SURGERY CONFERENCE

29 January - 1 February 2018

 23.25 CME Points

Overview

Theme: Decision-making in complex cases

The Surgery conference is a scientific programme for general surgeons involved in ‘’Decision-making in complex cases’’ who want to refine their procedural skills.

The conference is intended for physicians who are interested in performing advanced procedures and is suitable for experienced surgical specialists and consultants involved in MIS, GI, Bariatric, Onco-surgery, thoracic, plastics, head and neck and emergency surgery. The course will cover both the theoretical aspects around the relevant procedures in addition to case-based experiences on these procedures. 

The scientific programme incorporates components that offer something for surgeons from senior to mid-levels of expertise, from consultant surgeons to chiefs of surgery, and is open to registrants from all levels of expertise in the specialty. It will bring together practicing surgeons, providing accredited continuing medical education, and the opportunity for dialogue on educational and peer-reviewed research.

What are the main topics covered in this event?

  • Upper and lower gastrointestinal surgery
  • Bariatric and metabolic surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Surgical quality, accreditation and registries
  • Onco-surgery

What’s new for 2018?

  • New conference chairs and new expert speakers
  • Dedicated sessions on new topics: onco-surgery, surgical quality and accreditation and thoracic surgery
  • A full day of MIS

Benefits of attending

  • Review the patient management spectrum for bariatric and metabolic surgery to minimize risk for post-operative complications
  • Identify how to manage complications in MIS and GI cases to preserve bodily function
  • Refine skills for advanced surgical oncology procedures to improve patient safety and reduce healthy tissue resection.
  • Determine good practice in laparoscopic emergency procedures that reduce the risk of post-operative complications
  • Apply advanced surgery techniques in everyday practice that reduce patient recovery time

Conference Chairs

  • Dr Abdelrahman Nimeri, Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Abu Dhabi, Chief, Division of General Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Prof Ali Al Dameh, Associate Professor, General Surgery and Thoracic and Laparoscopic Surgery - Consultant Surgeon, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

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

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 23.25 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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Supported by:

Theme: ‘Trends and innovation for the surgeon’

 

09:30    Opening remarks

              Prof Dr Ali Al Dameh, Associate Professor, General Surgery and Thoracic and Laparoscopic Surgery - Consultant Surgeon, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

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

 

SESSION 1: LAPAROSCOPIC EMERGENCY SURGERY

Moderator: Prof Dr Ali Al Dameh, Associate Professor, General Surgery and Thoracic and Laparoscopic Surgery - Consultant Surgeon, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

09:45   Emergency ruptured aneurysm: How do I fix it?

             Dr Raashid Shahbazi, Chairman, Department of Surgery, Tawam Hospital Johns Hopkins, Al Ain, UAE

10:15   Gangrenous gall bladder

             Dr Yousif Hussein El Tayeb, Consultant General Surgeon, Rashid Hospital, Dubai, UAE

10:45    Benign gastric outlet obstructions: Laparoscopic encounters of the unusual kind

              Dr Raad Al Mehdi, Head-Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery Unit, A/Program Director, Omani Surgical Specialty Board, Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman

11:15    Q&A   

11:30   Coffee Break

 

SESSION 2: THORACIC SURGERY

Moderator: Prof Dr Ali Al Dameh, Associate Professor, General Surgery and Thoracic and Laparoscopic Surgery - Consultant Surgeon, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

12:00       VATS lobectomy

                 Dr Scott Swanson, Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Chief Surgical Officer, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center,                    Boston, Massachusetts, USA

12:30       Minimally invasive esophegeal resection: UAE experience

                 Prof Dr Ali Al Dameh, Associate Professor, General Surgery and Thoracic and Laparoscopic Surgery - Consultant Surgeon, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

13:00       Robotics in thoracic surgery: The start and future prospects

                 Dr Faiz Bhora, Chief of Thoracic Surgery; Associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai West and St. Luke’s Hospitals,                    New York, New York, USA

13:30    Q&A

13:45    Lunch Break

 

SESSION 3: ERAS – ENHANCED RECOVERY AFTER SURGERY: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

Moderator: Prof Dr Ali Al Dameh, Associate Professor, General Surgery and Thoracic and Laparoscopic Surgery - Consultant Surgeon, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

15:00    A review of ERAS protocol

             Dr Scott Swanson, Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Chief Surgical Officer, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center,                Boston, Massachusetts, USA

