SKMC holds Public Lecture about Obesity on 16 March 2010

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), managed by Cleveland Clinic holds a public lecture on Obesity under the title of “Walking Away from Obesity” on 16 March 2010 in the auditorium of SKMC from 05:15 pm to 06:15 pm. The invitation is extended to all patients and the public. SKMC is owned and operated by SEHA, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, which is responsible for the curative activities of all the public hospitals and clinics in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The lecture will comprise of a presentation and then a question and answer session. It will cover all essential topics in fighting obesity and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Diseases related to obesity will also be discussed. The lecture will be presented by Dr. Abdelrahman Nimeri, Director of the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute - Abu Dhabi of SKMC and Dr. Mohammed Al-Haddad, Specialist Surgeon at the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute - Abu Dhabi of SKMC.

The lecture is intended to raise awareness regarding the many issues related to obesity and provide attendees with information regarding the danger of obesity. Furthermore, it will be an opportunity for those who may be considered to be morbidly obese people to find out about some of the medical and surgical treatments options. In addition, the physicians will explain to the audience the potential complications of bariatric surgery. No pre-registration is required to attend the presentation and the auditorium`s doors will be open starting from 04:30 pm.

Dr. Nimeri stated, “During the health talk, the presentation will take around 10 minutes and the following 50 minutes will be dedicated to answer the audience’s questions. The invitation is directed to the public from all ages, and we highly encourage them to attend this gathering to help raise their awareness about healthy lifestyles and obesity prevention.”

“We look forward to seeing different categories, either patients who already had surgeries or those who are being evaluated for surgery at the Bariatric & Metabolic institute - Abu Dhabi of SKMC or even healthy people who would like to improve their lifestyle and broaden their knowledge to remain fit and healthy. We are targeting the public to attend the lecture and are committed to raise awareness and take part to improve the individual’s lifestyle”, Dr. Al-Haddad said.

Dr. Atul Mehta, Chief Medical Officer at SKMC said, “I believe this health talk will be well received by the audience. This unique and important lecture illustrates SKMCS’s commitment to state-of-the-art treatment and promotion of health awareness and education.”

Since Bariatric Surgery started at SKMC in June 2009, 28 bariatric surgeries were successfully performed for patients who had an extended history of obesity and diseases related to obesity such as diabetes and hypertension, and had a Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 40 kg/m².


About SKMC
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City(SKMC), located in Abu Dhabi, UAE, operates under the management of Cleveland Clinic, consistently named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. SKMC is owned by SEHA, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, recently established to oversee operations of all public hospitals in the Emirate. SKMC is the flagship institution for the public health system in Abu Dhabi and has several ‘Centers of Excellence’, and aspires to practice contemporary medicine comparable to the best hospitals and medical centers in the world. SKMC provides comprehensive healthcare services in all of the disciplines relevant to the needs and priorities of the community to attain the highest levels of patient satisfaction.

SKMC consists of a 568-bed Acute Care Hospital, 14 specialized outpatient clinics and the Abu Dhabi Blood Bank accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI). In addition, SKMC manages a 125-bed Behavior Sciences Pavilion, an 88-bed Rehabilitation Center, 1 Urgent Care Center, 6 Family Medicine Clinics, 2 Walk-in Clinics and 2 Dental Centers distributed over the city of Abu Dhabi. For further information, send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call +971506611428.

About SEHA - Abu Dhabi Health Services Company
SEHA is health in Arabic. The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company - whose corporate identity is SEHA - is an independent, public joint stock company created to manage and develop the curative activities of the public hospitals and clinics of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. SEHA is committed to providing quality, cost effective healthcare on par with international standards measured through accessibility, affordability, choice and satisfaction. SEHA owns and operates 12 hospitals, 2,644 licensed beds, 62 Ambulatory, Primary Health and ancillary care clinics and 2 Blood Banks. SEHA employs more than 15,500 doctors, nurses and other clinical staff and administration. For further information, contact James S Ferrier, Corporate Marketing Manager at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Salama Al Mazrouei, Sr. Corporate Marketing Specialist at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or visit our website at

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