3rd IBD PATIENT AWARENESS DAY
King Khalid University Hospital- Gastroenterology Division conducted IBD awareness day as part of activities for “IBD Awareness Campaign” to promote health and raise public awareness of the Disease and its nature. On the 29th of May 2015 at Marriott Hotel ,Riyadh. Physicians, Health Educators, Dieticians, Company Representatives and other Supporting Staffs were present and they had their own booth to ensure that the guest needs will be accommodated. Information dissemination through health education to patients and their families is our focal point. As part of the Program, patients were given an opportunity to express their doubts, questions and clarifications related to IBD. Our Respected Speakers: Dr. Othman Al Harbi, Dr. Nahla Azzam, Dr. Omar Al-Obaid, and guest speaker Dr. Abdurrahman Al-Fadda from King Faisal Specialty Hospital and Research center gave 4 lectures over 2 hours explaining all medical and surgical aspects related to the disease and generously answered all patients’ inquiries. Booths were also made available with Health Educators and Dieticians to further educate them in addition to Arabic and English Brochure about the diseases .Dinner was served after all the activities. KKUH Gastroenterology Unit and Saudi Gastroenterology Association would like to acknowledge ABBVIE PHARMACEUTICALS, Riyadh for their sponsorship and ensuing the success of this workshop!