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A dermatologist presenting his research paper at Bayer's Derma Day conference

Middle East doctors discuss latest medical updates

DUBAI, UAE , May 15, 2016

Latest developments and trends in different medical fields were discussed by over 350 physicians at a number of conferences in Dubai this month. The events were organised by pharma giant Bayer, as part of its Bayer Day.

Dermatologists, gynaecologists, cardiologists, and otolaryngologists from the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, and Egypt attended separate events at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai to participate in high-level dialogues, interact with their peers, and exchange knowledge, experiences, and best practices. 

During Bayer Day, high-profile regional and international doctors gave comprehensive lectures on a wide range of key topics during the meetings covering dermatology, gynaecology, allergy and cardiology therapeutic areas.

The gatherings came at a time when the region, led by the UAE, is intensifying its efforts to provide world-class healthcare services, said a press release.  

Non-communicable diseases kill 38 million people across the world each year per the data from the World Health Organization.  Heart disease, for instance, is the leading cause of death in both men and women, according to the World Heart Federation. It is estimated that 17 million deaths per year are due to cardiovascular diseases and this number might increase to 23 million by 2030.

On allergy, the conference addressed topics including recent concepts of allergic rhinitis care, implications of allergy on later life and the reasons behind the increasing allergy cases.

On dermatology, topics discussed included management of androgenic alopecia; a comprehensive review of acne management and atopic dermatitis; effective use of moisturisers for optimum outcomes; and updates on advanced laser treatment for face and periorbital rejuvenation.

As for the conference for obstetricians and gynaecologists, the agenda included discussions on health related issues in pregnant women, latest trends in cosmetic gynaecology, obesity in pregnancy, and minimal access surgery (laparoscopic and hysteroscopy surgery), among others.

The conference for cardiologists covered topics including acute coronary syndrome; current strategies for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation in 2016; current management of hyperlipidaemia; resynchronisation device therapy for heart failure; antiplatelet guideline; and new onset chest pain.

Mohamed Galal, head of Bayer’s Middle East consumer health division, said: “These separate medical conferences in Dubai aimed at bringing together different specialists from the region in one place to enable them to discuss pressing issues and latest updates in their respective fields. Such a platform ensures that the region’s health sector is up-to-date and in sync with the latest global current and emerging trends. By sharing their medical expertise with each other, the participants are contributing to the overall enhancement and improvement of the region’s health sector, which will ultimately benefit all patients and consumers.” –TradeArabia News Service

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