GASTROENTEROLOGY CONFERENCE

31 January - 1 February 2018

 13.75 CME Points

Overview

Theme: Current concepts: what to explore further vs implement?’

From the crack-down on opioid treatment programs to the role of neoadjuvant therapy on pancreatic tumours, gastroenterology is arguably one of the most medically researched and debated subjects in medicine.

To stay up to date on the latest evidence-based medicine, the 10th Gastroenterology conference will deliver a comprehensive overview of the latest information, insights and practices in gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and more.

The agenda aims to provide a forum for all gastroenterologists within the region to exchange ideas, discuss innovative methods and review new developments within the field of gastroenterology. The program addresses the hottest topics and controversies as well as the latest in essential knowledge to reduce procedural complications and hasten patient recovery.

What are the main topics covered in this event?

  • Improved visualisation: how do I do it?
  • H Pylori predicaments
  • Paediatric gastroenterology
  • Cancer review in gastroenterology
  • Bariatric surgery and obesity: The good, the bad and the downright complicated
  • Achalasia

What is new for 2018?

  • New debaters on hot topics!

Benefits of attending

  • Examine what evidence-based research can be implemented to provide measurably improved outcomes
  • Explore how to maintain quality in endoscopy to stay on top of compliance requirements
  • Review the actionable practices that will Improve your visualization of GI pathology
  • Determine what aspects of the latest H Pylori research can boost your case rates
  • Review good practice in liver transplants: do’s and don’ts for the region

Co-Chairs:

  • Dr Nigel Beejay, Consultant Physician, Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Advanced Centre for Daycare Surgery, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Mustafa Sabri, Associate Professor of Medicine, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Rashid Hospital, General Secretary, Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society, Dubai, UAE

Activity Director:
Dr Nizar Zein,
Chairman, Global Patient Services, Mikati Foundation Endowed Chair and Chief of Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA


Disclaimer: The UAE has announced that it will introduce VAT on 1 January 2018 at a rate to be determined (currently expected to be 5%). Any delegate fees for events taking place in 2018 may be subject to this VAT and we are waiting for the legislation to be finalised and further guidance issued. Any applicable VAT will be invoiced in addition to the prices mentioned on the registration form.

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 13.75 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.

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09:15    Opening remarks

               Dr Nigel Beejay, Consultant Physician, Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Advanced Center for Daycare Surgery, Abu Dhabi, UAE

               Prof Dr Mustafa Sabri, Professor of Medicine, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Rashid Hospital, General Secretary, Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology                  Society, Dubai, UAE

 

SESSION 1: UPPER GI DISEASES

Moderator: Dr Nigel Beejay, Consultant Physician, Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Advanced Center for Daycare Surgery, Abu Dhabi, UAE

09:30     GERD vs non-GERD – evaluation, PPI safety, cost implications

               Prof Dr Marcia Canto, Director of Clinical Research, Division of Gastroenterology, Professor of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA     

10:00     Is all upper abdominal pain dyspepsia?

               Dr Ali Al Fazari, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Consultant Gastroenterologist, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Chair, ‎Emirates Digestive Diseases Group,                  UAE University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

10:30     Q&A

10:40     Coffee Break

 

SESSION 2: KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Moderator: Dr Nigel Beejay, Consultant Physician, Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Advanced Center for Daycare Surgery, Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:10     Keynote: What gastroenterology service will look like in 10 years – the role of endoscopy

               Dr Anthony Kalloo, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Professor of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

12:10    Q&A

12:20     Lunch Break

 

SESSION 3: THE LATEST IN INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE

Moderator: Dr Ali Al Fazari, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Consultant Gastroenterologist, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Chair, ‎Emirates Digestive Diseases Group, UAE University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

13:30    IBD surveillance

             Prof Dr Mustafa Sabri, Professor of Medicine, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Rashid Hospital, General Secretary, Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society,                Dubai, UAE

14:00     IBD ECCO guidelines

               Dr Marcus Harbord, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Imperial College London, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK

14:30    Biosimilars in the treatment of IBD

              Dr Nigel Beejay, Consultant Physician, Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Advanced Center for Daycare Surgery, Abu Dhabi, UAE

15:00    Twin studies in IBD - epigenetics and metabolomics

              Dr Marcus Harbord, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Imperial College London, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK

15:30   Q&A

15:45   Coffee Break

 

SESSION 4: PAEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY

Moderator:  Prof Dr Mustafa Sabri, Professor of Medicine, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Rashid Hospital, General Secretary, Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society, Dubai, UAE

16:15     Update on evaluation and treatment of motility disorders in children

               Dr Carlo Di Lorenzo, Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Nationwide                 Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA

16:45     Paediatric opportunities and challenges in the Gulf

               Dr Mohammed Mikdadi, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

17:15    Paediatric hepatology

              Dr Rajeev Tomar, Consultant Paediatrician, Medical Director, King’s College Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

17:45    Q&A

18:00     End of Day One

              

