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13 Jan 2010
The First Laser Course in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery 
Under the patronage of the CEO of the NGHA and President of King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences Dr. Bandar Al Knawy, the  NGHA organized the "First Laser Course In Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery" that was held on 11th - 12th  January, 2010. The course attracted international teams of three well-known surgeons from the United States and Europe in the field of ENT, head & neck laser surgery.

The President of the Organizing Committee, Chief of ENT division at KAMC-R and Professor of ENT Medicine and Surgery in pediatrics and adults, Professor Khalid Al-Mazrou stated that large number of local and international doctors attended the course. 

Lectures were given by a number of international surgeons in addition to an elite group of specialized doctors from the UK.

The course discussed a number of important scientific papers on the use of advanced laser surgery for ENT – Head & Neck in adults and children and on the possibility of using laser instead of traditional surgery. Furthermore, it listed important facts in tumor ablation using laser.

Dr. Milton also spoke about the treatment of blood lesions and facial plastic surgery using laser. Professor Warner on the other hand spoke of a cure for throat and pharyngeal cancer, using certain laser techniques.

The doctors and participants both were given the opportunity to obtain practical training on many of the modern surgical methods in the highly equipped laboratory allocated to the course.

The speakers expressed appreciation for the interaction of the attendance throughout the course and spoke about their aspirations for future cooperation with the King Abdulaziz Medical City, the postgraduate training Center, and King Abdullah International Medical Research.  They also hoped to see more research conducted contributing to development of lasers in the field of ear, nose and throat, head and neck surgeries.

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