Tawam hosts top pediatric conference
Al Ain, March 24, 2011
Tawam Hospital, in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine, today (March 24) opened the 2011 edition of the Annual International Pediatric Conference.
The conference, which will run until March 26, is being held at the Danat Al Ain Resort (formerly the Intercontinental Hotel) in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi.
Prominent speakers from Johns Hopkins Medicine USA, Europe, and the Middle East, along with a number of specialists from several national hospitals, including Tawam, and the UAE University, are attending, including Dr Ned Lawson, guest speaker from John Hopkins Hospital who will present the ‘Golden Hour of Newborn Life’.
The conference is hosted by the Department of Pediatrics at Tawam Hospital, which provides tertiary care to patients from newborn to 15 years of age.
This year, in its fifth annual edition, the conference has attracted more than 400 participants, and has increased the interactive elements of the event to include more discussions and workshops on the latest advances in general and sub-specialty pediatric issues, including management of the most common illnesses seen by general pediatricians and practical ways to approach them - such as urinary tract infection, febrile illnesses, sleep disturbances and elevated blood pressure, to the most state-of-the-art innovative therapies such as cardiac and minimally invasive surgeries.
Dr. Aiman Rahmani, Chairman of Tawam’s Pediatric Department, said: “The interactive element to this year’s conference means that Abu Dhabi’s own local experts will be able to share experiences with some of the most prominent pediatricians in the field, which will enrich the practice of pediatrics in the region. The fact that this year’s conference focuses on evidence based pediatrics promises that the event will be of a highly scientific and practical value for all participants”. - TradeArabia News Service