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SSMC Concludes Advanced Complex Cases Conference

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Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), a leading healthcare facility in the UAE resulting from a partnership between Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and Mayo Clinic, recently organized its “3rd Annual Complex Care at SSMC in Partnership with Mayo Clinic: A Case-Based Approach” conference on Nov. 11, 2023. The event, attended by nearly x,xxx local and global participants both in-person and via live stream, highlighted advanced treatments applied to recent complex medical cases at SSMC.

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The conference, designed to share knowledge and insights on best practices in complex care, focused on SSMC’s unique Model of Care. This patient-centered and team-based approach aims to provide integrated care for patients of all ages, emphasizing the multidisciplinary aspects of healthcare.

Featuring sessions on neonatal and pediatric medicine, internal medicine, maternal and women’s health, and surgical care, the conference showcased how SSMC’s approach, coupled with innovative practices and technological advances, optimizes patient care.

Dr. Matthew Gettman, chief medical officer at SSMC, commented on the conference: “In its third edition, our annual complex care conference continues to highlight the work that we are doing to build a destination medical center in the UAE. We are working continuously to optimize the care we provide and also build out broader opportunities in education and research. This approach ultimately advances complex case outcomes for patients in the UAE and the wider region.”

Experts engaged in discussions covering recent achievements, including notable cases such as thoracoscopic excision of pleuropulmonary blastoma in a five-month-old baby and advancements in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr. Talha Aziz Malik, consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist and director of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases at SSMC, said: “Our primary value at SSMC is to place patients’ needs first through a commitment to exceptional standards of medical practice and innovative techniques. This year’s conference demonstrated our multidisciplinary team’s success over the past year and provided comprehensive insights into how advanced complex cases were successfully managed through our integrated model of care approach.”

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Moreover, The conference provided a platform for valuable connections, stimulating discussions, and insights from multidisciplinary faculty experts, validating SSMC’s collaborative approach to advancing patient outcomes in complex cases.

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