Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the 8th International Conference of The Royal Medical Services to be held at King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center - Dead Sea - Jordan, under the Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein during the period 15 -18 November 2016.
During conference, The Royal Medical Services of Jordan will host the 7th Regional Assembly of the Pan Arab Regional Working Group of the International Committee of Military Medicine with the participation of Pan Arab Regional Working Group Member States National Delegates to discuss updates in Military Medicine and coordinate ongoing and future cooperation projects.
We are honored to host this international conference after the great success of previous RMS Biennial International Conferences. It will be attended by more than 4000 participants; local, regional and international in the fields of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Allied Health Professions, and has a specific focus on Military Medicine to identify the changes in military health care practices needed to prepare military health care providers for the new challenges ahead.
Many esteemed International Guest Speakers from all over the world from different specialties and backgrounds have been invited to give lectures and participate in panel discussions covering Conference Theme Innovation, Motivation, Integration as well as conduct a myriad of workshops.
Previous RMS Conferences have had active participation from many International Organizations and Societies, such as the WHO, International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM), Pan-Arab Regional Group of Military Medicine, The Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal College of Physicians, World Federation of Hemophilia, AO Spine, AO CMF, International Committee of Red Cross ( ICRC ), The International Committee of Spinal Cord Injury ( ISCOS ), The National Arab American Medical Association ( NAAMA ), Center for Disease Control And Prevention ( CDC ), International Diabetes Federation, U.S. Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC ), U.S. Military HIV Research Program, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research ( WRAIR ), Sidra Medical and Research Center, PONSETI INTERNATIONAL, and Thomas Jefferson University. We are hoping for similar prestigious partnerships for this upcoming conference.
I would also like to thank our many Sponsors for contributing generously to the conference whether by taking a part in the Medical Exhibition or by sponsoring Guest Speakers for the many workshops at hand.
Beyond the myriad scientific activities, we hope you enjoy your stay at the Dead Sea, where the weather this time of year is excellent, and also get a chance to explore many other wonders of Jordan. A visit to Petra will give you the opportunity to know more about the beautiful Rose City along with its stunning scenery and unique history.
We wish you all a memorable scientific, social experience and a most enjoyable stay in Jordan.
President of the Conference
Director General of the Royal Medical Services of Jordan
Chairman of the ICMM Pan Arab Regional Working Group for Military Medicine
Major General Muin S Al-Habashneh, MD