Established as part of the government's mission to develop excellence in healthcare delivery, medical education and life sciences research, HMSDC
seeks to advance the professional development of physicians, nurses, research scientists, and allied health professionals in the region through providing continued medical education and industry-first training programs.
Globally, one in four people are affected by clinical depression," said Dr Ajay Singh, chief academic officer of HMSDC, who opened the conference.
Raising awareness to improve diagnosis and treatment amongst healthcare professionals and to exchange the latest thinking in this area is a priority and the HMSDC conference stresses the importance of a patient-centred, culturally sensitive, holistic approach to mental health disorders.
Designed to stimulate the academic careers of young healthcare professionals and recognize outstanding contributions, the HMSDC Tamayoz Awards have received significant response throughout the GCC region.
Robert Thurer, Chief Academic Officer, HMSDC, said: "The Tamayoz Awards encourage outstanding members of the healthcare community to pursue careers in advanced academic medicine.
In addition, HMSDC
is developing a simulation centre which will offer a variety of mobile simulation-based courses for all levels of healthcare professionals.