Symposium | View Abstract
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:50 Session 2: Medical education in FM – Where We stand Currently?
– Chairpersons: Dr. Afaf Jaffer & Dr. Ibtehal Darwesh
14:00 – 14:20 Continuous Medical Education Development and its effects on HCPs Practice
– Prof. Ghassan Hamadeh | View bio | View Abstract
14:20 – 14:40 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the Professional life of a Family Physician
– Prof. Waris Qidwai | View bio | View Abstract
14:40 – 15:00 Dubai Family Medicine Residency Program Evolution
– Dr Wadeia Sharief | View bio | View Abstract
15:00 – 15:50 Panel Discussion: Challenges in Maitaining CPD
Moderator: Dr. Afaf Jaffer
15:50 – 16:20 Coffee Break
16:20 – 17:00 Session 3: Research in EMR Region
– Chairpersons: Dr. Hany Swidan & Dr. Karen Flegg
16:20 – 16:40 Importance of Research in our Region
– Prof. Faisal Alnasir | View bio | View Abstract
16:40 -17:00 Challenges in Conducting Research in Family Practice
Prof. Salman Rawaf | View bio | View Abstract
17:00 – 18:00 Session 4: Oral Abstract Presentations
– Chairpersons: Dr. Wedad Al Maidoor & Dr. Oraib Smadi
Theme – Continuous Medical Education
Orthostatic Hypotension
Abdelaziz Hamdene, Family Doctor, Private Practice, Tunisia
Theme – Research in family Medicine
Clinical Research Methodology Workshop: Hands on proposal writing
Firdous Jahan, Associate Professor, Oman Medical College, Oman
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A community study on the elderly in Dubai/UAE  to plan for future geriatric services
Sajedah Shaltoni, Consultant Family and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Primary Health Care Corporation and Weill Cornell Medical College -Qatar, Qatar
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Prevalence of psychiatric morbidity in the primary health  clinic attendees in Kuwait
Muhammad Ajmal Zahid, Chairman, Kuwiat University, Kuwait
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Patients’ Utilization of Written Health Education Materials and Perception to Material Quality in a Primary Health Care Setting
Alhan Haji, Family Physician, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Saudi Arabia
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Discrepancies between elderly patient’s self-reported and prescribed medications: a social investigation
Nada Yasein, Consultant Family Physician – Professor at the Family and Community Department – Faculty of Medicine, The University of Jordan, Jordan
Time Topic
08:00 – 08:30 Registration
08:30 – 09:30 Session 5: Oral Abstract Presentations
– Chairpersons: Dr. Ahd Shaheen and Dr. Mohamed Rasoul Tarawneh
Theme – Evidence based Practice
Integration of Minor Surgery in Family Practice
Tariq Shaqran, Senior Consultant, Military Hospitals, Saudi Arabia
Theme – Health Policies and Management
Bridging the gap in family medicine practice
Almoutaz Abdulrahman,DHA, United Arab Emirates
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Beliefs  And  Experiences  About  Faith Healing  Amongst  Patients  Visiting   Family  Practice  Services  Of  Two  Teaching  Hospitals  In  Sindh  Pakistan
Muhammad Mataro Moosani, Resident Family Medicine Year 04, Aga Khan University Karachi, Pakistan
 Theme – Quality and Accreditation
Improving quality in Primary health care in Africa using a confidential enquiry method  into child deaths
Vincent Mubangizi, Lecturer, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda
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Burnout Among physicians in Qalubia Primary health care Facilities, Egypt
Nagwa Hegazy, Family Medicine Lecturer, Menofia University, Egypt
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Improvement of Quality Care in Congestive Heart Failure, Acute Myocardial Infarction and Pneumonia in a Community Hospital Setting in California, USA.
