PAEDIATRICS CONFERENCE

29 January - 1 February 2018

 24.75 CME Points

Overview

Over the years, the Paediatrics Conference at the Arab Health Congress has become a recognized educational platform attracting high quality delegates and presentations every year. Now in its 11th edition, delegates can expect no less as we aim to engage the region’s best in an exchange of experiences and expertise in clinical care and research in Paediatrics through our new 4 day programme!

Notable experts from around the globe will contribute their expertise and present on the most up-to-date information on diagnosis and treatment of paediatric conditions while giving delegates unparalleled access to the best scientific content. The aim of this conference is to present the field of Paediatrics in a detailed, yet compressed manner.  As this field is quite diverse, and features every aspect of medicine for children and babies, the speakers will highlight the latest advances and hottest topics. This conference will also increase your ability to diagnose and manage patients in your practice by analyzing and discussing cases with the faculty and your peers.

What are the main topics covered in this event?

  • Neonatology
  • Nutrition
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Travel medicine and vaccination
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Paediatric imaging
  • Dermatology

What’s new?

  • 4-day agenda i.e. 3 days’ conference days + 1 day lecture-based masterclasses (last day)
  • New conference Chair
  • New sessions on Neonatology, Nutrition, Allergy and immunology, travel medicine and vaccination

Benefits of attending

  • Discuss successes and failures in Paediatric development and share new evidence-based interventions to integrate into your practice
  • Gain insight into nutrition for premature infants to avoid the risk of neonatal growth failure
  • Identify current vaccination guidelines and limit exposure to diseases for your patients
  • Determine best course of action for your patient by assessing new paediatric oncological treatment options available
  • Explore the latest technology and breakthrough medical innovations available to treat CNS and CVS conditions in paediatric patients
  • Critique best practice for the diagnosis of common renal and metabolic disorders
  • Review the latest therapies for the management of oncologic and haematological ailments

Conference Chair
Dr Mohamed Hamdan,
Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, USA; Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist & Co-Director, KidsHeart Medical Center, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai, UAE (new!) 

Activity Director
Dr Giovanni Piedimonte,
Chairman: Paediatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Scientific committee

  • Dr Fares Chedid, Consultant Neonatologist, Al Jalila Specialty Children’s Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Prof Ziyad M Hijazi, Professor of Paediatrics & Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, Chair, Department of Paediatrics, Director, Sidra Cardiac Program; Medical Director, International Affairs Office, Sidra Medical and Research Center, Doha, Qatar
  • Dr Lawrence R. Stanberry, Paediatric Infectious Disease Specialist; Chairman of the Department of Paediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University; Paediatrician-in-Chief, New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, New York, New York, USA
  • Prof Dr Mohammad Rawashdeh, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist; Professor of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Jordan University Hospital, Amman, Jordan
  • Dr Basil Nasrallah, Consultants Paediatrician: Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, American Hospital, Dubai

Supported by:

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 24.75 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.

09:45    Opening remarks

              Dr Mohamed Hamdan, Assistant Professor Paediatrics, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, USA; Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist &                     Co-Director, KidsHeart: American Children's Medical Centre, Dubai, UAE

              Dr Giovanni Piedimonte, Chairman, Paediatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 

SESSION 1: NEONATOLOGY

Moderator: Dr Fares Chedid, Chief of Neonatology, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital; Adjunct Clinical Professor in Paediatrics, UAE University, Al Ain, UAE

10:00     The oxygen controversy: Why can't the neonatologists get it right?           

               Dr Richard Pollin, Director - Division of Neonatology and Perinatology; Professor of Paediatrics, Columbia University Medical Centre, New York, New York, USA

10:30     Neonatal nutrition: From hospital to home          

               Dr Hani Aly, Chairman - Department of Neonatology, Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

11:00     Conflicts, ethics, and etiquette in the NICU          

               Dr Fares Chedid, Chief of Neonatology, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital; Adjunct Clinical Professor in Paediatrics, UAE University, Al Ain, UAE                          

11:30     Coffee Break

 

SESSION 2: CARDIOLOGY & CRITICAL CARE

Moderator: Dr Mohamed Hamdan, Assistant Professor Paediatrics, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, USA; Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist & Co-Director, KidsHeart: American Children's Medical Centre, Dubai, UAE                             

12:00     Rheumatic fever and Kawasaki disease: What's new in the guidelines?    

