3rd Dubai International Conference on Infectious Diseases and Vaccination (DICID) 2018

3rd Dubai International Conference on Infectious Diseases and Vaccination (DICID) 2018

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Infectious diseases are a major public health concern globally and kill more people worldwide than any other cause, with more impact on developing countries. Increased urbanization, global homogeneity resulting from increased trade and travel, social and environmental changes resulting from globalisation are increasing the risk of infectious diseases. In addition, the rapid adaptation of microorganisms has led to antimicrobial resistance which brings a heavy burden to HCP’s when designing a treatment strategy and the need for developing effective antimicrobial stewardship programs and powerful preventive strategies is growing each day.

The 3rd Dubai International Conference on Infectious Diseases and Vaccination (DICID) will gather policy makers, regional and international experts and professionals to discuss recent updates and international guidelines in the field of infectious diseases and vaccination, and best practices in preventing microbial resistance and developing successful disease management plans. The Conference will provide an exceptional scientific program with exciting scientific sessions that will cover topics such as antimicrobial resistance, paediatric immunisation, emerging epidemic diseases, national and international vaccination programs, Travel medicine, sexually transmitted infections and other topics through interactive presentations, panel discussions, debates and workshops.


Why Attend

  • Hear from regional and international experts in the field of infectious diseases and immunisation
  • Learn about the best approaches and latest guidelines in antimicrobial stewardship
  • Get updates of immunisation recommendations for children and adults
  • Develop highly effective hospital infection control programs
  • Review latest diagnostics for early detection of infectious diseases
  • Update your knowledge on regional emerging epidemics and their detection and management
  • Earn CME points by attending this conference

Conference Day One, Friday 11 May 2018

08:00 Registration, networking and coffee break
08:45 Welcome note from Maarefah Management
08:50 Welcome Note from Chairman

Immunization for the whole life span
09:00 Evaluating the cost and benefit of vaccination against respiratory diseases
09:30 Hot topics on Adult vaccination
10:00 Dealing with anti-vaccines groups
10:30 Networking Coffee Break
11:00 Interactive Panel Discussion: Implementing recommended immunizations for adolescents and adults in the region: Future plans
12:00 Friday’s Prayer and Networking Lunch Break

Managing drug resistance
14:00 Exploring new antibiotics for MDR gram negative and gram positive infections
14:30 Interactive debate: Mono Vs Combination therapies for resistant cases
15:00 Overcoming Extremely Drug Resistant pathogens XDR
15:30 Networking Coffee break
16:00 Multidrug resistant TB: New innovations
16:30 Effect of new diagnostic technologies on clinical decision making
17:00 Closing of Conference Day One

Conference Day Two, Saturday 12 May, 2018

08:30 Registration, Coffee and Networking

Infectious Diseases in the Region
09:00 Review of current endemics in the region
10:00 Recent Influenza outbreak in the GCC: Lessons learnt and reviewing strains
10:30 Networking coffee break
11:00 Debate: Antimicrobial prescribing: Continuous Vs intermittent infusion in the ICU
12:00 updates on fungal infections
Sabahat Wasti
12:30 Networking Lunch Break

HIV
13:30 HIV and Co-morbidity: guidelines and best practices
14:00 Innovations in HIV diagnosis
14:30 Interactive Panel discussion: Managing HIV stigma in the Middle East: Unveiling the Taboo
15:00 Sex education for HIV: Is it an option in the Arab world?
15:30 Networking Coffee Break

Infection Prevention and Control
16:00 Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections HAI: Terminal sterilization and other innovations
16:30 Screening in Blood Banks: impact on infection prevention
17:00 Impact of effective infection control tools on limiting outbreaks and epidemics
17:30 Closing remarks and end of day two

Pre-Conference Workshop, Thursday, 10 May 2018
Workshop A: Vaccination guidelines for children and adults
Workshop B: Antimicrobial Stewardship in certain groups
Workshop C: Infection Prevention and Control: Best practices

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