Bahrain summit to focus on blindness
Manama, December 10, 2008
The Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre (BIEC) will host the 10th International Congress of the Middle East African Council of Ophthalmology (Meaco).
The congress, from March 26 to 30, will be held under the patronage of Prime Minister Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
It is the largest ophthalmic meeting in the Middle East and Africa region and discusses the issues related to blindness, with specific emphasis on preventable blindness.
Leading ophthalmologists and eye care professionals from the region and other parts of the world will present developments in their respective regions and specialisations.
BIEC acting chief executive officer Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen and Meaco president Dr Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi, recently signed a memorandum of understanding to host the congress.
Also present at the signing ceremony were National Committee for the Prevention of Blindness co-chairwoman Dr Ebtisam Al Alawi and Meaco international affairs and conferences director Rasha Al Shubaian, among others.-TradeArabia News Service