15:30    The importance of ERAS in breast cancer patients

              Prof Carol Benn, Specialist Surgeon and Head, ‎Netcare Breast Care Centre and Helen Joseph Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa

16:00     Q&A

16:15     Coffee Break

 

SESSION 4: PLASTICS, RECONSTRUCTION AND HEAD AND NECK SURGERY

Moderator: Prof Dr Ali Al Dameh, Associate Professor, General Surgery and Thoracic and Laparoscopic Surgery - Consultant Surgeon, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

16:45    Oral cancer surgical approach and options of reconstruction from local flaps to free flap reconstruction

              Dr Mohammad Al Falasi, Head and Neck and Reconstructive Surgeon, Chief of Division, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Tawam Hospital Johns Hopkins, ORL                     Residency Program Director, Assistant Professor, UAE University, Al Ain, UAE

17:15   What are the new trends in breast cancer surgery and reconstruction?

             Prof Carol Benn, Specialist Surgeon and Head, ‎Netcare Breast Care Centre and Helen Joseph Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa

17:45    Q&A

18:00    End of Day One

Theme: ‘Advances in GI surgery’

 

09:30      Opening remarks   

                Prof Dr Ali Al Dameh, Associate Professor, General Surgery and Thoracic and Laparoscopic Surgery - Consultant Surgeon, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

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

 

SESSION 5: BENIGN GI CONDITIONS

Moderator: Prof Dr Ali Al Dameh, Associate Professor, General Surgery and Thoracic and Laparoscopic Surgery - Consultant Surgeon, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

09:35       Latest advances in the surgical management of GERD

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

10:00       Advances in Natural Orifice Surgery

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

10:30       The management of GERD and Barrett’s esophagus

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

11:00       Coffee Break

 

SESSION 6: BENIGN GI CONDITIONS II

Moderator: Prof Dr Maher Abbas, Professor of Surgery, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Al Zahra Hospital Dubai, UAE

11:30         Surgical management of faecal incontinence

                   Prof Dr Maher Abbas, Professor of Surgery, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Al Zahra Hospital Dubai, UAE

11:50         Management of an incidental pancreatic lesion

                   Dr Salem Al Harthy, Consultant Physician, Physician - Surgical Services, Physician Practice Services, Al Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

12:10         Large hiatal hernia re-do with Nissen Fundoplication

                   Prof Dr Ali Al Dameh, Associate Professor, General Surgery and Thoracic and Laparoscopic Surgery - Consultant Surgeon, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

12:30       Lunch Break

 

SESSION 7: MALIGNANT GI CONDITIONS l

Moderator: Prof Dr Ali Al Dameh, Associate Professor, General Surgery and Thoracic and Laparoscopic Surgery - Consultant Surgeon, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

14:00       Pancreatic cancer and precursors

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

14:30       Endoscopic options for colorectal cancer

                 Prof Dr Maher Abbas, Professor of Surgery, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Al Zahra Hospital Dubai, UAE

15:00       Obesity and cancer: meta-analysis of multi-center trials

                  Prof Dr Ali Al Dameh, Associate Professor, General Surgery and Thoracic and Laparoscopic Surgery - Consultant Surgeon, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

15:30       Q&A

15:40       Coffee Break

 

SESSION 8: MALIGNANT CONDITIONS II

Moderator: Prof Dr Ali Al Dameh, Associate Professor, General Surgery and Thoracic and Laparoscopic Surgery - Consultant Surgeon, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

16:10       Minimally invasive solutions for kidney cancer

                 Dr Hosam Al-Qudah, Consultant Urologist and Transplant Surgeon, Advanced Laparoscopy and Uro-Oncology, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

16:40       A unique sub-type of colon cancer

                 Dr Humaid Al Shamsi, Medical Oncologist, Associate Professor, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

17:10       Multimodality treatment of T4 gastric cancer in the United States: Utilisation trends and impact on survival

                 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

17:40        Q&A

18:00       End of Day Two

Theme: ‘Bariatric & metabolic surgery’

 

09:30       Opening remarks

                 Dr Abdelrahman Nimeri, Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Chief, Division of General Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi,                    UAE

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

 

SESSION 9: METABOLIC SURGERY & DIABETES SURGERY

Moderators:

  • Dr Kelvin Higa, President, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), Medical Director, Fresno Bariatrics, Fresno, California, USA
  • Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, Obesity Surgeon, Saifee Hospital, Mumbai, India

09:45       Patient selection and metabolic surgery guidelines

                 Dr Raul Rosenthal, Chairman, Department of General Surgery, Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

10:00       Management of diabetic patients after bariatric surgery

                 Dr Nadia Ahmad, Obesity Medicine Specialist, Founding Director, Obesity Medicine Institute (OMI), Dubai, UAE

10:15       Debate: Is LSG appropriate for patients with type II DM?

