Abu Dhabi: Sponsored by UAE’s leading rehabilitation and long-term care providers, ProVita International Medical Centers and Cambridge Medical & Rehabilitation Centers, the 2015 Neuro Rehabilitation Conference concluded its activities yesterday March 7th.
Inaugurated by H.E Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture, Youth & Community Development, the conference brought together medical leaders in all fields of Neuro Rehabilitation from around the globe with the aim of advancing research, treatment as well as applying modern best practices both locally and regionally.
Addressing delegates and exhibitors, H.E Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al Nahyan recognized the UAE’s various efforts in advancing healthcare under the guidance of H.H Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and continued support of H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. His Excellency also expressed his gratitude to the sponsors, exhibitors and delegates and recognized the importance of advancing the UAE and gulf region in the field of Neuro Rehabilitation; with the aim of elevating the life of those with disabilities. “This conference signals the need for all segments of society to work together to improve the general health of their population and reduce the number of patients needing such treatments”, His Excellency said.
Chairing the conference was Medical Director for Rehabilitation at Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Centers and Consultant Physician for ProVita International Medical Centers , Dr. Sabahat Wasti. Speaking to attendees at the opening ceremony, Dr. Wasti stressed the significance of the conference in light of the growing need and current advances in Neuro Rehabilitation in the Gulf. Dr. Wasti also gave a lecture on preventative care in long-term neurological disability where he shed light on the definition on neuro disabilities and their adverse affect on the international community as well as ways to build and sustain preventative measures.
Also speaking at the conference, under the patronage of ProVita and Cambridge, was prominent Harvard Professor Dr. Ross Zafonte, Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs Research and Education at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Zafonte’s lecture centred on traumatic brain injury clinical trials where he covered lessons learned in both acute and post-acute trial cases.
Both platinum sponsors, ProVita International Centers and Cambridge Medical & Rehabilitation Centers are affiliated with US-based Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, a Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital, and recognised leader in rehabilitative medicine, long-term care and home care. Under the umbrella of TVM Healthcare, which includes Manzil, ProVita and Cambridge, an integrated approach allows patients to receive round the clock care in the most attentive environment and according to their specific medical needs, whilst guaranteeing consistent quality care throughout their transition between care levels.
About ProVita ProVita first opened in Abu Dhabi in 2010 as the only facility of its kind in the MENA region to offer state of the art long-term care for ventilated patients and those requiring continuous medical and nursing intervention for serious medical conditions in a non-hospital setting. ProVita is affiliated with Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Joslin Diabetes Center. Joslin, located in Boston, USA, is the world’s leading diabetes research, clinical care and education organisation dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of diabetes. Joslin is an independent, non-profit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School.
The ProVita partner network also comprises cooperation with Cambridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center and Manzil Health Care Services.
About Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center Cambridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center caters for those in need of acute rehabilitation with a high level of physiotherapy, as well as treatment for a broad range of conditions including spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular diseases (such as a stroke) and birth defects. The Abu Dhabi facility is located in Shakhbout City (formerly Khalifa City B) and a new facility in Al Ain (Al-Khaiesi, Al-Naseriya) is set to open soon.
Cambridge is affiliated with US-based Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Joslin Diabetes Center. Joslin, located in Boston, USA, is the world’s leading diabetes research, clinical care and education organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of diabetes. Joslin is an independent, non-profit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School. The Cambridge partner network comprises cooperation with ProVita International Medical Center (Abu Dhabi and Al Ain) and Manzil Health Care Services.
About Manzil Health Care Services Manzil provides professional, individualised, home care services guided by the individual medical, rehabilitative and emotional needs of patients. Manzil Health Care Services was founded in 2011 as Emirates Outreach Healthcare Services. Manzil Health Care Services aims to be the leading provider of HAAD-licensed homecare services in the UAE.
Manzil is affiliated with US-based Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Joslin Diabetes Center. Joslin, located in Boston, USA, is the world’s leading diabetes research, clinical care and education organisation dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of diabetes. Joslin is an independent, non-profit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School. The Manzil partner network comprises cooperation with ProVita international Medical Center and Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center.
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