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Cleveland Clinic backs Arab Health Congress

Dubai, January 23, 2008

Cleveland Clinic, one of the world’s leading healthcare institutions and the number one rated heart centre in the US is a gold sponsor of the Arab Health Congress 2008 – the region’s leading medical event.

The gold sponsorship is a demonstration of the clinic’s commitment to the Middle East region and in offering world-leading healthcare expertise for the benefit of patients throughout the Gulf.

In addition to the sponsorship, nine of the clinic’s leading doctors and professionals will be speaking at the Arab Health Congress, which will be held at Dubai’s International Exhibition Centre (DIEC) from January 28 to 31.

“Cleveland Clinic has long been committed to the Middle East region. We value this significant opportunity to share our expertise, knowledge and insights, and learn from other specialists, about some of the most important topics facing medical professionals, and patients today,” said president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic, Delos M “Toby” Cosgrove, MD.

A summary of the clinic’s speakers and their topics follows below: Delos M. “Toby” Cosgrove, MD, CEO Cleveland Clinic, will present on ‘Patient Centered Healthcare,’ at the Leaders in Healthcare Congress on Monday, January 28.

Dr Cosgrove will discuss the Clinic’s move to the ‘institutes’ model whereby patients receive better quality care, with direct access to the most suitable ‘institute’ for their healthcare requirement.

Chief Marketing, communications and planning officer Paul Matsen will be part of the speaker faculty at the Global Healthcare Marketing Congress, sharing his insights on ‘Building healthcare brands’, on January 29.
Chief information officer and chairman of the Information Technology Division at Cleveland Clinic Dr Martin Harris, MBA will share his knowledge on ‘Transforming the Practice of Medicine through Information Technology’ at the IT in Healthcare Forum on January 28.

Director of advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery Dr Phillip Schauer will discuss ‘Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery’ at the Surgery Congress on January 29.

Director of the Intravascular Ultrasound Laboratory in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Dr Murat Tuzcu will deliver a presentation on ‘What is in the Pipeline for the Percutaneous Valve Treatment?’ at the Interventional Cardiology Congress January 28.

Vice-chairman, department of orthopaedic surgery Dr Wael K Barsoum will present his research on ‘Impingement in Hip Arthroplasty’ on January 29 at the Orthopaedics Congress. He will additionally address the topic of ‘Computer Assisted Navigation in Total Knee Replacement’.

Chairman at the orthopaedic and rheumatologic institute Dr Joseph Iannotti will discuss ‘In 2007 is there a Role for Open Acromioplasty and Rotator Cuff Repair’ and ‘Shoulder Replacement for Trauma’ at the Orthopaedics Congress on January 29.

Urologic director at the centre for female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute Dr Sandip Vasavada will present ‘Evaluation and Management of Stress Urinary Incontinence’ at the Middle East Urology Congress on January 30.

Vice-chairman at the Centre for Spine Health, Cleveland Clinic, Dr Daniel Mazenec will present on ‘Back Pain – Red Flags and Non-Surgical Management,’ at the Musculoskeletal Conference on January 28.

Cleveland Clinic has a long history of treating patients from the Middle East. The clinic’s participation in the Arab Health Congress is in recognition of the increasing demands for healthcare services in the region.

Cleveland Clinic has its own International Centre to help facilitate the journey for international patients who need to travel to Cleveland Clinic for care. The International Centre helps to coordinate travel arrangements, lodging and medical appointments for patients and physicians from around the world, and services for patients such as interpreters for healt




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