Date: 10 May 2009
Official Sponsors : Dubai Medical College
Professor Parveen Kumar

Prof. Parveen Kumar is the author of Kumar and Clark, the standard Text book of Clinical Medicine and several other books. Parveen Kumar is professor of clinical medical education at Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary College, University of London and honorary consultant physician and gastroenterologist at Bart's and the London NHS Trust and the Homerton University Foundation Hospital NHS Trust. Her area of chief research interest is coeliac disease. She is currently president of the British Medical Association.

Dr. Michael Clark

Dr. Michael Clark is the author of the standard Text book of Clinical Medicine along with Prof. Parveen Kumar. Dr. Clark is currently Honorary Senior Lecturer at several medical schools including the Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary College, University of London and the Princess Grace Hospital. An eminent medical educator with rich and varied experience across student spheres, Dr. Clark will prove to be a tremendous advantage to the medical educators and students in the medical field.

Professor Pierre-Marc Bouloux

Professor Pierre-Marc Bouloux, a renowned clinician and professor of endocrinology, is currently the lead consultant, Endocrinology and Diabetes, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust. Prof. Bouloux has authored over 300 peer reviewed articles and reviews/chapters. In addition, he is author to 4 books in Endocrinology and General Medicine. Prof. Bouloux is well known for his contribution to the field of Endocrinology.

Professor Frederick Fenech

Prof. Frederick Fenech is a well known medical educator. He was Professor of Medicine and Dean of the Royal University of Malta. He is currently the Director of International Institute on Ageing, United Nations at Malta. Prof. Fenech conducts the fellowships in geriatrics for the Merck institute. Prof. Fenech has made several research publications and presentations and is considered to be a pioneer in the field of geriatrics and medical education.

Mr. Bakheet Beshtawy

Mr. Bakheet Suleiman Ali Beshtawy, the head of Medical Library Section, Dubai Health Authority, has been instrumental in building and managing several new technological initiatives in the Rashid Library. Mr. Bakheet has successfully implemented library applications like Athens, QuestionPoint, RefWorks, AtoZ, WebFeat and Horizon at Rashid Library. Mr. Bakheet, currently has membership at several international organizations and conducts several training courses for more than 5000 staff.