AGU hosts conference on forensic medicine

The second edition of the Forensic Medicine Conference was held last week at the Arabian Gulf University.

By Suad Hamada (Bahrain Beat)

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Published: Sun 23 Mar 2014, 11:40 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 5:28 AM

Over 500 medical students and doctors from Bahrain and GCC member states attended the event which focused on key issues including forensic medicine, sexual violence and child exploitation.

College of Medicine Dean Dr Khaldoun Al Roumi addressed the opening ceremony, stressing the AGU drive to promote scientific events and activities for students.

Organising Committee Chairman Omar Al Jarallah stressed the importance of the forensic medicine in the region as a key academic specialty which helps determine the causes of deaths, types of injuries, cases of physical and sexual violence to achieve justice and ensure people their rights.

Forensic medecine consultant and legal examiner to Dubai Police and Court Professor Fawzi bin Omrane highlighted the principles of forensic medicine.

Forensic Dental Consultant Dr Suhayel Al Amad, BDF Hospital senior forensic consultant Hani Jahshan and other prominent experts also addressed the conference.

ICC receives Japanese books

The Isa Cultural Centre (ICC) has received the second set of books donated by the Nomura Bahrain-Japan Friendship Fund (NBJFF).

It includes 100 books in special versions of Magna cartoon comic stories for children dealing with different aspects of the Japanese society and science fiction adventures, to enrich the Japanese shelves at the ICC’s National Library.

This donation was made at a special ceremony held by the ICC in cooperation with the Japanese embassy, NBJFF and Bahrain Japan Business Friendship Society (BJBFS).

The ceremony was attended by Shigeki Sumi, the Japanese Ambassador to Bahrain; Dr Mansoor M Sarhan, director of the National Library of Isa Cultural Centre, Takuya Furuya, chairman of NBJFF; and Yusuke Sekiguchi, BJBFS board member.

First children’s magazine

The first children magazine in Bahrain will be published soon by the interior ministry to reach out to children as part of its efforts to enlighten the children about the environment around them.

Director of the Police Media in the Ministry of Interior (MOI) Colonel Mohammed bin Daina announced last week that the first edition of Watani (my homeland) magazine would be published shortly.

The magazine, while adopting educational and academic standards, creates a culture of security and boosts children’s security awareness .

The magazine aims at developing children’s skills and knowledge of national cultural heritage and its Arab, Islamic roots. The main readership targeted by the magazine will be six to 12 year old primary schoolchildren.

The relevant department in the ministry of education has been contacted which expressed readiness for cooperation with the Police Media in interviewing a number of the targeted primary schoolchildren.

He said that the first magazine for children in Bahrain will be very informative, useful and offers sound psychological advice for schoolchildren at home, school or on the road.

Electoral programme

The Supreme Council for Women (SCW) and the Bahrain Institute for Political Development (BIPD) have organised a workshop on “the Electoral Programme.”

The event, attended by 20 participants, is part of the political empowerment of Bahraini women programme.

Shura Council member Dalal Al Zayed, while addressing the workshop, focused on ways of mobilising support and winning votes.

Acting Director-General of Policies and Development at the SCW Dr Dunya Ahmed highlighted the role of body language skills and convincing voters.

Director of Insurance against Unemployment at the Labour Ministry Fawziya Shehab shed light on the issue of women’s work in the private sector.

The programme aims at attracting Bahraini females vying to run for the 2014 municipal and parliamentary elections, and focuses on a number of themes, including the creation of electoral campaigns’ teams, skills to win support, ways of dealing with mass media and monitoring elections.

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