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Health Authority - Abu Dhabi Introduces CME/CPD Programs For HealthCare Professionals On TV

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Arab Health 2011Abu Dhabi – 26 January 2011: Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the regulatory body of the healthcare sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi today signed an agreement with Promed TV, a unique TV channel on Nile Sat that specializes in Continuous Medical Education (CME), to make online CME/CPD programs available for healthcare professionals in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Under this agreement, 40 specialties and sub-specialties of healthcare professionals in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi will acquire an accredited CME certificate, approved by HAAD, by watching CME lectures, operations, trainings and workshops on television. Promed TV can be viewed on Nile Sat at 11219 Horizontal Frequency. Dr. Noura Al Menhali, Section Head, CME/CPD at HAAD, said: "The new online CME/CPD platform aims to address healthcare professionals’ needs for flexible CME activities and allows them to complete required CME/CPD hours at their convenience and according to their speciality in a relaxed atmosphere. It enriches the CME/CPD market and offers health professionals a new way of gaining CME accredited hours without onsite physical attendance."

Only 20% of HAAD CME minimum requirements will be accepted from the Promed TV channel as category-1 credit hours. To benefit from this tool, healthcare professionals are required to follow 4 simple steps:
1.    Purchase Promed TV CME prepaid cards (prepaid CME hours) worth AED 14 from designated outlets in the Emirate, and is valid for 3 years. Available outlets can be found through (enter website).
2.    Sign up at
3.    Watch the CME activities on TV and answer the related questions by SMS or through the website.
4.    Print their HAAD accredited CME/CPD certificate by HAAD for health specialities through the TV website.

Saeed Raddad, Promed TV Chairman of Board said: “Distance learning provides a practical answer to the inability of attending lectures and workshops due to the constraint of work schedule. Promed TV provides tailored materials to complement the needs of healthcare professionals providing the first specialized premedical satellite channel in the world with the use of a state-of-the-art mode of visual communication to reach all people in the Middle East and North Africa.” The TV channel provides variety of CME/CPD activities however, Abu Dhabi health professionals will only attend HAAD - CME/CPD accredited events.

Instruction on how healthcare professionals can get their accredited CME/CPD certificates can be found in the package when purchasing the prepaid CME card. Healthcare professionals will need to verify their acquired certificates through HAAD’s CME website when revalidating their licenses.

About Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD):

The Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD) is the regulatory body of the Healthcare Sector at the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and ensures excellence in Healthcare for the community by monitoring the health status of the population.  HAAD defines the strategy for the health system, monitors and analyses the health status of the population and performance of the system. In addition, HAAD shapes the regulatory framework for the health system, inspects against regulations, enforce standards, and encourages adoption of world – class best practices and performance targets by all healthcare service providers in the Emirate. HAAD also drives programmes to increase awareness and adoption of healthy living standards among the residents of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in addition to regulating scope of services, premiums and reimbursement rates of the health system in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

For more information, please contact:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Health Authority - Abu Dhabi, Tel: +971 2 4913 318, email

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