Why Not Included In The 2nd Scientific Congress
of Faculty Of Medicine, Garyounis University
( www.garyounis.edu )?
I must congratulate Dr Abdul Nasser Elzouki and the organising committee for his effort to organise this conference. Garyounis medical school is the first medical school founded in Libya and hundreds of Libyan doctors graduated from this school. Many of the graduate practice their medicine in Libya and substantial number practice abroad on the highest levels. I am not surprise such excellent events coming form the team of this school..
I am not sure why only handful of Libyan doctors (9) from abroad had been invited to this conference and there are many from Germany (6), Italy (4), Egypt(8), UK(4), France (3) and others (7). I am sure and I know for facts, many Libyan who practice abroad can deliver similar things as these overseas doctors can do. These conferences for Libyan doctors can be use as a tool to share and support their colleagues in Libya. They are practicing medicine abroad and they are specialised in their fields like these doctors from European countries. I must say and from known many of Libyan doctors abroad and attended some sessions when they presented in the first conference of Libyan doctors abroad and in Libya. They match the these European and Arab doctors and majority of them even better and there commitment and eager to help their colleagues even more than what other expected.
I hope that we are not getting the fever of the blue eyes men and women as many others do. It is vital to invite many of them and include them in most of the activities of medical schools and health services in Libya. There is allot of discussions between colleagues all time and promises been given by health officials in Libya, which include , encouraging and helping Libyan doctors from abroad to participate in theses activities is must, but seems to be Dr ElZouki and his committee ignored that completely.
I am not saying this conference should be solely run by Libyan doctors from abroad and to replace any other nationalities otherwise I want be fair. What I’m trying to say is to include them more and to show them they are included not excluded. The worst thing to do is to exclude them and we hear calls for reform is vital and help required from Libyan professionals practicing abroad. There is a call from the highest level of government officials to help and support this reform in Libya. Through these conferences many such things can be done with highly skilled professionals who can be productive as they do where ever they are practicing.
I hope Dr ElZouki did not understand me wrong, because he is not the only one who is making these decisions but he has major influence on the program as you can see. The conference is concentrated mainly on GIT problems which is the speciality of Dr ElZouki. It is ok to do that but there major issues in Libya. Trauma is a major issue in Libya and RTA is the leading cause of death in Libya. If he really want to do some thing, he should organise a trauma workshop and a course to train doctors how to deal with this problem. The second leading cause is cardiac diseases, workshop on prevention these diseases is good as well best way to deal with it. Management in health services and medical education training is a major concern for all the Libyan doctors and patients. Organising workshops on these things will be ideal and may move things forward.
The conference topics and symposiums are all knowledge based which you can find every where today. As Garryounis medical school is the first and leading medical school in Libya It can take this opportunity and concentrate on problems that may help in changing the course of the problem like RTA management, medical education programmes and new curriculum, Cardiac diseases and on top of that, effective and efficient health management services.
I really appreciate the hard work of Dr Elzouki and his colleagues and wish them all the success and I am with you but , please do not exclude your colleagues as they want to be included and they want to support all activities that may help or promote health services and medical education in Libya.
Libyan Doctor abroad