Message from the President May 2016

FIMA Council meeting is the most important landmark and well attended activity in the working of FIMA (Federation of Islamic Medical Associations), which is held annually and is a great source of reinforcing its working and activities, exchange of ideas and execution of plans of the organization. The delegates from IMA’s all around the world gather on an invitation from a local host and two days are allocated for the FIMA council meeting followed by a scientific session and later sightseeing.


The 33rd FIMA council meeting and 17th IMAN national scientific conference is being held in Abuja, Nigeria hosted by the Islamic Medical Association of Nigeria. The idea to host FIMA meeting in Nigeria was put forth in Cape Town South Africa in 2013. The process of Sensitization and mobilization of members was started and it was finally approved in 32nd FIMA council meeting held in Makassar, Indonesia in 2015. The Theme of the scientific conference has been decided to be “Polio End game in Nigeria; Challenges and lessons to other vaccine preventable disease”.


Following Sub-themes were also selected to be presented and discussed in parallel sessions: Management of victims of armed conflicts, Provision of health care needs for refuges; Dilemma of 21st century, Prophetic medicine; the role of Muslim Health professionals. The conference work amounts to tremendous input by its members and organizers. The following subcommittees have been formed for arrangements in the areas of advocacy, publicity, fund raising, mobilization, accommodation, transport and logistics, welfare, venue and exhibition, security and sanitation, venue and accommodation. The venue of the 33rd FIMA.


council meeting and the 17th IMAN & FIMA scientific conference will be at Nicon Luxury Hotel in the heart of Abuja. The programme shall be as follows. Pre council FIMA ExCo meeting 19th July.2016. FIMA council meeting 20-21st July 2016. 22-23rd July are allocated for FIMA-IMAN International scientific session. The scientific committee has invited the FIMA fraternity for abstracts. The deadline of submission is 15th June 2016.


In addition to the FIMA council meeting and scientific sessions there will be Students' activities and Sightseeing tour of the city. All the IMAs are requested to immediately start preparing for this mega event. Visa arrangements and boarding/lodging arrangements are being actively arranged by the local hosts. Contact Dr. Ismail Salisu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and Dr Ibrahim Sule(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).


Dr. Tanveer Zubairi
President, FIMA

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