CAIRO: A conference on “medicine against terrorism” will be held by the Military Medical Academy April 16-18 in cooperation with the World Health Organization and the Egyptian Association of Community Medicine, focusing on injuries resulting from explosions.
International medical experts and experts in crisis management will attend the conference, as well as emergency medicine professors from the Armed Forces, the Healthy Ministry and a number of Egyptian universities, according to a military statement Saturday.
The conference will also focus on means to minimize health repercussions from blast injuries, and also modern means to treat such injuries and exchanging expertise of international and regional countries in the field.
Workshops for surgeons and young doctors will also be held to train them on state-of-the-art treatment methods in different stages of the injuries, the statement said.
Militancy and bombings have spread in Egypt following the 2013 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, leaving hundreds, mostly security personnel but also civilians, killed, missing limbs, and paralyzed.
Terrorism-related violence has largely subsided in Egypt, but military and police conscripts and officers still face dangers of IEDs in North Sinai.