Message from the Ministry of Health & Prevention, UAE
On behalf of the Ministry of Health, United Arab Emirates (UAE), we would like to welcome you to the 5th Dubai Otology, Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery Conference and Exhibition which will be held from the October 11 – 13, 2017. The primary interest of the UAE’s leadership is to provide UAE Nationals and expatriates, the highest standard and best quality of health care services that fulfill their wellbeing. Our future vision for health, coincides with the development plans of the UAE in all sectors & position ourselves as of one of the world’s leading and respected health care service providers. At the Ministry of Health hosting, attending and speaking at conferences such as this one is part of our strategic vision. We are proud to have hosted esteemed international conferences and we are well aware of the importance of these conferences, which bring together the very best international and regional talent.
This conference in particular, is one of the biggest in the region in the field of Otology, Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery and is a platform where international speakers in this highly specialized field, will get an opportunity to discuss and understand the latest advances.
UAE Ministry of Health is adopting a comprehensive methodology which focuses on various channels of healthcare advancement including medical education, training and innovation so as to benefit every member of the community.
The Ministry of Health wishes all the participants and guests of Dubai Otology 2017 a successful participation and a very pleasant stay in Dubai.
H.E. Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais
Ministry of Health & Prevention
United Arab Emirates
Message from the Conference Chairman
It is with great pleasure that I welcome everyone on behalf of the scientific committee of the 5th Dubai Otology, Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery Conference & Exhibition; on October 11-13, 2017 at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center in Dubai Healthcare City. With tremendous support from HE Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health in the United Arab Emirates; the organising committee will deliver a dynamic and unmatched experience for all participants. We are delighted to introduce a more comprehensive scientific program. The recent developments in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery will be discussed. The Scientific Committee and Faculty have worked hard to enhance the quality of the lectures.
This year we introduce Instructional Courses in the conference and are immensely grateful to the speakers for their contribution and participation. The scientiﬁc program consists of in-depth instructional courses, panel discussions, and free paper sessions. This congress is also a great chance to meet colleagues from every corner of the world to share clinical experiences and developments and to enjoy the unique culture, cuisine and atmosphere of Dubai.
Furthermore, for the first time, Dubai Otology will feature a three day Masterclass on Head Impulse which will run parallel with the main event from 11 – 13 October. This Masterclass will allow hands-on experience mechanism of head impulse testing conducted by skilled instructors.
The organising committee has already done a marvellous job preparing every detail of the biggest specialised otology event in the region. It is a pleasure for me as Conference Chairman to welcome all of you to Dubai and participate in the region’s largest otology, neurotology & skull base surgery event to increase its scientiﬁc and social value.
In addition, a world-class exhibition will take place alongside the scientific meeting; where leading companies will be able to display their new ENT products and services to all delegates.
It is our sincere hope that, as in past Congresses; Dubai Otology 2017 will bring all of us together to share in the common goal of advancing and developing the ﬁeld of otology, neurotology and skull base surgery.
Dubai Otology 2017
Message from the Executive Chairman
In our approach to promote and enhance the healthcare sector in the UAE, we at INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions try diligently to introduce the most specialized events that support in improving and raising the healthcare sector not only in the United Arab Emirates but also in the GCC and MENA region. Dubai Otology is an elite event that is held under the patronage of HE Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health & Prevention in the United Arab Emirates and is the only specialized Otology, Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery event in the region, which is highly supported by the leading companies & service providers in ENT.
For the past 4 years, Dubai Otology has established itself as a major event on the global calendar. We received participants from the MENASA Region, Europe and the Americas.
Moreover, there are more than 44 companies from over 33 countries promoting the latest equipment, machines and products and an expected participation of over 1,200 Regional & International ENT Specialists & Surgeons, Otolaryngologists, Otologists, Neurologists, Audiologists, Physiotherapists, Speech Therapists, Trainees, Nurses, & Students.
Dubai Otology conference and exhibition reflects our commitment towards health and continuous education while highlighting the vital role of UAE as an international hub for health improvement.
I would like to extend my deep gratitude to our strategic partners for their trust and zeal towards improving this industry. I would also like to recognize our partners and supporters; DNRD and Dubai Tourism, in addition to the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention and the Arab Academy of Otology and Cochlear Implant- AAOCI who have offered us their relentless support in making this event a grand success.
I wish all of you a successful meeting and a wonderful stay in Dubai!
Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani