Agenda 3rd Arab Conf

AGENDA

 

I. PLENARY SESSIONS

 

DAY (1): Wednesday 12 Nov. 2014

 

8.00 : 9.00

Registration

9.00 : 9.05

Verses from the Quran

9.05 : 10.05

Opening speeches

(Time for each speaker: 10 minutes)

  1. Eng. Eissa Almaidour, General Director, Dubai Health Authority
  2. Dr. Layla Almarzouqi, Chair, High Steering Committee, Ass. Manager, Health Regulation Dept. & Head of Medical Governance Office, Dubai Health Authority
  3. Prof. Tawfiq Khouja, Director General, GCC Health Ministers Council's Executive Board
  4. Dr. Refaat Alfaouri, Geneneral Director, Arab Organization for Administrative Development, representing the League of Arab States

10.05 : 10.15

Showing a video on medical liability

10.15 : 10.30

Break for letting the guests leave the conference room

 

Session (1): The medical liability situation in the Arab region and the governing regulations (10.00 : 11.30)

Chair: Prof. Tawfiq Khoja, Dir. Gen., Executive Board, GCC Health Ministers Council

10.30 : 11.00

The medical liability regulations of the GCC Health Ministers Council

Prof. Tawfiq Khoja, Dir. Gen., Executive Board, GCC Health Ministers Council

11.00 : 11.30

The medical liability regulations of Dubai Health Authority

Dr. Layla Almarzouqi, Chair, High Steering Committee, Ass. Manager, Health Regulation Dept. & Head of Medical Governance Office, Dubai Health Authority.

11.30 : 11.45

Coffee break

 

Session (2): The role of the medical and educational institutions in the prevention of malpractices and unethical practices (11.45 : 1.45)

Chair: Dr. Amin bin Hussein Alamiri, Ass. Undersecretary for medical practices and pharmaceutical licenses, UAE

11.45 : 12.15

The role of health service providers in malpractice prevention

Dr. Amin bin Hussein Alamiri, Ass. Undersecretary for medical practices and pharmaceutical licenses, UAE

12.15 : 12.45

The role of medical educational institutions in malpractice prevention

Prof./ Khaled bin Abdelghaffar Al-Abdelrahman, undersecretary for planning, development and quality; professor of family medicine and medical education at the Faculty of Medicine, S.A.

12.45 : 1.15

The role of medical educational institutions in avoiding malpractice

Prof./ Mohamed Fayez Alhomsy, College of Medicine, Sharjah University

 

 

 

1.15 : 1.45

The role of medical continued education in educating the medical community about medical liability

Dr../ Ali Alobaidli, chief academic affairs officer, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA)

1.45 : 2.30

Break for prayers and lunch

 

Session (3): International medical liability regulations (2.30 : 4.00)

Chair: Prof./ Sameen Siddiqi, Director of Health Systems Dev. Dept., WHO Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean, representing WHO

2.30 : 3.00

WHO's medical liability regulations

Prof./ Sameen Siddiqi, Director of Health Systems Dev. Dept., WHO Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean, representing WHO

3.00 : 3.30

EU's medical liability regulations

Prof. Salman Alrawaf,Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health

3.30 : 4.00

Human Rights-related medical liability regulations

Lawyer/ Zayed S. Alshamsi, Chair, Emirates Association for Lawyers and Legal Professionals

 

Day (2): 13 Nov. 2014

 

Session (4): Legal and judicial applications in medical liability (9.00 : 11.00)

Chair: Judge/ Abdelwahab Abdoul, Chairman of the Supreme Federal Court

9.00 : 9.30

Legislative & judicial trends towards medical liability & special health courts

Judge/ Aysar Foad, Court of Appeal representing Dubai Courts Dept.

9.30 : 10.00

The legal impact of investigation in malpractices lawsuits

Counselor/ Younis Hussein Albeloushi, chief prosecutor, Dubai prosecution office

10.00 : 10.30

The impact of Medical documentation on establishing medical liability

Mr./ Ahmad Hamed, legal consultant at Dubai Health Authority's Legal Affairs Dept

10.30 : 11.00

Medical liability from the legislative perspective

Mr./ Mahmoud Sabra, consultant on legislative drafting, UNDP, WHO, WB, EU, and many international organizations

11.00 : 11.15

Coffee break

 

Session (5): Malicious lawsuits against doctors: the reasons, problems and solutions

(11.15 : 12.45)

Chair: Mr. Hamdi Abdella, legal advisor, Medical Office, Ministry of Presidential Affairs

11.15 : 11.45

Problems related to technical investigation reports on medical liability

Dr. Ossama Al-Madani, Chairman, Saudi Association for Forensic Medicine; Consultant and director, Forensic Medicine Dept., Eastern District, Ministry of Health, K.S.A.

11.45 : 12.15

The reasons and solutions of malicious complaints against doctors

Dr. Ramadan Ibrahim, Executive Manager, Health Regulation Sector, Dubai City Medical Authority

12.15 : 12.45

The need for cooperation between judges and forensic doctors in handling malicious complaints against doctors

Prof. Mohamad Higazi, senior consultant, Ministry of Justice, member of the Supreme Medical Liability Committee, UAE

 

 

Session (6): The role of media in addressing medical liability issues (12.45 : 2.15)

Chair: Mr. Atef Almahmoudi, director of administrative affairs and operations, American University of the Emirates

12.45 : 1.15

Positive & negative aspects of media coverage of medical liability issues

Ms. Wedad Buhamid, Director of Government Communication Dept., Ministry of Health, UAE

1.15 : 1.45

Medical liability issues between exaggeration & understatement

Dr. Mohamad Sultan Alolama, President of Emirates Neurological Surgeons Society, representing Emirates Medical Association

1.45 : 2.15

The role of the National Media Council in following up the contents of media materials on medical liability

Mr. Jum'a Alleim, media content director, Media National Council, UAE

2.15 : 3.00

Break for prayers and lunch

 

Session (7): Closing Session (3.00 : 4.00)

Chair: Dr. Layla Almarzouqi

 

- Inviting remarks and comments from the participants

- Announcing the Conference Document "Dubai Declaration on Professional, Legal and Ethical Principles of Medical Practice"

- Closing the conference and distribution of certificates

 

II. WORKSHOPS

Two separate workshops are held; each in a separate room each day parallel to the plenary sessions from 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm. The structure of the workshops is as follows:

 

Wednesday 12 Nov. 2014

 

Workshop Title & Speaker

Venue

Workshop (1): The medical liability of pharmacists, labs and pharmaceut-ical manufacturers

Speaker: Prof/ Abdelazim Ahmad Ali, Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy and Scientific Sciences, Ajman University

Room (1)

 

Workshop (2): Medical insurance-related problems and damages in medical malpractice lawsuits

Speaker: Mr. Stephen Ballantine, lawyer specialized in medical liability claims cases, Galadari Advocates and Legal Consultants, UAE

Room (2)

 

Thursday 13 Nov. 2014

 

Workshop Title & Speaker

Venue

Workshop (3): The medical liability of the nursing staff

Speaker: Dr. Fatma Alrefaei, reporter and member, UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council

Room (1)

 

Workshop (4): Principles of investigation with medical practitioners

Speaker: : Dr. Ahmad Sulaiman, director of legal affairs, General Dept., Dubai Health Authority

Room (2)

 

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