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UAE Symposium to focus on fertility advances

Dubai, February 13, 2013

World-renowned experts will present the latest advances in fertility treatments at the first-ever UAE Reproductive Symposium to be held on February 22 and 23 at the InterContinental Festival City in Dubai.

With the top-notch faculty and high caliber presentations, the symposium aims to support the aspirations of Dubai and the UAE to be a leading centre of medical excellence in the region, in keeping with the vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Chaired by Dr Michael Fakih, an acknowledged pioneer in the field of infertility treatment, the event builds on from the success of last year’s ‘Recent Advances in IVF’, which gathered fertility experts in Dubai to present breakthroughs in the field of reproductive medicine.

“The UAE Reproductive Symposium has now taken on a higher level of significance, presenting a comprehensive overview of the latest advances in the field of reproductive medicine; and positioning the UAE as a centre of excellence in this increasingly important medical practice,” said Dr Fakih.

Led by fertility experts from the US, UK and Germany, the high-level discussions and presentations will include the latest research on treatments of recurrent miscarriages, azoospermia and male infertility treatment, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) biopsy of mature embryos, endometriosis and time-lapse technology.

Dr Markus Montag, a leading advocate of time-lapse imaging, said: “Time-lapse technology has just been introduced in some IVF laboratories and has fantastic potential to improve pregnancy outcomes. We will share some of the known best practices in the adoption and use of time-lapse technology that will be of interest to doctors in the Arab world.”

“Having such symposium with such rich topics and experts in the infertility field makes such an event so important to upgrade the standards of practice and keep the health providers updated on what is happening across the globe which will be reflected on the medical practice of the whole region,” said Basel Nazzal, marketing support manager, Ferring Pharmaceuticals.

Those attending will be able to earn the maximum credit of 12 hours towards their continuing medical education (CME).

Supported by Actavis, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi and Merck Serono, the inaugural edition of the UAE Reproductive Symposium is still accepting registrations, the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service




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