2004 News Story

Washington Embassy hosts medical seminar

Under the auspices of Ambassador to the United States Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington DC hosted last night a medical seminar in cooperation with Partners HealthCare Systems, a Boston-based integrated health care network affiliated with Harvard Medical School.  The topic was ‘Memory, Mood, and Mind’. Deputy Chief of Mission Ambassador Ahmad Kattan delivered a speech in which he stressed the Embassy's support for scientific events which aim at improving medical sciences. Dr. Martin Samuel, Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and chair of the neurology Department at Brigham and Women's Hospital, discussed disorders of cognitive functions including attention, memory and communication difficulties and some treatments that may help alleviate the condition. Dr. John Herman, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, presented an overview of existing advances in modern psychiatry, focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of some common problems including anxiety and depression.