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Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 8th Pediatric Ophthalmology and Optometry Conference Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Day 2 :

Keynote Forum

Ahmad Alkhatib

Albarsha Health Care Center, UAE

Keynote: Collaboration between nurses and physicians in medical practices
Conference Series Pediatric Optometry 2019 International Conference Keynote Speaker Ahmad Alkhatib photo

Ahmad Alkhatib graduated his MBBS degree from Aleppo University, Faculty of Medicine and has pursued his Board of Family Medicine. He has worked in Tabuk Armed Forces Hospital.



Nurses and physicians are the cornerstone in medical services, for decades the relation between them is important to both sides and at the end reflects on the patient care and gives good environment of work. Talking about this correlation is affected by many factors, including personality traits in physicians and nurses; it is also a part of communication skills which we used to learn and practice in our careers. The Highlights will be discussed briefly in the following. Many researches and exploration has been hoping to have an understanding of both sides of stalk and to practice how to make better collaboration in the future.

  • Health and Fitness Education | Women Health Nursing and Midwifery | Community and Family Nursing | Tele Nursing and e-Health | Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing | Traditional Nursing Care | Risk Factors in Nursing and Healthcare Professionals
Location: Hall


Ahmad Alkhatib

Albarsha Health Care Center, UAE



Mohamad Miqdady

Sheikh Khalifa Hospital, UAE

Session Introduction

Sultan Alharthi

Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, Saudi Arabia

Title: Assessment of health accreditation on health care from patient and healthcare provider experience in Makkah region 2017

Time : 11:15-11:45


Sultan Alharthi has completed his MBBS from King Saud University. He is a Family Medicine Resident at the Saudi Board of Family Medicine in Taif, Saudi Arabia.


Background & Aim: A responsive and comprehensive Primary Healthcare (PHC) system leads to a more efficient health system, lower rates of hospitalization, fewer health inequalities, better health outcomes and lower costs. Despite its routine use in the work course of most hospitals worldwide, accreditation has only recently has been introduced into the PHC setting in Saudi Arabia. The aim is to assess the impact of accreditation on quality of care as perceived by patients and PHC staff members as well as to compare the quality of healthcare services provided by accredited and non-accredited primary healthcare centers.


Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted at two Primary Health Care (PHC) centers that pass accreditation on CBAHI and two none-accredited PHC centers, in Makkah region, Saudi Arabia. The study population consists of patients attending PHC centers and staff working in the selected PHC centers. Two pre-designed self-administered questionnaires were used for both patients and healthcare providers.


Results: The study included 770 patients recruited from four primary healthcare centers (two in Makkah and two in Taif cities) and 47 primary healthcare staff members working in the same centers. Patients attended accredited PHC center were more significantly satisfied with its services compared to those attended none-accredited center. Regarding screening services, lipid panel, fasting plasma glucose and HBA1c screening were more significantly performed in accredited PHC centers than non-accredited centers. Regarding the surveyed scales of the impact of accreditation of primary healthcare centers, from staff`s perspectives, the mean scores computed for the scales and subscales were all high.


Conclusion: Patients attended accredited PHC center were more significantly satisfied with its services compared to those attended none-accredited center. Almost all services, including screening tests were more performed at accredited than non-accredited PHC centers. Positive impact of accreditation of primary healthcare centers on their services was ascertained according to staff`s perspectives.

Edna Joyce Santos

Al Khalayleh Medical Center, UAE

Title: A new online platform that enables comprehensive eye examination

Time : 11:45-12:15


Edna Joyce Santos has been a dedicated Ophthalmologist for the past 28 years. She is also a Member of the National Society of Expert, Writers and Speakers in the United States. She is an international Reviewer for a lot of ophthalmological journals and has been invited as an international speaker in different conferences abroad.


