Al Noor opens 11th int’l health confab in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi / Emirates Business

The 11th International Conference of Al Noor opened on Thursday in Abu Dhabi under the distinguished patronage and presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development. The conference saw the participation of a large number of healthcare professionals from across the UAE and from abroad.
In his opening address, His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan said: “We warmly welcome all of you who have traveled from abroad and who share with everyone here a resolve to identify the challenges to surgical practice and to discover solutions that will strengthen the healthcare that you so expertly provide.
Today, we also recognize the entrepreneurial and medical achievements of Dr. Kassem Alom, the founder of Al Noor Hospitals Group, now one of the world’s largest private hospital groups.
Following his speech, His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan officially opened and toured the exhibition space, which featured a number of exhibiting companies specializing in the field of surgery.
Prof. Dr. Safwan Taha, Conference Director, Consultant General, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, Medical Director of Al Noor Hospital Airport Road Branch and President of the UAE Chapter of the American College of Surgeons said: “The International Conference of Al Noor (ICAN) has contributed significantly towards the continuing medical education momentum in the UAE through the diverse topics it discussed and the highly acclaimed faculty it attracted from world renowned institutions.”
The first day of the conference comprised four sessions that covered a total of 16 topics related to Oncology Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery and, Head and Neck Surgery. It is worth mentioning that the conference is accredited by the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi.

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