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The 2nd Gulf Wound Management Conference Launched in Dubai. 23 January 2020
Dubai-23 January 29, 2020: Under the Patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, Dr. Ahmad Al Hashemi, Board Member of the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, opened the 2nd Gulf Wound Management Conference, which will be held from the 23rd to 24th of January, 2020 at Roda Al Bustan Hotel in Dubai.
The conference will bring together plastic surgeons from around the world to discuss and review the latest treatment methods for chronic wounds, burns and accidents in light of the successive scientific developments taking place in this speciality.
During his opening speech HE Dr. Ahmed Al Hashimi said, “The Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences has been proud to sponsor this program from its beginning, especially because it comes within the ambit of the Award’s tireless efforts in promoting continuing medical education locally, regionally and internationally. This program strives to instigate networking interactions among experts from all around the world in order to share professional experiences and the latest information, and thus improve health care services at all levels.”
Dr. Marwan Al Zarouni, President of the Conference, indicated  that the second edition of the conference will bring together around 1,300 doctors from several countries of the Globe, including 56 international physicians specialized in cosmetic surgery and microchips, with the aim of conversing the cutting-edge scientific studies, and reviewing the remarkable attained outcomes, particularly with regard to Artificial Intelligence and smart bandages, which have realized qualitative shift in the treatment of challenging wounds that would consume years of conventional treatment. He further stated, "The conference shall consider the most significant challenges springing from chronic wounds, such as diabetic foot as well as the adverse consequent disruption of working energies, particularly in young people, along with many other encountered challenges.
He pointed out the organization of an accompanying international exhibition to the conference, which will get together 26 local and international companies specialized in numerous categories of medicines and medical supplies, with the intention of showcasing the up-to-date specialized medical devices in general and cosmetic surgeries. The exhibition is expected to offer an outstanding opportunity for health facilities within the state and the countries of the region to advance and equip their wards and departments with the pioneering and cutting-edge medical equipment.
In turn, the Vice-President of the Conference and Chairman of the Scientific Committee, Dr. Safwat Al Husseini, highlighted that, the conference represents and signifies a remarkable addition to the medical conferences that the United Arab Emirates is keenly hosting annually, with the purpose of attaining a firsthand expertise on the up-to-date international developments in several medical domains. He also stated that participating, physicians in the conference have presented work papers that shall work towards initiating and conceiving novel treatment techniques for treating chronic and severe wounds that pose great challenges when treated by the traditional means.
He added that the 2nd Gulf Wound Management Conference 2020 will offer and provide contemporary treatment approaches for congenital anomalies resulted from accidents and burns, as well as conferring the most recent procedures for treating wounds ascribable to the chemotherapy and radiation for cancer patients. In conclusion, he stated that for the first time in the scientific conferences, the significance of food, in treating wounds, shall be highlighted, conversed and showcased, by introducing a number of nutritionists to offer their valuable experiences that have led to decreasing the treatment periods, along with, reviewing the most recent treatment procedures and approaches applied for handling bed sores, and congenital anomalies in children.
 
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