1,200 Specialists & Participants in Conclusion of Dubai Otology 2016
The fourth edition of Dubai Otology Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery Conference & Exhibition concluded yestrday at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center in Dubai Healthcare City after three days of great success marked by 1,200 visitors and participants..
According to Dr. Ahmad Alamadi, Consultant Otologist & Neurotologist and Medical Director at Al Baraha Hospital, and the Dubai Otology Conference Chairman, the UAE’s top three prevailing otology conditions are the recurrent ear infection in children, hearing loss, and recurrent dizziness. Other common ENT conditions in the UAE include allergic rhinitis, snoring, sleep apnea, and chronic sinusitis.
Dr. Ahmad Alamadi said: “The importance of this event comes from it forming the ideal platform for local and international notable speakers to network with one another, discuss and understand the latest advances in this highly specialized field.”
One of the key attractions of the conference this year was the three-day Masterclass on Head Impulse that was running parallel to the main conference & exhibition. The masterclass allowed hands-on experience mechanism of head impulse testing conducted by skilled instructors.
The three-day conference has touched upon major issues and topics related to Otology, Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery. The conference topics included the recent developments in Cholesteatoma, Mastoidectomy, Tympanoplasty, Facial Nerve, Ossiculoplasty, Stapes Surgery, Vestibular Schwannoma, Cochlear Implant, Implantable Hearing Aids, Auditory Brainstem Implant, Vertigo, Skull Base Surgery and The Future of Otology & Neurotology.
From his side, Mr. David Raetz, CEO and Regional Director for MED-EL Middle East said: “We are very pleased to be one of the sponsors for the 4th edition of Dubai Otology, one of the most prominent specialized Otology events in the region. This year, the conference reinforced its position as a leading platform for enabling knowledge sharing and scientific progress of professionals locally and beyond in the field of Otology. Its evolvement is another testament of the government taking great strides towards developing the UAE and the region’s healthcare sector. As the leading manufacturer of hearing implants, we are happy to contribute to the conference by showcasing the latest hearing implant systems that will help individuals overcome hearing loss as barrier to communication and improve the quality of their life.”
Dubai Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery Conference and Exhibition was supported by the leading companies and service providers in ENT, Otology, Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery, shown by the Gold Sponsors: Medtronic & Karl Storz; Silver Sponsors: AMICO, Med-El, Alphamed & Cohlear and the Bronze Sponsors: Leader Healthcare & Starkey.
Organized annually by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions, a member of INDEX Holding, Dubai Otology is held under the patronage of H.E. Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention in the UAE, and it is organised and in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Arab Academy of Otology & Cochlear Implant – AOOCI.