Event inaugurated by His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al Nahayan and featured keynote session by Nobel Laureate Dr Barry Marshall
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, September 11th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
VPS Healthcare, an integrated healthcare provider, has opened its 3rd International Oncology Conference under the theme, “Navigating Cancer care by early detection and prevention.”
Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, the conference attracted over 900 delegates.
Over the two day event, which is being held at The Ritz-Carton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, 35 experts from the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, Canada, South Korea, Netherlands, Finland, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, India, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will be presenting a range of scientific sessions.
During the key note address, Nobel Laureate Dr Marshall, clinical professor of Medicine and Microbiology, University of Western Australia said: “In many countries, eradication of Helicobacter would be the most effective cancer reduction strategy available at this time.”
Dr Shamsheer Vayalil, Conference President and Managing Director, VPS Healthcare, said: “Cancer poses a plethora of challenges - psychological, emotional, social, logistical and financial - to cancer patients and their families. However, recognition of early warning signs tremendously increases a positive outcome and survival rates.
“Such knowledge sharing platforms allow the medical fraternity to keep pace with rapidly growing technology and provide innovative solutions.”
With a multidisciplinary approach, the conference provided an opportunity for all delegates to keep pace with knowledge about clinical pathway, biomarkers, advanced imaging techniques, genomic technology, pharmacogenomics, immune checkpoint inhibitors, smoking cessation, fertility preservation and smart after care in cancer patients.
His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan said: “Our country has welcomed experts from other countries who contribute to the creation of our knowledge society. We have drawn on global knowledge to build an ever more effective health care system.
“Thanks to VPS Healthcare, this International Oncology Conference will further enhance medical knowledge within the UAE and help in the detection and prevention of cancer.”
The next International Oncology Conference will take place from 29-30 September 2016.
About VPS Healthcare:
VPS Healthcare is an integrated healthcare service provider with a network of hospitals and chain of Medical Centres.
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