Dubai, Uae (PressExposure) October 06, 2013 -- With 34 leading orthopaedic surgeons and pediatricians from around the world set to speak at the upcoming second Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Conference, the largest event of its kind in the region looks set to build on its inaugural success.
The second edition of the conference which will be held from 3rd to 5th October in Dubai will focus on some of the major conditions affecting the musculoskeletal systems of children in the MENA region. CME accredited, the three-day conference is expected to attract over 200 delegates from around the Middle East.
The MENA region bears witness to the entire spectrum of orthopaedic conditions ranging from acute trauma to the child and sports injuries to congenital conditions such as hip dysplasia, foot deformities and scoliosis. Many of these children are chronically ill and require a multi-specialty approach for optimal care.
The conference organised by Epoc Messe Frankfurt is designed to offer a platform for orthopaedic surgeons, pediatricians and physiotherapists involved in the care of children with musculoskeletal conditions to meet, attend structured instructional courses as well as an opportunity to present their own experiences as a free paper or case presentation and discussion.
The conference creates a platform which allows Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons to attend state of the art lectures, to discuss patholigies prevalent in the Middle East with an international audience and to review current treatments.
Additionally, POSC offers specially tailored courses for pediatricians and general practitioners as well as a multi-disciplinary workshop on cerebral palsy, which will allow participants to have an interactive conference experience.
Among the distinguished panel of international speakers will be three specialists from the world-renowned Boston Children's Hospital. As part of the pre-conference workshops, Brian Snyder from Boston Children's Hospital will be conducting a workshop on cerebral palsy, a common condition in the region, with an aim to develop a common approach and treatment concept.
Dr. Marc Sinclair, Chair of the conference, will direct a workshop on general orthopaedics for general practitioners which will focus on how to recognise conditions in order to offer optimal care to patients. Early detection of conditions such as hip dysplasia can have a tremendously positive effect on the overall long term effects on the lives of young patients.
"Given the positive impact early detection of pathological conditions can have on the overall future health of children, it is important that all of us know what symptoms to look for. Conferences such as POSC can play an important role in promoting the exchange of vital knowledge and treatment ideas," said Dr. Sinclair.
Other topics covered in the conference programme include hip dysplasia, sports injuries, trauma in children and post-traumatic deformities.