The Undersecretary of the Health Ministry for Planning Affairs, Mohammed bin Hassan bin Ali, was on hand to open the Fifth Annual Conference on Neurological and Spinal Surgery (NSS) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Muscat, Oman, on March 16.
Two Day Conference
The conference will last for two days, and is co-sponsored by the National Neurological and Spinal Surgery Centre at Khoulah Hospital and the Omani Neurosurgical Society.
Mohammed bin Hassan bin Ali opened the conference with a few words describing the extraordinary developments seen since the 1980 until now in the neurosurgery department at Khoulah hospital. There are now 50 beds at Khoulah specially reserved for spinal and neurological issues. There are also now 22 beds in the ICU as well as two neurosurgical operating rooms.
Oman’s Neurological Advances Highlighted
The goal of the conference is to highlight the most recent advances locally and internationally in the field of neurosurgery, and to allow surgeons and other health providers to exchange information in this important and fast changing discipline. Highlighted at the conference will be discussions on the skull base, the cerebral vascular system, brain tumors, pediatric neurology and spinal surgery.
More than 200 In Attendance
Attending the conference were over 200 neurosurgeons, physiotherapists, intensive care staff, anesthesia experts, and operations and emergency departments for all over Oman and representatives for several private organizations in the AGCC countries.
Speakers came for the Sultanate, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Bahrain, India, Pakistan, Germany, United Kingdom, and Canada.