SAUDI ARABIA – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is ready to host the first international medical conference on hernia disease at the InterContinental Riyadh hotel from 13th January to 14th January 2023.

The two-day conference is expected to bring together the Commission for Health Specialties, the Saudi Surgical Society, and more than 12 Saudi and international doctors as well as more than 300 health practitioners from all health sectors operating in the Kingdom.

The forthcoming event aims to acquaint over 300 health personnel in Saudi Arabia with the latest methods of treating hernia disease and to develop their surgical skills by transferring experiences of dealing with hernia patients.

The event will be a unique platform for participants including an elite group of specialized doctors to discuss major advances in the treatment of hernia disease as well as raise awareness and education about its life-threatening complications.

In addition, the 2023 World Hernia Conference is an ideal opportunity for experts to discuss new technologies in terms of the method of performing operations through binoculars or bots, as well as the existence of advanced network methods in the healthcare industry.

Its sessions will be conducted by 12 lecturers at the highest level in surgery including international speakers from the Middle East, and the Vice President of the European Society for Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery, Professor Sebastian F. Schoppmann.

Dr. Schopmann, Honorary President at the Conference, noted that the upcoming conference in Riyadh is the first of its kind in terms of comprehensiveness for hernia patients, the quality of topics, and the selection of specialists.

He said that it will allow the exchange of experiences between doctors to reach the best treatment method, which will benefit patients, noting that there are more than 4,000 hernia patients in the world out of every 100,000 over the age of 45 years.

On his part, Dr. Ashraf Mughrabi, President of the Saudi Society of Surgery, underscored the importance of the upcoming conference in developing the level of health service provided to the patient.

He pointed out that there are 1,700 patients with hernias out of every 100,000 people, and the number increases to 4,000 hernia patients out of every 100,000 over the age of 45 years, adding that all types of hernias are treated with surgical intervention.

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