First Arab Cochlear Implant Conference to explore latest trends

DUBAI, 4th April, 2018 (WAM) — The 1st International Arabic Cochlear Implant Conference, ACIC, to be held from 5th to 7th April 2018, in Dubai, will explore the latest trends in cochlear implant and other hearing implantable solutions.

The conference’s main objective is to promote and support excellence in research, education and clinical practice in its important field for the benefit of the people.

The conference is jointly organised by the GCC ORL societies, the Advanced Arab Academy of Audiology, 4A, and the Arab Academy of Otology and Cochlear Implant, AAOCI, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, DHA.

”The theme of the 2018 conference – ‘Together, hearing is better’ – emphasises that the current efforts of our profession are to affirm that hearing is an essential component of human health with a significant impact on the physical, emotional, social and economic capital of all Arabic countries. It also highlights that the promotion of hearing health in the population requires the concerted action of many stakeholders, within the health sector as well as several others, including those in the social, education and welfare sectors,” said Abdulrahman Hagr, President of the ACIC.

He added that the three-day medical event features 200 lectures, 26 educational sessions, six workshops and three main lectures.

“The ACIC will provide a wonderful forum for ENT specialists to refresh their knowledge base and explore the innovations in hearing research. The conference will offer plenty of networking opportunities for participants to meet and interact with world experts, clinicians, scientists, researchers and colleagues as well as exhibitors.

“The conference is designed to have a pedagogic orientation such that attendees leave with enhanced skills, knowledge and understanding. Our aim is to gather experts from around the world to provide knowledge and access to increasing awareness about Cochlear Implants among patients and their families, medical practitioners and other health professionals, educators and the general public,” he continued.

The meeting will gather over 1,500 professionals and members of different societies for a practical exchange, symposium and societal development through the international study of educational ideas, systems, and practices.


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