Day 1 :
Hormones & Health, Australia
Keynote: A New Model of Cancer
Time : 9:15 - 10:15
Peter Tunbridge works in private practice in South Australia where he specializes in the treatment of complex metabolic disorders and thyroid disease. He is a qualified Scientist as well as a Physician and was the first person to discover genetic cause to the folic acid pathway and how it could be reversed by administering folinic acid. He has held the position of Senior Lecturer in Clinical Medicine at the University of Adelaide. He is regularly invited to speak both nationally and internationally. He is author of the book - The Human Code.
Two years ago, I was asked by the Breast Cancer Society of New Zealand to propose a new model of cancer because the current model was deemed to be inadequate. This new model is based on the cancer arising in visceral fat stem cells that have been transported to the affected organ by the immune system to act as rapid glucose metabolizers. It examines the role of sex hormones and thyroid hormones in mediating this metabolic response to transient glucose overload in the lumen of the endothelial cells. The model can explain why cancer is not destroyed by the immune system and finally gives an understanding of the process of metastasis, which are not part of the original tumor but new genetically similar primaries. The model was received with great enthusiasm (standing ovation).
St. Louis Heart and Vascular, USA
Time : 10:15 - 11:15
Toniya Singh is a managing partner at St. Louis Heart and Vascular. She is a passionate about empowering and mentoring women in medicine. She is the Chair Elect for the National Women in Cardiology Committee of the American College of Cardiology as well as President of the Missouri chapter of Women in Cardiology section of the American College of Cardiology. She is a Cardiovascular Disease Specialist and she has been in practice since 2003. She is a licensed in both MO and IL; is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Adult Echocardiography. She has received her MBBS degree from Lady Hardinge Medical College in New Delhi India and completed an internal medicine residency and a Cardiology Fellowship at St. Louis University Hospital.
Describing the physician burnout: Discussing of contributors and consequences of physician burnout and distress. Few evidence-based methods are summarized in this study i.e. to prevent burnout and promote physician wellbeing. Physician well-being has come under increased scrutiny in recent years, there has been more discussion about Burnout and it leads to low job satisfaction, high stress and low quality of life. It affects all stages of physician training and practice and affects all specialties. The excessive workload, inefficient work environment, inadequate support, problems with work-life integration lead to worsening outcomes for both patients and physicians. For physician’s loss of autonomy/flexibility/control, has led to loss of values and meaning in work. The consequences of physician burnout are medical errors, impaired professionalism, reduced patient satisfaction, increased staff turnover, depression and suicidal ideation, motor vehicle crashes and near-misses. The goal is to identify values, Debunk myth of delayed gratification. For physicians to work on hat matters to them most (integrate values) integrate personal and professional life, optimize meaning in work, nurture personal wellness activities, calibrate distress level. Make self-care (exercise, sleep, regular medical care); relationships (connect w/colleagues; personal); Religious/spiritual practice mindfulness; personal interests (hobbies) a priority. Individual-focused interventions meditation techniques stress management training, including MBSR communication skills training self-care workshops, exercise help reduces burnout symptoms.
- General Medicine and Primary Care | Surgery | Neurology
Location: Dubai, UAE
University of New South Wales, Australia
Time : 11:30-12:00
Ned Abraham is a Professor of Colorectal Surgery at UNSW Australia, Coffs Harbour Campus, NSW. He has graduated with Honors in 1986 and obtained the degrees of Master of Medicine and a PhD in Surgery from the University of Sydney. He is a Practicing Colorectal and General Surgeon, an Endoscopist with close to 20 years of experience. His main areas of interest include evidence-based surgery, enhanced recovery after surgery programs, capsule endoscopy and biofeedback. He is a Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Royal College of Surgeons of England. He got trained at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney and is a Member of Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand. His research has been widely published and cited in international peer reviewed journals and he has been an invited guest speaker at multiple national and international meetings in Asia, Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand.
Latifa Hospital, Dubai
Title: Are randomized controlled trials of surgical procedures a waste of time, money and effort?Intestinal infections in pediatric age group; a real surgical emergency
Time : 12:00-12:30
Diary Abdul Rahman is a Consultant Pediatric Surgeon and the Head of Prevention and Control of Infection at Latifa Hospital DHA, Dubai, UAE