KUWAIT: The remarkable development that Kuwait is witnessing in all fields, specifically in the health sector, is the result of constant efforts to provide the best service and healthcare, including holding specialized medical conferences as well as attracting expertise from all over the world, said Dr Meshal Al-Kanderi, assistant undersecretary for dental affairs at the Health Ministry. The remarks came during his opening speech at the first "Orthopedic Surgery" conference held on Thursday.

"Specialization is of paramount importance in raising the level of health service, especially with regard to orthopedic surgery due to its therapeutic importance and the need to provide it at the required speed," Dr Al-Kanderi said.

The conference will discuss the rapid development around the world in the field of orthopedic surgery, finding opportunities for joint cooperation between various agencies, utilizing available human and financial resources efficiently, and improving the level of service provided in this important field, "which will lead patients and auditors to feel the high level, quality and development of health services," he clarified.

The conference will last for three days and will witness the review of 47 scientific lectures, three training surgical workshops, and live streamed surgical operations accompanied by discussions. "The rapid progress in various medical sciences requires organizing more conferences and scientific workshops. Such events reflect positively on the level of medical services, especially surgical specialties related to improving the quality of life for humans, such as orthopedic surgery in its various sub-specialties," said Dr Owayed Al-Mutairi, president of the Orthopedic Surgery Association in Kuwait.

The conference will include three panel discussions with participation from orthopedic graduate students. Participants will receive at least 20 approved medical training hours at the end of the conference. Al-Mutairi said the number of registered participants in the conference exceeded 300 participants from various medical specialties and scientific levels.