Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai hosts the King James IV Professorship Inaugural Lecture

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Prestigious medical lecture to be delivered in the UAE for the first time

17 April 2017 (Dubai – United Arab Emirates): Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai will host the King James IV Professorship Inaugural Lecture, presented by Dr. Mandeep Sagoo, Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist in Ocular Oncology, Retinoblastoma & Medical Retina, Moorfields Eye Hospital & Barts Health NHS Trust, London. Guest speakers include Dr. Amer Sharif, CEO – DHCA Education, Vice Chancellor of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum University of Health and Medical Sciences. This professional medical event is sponsored by Allergan and Continuing Medical Education credits will be awarded to attendees.
King James IV Professorship Inaugural Lecture
Wednesday April 19th, 2017 at 7pm.
Dubai Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Mandeep Sagoo, who was awarded the King James IV Professorship in recognition of his on-going clinical research and expertise in the field of Ocular Oncology, will present his inaugural lecture on ‘Multimodality Treatment of Tumours of the Eye, advances in chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery’. Dr. Amer Sharif will discuss ‘UAE Health Systems: Challenges and Recommendations’.
In addition, Mrs Isabel Sander – a mother who has personal experience of coping with a child with a life threating condition and who needed full time care – will talk about the pressures of this situation on the family and the importance of family support. The evening will conclude with the presentation of the King James IV award to Dr. Mandeep Sagoo.
Professor Robert Scott, Medical Director at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, comments: “Moorfields is deeply honoured to host this prestigious occasion in Dubai and thrilled to be presenting this award to Dr. Mandeep Sagoo, who is a very worthy recipient of the King James IV Professorship. This is the first time that this prestigious lecture has been delivered in the United Arab Emirates and demonstrates the commitment of Professor Sagoo and Moorfields Eye Hospital to the region.”
Dr Sagoo is a regular visitor to Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai and brings his expertise to the region in treating complex ocular tumour cases, particularly those occurring in children, who would otherwise need to travel to the USA or Europe for their ongoing management.
The King James IV Professorship originates from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK. The King James IV lectureships are awarded by the College annually in open competition to practitioners of surgery or dental surgery who have made a significant contribution to the clinical and/or scientific basis of surgery and have established anational or international reputation in their field. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II gave permission for the College to use the title King James IV Professorship and the Courtesy title of Professor is given to King James IV Lecturers for the duration of the College year in which the lecture is delivered.[:ar]
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