Over 400 doctors swap expertise at health meet

SHARJAH — The Royal Hospital held its first International Medical Conference under the patronage of Shaikh Faisal bin Khalid Mohammad Al Qasimi at the Sharjah Cultural Centre yesterday.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sat 12 Feb 2005, 9:08 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:29 PM

The conference, which was participated by over 400 doctors including 150 consultants from abroad, was addressed by guest speakers from all over the world.

In his message Shaikh Faisal said, “It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Royal Hospital’s first International Medical Conference. Through establishment of this healthcare facility in Sharjah, I would like to highlight the values and aspirations that our society holds for the community and which have been instilled in us through the wise and exemplary guidance of the late president Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and continues through His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.”

“The immense social and economic progress achieved in Sharjah under the astute leadership of His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, has set the standard for the Royal Hospital’s determination to pursue excellence in the field of healthcare.”

During the conference, the keynote address on Surgical Therapies for Coronary and Valvular Heart Disease in the New Millennium was presented by Dr Naresh Trehan, Cardiothoracic Surgeon in India.

Other papers presented were: ‘Endoscopy in plastic surgery: Current and Future Trends’, by Dr Marco Correa Faria, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Brazil; ‘Neuro-spinal surgery: present and future’, by Dr Jean Denis Palet, Consultant Neurosurgeon from France; ‘Standard and recent developments in Liver Transplantation’, by Dr Johannes Scheele, Consultant Liver Surgeon, Germany. ‘The evolution and recent advances in Robotic Surgery’, by Dr James Edwards, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon from Australia among many others.

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