IMASA Convention 2018

38th ANNUAL IMASA CONVENTION 2018

IMASA Conventions has hosted world-renowned International Guest Speakers and Local Guest Speakers from both medical and Islamic backgrounds. The event provides a platform for academic and social interaction between Muslim Healthcare Professionals and their family members. The programme ranges from Medical & Ethics Talks earning a substantial amount of CPD points for each Healthcare Professional in attendance as well as other programmes especially coordinated to keep our non-medical delegates occupied the duration of the Conference.

We are expecting delegates from various faculties such as General Practitioners, Dentists, Pharmacists, Specialists and Allied Health Professionals [Optometrists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Nurses etc including Medical & Health Science Students.

This year’s theme is: “RE-DISCOVERING THE MUSLIM HEALTH PROFESSIONAL”

Identifying the challenges in educating Health Professionals & developing strategies & recommendations to solve these challenges. Brainstorming strategies to address challenges in curriculum, student assessments, teaching & learning. Exploring technological advances, health care reform, accreditations & social accountability. Define professionalism and how to develop it. Addressing the dropping standards of teaching & training. Ensuring a high level of competency during student years to qualifying. Striving to be the best in our field and maintaining high standards when providing medical care to humanity.

This conference will take place on the Friday [27th April 2018 -Public Holiday] & Saturday [28th April 2018] at the Wanderers Club Conference Centre in Illovo Johannesburg.

GUEST SPEAKER: SHEIKH MUHAMMAD NURUDDEEN LEMU

Mr. Muhammad Nuruddeen Lemu is the Director of Research and Training at the Da’wah Institute of Nigeria (DIN), Islamic Education Trust (IET) in Minna, Nigeria. He develops, facilitates and conducts train-the-trainers courses in enhancing inter-faith dialogue and engagement, intra-faith cooperation, responding to various forms of religious extremism among Muslims, and promoting faith-based critical thinking (“Shari’ah Intelligence”).

He is a Director of several organizations including: Lotus Capital (Halal Investments) Limited, the Development Initiative of West Africa (DIWA), and a co-founder of the Inter-Faith Activity and Partnership for Peace (IFAPP). He holds various positions on a number of other organisations that focus on issues related to social welfare, government policy, education, sustainable development, environment, leadership, family life, youth empowerment and gender equity.

Mr. Lemu has trained and given talks to students, lecturers, youth and community leaders in over 30 countries, and he has moderated, presented and produced more than two hundred radio and television programmes. Nearly half of these have been on interfaith bridge-building and engagement (the IFAPP’s “Inter-Faith Forum”) aired on the African International Television (AIT) and Ray Power Radio. He was also nominated by the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) to represent the Nigerian Muslim Leadership at the National Conference (CONFAB 2014).

He is a Fellow of Aspen Leadership Institute (ALI) and member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN), Colorado, USA; a Fellow of the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID), Vienna, Austria, and of the Africa Leadership Initiative – West Africa (ALIWA). He holds a MSc. in Resource Management from Edinburgh University, UK, and a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. His personal motto is “Growth and contribution with compassion, wisdom, faith and fun”

Guest Speaker: Sr Salatu Sule

Salatu Sule is a Nigerian, born in 1976. She is a Barrister who holds an LLB and a B.L. from the University of Benin and the Nigerian Law School respectively. She is a graduate of the Cambridge Educational Leadership Programme, and has attended the Cross-cultural Internship Programme in Germany, sponsored by German Government. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Nigeria, and a Director of NandS Works Limited, a company that focuses on human resource development.

She is the Vice Principal of New Horizons College, one of the schools established by the Islamic Education Trust (IET), Minna. She is also a member of the Islamic Orientation Board of the IET; a member of the IET Schools Inspection Team; Lead Teacher of Islamic Perspectives, a subject specially designed by B. Aisha Lemu; International Trainer/Facilitator, Train-the-Trainers Course in Islam and Dialogue for the Da’wah Institute of Nigeria; Resource Person for a number of NGOs including the International Board for Education, Research and Resources (IBERR), and the Association of Islamic Model Schools (AMIS); Editormfor the publications of the Da’wah Institute of Nigeria; writer, Sisters Magazine.

She is an international speaker/trainer and a presenter on several national television stations in Nigeria. Her presentations are usually on topics related to marriage, parenting, family life, gender equity, misconceptions about Islam, youth challenges, spiritual growth and personal development, education and communication, conflict management, public speaking skills, Human Resource Management and leadership. Her trainees and audience have ranged from teenagers to Imams, academics and professionals.

She was, at various times, the Public Relations Officer and then the Assistant Amirah (President) of the Muslim Students Society (University of Benin Branch), and the Welfare Officer of the Muslim Corpers Association of Nigeria (MCAN). Prior to her appointment as the Vice Principal, she was the Hostel Warden for the Girls Hostel then she was appointed as the Assistant Hostel Administrator, a position which she still maintains. In all of these capacities, she has served as a Youth Counsellor and a Personal Development and Leadership Counsellor/Coach. Her hobbies include writing and reading.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER at the Gala Dinner on Saturday evening – 28th April 2018

Former Director-General of the Al Jazeera Networks, he is currently President of Al Sharq Forum, an independent international network with a mission to develop long-term strategies to ensure the political stability an economic prosperity of the Arab world and the region. Mr Khanfar is also president and cofounder of Common Action Forum, a transnational, non-profit organization with the mission to establish and encourage independent platforms of cooperation, research, innovation and advisory in order to shape alternative solutions and empower global citizens to address today’s challenges.

In addition, he is a board member of the International Crisis Group and the Global Editors Network (GEN). Mr. Khanfar has been named as one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 global thinkers of 2011, as well as one of Fast Company’s ‘Most Creative People in Business’ of the year.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER at the Gala Dinner on Saturday evening – 28th April 2018

Ismail ibn Musa Menk, also known as Mufti Menk (born on 27 June 1975), is a Muslim cleric and Grand Mufti of Zimbabwe. Menk was born in Harare, where he undertook his initial studies. He obtained a degree in Shariah Law from the Islamic University of Madinah. He works for the Zimbabwe Council of Islamic Scholars (Majlisul Ulama Zimbabwe), which caters to the educational needs of the Muslim population of Zimbabwe. Menk is known especially in eastern Africa and also teaches internationally. He has pledged his aid in curbing religious extremism in the Maldives. Menk was honoured with an Honorary Doctorate of Social Guidance by Aldersgate College, Philippines and its collaborative partner Aldersgate College – Dublin, Ireland on 16 April 2016. KSBEA 2015 Awards – Global Leadership Award in Social Guidance was awarded by the Cochin Herald.

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