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Hundreds to attend UAE Cancer Congress

Dubai, October 8, 2012

Hundreds of healthcare professionals from across the Gulf will come together for the 4th UAE Cancer Congress, which will cover a range of topics in the oncology field including breast cancer, lung cancer, and head and neck cancer.

The congress, which is set to take place from October 11 to 13, will be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and UAE President of Dubai Health Authority. It has been accredited by the European Society of Medical Oncology and Dubai Health Authority.

The event will also cover fields such as gastro-intestinal cancer, gyne oncology, surgical oncology, cancer imaging and nutrition in cancer.  

The principal goal of the meeting will be promoting multidisciplinary care of patients suffering from cancer. Delegates in attendance will include oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, pharmacists, general practitioners and other allied health professionals.

In line with this, several renowned international and regional faculties will present lectures on best practices and up to date research in the field of oncology.

“The congress has grown significantly since it was first conceived in 2009. It's commitment to education of health care professionals involved in all aspects of management of patients suffering from cancer has certainly attracted delegates from not only the Gulf but indeed the whole Asia Pacific region,” said Dr Shaheenah Dawood.

“Furthermore, the congress is committed to promoting research of cancer in the region. This year we had nearly 250 abstracts submitted to the congress; a feat that we are especially proud of.”

The programme developed this year by the congress committee is a unique one that boasts something for everyone. This year two surgical oncology workshops, a dedicated oncology nutrition workshop, and a fully comprehensive three day course dedicated to nurses involved in managing patients with cancer have been introduced.

“A whole dedicated to cancer imaging has been developed targeting radiologists in the region. The programme also incorporates tumor boards and case debates where delegates can participate on anonymous cancer cases and vote for the best treatments,” he added.

“Tumor boards are an integral part of cancer care worldwide and have been shown to improve the development of individualised treatment plans, which ultimately have a positive impact on long-term survival,” Dr Dawood concluded. – TradeArabia News Service




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