RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

King Hamad University Hospital and RCSI Bahrain launch first joint international research conference

Under the patronage of the Supreme Council for Health Chairman, His Excellency, Lieutenant General Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain) played joint-host to an international research conference in collaboration with King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH).

Replacing the university’s previous Annual Research Day event, the KHUH/RCSI Bahrain International Research Conference is the first such joint-venture by the two organisations.

Taking place over two days, the conference began with a scientific session at the KHUH campus on Wednesday, featuring oral presentations and followed by the presentation of the Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa Research Prizes.

Day two was hosted at the adjacent RCSI Bahrain campus, with a series of educational workshops on the subjects of i) Scientific Writing; ii) How to do Research and iii) Importance of Research Ethics, before a further scientific session through the afternoon.

State-of-the-art lectures have been delivered by international speakers, Professor Hilliard Jason and Professor Jane Westberg, Clinical Professors of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado, Denver; Professor, Teresa Pawlikowska, Health Professions Education Centre Director, RCSI, Dublin and Dr Salman Al Sabah, Director of Surgical Research and Consultant Surgeon Al-Amiri Hospital and Royale Hayat Hospital, Kuwait.

Over 200 staff, students, healthcare professionals and VIP guests attended the event over the course of the two days, when research from around the GCC as well as from the US, China, Japan, Ireland and Australia, was presented.

RCSI Bahrain is a constituent university of RSCI, which was established in 1784. Like its Irish counterpart, RCSI Bahrain is a not-for-profit health sciences institution focused on education and research to drive positive change in all areas of human health worldwide.