On the evening of Wednesday the 23rd of November, Dr. Ashraf El-Ghandour, Vice President of Alexandria University for Graduate Studies and Research, and the honorary president of the conference, witnessed the inauguration ceremony of the nineteenth annual conference of the Department of Internal Medicine in Alexandria, at the Great Hall of the Faculty of Medicine. The conference that is taking place on the 23rd and 24th of November, under the title "Integrative Medicine for the Department of Internal Medicine", will present the latest techniques and discoveries in disease prevention, treatment and emergency cases concerning internal medicine, haematology, diabetes, hepatology, gastroenterology, and rheumatism.
The opening session was attended by Dr. Ali Abdel Mohsen, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Ayman El Shayeb, Vice Dean for Postgraduate Studies and Research, Dr. Tamer Abdallah, Executive Director of University Hospitals, Dr. Iman Youssef, Head of the Internal Medicine Department and Conference Chair, Dr. Ezzat Ali, Head of the Digestive System Unit, and Dr. Ahmed Zaid, Head of the Hepatology Unit, and a group of senior professors of internal medicine, international lecturers and students.
In his speech, Dr. Ashraf El-Ghandour stressed that Alexandria University is keen to support and motivate all scientific conferences that discuss and present all that is new in all disciplines related to the departments of internal diseases and haematology at the Faculty of Medicine, in a way that contributes to enriching the medical scene, in cooperation with the rest of the faculty’s departments, to achieve what is called “Integrative Medicine” to ensure a successful medical system at the university. Dr. El-Ghandour confirmed that he is proud to be a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, specifically the Department of Internal Medicine, as it is one of its oldest departments, that has achieved a qualitative leap in its various sub-specialties in internal and blood diseases. In addition, it includes a group of the greatest professors and great scientists who contributed to the graduation of qualified doctors who in turn took part in the advancement of medicine in Egypt and many Arab countries, and the improvement of health services provided to millions of patients over many years.
Dr. Iman Youssef confirmed that the conference was preceded by several research sessions and discussions at the premises of the Department of Internal Medicine on Tuesday the 22nd of November, with the participation of the department’s professors, graduate students and interns. Youssef confirmed that the conference hosts a group of senior professors of haematology, diabetes, hepatology, gastroenterology, and rheumatism, and international lecturers, to discuss integrative medicine between the 8 units of the Department of Internal Medicine and the rest of the clinical departments of the faculty, as well as to discuss the latest methods of diagnosis and treatment in internal diseases and haematology. The participants will also hold scientific sessions and important lectures to discuss the latest types of treatments and medicines, and to shed light on all that is new in the field, whether through presenting scientific research or through workshops that contribute to updating the information of all doctors and keeping abreast of all that is new in various medical specialties.