All eyes on Jeddah ophthalmology forum

More than 600 scientific work papers will be presented along with 50 courses, workshops, and more than 20 manual workshops. (Shutterstock)
Updated 19 November 2019

All eyes on Jeddah ophthalmology forum

  • The symposium will include more than 120 scientific sessions

JEDDAH: The fifth International Red Sea Ophthalmology Symposium (RSOS) will be inaugurated in Jeddah on Wednesday by Prince Abdul Aziz bin Ahmed, chief of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society.
Ali bin Mohammed Al-Khairi, chairman of the organizing committee and the representative of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society in the Western Region, said that the four-day forum was approved by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties and will include 30 hours of medical education for participants.
Almost 200 speakers and lecturers, including 78 international speakers and 116 speakers from the Kingdom, will take part in the forum.
“The symposium will include more than 120 scientific sessions distributed between medical seminars, courses, workshops, in addition to the Web Lab workshops on artificial and natural eyes for the purpose of training in advanced and new surgical procedures in the fields of glaucoma, cataract, and different corneal transplantation procedures,” said Al-Khairi.
More than 600 scientific work papers will be presented along with 50 courses, workshops, and more than 20 manual workshops for training in the operations of glaucoma, cataract and lamellar keratoplasty.
Courses will also be held in optics, contact lenses, and the treatment of double vision and severe visual impairment.
The symposium has been organized by the Saudi Ophthalmological Society and the National Guard Hospital in Jeddah represented by the Deanship of King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University of Health Sciences in Jeddah, in collaboration with King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Jeddah, the King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah Eye Hospital, the ophthalmology departments of King Abdul Aziz University, King Abdul Aziz University Hospital, King Abdullah Medical City in Makkah, along with the American Academy and European School of Ophthalmology.
 


Saudi foreign minister calls for ‘transparent and independent’ Beirut explosion investigation

Updated 09 August 2020

Saudi foreign minister calls for ‘transparent and independent’ Beirut explosion investigation

  • Prince Faisal bin Farhan told an emergency donors conference that Saudi Arabia stands with Lebanon
  • Minister condemns 'destructive hegemony' of Hezbollah, which has history of storing explosive materials among civilians

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia called for a transparent and independent investigation into the Beirut explosion, the Kingdom’s foreign minister said on Sunday.
Prince Faisal bin Farhan told an emergency donors conference that Saudi Arabia stands with Lebanon. He described the explosion that killed more than 150 people as “horrific.”

Prince Faisal said strong state institutions that work for the interests of the Lebanese people are vital to the reform required to guarantee Lebanon's political and economic future.
“The continued destructive hegemony of the terrorist organization Hezbollah worries us all, and we all know this organization’s history of using explosive materials and storing them among civilians in several Arab and European countries and in north and south America.”
“Lebanon is in dire need of comprehensive and urgent political and economic reform to ensure that this terrible disaster will not occur again,” he said.

He added that four planes carrying Saudi aid have arrived in Beirut.
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has provided 290 tons of medical equipment, food supplies and housing materials.

The conference was hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron.