Conference to be held at Burjeel hospital
Abu Dhabi, May 22, 2013
Nearly 100 international healthcare experts and pioneers will attend a conference on minimally invasive surgery and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (Notes), which is to begin on May 24 in Abu Dhabi.
The two-day conference titled ‘Tomorrow is Already Today’, seeks to highlight the innovations and medical breakthroughs in the field of minimal invasive surgery and Notes, a statement said.
The event being held under the patronage of Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al-Nahayan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development at Jumeirah Etihad Towers, is hosted by Burjeel Hospital, in collaboration with the Scientific Committee.
The event will be presided over by Dr Shamsheer Vayalil, managing director of Burjeel Hospital and chaired by associate professor Dr Tahar Benhidjeb, chairman of department of surgery at the hospital.
Dr Vayalil said:“The trend of scar-less and pain-free surgeries in the UAE and across the region validates a common platform that brings together top surgeons, healthcare practitioners and pioneers in the field of minimally invasive surgery and Notes, to discuss and share new techniques and know-how in the field, review current trends and explore potential advancements.
“Hosting the first international conference on this area of medicine, is an extension of our commitment as a leading tertiary care facility in the country, to boostimproved surgical options, cost-effective treatments and better healthcare standards for patients”, he added.
Global pioneers and experts from US, Germany, Japan, Italy, Belgium, France, Switzerland, India and UAE will be speaking at the event.
The conference will feature a number of important sessions and panel discussions. The topics to be addressed on the first day are new global technologies for Notes; trans-oral approach to thyroid and esophagus, trans-gastric approach to gallbladder and appendix; and trans-vaginal approach to gallbladder, appendix and colon; and a hands-on workshop on minimally-invasive techniques.
The second day will evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the “pain-free” Notes surgery, while also focusing on trans-anal approach, single access/site surgery and women’s perception of Notes.
A medical exhibition will be co-located alongside the conference to showcase emerging products and service trends, healthcare equipment and technologies in the field. - TradeArabia News Service
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