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Tawam Hospital Organized The Annual International Pediatrics Conference

organized the 4th Annual International Pediatrics Conference this past weekend at the Al Ain Intercontinental Hotel.

The conference was expanded this year from three to nine separate workshops. The workshops were led by 16 specialists from the United States, Europe, the , and other countries presenting the most recent findings, issues and challenges in the field of pediatrics today such as; advances in the management of general pediatrics, and the latest breakthroughs in a number of sub-specialties including neonatal care and hematology oncology.

Mr. Gregory F. Schaffer, CEO, Tawam Hospital, said “This conference brought together specialized pediatricians, residents, and other professionals in the field of pediatrics. It has also facilitated the exchange of knowledge and information, which will further enhance the quality of care provided to the children of the UAE.”

Some of the key lectures presented included one entitled, ‘Doctor, is my son short?’ It was presented by Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Abdulla, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Khartoum. The discussion revolved around the current increase in height consciousness and publicity involving growth hormones.  Children judged by their parents to be of short stature is a common cause of referrals to the pediatric and endocrinology clinics.

Another interesting and well received session was entitled ‘Not himself: The child with altered level of consciousness’ by Dr. Husam Bakrli, Consultant and  Head, Division of General Pediatrics  at Tawam Hospital. The presentation was a clinically oriented approach to assessing children with changes in alertness and responsiveness, who have either visited a primary pediatrician or the ER.

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