I had the opportunity to take pictures at a neuroscience conference that was being held in Dubai. Doctors from MD Anderson and St. Luke's in the Houston Medical Center were brought in as speakers. Since Michael had a neurosurgeon for one of his doctors and I'm from Houston, it felt like old home week. The staff from MDA were so excited to know I was from the Woodlands and lived in Dubai. I had an instant bond with many of them. Although I didn't understand half of what the doctors were saying and the slides were very graphic (especially the brain photos), I enjoyed listening to the seminars. One thing Dubai always does well is food and this conference was no exception.
A highlight of the conference was a visit by the Minister of Health. I didn't realize how important this was until the "other" media showed up. Kinda felt like I was in a rugby match. Many cultures don't understand the concept of personal space. I did manage to capture a shot of the minister and a few of the doctors.