               Dr Leigh Reardon, Director -Transitional Cardiac Care; Director - Paediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support, UCLA Medical Centre, Santa Monica, California, USA

12:30     Cardiac emergencies in the emergency room     

               Dr Mohamed Sulaiman, Paediatric Cardiologist, KidsHeart, Dubai, UAE

13:00     Surgical management of the neonate with critical heart disease

               Dr Hani Najm, Chair of Paediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

13:30     Lunch Break

 

SESSION 3: THE GREAT DEBATE

Moderator: Dr Mohamed Hamdan, Assistant Professor Paediatrics, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, USA; Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist & Co-Director, KidsHeart: American Children's Medical Centre, Dubai, UAE

Topic: Echocardiogram by non-Cardiologists in the NICU improves quality                             

14:30     FORDr Robert Yates, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist Consultant & Honorary Senior Lecturer in Paediatric and Fetal Cardiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS                  Trust, London, UK

14:55     AGAINST Dr Riyadh Abu-Sulaiman, Consultant Paediatric Cardiology, Department of Cardiac Sciences, King Abdulaziz Cardiac Centre, Riyadh, KSA

15:25     FOR - Dr Robert Yates, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist Consultant & Honorary Senior Lecturer in Paediatric and Fetal Cardiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS                  Trust, London, UK

15:35     AGAINST - Dr Riyadh Abu-Sulaiman, Consultant Paediatric Cardiology, Department of Cardiac Sciences, King Abdulaziz Cardiac Centre, Riyadh, KSA

15:45     Q & A and voting                            

16:00     Coffee Break

 

SESSION 4: SURGERY

Moderator: Dr Hussein Naji, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE            

16:15     Limb and spine anomalies: When to refer?          

               Dr Joshua Hyman, Director -Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Centre, New York, New York,                  USA

16:45     Image-guided and robotic spine surgery

               Dr Nicholas Theodore, Director - Neurosurgical Spine Centre, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

17:15     Management of congenital face anomalies          

               Dr Richard Kirschner, Chief - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA      

17:45     End of Day One

09:15    Opening remarks

              Dr Mohamed Hamdan, Assistant Professor Paediatrics, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, USA; Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist &                     Co-Director, KidsHeart: American Children's Medical Centre, Dubai, UAE

              Dr Giovanni Piedimonte, Chairman, Paediatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 

SESSION 5: NEUROLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH

Moderator: Dr Giovanni Piedimonte, Chairman, Paediatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

09:30     A child with hypotonia  

               Dr Bruce Cohen, Director - Neurology, Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, Ohio, USA

10:00     Neurodisability: From A to Z       

               Prof Katrina Williams, APEX Australia Chair of Developmental Medicine, University of Melbourne; Director - Neurodevelopment & Disability, The Royal Children's                  Hospital; Honorary Research Fellow, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia

10:30     Neurological manifestations of lysosomal storage disease             

               Dr Rose Mary Boustany, Professor of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical, Beirut, Lebanon                                            

11:00     Coffee Break

 

SESSION 6: GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION

Moderator: Prof Dr Mohammad Rawashdeh, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist; Professor of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Jordan University Hospital, Amman, Jordan             

11:30     WHO growth charts and pursuing normal growth             

               Prof Dr Mohammad Rawashdeh, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist; Professor of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Jordan University                                Hospital, Amman, Jordan

12:00     Motility disorders           

               Dr Carlo di Lorenzo, Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA

12:30     Abnormal liver function tests: When to worry?  

               Dr Mohamed Miqdady, Chief, Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology & Nutrition, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, UAE

13:00     Lunch Break

 

SESSION 7: AUTISM

Moderator: Dr Mohamed Hamdan, Assistant Professor Paediatrics, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, USA; Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist & Co-Director, KidsHeart: American Children's Medical Centre, Dubai, UAE

14:15     Etiology of autism: Where do we stand?

