Dr. Sediq Abdul Salam, Vice President of Alexandria University for graduate studies and research, recently opened the events of the thirty-fourth annual conference of the Faculty of Medicine on "integration in medical practice," which is organized by the Faculty for three days under the auspices of Dr. Rushdi Zahran, President of the University, and headed by Dr. Ibrahim Mokhles, the Faculty Dean. In his speech at the opening ceremony, Dr. Sediq Abdul Salam stressed importance of integration between the various medical specialties to the upgrading of medical profession and achievement of better results in the treatment of many diseases.  In addition, Dr. Ibrahim Mokhles delivered a lecture on "team-building" in which he stressed the Faculty’s interest in developing medical education and research laboratories, upgrading hospitals and raising university graduates’ level indicating that mechanization of all university hospitals will occur within two years. The conference addresses the importance of integration between different medical specialties in the treatment of common diseases in Egypt through the discussion of 45 joint researches between different Faculty of Medicine departments on liver and heart diseases, breast cancer, tumors of children, organs transplantation disease and sleep apnea. The Faculty students and deputies also participate in the submission of research. The opening of the conference in the presence of Dr. Hind Hanafi, former President of the University, the Faculty deputies and members, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, and head of Medical Association in Alexandria. On the sidelines of the conference, racing and cycling marathons are held on Friday morning where the Faculty students and members participate. The marathon starts from Gleem and ends at the Faculty of Medicine complex in Al Azareeta. Balozarath. Prizes are awarded for the winners in the marathon as well as the participants