The city of Dubai and the Emirates Physiotherapy Society (Emirates Medical Association), is pleased to welcome the 8th World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain in 2013.  The conference is expected to attract around 1500 delegates and will inject over Dhs10 million (US$2.8 million) into the local economy.

“Bringing the congress to the region will provide a great opportunity for all healthcare providers who work with patients with pelvic and lower back pain to enhance their knowledge, skills, and enrich their expertise in diagnosis and management of these conditions.

The Emirates Physiotherapy Society (EMA) is very pleased with the level of cooperation extended from the Dubai Convention Bureau and DTCM in supporting the bid to host the congress in Dubai. The joint efforts of EPS, DCB, Emirates Airlines, and Dubai hoteliers were crucial in winning the bid and we all look forward to the collaboration between us in hosting this great congress in Dubai.” ” Says Abduladheem Kamkar, Chairman of Emirates Physiotherapy Society (Emirates Medical Association) and co-chairman of the upcoming congress.

The congress is organized by the University of California’s San Diego School of Medicine and supported by 50 organizations worldwide. This is the first time that it will be held in the Middle East.

The World Congress Series on Low Back and Pelvic Pain was initiated in 1992 to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary knowledge and consensus on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic lumbopelvic pain. All disciplines involved in the treatment and research of musculoskeletal disorders around the globe meet together at this event . The congress program is presented by various international experts involved in the management of low back and pelvic pain. As well, it is attended by various disciplines including orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons , physiotherapists, chiropractors, sports medicine specialists, gynecologists, osteopaths, rheumatologists, family physicians, neurologists, manual and exercise therapists and many more.