Specialised scientific programmes held at Royal Hospital conference

MUSCAT: The scientific programmes of the 1st International Royal Hospital Conference continued for the second day. In addition to the eight specialised scientific programmes that were launched on Saturday on the first day of the international conference including Nuclear Medicine, Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Radiology, Anaesthesia, ICU, Oncology and Urology, another four specialised medical programmes began on Sunday comprising Medicine, Genetics, Microbiology and Histology.
Medicine conference programme addressed updates and state-of-the-art management of various health problems for two-days.
Genetics was highlighted in the conference through holding the National Genetic Centre conference, which included a variety of topics. The National Genetic Centre scientific programme reviewed genetic and metabolic disorders in Oman, human genome project, newborn screening for inherited metabolic diseases (IMDs), as well as next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology, neurogenetics and tumor genetics, genetics of hematological malignancies and genetics of intellectual disability. It further included two workshops on genetic counselling and family pedigree.
Sunday’s scientific programmes included Microbiology and Histopathology conferences.
Topics related to Microbiology underlined diagnosis of microbial diseases, microbial infections and laboratory management, whereas Histopathology programme addressed update in sinonasal pathology, approach to monomorphic spindle cell tumours, and common bone and soft tissue lesions of the head and neck.
The first Royal Hospital International Conference, organised by the Ministry of Health (MoH) and represented by the Directorate-General of Royal Hospital in collaboration with the Oman Medical Specialties Board (OMSB) and the Oman Medical Association (OMA), was inaugurated on Saturday at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre under the auspices of Sayyid Dr Fahad bin Al Julanda al Said, Assistant Secretary-General for Innovation Development at The Research Council (TRC).