ABU DHABI, 15th February, 2018 (WAM) — Sheikh Abdulla bin Mohamed Al Hamed, Chairman of the Department of Health, DoH, on Thursday inaugurated the 1st International Gulf Conference of Obstetrics & Gynaecology in Yas Island Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi, organised by Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women & Children and HealthPlus Fertility.
The two-day conference is attended by 300 physicians and healthcare professionals from inside and outside the country. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, CEO and Managing Director of United Eastern Medical Services, UEMedical, Majd Abu Zant, CEO of HealthPlus Network of Specialty Centres, and a number of officials.
“The Department of Health in Abu Dhabi encourages the expansion of medical subspecialties, such as obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatrics, which comes in line with the results of the recent capacity gap report that identifies the actual needs of medical specialties, facilities and medical staff in the emirate. To meet the growing demand of our community, DoH, in co-ordination with the competent authorities, encourages investments in the health sector to establish modern sub-specialised healthcare facilities in the emirate,” Sheikh Abdullah said.
Accompanied by Al Hammadi and a number of officials, Sheikh Abdullah toured the medical exhibition on the sidelines of the conference where he was briefed on the latest medical innovations and different medications and treatments in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology, and fertility.
In his opening remarks, Al Hammadi, CEO and Managing Director of UEMedical, the parent organisation of Danat Al Emarat Hospital and HealthPlus Fertility said, “On behalf of UEMedical, I would like to express our gratitude to Sheikh Abdulla for inaugurating and endorsing our conference today. UEMedical is keen to hold medical conferences annually to benefit from the international expertise and develop the level of services provided, and we are proud to be organising this obstetrics and gynaecology conference annually in Abu Dhabi.”
Dr. Islam Sidky, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Consultant, Minimally Invasive Surgeon at Danat Al Emarat Hospital and President of the Conference, said, “During the first day of the conference, three scientific sessions were held, in which eight scientific papers were discussed. These papers focussed on new trends in foetal medicine, detection of diseases in early stages, mental health amongst pregnant women, diagnosis and treatment of gestational diabetes, kidney diseases, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy for women and children, IVF and infertility treatments, and vaccinations against cancerous tumours.”
The conference will continue on Friday, with another four scientific sessions by experts and specialists from the United Arab Emirates University, Corniche Hospital, Al Zahra Hospital, Danat Al Emarat Hospital and HealthPlus Fertility.