The International Institute on Ageing United Nations-Malta (INIA), worked with the Middle East Academy for Medicine of Ageing (MEAMA) and in collaboration with the Middle-East and North Africa Association on Ageing and Alzheimer’s (MENAAA) in holding a training programme in Geriatrics. The programme, which took place virtually, was organized by Abyad Medical Centre, Lebanon and Middle East Longevity Institute, Lebanon. The format of the programme was presented as two hours sessions on 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 November and on 4, and 5 December 2020.
The programme addressed World and Middle East demographic and epidemiological prospects and perspectives, Biological and physiological basis of ageing and longevity, Successful and Healthy ageing, Mid-life risks, Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, Multimorbidity and Comorbidity, Drug metabolism and adverse effects, Frailty process and reversibility, Diagnosis and management, Geriatric Giants and clinical cases discussions on frailty and sarcopenia.
The sessions were presented by eight faculty members of MEAMA – namely, Dr. Abyad Abdulrazak, Dr. Hadeel S. Alothman, Dr. Balubaid Hashim, Dr. Giovanni Gambassi, Dr. Sonia Ouali Hammami, Dr. Marwan Ramadan, Prof. Maurits Vandewounde, and Prof. Mohamud A. Verjee. The sessions were attended by participants hailing from Lebanon, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Bahrain.