Under the Patronage of HE Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs : QCS hosts The Gastrointestinal Cancers Congress
Under the Patronage of HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani – Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Qatar Cancer Society” QCS “will host the International Congress of Gastrointestinal Cancers2023 during December 1st – 2nd, 2023, at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, which is expected to gather more than 1,000 primary health care providers and a group of researchers. Academics and specialists in the field of gastrointestinal tumors worldwide.
HE Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin Jabr Al Thani, founder and Chairman of Qatar Cancer Society, said, “The importance of The International Congress of Gastrointestinal Cancers comes from the facts this type of cancer represents a significant burden globally, both in terms of incidence and mortality. Gastrointestinal cancers account for 1 in 4 cancer cases and 1 in 3 cancer deaths globally. They encompass a wide range of malignancies, including cancers of the esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, small intestine, colon, rectum, and anus. Yet the burden they pose is matched by the opportunity to present the chance to radically transform the lives of millions through medical breakthroughs, innovative research, and collaborative care.
This congress has been approved as the CPD Activity: Category 1 – by the Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Healthcare Professions -for 9.00 hours. Registration will take place via QCS’s mobile application.
The conference is a global platform that brings together an elite group of specialists and experts in various fields related to gastrointestinal cancers from several countries, including America, Austria, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Lebanon, Jordan, In addition to the State of Qatar, represented by the Ministry of Public Health, Hamad Medical Corporation, and the Primary Health Care Corporation….he added.
According to the Qatar National Cancer Registry – Ministry of Public Health in Qatar, the predicted increase in the disease burden with incidence rates is projected to increase from roughly 18 per 100,000 to 34 per 100,000 by 2030. He added.
HE Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin Jabr said, “The conference will include two-panel discussions, the first one concerned with raising community awareness about preventing gastrointestinal cancers and targeting 100 people. There will be a medical exhibition in cooperation with some health authorities to provide free consultation services to the public, and the second session is concerned with people living with cancer and their families to talk about the importance of food during the treatment and recovery period, by hosting an elite group of specialists in this field.
His Excellency stressed the importance of community partnerships in supporting the charity’s plans. He specifically thanked the Ministry of Social and Family Development, the Ministry of Public Health Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities, the Primary Health Care Corporation, Hamad Medical Corporation, Ooredoo, Katara Hospitality, Suhail Holding, Dukhan Bank, Ahli Bank, Qatar Islamic Bank, Tasweer company.
Dr. Abdul-Azim Abdul-Wahab Hussein, Vice Chairman of Qatar cancer society “Gastrointestinal cancers encompass a wide range of malignancies, including cancers of the esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, small intestine, colon, rectum, and anus. Yet, the burden they pose is matched by the opportunity they present – a chance to radically transform the lives of millions through medical breakthroughs, innovative research, and collaborative care.
In 2020, colorectal cancers ranked second in cancer incidence. Amongst the Qatari population registered in the QNCR, there were 635 cases diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Of these cases, 28% have died and 72% are still alive. 54% of the patients were at a late stage. Liver and intrahepatic bile duct cancers ranked tenth in cancer incidence. Amongst the Qatari population registered in the QNCR, there were 246 cases diagnosed with liver cancer. Of these cases, 65% have died and 35% are still alive. 69% of the patients were at a late stage, according to the Qatar National Cancer Registry – Ministry of Public Health in Qatar. He added.