The Maldives Medical Association (MMA) held its inaugural conference in Male’ on Saturday, bringing together medical professionals from across the country for a day of education and collaboration.

Established in 2006, the Maldivian Medical Association represents the largest group of medical professionals in the Maldives. With plans to make the conference an annual event, this year’s theme centred around “Acute Care: Empowering Doctors,” aiming to enhance the skills and knowledge of healthcare practitioners.

With over 100 participants, the conference attracted not only local doctors but also medical professionals from Malaysia and the Philippines. The one-day event featured a series of hands-on workshops designed to provide practical learning experiences. Attendees engaged in a basic point-of-care ultrasound workshop, which focused on mastering ultrasound techniques, as well as a workshop on the mechanics of ventilation.

Expressing their gratitude, the MMA took to Twitter to thank IGMH, ADK Hospital, and Hulhumale’ Hospital, acknowledging their support in organising the conference.