               Dr Jonathan Ellen, Professor: Paediatrics, President & Vice Dean, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St Petersburg, Florida, USA

14:40     Medical and behavioural management of autism              

               Dr Shola Faniran, Paediatrician & Developmental Paediatrician, Children's Medical Centre, Dubai, UAE

15:05     Myths and facts about autism    

               Prof Katrina Williams, APEX Australia Chair of Developmental Medicine, University of Melbourne; Director - Neurodevelopment & Disability, The Royal Children's                  Hospital; Honorary Research Fellow, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia

15:30     Q & A                                                

15:55     Coffee Break

 

SESSION 8: ALLERGY, IMMUNOLOGY & PULMONARY

Moderator: Dr Basil Nasrallah, Paediatrician - Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE           

16:30     Immunotherapy and desensitization

               Dr Kathleen Sullivan, Chief: Division of Allergy and Immunology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

17:00     Development of biomarkers for neonatal and paediatric respiratory disease        

               Dr Giovanni Piedimonte, Chairman, Paediatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

17:30     Food allergies: Myths and facts 

               Dr Basil Nasrallah, Paediatrician - Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE

18:00     End of Day Two

09:15    Opening remarks

              Dr Mohamed Hamdan, Assistant Professor Paediatrics, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, USA; Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist &                     Co-Director, KidsHeart: American Children's Medical Centre, Dubai, UAE

              Dr Giovanni Piedimonte, Chairman, Paediatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 

SESSION 9: HAEMATOLOGY/ ONCOLOGY

Moderator Dr Giovanni Piedimonte, Chairman - Paediatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

09:30     The CAR T revolution in leukaemia          

               Dr Stephan Grupp, Section Chief - Cell Therapy and Transplant; Director - Cancer Immunotherapy Program; Novotny Professor of Paediatrics - University of Pennsylvania,                Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

10:00     Management of brain tumors    

               Dr Alan Cohen, Chief - Paediatric Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine International, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

10:30     Past and future therapies for hemoglobinopathies           

               Dr Rabi Hanna, Director - Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA                           

11:00     Coffee Break

 

SESSION 10: INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Moderator: Dr Lawrence Stanberry, Chairman - Department of Paediatrics, Columbia University; New York City, New York, USA

11:30     Dealing with the common vaccinations myths and misconceptions

               Dr Hossam Al Tatari, Chief - Paediatric Infectious Diseases Division; Vice Chairman – Paediatrics, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

12:00     The epidemic of antibiotic resistance     

               Dr Zainab Malik, Consultant - Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Mediclinic City Hospital, Dubai, UAE

12:30     Special vaccines and new vaccines           

               Dr Asad Ali, Programme Director, Fellowship in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Aga Khan University,                  Karachi, Pakistan

13:00     Lunch Break

                               

SESSION 11: OBESITY

Moderator: Dr Hussein Naji, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE

14:15     Obesity and the respiratory system         

               Dr Anastassios Koumbourlis, Chief - Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine, Children's National Medical Centre; Director, Cystic Fibrosis Centre; Professor of Paediatrics,                  George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Washington DC, Columbia, USA

14:40     Pre-and post-operative management of obesity

               Dr Unita Botes, Supervisor & Clinical Dietitian, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

15:05     Surgical management of obesity

               Dr Aayed Al Qahtani, Obesity Chair, Professor of MIS & Bariatric Surgery, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA

15:30     Q & A                           

15:45     Coffee Break

 

SESSION 12: ADOLESCENT MEDICINE

Moderator: TBC             

16:15     The Digital Generation: The Impact of technology on adolescent health and wellbeing     

               Dr Nahed Jaber Sultan, Head - Adolescent Medicine, Consultant Adolescent Medicine, Consultant Paediatrician, The Royal Hospital, MOH, Muscat, Oman

16:45     Eating disorders

               Dr Fadia AlBuhairan, Chair - Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Aldara Hospital and Medical Centre, Riyadh, KSA

17:15     Acute psychosis in adolescents 

               Dr Muhammed Tahiri, Psychiatrist, American Wellness Centre, Dubai

17:45     End of Day Three

MASTERCLASS SESSIONS

 

09:10     Opening remarks

               Dr Mohamed Hamdan, Assistant Professor Paediatrics, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, USA; Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist &                    Co-Director, KidsHeart: American Children's Medical Centre, Dubai, UAE

               Dr Giovanni Piedimonte, Chairman, Paediatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

09:15     Use of technology in the management of Diabetes          

               Dr Walid Kaplan, ‎Chief - Paediatric Endocrinology, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

10:15     Coffee Break

10:45     Case studies in diagnostic imaging           

               Dr Maria Argyropoulou, General Secretary, European Society of Paediatric Radiology; Chair – Radiology, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

12:15     Lunch Break

13:00     Case studies in inborn errors of metabolism        

               Dr Hatem El Shanti, Professor of Paediatrics, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

14:30     Coffee Break

15:00     Case studies in GI and nutrition 

               Prof Dr Mohammad Rawashdeh, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist; Professor of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Jordan University                  Hospital, Amman, Jordan

