Health Conferences and Seminars
The Crown Prince to Patronize the First International Conference on Critical Care Medicine
His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince, Deputy Premier, Defense and Aviation Minister and Inspector General, will patronize the First International Conference on Critical Care Medicine to be organized by the Saudi Critical Care Society in the period from 25th to 29th of April in Jeddah. The conference will be attended by local and international experts in the field of critical care medicine. 
 
Dr. Abdullah Al-Shimaimry, the Chairman of the Saudi Critical Care Society, expressed his thankfulness for the approval of HRH the Crown Prince to patronize this event, affirming that it's an extension to the giant qualitative leap experienced by the health sector in the Kingdom under the support and keenness of the ruler of this country –Allah bless them- to serve all means of comprehensive development.
 
On his part, the Deputy Chairman of the Saudi Critical Care Society and the Head of the Organizing Committee, Dr. Yasir Mandorah, said that the conference discusses the latest developments in the field of critical care medicine as well as exchanging international expertise in the same field. "The conference seeks also through debates of the participating experts to build an international database for the future of critical care," he explained.
 
Regarding the suggestion of building a database for critical care medicine in the Kingdom, Dr. Mandorah said that the SCCS has recently established a database for critical care and managed to set criteria for the medical work policy for the patients as well as enacting laws and policies to be adopted for critical care. In addition, the SCCS has developed some clinical guidelines for critical care.
 
 Meanwhile, Dr. Mandorah said that the conference will discuss through 140 local and international work papers the following topics, intensive car specializations for kids and adults, respiratory care, issues relevant to intensive care, such as emergency medicine, traumas, burns, infectious diseases, hepatitis, cardiac and kidney diseases, neurology, pharmacy, nursing, nutrition, physical therapy, professional therapy, radiology, quality control and information technology.
 
He added that 14 workshops and 12 special training courses in the field of critical care medicine will be held on the sidelines of the conference, noting that the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS) has accredited 30 hours of continued education for the program.
 
The conference is expected to witness participation of a large number of specialists and experts in the field of critical care at the private and public sectors hospitals in Saudi Arabia, as the conference's activities target the physicians and nurses working in the fields of critical care and respiratory care; that is to be added to pharmacists, and specialists of physical therapy. The conference will host also 25 physicians from the Sudanese ministry of Health at the expenses of HRH the crown prince.
 
It's to be noted here that the organizing committee has launched a website for the conference, including comprehensive information about the activities that will last for five days. Those wishing to attend the activities of the conference have to register through the following link: www.sccs-sa.org.
 
 
 
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