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Occupational Therapy First Forum

Occupational Therapy Frist Forum

The occupational therapy specialists presented an overview of the journey of occupational therapy and rehabilitation services in the Oman between the past, present and future, the role of occupational therapy in oncology and mental health. In addition, they shared the real experiences of families dealing with children with special needs. In conclusion, there was a discussion session about the most important challenges faced by occupational therapists and proposed solutions to develop the profession. The forum was attended by interested people from different institutions.

Emerging Novel strategies for early and Intermediate stages.

The periodic HBP café invited this time, Pr Enrico N De Toni who is a professor of internal medicine and the head of GI oncology unit in the department of medicine II at the University of Munich.During his presentation, Professor Enrico talked about different types of treatments used to treat hepatocellular carcinoma with improvement in overall survival. In the second part of his talk, he detailed some of the targeted therapies used currently including the immunotherapy as a first-line of treatment for the cases requiring systemic treatment. He pointed as well the importance of the researches and the clinical trials in evaluating new treatment modalities.  At the end, there were discussion of some tricky clinical scenarios where the management plan is variable due to the unusual presentation. 

SQCCCRC Malnutrition Awareness Week

In collaboration with organizations worldwide, the dietetics team at SQCCCRC actively participated in Malnutrition Awareness Week, emphasizing the importance of precise malnutrition assessment under the theme of “Beyond the Scale.” This global initiative aimed to raise awareness among patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals about the crucial role of nutrition in cancer care.

The campaign at SQCCCRC underscores the importance of addressing malnutrition in cancer care and promoting the role of nutrition in improving patient outcomes. The initiative serves as a reminder that nutrition is an integral part of cancer treatment, and by prioritizing nutritional care, healthcare providers can significantly enhance the well-being of cancer patients and alleviate the burden on the healthcare system.

Genitourinary Malignancies Awareness Month 

The event included the distribution of a number of awareness-raising publications: The Topical Prostate Cancer Booklet. April publication, Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. A kidney cancer publication.

Gynecological Cancer Integrated Care Webinar

The Webinar aimed to raise awareness of common gynecological cancers, prevention and diagnostic programs and treatment methods. 

The Webinar addressed topics such as risk factors and early symptoms of cervical, uterine and ovarian cancers that doctors should consider. Option of fertility preservation surgery (sparing-fertility). The role of psychological and rehabilitation care programs in raising the quality of life of cancer patients and recoveries, and coping strategies adopted by patients and their families.

Integrated Care for Gyecological Cancer at SQCCCRC

During the seminar, Dr. Zena M. Al-Sharbati,  presented a topic on the importance of developing resilience in women with gynecological cancer. She discussed and reviewed the definitions of resilience, as well as the protective psychosocial role it plays in improving the quality of life and reducing levels of anxiety and depression.

Advanced laparoscopic and robotic HPB surgery: Oncological results.


Professor Troisi discussed in his presentation, the evolution of robotic and laparoscopic HPB surgery.  He presented as well the learning curves needed for both techniques. In a second part, he presented the use of green indocyanine as an adjunct during minimally invasive HPB surgery.  He ended his presentation with the current evidence of minimally invasive HPB surgery with its oncological results.

Interventional endoscopy in GI cases


This virtual meeting was meant to discuss the application of interventional endoscopy and gastrointestinal cases.  The talk started with an article presentation about the endoscopic ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation of pancreatic lesions.  In a second part, Dr Valats presented a real case scenario of an endoscopic intervention for an esophageal lesion.

Which robotic platform to choose?  How to establish robotic surgery service?


This virtual meeting was meant to discuss the robotic surgery.  Dr. Bianco presented at the beginning the evolution of robotic surgery.  This was followed by a comparison between the laparoscopic and robotic surgical access and techniques and then a comparison between the different robotic platforms.  He talked subsequently about the future of minimally invasive surgery.  At the end, he talked about the manner of establishing a new robotic surgery service.

Liver transplantation for nonresectable colorectal liver metastasis. Where are we?


This virtual meeting started with the presentation of some statistics concerning colorectal liver metastasis. Professor Nadalin presented then the treatment options for nonresectable colorectal liver metastasis.  This was followed by a detailed talk about the evidence and advantage of liver transplantation in case of nonresectable colorectal liver metastasis.

Liver venous deprivation and radioembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma.  Where are we?

Professor Guiu started his talk with an introduction about portal vein embolization, liver venous deprivation techniques used for future liver remnant volume and function enhancement as well as a talk about radioembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma.  This was followed by presenting the techniques and the pathophysiology behind such procedures.  He ended his presentation with the current evidence of such techniques efficiency.

Perihilar cholangiocarcinoma, how to deal with it today?


This virtual meeting began with the definition and epidemiology concerning perihilar cholangiocarcinoma.  As a second point, professor Donadon talked about the diagnostic work-up needed and the indications of resection of perihilar cholangiocarcinoma. The outcomes of the surgical resection were then discussed.

Liver precancerous lesions: From multidisciplinary management to robotic surgical treatment


Dr Memeo started his talk with the discussion of the different types of precancerous liver lesions and their follow-up and management plan. This was followed by discussing the pathophysiology of degeneration and transformation to malignant lesions.  The talk ended by presenting some examples and videos of robotic surgical resection of such lesions.

World Physiotherapy Day at SQCCCRC

The Department of Physiotherapy at SQCCCRC organized a celebration for World Physiotherapy Day with this year’s theme being Osteoarthritis. The physiotherapists explained the causes, management, and assessment tests for musculoskeletal impairments in cancer patients.

 

 

Malnutrition Awareness Week

Malnutrition Awareness Week is an annual, multi-organizational campaign designed to increase awareness about malnutrition in hospital settings. This week-long initiative aimed to raise awareness about malnutrition related to diseases. The campaign engaged patients, caregivers, and staff through a series of activities organized by the nutrition and dietetics department team.

Omani national day

SQCCRC celebrated National Day on November 18th. The event showcased Omani culture, customs, traditions, cuisine, fashion, and geography to foreign employees.

Cancer Survivors’ Month

The meeting included a presentation of cancer survivors experience, their treatment journey, and how did they overcome negative feelings and attitudes, whether through sports or new hobbies. In addition, there were workshops presented by nutrition, physiotherapy, and mental health specialists about the role of healthy nutrition, physical activity, and relaxation in enhancing the mental and physical health of cancer survivors.

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Rehabilitation Treatment Awareness Week

The Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation organized a number of activities and events to introduce the department’s services and treatment programs. In the event, specialists in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and language and speech therapy presented an overview of the most important problems facing cancer patients that require the intervention of the rehabilitation team to improve the patient’s ability to practice daily activities independently. The activities also included wellness exercises and activities to enhance mental health and a relaxation and meditation session for staff.

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