900+ Delegates Attended VPS Healthcare’s 3rd Annual International Oncology Conference

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His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al Nahayan inaugurated the conference that featured Nobel Laureate Dr Barry Marshall as keynote speaker.

VPS Healthcare, global leading integrated healthcare provider. Its 3rd International Oncology Conference was held at Ritz-Carton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, and under the theme of “Navigating Cancer care by early detection and prevention.”

Executed under the patronage of UAE’s Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development H.E Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, this conference fetched 900 delegates to Abu Dhabi from around the world.

In this two days event, variety of scientific sessions were held in which around 35 experts from USA, UK, Canada, KSA, Japan, Turkey, Singapore, Egypt, S.Korea, Singapore, Australia, Netherlands, Jordan, Finland, India and UAE to name the few.

Nobel Laureate Dr Marshall, during his keynote session said that “In many countries, eradication of Helicobacter would be the most effective cancer reduction strategy available at this time.” Dr Marshall is clinical professor of Medicine and Microbiology at University of Western Australia.

Conference President and MD of VPS Healthcare, Dr Shamsheer Vayalil stated:  “Cancer poses a plethora of challenges – psychological, emotional, social, logistical and financial – to cancer patients and their families. However, recognition of early warning signs tremendously increases a positive outcome and survival rates…Such knowledge sharing platforms allow the medical fraternity to keep pace with rapidly growing technology and provide innovative solutions.”


This conference came up with the multidisciplinary approach and provided the great opportunity to all attracted 900+ delegates to keep pace with the knowledge in relation to clinical pathway, pharmacogenomics, biomarkers, immune checkpoint inhibitors, genomic technology, fertility preservation, smoking cessation, smart after care in cancer patients and also the advanced imaging techniques.

His highness Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan mentioned: “Our country has welcomed experts from other countries who contribute to the creation of our knowledge society. We have drawn on global knowledge to build an ever more effective health care system”.

He added, “Thanks to VPS Healthcare, this International Oncology Conference will further enhance medical knowledge within the UAE and help in the detection and prevention of cancer.”

The next International Oncology Conference, in 2016, is scheduled to take place from 29 to 30 September.

About VPS Healthcare:

VPS Healthcare is an integrated healthcare service provider with a network of hospitals and chain of Medical Centres.


Chris Goward

Associate Account Director, Blue Apple