Abu Dhabi: Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, has inaugurated the second edition of the two-day Emirates Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Congress. The event, hosted by Burjeel Medical City in association with global partners and the MENA Conference, is held under the theme ‘International Get-Together of Paediatric BMT Physicians to Celebrate the Success of Saving Children Globally’.
The event is attended by physicians from more than 23 countries, will provide valuable perspectives on the advancements, innovative techniques, and best practices in Paediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) and Cell Therapy.
According to Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Founder and Chairman of Burjeel Holdings, this congress is an opportunity to reflect on the amazing work that is being done around the world and in Abu Dhabi and will see experts from across disciplines come together to engage in an informative dialogue about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Dr. Zainul Aabideen, Consultant and Head of Paediatric Hematology, Oncology and BMT and Conference Chair, commented that “from pioneering the first allogeneic Paediatric BMT in the UAE to performing life-saving transplants, we are dedicated to healing and supporting children with devastating diseases. We believe sharing our knowledge and experience with experts from around the world and gathering insights will help us advance Paediatric transplantation care together.”
The congress, which was launched after the first Paediatric BMT in the UAE took place in 2022, is being attended by 550 local and international delegates.
Prof. Rupert Handgretinger, Consultant, Paediatric Hematology Oncology and BMT, and Conference Co-Chair, remarked that “it is our aim to create an environment that encourages active participation, engagement, and the sharing of expertise among all attendees. Let us collectively work towards improving child health in the UAE and the region.”