Al Qassimi Hospital Sharjah, one of the Ministry of Health and Prevention-run facilities (MoHAP), is organizing the 5th Al Qassimi Ophthalmology International Conference (QOIC) at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Dubai.
With the participation of more than 600 ophthalmologists from various countries of the world, and more than 200 nurses and technicians working in ophthalmology, the conference aims to discuss the latest scientific and visual surgical developments, integrate medical technology, enhance medical research, especially in the field of retinal diseases and diabetes, and conduct workshops in the vision correction domain under the supervision of international experts.
The conference is witnessing, for the first time in the UAE, cooperation with the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) of the American Ophthalmological Society (AOS).
In addition, the conference also includes 24 scientific sessions for discussing some 200 research papers, besides organizing a number of theoretical lectures and workshops.
Attracting Global Partnerships and Medical Innovations
HE Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Hospitals Sector, said: “The 5th Al Qassimi Ophthalmology International Conference is constituting a qualitative addition in the field of ophthalmic services in the UAE and it comes as part of MoHAP’s keenness to support and develop the quality and efficiency of preventive and curative services provided in various medical specialties. This is in line with MoHAP’s strategy to provide outstanding health services to the UAE society, and adopt innovation standards in providing comprehensive healthcare that caters to the needs of society.”
Al Serkal added: “The conference is also forming an important international platform for exchanging scientific knowledge and experiences, and an ideal opportunity to see the latest global practices in the field of ophthalmology worldwide. Our cooperation with the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) is part of our keenness to enhance global partnerships, showcase innovative projects with leading institutions in the field of ophthalmology, and to enhance the skills of medical cadres and get them acquainted with the latest modern methods and innovations.”
The Presence of Ophthalmology Experts
Dr. Kalthoom Mohammed Al Belooshi, Director Of Hospitals Department stated that the conference represents an opportunity to exchange experiences and learn about the latest scientific and surgical developments in the field of ophthalmology, in terms of using technological technologies in surgery, discussing the latest scientific research, especially in the field of retinal diseases and diabetes by eminent doctors who have outstanding research and experience in the field of eye surgery.
On the other hand, Dr. Fatima Al Amiri, Head of the Ophthalmology Department at Al Qassimi Hospital said: “The conference is witnessing the attendance of about 100 ophthalmology experts to discuss scientific research papers in 24 scientific sessions and to review complex cases as well”.
This is in addition to organizing workshops in the field of vision correction in the presence of international experts and consultants, including the Swiss Professor Farhad Hafeezi, and Professor Mazen Sinjab.
The conference also discussed the latest developments in the treatment of diseases and surgeries of the cornea, besides highlighting the latest developments in the treatment of correcting visual defects surgically, and retina diseases and its treatments. Dr. Al Amiri added.
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