President of DHA inaugurates 10th GCC Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Conference
- United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, January 16 - 2013 at 15:22
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His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, UAE President of Dubai Health Authority inaugurated the 10th GCC Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Conference, 3rd Emirates Rhinology Conference and 2nd Arab & Emirates Otology & Audiology Conference, which is taking place at the InterContinental Festival City in Dubai. The Conference attracted over 750 physicians and specialists from all over the Arab world.
It also emphasizes the need to harness the local and Arab potentials and expertise in the field of diagnosis and treatment of diseases and surgery of the Otorhinolaryngology or ENT (ear, nose, and throat), in light of the amazing scientific and technical advances in medical sciences, as the new global developments and changes require from doctors to provide a speedy response and to keep pace with their rapid progress, to provide outstanding levels of therapeutic services to patients.
Furthermore, Eng. Al Maidoor explained that the success achieved worldwide in the field of diagnosis, treatment and surgery of the nose, ear and throat diseases, makes us eager to look ahead to the developments of this medical specialization by leveraging the successful experiences and best global practices that contribute to raise and improve the level of services provided to patients in health institutions.
Eng. Al Maidoor also highlighted that the Dubai Health Authority's support to this Conference embodies its strategy to support training and continuous education for doctors in all fields of medicine. This would ensure the best comprehensive health care levels, in line with international-best standards in this area, so as to provide health security and sustainable development.
In the same vein, Dr. Hussain Abdul Rahman, Director of Medical Affairs, Consultant and Head of ENT Department, at the Dubai Hospital, and Chairman of the conference highlighted in his speech, the various developments in the world since the beginning of last century, in all areas, including head and neck and ENT related medicine.
Moreover, Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman stressed the importance of hosting this event, organized by Dubai Health Authority in cooperation with the Otorhinolaryngology Department at the Emirates Medical Association; the GCC ORL Society; the Pan Arab Rhinology Society; and the Arab Society of Otology & Audiology.
In addition, the Chairman of the Conference said that the UAE was keen to keep pace with global developments in all areas and provide better medical services for citizens and residents. This is achieved thanks to the support and ongoing care of H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, as well as the continuous support of H.H. Sheikh Muhammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and their brethren members of Supreme Council and rulers of the Emirates, who emphasized the need to provide health services to every citizen and resident, to maintain the safety of community members.
Dr. Abdul Rahman also tackled the increasing incidence of ENT diseases in UAE and the world in general, which stresses the pertinent importance of hosting such conferences, to spread health education among community members, as well as to keep up-to-date with the latest in medical advances, treatment and technology.
The three-day conference will discuss all ENT related diseases and surgeries, as well as the use of endoscopy in ORL surgeries, invasive skull surgeries through the nose, using a surgical Navigator. The conference will also discuss nose surgery for both functional and aesthetic purposes, added Dr. Hussein.
The Conference will also address head, neck and ENT related diseases including obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, as well as diagnosis, surgeries and treatment of such disorders to improve hearing, cochlea implants, and various ORL related topics. Moreover, Dr. Abdul Rahman highlighted the importance of the Conference, as a platform for all healthcare professionals and specialists in the field of ENT medicine in the GCC Countries to work together and exchange the latest information on techniques and research into ENT related diseases.
Dr. Rashid Bin Khalfan Al Abri, Secretary-General of the GCC ORL Society Gulf Association stressed in his speech on the importance of the Conference, which will discuss future developments and concerns in this specialized medical field. Furthermore, he pointed out that the Association began hosting such conferences biennially in one of the GCC countries 19 years ago. The first conference was held in the city of Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman in 1994 and the conference has been hosted in all GCC countries till date, of which the UAE is hosting the Conference for the second time.
He also announced that starting today, Dr. Hussain Abdul Rahman will be appointed chair of the GCC Assembly on behalf of the UAE, for two years. Finally, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and UAE President of Dubai Health Authority, accompanied by Eng. Essa Al Maidoor, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority inaugurated the exhibition held on the sidelines of the Conference.
It is noteworthy that more than 24 companies are participating in the Exhibition with latest equipment, devices and techniques in the field of medical diagnosis, treatment and surgery of ENT medicine on display.
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