Arab Health expands physician education with Hands-on- Training (HoT) for 2017

Clinician-led training to deliver practical skill updates and new techniques

arab healthDubai, UAE, 16 August 2016: The Arab Health Exhibition and Congress, organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, launches practical clinician-led educational courses for 2017. Hands-on-  training (HoT) is the first global knowledge platform developed in collaboration with international experts to teach advanced techniques in cardiology, neurology, surgery, gastroenterology, urology, oncology and radiology on state-of- the-art equipment.

These advanced medical hands-on- training courses will take place during all four days of the upcoming Arab Health Exhibition & Congress taking place from the 30 January – 2 February  2017 in the popular Saeed Hall at the Dubai World Trade Centre, in Dubai. Hands-on- training provides the opportunity for clinicians to learn and practice new and existing techniques utilising cutting edge equipment. Courses will be delivered by world-renowned experts from institutions including Alder Hey Hospital in the UK, SAH Global Hampton Proton Therapy Institute in the U.S.A. and the Emirates Urology Society.

The current range of courses includes surgical medical training using 3D printed soft models (3D lifePrints), advanced techniques in minimally invasive bariatric surgery (GSD) and proton therapy treatment planning and delivery (SAH Global), education across the cardiology continuum (Philips), advanced applications of CT, MRI and ultrasound image interpretations (GE) plus new procedures in urology (EUS). According to Dr Tahira Rashid, the Head of Development at Informa Life Sciences “This new training platform allows physicians and surgeons to employ the latest innovations into the context of clinical and daily practice while visiting Arab Health”.

Following the success of previous Proton Therapy courses at Arab Health, SAH Global lead the way in delivering hands-on skills training by eminent specialists, including the world’s longest  treating Proton Therapy Radiation Oncologist, Dr Allan F Thornton and the global paediatric proton therapy radiation oncologist leader Dr Andrew Chang.  Both will be delivering hands-on courses on treatment planning and delivery for adult and paediatric oncology patients.

Feroz Agad, Chairman of SAH Global said, “For the first time at Arab Health, international faculty are working closely with healthcare innovation companies to deliver practical learning  experiences for physicians in the region. Our team of experts has been delivering these courses for well over 20 years in the U.S.A. and we are pleased to lead the effort of bringing training and education in the field of Proton Therapy to the region, in partnership with Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions. These are opportunities that experts often have to travel the world to gain but are now offered locally”.

A dedicated surgical medical training space will be provided by 3D LifePrints and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in the UK. Surgeons can join Mr Rafael Guerrero, Consultant Congenital Cardiac Surgeon, to practice the heart valve replacement within a 3D printed heart in a surgical dummy using virtual reality goggles for a fully immersive experience. Mr. Chris Parks, Consultant Paediatric Craniofacial Neurosurgeon, will deliver training on endoscopic ventricular and craniotomy procedures using a 3D printed skull and silicon brain models. Mr. Iain Hennessey, the Clinical Director of Innovation at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, will showcase a minimally invasive laparoscopic nephrectomy on a tumour within a lifelike 3D printed kidney within a surgical dummy complete with replica blood supply.

Arab Health hosts the first advanced medical training courses specifically designed to maximize delegates knowledge and time out of the clinic. It is expected that more courses will be announced in the next few weeks as global players show their support to advance healthcare education at Arab Health.

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