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Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum: 5th ISN Update Course in Nephrology closes its sessions 13 December 2011
Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Health Authority, 5th ISN Update Course in Nephrology closed its session yesterday.
The conference were organized by Emirates Society of Nephrology in collaboration with International Society of Nephrology, Arab Society of Nephrology and Saudi Society of Nephrology, and supported by Dubai Health Authority and Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, with participation of 700 doctors and health sectors’ workers from more than 39 Countries at InterContinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City.
Dr. Mona Alrukhaimi, President of the Conference and Chairman of Emirates Society of Nephrology said that the conference has contributed successfully to consolidate the bonds of scientific cooperation between Nephrologists in UAE and GCC and their counterparts in the European Countries and USA.
Dr, Alrukhaimi said that the conference has recommended supporting kidney transplants within UAE along with developing kidney dialysis services in hospitals. "Also, the conference has recommended adopting community awareness campaigns on early detection of kidney diseases, to avoid their complications such as the kidney failure", she added.
"Emirates Society of Nephrology has concluded agreements with International Society of Nephrology on benefiting from the experiences of the International Society on developing kidney diseases research within the country and holding intensive local courses and seminars with the aim of  improving specialists’ performances", Dr. Al Rukhaimi said.
Yesterday afternoon, for the first time in the Middle East, International Society of Nephrology’s regional workshop was held with the aim of briefing the conference’s participants on the activities of the Society with the aim of developing medical services in that field of medicine all over the world.
It is worth mentioning that many important topics have been discussed through the 4-days conference, such as the Latest in Diabetic Nephropathy Management, Pathogenesis and Treatment of Membranous Nephropathy, and the impacts of cancers on kidneys.
The conference also discussed the impact of acute renal failure on the body parts, using different types of vitamin D as a treatment, the latest developments in dialysis, transplanting the previously untransplantable patient, differences in mortality of patients with chronic renal failure across the world.