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6th International Disability Conference in Saudi Arabia

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The 6th International Conference on Disability and Rehabilitation and the King Salman Disability Research Award will be held in January 2022, announced during a press conference in Riyadh.

The press conference, organized by the King Salman Center for Disability Research (KSCDR) in Riyadh on January 18, 26 countries and ten local entities and private sector bodies participated in the event.

“As the king of Saudi Arabia, he is also the founder of the center over 30 years ago. Therefore, he’s very much connected to the (center’s) cause.” said Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the board of trustees.

He added that Saudi Arabia cared for, nurtured, and empowered people with disabilities and supported specialized scientific research into disability.

Prince Sultan said that the latest conference would be different “as we live in a different age. We look forward to a different future technology. Science has grown and has developed so much in the past few years since the last conference.”

“KSCDR slogan is ‘Science benefiting people,’ which is also the message of its founder King Salman.” said Dr. Ola Abu Sukar, chairman of the scientific committee of the 6th conference.

Abu Sukar said that the 6th conference’s slogan was “empowering people with disabilities from childhood to youth — between research and application.”

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