Four new events for Arab Health

The Arab Health Congress will see 13 conferences running in parallel to the Arab Health exhibition.

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By  David Ingham Published  January 8, 2006

The Arab Health Congress will see 13 conferences running in parallel to the Arab Health exhibition. The schedule includes: Middle East Spinal Surgery Symposium, Advances and Controversies in Hip and Knee Surgery, Interventional Radiology Symposium, 2nd Middle East Wound’s Congress, Forum for Dentistry, Middle East Laboratory Management Conference, 6th Middle East Imaging and Diagnostic Conference, Middle East Obs-Gyne Conference, Advances in Laparoscopic Surgery, Leaders in Healthcare, Hospital Design and Upgrade, and Arab Health Diabetes Congress. Key international experts from across the globe will be sharing their expertise in their respective fields during the conferences, which are expected to attract over 4000 delegates. “The conference speakers will focus on new revolutionary updates in the treatment for diabetes worldwide and will offer all delegates new developments for the management of diabetes as the disease become more and more prevalent in the Middle East,” said Dr. Abdul Razzak Al Madani, consultant physician and endocrinologist, director of Dubai Hospital, and head of the Emirates Diabetes Society, Dubai, UAE. For the 2006 Congress, Arab Health has launched The Interventional Radiology Symposium, which will feature the announcement of the Pan Arab Interventional Radiology Society (PAIRS). There will also be an open discussion on the future moves and developments required to promote IR within the Middle East. Other firsts for the Arab Health Congress this year include Advances and Controversies in Hip and Knee Surgery. The Obs-Gyne Conference will highlight issues never before addressed in the Middle East, ranging from the prevalence of urinary incontinence In the region to emergency contraception. The Spinal Surgery Symposium will feature renowned speakers from such institutions as the Cleveland Clinic. Commenting on the addition of the Spinal Surgery Symposium, Dr. Desmond Kwok, orthopaedic surgeon, Dubai Bone and Joint Centre, Dubai, UAE said, “The Middle East Spinal Symposium will provide doctors with an excellent opportunity to discuss cutting edge thinking in this unique field of surgery. The two day program will provide the platform to discuss and interact with faculty and fellow delegates on current concepts and improvements in the area of spine management.” The Arab Health Congress is accredited by the American Academy of Continuing Medical Education (AACME). “Receiving accreditation is a significant step forward in the continuous pursuit of high quality health care, and the success of a conference. The UAE Ministry of Health’s support of the Arab Health Congress shows our commitment to providing the highest level of continuing medical education programs in order to ensure the highest level of quality health care within the UAE and the region,” said Dr. Abdul Ghaffar M. Abdul Ghafoor Al Hawi, MB.BCh, M.P.H, assistant undersecretary for curative medicine, Ministry of Health, and president of the Emirates Medical Association, UAE.

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