Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences and King’s College Hospital London sign an MOU to develop academic and clinical collaborations

24 Jan 2018




The Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, MBRU, and King’s College Hospital London, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to promote academic collaboration with student and faculty exchanges, and bring specialist conferences and workshops to the UAE amongst other key benefits to students and the health sector.

MBRU aims to become a global hub for innovative healthcare education by developing relationships with regional and international leading medical and educational institutes. The partnership will commence by bringing the London Neuroscience Academy Programme to the UAE, in the form of the International Symposium of Neurology and Neurosurgery, taking place from the 26th to 28th February 2018.

The CME accredited symposium will gather seven world leading neurosurgeons from the UK in Dubai to deliver three days of workshops and lectures set to equip over 700 attending UAE-based medical students and practicing clinicians with enhanced knowledge of new techniques and cutting-edge developments shaping the future of neurology and neurosurgery.

"Despite limited recent statistics on neurological disorder prevalence in the UAE, King’s College Hospital in London has seen around 100 cases from the UAE over the last five years, so we know this is a growing area of concern and an important area to provide enhanced local services and options to UAE patients so they don’t have to travel abroad to seek treatment," Neil Buckley, Chief Executive Officer at King’s College Hospital London in the UAE, said.

Dr. Amer Sharif, Vice Chancellor of MBRU, in turn, emphasised the university's commitment to providing the latest in medical education, providing new opportunities for growth and development, and identifying students' needs and providing them with a unique opportunity to learn from renowned international neuroscientists.

 


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