Dubai Otology reveals innovative virtual reality device
Sep 27, 2017

Dubai, 27 September 2017: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Academic Medical Center in Dubai Healthcare City is scheduled to host the fifth edition of the prestigious annual ‘Dubai Otology Conference & Exhibition’ in the period 11-13 October 2017. Dubai Otology is the only specialized medical conference of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and related topics in the whole region, and it is held under the patronage of the UAE’s Minister of Health, H.E. Abdul Rahman Al Owais.

The conference brings together leading global manufacturers, dealers and service providers of ENT & Otology specialized medical devices, who will showcase the latest technologies in the field and display state-of-the-art equipment, machinery and products that will advance the diagnosis and treatment in this highly specialized field.

One Danish company, InterAcoustics, is set to launch from Dubai its latest medical device for the first time in this region. The company’s Director of Sales, Casper Jensen revealed that his company would utilize the conference as a launching platform of a “breakthrough medical device”. He said the device “will be launched at the Dubai Otology Conference 2017”. Jensen explained that it’s a “compact and mobile solution consisting of a virtual reality goggle, a remote control and an intuitive software that makes it easy to interpret the data and afterwards safely store it”.

More than 300 doctors and specialists from the region and the world will be attending the conference, in addition to more than 44 local and international companies that will put on display their products like Audiometers, Ear Implants, Endoscopic Instruments & Supplies, ENT Surgical Instruments/Units, and other related devices and products.
Dr. Ahmed Alamadi, Consultant Otologist & Neurotologist, Medical Director at Al Baraha Hospital, and Chairman of the Dubai Otology Conference said: “With popular demand, we again run a three-day parallel advance vestibular workshop this year that will be dedicated to audiologists and professionals who are involved in performing and interpreting the vestibular assessment.”

“The workshop will address the basic level of diagnosis and proceed systematically through more challenging topics as each step in the administration and interpretation of the test is discussed in detail,” He added.

The Dubai Otology Conference also brings together top-notch local and international experts to address the major issues and topics related to otology, neurotology & skull base surgery. Furthermore, the conference this year will offer its participants and attendees the chance to earn 21.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points, accredited by the Dubai Health Authority, which aims to enhance doctors’ experience and knowledge, as well as being a necessary pre-requisite for renewal of the doctor’s professional license in the UAE.

Dubai Otology is organized annually by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions, a member of INDEX Holding, and in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Health, Arab Academy of Otology & Cochlear Implant (AOOCI), and UAE-India Business Council (UIBC).

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