Meet the Team

Prevalence of Otalgia in
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Patient Satisfaction 18 months After a Two-day Quadruple Therapy for Helicobacter Pylori

The Prevalence of Hepatitis B Carrier State

Total Quality Management for Turkish Primary Care Current Status and Suggestions

Vaccination Practice in Saudi Arabia: Is it Safe?

Change in Medical Students’ Opinions and Attitudes Towards Mental Illness

First Annual International Primary Care Conference-Abu Dhabi-UAE

Announcement of the Second Course of the MEAMA

Launch of 'World CME'

Antibiotic Sensitivity Profile of Common Bacterial Pathogens in Dubai
– A study of 107 cases

Women's Health Week in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Middle East Academey for Medicine of Aging First Course

Pan Arab Congress for Evidence Based Medicine

Childhood Emergencies


Dr Abdulrazak Abyad
Editorial office:
Abyad Medical Center & Middle East Longevity Institute
Azmi Street, Abdo Center,
PO BOX 618
Tripoli, Lebanon

Phone: (961) 6-443684
Fax:     (961) 6-443685


Lesley Pocock
medi+WORLD International
572 Burwood Road,
Hawthorn 3122
: lesleypocock


First Annual International Primary Care Conference-Abu Dhabi-UAE


General Authority for Health Services
for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi


H.H. Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Authority for Health Services for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi

First International Annual Primary Health Care Conference in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi : The Challenges in Primary Care
Abu Dhabi-UAE. Jan 21-23 , 2006

Department of Primary Health Care & Preventive Services
Division of Health Affairs


Council of Health Ministers Cooperation for GCC StatesWorld Federation For Medical Education-WFME
North America Primary Care Research Network-NAPCRG
International Primary Care Research Network-IPCRN
European Primary Care Research Network-EPCRN
Middle-East Primary Care Research Network-MEPCRN
SIG-WONCA (World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians)
Medi+WORLD International

The vision of GAHS is "To Provide World Class Healthcare." In accordance with this vision the Department of Primary Health Care and Preventive Services is planning the First International Primary Health Care Conference in the Middle-East.

Major changes continue to occur in Primary Care, and Medical Practice. There are increasing external and internal pressures to improve the quality of patient care, education and to emphasize prevention. Hence the conference on "The Challenges in Primary Care" will embrace the following:




- Models of Primary Care
- Family Medicine Development
- Primary Care research
- Prevention in practice
- Maternal and Child Health
- Elderly Care
- Cultural issues and health beliefs
- Evidence-based Practice
- Information Technology
- Quality in Patient Care
- Social and Public Health Medicine
- Ethics in Healthcare
- Primary Health Care Issues
- Dental and Oral Health

The Conference will take place in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi between Jan 21st to Jan 23rd , 2006.

The conference will consider issues in Primary Care Practice and Education, sharing and evaluating experiences of clinicians and other healthcare professionals from the Middle-East and around the world on matters affecting patient care and education.

Speakers well known in their field will be invited from the Middle-East, Europe, Australia, and the USA in addition to local speakers. We are looking forward to the possibility of including your organization, institution or University in this prestigious event in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi .

Hoping that you will join us in bringing together an exciting program for Primary care, we thank you very much for your attention and look forward to receiving your response.

Meanwhile, please accept my thanks and best wishes.


A. Abyad, MD, MPH, MBA, AGSF
Co Chairman of the first international Primary Care Conference
Senior Advisor Home Care
Family & Geriatric Medicine
General Authority for Health Services for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
Editor, Middle-East Journal of Family Medicine
Editor, Middle-East Journal of Age & Aging
Chairman, Middle-East Academy for Medicine of Aging
President , Middle-East Association of Age & Aging & Alzheimer's
http://www.mejfm.com , http://www.me-jaa.com

Corresponding address:
P.O.Box : 5674
Abu Dhabi -UAE
Tel : 971-24493333 ext
Mobile : UAE : 971-50-3846567
Lebanon : 961-3-201901
E-mail : aabyad@ghas.ae, aabyad@cyberia.net.lb