The 5th Annual International Advanced Orthopedic Congress (IAOC) 2018

The 5th Annual International Advanced Orthopedic Congress (IAOC) 2018

will kick off next Thursday



Dr. Khaled Al Awady











Mr. Abdullah Bin Souqat












Under the patronage of the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, the fifth annual International Orthopedic Surgery Conference will be held from the 15th to the 17th of November, 2018 at the Conrad-Dubai Hotel.

Dr.Khaled Al Awady, the President of the conference said, “Over the last 4 years, the International Advanced Orthopedic Congress (IAOC) has firmly established itself as the region’s only event exclusively focusing on the pathologies and treatment methodologies in various aspects of the upper limb. Last year, IAOC was attended by more than 240 international delegates from over 18 countries, representing over 115 organisations. The 2017 event will gather colleagues and practitioners to share insights into the latest innovations and global best practices in the field of hand, wrist, elbow, forearm and upper limb surgery, physiotherapy, hand therapy, rehabilitation and more.”

He added, “For this year, the scientific committee has put together an exciting and informative programme which over 3 days will feature a series of keynote lectures, instructional courses, cadaveric workshops and case discussion sessions. Speaker highlights include a delegation from the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand (ISSH), and cadaveric workshops lead by Dr. Riccardo Luchetti from the Rimini Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery and Rehabilitation Centre Italy. The physiotherapy and occupational therapy course will be led by Ella Donnison, and Katie Horton from the Royal Derby Hospital in the UK.”

On his part, Mr. Abdullah Bin Souqat, CEO of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences indicated that the conference got the Award’s special attention because of the shared interest, as it will discuss one of the topics selected for the 10th cycle of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Award for Medical Sciences, orthopedic medicine and orthopedic mechanics.

It is worth mentioning that the conference has been allocated the maximum number of CME points (6 per day). IAOC is headed towards continuing its successful path and becoming a more dedicated and specialized meeting in the field of hand and wrist surgery, establishing itself as the first Emirates Hand Surgery Congress.

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