In partnership with the Cleveland Clinic and Burjeel Hospital, the American Corner marked Lung Cancer Month by observing American Smoke-out Day on Tuesday 17 November 2015. An audience of 65 were present including Prof. Munther Momany, ALHOSN’s Vice Chancellor and CEO, and Ryan Cork, the Senior Director of Clinical Staff Affairs at the Cleveland Clinic.
In his welcome address, ACAD Director, Dr. Adnan Husnéin, highlighted the American Corner’s active involvement in promoting and organizing cultural and social events. He added that “this comes as part of our continuous effort at the American Corner to provide community-centered programs to educate and raise awareness about important issues, especially those that are health related. Among its activities this fall, ACAD hosted Pink Caravan to raise awareness about Breast Cancer and organized an Osteoporosis Day. Dr. Husnéin acknowledged both the Cleveland Clinic and Burjeel Hospital for serving as catalysts in improving the healthcare system and eliminating disparities in the UAE.
The first guest speaker, Eng. Nora Al-Ali, a specialist in the office of staff affairs at Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi, shared a video presentation which revealed facts and figures on the effects of smoking causing diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels. Eng. A-Ali is a credentialing and privileging specialist in the office of staff affairs at Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi. She is currently working on her Master’s degree in Hospital Management while gaining valuable experience at the Cleveland Clinic.
The second guest speaker, Dr. Norbert W Dreier, an Oncology Consultant, spoke about lung cancer and ways to treat it using the latest medical technology. Dr. Dreier has more than 20 years of experience across Germany and the Middle East. He specializes in Internal Oncology, Hematology, Immunology, Neoplastic Diseases as well as Coagulation Disorders. He is also a member of several German and US medical societies. Dr. Dreier moved to Abu Dhabi in 2004. He assumed the position of Head of the Department of Oncology at a reputed government military hospital where he was instrumental in setting up the Oncology wing.