Organized by Hamdan Medical Award: The launch of the 1st International Pediatric Pulmonology Conference this Thursday in Dubai 08 September 2015
Mr. Abdullah Bin Souqat, the Executive Director of the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, announced that the 1st International Pediatric Pulmonology Conference (IPPC) will be launched this Thursday at Conrad Hotel, Dubai.
The conference is organized by the award, with the participation of the Emirates Allergy & Respiratory Society “EARS”, the Egyptian Scientific Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and the Turkish Thoracic Society.
“The scientific program of the conference has succeeded in getting 15 CME hours accredited from the United Arab Emirates University, and it will be received by more than 400 participants from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Germany, Ireland and Spain”, Mr. Abdullah Bin Souqat said. 
“Organizing such an important scientific event comes within the Award’s tireless efforts in supporting the continuing medical education in order to improve the performance in the health sector in its various specialties, particularly in subspecialties, in order to raise the efficiency of the professionals and develop the provided healthcare services within the UAE”, he added.
“The importance of the conference rises from the rare specialty with which it deals. In the Arab world, particularly in the UAE, there are few specialists in this field. The main objectives of the conference is to encourage pulmonologists to be pediatric pulmonologists , and to shed light on our need to conduct more specialized scientific research to draw a clear picture about the reality of these diseases in the region”, he said.
Dr. Fatima Mohammed Al Jassim, the President of the Conference and the Vice President of the Emirates Allergy & Respiratory Society, talked about the scientific program of the conference, which includes 7 scientific sessions and 4 workshops by 39 keynote speakers.
“The conference deals the latest developments in the Pediatric Pulmonology during the past few years, including the new treatments in that field, such as the targeted therapy, and the diagnoses and treatments of the Cystic Fibrosis, which is a complicated genetic disease does not infect the lung only but many organs in the body such as the pancreas, liver and others, and causes growth disorders in children”, she said.
“In contrary with Europe and USA in which the specialists in this disease are available, many Arab pediatricians are not qualified enough to detect the disease or diagnose it properly”, Dr. Fatma said.
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