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 Arabia to inaugurate National Theater Initiative

Updated 13 min 1 sec ago

Saudi Arabia to inaugurate National Theater Initiative

  • The ceremony will see the opening performance of the play Daraish Al-Nour (Windows of Light)
  • The initiative is one of many projects from the Saudi Ministry of Culture

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Culture is to inaugurate the highly anticipated National Theater Initiative at the King Fahd Cultural Center on Tuesday evening.

The inauguration ceremony will also see the opening performance of the play Daraish Al-Nour (Windows of Light), written by poet Saleh Zamanan and directed by Fatees Baqna.

The cast includes actors such as Naif Khalaf, Khaled Saqr, Ibrahim Al-Hassawi, and several other local talents.

The initiative is one of many projects from the Ministry of Culture which aims to advance Saudi cultural activity.

The National Theater Initiative in particular aims to provide Saudi directors, playwrights, and actors with a high-quality integrated system that will provide them with better opportunities with higher standards of quality.