Moderators:

  • Dr Erik Dutson, Surgical Director, Center for Obesity and Metabolic Health, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
  • Prof Safwan Taha, Governor, UAE Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Vice President, Emirates Society for Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons, Medical Director, Consultant Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center, Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

For:              Dr Raul Rosenthal, Chairman, Department of General Surgery, Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

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

10:35       Debate: Metabolic surgery for Class I obesity

Moderators:

  • Dr Nadia Ahmad, Obesity Medicine Specialist, Founding Director, Obesity Medicine Institute (OMI), Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Ali Khammas, Consultant General Surgeon, Rashid Hospital, President, Emirates Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Chairman, Dubai Health Authority Central Morbidity and Mortality Committee, Dubai, UAE

For:                  Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, Obesity Surgeon, Saifee Hospital, Mumbai, India

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

10:55       Coffee Break

 

SESSION 10: QUALITY, ACCREDITATION & REGISTRIES

 

11:20       Round-table discussion: Value of bariatric registries (IFSO, SRC, MBSAQIP)

                 Moderator: Dr Abdelrahman Nimeri, Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Chief, Division of General Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City,                    Abu Dhabi, UAE

Panelists:

  • Dr Aayed Alqahtani, Professor and Consultant of Minimally Invasive and Obesity Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH), Riyadh, KSA
  • Dr Karl Miller, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon, Associate Professor, Surgery, General Surgeon, Chief Medical Officer, Johnson & Johnson Middle East, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Kelvin Higa, President, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), Medical Director, Fresno Bariatrics, Fresno, California, USA
  • Dr Raul Rosenthal, Chairman, Department of General Surgery, Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
  • Dr Shaw Somers, Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon, BMI Clementine Churchill Hospital, London and Portsmouth NHS Hospital, London, UK

12:00       Round-table discussion: Medico legal aspect and consent process

                 Moderator: Dr Raul Rosenthal, Chairman, Department of General Surgery, Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Fort Lauderdale,                    Florida, USA

Panelists:

  • Dr Evangelos Efthimiou, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon, Lead for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK
  • Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, Obesity Surgeon, Saifee Hospital, Mumbai, India
  • Prof Safwan Taha, Governor, UAE Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Vice President, Emirates Society for Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons, Medical Director, Consultant Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center, Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Shaw Somers, Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon, BMI Clementine Churchill Hospital, London and Portsmouth NHS Hospital, London, UK

12:40       Discussion: Financial implications of bariatric surgery complications and coverage

                 Moderator: Dr Karl Miller, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon, Associate Professor, Surgery, General Surgeon, Chief Medical Officer, Johnson & Johnson Middle East,                  Dubai, UAE

Panelists:

  • Dr Aayed Alqahtani, Professor and Consultant of Minimally Invasive and Obesity Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH), Riyadh, KSA
  • Dr Ali Khammas, Consultant General Surgeon, Rashid Hospital, President, Emirates Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Chairman, Dubai Health Authority Central Morbidity and Mortality Committee, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Faruq Badiuddin, Specialist General Surgeon, General, Laparoscopic and Obesity Surgery, Mediclinic Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Kelvin Higa, President, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), Medical Director, Fresno Bariatrics, Fresno, California, USA
  • Dr Patrick Noel, Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon, American Surgeon Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE

13:20       Lunch Break

 

SESSION 11:  VIDEO SESSION - COMPLICATIONS OF BARIATRIC SURGERY & HOW I SOLVE IT

Moderators:

  • Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, Obesity Surgeon, Saifee Hospital, Mumbai, India
  • Dr Kelvin Higa, President, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), Medical Director, Fresno Bariatrics, Fresno, California, USA

14:40        Management of leak after LSG

                  Dr Faruq Badiuddin, Specialist General Surgeon, General, Laparoscopic and Obesity Surgery, Mediclinic Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE

14:50        Internal hernia and SBO after LRYGB

                  Dr Guido Mannaerts, ‎Chief of General Surgery, Consultant Bariatric and Oncology Surgeon, Tawam Hospital Johns Hopkins, Al Ain, UAE

