Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Metini, President of Ain Shams University, opened the activities of the first annual conference of the Department of Surgery at Ain Shams University, in the presence of Prof. Dr. Ashraf Omar, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Ain Shams University and Chairman of the University Hospitals Board of Directors, Prof. Dr. Abdel Wahab Ezzat, Professor of Surgery and former President of Ain Shams University, Prof. Dr. Alaa Ismail, Professor of General Surgery, Prof. Dr. Shahira Samir, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine for Community Service and Environmental Development Affairs and Executive Director of the International Relations and Academic Cooperation Sector at the university, Prof. Dr. Osama Mansour, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Graduate Studies and Research Affairs, Prof. Dr. Heba Allah Saeed, Vice Dean of Education and Student Affairs, Prof. Dr. Khaled Gawdat, Head of the Department of Surgery at Ain Shams University, Prof. Dr. Tariq Youssef, Director of El-Demerdash University Surgical Hospital, Deputy Executive Director of Hospitals, and a group of professors of surgery and specialists from inside and outside Ain Shams University.
In his speech, Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Metini, President of Ain Shams University, said that the Department of Surgery, since its inception in 1947, has organized many conferences and scientific events, stressing the importance of organizing conferences within the different departments because of their role in spreading the culture of student participation in scientific conferences and refining their experiences.
He added that the departmental conferences are a step to contribute to the conference of the Faculty of Medicine and the University Conference, which is held annually with the participation of all university faculties.
Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Matini expressed his thanks and gratitude to all the professors of the Department of Surgery, who are considered luminous signs in the world of surgery in Egypt for their great contributions in this field, wishing the conference success in light of its rich agenda with important topics.
In his speech, Prof. Dr. Ashraf Omar, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, said that the conference witnessed participation from a number of Egyptian universities, hoping that the bonds of cooperation would extend between the conference participants and that young doctors would benefit from the important topics raised by the conference through a number of themes and sessions.
and Prof. Dr. Khaled Jawdat, Head of the Department of Surgery and Head of the Conference, explained that the Conference of the Department of Surgery, which extends over two days, is a huge scientific meeting that includes 7 specialized sessions in all branches of surgery, in which 60 papers are presented in surgeries of the liver, breast, glands, digestive system, obesity, anus, and colon, with the participation of surgical professors from the faculty of medicine (Ain Shams University, Cairo University, Mansoura University, Minya University, Zagazig University, and Alexandria University).
In his speech, Prof. Dr. Alaa Ismail, professor of surgery, touched on the importance of doctor-patient communication, the patient’s rights, and what he expects from the doctor. He also addressed the patterns of communication between the doctor and the patient, which he divided into four types, and the factors that affect this relationship, such as the personality of each of them and the differences in Education, social level, social factors, and others, as well as the difficulties that hinder communication between them and the common mistakes that the doctor may make and affect his effective communication with his patient to avoid them.
He concluded by emphasizing that in order to achieve success between the surgeon and the patient, they must listen to each other.
In a speech under the title "Education between the past and the present" Prof. Dr. Abdel-Wahab Ezzat, professor of surgery and the former president of Ain Shams University, spoke, during which he reviewed the stages that education has gone through to reach the fourth generation that we are currently living in, including distance learning, in which the real communication between the professor and the student has decreased.
He also shed light on online learning and how it can be benefited from, stressing that we must take time before applying any new on a large scale, so we must apply it in stages and evaluate it from time to time.
It also sheds light on the factors of evaluating education, as Conscience was synonymous with quality in previous generations, and now there is interest in university rankings.
He demanded the return of the direct relationship between the professor and the student, that scientific research be directed to the service of society, and that the classifications be linked to what universities offer to their societies.