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Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award For Medical Sciences Organizes The 5th Gulf Vascular Society Conference 01 March 2011
Tomorrow morning (Wednesday), HE Dr. Hanif Hassan, Minister of Health and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences will inaugurate the 5th Gulf Vascular Society Conference which is held in conjunction with the 5th scientific meeting of the Saudi Society for Vascular Surgery at InterContinental hotel, Dubai Festival City.
The two-day conference includes 7 sessions which will discuss 45 research papers by senior vascular surgeons in the GCC countries, North America and Europe. 
Dr. Yunus kazim, Chairman of the Conference, declared that organizing the conference by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences provides a strong driving force for the conference to be placed in the ranks of important medical conferences, regionally and globally.
He added that the conference will discuss many challenges facing vascular surgery such as best treatments of the Abdominal Aorta, the latest below the knee technologies such as drug eluting stent and drug coated balloons, the best treatments of Carotid, and up to date management of Venous Thromboembolisms.
Dr Younis Kazim added that the conference hosts a galaxy of the best surgeons in the world, led by Professor Frank Faith –USA, the spiritual father of the surgery of arteries and blood vessels in the world.
Among the participants are Dr. Wayne Johnson, former president and chief editor of the American Journal of Surgery arteries and Dr. Mosaed Salman Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at King Saud University in Riyadh.
Dr. Yunus Kazem said that Vascular Surgery has witnessed a tremendous development in GCC countries and UAE, and has become a separate subspecialty looked after by a highly skilled vascular doctors. 
Also over the past couple of years, vascular surgery has witnessed tremendous changes from open era to endovascular interventions. 
It is worth mentioning that the conference was held for the first time in UAE in 2007, then in Kuwait in 2008, in Qatar in 2009 in Saudi Arabia in 2010, and finally in the United Arab Emirates this year. 
Holding the conference for the second time in UAE is an evidence of the leadership of the UAE in supporting all events and activities that manage to improve the performance of health sectors’ medical staff locally and internationally.