5th Annual Scientific Meeting Held at Gulf Medical University
Gulf Medical University hosted the 5th Annual Scientific Meeting on 17th and 18th November 2013. The meeting marked a saga of the scholarly initiatives and achievements of the Gulf Medical University community that is reflected in its theme: “15 years of GMU – an emerging story of Education, Healthcare, Quality, Research and Innovation”
Every academic year two whole days are dedicated to celebrate the research works and provide an opportunity to attend the presentations in large numbers, hear the discussions and benefit from the new knowledge that has been generated. “These scientific gatherings also serve as a font of inspiration for further research in collaboration with the different medical and health sciences faculties” said Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost GMU. The research studies formed a medley of observational and experimental studies conducted in hospital, community and laboratory settings, she added.
This year 422 participants had gathered for the meeting including 92 faculty and hospital members and 330 students. GMU Ajman confirmed its leadership in medical education and health care services with 30 oral presentations and 31 poster presentations selected in accordance with the standards of peer review medical journals. Many of those presentations were part of research studies held in UAE or abroad.
The organizing committee for ASM this year was the Center for Advanced Biomedical Research and Innovation (CABRI) at GMU. CABRI is designed to strive as a research and reference facility for health care centers of the UAE. “The objective of GMU- CABRI is to provide a highly interactive forum so as to bring together researchers of different disciplines, from academic and research fields with the aim of collecting, exchanging and promoting the knowledge and new advances in healthcare” said Prof. P K Menon, Director CABRI and Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the conference..
The GMU honored Mr. Mohammed Omar, a 4th Year MBBS student, for the best oral presentation and Dr. Shery Jacob, College of Pharmacy for the best poster presentation in the 5th ASM.
The GMU also takes pride in announcing that the Annual Scientific Meeting for 2014 will be expanded in scope as an international gathering of expert medical professionals. Focus areas for the next year will be allergies, diabetes, cardiovascular disorders and genetic disorders, informed the organizing committee.