Dubai – MENA Herald: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board of the Dubai Health Authority, inaugurated today the 9th edition of the Dubai Anaesthesia Conference and Exhibition, held at Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre in Dubai Healthcare City. The event this year attracts 60 participating companies and over 40 speakers from 55 countries, and it is expected to attract more than 2400 visitors and participants during its 3 days.

Following the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, H.E. Humaid Al Qatami and dignitaries toured the exhibition area, and explored the recent technologies and innovative equipment displayed by leading specialized companies.

On the sidelines of the opening ceremony, Dr. Mansour Nadhari, the Conference Chairman and the Consultant & Head of Anaesthesia Department at Rashid Hospital – Trauma Centre, said: “Dubai Anaesthesia Conference & Exhibition has become one of the leading medical events specialized in anesthesia and perioperative medicine. It is an important opportunity for physicians, clinicians and educators to discover new technologies and techniques for professional development, to enable them to respond to patients’ demands for specialty care, to fulfill their healthcare needs, and to facilitate education in these fields. In addition to that, the conference offers 18 credit hours accredited by Dubai Health Authority. ”

From his side, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of the Dubai Anaesthesia Conference and Exhibition, said: “Anesthesiology is a very vital specialty in the medical field which has witnessed successive developments in the history of modern medicine. Therefore, we are keen to introduce international experiences to our local and regional doctors. The agenda of this conference presents immense benefits for our valued specialists and in return will reflect positively on our hospitals, medical clinics, and most importantly patients.”

“Our main focus is on supporting continuous education and training for doctors in different fields of science and medical disciplines to ensure the provision of the best integrated healthcare levels, thereby contributing to the achievement of health security and sustainable development in the medical sector. This year, Dubai Anesthesia boasts an impressive line-up of notable speakers who will discuss the opportunities of eliminating side effects of Anaesthesia and the dangers faced by most practitioners at hospitals and healthcare centers,” he added.

About the scientific program for this year, Prof. Dr. Alberto Pasqualucci, Head of Scientific Committee said: “In this edition of Dubai Anaesthesia conference and exhibition, we will discuss various topics of anesthesia and pain therapy, especially those concerning the anesthesiological and ventilatory treatment in obese patients undergoing surgery “bariatric” (a type of surgery that reduces the absorption of food and therefore facilitates weight loss). We will also discuss the latest researches for the treatment of acute, chronic and oncological pain, and anesthesia in pediatrics, gynecology, and trauma.”

Dubai Anaesthesia conference agenda for this year includes several intensive scientific sessions and short presentations featuring novel researches for consultant doctors, anesthesiologists, anesthetists, and professors of anesthesiology. The conference will also provide practical education that includes peer-to-peer interaction and in-depth learning experiences. In addition to that, the conference will discuss several topics that varies from Airway Management, Anesthetic Management, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Gynecology & Obstetric Anesthesia, Intubation, Pain Management, Pediatric Anaesthesia, Perioperative Pain Management, to Polytrauma. Dubai Anaesthesia 2016 also witnesses the participation of heads of anaesthesia departments from different hospitals in the region to highlight the importance of sharing best practices and experience in this specialized field on a regional perspective.

Organized annually by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions Organisation Est. – member of INDEX Holding, Dubai Anesthesia 2016 runs from 3 to 5th March, 2016. The event is supported by: Dubai Health Authority, Paolo Procacci Foundation, European League against Pain – EULAP, Hellenic Society of Pain Management & Palliative Care, The Italian Association for the Study of Pain, and it is privileged by the sponsorship of Baxter, Gulf Drug, Hospira, Medtronic, Smiths Medical and Well Lead.