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Oncology Conference

30 - 31 January 2017

New for 2017, the Oncology Conference at Arab Health focused on the advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of different diseases. Discussions incorporated new radiation technologies, real life case assessments and a concentration on the most important regional cancer issues.

Playing host to both local and international oncology experts, this conference brought together practicing oncology specialists, nurses and radiologists, providing accredited continuing professional development, and the opportunity for dialogue on educational and research issues.

Activity Director:

  • Dr Bassam Estfan, Gastrointestinal Oncologist, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA

Conference Chair:

  • Dr Myung Whun Sung, CEO, Chair of Oncology Center, Sheikh Khalifa Specialist Hospital, Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE

Key sessions/topics:

  • State of the art radiation therapy
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Neurooncology
  • Women’s oncology
  • Gastroenterology oncology
  • Case assessment and 2nd opinion

Accreditation Statement

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

Grantor Acknowledgement

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education acknowledges educational grants for partial support of this activity from:

Platinum: American Hospital Dubai
Gold: Elekta, Hitachi, Toshiba, Varian Medical Systems
Silver: SAH Global, IBA SA

 09:30
Opening remarks

Session 1 : State of the art radiation therapy

 09:35
Advances in radiation therapy: from IMRT to SBRT
Speaker(s):
Dr Dwight  E. Heron

Dr Dwight E. Heron
Professor of Radiation Oncology, Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, Director of Radiation Services, UPMC Cancer Center
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Dr Dwight  E. Heron

Dr Dwight E. Heron
Professor of Radiation Oncology, Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, Director of Radiation Services, UPMC Cancer Center
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA


Day 1
Oncology Conference

Advances in radiation therapy: from IMRT to SBRT
Monday 30 Jan 09:35 AM - 10:05 AM
 10:05
Nagoya Proton Bean Therapy (PBT) Center and hypo-fractionated PBT for the prostate
Speaker(s):
Dr Jun-etsu Mizoe

Dr Jun-etsu Mizoe
Director
Nagoya Proton Therapy Center, Nagoya City West Medical Center, Nagoya, Japan

Dr Jun-etsu Mizoe

Dr Jun-etsu Mizoe
Director
Nagoya Proton Therapy Center, Nagoya City West Medical Center, Nagoya, Japan


Day 1
Oncology Conference

Nagoya Proton Bean Therapy (PBT) Center and hypo-fractionated PBT for the prostate
Monday 30 Jan 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM
 10:35
The benefits of IMPT for the treatment of breast cancer
Speaker(s):
Dr. Andrew Chang

Dr. Andrew Chang
Chief of Pediatric Proton Therapy, SAH Center for Proton Therapy and Research Institute, Pediatric Proton Radiation Oncologist
Scripps Proton Therapy Center, San Diego, CA, USA

Dr. Andrew Chang

Dr. Andrew Chang
Chief of Pediatric Proton Therapy, SAH Center for Proton Therapy and Research Institute, Pediatric Proton Radiation Oncologist
Scripps Proton Therapy Center, San Diego, CA, USA


Day 1
Oncology Conference

The benefits of IMPT for the treatment of breast cancer
Monday 30 Jan 10:35 AM - 11:05 AM
Future of pediatric oncology
Monday 30 Jan 12:30 PM - 13:00 PM
 11:05
Coffee break
 11:35
Effective patient solutions for proton therapy
Speaker(s):
Karol

Prof Karol Sikora
Dean of Medicine
University of Buckingham, Buckingham, UK

Karol

Prof Karol Sikora
Dean of Medicine
University of Buckingham, Buckingham, UK


Day 1
Oncology Conference

Effective patient solutions for proton therapy
Monday 30 Jan 11:35 AM - 12:00 PM
 12:00
Future of oncology treatment and proton therapy
Speaker(s):
Dr Allan

Dr Allan F Thornton
Chief Medical Officer, SAH Center for Proton Therapy and Research Institute Head of Proton Radiation Oncology
Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute, Hampton, VA, USA

Dr Allan

Dr Allan F Thornton
Chief Medical Officer, SAH Center for Proton Therapy and Research Institute Head of Proton Radiation Oncology
Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute, Hampton, VA, USA


Day 1
Oncology Conference

Future of oncology treatment and proton therapy
Monday 30 Jan 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
 12:30
Future of pediatric oncology
Speaker(s):
Dr. Andrew Chang

Dr. Andrew Chang
Chief of Pediatric Proton Therapy, SAH Center for Proton Therapy and Research Institute, Pediatric Proton Radiation Oncologist
Scripps Proton Therapy Center, San Diego, CA, USA

