KSU Rector Praises the Achievements of the Experimental Surgery Center at the College of Medicine
H.E. Dr. Badran bin Abdulrahman Al-Omar, Rector of KSU, commended the Experimental Surgery Center at the College of Medicine and KSUMC for its great achievements in preparing programs and quality training courses that amount to 20 training courses annually in various medical specialties, from which about 40 trainees benefit in each course, using the best simulation methods on endoscopic surgeries and experimental animals in accordance with international norms.
This came in a speech by His Excellency during his visit to the eleventh training course on endoscopic sinus anatomy organized by the ENT Department and the Experimental Surgery Center at the College of Medicine and KSUMC. During the course, the participating physicians from the Kingdom and GCC countries were trained and briefed on the latest medical technologies in the field of sinus endoscopy.
The Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Dr. Muhammad Al-Awla, explained that this course, which is the 11th since its launch in 2002, is one of the most important courses in the world in this field, stressing that faculty members participate periodically as part of global partnerships in several similar courses in the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, Egypt, Spain and Canada.
Furthermore, Dr. Sa'ad Al-Saleh, ENT Department Head at the College of Medicine, indicated that the department organizes surgical courses annually on several different topics such as the Temporal Bone Dissection Course, Tracheoscopy, Pharyngoscopy and Laser Surgery Course, Head and Neck Dissection Course and Facial Plastic Surgery Course. Dr. Fahd Al-Yami, Supervisor of the Experimental Surgery and Experimental Animals Center, stated that the center offers one to two training courses per week in various surgical specialties in accordance with the best international standards as the center is equipped with the means to provide high standard courses, delivered by faculty members from concerned departments, for trainees in fellowship programs and consultant physicians.
As for the role of the Events and Conferences Unit at the College of Medicine and KSUMC, Dr. Fahad Al-Subaiheen, supervisor of the unit, said that the unit provides support to deliver these courses and conferences with the highest standards befitting King Saud University and the College of Medicine. He added that the unit supports with coordination to obtain CME hours, attendance registration for conferences and provision of logistical support to facilitate the work of the departments and centers in the College of Medicine, so that the college and KSUMC can play the role they are entrusted with in serving the medical community as expected from the largest academic healthcare cluster in the Kingdom.