Oman Thoracic Conference 2017 started at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) today under the auspices of Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed al- Saeedi, Minister of Health.
The 2-day conference aims to provide an integrated scientific program for professionals in the field of pulmonary, respiratory, thoracic and sleep medicine.
Dr. Nasser al- Busaidi, Chairman of Oman Respiratory Society delivered a speech where he said that the conference provides delegates with the opportunity to meet and listen to local, regional and international experts in the field of respiratory medicine. This will increase the level of care provided to respiratory diseases patients in the Sultanate.
He added that some respiratory common diseases result in absenteeism from work and school. He noted that many developments have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases.
The conference also aims at raising the awareness pf physician and health professionals, especially those involved in providing primary care in the Sultanate.
The scientific program of the conference included lectures, seminars, workshops and abstracts on topics related to asthma, obstructive chronic lung, high pulmonary blood pressure, lung disease, lung cancer, pulmonary infections, sleep medicine and tests of lung function and other diseases.