A special guest lecture titled Simply - the Breast was held at UOWD on April 18, 2011. The guest presenter was Dr Houriya Kazim, Medical Director and Specialist Breast Surgeon, Well Woman Clinic, Dubai.
Dr Kazim is a UAE national and the country's first female surgeon. In 2006, she set up her own practice in Dubai at the Well Woman Clinic. She is the founder of the only breast cancer support group and charity Brest Friends in Dubai.
Simply - the Breast was a fascinating presentation about how the breast has been represented in various societies throughout the centuries, from ancient art, renaissance art, to images in modern mass media and advertising.
Dr. Kazim also discussed the major public- health issue of breast cancer in women and men, and her quest to raise public awareness for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. The guest lecture was introduced by Dr. Michael Willemyns, Associate Professor at UOWD, and the lively question-and-answer session was chaired by Professor Rob Whelan, President UOWD.