A lot of countries around the world are still underserved by ophthalmologists. The expense of setting up an ophthalmology clinic is so high that majority of the population do not have access to ophthalmic services and investigations. In fact, instead of expanding, most medical centres prefer to forego opening satellite clinics that could have increased practice efficiency and revenue. The purpose of this study is to show that there is a new online platform, called Saccadio Suites that bridges the gap between the lack of ophthalmologists in distant locations and the availability of management systems that not only provide access to affordable ophthalmic tests and investigations but also could connect more patients to the clinic than ever before. In order to give a clear picture of a patient’s eye condition, a powerful blend of structural and functional devices was used such as the Saccadio Web and Saccadio Haploscope, collectively known as the Saccadio Suites. The Saccadio Suites help in the prevention of blindness by bridging the gap between the lack of ophthalmologists and ophthalmic services in remote areas. It increased the clinic’s efficiency by making very fast, accurate and comprehensive eye examination. The remote teleophthalmologist gets the report online, makes an immediate interpretation and decides on the treatment. Most of the ophthalmic devices in the market today provide only structural tests but not the functional tests included in the Saccadio Haploscope. It is, therefore, highly recommended that clinics and medical centers avail of Saccadio Suites which are integrated with artificial intelligence that can be automated to facilitate diagnosis and management of eye diseases.


Safiah H Mulla is a Faculty Staff at the Department of Optometry. She holds her BSc in Optometry from King Saud University (1987). Currently, she is the Rector's Counsellor for Maintenance and Operating Affairs for King Saud University Female Campus.



Aim: This study is a comparison between the Visual Acuity (VA) measurements with the preliterate LogMAR LEA symbols VA chart (LH) and the standardized Early Treatments for Diabetic Retinopathy Study VA chart (ETDRS) in young children to help further define reported validity limitations of the former.


Method: Forty (40) healthy and visually normal children age 40 to 83 months were recruited in a cross-sectional prospective study with all participants being required of being able to recognize the 10 Sloan letters. Under a standardized and controlled clinical setting, VA was measured monoculary and randomly using both the LEA and the ETDRS charts. A child’s VA threshold level is reached when a minimum of three letters on a line cannot be read correctly.


Results: VA scores of the two charts were highly correlated (r=0.90, p<0.0001), with a clinically significant over estimation of 0.04 (<0.50 line) LogMAR in the LEA chart scores regardless of the subjects’ age or gender. The two charts were in total agreements in the detection of subjects’ inter-ocular difference.


Conclusion: This study indicates that the preliterate LEA chart can provide a valid alternative that matches the accuracy of the standard adult ETDRS chart for measuring VA in young normal children. However, the LEA chart may overestimate the acuity score measured by the ETDRS chart; therefore, the two charts cannot be used interchangeably.



Saed Al Nobani still as student in his MSN at the age of 35 years from Liverpol University and Bachelor degree in Nursing from jordan university . He is the Manager of Education & life support in Enaya Hospital/ Enaya medical group In KSA-Dammam, he is certified as Patient safety officer from American institution of healthcare Management  ,  He has published more than 3 papers in jordan about quality, patient saftey & waste managment.


Introduction : define what is Quality? what is Saftey?  what is the methoed we will use in this presentation? i will Speak about the STEEEP , and the describtion of each part of alone plus the Quality Prinicple that we describe the ESR from them


Methods: Being conducted in 2017, this qualitative study was the first of its type in KSA. Data were collected through in-depth semi-structured interviews with 45 Multidisplanary Cargivers working in different departments & Hospitals across the Kingdom . The participants were selected using a Random sampling method.Interviews were transcribed and analyzed following a qualitative content analysis approach.  Written text was then coded, and themes were extracted from the data. Ethical considerations: The study was conducted with multidisplanary free informed consent and was approved by Ethics Committee of Enaya Hospital/ Enaya Medical group.


Findings: By analyzing the data, we found that disribuation for the multidispalnary over a diffrent commities over 1 year and 2 month has improved the outcome of the acheivment of the ESR by 38% as a results from the CPAHI Rounds on july 2017


Conclusion: the distrubuation for the multidisplanary over  all hospital comitties can improve significantly the percentage of ESR when being changed in yearly basies with taking the consedration of the active work for this Comitties and number of members.

Farhana Tabassum Siddique

Geriatric Nurse Specialist, Pakistan

Title: Nursing now in Pakistan: Vision, mission & strategic plan

Time : 14:15-15:15


Farhana Tabussum completed her BS Nursing at RMIT University, Australia at 1999, did her Diploma on Nursing at Aga Khan University at 1984. She worked in Pakistan Army at AFNS and also she is a head of EMS Faculty at Al Ghad College of Health Sciences, Jeddah. She represented the First “Nursing Now” Summit inaugurated by President of Pakistan at President House. She received the First Metropolitan Nursing Award by Karachi Mayor 2018. She has attended many National and International Conferences all around the world for about 15 years. Her Research work in the field of Nursing received many awards and Honors.



