It is our great
pleasure at the Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and
Technology (JUST), to welcome you all as you attend the 9th Scientific
Conference of the Faculty of Medicine. We are most honored to organize
this conference in partnership with King Abdullah University Hospital
(KAUH) and Princess Haya Biotechnology Center (PHBC), as we all
synchronize in serving our students, staff, community, and beloved
Jordan. I feel most honored and privileged to take on the role of
Chair of the Conference, and I hope to build on the successes and
accomplishments of the past conferences.
This year's conference will focus on certain themes that
highlight our role in serving priorities of our local community. These
themes can be summarized as follows: Primary healthcare system, obesity,
smoking, genetic disorders, and zoonotic diseases in Jordan.
Accordingly, our slogan for the conference is: "JUST to Adjust your Health; Time to Give Back to the Community".
We are privileged this year to collaborate with a number of
distinguished governmental and non-governmental organizations
energetically operating in the public health domain in Jordan; including
the Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNet), Jordanian Public Health Society, the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO), the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA), the Jordanian Society of Family Medicine, and Jordan Society for Obesity Treatment.
Moreover, our medical students at JUST have had a great contribution to
this conference, starting from the early phases of planning and
preparation throughout the final stages of organization. This is why we
are delighted to have a special session for them in the conference
entitled: "Students Have Their Say". I am sure you will enjoy their
We thank our
long-life partners in the Ministry of Health, Royal Medical Services,
and other institutions who have been always in support of the cause,
mission, and vision of our Faculty. I wish you all a great scientific,
academic, and cultural experience in our conference, and would like to
see you again in the upcoming events of our Faculty.
Wail Hayajneh, MD
Dean, Faculty of Medicine