08:30     Opening remarks

               Dr Nigel Beejay, Consultant Physician, Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Advanced Center for Daycare Surgery, Abu Dhabi, UAE

               Prof Dr Mustafa Sabri, Professor of Medicine, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Rashid Hospital, General Secretary, Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology                  Society, Dubai, UAE

 

SESSION 5: GI ONCOLOGY REVIEW         

Moderator: Dr Nizar Zein, Chairman, Global Patient Services, Mikati Foundation Endowed Chair and Chief of Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

08:40    Tumor biopsy and patient enrollment in clinical trials for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma

               Dr Nevena Damjanov, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Attending Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Attending Physician, Penn Presbyterian                  Medical Center, Director of GI Oncology, Abramson Cancer Center, Director, Clinical Research Program, Abramson Cancer Center, Penn Presbyterian Medical                  Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

09:10     Multidisciplinary approach to manage hepatocellular cancer

              Dr Nizar Zein, Chairman, Global Patient Services, Mikati Foundation Endowed Chair and Chief of Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

09:40   Coffee break

10:10    Gastric metaplasia – how shall we look for it?

              Prof Dr Marcia Canto, Director of Clinical Research, Division of Gastroenterology, Professor of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

10:40    Cholangiocarcinoma – an oncologic perspective

               Dr Nevena Damjanov, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Attending Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Attending Physician, Penn Presbyterian                  Medical Center, Director of GI Oncology, Abramson Cancer Center, Director, Clinical Research Program, Abramson Cancer Center, Penn Presbyterian Medical                  Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


SESSION 6: NEW RESEARCH AND INTERVENTIONS

Moderator: Dr Nigel Beejay, Consultant Physician, Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Advanced Center for Daycare Surgery, Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:10    New interventions for treatment of gastroparesis: From stimulators to endoscopic myotomy

              Dr Matthew Kroh, Associate Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Institute Chief, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi,                 Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:40    New auto-immune diseases – the nascent role of IgG4

              Dr Makki Fayyadh, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Advanced Center Daycare Surgery, Abu Dhabi, UAE

12:10     Hepatitis C – latest update

               Prof Dr Ibrahim Mostafa, Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Vice President, Theodor Bilharz Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt

12:40    Q&A

12:50    Lunch Break

 

SESSION 7: BARIATRIC SURGERY AND OBESITY: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE COMPLICATED

Moderator: Dr Matthew Kroh, Associate Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Institute Chief, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

14:00     Endoscopic metabolic therapies

              Dr Kelvin Higa, Medical Director, Fresno Bariatrics, President, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), Fresno,                 California, USA

14:30     Obesity surgery – when things go awry

               Dr Shaw Somers, Consultant Specialist: Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon, BMI Clementine Churchill Hospital London and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust,                  Portsmouth, UK

15:00    Q&A

15:10    Coffee Break

              

SESSION 8: LIVER

Moderator: Dr Nizar Zein, Chairman, Global Patient Services, Mikati Foundation Endowed Chair and Chief of Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

15:40     Optimal treatment for fatty liver disease

               Dr Salem Awadh, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:10     The global Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease epidemic

               Dr Zhiping Li, Director of Hepatology, Associate Professor of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

16:40     Endoscopy in liver disease

               Prof Dr Ibrahim Mostafa, Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Vice President, Theodor Bilharz Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt

17:10     Q&A

17:20     End of Conference

Activity Director:

Dr Nizar Zein, Chairman, Global Patient Services, Mikati Foundation Endowed Chair and Chief of Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 

Conference Chair:

Dr Nigel Beejay, Consultant Physician, Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Advanced Center for Daycare Surgery, Abu Dhabi, UAE

 

Conference Co-chair:

Prof Dr Mustafa Sabri, Professor of Medicine, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Rashid Hospital, General Secretary, Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society, Dubai, UAE

 

SPEAKER FACULTY:

Dr Ali Al Fazari, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Consultant Gastroenterologist, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Chair, ‎Emirates Digestive Diseases Group, UAE University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Anthony Kalloo, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Professor of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Dr Carlo Di Lorenzo, Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Prof Dr Ibrahim Mostafa, Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Vice President, Theodor Bilharz Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt

Dr Kelvin Higa, Medical Director, Fresno Bariatrics, President, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), Fresno, California, USA

Prof Dr Marcia Canto, Director of Clinical Research, Division of Gastroenterology, Professor of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Dr Makki Fayyadh, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Advanced Center Daycare Surgery, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Marcus Harbord, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Imperial College London, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK

Dr Matthew Kroh, Associate Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Institute Chief, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Mohammed Mikdadi, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Nevena Damjanov, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Attending Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Attending Physician, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Director of GI Oncology, Abramson Cancer Center, Director, Clinical Research Program, Abramson Cancer Center, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Dr Rajeev Tomar, Consultant Paediatrician, Medical Director, King’s College Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Salem Awadh, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Shaw Somers, Consultant Specialist: Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon, BMI Clementine Churchill Hospital London and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth, UK

Dr Zhiping Li, Director of Hepatology, Associate Professor of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA