The Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is to host the 4th World Academic Congress of Emergency Medicine (WACEM 2018) along with the 10th anniversary of the Hamad Trauma Centre, bringing together 2,000 healthcare professionals from Qatar and internationally.
Under the theme Bridging Gaps and Building Networks in Trauma, Emergency, and Acute Care Medicine: Best Evidence and Practice from Academic Systems, WACEM 2018 will take place from October 30 to November 4 at the Sheraton Grand Doha.
The conference is a collaborative initiative between the Hamad Trauma Centre, the HMC’s Emergency Medicine Department and the Ambulance Service, and the leadership of the WACEM and the Indo-US Health and Medicine Collaborative.
“On behalf of the organising committee for this prestigious conference, I invite academic leaders, physicians, nurses, paramedics, residents, and students of trauma, emergency and acute care medicine to participate in this unique educational event,” said WACEM secretary general Dr Hassan al-Thani, who is also the head of the Trauma and Vascular Surgery Sections at the HMC’s Hamad General Hospital.
Two days of pre-conference workshops will be held – on October 30 and 31 – at the HMC’s education centres, with the main conference taking place from November 1 to 4.
Local and international experts will deliver workshops and presentations on a wide range of emergency medicine topics.
Sessions at the conference include “Evidence-Based Approaches to Acute Medical and Surgical Settings”, “Trauma in Pregnancy”, “Pain, and Mass Casualty, Research and Education”, “Trauma Surgery in the MENA” (Middle East and North Africa), and “Preparing for World Cup 2022”.
“This conference provides a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals with an interest in emergency medicine, acute surgery care, and trauma to come together to share the latest updates in the field,” Dr al-Thani said. “WACEM 2018 is unique in that is covers the full spectrum of emergency care – from pre-hospital emergency response to acute treatment interventions and rehabilitative care.”
According to the chair of the scientific committee, Dr Ayman El Menyar, there will be 100 speakers from 15 countries in addition to speakers from the HMC’s Hamad General Hospital, Al Wakra Hospital, Al Khor Hospital, the Heart Hospital, the Medical Research Centre, and the Ambulance Service, as well as the Ministry of Public Health and Sidra Medicine.
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