A week-long international health science congress opened in Phnom Penh on November
18, with doctors from Cambodia and around the world presenting papers on the latest
An annual event, this year's 'Cambodge Santé 2004' is the largest so far in
Cambodia, with 300 papers and workshops planned for the estimated 1,500 who are expected
to attend over six days.
Highlights will include the formation of a Diabetes Society to discuss setting up
a national diabetes center next year and the inauguration of a new state-of-the-art
mammograph machine at the Preah Keat Mealea Hospital that will scan for breast cancer.
Maternal health and HIV/AIDs are the main themes, but doctors will share information
on a wide range of health issues and techniques. While papers are in English or French,
the sessions will have Khmer translation.
For more information, visit:wwwcambodgesante.com.