The conference attracted over 300 attendees from inside and outside the country.
ABU DHABI: The 2nd Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fertility International Conference started on Thursday at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The conference hosts 7 international experts from University College London Hospitals (UCLH), London, Switzerland, Lebanon and many key experts from the UAE. On its first day, the conference attracted over 300 attendees from inside and outside the country. The conference is organised by Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women & Children and HealthPlus Fertility Centres, part of United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical). The 2-day conference is accredited for 14 CME hours by the Department of Health Abu Dhabi.
In his opening speech at the conference, Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, Managing Director and CEO of UEMedical said that the obstetrics, gynaecology and fertility services in both public and private sectors witnessed great improvements by developing different departments providing specialised advanced services in line with the vision of the Department of Health Abu Dhabi.
“United Eastern Medical Services is determined to execute its plans to expand its obstetrics, gynaecology, fertility and pediatric services. With the Dhs300m expansion project of Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women & Children in Abu Dhabi, the new hospital building will be of a capacity of 100 beds and adjacent to the current building at Abu Dhabi Gate City. This will increase the total number of beds to 225 beds that covers a variety of specialties for women and children,” Al Shorafa clarified.
He also added that the theme of the conference this year concentrates on obstetrics, gynaecology and fertility treatments which serves as a platform for discussions between the different experts and specialists allowing participants to benefit from the experts experiences in dealing with different complex cases.
Dr Sadoon Sami Sadoon, Chairperson of the conference, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Consultant and Medical Director at Danat Al Emarat Hospital welcomed the participants, and pointed out that the sessions of the conference over 2 days will include 28 scientific lectures presented by experts and specialists from inside and outside the UAE, covering topics like minimal invasive surgeries, one-day surgeries for women, causes of the increase in Caesarean section deliveries worldwide and the importance of foetal medicine in following the foetuses growth and diagnosing any health problems in the early stages of pregnancy.