National Ambulance Partners with NAEMT Mideast Education Committee and HCT for 1st Regional EMS EXPO 2023
Event is unique platform for profession to advance patient care24 Oct 2023
Dubai, 24 October 2023: National Ambulance, operating as part of National Guard Command, joined forces with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Mideast Education Committee and The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) for the 1st Regional EMS Expo 2023. The event, attended by Sheikha Dr. Shamma Bint Mohammad Bin Khalid Al Nahyan, took place at the Higher Colleges of Technology- Dubai Women’s Campus over two days last week.
The conference, aimed at shaping the future of emergency medical services in the UAE, Middle East and Africa region, brought together physicians, EMS professionals, faculty members, and instructors from NAEMT to exchange experiences and explore the latest developments in emergency medical services.
During the opening ceremony, Sheikha Dr. Shamma Bint Mohammad Bin Khalid Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan Cultural and Educational Institutions, shared an inspiring message about the critical role that paramedics play in society. She emphasized that the paramedic profession is not just a job, but a reflection of a society's culture, and in critical moments, paramedics show compassion, ethics, and respect towards patients without any discrimination.
Sheikha Dr. Shamma highlighted the importance of this conference as a first step towards a new journey with Emirati youth being the true champions in a field that needs them saying: "This step will continue as we strive towards a better future, aligned with the vision of the wise Leadership, aimed at achieving excellence across all domains." She concluded her speech by thankingNational Ambulance, the Higher Colleges of Technology, and all parties involved, for their contributions to the success of the conference's first edition.
At the event, National Ambulance showcased its expertise and latest technologies. In addition, it shared experiences and delivered presentations on EMS orientation in the Northern Emirates and other key projects, highlighting its dedication to delivering high-quality emergency medical services.
"We are honored to be a part of the 1st Regional EMS Expo 2023, and collaborate closely with our strategic partners, the NAEMT Mideast Education Committee and The Higher Colleges of Technology," said Eng. Mohammad Salem Hboush, Chief Executive Officer of National Ambulance." It signifies our dedication to shaping the future of emergency medical services and is in line with our commitment to provide the best patient focused prehospital care services in the region.”
“The event provides a valuable platform for knowledge exchange and a showcase for the latest advancements in the industry that will inspire the next generation of EMS practitioners." Hboush added.
Dr. Faisal Alayyan, HCT President & CEO, emphasized the significance of HCT hosting the 1st Regional EMS Expo 2023, which brings together a distinguished group of professionals and educators specializing in Emergency Medical Services. The nature of this event harmonizes with HCT's objectives, particularly its vested interest in various Health Science disciplines, with a particular focus on emergency medicine, he said. “HCT is dedicated to preparing our students and equipping them to become proficient and capable professionals in the vital healthcare sector,” Dr. Alayyan added.
Dr. Alayyan reiterated HCT's commitment to encouraging young individuals to pursue healthcare-related specializations, fostering their knowledge of the sector's advancements and the latest technologies that are aligned to the highest international standards. He added that the Expo offers a unique opportunity for current EMS professionals, and HCT students— future EMS practitioners—to gain insights, connect with industry leaders, and enhance their skills in emergency medical services, by experiencing the latest evidence, best practices and latest technologies, first-hand.
The 1st Regional EMS Expo 2023 is an innovative platform presented by the NAEMT Mideast Education Committee in collaboration with National Ambulance and The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) aiming to shape the future of emergency medical services in the UAE and MENA region. Attendees have the opportunity to network, learn from industry experts, and gain valuable insights into the latest trends in the field.
Chairman of the NAMET Mideast Education Committee and EMS Education and Research Manager at National Ambulance, Prof. Ahed Al Najjar, said: “We are proud of our collaboration with National Ambulance, a leading provider in emergency medical services known for its unwavering commitment to education and training As an association focused on providing high quality education and professionally developing EMS practitioners, the event is a vital platform for enhancing our members’ knowledge and advancing our objective to support research and innovation in the profession across UAE and the Mideast region.”
The 1st Regional EMS Expo 2023 is an innovative platform presented by the NAEMT Mideast Education Committee in collaboration with National Ambulance and The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) aiming to shape the future of emergency medical services in the UAE and Mideast region. Attendees had the opportunity to network, learn from industry experts, and gain valuable insights into the latest trends in the field.