Doha 7 January, 2012: More than 300 local and international experts will
gather in Doha on 17-18 January, 2012 for the 5th Pan Arab Liver Transplant Society
Congress, hosted by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).
To be held at the Ritz Carlton Doha, the two-day event brings together experts and
leading figures in the liver transplant community to examine advances in the field.
The program includes reporting sessions by Arab liver transplant programs, state-
of-the-art lectures, organ donation session, round-table discussions, and free oral
Congress President and Senior Consultant at HMC, Professor Hatem Khalaf said it
was a great achievement for Doha to be chosen as the venue for the congress and
for HMC to host the event.
“It is through conferences such as this one that we can share our knowledge and
experience and work toward our goal of providing the best possible treatment and
care for our patients,” Professor Khalaf said.
He said the Qatar Center for Organ for Organ Transplantation had successfully
launched its liver transplant program in 2011. Since then, three successful liver
transplants have been performed, with all patients doing well.
“HMC is proud to host this conference as part of our commitment to
promoting research and education through supporting scientific societies and
organizations such as the Pan Arab Liver Transplant Society (PALTS), The
Transplantation Society (TTS) and the International Liver Transplantation Society
The congress’s rigorous scientific program includes panel discussions about liver
transplantation in the Arab world, organ donation in Arab countries and special
issues in liver transplantation.
For more information about the congress, go to http://www.palts.org/2013/
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