Health Conferences and Seminars

The 6th Annual Symposium on Health Awareness
About the symposium:
The King Khalid Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH) in collaboration with the Saudi Food and Drug Authority, represented by the Health Awareness Division, will organize the 6th annual symposium for health awareness titled "Health Awareness and Consumer Protection…Where is the Path?" This came as part of the continuing education program adopted by the hospital with the aim of raising the employees' efficiency at the scientific and professional level in order to activate their role in this field and for achieving quality in the field of health services.
Health Awareness and Consumer Protection…Where is the Path?
King Khalid Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH)
Rabeea al-Thany 11th-12th, 1430H (corresponding to April 7th-8th, 2009)
General objective:
Consolidating the concept of consumer's awareness about health issues and highlighting the importance of health awareness for consumer protection.
Targeted group:
Professional cadres working in all concerned governmental and private sectors, including but not limited to:
  • Consumer Protection Division/Ministry of Commerce, Chamber of Commerce, Consumer Protection Society
  • Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions
  • Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Information, Media Organizations
  • Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture
  • Saudi Food and Drug Authority, Human Rights Commission
  • Riyadh Municipality/Environment Health Secretariat
  • Concerned charities
  • International and regional organizations concerned with consumer protection
Main axes:
  1. The first axis: Consumer movement and globalization (An introductory definition of the consumer in all sectors and revision of the consumer's international rights).
  2. The second axis: The consumer awareness concept (The bases and principles of the concept and ways to integrate it into health issues).
  3. The third axis: Awareness of the rights of the consumer in the sectors, including the following: 
    • Health facilities (Visitors' rights)
    • Media organizations (The receiver's rights in the audio-visual organizations with regard to programs, ads and movies)
    • Nutrition and food safety (Food industry: Fast food, canned food, restaurants, storage, packaging and street vendors).
    • Drug safety: (Rationalizing consumption of over-the-counter drugs, cosmetics, traditional prescriptions and control.
  4. The fourth axis: Local and international social initiatives to protect the consumer and the role of international organizations in this respect.
Scientific Supervisor of the Symposium:
Professor Muhammad al-Kanhal, the acting CEO of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority
Chairman of the Scientific Committee:
Ms. Raghda Saied Rabah, the Chairwoman of the Scientific Committee and Director of the Health Awareness Division at King Khalid Eye Specialist Hospital
Last Update : 22 January 2015 10:29 AM
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