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Conference: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases



The conference is organized by the Institute of Public Health and Zayed Bin Sultan Center for Health Scienceat the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University


Scientific Committee

  • Dr. Abderrahim Oulhaj
  • Prof. Harald Sourij
  • Prof. Juma Al Kaabi
  • Prof. Fatma Al Maskari
  • Dr. Ali Alhouni

Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Abderrahim Oulhaj
  • Prof. Juma Al Kaabi
  • Prof. Fatma Al Maskari
  • Dr. Iffat Elbarazi
  • Ms. Shamsa Alshamsi
  • Ms. Linda Östlundh
  • Dr. Mohamud Sheek Hussein


Institute of Public Health

The Institute of Public Health (IPH) is a department of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS). The IPH contributes to all six years of the undergraduate MD program and offers two graduate programs. They are the MPH and PhD Programs in Public and Occupational Health. The IPH faculty members teach on other postgraduate courses including the Master’s of Medical Sciences, PhD programs in Biomedical Sciences and the professional Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

Faculty and staffs in the IPH have expertise in research methodology, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health and occupational and environmental health. There is a varied research activity including Diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention, infectious diseases, maternal and child health, injury, smoking and ageing. The IPH collaborates with a range of stakeholders including other universities at home and abroad, the health authorities, local and national government departments, hospitals, clinics and industry. The IPH is also home to the Zayed Center for Health Sciences and is a World Health Organization Centre for Occupational Health.

IPH Director: Prof Michal Grivna


Zayed Bin Sultan Centre for Health Sciences

The United Arab Emirates University, with the generous support of the Zayed Foundation, has established the Zayed Bin Sultan Center for Health Sciences (ZCHS). This is the College’s flagship research center for population health. The center was established to support and contribute to the UAEU's mission of becoming a world-class center for applied research, with national and international outreach and innovation whilst preserving the unique values of the UAE. The center build an international reputation and intends to forge formal links with other universities and institutions through equitable memoranda of understanding.

ZCHS Director: Prof. Fatma Al-Maskari