Posted on May 16, 2017

More than 250 healthcare professionals attended Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) 2nd Men’s Health Symposium, held last month at the Torch Hotel, Doha.

The event built on the success of the inaugural symposium held in 2016 and offered an unparalleled opportunity for healthcare workers to gain an in depth look at the most recent advances in the field of men’s health. Delegates attending the symposium came from a wide spectrum of medical professions, including, urology, endocrinology and diabetes, cardiology, dermatology, primary health physicians, psychiatry and community medicine.

Dr. Khalid Al Rumaihi, Head of the Department of Urology and Chairman of the 2nd Men’s Health Symposium explained the importance of the event: “In only its second year, this symposium has become a very important event on the medical calendar here in Qatar. Bringing together experts in the field of men’s health, this symposium gives us the opportunity to share our knowledge and best practice so that we can deliver the very best care to our male patients now and in the future.” “Today we have been fortunate to learn from a range of local and international experts on many issues that directly enable men to enjoy improved health, both physically and mentally,” explained Dr. Al Rumaihi.

Dr. Mohammed Salem Al Hassan, Senior Consultant Surgeon, Chair of the Thyroid Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) and Head of the Thyroid Unit and Dr. Abdulla Al Naimi, Program Director for the Urology Residency Training Program chaired the symposium sessions. Symposium presentations highlighted the latest research findings in the field of men’s health as well as best practice treatment techniques. Topics of focus included the effects of cardiovascular diseases on men’s sexual health. Dr. Jassim Al Suwaidi, a Consultant Cardiologist at HMC and Director of Cardiovascular Research at Hamad General Hospital also presented during the event, speaking about the link between cardiovascular disease and erectile dysfunction. He explained that the conditions share mutual risk factors, including smoking, diabetes mellitus and hypertension.

Dr. Amin Jayyousi, Consultant, Endocrine and Diabetes at HMC added to the discussion. His presentation provided delegates with the latest information on diabetes as a leading cause of sexual health issues in men. Dr. Riadh Al Zubaidi, Consultant Urologist at HMC and one of the symposium’s lead organizers, spoke during the closing session of the one-day symposium, presenting on the topic of sexual rehabilitation after prostate cancer treatment. Dr. Al Zubaidi discussed the latest recommendations in the treatment of prostate cancer and the role of healthcare professionals in helping patients manage side effects associated with prostate cancer therapy.