American Hospital to play key role in Arab Health
Dubai, January 23, 2012
The American Hospital Dubai will play a high profile role as an exhibitor and congress supporter at Arab Health 2012, with a range of conference speakers participating and a special evening symposium for delegates being held at the hospital.
The event will highlight the new advanced radiotherapy for cancer patients, which the hospital launched in December 2011. It celebrates its 15th anniversary as a pioneer in private healthcare and will rolling out its latest expansion – a new bed tower which will add 240 beds to the Dubai medical campus.
There are a total of 384 beds on campus, a statement from the hospital said.
Senior physicians and management from the American Hospital are involved in 11 conferences at the Arab Health Congress as moderators and speakers at conference sessions. In addition, Dr Omar Hallak is the chairman of the Interventional Cardiovascular Conference.
At the exhibition, the hospital will focus on Oncology and its new advanced radiotherapy unit. The American Hospital Dubai launched its new radiation therapy (RT) unit at the Cancer Care Center’s Dubai campus.
Based on the most advanced RT technology available (Varian’s RapidArc linear accelerator), the new radiation oncology service is designed for patients requiring curative and palliative radiotherapy as part of their cancer treatment.
RapidArc radiotherapy technology is a major advance that improves radiation dose conformity while significantly shortening treatment times, and delivering complex treatments in less than two minutes, with increased precision. RapidArc affectively targets cancerous tumors and protects critical areas of the body, and so delivers better results for patients.
Highlighting the new RT unit, the American Hospital Dubai will host an evening symposium at its premises today (January 23) in conjunction with Varian Medical Systems.
Dr Salim Chaib Rassou, radiation oncologist at the American Hospital Dubai, said: “The American Hospital Dubai can now provide comprehensive cancer care, medical imaging and treatment options, including chemotherapy and surgery in addition to radiotherapy.”
Thomas Murray, CEO of the American Hospital Dubai, said: “The hospital is undergoing rapid expansion and development as we continue to expand our tertiary care capabilities and introduce advanced RT.” – TradeArabia News Service