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Ambulatory Healthcare Services and British Medical Journal organise Musculoskeletal Medicine Masterclass in UAE capital

Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS) has formed a strategic alliance with the British Medical Journal (BMJ) to organise a one-day conference that will address specific issues relating to Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs).

“Musculoskeletal issues are very common but least covered during our professional development. For that reason, we wanted to make our staff aware of this important topic. High quality training and professional development for all of our staff, is a key strategy aim of the AHS. Partnering with a renowned medical organisation like the BMJ, will help the AHS achieve its objectives,” said Dr. Omar Naseeb Al Jabri, Chief Medical Officer, Operations Division, AHS.

The term MSD covers any injury, damage or disorder of the joints or other tissues in the upper/lower limbs or the back. The masterclass, which will take place on Saturday 24 November at the Beach Rotana in Abu Dhabi, has attracted three UK experts.

Dr. Elspeth Wise, who was recently awarded an MD for research focused on GP registrars’ musculoskeletal education, will chair the event and address the issue of shoulder pain.

Professor Martin Underwood, who is head of the division of health services at Warwick Medical School who’s research interest in community management of chronic musculoskeletal disorders, will present a session about back and neck pain featuring �what not to miss’.

Dr Richard Smith, who is a consultant in rheumatology and musculoskeletal medicine at Salisbury Hospital and a tutor at the British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine, will discuss the management of patients with hip and knee pain.

“The key messages that will be communicated at the masterclass will be how to clinically examine, diagnose and treat, including exercise tips and lifestyle changes. Also how to prevent or minimise the debilitating effects of MSD, highlighting the fact that preventative measures are cost-effective and the benefits of recognising typical symptoms early,” remarked Dr Christine Bowen, BMJ Masterclass.