Advanced Health Conference Held in Oman

Published January 31st, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Six prominent British physicians lectured at a conference in Oman on the significance of recent developments in the medical sector and the role of universities in medical research field, al-Watan daily reports. 

 

The conference, sponsored by Sultan Qaboos University, is part of the country's attempt to expand its medical knowledge regarding certain ailments such as blood disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity. Dr. Saud Ben Nasir a-Riyami, Vice President of the University, said that the Omani society is a young one with 60 percent under 20 years. This is a critical age category where many face reoccurring diseases, requiring assistance from medical, educational and vaccination programs.  

 

The conference's first session included lectures on the digestion system, health & heredity and blood cancer. The second session discussed breast cancer treatment, nutrition, obesity & its control centers in the nervous system. 

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