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Ajman, Jan 31: The Gulf medical college, Ajman has entered into an agreement with The Harvard Medical School Dubai Center (HMSDC) Institute for Postgraduate Educational and Research to organize GMC Harvard Medical School Dubai Center Seminars.

Prof Gita Ashok Raj, dean of Gulf Medical College, said “We are delighted with this development and are looking forward to a long-term relationship with HMSDC.”

The Clinical Grand Rounds will consist of three events with experts form Harvard Medical International, Boston USA, HMSDC and other faculty identified and selected by HMSDC who will deliver state-of-the-art lectures on medical and healthcare issues. Topics include pediatric infections, global issues in prevention and care for people with HIV/AIDS. A day-long seminar titled “Current Issues in Respiratory Disease,” covering chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ventilator associated pneumonia, CT screening for lung cancer and evaluation and management of dyspnea.

Robert L Thurer, MD, chief academic officer of HMSDC commented, “We are pleased to work with our friends and colleagues at Gulf Medical College to bring outstanding educational programs to the region.”

“By organizing such events Gulf Medical College reiterates its commitment to the society in general and medical education in particular,” said Prof Gita Ashok Raj. “The expertise of Harvard will help the local practicing physicians to update their knowledge apart from benefiting the faculty and students at GMCA,” she added.

All the events are accredited by the HMSDC and certificates with requisite CME hours will be presented to the participants by the HMSDC. The events will be held at Gulf Medical College Ajman, Dubai and Sharjah.

The conference Secretariat at Gulf Medical College has been in the forefront of organizing CME over the last six years. They have organized over 30 conferences, seminars, symposiums and workshops involving local, regional and international experts. The seminars would be held during March and April this year.


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