‘Rare Syndromes Associated with Disability’ conference to take place in February

SHARJAH, 20th January, 2023 (WAM) — The international scientific conference “Rare Syndromes Associated with Disability,” will be held on 27th and 28th February under the patronage of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, a press conference hosted by Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) announced.

The press conference – held on Thursday at the headquarters of Sharjah Media City (Shams) – noted that SCHS in collaboration with the University of Sharjah and the Ministry of Health and Prevention, will organise the conference.

In her speech, Mona Abdulkarim Al Yafei, Director of SCHS and Conference Chair, said that the conference is the first of its kind in the Arab world. She added that the Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services values scientific and societal awareness and is keen to keep up with the latest and best global practices that will develop work and services.

By hosting its international scientific conference, the SCHS intends to raise awareness about the most recent medical, practical, educational, and rehabilitation developments and practices for people with rare syndromes, exchange experiences about relevant educational and rehabilitation services and improve their quality of life and the lives of their families.

In his speech on behalf of Dr. Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy, Chancellor of the University of Sharjah, Dr. Ahmed Falah Al Amoush, Director of the Resource Centre for Persons with Disabilities, stated that the conference is one of the most important conferences in the Arab region within a distinct and unique series of conferences organised by SCHS.

Dr. Aisha Al Muhairi, Director of the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Quality of Life Office, emphasised the conference’s role in raising awareness and knowledge among specialised medical personnel about the most recent developments in medical, practical, educational, and rehabilitative practices for people with rare syndromes.