Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Updates Physicians on Latest Innovations in Hematology and Oncology

skmcAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:

Leading physicians from Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) held another session from the now well-established Critical Care Refresher Series (CRS), focusing on hemotology and oncology.

Bringing the latest updates in critical care medicine to the medical community in the UAE, the full day-symposium – which was held over the weekend at Dusit Thani in Abu Dhabi – provided lectures and highlights as well as workshops and training, to raise and maintain the standard of medical practice and to improve patient’s care in ICU settings.

Topics ranged from transfusion-related acute lung injury, to the impact of nutrition in cancer, to the very sensitive role of end of life care in an ICU from an oncology perspective.

Affiliated with the Emirates Society of Critical Care, PanArab Critical Care Society, Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and SEHA, CRS lectures are delivered by the highest calibre physicians in the country in the form of lectures and workshops. Alongside the symposium CRS provides the attending doctors with Continuous Medical Education (CME) hours that are mandatory.

“We continue to have great success with this series, as the medical community in the UAE is always striving to stay at the forefront of practice and treatment. Offering the refresher series is a duty to my fellow healthcare professionals as well as to my patients and the community,” said Dr. Tarek Wahba, Specialist Physician in the Intensive Care Department, and CRS Coordinator.

Following a slew of successful sessions over the past two years, SKMC, organizer of the series, is hoping to implement CRS as a permanent fixture for the medical community.

Critical care medicine is a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and management of life threatening conditions requiring continues organ support and invasive monitoring. Staying updated on techniques and knowledge is crucial in order to ensure the best possible outcomes for critically ill patients.

SKMC, managed by Cleveland Clinic, is part of the SEHA HealthSystem.

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