Dubai: The fourth annual conference of the Emirates Oncology Society has started in Dubai under the patronage of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence. The two-day conference, organized by the association with the support of the Emirates Medical Association and the Gulf Oncology Society, has drawn more than 1,400 specialists in the field of oncology and related disciplines.
The conference featured a lineup of 90 speakers from various countries, including France, Germany, and the United States, as well as esteemed doctors from the University of Houston. In addition, major international pharmaceutical companies have made notable contributions to this gathering.
On the inaugural day of the conference, participants engaged in discussions covering the latest global advancements in cancer diagnosis and treatment. Topics included the significance of supportive palliative therapy, cutting-edge treatments like targeted therapy, and bone marrow transplantation, which have shown promise in managing previously incurable cancer conditions. The event also showcased the most recent medical research developments in the field of oncology.
The conference further served as a critical platform for healthcare professionals to exchange knowledge, explore breakthroughs, and advance the field of oncology.
During his opening address at the conference, Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Health Regulation Sector at the Ministry of Health and Community Protection, stressed the UAE’s remarkable commitment to advancing healthcare, particularly in bolstering the cancer sector, raising health awareness, actively engaging in significant scientific research endeavors, and hosting pivotal conferences.
Dr. Al Amiri also provided insights into the national policy aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles across the nation. This multifaceted approach places a strong emphasis on encouraging healthy dietary choices, promoting physical activity, and implementing stringent tobacco control measures.
Professor Humaid bin Harmal Al Shamsi, President of the Emirates Oncology Society and Conference Chairman, lauded the international presence at the event, emphasizing its role in disseminating knowledge about the latest developments in the oncology and cancer sectors.
Professor Lynn Schuchter, President of the American Society of Oncology, commended the nation for its ability to attract global medical expertise and its commitment to delivering advanced and contemporary treatments aligned with the latest international standards.