Event Date/Time: Dec 17, 2011 End Date/Time: Dec 19, 2011
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Over the past two decades, most Eastern Mediterranean countries have placed emphasis on improving the quality of health care for their citizens. Family medicine is now recognized as a specialty in its own right and as the cornerstone for developing a community based health care system. Training family physicians is now more important than ever.

The need for better outpatient training, for professional development opportunities after graduation and for establishing research activity in family medicine are the catalysts for establishing the World Organization (WONCA) EMR organization and subsequently the launch of the First Family Medicine Conference and Exhibition of the World Organization of Family Doctors East Mediterranean Region (WONCA EMR.)


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We like-wise expect to see the latest statistics, case reports, researches and medical advances in the FM Field.The success of this conference relies heavily on the involvement and active participation of individuals and medical professionals in the field of FM. Experts were invited to speak in this conference and I am confident that everyone will gain new information or perspective and learn unique approaches and relevant techniques applicable in the Middle East. I personally hope that this conference will bring people and organizations together, government or non-government, private or public individuals, towards a common goal of combating the different aspects of diseases. As a parting statement, I want to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Emirates Medical Association (UAE) that is the primary organizers of this conference and the unceasing support of patrons and friends of Wonca EMR especially to Wonca International and its Board of Executives that are instrumental to the formation of Wonca EMR, and the success in its activities.