Thursday, February 25, 2016

International and Local Urology Experts Gathered In Dubai

Under The Patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Friday, February 19th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, over 300 urologists and healthcare professionals from more than 15 countries gathered for the Emirates Forum of Urology (EFU) at Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, UAE. The forum proved to be a platform to discuss how new technological trends and new surgery techniques are important in transforming peoples’ lives and how it is shaping up in the United Arab Emirates. 

EFU is organised in collaboration with EAU section of Uro-Technology (ESUT) & EAU Section of Oncological Urology (ESOU) and featured the Emirates Robotic & Uro-Technology Summit. With the support of regional and international healthcare organizations, EFU 2016 hosted urologists, uro-oncologists, robotic surgeons, endourologists, nurses and academics from the region and beyond.

Dr Abdul Qader Al Zarouni, Senior Consultant and Head of Urology Department at Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital (SKGH) in Umm Alquwain said that the hospital brought the first robot device for the first time in the Middle East, to conduct tract operations, pointing out that the device is the third device in the world that is used in the urinary tract surgery. He added that EFU is a unique platform for medical professionals to exchange innovative ways, expertise and advances in the field of Endourology to overcome its challenges.

The two-day forum featured main conference, workshops and session on women’s health which was presented by more than 60 experts. There was also a live surgery transmission from SKGH Umm Alquwain displayed for full day using the highest technology in the field of urology.

Resa Van Der Merwe, CEO of Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital addressed the delegates at the event, “Thank you all for being here. Over the two days of the event, high standard of presentations will be featured and everyone will have an opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas. I am sure that this CME event will add value to each and every health practitioner present and will be a memorable educational as well as social experience.”

Abdullah Bin Sougat, Executive Director of SHAMS commented, “It is our pleasure to be part of this activity. SHAMS is established in 1999 with an aim of honoring all the scientists in the medical field. Since 1999, SHAMS started supporting and funding research. It was the first body to support medical research and CME activities like this conference. The most of important thing is that we are here to move, I really appreciate all the efforts and wish you all the best.”

Dr. Yasser Farahat, Senior Consultant of Urology at the SKGH, Secretary of the Arab League for Surgical Urology and Head of the Division of Urology Scientific Office in the Emirates Medical Association said that EFU aims to help shape UAE’s perspective of Endourology and healthcare in general, being the nucleus of the updated technology and scientific hub between east and west. It supports the country’s national agenda, which emphasises the importance of the healthcare system’s preparedness to deal with health risks, epidemics and diseases. This includes raising the level of the healthcare system across all the emirates to meet the best international standards. Patient outcomes are greatly enhanced through such expert knowledge sharing and professional peer development.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) recognized the conference as deserving 18.5 Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours for the attendees.

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