IMET2000 Organises its 4th Annual Conference in Clinical Research & Audit in Palestine

Our team in IMET2000-Pal have successfully organised the 4th Hybrid Annual Conference in Clinical Research & Audit in Palestine at the Red Crescent Society Building in Ramallah. It comes this year under the auspices of H.E. Dr Mai Alkaili the Palestinian Minister of Health and H.E. Prof. Abu Mowis the Minister of Higher Education and Research and in partnership with the Palestinian Medical Association.  

The meeting was opened by our CEO Dr Malik Zaben in the presence of many guests of honour from the governmental and private health and education sectors in Palestine in addition to a large number of academics, physicians, nurses and students. In his opening speech, Dr Zaben highlighted the achievements of the Palestinian Health Sector on the clinical audit and research front as measured by the increase in the number of publications in the field. He also extended the greetings of IMET2000’s executive board and renewed his commitment to supporting clinical audit and research in Palestine. Prof Abu Mowis thanked IMET2000 for its outstanding efforts in supporting research initiative in the health sector and wished to continue this partnership. He then awarded the Ministry National Plaque to Dr Zaben in recognition of his work and the great efforts of the IMET2000 founder Prof Green.

Dr Quasmi speaking on behalf of the MoH thanked IMET2000 for their great work and support of the health sector in Palestine particularly with clinical audit and research and expressed his wish to continue working together. Dr Basit has also thanked IMET2000 for everything they are doing to support young healthcare professionals in their career development and pointed out the importance of implementing clinical research in Palestine.

The conference featured 2 plenary sessions with both national and international keynote speakers.  Our plenary session was opened by our founder Prof Green who shared his vision on Palestine’s health sector as a model of extreme health and a hub for unique clinical research, the benefits of which will extend around the area and to other middle/low-income countries and conflict zones. Other talks demonstrated the huge potential for collaboration within and outside Palestine.

Importantly, this meeting, as per usual, provided young healthcare investigators a platform to shar their passion for research and present their emerging findings. Dr Zaben at the closing remarks of the meeting concluded by highlighting the enormous opportunities for research in Palestine and has invited key stakeholders particularly form the private sector to come forward and join the ongoing efforts before he handed out certificates of appreciation to the best oral and poster presentation winners.

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