IMI 9th international conference held in Orlando from July 22-24 was a truly memorable event for us. This conference was unique as it encompassed topics that were interesting to medical as well as non-medical groups. Topics such as Fetal origins of adult cardiovascular disease, depressive disorders, diabetes, back pain, knee crisis, vascular interventions, urinary incontinence, radiology, Quality improvement in health care, medical ethics, kidney disease, biopsychosocial health models were presented by experts in the field and they presented case studies that were relevant to current medical practices. Conference also addressed the young upcoming youth leaders with an entire track of event dedicated to them. Mentoring was provided by each professional and students got a chance to develop one to one relationship with their mentors.
One of the main highlights of this conference was the integration of our religious beliefs , and practices in the presentations that gave us better understanding of our spirituality and confirmed our recognition of our faith. Praying together was another great benefit for the attendees. Meals were high quality, as well as nutritious,
In summary IMI yearly conference is not to be missed. There is always room for improvement, however even with some flaws this conference is at par with any other conference one may attend.
Tabassum Merchant ARNP
Nafees Hussain RN