Al Wakra Hospital hosts its first Conference on General Medicine

February 6, 2014 6:48 am

Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Al Wakra Hospital (AWH) has hosted its inaugural conference on general medicine, bringing together international experts and local healthcare professionals to discuss the latest developments in the fields of internal medicine and health care.

Organized by the Division of Medicine at AWH, the two-day conference allowed healthcare professionals to review current medical practices, global healthcare challenges and gain state-of-the-art medical knowledge about new ways of diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases and medical conditions. The conference also highlighted rapidly changing trends in the healthcare industry around the globe.

Chairman of the organizing committee and Managing Senior Consultant of the Division of Medicine at AWH, Dr. Nabeel Mohammed Shaath said, “The conference definitely puts AWH in the forefront as a first class health service provider engaged in constant improvement of healthcare services and speaks for the consistent hard work and dedicated efforts of the entire team of consultants, specialists, physicians and administration at AWH in making the hospital a success.”

Lecture topics at the conference were centered on various clinical problems that physicians are faced with in their daily practice and provided insights into the management and diagnosis of such cases. The lectures were divided in six sessions with each featuring expert speakers who shared recent findings, management techniques, risk factors and treatment options of diseases such as clostridium difficile diarrhea [diarrhea caused by an infection that occurs as a result of antibiotic medication], hepatocellular carcinoma [a type of liver cancer], sleep apnea [sleep disorder in which paused or shallow breathing occurs at intervals], management of acute severe asthma, hyperthyroidism, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, gestational diabetes [diabetes that develops during pregnancy], chronic kidney disease and corona virus (MERS).

“The conference created a platform for distinguished international, regional and local speakers as well as other healthcare professionals to interact and establish a network of healthcare services that will aid in exchange of expertise across the various departments within AWH as well as HMC,” Dr. Shaath said.

International speakers at the conference included: Professor Meguid El Nahas, Chairman, Global Kidney Academy, Sheffield, UK; Professor Mohammad Zubaid, Head of the Division of Cardiology, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital, Consultant Interventional cardiologist, Chest Diseases Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University; Professor Hashem El-Serag, leads the Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes Program at the Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies as well as Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences Program in the Dan Duncan Cancer Center; Dr. Hossein Gharib, thyroid expert, lecturer, author and editor, Rochester, U.S.; Dr. Andrew Menzies, clinical lead for severe asthma, Royal Brompton Hospital and honorary senior lecturer, Imperial College London, UK.

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