Khalid Baig, CEO, K. Baig, MD.Inc, United States
09:30 – 10:10 Session 6: Treatment Challenges in COPD
– Chairpersons: Prof. Mohamed Al Shafaee & Dr. Nasim Ibrahim
09:30 – 09:50 Updates on Asthma Management Treatment Options
Dr. Ramzi Khashkhusha | View bio
09:50 – 10:10 COPD Audit for General Practice
Dr Bassam Mahboub | View bio | View Abstract
10:10 -10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:50 Session 7: Diseases of the Century
– Chairpersons: Dr. Mohammed Farghaly & Prof. Amanda Howe
10:30 – 10:50 Chronic Care Model for Diabetes Care in Family Practice – Jordan Experience
Dr Mohamed Rasoul Tarawneh | View bio | View Abstract
10:50 – 11:10 Mental Health Integration in General Practice – Kuwait Experience
Dr Huda Duwaisan | View bio | View Abstract
11:10 – 11:30 Think Like a Pancreas (Diabetes Management and Myths)
Dr Eiad Al Faris | View bio | View Abstract
11:30 – 11:50 Depression & Depressive Symptoms among NCDs Patients Attending Primary Health Care Centers in Dubai, UAE in 2014
Dr Waleed Al Faisal | View bio | View Abstract
11:50 – 14:00 Prayer & Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:40 Session 8:  Pathway Treatment in Cardiovascular Disorders
– Chairpersons: Dr. Mariam Abdul Malik & Dr. Buthaina Abdullah Bilaila
14:00 – 14:20 Diabetic Dyslipidemia and Residual Vascular Risk
Prof Alberto Zambon | View bio
14:20 -14:40 Nephro-protection in Diabetic Hypertensive Patients
Dr. Alaaeldin M.K Bashier | View bio
14:40 – 16:00 Session 9: Best Practice in Diabetes Management in EMR Region
– Chairpersons: Dr. Fatima Zohra & Dr. Huda Duwaisan
14:40 – 15:00 Early Intensification Treatment in Type 2 Diabetes
Prof. Salem Beshyah | View bio
15:00 – 15:20 Translating Evidence in Type 2 Diabetes Management
Dr. Jalal Nafach | View bio
15:20 – 15:40 Modern Stepwise Approach in Insulin Initiation
– Dr. Andreas Liebl | View bio
15:40 – 16:00 20 years of DPP-4 Inhibition
(Sponsored by MSD)
– Dr. Carolyn F Deacon | View bio
16:00 – 16:20 Coffee Break
16:20 – 17:20 Session 10: FM EMRO Societies Slide Symposium
– Moderator: Dr. Wadeia Sharief
16:20 – 16:40 Qatar – Accreditation Experience – A Success Story
Dr Mariam Abdul Malik | View bio and Dr Zelaikha Al Wahdi
16:40 – 17:00 Morocco – Ultrasound
Dr Fatima Zohra | View bio
17:00 – 17:20 Family Medicine Raising Stars in the Sky of EMA
Dr Elham Al Neaimi | View bio
Time Topic
08:00 – 08:30 Registration
08:30 – 09:30 Session 11: Oral Abstract Presentations
– Chairpersons: Dr. Hamda Khan Saheb & Prof. Michael Kidd
Theme – Preventative Care and Health Promotion
Introducing Occupational and Environmental Health Services into Primary Care
Walid al Tawil, Honorary president/ Iraqi FPSociety, WONCA/Europe, Sweden
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Antimicrobial resistance: Is it really an issue to be concerned about?
Marwa Ahmed, Family Physician, NHS Greenwich CCG, United Kingdom
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Medical Students Involvement in NCD Prevention- Tobacco Control
Skander Essafi, Liaison Officer for Public Health Issues, IFMSA, Tunisia
Theme – Women and Men’s Health
Treatment of Depression in Primary care
Enda Murphy, Assistant Programme Director, GP Training Programme, Health Services Executive, Ireland, Ireland
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Treatment of Anxiety and Panic Attacks in GP practice
Enda Murphy, Assistant Programme Director, GP Training Programme, Health Services Executive, Ireland, Ireland
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Breast and Colon Cancer Screening Programs in Kuwait
Rihab AlWotayan, Director of Primary Health Care Department, Ministry of Health, Kuwait
09:30 – 10:30 Session 12: Emerging Topics
– Chairpersons: Dr. Waris Qidwai & Dr. Nagwa Nashat
09:30 – 09:50 Beyond Back Pain: Spondyloarthritis
– Dr. Mustafa Khalid Al Izzi | View bio
09:50 -10:10 Management of Pulmonary TB in Family Medicine Practice
– Dr Hassan Haji Shurie | View bio
10:10 – 10:30 Can we Offer a Cure for HCV patient?
