Tawam Hospital, in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine and part of the SEHA healthcare system, today hosted the first day of the third annual Comprehensive International Pain Management Conference, being held from 8-10 May, 2014 at Danat Al Ain Resort. The conference follows on from the success of previous events and is part of Tawam’s commitment to furthering local and regional standards in the field of pain management.
Promising to be bigger and better this year, for the 2014 event there are 16 top calibre pain management specialists from the USA, Europe and Middle East speaking during the conference. Thought leaders in various specialties within pain management will discuss the latest treatments and advances and help improve pain management treatment in the UAE and the wider region across areas including anaesthesiology, physiotherapy, psychotherapy, and interventional pain management.
Separately, 11 consultants will lead 2 different workshops on 10 May, including a hands-on live ultrasound guided Regional Anaesthesia (RA) and Interventional Pain Management sessions.
Attending the conference are around 1000 academics, pain management specialists, allied health professionals and medical students from the region.
“Tawam Hospital yet again brings a relevant and important for discussion to the medical community with this, the third Comprehensive International Pain Management Conference. We are incredibly grateful for the commitment of local and international speakers who are investing their time and sharing their expertise with the attendees of the conference for the betterment of pain management in the UAE. This conference promises to offer more insights into this field for the benefit of our medical practitioners dealing with patients suffering from pain, which of course in turn benefits their patients,” said Dr. Amr Zidan Conference Chairperson, Chair of Anaesthesia Department & Pain Management, Tawam Hospital.
Some of the key items on the conference agenda which will be discussed include: Challenges to Effective Pain Management; Obstetrics Pain Management; Acute Post-Surgical Pain; Chronic Pain; Special Populations in Pain Management; Cancer and Palliative pain; Regional Anaesthesia and Acute Pain; and, Managing Difficult Pain Disorders.
Tawam Hospital leads in Pain Management in the Gulf and offers one of the best programmes in this field in the Middle East. The Pain Management Program incorporates the specialisms and skills of the Anaesthesiology and Pain Management Department which serves the complete needs of the hospital with anaesthesia, recovery services, emergency and pain services connected to the anaesthesiology specialty.
Patients of Tawam can be treated for acute pain, chronic pain, interventional pain management, peripheral nerve blocks, epidural blocks, transforaminal blocks, muscle injections, facet blocks, sympathetic blocks, lysis of epidural adhesions, intradiscal procedures and disc decompressions, radiofrequency and pulsed radiofrequency therapies, intratecal drug delivery systems and spinal cord stimulation, and complementary pain medicine such as acupuncture, acupressure, reflexology and auriculotherapy, among others.
Tawam Hospital is part of the SEHA Health System owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) which is responsible for the curative activities of all the public hospitals and clinics of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.