               Dr Carlo di Lorenzo, Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA

               Dr Mohamad Miqdady, Chief - Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE            

16:30     End of conference

 

ACTIVITY DIRECTOR:

Dr Giovanni Piedimonte, Chairman, Paediatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 

CONFERENCE CHAIR:

Dr Mohamed Hamdan, Assistant Professor Paediatrics, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, USA; Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist & Co-Director, KidsHeart: American Children's Medical Centre, Dubai, UAE

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:

Dr Basil Nasrallah, Paediatrician - Allergy and Respiratory Diseases, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Dr Fares Chedid, Chief of Neonatology, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital; Adjunct Clinical Professor in Paediatrics, UAE University, Al Ain, UAE

Dr Hussein Naji, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Dr Lawrence Stanberry, Chairman - Department of Paediatrics, Columbia University; New York City, USA

Prof Dr Mohammad Rawashdeh, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist; Professor of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Jordan University Hospital, Amman, Jordan

 

SPEAKER FACULTY:

Dr Aayed Al Qahtani, Obesity Chair, Professor of MIS & Bariatric Surgery, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA

Dr Alan Cohen, Chief - Paediatric Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine International, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Dr Anastassios Koumbourlis, Chief - Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine, Children's National Medical Centre; Director, Cystic Fibrosis Centre; Professor of Paediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Washington DC, Columbia, USA

Dr Asad Ali, Programme Director, Fellowship in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

Dr Bruce Cohen, Division Director of Neurology, Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, Ohio, USA

Dr Carlo di Lorenzo, Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Dr Fadia AlBuhairan, Chair - Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Aldara Hospital and Medical Centre, Riyadh, KSA

Dr Hani Aly, Chairman - Department of Neonatology, Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Dr Hani Najm, Chair of Paediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Dr Hatem El Shanti, Professor of Paediatrics, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Dr Hossam Al Tatari, Chief - Paediatric Infectious Diseases Division; Vice Chairman – Paediatrics, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

Dr Jonathan Ellen, Professor: Paediatrics, President & Vice Dean, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St Petersburg, Florida, USA

Dr Joshua Hyman, Director -Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Centre, New York, New York, USA

Dr Kathleen Sullivan, Chief: Division of Allergy and Immunology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Prof Katrina Williams, APEX Australia Chair of Developmental Medicine, University of Melbourne; Director - Neurodevelopment & Disability, The Royal Children's Hospital; Honorary Research Fellow, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia

Dr Leigh Reardon, Director -Transitional Cardiac Care; Director - Paediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support, UCLA Medical Centre, Santa Monica, California, USA

Dr Maria Argyropoulou, General Secretary, European Society of Paediatric Radiology; Chair – Radiology, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

Dr Mohamed Miqdady, Chief, Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology & Nutrition, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, UAE

Dr Mohamed Sulaiman, Paediatric Cardiologist, KidsHeart, Dubai, UAE

Dr Muhammed Tahiri, Psychiatrist, American Wellness Centre, Dubai

Dr Nahed Jaber Sultan, Head - Adolescent Medicine, Consultant Adolescent Medicine, Consultant Paediatrician, The Royal Hospital, MOH, Muscat, Oman

Dr Nicholas Theodore, Director - Neurosurgical Spine Centre, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Dr Rabi Hanna, Director - Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Dr Richard Kirschner, Chief - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Dr Richard Pollin, Director - Division of Neonatology and Perinatology; Professor of Paediatrics, Columbia University Medical Centre, New York, New York, USA

Dr Riyadh Abu-Sulaiman, Consultant Paediatric Cardiology, Department of Cardiac Sciences, King Abdulaziz Cardiac Centre, Riyadh, KSA

Dr Robert Yates, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist Consultant & Honorary Senior Lecturer in Paediatric and Fetal Cardiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK

Dr Rose Mary Boustany, Professor of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Beirut, Lebanon

Dr Shola Faniran, Paediatrician & Developmental Paediatrician, Children's Medical Centre, Dubai, UAE

Dr Stephan Grupp, Section Chief - Cell Therapy and Transplant; Director - Cancer Immunotherapy Program; Novotny Professor of Paediatrics - University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Dr Unita Botes, Supervisor & Clinical Dietitian, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

Dr Walid Kaplan, ‎Chief - Paediatric Endocrinology, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

Dr Zainab Malik, Consultant - Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Mediclinic City Hospital, Dubai, UAE