IMASA Convention 2015 Feedback

The 35th Annual IMASA Convention was held at Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre in Gauteng on the 25th and 26th April 2015. The IMASA Johannesburg Branch had been preparing for over a year to host and provide an educational programme and a spiritual revival.

The theme of the Convention was Non-Communicable Diseases which includes Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Respiratory and Cancer based diseases. Fully CPD Accredited X2 Day Programme : X16 CLINICS, X8 ETHICS & X3 additional for those delegates who did the CPR Training.

Our International Guests for the Convention was Dr Ahsan Arozullah from Chicago, USA. Completing his Internal Medicine, Dr Arozullah went on to complete his Masters in Public Health and has been involved in Islamic and bioethical issues. We enjoyed his interaction and especially treasured his advices at the Gala dinner on “Making the Change” Shaykh Mufti Kamaluddin Ahmed, a well respected Islamic Scholar also graduated from Chicago and has a Masters from Oxford. He has travelled to many places and his field of interest is Purification and development (Tazkiyah).

We benefitted from his advices and practical approach to keeping things simple and focused. His Tarbiyyah sessions after Fajr as well as his talks during the day attracted many participants. Inshallah we will be able to implement some of the points that were discussed and look forward to further interaction. Thank you to all the excellent calibre of Local Guest Speakers who addressed the delegates and left them wanting more after informative and beneficial presentations and panel discussions.

Our highlight of the event was the Gala Dinner which took place on Saturday evening, with MC: Mr Ashraf Garda. We would like to congratulate; Dr Suliman Moosa, Dr Shawkat Thokan & Prof Mohammed Tikly who accepted the “IMASA Honorary Awards of 2015”. Men who has selflessly contributed to the work of IMASA for many years and to those less fortunate. We make dua that they will continue making a difference and being a part of this organization AAMEEN.

Thank you to the Care Givers who took great care and kept the little ones occupied, to the Youth Group & Spouse session Co-ordinators who facilitated excellent programmes and activities and to Prof A. Coovadia and the BLS Instructors who provided us with CRP Training.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE NEXT 36TH ANNUAL IMASA CONVENTION 2016 IN THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF CAPE TOWN!!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION – PLS CONTACT: BRANCH MANAGER: SR TOUGHEEDA WAJA: 021 762 1414 / imasa.wcape@gmail.com

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