October 14-21, 2006 -International Conference open to all medical practitioners - 9/10/2006

Program of the International Congress on Preventive Medicine and Sports Medicine organized by The Medical Tennis Association
( Malta ) on behalf of the World Medical Tennis Society under the auspices of the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Malta.
October 14-21, 2006.- Hilton Hotel.

All Maltese Medical Practioners are invited.
Registration fee LM5 (possible on site)

Contact 2595 1305 - ask for louise


Session A
Sunday 15th October, 2006 – 19.30

Introductory welcome address by Professor R. Ellul Micallef – Rector Magnificus Emeritus and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Malta.
Professor of Therapeutics and Materia Medica.

Welcome Address by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malta,
Prof Godfrey Laferla -- Professor of Surgery

Welcome Address by the Director and Founder of the Medical Tennis Association (Malta ) and Organizer WMTS –Malta 2006 –
Professor Angelo J. Psaila – Professor of Medicine
Formerly Head of the Department of Medicine

Preventive Medicine
Prevention of Coronary Artery disease –
Prof J.M. Cacciottolo,
Cardiovascular Physician,
Head Department of Medicine,
University of Malta.

Prevention of the Complications of Coronary artery disease –
Prof Albert Fenech,
Investigative Cardiologist,
Dept of Cardiology,
St. Luke’s Hospital Malta.

Secondary prevention after Coronary revascularization.-
Mr Alex Manche –
Senior Cardiac Surgeon, Department of Cardiology.
St Luke’s Hospital. Malta

Refreshments will be served at 19.30 and after Professor Cacciottolo’s talk,

Session B
Sports Medicine Tuesday 17th October.2006 – 19.30

Tennis e Laser
Professor Emeritus Mario Silvestrini Biavati
Universita di Genova Fac, Di Med e Chir

Head Injuries in sports –
Mr Antoine Zrinzo,
Neurosurgeon, St Luke’s Hospital. Malta

The Spine in Sporting Activities -
Mr Frederick Zammit Maempel,
Head, Department of Orthopaedics,
St Luke’s Hospital, Malta


Tennis injuries in the foot –
Jan Lidstrom
Dept Orthopaedic Surgery,
Sahlgren University Hospital,
Molndal, Sweden

Biochemical Dysfunction of the foot in Tennis
Mr Ray Bezzina
Senior Physiotherapist,
St. Luke’s Hospital, Malta

The Knee in Sporting Activities.-
Mr Ivan Esposito,
Department of Orthopaedics.St Luke’s Hospital. Malta

Session C – Wednesday 18th October, 2006 -07.30

Recent Advances in Medicine
“ The Expansion of the Vestibular Oris (EVO)-the
physiognomy of the long life. EVO is a new surgical method for sleep disorders
Susumu Mukai- PhD MD
Director of Mukai Clinic Yamato, Kanagawa, Japan

The acetylcholine theory of Alzheimer disease – implications of treatment from mild to severe dementia.
Mikael Nornholm –
Department of Geriatric Psychiatry
University of Lund, Sweden


Increased prevalence of neurodegenerative disease in non-western immigrant children; a population-based study from Oslo, Norway. Peter Stromme
Department of Paediatrics, Ulleval University Hospital,
Oslo. Norway

Sports Medicine
WADA and Sports
John Buhagiar
Olympic Team (Malta) Medical Officer

Climbing Kilimanjaro for Charity and for Kicks –
Dr Kirill Micallef Stafrace. Specialist in Sports Medicine,
Malta Olympic Senior Medical Officer.
A film will be shown during this talk.

Session D –
Preventive medicine Thursday 19th October, 2006 – 19.30

Prevention of the Complications of Diabetes Mellitus –
Prof Joseph Azzopardi
Head, Diabetic Services,
Health Department. Malta.

Prevention of Malignant disease –
Prof Hans Hagberg,
Specialist in Internal Medicine and Oncology
Department of Oncology
University Hospital, Uppsala


Prevention and Early diagnosis of renal disease –
Dr Emanuel Farriuga
Renal Physician,
St Luke’s Hospital, Malta

Prevention of Infectious Disease –
Prof Lars Hagberg,
Departmnet of Infectious Diseases, Sahlgrensa University Hospital,
Goteborg, Sweden

Session E
Preventive Medicine- Friday 20th October 07.30 -

Chronic Obstructive Airways disease –
Dr Stephen Montefort, Chest Physician, St. Luke’s Hospital, Malta

Carbon Monoxide – the Silent Killer –
Dr Martin Balzan, Chest Physician, St Luke’s Hospital. Malta


Prevention of Prematurity –
Dr Mark Formosa - Department of Obstretrics and Gynaecology, St Luke’s Hospital. Malta

Prevention and Hazards of Obesity in Childhood –
Dr Paul Soler - Department of Paediatrics, St Luke’s Hospital. Malta

Closing Comments – Prof A. J. Psaila - Congress Organizer.

An Exhibition by Pharmaceutical Firms will be present during the Conference sessions. There will also be posters prepared by Pharmacy Students, University of Malta and delegates.

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