Middle-East Association on Aging and Alzheimer's
Middle Eastern countries have certain cultural, social
and economic characteristics in common with similar aspiration.
The percentage of elderly in the Middle East is expected
to increase with improvement of the health care delivery
in the area. The region, like other developing countries,
needs to define the policies and programs that will reduce
the burden of aging populations on the society and its
economy. There is a need to ensure the availability of
health and social services for older persons and promote
their continuing participation in a socially and economically
productive life. In attempt to answer some of the deficit
in the region, the MEAAA was established in order to support
various activities in the field of aging and Alzheimer's
Therefore, the Society's objectives are:
to promote the scientific study of aging in both
the biomedical and behavioral/social sciences; by direct
members and member organizations, and to promote cooperation
among these organizations
to support the Middle-East journal of Age &
to promote research and knowledge about Alzheimer's
disease and to raise public awareness about the disease
to stimulate communications among scholarly disciplines,
and among professionals including researchers, teachers,
administrators, and others;
to expand education in aging; and to develop the
qualifications of gerontologists by setting high standards
of professional ethics, conduct, education, and achievement.
To promote training of highly qualified personnel in the
fields of aging.
to foster application of research to the field
of practice; and to advance the utilization of research
in the development of public policy; and to disseminate
research findings by means of its publications;
to promote the interests of the gerontological
organizations and individual members in all questions
pertaining to foreign or international matters.
to promote and assist in the arrangements for holding
the Middle-Eastern Congress of Gerontology at intervals
determined by the Council.
Since its establishment the association
was instrumental in organizing the first Middle East congress
on Ageing in Istanbul in 2005. The Second Middle East
Congress on Ageing and Alzheimer's was organized in Tripoli
in 2009 and the third one planned to be organized in Saudi
Arabia in 2012. The association has been registered in
Switzerland and the secretariat office is at Abyad Medical
Center, Tripoli, Lebanon.
Abyad Medical Center - AMC
Abyad Medical Center is a multispeciality
group practice with multiple medical and surgical specialties,
in addition to specialised unit and services available
through the center.The center started in 1997 and established
itself as pioneer in providing quality services for the
North of Lebanon.
Since its establishment the center has launched a large
number of public campaign in the field of osteoporosis,
obesity and other important topics for public education.
The Center started as well several regional and international
initiatives including :
1. Middle-East Academy for Medicine of Ageing
2. Middle-East Longevity Institute
3. Middle-East Journal of Family Medicine
4. Middle-East Journal of Age & Aging
5. Middle East Journal of Nursing,
6. Middle East Journal of Business,
7. Middle East Journal of Internal Medicine
8. Middle East Journal of Pyschiatry.
9. Middle-East Primary Care Research Network MEPCRN
10. Middle-East Network on Aging
11. Middle East Network on Elderly Care Services MENECS
12. Middle-East Association of Age, Aging & Alzheimer's
Middle East Network on Ageing Research
There is a substantial research need in
the ageing field in the Middle-East. Research is an essential
prerequisite in developing the speciality further in the
area, and in developing evidence-based practice. Therefore
the Middle East Network on Ageing Research (MENAR) was
established. It will be linked to a number of international
organizations dealing with elderly issues.
MENAR started in 2006. The aim of the MENAR is to develop
Geriatrics and Gerontology Research in the area, in particular
to do the following:
1. To build the aging research network to fulfil unmet
2. To do collaborative research within the area, and with
3. To lobby for financial support for research in the
Aging field from different organisations.
4. To help in the development of research training programmes,
and the professional development of family physicians/researchers.
5. To organise conferences that deals with research in
6. To establish a number of experts from a multidisciplinary
background to act as advisors and mentors.
7. To help in publication of research studies from the
8. To foster collaboration between individual physicians,
centres and countries within the Region.
9. To help in the exchange of ideas and methodologies
in the area.
Currently there are fourteen countries represented in
the network in addition to two national networks. The
countries involved include Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia,
UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, Turkey, Iran,
Tunisia, Greece, Jordan, Bangladesh, USA, Belgium, Italy
The network has participated in a number of studies.
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World Family Medicine (WFM)
Middle East Journal of Family Medicine (MEJFM)
Middle East Journal of Age and Ageing (ME-JAA)
Middle East Journal of Business (MEJB)
Middle East Journal of Nursing (ME-JN)
Middle East Journal of Internal Medicine (MEJIM)
South Asia Family Medicine Journal (SAFMJ)
Middle East Journal of Psychiatry and Alzheimer's (MEJPA)
They are the leading publishers in the
Middle East, with our flagship, MEJFM, attracting circa
500,000 readers per issue/month, with papers from both
the region and the world, and a focus on regional and
global health issues.
The Middle East medical journals have
played an active role in the ongoing development of academic
standards and medical practice in the Middle East, through
both the journals and participation in and support of
regional conferences and events. They enjoy a position
of great influence and respect, reflected by our top Regional
and International Board who also support a range of social
and medical initiatives we have introduced in the region.