Dr. Andrew Chang

Dr. Andrew Chang
Chief of Pediatric Proton Therapy, SAH Center for Proton Therapy and Research Institute, Pediatric Proton Radiation Oncologist
Scripps Proton Therapy Center, San Diego, CA, USA


Day 1
Oncology Conference

The benefits of IMPT for the treatment of breast cancer
Monday 30 Jan 10:35 AM - 11:05 AM
Future of pediatric oncology
Monday 30 Jan 12:30 PM - 13:00 PM
 13:00
Lunch break

Session 2 : Thyroid cancer

 14:30
Surgery of advanced papillary thyroid cancer
Speaker(s):
Dr Myung-Whun Sung

Dr Myung-Whun Sung
CEO
Sheikh Khalifa Speciality Hospital, Ras al Khaimah, UAE

Dr Myung-Whun Sung

Dr Myung-Whun Sung
CEO
Sheikh Khalifa Speciality Hospital, Ras al Khaimah, UAE


Day 1
Oncology Conference

Surgery of advanced papillary thyroid cancer
Monday 30 Jan 14:30 PM - 15:00 PM
 15:00
Molecular genetics of differentiated thyroid cancer
Speaker(s):
Dr Ali S. Alzahran

Dr Ali S. Alzahran
Consultant Endocrinologist, Department of Medicine, Head, Molecular Endocrinology Division, Department of Molecular Oncology and Professor of Medicine
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center and AlFaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Dr Ali S. Alzahran

Dr Ali S. Alzahran
Consultant Endocrinologist, Department of Medicine, Head, Molecular Endocrinology Division, Department of Molecular Oncology and Professor of Medicine
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center and AlFaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Day 1
Oncology Conference

Molecular genetics of differentiated thyroid cancer
Monday 30 Jan 15:00 PM - 15:30 PM
 15:30
Thyroid cancer epidemiology and diagnosis
Speaker(s):
Dr Huda Ezzeddin Mustafa

Dr Huda Ezzeddin Mustafa
Consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes, Lead physician of Thyroid Cancer Services
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Huda Ezzeddin Mustafa

Dr Huda Ezzeddin Mustafa
Consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes, Lead physician of Thyroid Cancer Services
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Day 1
Oncology Conference

Thyroid cancer epidemiology and diagnosis
Monday 30 Jan 15:30 PM - 16:00 PM
 15:30
Coffee break

Session 3 : Lung cancer

 16:00
Imaging diagnosis of lung cancer
Speaker(s):
Jung-Gi

Dr Jung-Gi Im
Professor Emeritus, Department of Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Consultant Radiologist
Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Jung-Gi

Dr Jung-Gi Im
Professor Emeritus, Department of Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Consultant Radiologist
Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE


Day 1
Oncology Conference

Imaging diagnosis of lung cancer
Monday 30 Jan 16:00 PM - 16:30 PM
 16:30
Early detection strategy of lung cancer
Speaker(s):
Dr Ed Black

Dr Ed Black
Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
Alain Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

Dr Ed Black

Dr Ed Black
Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
Alain Hospital, Al Ain, UAE


Day 1
Oncology Conference

Early detection strategy of lung cancer
Monday 30 Jan 16:30 PM - 17:00 PM
Treatment strategy of lung cancer
Monday 30 Jan 17:00 PM - 17:30 PM
 17:00
Treatment strategy of lung cancer
Speaker(s):
Dr Ed Black

Dr Ed Black
Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
Alain Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

Dr Ed Black

Dr Ed Black
Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
Alain Hospital, Al Ain, UAE


Day 1
Oncology Conference

Early detection strategy of lung cancer
Monday 30 Jan 16:30 PM - 17:00 PM
Treatment strategy of lung cancer
Monday 30 Jan 17:00 PM - 17:30 PM
 17:30
End of day one

Session 4 : Women’s oncology

 09:00
Minimal-access ‎gynecological oncology surgery
Speaker(s):
Dr Rajesh Devassy

Dr Rajesh Devassy
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Specialist - Laparoscopic Surgeon
Dubai London Clinic, Dubai, UAE

Dr Rajesh Devassy

Dr Rajesh Devassy
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Specialist - Laparoscopic Surgeon
Dubai London Clinic, Dubai, UAE


Day 2
Oncology Conference

Minimal-access ‎gynecological oncology surgery
Monday 30 Jan 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
 09:30
Breast cancer – final topic TBA
Speaker(s):
Dr Riyad Bendardaf

Dr Riyad Bendardaf
Consultant Medical Oncologist
University Hospital Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

