The conference chairman, Dr. Abdulla Saeed Al Ali, Consultant of Geriatric Medicine at Zayed
Military Hospital, welcomed healthcare professionals, researchers, practitioners, and experts
in the field of Geriatrics to the conference that was held on 20 May 2023. It is a platiorm for
exchanging knowledge and expertise to explore beter solutions for beter treatment of
This single-day conference consisted of 4 sessions covering 13 topics.
The first session focused on Geriatric Medicine discussing topics such as Updates in Geriatric
Literature, Approach to Vision Issues, Polypharmacy, and Deprescribing.
The second session covered Geriatric Neuropsychiatry addressing the diagnosis, treatment,
and management of disorders in older adults such as bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, and
neuroimaging for neurocognitive disorder.
The third session touches upon Geriatric Subspecialties covering renal disorders, common
infections, and common pulmonary disorders in the elderly.
The last session was regarding Geriatric Medicine II discussing the latest advancements in
technology innovation in elderly care, the role of positive psychology and lifestyle medicine
on the quality of life, and the hazards of hospitalization.
It was a noteworthy experience for healthcare professionals offering insights crucial to
improving diagnosis and treatments for senior citizens.