– Dr. Huda Al Quraishi | View bio
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:40 Session 13: Musculoskeletal
– Chairpersons: Dr. Ghassan Hamadeh & Prof. Nada Yassein
11:00 – 11:20 Vitamin D and Nutrition during Pregnancy
– Dr Wafaa Helmi Ayesh | View bio
11:20 – 11:40 Management of Osteoprosis
– Dr Jamal Al Saleh | View bio
11:40 – 12:30 Session 14: Oral Abstract Presentations
– Chairpersons: Dr. Faisal Al Nasir & Dr. Nahed Monsir
Theme – Mother and Child Care
Knowledge and Practices of Mothers Regarding Diet During Diarrhea and Respiratory Tract Infections among Children Under Five Years Attending Family Medicine Clinics of a Teaching Hospital, Karachi
Ambreen Afzal, Resident, Aga Khan University Haopital, Pakistan
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Study of Knowledge and Attitude of Teachers Regarding the Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Irish Schools
Khadijah Angawi, A PhD Student, Univeristy College Dublin, Saudi Arabia
Theme – Geriatric Care
Elderly Neglect Among the Population of Home Health Care Services of Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Maryam Chapra, Resident, Prince Sultan Military Medical City(PSMMC), Saudi Arabia
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Nutritional Status of Elderly Patients Visiting Outpatient Clinics
Saleh AL Nass, Specialist Family Medicine, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
Theme – Clinical AuditBreast Feeding Practices in Emirati Infants-Audit
Zahid Nabi Qureshi, Family Physician, Dubai Health Authority, United Arab Emirates
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:10 Session 15: Adolescent Health Care
– Chairpersons: Dr. Mohamed Farghaly & Dr. Najla Sajwani
13:30 – 13:50 Importance of Smoking Cessation
– Dr Wedad Al Maidoor | View bio
13:50 – 14:10 Weight Eating Related Diseases among Adolescents – From Anorexia to Obesity
– Dr Wafaa Mehelba | View bio
14:10 – 15:00 Session 16: Oral Abstract Presentations
– Chairpersons: Dr. Hanan Hamadi & Dr. Swad Hashim
Non-Communicable Diseases
The efficacy of primary care multi disciplinary approach (PCMDA) in the Management of Chronic Wounds: show me the evidence?
Hashim Mohamed, Senior Consultant, Primary Care Corporation, Qatar
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome, a challenge or opportunity?
Faris Matloub, Consultant, DHA, United Arab Emirates
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Early Detection of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD)in Family Practice
Jehad Albitar, Student, Um Alqura, Saudi Arabia
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Difficult-to-treat cases of Hypertension in Primary Care
Bader Almustafa, Senior Consultant Family Physician & Clinical Hypertension Specialist, Ministry of Health – SHMS – WHL, Saudi Arabia
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Understanding obesity as a chronic disease for primary care
Sabina Aidarous, Clinical Research Fellow, Obesity Medicine Institute, United Arab Emirates
15:00-15:15 Closing Remarks
Parallel Workshops | DAY 01 – Thursday, 17 March 2016
 14:00 – 16:00  WS 1: YFD Workshops
Modalities to Face Burnout

Workshop Faculty: Dr Nagwa Nashat, Dr Anwaar Buhamra and Dr Souzi Ismael
16:30 – 18:00 WS 2: Research Methodology
Workshop Faculty: Dr Taghreed Farahat and Dr Shirene Shawky
Parallel Workshops | DAY 02 – Friday, 18 March 2016
09:00 – 09:45 WS 3: Scaling up family medicine training in EMR: the UNRWA Experience
Workshop Faculty: Dr Ali Khader
11:00 – 11:45 WS 4: Chronic Pain and Addiction in Primary Care
Workshop Faculty: Dr Farah Al Zaabi
15:00 – 15:45 WS 5: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Application in Primary Care Setting: Can We Make it Simple?
Workshop Faculty: Dr Haifa Alghatani
16:00 – 16:45 WS 6: Child Abuse Prevention in Family Practice
Workshop Faculty: Dr Hind Almazeedi
17:00 – 17:45 WS 7: Cardiac Screening in Young Athletes
Workshop Faculty: Dr Mona Osman
Parallel Workshops | DAY 03 – Saturday, 19 March 2016
09:00 – 09:45 WS 8: Exercise Prescription for Primary Care Physician
Workshop Faculty: Dr Husam Rezeq
10:00 – 10:45 WS 9: Smoking Cessation
Workshop Faculty: Dr Abdul-Razzak Al Kaddour
11:00 – 11:45 WS 10: Office X-Ray Interpretation in Family Practice
Workshop Faculty: Dr Mohammad Alkot
12:00 – 12:45 WS 11: Electrocardiography Workbook for Primary Care
Workshop Faculty: Dr Maisa Al-Kiyumi
13:30 – 15:00 WS 12: ECG Made Easy for Primary Care Physicians
Workshop Faculty: Dr Aml Salama

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