Ophthalmology forum targets region
Dubai, July 28, 2008
The Centre for Healthcare Planning and Quality (CPQ) has launched a series of educational forums on opthalmology aimed at healthcare providers in the region.
The educational series, in collaboration with Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) ophthalmologists, have attracted several healthcare providers within DHCC, Dubai and Sharjah.
Ophthalmology deals with the diseases and surgery of the visual pathways, including the eye, brain and areas surrounding the eye, such as the lacrimal system and eyelids.
The initiative comes as part of DHCC’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) program and its obligation towards providing the region with quality healthcare enforced through its regulatory body, the CPQ.
The forum is accredited CME points by Harvard Medical School Dubai Center (HMSDC) Institute for Postgraduate Education and Research, a member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Academic Medical Center at DHCC.
The ophthalmology series is sponsored by four DHCC-based service providers – American University of Beirut (AUB) Consultant Physicians, Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, Welcare Eye Center, and Laser Eye Center.
Designed as monthly sessions that run for a full day, the initial forum in March included presentations on Femtosecond laser experience by Dr Anupama Rao and Dr Pramod Warhekar from Welcare Eye Center.
This was followed by the second forum, in April, on adnexal trauma led by Dr Andrea Sciscio and Dr Edmondo Borasio, both from the Moorfield’s Eye Hospital.
The third forum on steroids in uveitis was presented by Dr Shukri Shawaf of AUB Consultant Physicians in May.
Dr Ayesha Abdualla, CEO of CPQ said: ’Through such initiatives, DHCC and CPQ aim to reinforce cooperation among healthcare providers and position the region’s most integrated healthcare free zone as a quality destination for patient care.
’The CPQ intends to launch diverse educational series in the future to enhance service excellence and consistency within DHCC and ensure quality care is being provided across the city.”
Established in 2004, CPQ ensures high-quality patient care throughout DHCC, while offering tools and measures to healthcare providers to drive continuous improvement. - TradeArabia News Service