Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University Launches the Advanced Anatomy Workshop for Microscopic Restoration Surgeries

The workshop entitled "Autopsy for Plastic Surgeries and Microscopic Restoration" started today. The workshop will train 30 physicians from the Saudi board and physicians from Arabian Gulf States on advanced technologies in the field of aesthetic medicine according to scientific basics offered by academic staff members at Umm Al-Qura University and advisors from all over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The workshop will be conducted with the aim of achieving mutual benefit among the various national groups, in line with the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030. The 3-day workshop has been organized by the Department of Anatomy at the College of Medicine in collaboration with King Abdullah Medical City in Makkah Al-Mukarramah and the participation of the Institute of Consulting Research and Studies.

The Consultant of Cosmetic Surgery and Restoration at King Abdullah Medical City in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Dr. Ziyad Al-Harbi, asserted that the training workshop, which is being held in the anatomy hall at the university, simulates hospital operating theaters. It concentrates on body parts and dealing with patients according to the directions and following up of supervising physicians. He pointed out that the practical application covers all body parts, with each day being dedicated to specific parts of the body that are studied theoretically and then applied practically in the anatomy hall to give the trainees experience in dealing with similar cases.

The Chairman of the Medical-Surgical Care Association, Dr. Jamal Jum`ah, conveyed the praise of the medical community, especially the specialists in aesthetic medicine, for the initiative of the Vice Dean of the College of Medicine and the Head of Anatomy Department, Dr. Wardah Al-Asmari, on training physicians in autopsies. He stressed the importance of the workshop being a meeting point between physicians of various clinical specializations and academic staff members at Umm Al-Qura University to firmly establish the theoretical content through practical application in the anatomy hall.

Scientific lectures accompanying the workshop discussed the works of scholars concerning the history of aesthetic medicine. They traced the development of the tools used in surgeries related to repair and restoration throughout the ages, as well as looking at modern technologies and mechanisms in microscopic anatomy to be applied in the practical workshop training for six hours per day. The training work will vary each day to enable the trainees to concentrate on the minute details of operations to acquire the cognitive and scientific experience to enable them to conduct microscopic surgery with high precision.