Dubai, UAE: The 12th Middle East Update in Otolaryngology Conference & Exhibition (ME-OTO), organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, will return to the Madinat Jumeirah Arena in Dubai on 19-21 April 2015. Two new conferences will run alongside ME-OTO 2015 to address the region’s ENT needs and concerns; the 1st Middle East Thyroid Cancer Conference and the 1st World Congress on Endoscopic Ear Surgery.
Regionally, thyroid cancer is the fifth most common cancer in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. A total of 5587 cases (5.9%) were diagnosed between 1998 and 2007. Thyroid cancer has a significantly higher incident rate among females in all GCC countries and is the second most common malignancy among women. Incidence of thyroid cancer continues to incline in GCC countries with a 24% increase in males and a 63% increase among females over the ten year period.
According to Simon Page, Managing Director, Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, “By introducing these two new CME-accredited conferences to ME-OTO, we will provide the healthcare community in the UAE and Middle East with the latest updates in the treatment and management of thyroid cancer as well as the latest updates in the growing field of endoscopic ear surgery. The conferences will feature hands on sessions and live surgery sessions with surgical demonstrations that incorporates up to date medical applications and technologies.”
All the conferences at ME-OTO are CME accredited by the Cleveland Clinic. The Middle East Thyroid Cancer conference agenda covers the latest updates in thyroid cancer and will incorporate sessions and lectures covering molecular diagnosis updates on guidelines, robotic surgery, mini invasive surgery and more.
The World Congress on Endoscopic Ear Surgery will feature key opinion leaders in the global otology community, distinguished keynote speakers, and panellists covering topics such as endoscopic, anatomy, endoscopic facial nerve and inner ear surgery, endoscopic stapedectomy and more.
The ME-OTO exhibition will feature more than 60 leading companies in the field of ENT and Otolaryngology showcasing the latest healthcare technology and innovation from across the world.