Dr Riyad Bendardaf

Dr Riyad Bendardaf
Consultant Medical Oncologist
University Hospital Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE


Day 2
Oncology Conference

Breast cancer – final topic TBA
Monday 30 Jan 09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 10:00
Mammography screening and breast cancer: where do we stand now in the mayhem?
Speaker(s):
Ali

Dr Ali Shamseddine
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Head, Hematology - Oncology Division, Director, Tumor Registry
American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Ali

Dr Ali Shamseddine
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Head, Hematology - Oncology Division, Director, Tumor Registry
American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon


Day 2
Oncology Conference

Mammography screening and breast cancer: where do we stand now in the mayhem?
Monday 30 Jan 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Epidemiology of breast cancer
Monday 30 Jan 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
 10:30
Coffee break
 11:00
Malignant rhabdoid tumors of the ovary
Speaker(s):
Dr Joseph G. Pressey

Dr Joseph G. Pressey
Director, Sarcoma Program, Program Leader, Young Adult Oncology Center, Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre, Cincinnati, USA

Dr Joseph G. Pressey

Dr Joseph G. Pressey
Director, Sarcoma Program, Program Leader, Young Adult Oncology Center, Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre, Cincinnati, USA


Day 2
Oncology Conference

Malignant rhabdoid tumors of the ovary
Monday 30 Jan 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 11:30
Genetics of women’s cancer
Speaker(s):
Pauline

Dr Pauline Funchain
Oncologist
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

Pauline

Dr Pauline Funchain
Oncologist
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA


Day 2
Oncology Conference

Genetics of women’s cancer
Monday 30 Jan 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 12:00
Epidemiology of breast cancer
Speaker(s):
Ali

Dr Ali Shamseddine
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Head, Hematology - Oncology Division, Director, Tumor Registry
American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Ali

Dr Ali Shamseddine
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Head, Hematology - Oncology Division, Director, Tumor Registry
American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon


Day 2
Oncology Conference

Mammography screening and breast cancer: where do we stand now in the mayhem?
Monday 30 Jan 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Epidemiology of breast cancer
Monday 30 Jan 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
 12:30
Lunch break

Session 5 : Gastroenterology oncology

 13:30
Personalized approach to metastatic colon cancer
Speaker(s):
Dr Bassam Estfan

Dr Bassam Estfan
Medical Oncologist
Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA

Dr Bassam Estfan

Dr Bassam Estfan
Medical Oncologist
Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA


Day 2
Oncology Conference

Personalized approach to metastatic colon cancer
Monday 30 Jan 13:30 PM - 14:00 PM

Day 2
Oncology Conference

Case study
Monday 30 Jan 17:00 PM - 17:30 PM
 14:00
Minimal invasive surgery for rectal cancer
Speaker(s):
Prof. Seung-Yong Jeong

Prof. Seung-Yong Jeong
Colorectal Surgeon
Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea

Prof. Seung-Yong Jeong

Prof. Seung-Yong Jeong
Colorectal Surgeon
Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea


Day 2
Oncology Conference

Minimal invasive surgery for rectal cancer
Monday 30 Jan 14:00 PM - 14:30 PM
 14:30
Current advances in pancreas cancer surgery: minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy
Speaker(s):
Matthew

Dr Matthew Walsh
Chair: Department of General Surgery
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Matthew

Dr Matthew Walsh
Chair: Department of General Surgery
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA


Day 2
Oncology Conference

Current advances in pancreas cancer surgery: minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy
Monday 30 Jan 14:30 PM - 15:00 PM
 15:00
Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy
Speaker(s):
Kiran

Dr Kiran K. Turaga
Vice Chief, Section of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology, Director, Surgical GI Cancer Program, Director, Regional Therapeutics Program
The University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Kiran

Dr Kiran K. Turaga
Vice Chief, Section of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology, Director, Surgical GI Cancer Program, Director, Regional Therapeutics Program
The University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA


Day 2
Oncology Conference

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy
Monday 30 Jan 15:00 PM - 15:30 PM
 15:10
Recent advances in managing patient with advanced incurable HCC
Speaker(s):
Emad

Dr Emad Dawoud
Specialist Oncologist
Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

Emad

Dr Emad Dawoud
Specialist Oncologist
Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE


Day 2
Oncology Conference

Recent advances in managing patient with advanced incurable HCC
Monday 30 Jan 15:10 PM - 15:35 PM
 15:35
Coffee break

