HMC hosts Ninth Qatar Neurology Symposium

February 15, 2014 2:54 pm

The Neurology Department at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Qatar’s principal provider of highly specialized and complex care, is hosting the Ninth Qatar Neurology Symposium from 14 to 15 February at Hajar Auditorium in the Medical Education Center.

Aimed at promoting the exchange of diagnostic and therapeutic expertise in the field of neurology and neurosurgery, the symposium will enable eminent local and international speakers and neurology experts to share the latest developments and scientific advances.

The symposium’s organizing committee is chaired by Dr. Boulenouar Mesraoua, Senior Consultant Neurologist, and its membership includes Dr. Dirk Deleu, Head of Neurology Department and Dr. Hassan Al Hail, Senior Consultant Neurologist.

“Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis and stroke will be the three main topics to cover at the two-day event,” Dr. Hassan Al Hail said.

“There are six million people diagnosed with epilepsy around the world. However, epilepsy can be treated with medication, surgical interventions and other medical methodologies. HMC is currently preparing to establish a new specialized neurology center dedicated to the treatment of neurologic diseases. Staffed with a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team, the new center will provide treatment and regular follow-up visits to the patients suffering from epilepsy and stroke, as well as other neurologic disorders.”

International speakers include epilepsy specialists Dr. Heinz Gregor Wieser and Dr. E. Cesnulis as well as Professor Bernhard Schuknecht who will deliver a lecture on recent advances in neuroimaging assessment of patients with epilepsy and seizures. Also speaking will be Dr. Peter W. Kaplan, an Electroencephalography expert from the United States and Dr. Ettore Beghi, a prominent Italian Professor of Neurology who will be presenting a lecture on new classification proposals for epilepsy.

They will be joined by neurology experts and specialists from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and HMC as well as experts from the United Kingdom, Canada, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and United Arab Emirates.

For more information, please contact:
Corporate Communications Department
Hamad Medical Corporation
Tel. No.: +974 4439 8919