Dear Colleagues / Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is our utmost pleasure to invite you to attend and contribute to both the 22nd Annual Conference and the planned workshop training programme that the ARABMED is jointly organising with Ajman University of Science and Technology, March 25th-31st, 2005, UAE. The past two years have witnessed strong cooperation and coordination between us on several scientific fronts. This was mainly due to the assimilation of both our missions and views concerning scientific cooperation.
This planned vision on our joint cooperation was first orchestrated by HE Dr Saeed Abdullah Salman during the 20th Annual Conference of the ARABMED which was held in Bonn, Germany, September 2003. Indeed, during that particular conference the vision concerning the House of Wise& Elites was declared and consequently provided the foundation for further cooperation between the ARABMED and the AUST Network. Thus, we are today celebrating some of the achievements which were implemented in the mission statements of both our institutions. Hence, our mutual and fundamental views are characterised by continuation of scientific cooperation on projects of mutual interests; investment in science, technology, training and development. As well as engaging the elites and/or the regional scientists and their counterparts in a scientific debate and cooperation to enhance regional development.
Focusing on the conference and the main workshop training programme, both of the planned programmes will be running in parallel to each others and with those activities of 2005 AUST Technosphere one. However, overwhelming responses have been received following our first and second announcements for participation. Over 130 scientific submissions were made. The scientific committee had the difficult task of selecting only 110 papers. Half of which will be oral presentations divided into 12 symposia and the other half will be made to poster presentations. It worth noting at this stage that there will be around 10 workshop training programmes planned to discuss several issues, i.e. paediatric medicine, child psychiatry, food intolerance, accident and emergency, stroke, pain therapy, ozone therapy, intensive care and orthopaedic.
It should be also indicated that submissions were made from several universities and hospitals representing the following countries, e.g. Germany, France, the UK, Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, UAE, Yemen, Kuwait, Qatar and Palestine. We are extremely honoured by the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, member of the UAE Supreme Council, Ruler of Ajman. Our sincere appreciation and gratitude to our host and partner, the AUST Network President H.E. Dr. Saeed Abdullah Salman Chair of the Joint Consultative Conference Committee. Many thanks also due to all members of the scientific committee;members of the organising committee particularly our colleagues at the Innovative Medical Environment Commission, AUST Network. Last but not least a big thank you to all the participants who submitted their work, and to all our delegates who are behind the success of this scientific gathering. A warm welcome to you all at AUST and best wishes for a professionally rewarding conference.