23 March 2019: Abu Dhabi hosts the 2nd Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fertility International Conference from March 28 to 29 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), with the participation of seven international experts from the University College London Hospitals (UCLH), and leading medical institutions in UK, Switzerland, Lebanon and the UAE. During the conference, organized by Danat Al Emarat Hospital and HealthPlus Fertility Centers, the experts will present the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of obstetrics, gynecology and fertility conditions. The conference is expected to attract over 300 healthcare professionals from the region.
Mr. Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, Managing Director & CEO at United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical), the parent organization of Danat Al Emarat Hospital and HealthPlus Fertility Centers, said “Organizing such conferences annually showcases our commitment to develop our services and support medical education initiatives in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. We intend to help transfer global expertise in the obstetrics, gynecology and fertility fields to the region, through holding international conferences and scientific meetings, primarily aimed at exchanging knowledge, providing continuous medical education to the medical community, and providing information on the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. This comes in line with the strategies of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) to improve healthcare services across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.”
Dr. Sadoon Sami Sadoon, Conference Chairperson, Obstetrics & Gynecology Consultant and Medical Director at Danat Al Emarat Hospital, explained that the conference focuses on laparoscopic surgery, and the use of modern surgical techniques in the treatment of various diseases, the prevention and treatment of medical problems associated with pregnancy, especially severe placenta problems including morbidly adherent placenta and placental insufficiency. The experts will also discuss the reasons for the increase in caesarean deliveries worldwide, as well as the ways to apply international medical protocols to reduce perinatal mortality.
He explained that through the scientific sessions, experts will discuss important topics, including the broad debate on the recommendation of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to stop the use of power morcellation in laparoscopic fibroid surgery, which increased the use of traditional open surgeries for this type of conditions that are associated with many other complications.
He added that the conference will also focus on discussing the adhesion of placenta, which occurs as a result of previous caesarean sections and is considered a medical issue that put the pregnant women at risk. The experts will also present their views through their practical experiences to reduce these complications. Recent developments in fertility and IVF will also be discussed in some sessions.
He added, “Alongside the conference, a medical exhibition will be held with the participation of a number of medical pharmaceutical companies. Moreover, the Department of Health Abu Dhabi has accredited the conference for 14 hours of Continuous Medical Education (CME).”