H.E. Dr. Salem Al Darmaki Inaugurates the 4th Edition of the Dubai Otology Conference and Exhibition
H.E. Dr. Salem Al Darmaki, Advisor to the UAE Minister of Health & Prevention, inaugurated today the fourth edition of the Dubai Otology Conference and Exhibition, which is held at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center in Dubai Healthcare City.
After the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, H.E. Dr. Salem Al Darmaki, accompanied by a number of officials, heads of delegations, and top-notch specialists and speakers, toured the exhibition area and explored the break-through technologies, medical devices and equipment used in the field of otology and neurotology.
On the sidelines of the opening ceremony, H.E. Dr. Salem Al Darmaki stressed on the ministry’s support for such conferences because of the great role they play in facilitating the learning experience and sharing of knowledge in this specialized field. He also praised the great efforts put for the success of this conference and exhibition.
From his side, Dr. Ahmed Al Amadi, Consultant Otologist & Neurotologist and Medical Director at Al Baraha Hospital, and the Dubai Otology Conference Chairman said: “What makes this edition of Dubai Otology conference different from the previous years is the inclusion of over 20 instructional courses in the program together with panel discussions and free papers. The instructional courses aim to bring our up to date knowledge with the latest developments in order to come up with the evidence based practice guidelines.”
Dr. Ahmed Al Amadi continued on saying: “The other new addition this year is our masterclass on head impulse test which is the latest innovation in the field of vestibular testing. This year we will be exploring the latest developments in cochlear implants and implantable hearing aids, new techniques in endoscopic ear surgeries and a full session on quality improvement and patient safety.”
On behalf of Dubai Otology Executive Chairman, Mr. Aiman Al Madani, CEO of INDEX Shared Services said: “The success of Dubai Otology Conference and exhibition in the past three years goes in line with the success that the UAE and Dubai is witnessing in the development of the healthcare sector. The quality of healthcare services and standards are constantly improving in Dubai and the city continues to attract leading national and international healthcare providers through hosting highly prestigious events.”
“Today, Dubai Otology in its 4th edition highlights the major advancements in the field of Otology, Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery which is considered one of the highly important and specialized fields of medicine in the region. The 3 days conference and exhibition will be a great opportunity for education and knowledge transfer amongst local and international experts. The exhibition hosts this year over 44 local and international companies from 33 countries that will showcase the latest scientific breakthroughs in the field of otology & neurotology.” Mr. Aiman Al Madani Added
This year, Dubai Otology Conference & Exhibition hosts over 55 top-notch speakers in the field, to exchange their knowledge and share their experience in this specialized field of medicine. The event is expected to attract over 1200 regional and international E.N.T. specialists, surgeons, otolaryngologists, otologists, neurologists, audiologists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, delegates, trainees, nurses, & students.
The conference forms the ultimate platform for its participants to enhance their practice and improve the care of patients; in addition to the opportunity to gain 40 CME Credit Hours, accredited by the Ministry of Health, UAE, which is a necessity to renew their professional licenses in the UAE.
Dubai Otology Conference & Exhibition is held under the patronage of H.E. Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention in the UAE, and will continue until 14th of October, 2016. The event is organised by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions, a member of INDEX Holding, and in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Arab Academy of Otology & Cochlear Implant – AOOCI.