Award-winning lecturers share expertise in Emergency Cardiology and Critical Care

Al Ain, UAE, January 20 2014: Tawam Hospital, in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine and part of the SEHA healthcare system, together with Emirates Society of Emergency Medicines today announced its first Emergency Cardiology and Critical Care Course. Starting from January 23 to 25, 2014 at the Rotana Al Ain Hotel, the course is designed for physicians, nurses, allied health workers and students and will provide the latest information, training and best-practices in the areas of emergency cardiology and critical care.

Among the topics being covered are coronary disease in the elderly, cardiac arrest and post-arrest care, modern management of cardiogenic pulmonary oedema, deadly allergies and anaphylaxis, fluid resuscitation and sepsis. Additional workshops on the course will help to deliver practical advice and training to complement the theoretical sessions, simulating possible cardiology scenarios in the emergency department.

The course will be led by award-winning professors in the fields of emergency cardiology and critical care Dr Amal Mattu and Dr Michael Winters both from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Also attending the course as guest speakers are Dr Brian Browne, Dr Terrence Mulligan and Dr Haney Mallemat also from the faculty of Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland, School of Medicine.

Dr. Robert Corder Chairman Department of Emergency Medicine Tawam Hospital says: With this, the first course in Emergency Cardiology and Critical Care, we hope to empower medical professionals with the knowledge and current information on how to better to recognise critical symptoms and provide potentially lifesaving care during extraordinary times. With the presence of our esteemed lecturers who are global experts and the best in their respective fields, we are deeply grateful that we can all learn from their insights and experiences. Tawam strives to always be at the forefront of best medical practice, and courses like this are one of the ways we in which we can achieve our objectives.

Dr Amal Mattu, Professor and Vice Chair, Director of Emergency Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, has over 20 teaching awards including national honours from the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, as well as local recognitions including Teacher of the Year for University of Maryland and the Maryland State Emergency Physician of the Year. Dr Mattu has also authored and edited textbooks in emergency medicine, including seven books focused on emergency cardiology and electrocardiography.

Dr Michael Winters is an associate professor of emergency medicine and medicine at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, is founder and co-director of the combined emergency medicine / internal medicine / critical care program and holds senior positions in the fields of emergency medicine and critical care education. Dr Winters is also a multi-awarded physician and educator having received numerous local, regional and national teaching awards such as the National Emergency Medicine Faculty Teaching Award and the Young Educators Award from the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

Tawam Hospital is part of the SEHA Health System and is owned and operated by SEHA which is responsible for the curative activities of all the public hospitals and clinics in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

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