International conference on Oncology coming to Al Ain February 19-22
Tawam Hospital in affiliation with Johns Hopkins and the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, UAE University, will host a major international oncology conference in Al Ain, from 19-22 February, 2007, amongst the participants are some of the world’s top experts in cancer research, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
The conference, which is co-sponsored by the General Authority for Health Services (GAHS), will not only feature world-class medical experts from Johns Hopkins Oncology Centre but also speakers from Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Qatar, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, the UK and the USA. Amongst the keynote speakers are Professors Robert Arceci, Michael Choti and David Ettinger from Johns Hopkins Oncology Centre as well as Dr. Cynda Rushton from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.
Michael Heindel, CEO of Tawam Hospital said: "This conference will improve links amongst oncology experts and allow them share and exchange expertise. As Johns Hopkins Medicine is recognised as a world renowned oncology centre, this conference will not only allow the participants to learn about the most recent advances in clinical oncology and it treatment but also interact and exchange ideas”
Mr. Heindel noted that Tawam Hospital in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine has plans to host similar conferences, symposiums and medical exchange programs. These activities will yield immense benefits to the UAE and the Gulf region by highlighting new and effective innovations in healthcare. He added “There is no doubt that the winners in this exchange of medical knowledge are the country’s healthcare services and most importantly its patients”
Professor George Caruthers, Dean of FMHS and the Conference President commented: "This International Conference will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge concerning cancer prevention and patient education, as well as strategies for optimization of clinical care and quality of life considerations in the UAE."
Mr. Heindel added: "Tawam Hospital in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine has been privileged to be recognized as a centre for the UAE National Cancer Registry and a main reference for cancer research. This fits well with our plans to construct a world-class cancer centre at Tawam beginning later this year."
Tawam Hospital in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine is recognised as a world-class healthcare institution. It is committed to bring Johns Hopkins Medicine excellence in management, clinical standards, research and education to all its patients.
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