By Doha Ghouth
JEDDAH — Under the auspices of Prince Misha’l Bin Majed, the Saudi Obstetrics and Gynecology Society (SOGS) launched its 21st annual scientific meeting on Monday at the InterContinental Hotel in Jeddah to keep its members up-to-date with the health challenges facing women.
The meeting, held in collaboration with the Asian Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AOFOG), was attended by more than 400 physicians from the Middle East and Asia. Daily workshops are scheduled to be conducted until Thursday.
The workshops will tackle different aspects of women’s health, including treatment of tumors, infertility, the study of embryos and their development as well as functions and disorders of the urinary system.
“Time is of the essence in women’s health. There is much to talk about, which is why we started today (Monday) and will continue until Thursday,” said Dr. Hisham Arab, chairman of the group’s organizing committee.
Prof. Hassan Jamal, SOGS chairman, emphasized the importance of early diagnosis and prevention, saying:
“We hope to make women aware of the early signs of a disease by sharing whatever knowledge we get and updating our fellow physicians.”
The congress will have a unique twist to its agenda with discussion on malpractices and the reasons behind them to be conducted by Dr. Tarik Zamzami, a member of the regulatory committee at the Ministry of Health and Dr. Lamia Al-Madani, a member of SOGS in the Eastern Province.