IMI's 7th International conference in Barbados

12:00:AM Barbados

IMI’s 7th International Conference was held in collaboration with The American University of Barbados and received much international recognition for the high caliber of the event. Coverage in local Barbados media includes a full-page spread highlighting the Minister of Health’s comments during the Closing Ceremony. Additional stories online are accessible here.

This year’s international conference drew participants from Canada, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, the US as well as scores of local physicians. Participants are eligible to receive up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits or CPE Award Level A credits from the Barbados Medical Council.

Glimpses from Professional and Social events during the conference are included below

Musculoskeletal Course for GP/GPST
Friday, Aug 22, 2014

In collaboration with Royal College of Surgeons of Edinbourgh
Dr. Ali Mehdi
Dr: Syed Y. Haider
CME Credits: 3.25
Medical Neutrality: Protecting Health Professionals and Patients

Welcome reception & BBQ

American University of Barbados

Keynote: Minister of Education, Science, Technology & Innovation, Hon. R. Jones.

After a brief introduction by Dr. G. Brar (AUB), Hon. Minister Jones welcomed IMI delegates to Barbados personally and on behalf of Prime Minister Hon. F. Stuart. He emphasized the need to promote research, particularly to increase vaccines. He also commended IMI’s mission saying, “you care for humanity; we salute that” and offered to join voices together to increase tolerance and serve humanity.

Minister of Labour & Social Security, Hon. Dr. E. Byer-Suckoo felt the program looked “very keen, very interesting” and registered independently as a local participant. After attending two days, she praised IMI’s 7th International Conference as being a unique event with high caliber sessions at the same level, and in some ways beyond, other American Medical Professional Organization.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Understanding treating and preventing NCD’s What? Where? And Why?
Metabolism: Diabetes in Asian/ Middle Eastern Populations | Dr. M.K. Ali
The Heart and Blood Vessels: Cardiovascular disease Epidemic| Dr. A. Quyyumi
The Mind: Advances in diagnosis and management of Alzheimer’s Disease | Dr. M. Hussain
Saturday August 23, 2014
The HIV Epidemic: Where are we now? Lessons leant for tackling the growing NCD Epidemic | Dr. I. Zaidi
GI Bleeding | Dr. M. Ali
Faith, Medicine & Society (Parallel sessions)
Anti Cancer, Anti Diabetic and Anti Hypolipidemic properties of Indian Medicinal plant | Dr. A. Mahdi
Poineers of Medicine in Islamic Era| Dr. S. Sachack
Innovations in management of Cardiometabolic Diseases:
Management of Diabetes: Dr. M.I. Arastu
Target Specific Anticoagulants & Antidots Can we test and how do we reverse? |Dr. F. Bandali
Professional Development Tools How to start an Online Journal | Dr. S. Hussain
Cvs and Personal Statements & Interviewing skills | Dr. S. Rizvi
Early detection and screening of NCDs, Chronic Kidney Disease for Primary Care | Dr. A. Quyyumi
Radiological aspects of screening and surveillance for hepatitis / Hepatic Carcinoma | Dr. S. Hussain. M. K. Ali

  • It was an excellent conference well planned, presented, and well attended.  If individually traveling we may have never enjoyed the kind of reception the participants received throughout their stay in Iran. 

    Shaukat Syed
  • I want to thank you all for giving me such a great opportunity to be a part of your team (in Haiti). It was a unique experience and I really enjoyed working with you all. 

    Mitra Arjang
  • Thank you very much for the wonderful work you do. I have seen it first hand in Karbala during the Arbaeen camps and my son was fortunate to participate in two of the missions. I have made a donation today. 

    Abbas Abidi
  • I cannot express the profound impact IMI has had on my life: from the incredible opportunity to serve on the Arbaeen Medical Mission to the insightful career guidance and special programs for Young Leaders that I’ve benefitted from!

    Mohammed Akbar
  • If InshAllah, I secure a residency in the upcoming match, I will owe the organizers and the speakers at the seminar more than they will take credit for. 

    Annie Agha
  • IMI has been my outlet for philanthropic work since before I entered into high school. It is through IMI that I see my efforts, here in New Jersey, manifest into something much greater around the world. IMI has helped me realize that ambition alone is not enough to change the world; in order to achieve the changes we wish to see in this world we require ambition, vision, and most importantly execution. That is why I have joined IMI, so that my ambition and vision can meet their execution. 

    Zamin Kazmi
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