DHA chief opens third Latifa Hospital International Paediatric and Neonatal Conference
DUBAI, 23rd March, 2017 (WAM) – Nearly 400 participants took part in the third Latifa Hospital International Paediatric and Neonatal Conference, LHPNC 2017, which kicked off on Thursday.
The three-day event aims to bring together international and regional experts who will showcase the latest developments and studies in Paediatrics, Paediatric Surgery and Neonatology.
Organised by the Latifa Women and Children Hospital and the Dubai Health Authority, DHA, the event will cover 38 scientific sessions and eight workshops with a focus on various sub-specialties in Paediatrics and Neonatology.
Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the DHA, said the conference represents an important platform for research and exchange of experiences in different paediatric subspecialties.
“DHA’s priority is to preserve the good health and safety of our children during all stages. We are working hard on achieving this task through the implementation of quality health care services that take care of both mother and child,” he said.
Al Qatami added that the DHA provides quality service to mothers and children at primary healthcare clinics, specialised centres and hospitals, which are well-equipped and staffed with highly experienced and well-qualified specialists.
“The talk about child health and their life brings us to Latifa Women and Children Hospital, which is a medically and scientifically distinguished institution,” Al Qatami added.
Dr. Mona Tahlak, the CEO of Latifa Women and Children Hospital, said, “We are proud of our hospitals and its employees whether medical, paramedical or administrative, as they are all dedicated to the care of mother and child.”
She said the conference provides a platform and an excellent opportunity for exchanging ideas on technology trends and best practices.
Dr Mahmoud Saleh El Halik, Head of the neonatal department at DHA and President of the conference, said, “Early diagnosis, disease prevention and management became a healthcare priority and an important milestone in the strategic plans of health institutions. For this reason, the conference aims to provide a platform for specialists in the field to come together and exchange experiences and expertise in different paediatric subspecialties.”