To help the Pakistani nursing profession successfully deal with the challenges of health care by empowering  the nurses and midwives to make a difference in improving health care delivery while raising the status and profile of nursing


The mission of Nursing Now is to facilitate Pakistani nurses and midwives locally & regionally to develop outstanding influence in developing & implementing health care related policies. Simultaneously,  encouraging growth and uplifting of nursing force through quality education & training. To support emerging leaders & role models while assisting gender equality. To promote qualitative research establishing a way forward to achieve great impact of desired positive change which will enhance good nursing practice at all levels while developing & shaping it to improve the quality of life. The empowerment of nurses & midwives will aid in stronger economy in Pakistan with global collaboration achieving Universal Health for All target.


Mohammad Javad Hosseinabadi-Farahani is a PhD candidate in Nursing at University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Currently, he is a Clinical Educator and Educational Supervisor in Erfan Grand Hospital in Tehran city.


 Academic burnout is one of the challenges in nursing education that is particularly important due to the stressful nature of the field. The experience of this phenomenon over the course of the students’ education and its persisting effects after graduation lead to poor academic performance, job dissatisfaction, reduced quality of nursing services and even leaving the profession. This study aims to determine the level of academic burnout and examine its contributing factors in nursing students at Qazvin University of Medical Sciences in 2016.


Method: The present descriptive-analytical study was conducted on 180 undergraduate nursing students selected through the census method. Data were collected using a personal demographic information form and the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Student Survey (MBI-SS), and the content validity and internal consistency of the tool were confirmed. Data were analyzed using descriptive and analytical statistics in SPSS-16. The level of statistical significance was set at P<0.05.


Results: The total academic burnout score obtained was 39.2±14.4, which suggests moderate levels of academic burnout in the students. A total of 67.7% of the students received a moderate academic burnout score. Of all the dimensions of academic burnout, academic inefficacy had the highest mean (16.5±5.91). The academic burnout score had a significant inverse correlation with the variable of GPA (r=-0.3, P<0.001) and a significant relationship with the type of residence (P=0.001).


Conclusion: Moderate and high levels of academic burnout in nursing students contribute to a diminishing performance, especially in terms of learning clinical skills. A greater understanding of the factors causing an increase or reduction in academic burnout can therefore help prevent or minimize the occurrence of this phenomenon. Moreover, nursing education planners should take special account of factors such as academic performance, type of residence and level of interest in the discipline.

Fahad H Alessa

King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Title: Awareness of diabetic retinopathy among Saudi diabetic patients

Time : 15:30-16:30


Fahad has completed his Bachelor at the age of 23 years from King Saud University Collage of Applied Medical Sciences with the second honor degree of GPA 4.51 out of 5.



Diabetes mellitus is a vascular disease that will affect the most important body organs such as the brain, heart, kidney and the eye as well as the pancreases. Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is a disease of the retina; profound ischemia will lead to neovascularization of the disk (NVD), retina (NVE), iris (NVI) and the angle (NVA). World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that, globally, 422 million adults aged over 18 years were living with diabetes in 2014. In 2016 WHO has reported that Saudi Arabia took the second rank as the highest in the Middle East, and is seventh in the world for the rate of diabetes.


A population-based, cross-sectional survey along with retinal imaging will be conducted. The survey will be written in English, and will be verbally translated to the Arabic language to ensure that patients fully understand each question. It consists of two main sections, the first section contains patient personal information, educational background, duration of the disease, and family history and medical history of diabetes mellitus. The second section contains questions designed to evaluate and measure the patients’ awareness of diabetic retinopathy. Each Diabetic patient will be examined using modern Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to measure retinal layers thickness and take an enface image of the retina.


This study included data from 554 participants, 380 of those do not think diabetes will affect their eyes. In addition, almost the same present did not know diabetic retinopathy. The samples ranging in age from 10 to 80years, most of the samples are between 40-59years old. The samples are almost half males and half females. Most of the participants have diabetes of less than 10 years and the majority were type two diabetes.