H.E. Ahmad Bin Aqeel Al-Khateeb, Minister of Health and Chairman of SCFHS's Board of Trustees, will sponsor SCFHS's 2nd International Scientific Conference which will be held on 22-24 of Jumada Al-Akhera 1436 H, corresponding to 11-13 of April 2015 AD at the Grand Hall in Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinsky - Riyadh.
Prof. Suleiman Bin Emran Al-Emran, SCFHS Deputy Secretary General and Chairman of the Organizing Committee, stressed SCFHS's keenness on having a large number of trainees from all over the Kingdom, as well as trainers involved in supervision and direct training alike, attend this conference to share their experiences and interact with trainees in order to establish training standards in various parts of the Kingdom.
Prof. Al-Emran stated that the 2nd International Conference will shed light on the latest developments in medical education as a tool for managing and implementing programs; and a speaker on this subject has been appointed. He added that the conference also aims to allow SCFHS to view similar experiences in other countries in the area of post-graduate studies and health developments, for which purpose a number of officials involved in post-graduate study for GCC states, Egypt, Sudan, Jordan and some western countries, including Canada; USA and Australia, have been invited to participate in the Conference.
Prof. Al-Emran also added that the speakers and participants in the 2nd Conference are: Dr. John Norcini, Prof. Geoff Norman, Dr. Maria Toro, Prof. Thomas Krummel, Prof. Roger Watson. Dr. Richard Stafa, Dr. Jason Frank and Dr. Zubair Ameen.
Prof. Al-Emran pointed out that this conference will be organized differently as it will consist of six workshops held simultaneously with a specific number of attendants in order to enable interaction between attendants and speakers in the presence of members and heads of SCFHS's scientific councils to manage discussions. The conference will also include two sessions; one for trainee physicians to meet international speakers and discuss their conditions with respect to programs and the other for intern and graduate physicians to explain local and foreign training programs and how to join them. As for the number of credit hours assigned by SCFHS for health specialties, the Chairman of the Organizing Committee stated that the Conference has assigned 21 credit hours of continuous medical education; calling upon practitioners and trainees to register for the Conference. More information is available on SCFHS's online portal at: www.scfhs.org.sa or the Conference's web page at: