Two UAE hospitals partner to create bilateral knowledge sharing platform
Inaugural convention attracts 250 medical experts in the field of general and interventional cardiology
By: Canadian Specialist Hospital
As a result of this MoU, both the hospitals will host 4-5 knowledge sharing events through the year that will create an ecosystem to share best practices within the healthcare sector. Both hospitals played host to top cardiologists in the UAE to discuss the 'Latest Trends in General Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology' inaugural convention earlier which attracted 250 medical experts from across the UAE in the field of general and interventional cardiology.
According to experts, people in the Emirates die of heart attack 20 years earlier than the global average. This forum was conceptualized due to this alarming rise in cardiovascular diseases in the country. Furthermore, as per reports cardio-vascular diseases is known to be the leading cause of death in the country. The UAE has all the risk factors for CVD including a high percentage of population which smokes or consumes tobacco, a high percentage prevalence of diabetes and obesity among others.
Vivek V Thigale, Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Specialist Hospital said, "This joint initiative is an important step taken by both the hospitals towards to ensure that the collective intelligence of doctors would help solve such healthcare challenges and stay ahead. This will immensely help the patients in the UAE. We were delighted to see specialists in the field of cardiology and interventional cardiology under one roof discussing the latest trends in their field of study. This was the first of many conferences that we plan to organise in collaboration with Al Kuwait Hospital in the coming year."
The recent event brought together more than 250 healthcare practitioners from all around the UAE including Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain and other MoH hospitals to deliberate and share best practices to tackle the growing burden of cardiovascular diseases.
Abdulrazaq Ameri, Director, Al Kuwait Hospital, said, "It is a pleasure to be associated with Canadian Specialist Hospital. With this MoU we can help cultivate a culture which promotes sharing knowledge, resources and healthcare practices. The UAE is one of the most resourceful healthcare destinations in the Middle East region and with our program we aim to achieve a standardized level of quality healthcare practices throughout the Emirates. This is a great step forward for the healthcare industry in the UAE and the region".
Prem A. Ramachandran