The first National Clinical Conference for 2010 was Jointly held by IU and SSIUH at Conference Room 501 on 16th January 2010.
The conference was inaugurated and Chaired by H. E. Prof. Sabo Ojano MD PhD, President Board of Directors – IU and SSIUH. Experienced Clinicians of the Cambodia Prof. Sarak Phally, Prof. Sok Saroeun and Dr. Chan Sovandy presented different topics at the conference. It was estimated that more than 600 Guests, Representatives of the Pharmaceutical Companies, Doctors, Staff and Faculty members and students attended the conference. The Pharmaceuticals and other companies at this occasion were Intermohost, MS, Medigroup, Mega, Servier, dynamic, GSK, Hagan, QB and Pepsi.
Below is a Brief Report of the Event
Introductory session – The Conference was announced 02 months back and the audience attended the conference ardently. At the stage, the honorable guests were sitting Prof. Callum Durward (Dean of the dental faculty), Prof. Taing Bun Lim (head of the dental clinic), Mr. Sok Natha, Prof. Hem Sokunthir and clinicians / Speakers from our hospital. The conference was opened at 07:00 am by the Honorable Chief Guest and it continued till late evening. It was a one whole day session and all the sessions went smoothly. The morning introductory session started at 07:00 am and lasted till 09:30 am. All the participants stand up to honor the welcome to the Chief Guest H.E. Dr. Sabo Ojano. After the arrival of the Chief Guest, the national Anthem of Cambodia was listed respectfully by the audience. The Host at the occasion Ms. Houng gets executive permission from the Honorable Chief Guest to declare the conference open to the audience.
The welcome address was delivered by Mr. Sok Natha I/C foundation year. He highlighted the importance of Clinical Conferences to the audiences and requested for more and more attended and interest in these conferences. He also praised the role of International University and Sen Sok International University Hospital for providing high quality medical knowledge and atmosphere to the people of Cambodia. Dr. Sok Natha suggested the students to take more and more help from the use of Library as we have international standard books and multimedia opportunities about different medical topics.
The Chief Guest Honorable H. E. Prof. Sabo Ojano MD PhD was warmly welcome at the occasion. He offered thanks to all the participants specially the Speakers, Guests speakers, the Guest doctors, physicians and clinicians that join the conference. Prof. Sabo Ojano was happy to see the interest of the students on so large scale. He discussed the efforts of the University IU and Sen Sok International University Hospital in the past, present and the future plans. He discussed that conferences and workshops are specially emphasized for medical students to update them with the latest research and new technologies. He also mentioned about the past conferences regarding the Tuberculosis and other topics. In his speech, he discussed the importance of World health days like world AIDS day, world Tuberculosis and world NO smoking day. He mentioned that celebrating these health days bring awareness in the community and medical knowledge to the medical students. Prof. Sabo Ojano also highlighted the future plans of the Sok International University Hospital and upcoming projects like angiography and oncology unit. He informed the audience about skills and expertise of Prof. Matela Ivan to the audience. Prof. Ivan is working as a professor and head of ENT department. He has a great experience in all fields of ENT – specially the endoscopic surgery. Cambodia lacks human resource and Prof. Ivan is an asset of SSIUH. At this occasion, Prof. Sabo Ojano introduced the other professors to the audience including Prof. Sarak Phally, Prof. Sok Saroeun and Dr. Chan Sovandy. Dr. Sabo Ojano at this occasion also introduced facilities at the Sen Sok International University Hospital. At the end of his speech, Dr. Sabo Ojano assured their full support to the students and promised that the International University and Sen Sok International University will take every step to provide the students opportunities of enhancing clinical skills.
After his speech, he was requested to award the certificates to the speakers, Guest Speakers and Organizers. After this short awarding ceremony, the chief guest departed the occasion and the clinical session was initiated.
The first clinical session – Asthma was managed by Dr. Sok Saroeun; He is DO from USA and more than 30 years experience as a family physician. The session was sponsored by GSK. They have one good product regarding Asthma – Seretide. All the audience attended the topic with interest and joy as Dr. Sok has a charming personality and ability to involve the listeners with him and he answered the different questions raised by the audience with details. The GSK presented a short time video at the end of the audiences of the session that how to use the inhalers in a correct way.
The second clinical session – Stroke was attended after a short break by Dr. Chan Sovandy MD, Thailand. He is a senior physician and has worked for many years in different hospital. He was accompanied by Dr. Hem Sokunthir as a chief guest. The audiences were interested to know about stroke as the increasing number of cases of stroke patients in the Cambodian society. After the session, the dynamic pharmaceuticals presented a slide show about their products including cerebrolysin, a good product working for the patients of stroke. The guest speaker at the occasion answered different questions.
The third clinical session – Hypertension was the most awaiting session after lunch break by all the people gathered at the occasion. First a large population is affected by the stroke around the world and in Cambodia; secondly the remaining pharmaceutical have to present their slides, thirdly there was a lucky draw after the third session. Prof. Sarak Phally was the speaker at this time. Mega – Cares first presented their products slides and discuss their contribution to the Cambodia in terms of Quality Health Care. He delivered a featured speech about his topic and provides detailed information to the gathering. A slide presentation was done prior to his presentation by Servier International; Servier International has a good range of products for treating hypertension. Prof. Sarak Phally at the end of the session answered to different raised by the doctors and students of the conference. Intermohost and Hagan were the last to present their slides and introduce their products to the audiences.
Hilarity session – This session was inclusive of certificate distribution to the organizers and sponsors followed by lucky draw and light music. More than 150 lucky draw gifts were presented. Mr. Mork Kimsang was the host at the occasion. He covered all the session with care and in cheerful manner. (Cambodia hospital events.)