WELCOME NOTE

Welcome to our first MedEdDXB 2017 conference!

 

Stemming from its resolve to enhance awareness of the role of simulation in enhancing patient safety, Dubai Healthcare City’s Education sector led a series of impactful events that connected more than 600 industry experts, academicians and healthcare professionals representing 25 countries around the Globe. The inaugural event took place in 2014 with the organization of UAE’s first Clinical Simulation Conference endorsed by the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM). Building on the success of the inaugural conference two additional conferences were successfully organized in 2015 and 2016. The conference agendas have helped advance the understanding of the role of simulation in healthcare through case studies demonstrating the link between simulation-based medical education and better evaluation and treatment techniques.

 

The exciting journey of innovation and discovery in the field of medical simulation continues under the auspices of Dubai Healthcare City’s first medical university – Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU). The inauguration of Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences presented an opportunity to widen the remit of the conference to focus more widely on Medical Education including clinical simulation.

 

We are therefore looking forward to welcome you to our 1st UAE International Medical Education Conference in Dubai (#MedEdDXB).

 

The conference will be held from 2nd-3rd March 2017 at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences in Dubai Healthcare City.

The theme of the 2017 Conference is “Health Professions Education in an Interconnected World.” As with the previous conferences, renowned international speakers and experts will be present. The Conference will host relevant topics in Learner Centered Education, Professionalism in Medical Education, Patient Safety and Clinical Simulation, Technology Enhanced Learning and Patient & Community Involvement. In addition, it aims to be an engaging event for constructive industry dialogue.

 

The Conference reflects Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences’ focus on healthcare education and innovation. It reaffirms the university’s approach to collaborate with strategic international healthcare players and institutions. And above all, it strengthens Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences’ goal to increase the delivery of high quality healthcare in the UAE and the region.

 

With your participation, we can identify gaps, address needs and share knowledge so that excellence can be encouraged within the area of healthcare education.

 

We look forward to welcoming you in March 2017 at the 1st International Medical Education Conference in Dubai.

Sincerely,

Dr. Amer Ahmad Sharif
Vice Chancellor, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences
Chief Executive Officer, Education Sector, Dubai Healthcare City Authority