On behalf of Jordan University of Science and Technology and myself, we are so thrilled to be hosting the first Jordanian – Australian Neurosurgical Conference being organized by the Department of Neuroscience / Faculty of Medicine at Jordan University of Science and Technology.
We look forward to establishing further venues of cooperation at many levels and in different fields with Australian medical institutions. I am quite certain, this scientific meeting brings with it a wealth of new techniques and advances in all neurosurgical fields and will offer such an invaluable opportunity for the exchange of experiences in a way that will reflect positively on the medical services rendered to patients in this part of the world as we learn from countries that have surpassed us in such areas of expertise.
We are quite honored to see amongst us here today some of the best world experts in neurosurgery who have joined in particularly from Australia and Germany. Their participation would indeed offer a unique opportunity in creating links of communication between academics and researchers from across the globe. As such, this forum brings together participants from various institutions that bring about the much needed cultural diversity towards the exchange of new trends and useful skills in the rather important field of neurosurgery.
As I welcome you to this opening session, I would hope that in the next couple of days much progress will come about on the road towards establishing the much sought venues of collaboration between Jordan and other friendly nations across different parts of the world in the field of expertise you are conferring on.
Indeed, enjoy your stay here with us and welcome to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; a historically one of the prime cross roads from the traditionally ancient into the realm of modern day society.
Professor Abdallah I. Husein Malkawi
President of Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST)
Chairman of the Board of Directors of King Abdullah University Hospital (KAUH)
Ladies and gentlemen,
On my behalf and behalf of the organizing committee, it is a great pleasure and honor to welcome you to the first Jordanian –Australian Neurosurgical Conference of the Faculty of Medicine at Jordan University of Science and Technology and King Abdullah University Hospital under the patronage of his Excellency, Professor Abdullah Malkawi, President of the Jordan University of Science and Technology.
We are incorporated with an exciting and informative scientific meeting, with considerable advances in all neurosurgical fields. Indeed, we need to keep abreast of new scientific approaches and to identify efficacy and effectiveness of clinical strategies for new treatments and advances. We believe that the neurosurgeons are leaders in their fields of interest and everyone will be gracing the event. This event has been planned to be highly interactive and it will be an excellent learning experience for all of the delegates.
I strongly believe that this meeting will provide an opportunity to advance communication between academics and researchers. It is during this event that participants from various institutions have come together and have the chance to work and exchange useful knowledge in one location. In this respect, this event will be valuable to all and to our residents and medical students who will be exposed to the updates in Neurosurgery and to be exposed to the overseas neurosurgical experiences. We are proud to host neurosurgery pioneers in Jordan from Australia and Germany, I am positive they will enrich this meeting with their experiences and researches.
In conclusion, I am sure you will agree that the venue for this conference provides an attractive back drop to our activities. May I express on the behalf of the Organizing committee, our gratitude to all the sponsors who have so generously pledged support to this conference. We look forward to an inspiring and educational conference. May God bless Jordan under the leadership of His majesty, King Abdullah II. I hope you have an enjoyable program and a pleasant stay in Jordan, and I wish that this conference will prove to be a great scientific success.
Professor Tewfik Daradkeh
Dean,Faculty of Medicine
Jordan University of Science and Technology
It our great honor to host the first Jordanian –Australian neurosurgical conference at king Abdullah university hospital (KAUH). We are pleased to see great neurosurgeons from Australia, Germany and Jordan together and exchanging their experiences to enrich their skills and update their knowledge.
KAUH is the affiliated hospital to the faculty of medicine and Jordan University of science and technology. It was formally open by his Majesty king Abdullah the second in2002. KAUH is the largest teaching referral hospital providing its medical services not only to the Northern Province of 2 million population but also to the all Jordanian citizens and to people from neighboring countries such as Syria, Iraq, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Libya and other Golf countries. This vertical multi level story is running actively more that 500 beds with possibility of further extension up to 200 beds. We have 6 ICU units and operating effectively on more than 60 operations a day from minors to highly complex surgeries, besides the day stay procedures. We are proud to say that all specialties and subspecialities, including neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, plastic surgery, urology, maxillofacial surgery and biotechnology and genetics are existing and we compete the entire world with complex surgeries performed in the hospital at high levels that include complex neurosurgeries.
Many researches have been conducted at all levels in the hospital and published in the high rank journals.
The hospital with it all capacities provides its teaching facilities and training basically to medical students, and nursing, pharmacy, laboratories, physiotherapy, occupational and bioengineering students. In addition to the residency academic training programs of more than 15 specialties to local and overseas residents.
Since 2004, KAUH has been awarded ISO and certificate of Jointed international accreditation
(CJIA) certificates for it is standard medical services and community development. It is an accredited hospital for the Jordanian medical Council and Arab medical board of all specialties.
The neuroscience department is unique in the region as it is integrated from variant sections that include Psychiatry, Adult and Pediatric Neurology, Spine units and rehabilitation unit; besides to Neurosurgery unit. We are looking forward to including neuroradiology and neuropathology in the future.
The department of neurosurgery is a very busy unit. It provides its health services to the northern province of Jordan. It provides teaching programs to the medical students and training programs to residents. The department is run by three Neurosurgeons. They operate at average of 600-700 cases per year. Beside their general neurosurgical practice each consultant has a special interest in neurosurgery, this includes pediatric, vascular, spine and oncology, and they operate on complex cranial and spinal cases with excellent outcome.
Our guests, welcome to Jordan and have a great scientific conference.
Professor Ibrahiem Bani Hani.
King Abdullah University Hospital