3 November 2019
His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of the University of Sharjah, attended the launch of the 7th Emirati-German Congress in Medicine and Dentistry at the Medical Campus in the University.
The Congress will address the most important issues in the medical and health fields and the latest practices, techniques, devices and advanced methods in medicine and dentistry. This in addition to focusing on the most important diseases facing the UAE community by discussing research in these diseases among 40 researchers of doctors and scientists from the University of Sharjah and the UAE and the German side.
Prof. Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy, Chancellor of the University of Sharjah, delivered an opening speech in which he thanked His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of the University of Sharjah, for his unceasing support for the events of the 7th Emirati-German Congress in Medicine and Dentistry. He pointed out that holding the Congress for the seventh year in a row is a natural outcome of the status of the Emirate of Sharjah in the fields of services and medical care and advanced health, which resulted in it receiving accreditation by the World Health Organization as the first health city in the region as it meets all new health standards and requirements related to health cities.
The Chancellor of the University of Sharjah pointed out that the international experts presented through this Congress in its previous sessions of scientific topics in the fields of medicine and health sciences of both scientific and practical dimensions is a good proof of the status that the Emirate of Sharjah and the UAE in general in ensuring the health of the community in all its segments in the face of diseases, especially complex ones.
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gillessen-Kaesbach, President of the University of Lübeck in Germany, delivered a speech praising the relationship and cooperation between the University of Sharjah and the University of Lübeck. She pointed out that both institutions have a strong focus on health sciences and on strong basic sciences that support the clinical medicine program. In her speech, she thanked His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah, for his support and interest in the service of education and the advancement of medicine and sciences.
Prof. Hans-Robert Metelmann Former Minister of Higher Education in Germany, also delivered a speech in which he expressed the happiness of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah's interest in establishing a world-renowned university for its scientific achievements as well as training doctors and nurses. He pointed out that Germany hosts students from the University of Sharjah every year to give them the opportunity to participate in intensive medical and surgical training in order to link their theoretical knowledge to practical applications.
This year, a graduate student from the University of Sharjah Dr. Louay Agwan, participated in an official surgical training and will graduate as a German expert, which is equivalent to a surgical consultant, in addition to the training of Dr. Jonas Herzberg, a talented young surgeon in Germany at the University of Sharjah.
He praised the fruitful cooperation between the University of Sharjah and the German University of Lübeck in the medical fields, and the publication of many scientific researches to contribute to the medical, scientific and cultural development between the two countries.
In a speech delivered by Prof. Qutayba Hamid Al Heialy, Vice Chancellor for Medical Colleges and Health Sciences and Dean of College of Medicine, he explained the development of ten graduate programs in the Medical Campus at the University of Sharjah during the past three years, including postgraduate studies in diabetes, pharmacology, maxillofacial surgery and physiotherapy, as well as Master's and PhD programs in Molecular Medicine.
He pointed out that the number of postgraduate students in the Medical Campus has increased in the last three years from 5 to 220 students. This year, he continued, the Scientific Committee decided to engage medical students and graduate students, and provided them with the opportunity to present their research results. There will be 60 research papers submitted by male and female students so that the research can be discussed and they can benefit from the experiences of lecturers and researchers invited to this conference.
Fifty graduate medical and dentistry students participate by presenting their scientific research. The Congress offers many lectures and workshops on: Cancer, Infections, Immunology, Cardiology, Laparoscopic Surgery, Orthopedics and Neurosurgery, and in the field of dentistry, the Congress included lectures on functional and aesthetic rehabilitation of the face and jaws, as well as workshops on dental implants.
His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah was invited to honor the speakers, sponsors of the Congress and the personalities who contributed to the development of medical care in the country including Dr. Zulekha Daoud. He also received a commemorative plaque from the President of the University of Lübeck.
His Highness the President of the University of Sharjah inaugurated the scientific exhibition accompanying the Congress, where he inspected the exhibition listening to an explanation of the research projects offered by graduate students at the University, which will contribute to the development of society and improving medical services.
The Congress is organized by the University of Sharjah in partnership with German universities and hospitals, Sharjah Health Authority, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority and Sharjah Broadcasting Authority.
Sheikh Salem bin Abdulrahman Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Ruler's Office, attended the Congress along with His Excellency Dr. Tariq Sultan Bin Khadem, Head of Human Resources Department, His Excellency Abdullah Ali Al Mohayan, Chairman of Sharjah Health Authority, Vice Chancellors of the University of Sharjah and faculty and staff members at the University.