Friday, October 22, 2010

Heading to Abu Dhabi for the 2010 World Health Care Congress

Children’s National is pleased that several of our doctors and researchers have been invited to present at the World Health Care Congress in Abu Dhabi on Dec. 5-7. Co-sponsored by the Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and the Tourism Authority of Abu Dhabi, the World Health Care Congress will convene more than 500 global thought leaders and decision-makers – including health ministers, leading government officials, hospital directors, IT innovations, and suppliers -- to share global best practices.

The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation will be featured prominently on a panel discussion on precision surgery led by Dr. Kurt Newman, senior vice president at the Institute and the Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Center for Surgical Care at Children’s National. Other speakers from the Institute will include Dr. Raymond Sze, Dr. Craig Peters, and Dr. Eric Hoffman. In addition, our chief medical officer, Dr. Peter Holbrook, will lead a session on transforming health care through safety and quality initiatives.

Children’s National and the Sheikh Zayed Institute are sponsoring a physician CME breakfast event on Dec. 6:
  • Dr. Sze -- "Understanding and Winning the Imaging Arm’s Race"
  • Dr. Peters -- "Using Tomorrow’s Surgical Technology Today"
Key speakers from Abu Dhabi will include His Excellency Zaid Al Siksek, CEO of the Health Authority – Abu Dhabi; Oliver Harrison, MD, director of public health & policy at HAAD, Carl Stanifer, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company; Cother Hajat, MBBS, MPH, PhD, MRCP, MFPH, section head for public health programmes at HAAD; and Finn Göldner, MD, director of health system financing at HAAD. Learn more about the conference.