The Sultanate of Oman’s first body for surgeons, The Oman Surgical Society (OSS), has elected its Board of Directors for 2022-2024 and has set plans for several conferences and events.
OSS aims to support, engage, advocate and represent all surgeons in the Sultanate of Oman, allowing them to deliver and maintain the highest standards of care to the citizens and residents of the country.
Dr Yassen al Lawati and Dr Abdullah al Rawahi have been elected President and Vice-President of the OSS.
Dr Yassen al Lawati is a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, and Dr Abdullah al Rawahi is Consultant, Upper GI and Esophageal Surgery at the Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Centre.
Dr Mohammed al Hosni, Consultant Surgical Oncologist at the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, is the newly appointed General Secretary of OSS.
Dr Manar Nasser, Consultant Colorectal and Robotic Surgery at the Royal Hospital and member of OSS board, has been elected to be the Head of the Academic Committee, while Dr Noreen al Balushi, Consultant Hepatopancreatobiliary and Liver Transplant and member of the OSS board, is the Head of Research Committee.
Dr Salim al Riyami, Consultant Hepatopancreatobiliary and Liver Transplant Surgeon and OSS member, is the Chair of National Best Practice and QI Committee.
OSS aims to bring together all surgeons in Oman under one umbrella, creating a strong network that allows them to share clinical and scientific knowledge and create a local group that is able to establish ties with regional and international surgical bodies, allowing the members to actively participate in the advancement of the profession.
OSS will also strive to improve the quality of surgical care, techniques and postoperative outcomes and ensure the well-being of surgeons in Oman through a number of different initiatives.
OSS will also support the surgical trainees by providing them with the opportunity to attend workshops, courses and complete advanced training abroad. It aims to support the community and educate them regarding society’s role in patient care.
Dr Nawal al Sharji, Pediatric Surgeon at the Royal Hospital, has been elected to be the Treasurer of the OSS.