Manama : Disaster preparations, as well as response plans for effective action and communication, were the focus on an occupational Medicine Conference held recently by Royal University for Women (RUW) in Riffa.
The conference, which saw the participation of several renowned speakers from the Medical profession, was held in cooperation with West Virginia University, the USA.
Themed “Disaster Preparedness: State of the Art Update for the Occupational Health Specialist”, the conference also aimed at updating and protecting technology systems for storing medical information in a disaster situation, assessing the level of preparedness of trauma systems and first responders to deal with disasters and practically manage risks in mass gatherings.
Renowned speakers in the medical field, including Dr Jalees Razavi; Chair-Elect at Royal College of Surgeons in Canada, Dr. Tarig Al Khuwaitir; Consultant Physician & Clinical Professor at King Saud Medical City in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Dr. Joan Saary, Staff Physician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Canada along with representatives from the health, industry and business sectors in Bahrain, North America and the GCC were present.
Around 86 participants from affiliates sectors took part in the conference held from 11th February to 12th February 2018.
Speaking on the occasion, Royal University for Women president, Professor Mazin Jumaah thanked the Royal University for Women for offering high-quality conferences that benefit sectors of society.
The event was held under the patronage of Doctor Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, President of the Supreme Council for Health under the banner of “Disaster Preparedness: State of the Art Update for the Occupational Health Specialist”.