The 2nd Arab Conference on Medical Liability on "Protection against Medical Malpractices" closed its activities yesterday, Thursday 29 November 2012 in Dubai Police Academy's headquarters after two days of activities on 28 and 29 November 2012. The closing session was attended by the members of the High Steering Committee who represent the organizing institutions; namely, the Institute of Training and Judicial Studies; the Arab Medical Union; Dubai Government's Legal Affairs Department; and Sabra Legal Training Institute.
Marking the 41st anniversary of the UAE National Day, the members of the High Steering Committee, the heads of sessions, and the participants expressed their good wishes and blessings to his His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the President of the State, God keep him, His Highness Sheikh Mohamad bin Rashed Al-Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Dubai ruler, God bless him, and to their Highness the members of the Supreme Council of the Union, the rulers of the United Arab Emirates. The attendants prayed for God to bestow the UAE with more progress, advancement and prosperity.
The Conference came out with the following recommendations:
1.The Conference expresses thanks to His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashed Al-Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, and Head of Dubai Health Authority.
2.The Alternative Dispute Settlement system should be applied in medical malpractice lawsuits.
3.There is a need to disseminate the culture medical liability among doctors, the members of the judicial authority, lawyers, and concerned persons by holding workshops, seminars and training courses.
4.A course on Medical Liability Act should be added to the curricula of the law faculties, judicial institutes, faculties of medicine and institutes of nursing.
5.The Federal Act on Medical Liability no 10 of the year 2008 should be reviewed taking into consideration the comments and remarks contained in the papers presented to the Conference.