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Dubai Critical Care Conference26th - 28th February, 2016

Prof. Hussain Al Rahma

Prof. Hussain Al Rahma
Prof. Hussain Al Rahma

Prof. Hussain Al Rahma

Chairman of scientific committee – Dubai CritiCare 2016
President of Emirates Intensive Care Society (EICS)
President of International Pan Arab Critical Care Medicine Society (IPACCMS)
Head of Critical Care Department
Dubai Hospital (DHA), UAE

Detailed profile

After completing my German Board certificate in Internal Medicine in Germany (University Khinikum-Essen 1997) I came back to my country (UAE) and joined the Department Of Health and Medical Services-Dubai-UAE.

I rejoined Rashid Hospital which is a 500-bed teaching tertiary hospital with multidisciplinary departments and considered the biggest Trauma level 1 in the country.

Within three years I could establish the first multidisciplinary independent ICU with fully trained intensivist in UAE.

I trained the Physicians as well as the nursing teams that could formulate unit team that could work together.

Founded the department of Emergency and Critical care in 2002.

Later I worked on the development of ambulance department and initiated the training and certifying the Dubai ambulance and within 2 years I took part in establishing the paramedic program in the Dubai Women College of Technology and appointed as the medical director for the program.

In 2002 achieved the award as the employee of excellence in health sector for the Dubai program of excellence.

During the year 2003, I started to develop disaster management program in collaboration with the Dubai Police, civil defense department and Dubai Airport authority along with the Army civil defense department and later appointed as a member of the Dubai higher authority of Disaster management and Chairman of the active disaster teams.

In 2003 established the sport events emergency teams which started covering the Auto-drome car- racing events, Dubai horse racing events, Dubai Swimming Championship.

In 2004 started to concentrate on the improvement of the academic side of critical care and joined Dubai Medical College for women to improve the academic educational side of critical care in medical colleges, at the moment I am an Associate Professor of Medicine and senior examiner of final year

In 2006 joined the Arab Board for medical sciences committee to improve and develop the critical care chapter in UAE.

In 2005 started the CME program for the international level and initiated the international critical care conference in Dubai.

This conference gained international reputation and for the last 8 years it has been held in conjunction with the Asia Africa Conference of the WFSICCM.

In 2006 initiated the critical care residency program in DOHMS (DHA).

In 2006 joined Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care Course at the regional and international level held in Dubai, Kuwait, Bahrain, 2007 I was elected as a member in the steering committee of the course and the director-coordinator of the course for the Middle East region.

In 2007 elected as President of International Pan Arab Critical Care Medicine Society (IPACCMS)

In 2008 started the initiative to establish the Arabian Gulf sepsis Forum and could establish the ICU club in Dubai

In 2009 established the Emirates Intensive Care Society (EICS) and elected as President of the society and since then established the ICU club in UAE.

In 2009 initiated the Research program in intensive care in Dubai Health Authority.

In 2009 took part in international researches as the EPIC, and in 2010 was a member of the Patient safety declaration in Vienna (Initiative of the ESICM), and the EICS was selected as member of the Global Sepsis Alliance and the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (steering committee member).


Polytrauma team notebook

Guidelines in certain critical care pathways (antifungal, hypothermia, VAP, CLBSI, UTRBI), BASIC