Sultanate Hosts 10th Arabian Gulf Society of Skeletal Radiology Conference
The Sultanate represented by the Ministry of Health (MOH) is hosting for three days the 10th Arabian Gulf Society of Skeletal Radiology (AGSSR) conference. The conference is organized by Directorate General of Khoula Hospital represented by the department of Diagnostic Imaging & Interventional Radiology held under the patronage of H.E Dr. Sultan bin Yarub Al Busaidi, MOH Advisor for Health Affairs at the Grand Millennium Muscat.
At the opening ceremony, Dr. Khamis Al Muzahmi, senior consultant emphasized in his speech that the establishment and organization of this meeting in the Sultanate comes within the interest of the Ministry of Health to raise the level of scientific and professional radiologists, as well as strengthening links and exchange experiences in the region.
Dr. Al Muzahmi added that AGSSR is dedicated to advancing the knowledge, diagnosis and treatment of the disease of the musculoskeletal system by means of diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology.
Dr. Khalid Abdullah Al-Ismail, senior consultant musculoskeletal Radiologist in King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre pointed out that the AGSSR was formed in 2008 by the collaborative efforts of four countries namely are KSA, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain, and was then internationally recognized in 2010. It was further recognized by the council of the GCC Ministers of Health in 2011.
The conference aims at producing solutions to current and imminent issues by promoting and supporting research throughout the Gulf country to provide channels for continues education.
The event witnessed the participation of 150 radiologists, orthopedicians and technicians from Oman and worldwide, in which it hosted a range of experts both national and international specialized in the field of radiology.
The three-day meet focuses in musculoskeletal radiology, addressing skeletal diseases, diagnosis and intervention as well as advanced Musculoskeletal Imaging and spine and MSK interventional.