The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) presided over the 11th International Pan Arabfos Conference and the 12th Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress, from 12 - 14 January, in the presence of senior officials and leaders of the health sector in the UAE, heads of Gulf medical societies and experts from across the globe.
Over 1500 specialists in otolaryngology, allergy, head and neck surgery, pediatric otolaryngologist, sleep apnea, face and nose surgery, communication and swallowing, and ENT young doctors took part in the two conferences.
The opening of the two conferences was attended by HE Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Director-General of Dubai Health Authority, HE Dr. Hussain Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for the Public Health Sector at the Ministry of Health and Prevention President of the Conference, HE Dr. Yousef Mohammed Al Serkal, Director-General of the Emirates Health Services, HE Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of the
Ministry of Health and Prevention for the Health Regulation Sector, and Professor Zaid Baqain, Acting Vice Chancellor and Provost of the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences.
The conference provides a perfect platform to exchange experience between physicians and surgeons, learn about the latest medical findings in ENT and audiology, and support the research through knowledge exchange and keeping pace with cutting-edge technologies.
Hundreds of scientific papers
Dr. Hussein Al Rand highlighted the significance of the conference which is the largest of its kind in the region, as it includes a considerable number of ENT doctors, where they will discuss hundreds of scientific papers and research, besides workshops on middle ear surgery and cochlear implants.
This event provides an opportunity for the participants to learn about medical protocols and techniques in the field of diagnosis and treatment of patients to keep abreast of the latest findings of medical research and studies in this regard, added Al Rand.
Local and global experiences
Al Rand further said: "The conference is featuring several local, regional and global experiences that enrich the scientific sessions through discussions and deliberations of
specialists and consultants. In this context, I would like to emphasize the ministry's keenness to train Emirati and Arab doctors to gain experience and raise their practical efficiency in ear and cochlear surgeries and the use of laparoscopy. This is part of MoHAP's commitment to keeping pace with development in all fields and providing the best health services, thanks to the unwavering support of the wise leadership, in light of an advanced and integrated health legislative system."
Al Rand made it clear that holding the conference with this broad participation clearly reflects the success of the UAE in the management and governance of the pandemic, knowing that 92 per cent of the population are fully vaccinated, something that reflects tireless efforts made by the state to contain the pandemic thanks to government support and directives.
The participating doctors and visitors commended the success of the conference, especially when it comes to the outstanding level of lectures, workshops and presentations given by a number of international and regional experts. They pointed out that they also viewed the advanced devices displayed in the accompanying exhibition, in which audiology companies showcased the most prominent findings in this field of modern tools and technologies.