Welcome Note


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Emirates Medical Association and the Emirates Family Medicine Society, it is our pleasure to announce the  1st Family Medicine Society Conference which will take place in Dubai between the 11th and 13th of January 2018 at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel.  

The 3-days highly educational scientific program will address the full spectrum of topics in Family Medicine and cover lecture sessions, case presentations, debates, workshops and networking opportunities, making it the must-attend Family Medicine event in 2018 for Family Physicians, General Practitioners and other Healthcare Professionals from the Middle East, promising to attract over 700 professionals in its first edition.

We look forward to this new partnership between our society and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), as well as your support towards the fulfillment of our mission to ensure that physicians in this region have access to quality continuing knowledge, expertise and skills for providing comprehensive healthcare to patients of all ages, genders and diseases.

We sincerely hope you can join us as partners in this exciting meeting and we look forward to delivering a memorable and valuable experience for our delegates and industry partners.

Best Wishes,


Dr. Wadeia Mohammed Al Sharief

President of Emirates Family Medicine Society

Emirates Medical Association

Consultant Family Physician

Assistant Professor, Medical College, University of Sharjah

General Coordinator, MRCGP Int. Exam Board

Director, Family Medicine Dubai Residency Program

Head of Staff Development Section