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.
 


Fifth Jeddah International Book Fair opened by Makkah governor

Updated 12 December 2019

Fifth Jeddah International Book Fair opened by Makkah governor

JEDDAH: Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, the governor of Makkah, officially opened the fifth edition of the Jeddah International Book Fair on Wednesday.

The prince toured the event, at which 400 publishing houses from 40 countries are taking part, and honored three renowned figures from the local literature and media scenes: Dr. Hashem Abdo Hashem, the former editor in chief of Okaz newspaper; writer Abdel Fattah Abu Madian; and writer Meshaal bin Muhammad Al-Sudairy.

Prince Mishaal bin Majed, the governor of Jeddah and chairman of the exhibition’s Higher Committee, thanked Price Khalid for his support of the fair since it was founded. He also expressed his gratitude to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their great support.

He added that the success of the event is the result of the hard work of a number of organizations. In particular, he wished the Ministry of Culture continued success in organizing the fair as part of its efforts to develop culture in the Kingdom as one of the pillars of Saudi Vision 2030.

Other VIP guests and dignitaries at the inauguration of the fair included Prince Badr bin Sultan, the deputy governor of Makkah; Prince Saud bin Abdullah, adviser to the governor of Makkah; and Prince Khalid bin Mishaal, deputy governor of Jeddah.

The book fair continues at Land of Events in South Abhur until Dec. 21.