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Middle East Academy for Medicine of Ageing (MEAMA)


Advanced Postgraduate Course No. V
2014/2017

The Middle East Academy for Medicine of Ageing announces the fifth advanced postgraduate course in geriatrics for the years 2014/2017. The highly successful format of intensive student participation in working groups, giving short presentations and leading discussions, as well as state-of-the-art lectures by experts in the field, will be followed again. The fifth course of the MEAMA, which consists of four sessions of four days each, started in Oct 2014, and March 2015, followed by the third session in Jeddah in Dec 2016. The fourth session will take place toward the end of 2017.

This intensive study course composed of four sessions is directed towards physicians, nurses, social workers, and health care officers, responsible for the health care of older people, in addition to faculty members of medical, nursing, social and physiotherapy schools interested in developing the field of geriatrics and gerontology. The course can also be attended by junior potential academic staff, working in other fields (internal medicine, sub-specialities, biology) involving the ageing process and care of elderly people. The complete programme aims to increase scientific, clinical, educational and managerial competencies in medical gerontology. Participants that successfully complete the four sessions will receive a postgraduate certificate issued by the Group of Executive Board of the MEAMA.

The Fifth Course is accredited by Multimedia University (MMU), Australia. It is counted toward 24 postgraduate credits of any of the degrees offered by the University including

1- Master of Science in Geriatrics and Gerontology (60 credits)
2- Postgraduate Diploma in Geriatrics and Gerontology (36 credits)
3- Certificate in Geriatrics and Gerontology (24 credits)

Each session will grant the participant 4 credit hours of course work and participant can elect to enrol in the University to finish one of the above degrees.

The session dates and topics are:

Session 1: Oct 18-20 2014 Principles of Geriatric Medicine

Session 2: March 21-23, 2015 Geriatrics Giants Update

Session 3: Dec 6-8 2016 optimizing the care trajectories of old patients

Session 4: 2017 Mood and cognitive disorders

Each session will receive 40 Category 1 points - the highest category
CME/CPD credit based on reciprocal accreditation with (the QA&CPD program of) the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine (ACRRM). The total number of credits will be calculated once the final program is out.

Location of the course:
The location of the sessions will be decided later between Lebanon and other locations in the Middle East. For further information please contact:

* Mrs Siba Akkari , MEAMA Executive Secretary

Abyad Medical Center
Azmi Street,
Tripoli-Lebanon
Tel : 00961-6-443685
Fax : 00961-6-443686
Email : amc_lb@yahoo.com

* A. Abyad, MD, MPH, MBA, AGSF , AFCHSE
Lebanon
Tel : 00961-3-201901
Email : aabyad@cyberia.net.lb



 
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