Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Health Authority (DHA), His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of DHA today officially opened the 5th World Academic Congress for Emergency Medicine – WACEM : 22nd to the 24th of October, 2019 at Roda Al Bustan Hotel in Dubai.
Under the theme ‘Technologies, Therapies & Transformation’, the 3-day emergency congress, was organized in Dubai for the first time in collaboration with ‘The International Emergency and Catastrophe Management Conference & Exhibition – IECM Dubai’, bringing together leading healthcare experts, physicians and doctors from the UAE and the world to focus on the most critical topics in emergency medicine and explore how new advances in technology are enabling better treatment outcomes for patients.
Following the opening ceremony, H.E. Humaid Al Qutami and his accompanying delegation including top healthcare experts, doctors, surgeons and emergency care specialists from the UAE and abroad, toured the exhibition area where they were briefed by key decision makers, experts and top exhibiting brands and about how the latest breakthroughs in technology are enabling effective emergency and critical care. During his keynote address, H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Director General, DHA said: “Every day, millions of people around the world suffer from calamities and risks that put their lives and health in danger. This has urged emergency medicine specialists all around the world to call for continuous development of the health systems in order to improve the life chances in case of injuries and critical conditions. We, at the Dubai Health Authority, always exert our best endeavours to be fully ready to provide urgent health care across all the emergency units in our medical facilities which is the centre of our strength in the authority, and the first guarantee to save people’s lives and maintain their safety.
He went on saying: “Dubai Health Authority believes that the success of any health facility depends on the capacity and efficiency of emergency departments, and the level of their response to urgent and exceptional circumstances. We are very proud in our emergency units as well as our medical staff and technical support departments, whose roles and efforts to serve the community and preserve the health and lives of its members are truly appreciated.” He concluded: “Dubai has been always keen to provide the best health and safety factors for all members of the community, and to that end, we have a highly qualified emergency team of elite officials from all related departments to provide quick response for any potential emergencies according to the highest international standards.”
On his part, Dr. Sagar Galwankar, Executive Director, The World Academic Council for Emergency Medicine, expressed his gratitude to the Dubai academic and event management team for doing a great job in organizing the 5th World Academic Congress of Emergency Medicine. In his keynote speech, he said: “Dubai means Diversity. Dubai means Delivering. Dubai Means Development. Today, we salute this great nation and its great leaders. I am very proud to inform you that in the last two days we have conducted the inaugural WACEM Dubai Emergency Preparedness Exercise where our leaders worked with health personnel across Dubai on creating response systems which will be very helpful during the World Expo when Dubai expects 25 Million visitors. We should do more such exercises so all hospitals, clinics and prehospital ambulance and helicopter providers are ready. WACEM is ready to work with DHA anytime all the time.”