Session 6 : Case assessment and 2nd opinion

 17:30
Close of conference
 16:00
Oncolytic virotherapy
Speaker(s):
Dace

Prof Dace Baltina
Medical Director of International Virotherapy Center, Chief Specialist in Oncology
Health Ministry, Riga, Latvia

Dace

Prof Dace Baltina
Medical Director of International Virotherapy Center, Chief Specialist in Oncology
Health Ministry, Riga, Latvia


Day 2
Oncology Conference

Oncolytic virotherapy
Monday 30 Jan 16:00 PM - 16:30 PM
 16:30
Immuno-oncology
Speaker(s):
Dr Swami P. Iyer

Dr Swami P. Iyer
Co-Director Cockrell Center for Advanced Therapeutics, Associate Professor
Weil Cornell Medicine, Houston Methodist Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Dr Swami P. Iyer

Dr Swami P. Iyer
Co-Director Cockrell Center for Advanced Therapeutics, Associate Professor
Weil Cornell Medicine, Houston Methodist Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA


Day 2
Oncology Conference

Immuno-oncology
Monday 30 Jan 16:30 PM - 17:00 PM
 17:00
Case study
Speaker(s):
Dr Bassam Estfan

Dr Bassam Estfan
Medical Oncologist
Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA

Dr Bassam Estfan

Dr Bassam Estfan
Medical Oncologist
Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA


Day 2
Oncology Conference

Personalized approach to metastatic colon cancer
Monday 30 Jan 13:30 PM - 14:00 PM

Day 2
Oncology Conference

Case study
Monday 30 Jan 17:00 PM - 17:30 PM

Local Chairperson

Dr Myung-Whun Sung , CEO
Sheikh Khalifa Speciality Hospital, Ras al Khaimah, UAE

Activity Directors

Dr Bassam Estfan , Medical Oncologist
Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA

Organising Committee

Dr Swami P. Iyer , Co-Director Cockrell Center for Advanced Therapeutics, Associate Professor
Weil Cornell Medicine, Houston Methodist Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Speakers

Dr Ali Shamseddine , Professor of Clinical Medicine, Head, Hematology - Oncology Division, Director, Tumor Registry
American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Prof Dace Baltina , Medical Director of International Virotherapy Center, Chief Specialist in Oncology
Health Ministry, Riga, Latvia

Dr Ali S. Alzahran , Consultant Endocrinologist, Department of Medicine, Head, Molecular Endocrinology Division, Department of Molecular Oncology and Professor of Medicine
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center and AlFaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Dr Allan F Thornton , Chief Medical Officer, SAH Center for Proton Therapy and Research Institute Head of Proton Radiation Oncology
Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute, Hampton, VA, USA

Dr Bassam Estfan , Medical Oncologist
Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA

Dr Dwight E. Heron , Professor of Radiation Oncology, Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, Director of Radiation Services, UPMC Cancer Center
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Dr Ed Black , Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
Alain Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

Dr Huda Ezzeddin Mustafa , Consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes, Lead physician of Thyroid Cancer Services
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Joseph G. Pressey , Director, Sarcoma Program, Program Leader, Young Adult Oncology Center, Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre, Cincinnati, USA

Dr Jun-etsu Mizoe , Director
Nagoya Proton Therapy Center, Nagoya City West Medical Center, Nagoya, Japan

Dr Myung-Whun Sung , CEO
Sheikh Khalifa Speciality Hospital, Ras al Khaimah, UAE

Dr Rajesh Devassy , Obstetrics and Gynaecology Specialist - Laparoscopic Surgeon
Dubai London Clinic, Dubai, UAE

Dr Riyad Bendardaf , Consultant Medical Oncologist
University Hospital Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

Dr Swami P. Iyer , Co-Director Cockrell Center for Advanced Therapeutics, Associate Professor
Weil Cornell Medicine, Houston Methodist Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Dr. Andrew Chang , Chief of Pediatric Proton Therapy, SAH Center for Proton Therapy and Research Institute, Pediatric Proton Radiation Oncologist
Scripps Proton Therapy Center, San Diego, CA, USA

Dr Emad Dawoud , Specialist Oncologist
Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

Dr Jung-Gi Im , Professor Emeritus, Department of Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Consultant Radiologist
Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Prof Karol Sikora , Dean of Medicine
University of Buckingham, Buckingham, UK

Dr Kiran K. Turaga , Vice Chief, Section of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology, Director, Surgical GI Cancer Program, Director, Regional Therapeutics Program
The University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dr Matthew Walsh , Chair: Department of General Surgery
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Dr Pauline Funchain , Oncologist
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

Prof. Seung-Yong Jeong , Colorectal Surgeon
Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea