Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is with great pride and delight that I welcome you all to the first orthodontic conference at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Qatar. Whether you are a general practitioner, an orthodontist, or a specialist in another field, there will be something for you in this ground breaking, first of its kind, multi-disciplinary event.
The committee has been working especially hard to ensure that our program carries value for everybody in attendance. Before going any further, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Professor Rainer-Reginald Miethke for his continued support and involvement in the planning of this event. I would also like to extend my thanks to everyone who has been a part of the planning and implementation of this Conference; without their efforts this would not be possible.
These are times of rapidly advancing technology; this, coupled with high quality research has made it possible to provide our patients with a higher standard care than ever before. For this reason we felt that the word ‘Excellence’ would best define what we intend to promote over the next two days.
By putting together a program that includes an array of world-class speakers, panelists, and study sessions, we intend to give each one of you here an experience in ‘excellence’. You will have the opportunity to listen to lecturers who are legends in their own right, and to meet and interact with them on an individual basis. I am certain you will leave with a new vision for improving treatment outcomes, and with a greater depth of understanding as to when and how technology can be applied to this end.
The next two days are not only a valuable opportunity to learn, but also to share experiences, renew acquaintances, and perhaps even make new ones. Most importantly, this is an opportunity for each of you to take back to your practices knowledge that will provide your patients with the best…….. With EXCELLENCE!
Dr. Najat A. Alsayed
Chairman of 1st Qatar International Orthodontic Conference
Orthodontics, The Department of Dentistry
Hamad Medical Corporation