DBAJ launches first Spine Society in UAE
Dubai Bone and Joint Center (DBAJ), the premier center for musculoskeletal treatment and research in the Middle East, located at Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), is hosting a conference and workshop focusing on the degenerative and deformity spine at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai on November 20th, 2008.
In the Middle East there are thousands of people afflicted with some sort of musculoskeletal disease and back pain and spine problems are the most common complaint. The meeting aims to highlight the impact of back pain and the need to improve the quality of care for patients with chronic back pain.
At the conference, Dr. Zbiggy J. Brodzinsky, Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon at DBAJ, will also be announcing the launch of the Emirates Spine Society-ESS, the first spine society in the UAE, which will be chaired by him. The ESS’ mission is to improve the quality of life for a large segment of the population living with back pain and chronic back deformities, as well as to reduce the burden of spine disorders on society. It aims to improve the quality of care provided to patients with spine and back conditions through leadership in the education of healthcare providers as well as the general public.
The ESS will bring together specialists in spinal care to improve communication about latest advances in the field. The Society is still under registration, but once officially listed, the plan is to hold six meetings a year to discuss challenging cases or advances, to maintain a website to disseminate information to doctors and the public, and to hold at least four public forums per year to educate the public on the risks and benefits of spine surgery, thereby enabling patients to make informed choices.
DBAJ is approved by Dubai Healthcare City-DHCC as an institute that can provide Continuing Medical Education-CME. This conference forms part of the DBAJ’s CME Program, which serves to highlight the DBAJ’s commitment to the medical community to raise the bar of medical services through CME. The Department of Health and Medical Services-DOHMS requires that every doctor obtain a certain number of points/credit hours through CME programs in order to have their licence renewed. This one-day program is accredited by the Harvard Medical School Dubai Center-HMSDC, and gives doctors a total of six credit hours for attending the program. The DBAJ is offering free registration to all doctors who wish to participate in this program (conference & society).
About Dubai Bone & Joint Center (DBAJ):
The Dubai Bone and Joint Center-DBAJ is the first and only medical center that caters to the need for musculoskeletal treatment and research in the Middle East. Equipped with world-class specialists and state-of-the-art medical facilities, DBAJ gives patients suffering from bone and joint disorders, an opportunity to receive the most advanced musculoskeletal treatment and a chance to live a pain free life.
Endeavoring to offer residents and expatriates in the Middle East with high quality treatment and the latest evidence-based and innovative medicinal procedures comparable to international healthcare standards, DBAJ is a committed associate of the government's efforts to develop Dubai into a 'Center of Medical Excellence' for the region.
The center addresses various conditions ranging from children and adult spinal conditions, pelvic and acetabular fractures, reconstructive surgery, and rheumatology. It also offers total joint arthroplasty, revision total joint arthroplasty, limb lengthening and limb deformity correction, infective non-union surgery, foot deformities, neuromuscular disorders and sports medicine.
Located in Dubai Healthcare City-DHCC, DBAJ reinforces DHCC’s objective of creating an integrated regional center of excellence for medical services, medical education and life science research and development in the Middle East as well as enhancing its image as preferred global destination for quality healthcare.
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