Saudi Stroke Association
Advisory Group Against Stroke -
SAGAS in Symposia
12th Annual Saudi Neuroscience Symposium
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SAGAS participated in the
12th Annual Saudi Neuroscience Symposium held in Jeddah from the period 13 -15
January, 2004. The group conducted the following activities:
The first ever tournament
among different neurology training centers, including neurology fellows from
King Khalid University Hospital (Riyadh),
Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital,
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center
(Riyadh) and Jeddah Center.
There were 7 teams and each team was composed of two fellows. The tournament
was a new idea in local symposia and indeed was a challenge for SAGAS to
conduct it in this huge gathering. The final round was conducted in Laylati
hall and was attended by a huge number of neuro-physicians. The King Faisal
Specialist Hospital team, which was composed of Dr. Iftitah Al-Houmod and Dr
Iman Naseem, managed to win the final round against Jeddah center, composed
of Dr. Hanaa Qadah and Dr. Nisreen Ashour. Both team did very well and the
score difference was marginal. The winning team was awarded Q-tech mobile
phones, which were handed by Professor Salih Al-Debeb and Dr Erfan,
congratulations. Attendee were happy and gave their complements to SAGAS for
conducting this activity, which actually is one of the most important goals
of SAGAS, which is to support all trainee in Saudi medical training
programs. Neurology fellows participating in this tournament were awarded
with the text book of stroke by Charles Warlow. Professor Al-Deeb (Godfather
of Saudi neurologists) was most kind when he announced that SAGAS would be
conducting this activity in every Annual Saudi Neuroscience Symposia. We, in
SAGAS, thank Professor Al-Deeb for his trust and we are more than happy to
make this tournament a tradition in this annual symposium.
The presentations were
evaluated by senior neurologist attending the sessions. The scores were
elevated and very close, indicating the high quality of presentations.
However, the grand prize went to Dr. Waleed Al-Mangour.
He was awarded with the latest version of Qumpac Lap top, congratulations
and good luck for others in next events. We need not to remind that SAGAS
will always be there for neurology fellows in training.