The work of the Second International Conference on Kidney Diseases, entitled “Diabetes Nephropathy”, organized by the Armed Forces Hospitals Department in Taif Governorate, in cooperation with the Saudi Society for Kidney Diseases and Transplantation, was launched in the presence of a number of specialists in Taif. Dr. Naglaa Al-Maliki in Taif Health Affairs, that diabetic nephropathy is the main cause of kidney failure, as it constitutes more than 46% of hemodialysis patients in dialysis units in the Kingdom, according to the latest statistics of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation.
She pointed out the importance of these conferences to shed light on this disease and ways to prevent and treat it, especially in light of the availability of many therapeutic developments that limit advanced renal failure, noting that this conference comes as an initiative in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, on the transformation of health care, which It is concerned with the health of the individual and society in the first place, by enhancing the preventive role and means of obtaining the necessary health care in a timely manner for a patient with diabetic nephropathy.
The head of the conference, Director of the Armed Forces Hospitals Department in Taif, Major General Dr. Yasser Babair, noted the importance of scientific conferences. Because it is an exceptional opportunity for health care practitioners of all levels and specializations to exchange knowledge, experiences and best practices in this field, which would enhance the preventive and curative efforts made by the wise leadership in all its health and social institutions to confront this incurable disease, which is the main cause of kidney failure, calling for recognition On the localization and spread of this disease at the local and international levels, how to diagnose and examine it, and to find the best ways to treat chronic renal failure due to diabetes.
It is noteworthy that the conference aims, through its scientific sessions, workshops and the accompanying exhibition, to raise awareness among health workers of all specialties, methods of prevention, and the latest treatment developments, and to ensure that patients with diabetic nephropathy get the best treatment opportunities resulting from the latest developments and scientific recommendations.
Over two days, the conference will discuss the magnitude of the challenges and the latest statistics for patients at the regional and international levels, in addition to reviewing the latest advanced therapeutic developments. To reduce kidney failure and heart failure caused by diabetes.