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Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz Patronizes the 2nd GCC Organ Transplantation Congress
02 October 2011
   On Monday 2nd of October, His Royal Highness Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Governor of Riyadh, will patronize at 8:30 pm the opening ceremony of the Second Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Organ Transplantation Congress, organized by the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation from 3-6 October at King Faisal Hall, Intercontinental Hotel, Riyadh. The event will be attended by more than 700 physicians and specialists in organ transplantation from within and without the Kingdom, in addition to international distinguished speakers from, USA, Europe, Arab and GCC Countries.
The Director-General of the Saudi Organ Transplantation Center, Congress President, Dr. Faisal Abdulrahim Shahin, expressed his thanks to His Royal Highness Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of Riyadh Region, for kindly patronizing the activities of this Congress, pointing out that this is a new episode of the continued support for organ transplantation programs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and patients with organ failure in order to relieve their suffering and reduce their waitlist time.
He added that this congress invited 12 international distinguished speakers from USA, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and GCC Countries. They are expected to participate in scientific sessions to discuss the significant updates in organ donation and transplantation, as well as the latest results relevant to the transplantation of different organs, and the experiences and accomplishments of GCC countries in organ donation and transplantation and ways to develop organ transplantation programs.
Moreover, Dr. Shahin stated that the opening session will be dedicated to the late Princess Sultana Bint Turki Al Sudairi in recognition of her humanitarian and charity work with kidney failure patients and organ transplantation patients, in addition to her great support for transplantation programs in the Kingdom.  The opening session will be under the title (Organ Transplantation from Islamic Perspective & Scientific Developments on Organ Donation). The other scientific sessions will discuss several medical topics on organ transplantation programs, including the ethics of organ donation and transplantation, as well as special sessions discussing topics about fasting and pregnancy in transplant patients.
Furthermore, Dr. Shahin concluded his statement by expressing his gratitude to His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah bin AbdulAziz Al-Rabeeah for providing all the capabilities of the Ministry of Health to have a successful congress, which will affect transplantation programs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, that are currently similar to several experiences in the developed world.

Last Update : 03 October 2011 01:13 PM
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