15:00        Management of leak after OAGB/MGB

                  Dr Ali Khammas, Consultant General Surgeon, Rashid Hospital, President, Emirates Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Chairman, Dubai Health                     Authority Central Morbidity and Mortality Committee, Dubai, UAE

15:10        Conversion of LAGB to LSG

                   Prof Safwan Taha, Governor, UAE Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Vice President, Emirates Society for Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons,                             Medical Director, Consultant Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center, Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

15:20         LAGB to LRYGB

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

15:30         Conversion of LSG to LRYGB

                   Dr Evangelos Efthimiou, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon, Lead for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK

15:40         Re LSG

                   Dr Patrick Noel, Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon, American Surgeon Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:00         Coffee Break

 

SESSION 12: LONG TERM OUTCOMES OF LSG & OAGB/MGB

16:30       Debate: GERD is a contra indication to LSG

Moderators:

  • Dr Matthew Kroh, Chief of the Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Aayed Alqahtani, Professor and Consultant of Minimally Invasive and Obesity Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH), Riyadh, KSA

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

Against:          Dr Raul Rosenthal, Chairman, Department of General Surgery, Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

17:00       Debate: options for weight regain after LSG

Moderators:

  • Dr Faruq Badiuddin, Specialist General Surgeon, General, Laparoscopic and Obesity Surgery, Mediclinic Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Raul Rosenthal, Chairman, Department of General Surgery, Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Conversion to RYGB

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

Conversion to OAGB/MGB

Dr Hayssam Fawal, Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery Clinic, Beirut, Lebanon

17:20       Debate: Bile reflux gastritis is a real concern after OAGB/MGB

Moderators:

  • Dr Guido Mannaerts, ‎Chief of General Surgery, Consultant Bariatric and Oncology Surgeon, Tawam Hospital Johns Hopkins, Al Ain, UAE
  • Dr Patrick Noel, Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon, American Surgeon Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE

For:             Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, Obesity Surgeon, Saifee Hospital, Mumbai, India

Against:      Dr Erik Dutson, Surgical Director, Center for Obesity and Metabolic Health, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

17:40       Debate: OAGB/MGB is a mal-absorptive operation

Moderator: Dr Evangelos Efthimiou, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon, Lead for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK

For:             Dr Aayed Alqahtani, Professor and Consultant of Minimally Invasive and Obesity Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, King Khalid University                       Hospital (KKUH), Riyadh, KSA

Against:      Dr Erik Dutson, Surgical Director, Center for Obesity and Metabolic Health, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

18:00    End of Day Three

Theme: ‘Minimally Invasive Surgery, hernia & management of surgical complications’

 

09:30       Welcome remarks and introduction

                 Dr Abdelrahman Nimeri, Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Chief, Division of General Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi,                    UAE

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

SESSION 13: KEY TOPICS IN HERNIA SURGERY

Moderator: Prof Dr Tahar Benhidjeb, Consultant, Head of Surgery, Danat Al Emarat Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

09:40     How to close a laparotomy incision

               Dr Leif Israelsson, Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

10:00      Choice of mesh for laparoscopic IPOM repair

                Prof Dr Brent Matthews, Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief, Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte Campus, University of North Carolina,                  Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

10:20       Debate: Supra pubic and flank hernia

Moderators:

  • Dr Iyad Hassan, Chief of Endocrine; Minimally invasive, Cancer & General Surgery, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Leif Israelsson, Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

Laparoscopic repair:

Prof Dr Brent Matthews, Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief, Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte Campus, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Open component separation:

Dr David Krpata, General Surgery Specialist, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

10:40       Debate: Management of small inguinal hernias in males

Moderators:

  • Dr Iyad Hassan, Chief of Endocrine; Minimally invasive, Cancer & General Surgery, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Faisal Ikram, Consultant GI Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Mediclinic City Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Watchful waiting:

Dr David Krpata, General Surgery Specialist, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

TEP/TAPP:

Prof Dr Brent Matthews, Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief, Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte Campus, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

11:00    Q&A

11:10    Coffee Break

 

SESSION 14: INGUINAL & VENTRAL/INCISIONAL HERNIA

11:40       Debate: Management of large hernia (6-8 cm) in an obese patient

Moderator: Prof Dr Tahar Benhidjeb, Consultant, Head of Surgery, Danat Al Emarat Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Open repair:

Dr Leif Israelsson, Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

Laparoscopic repair:

Prof Dr Brent Matthews, Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief, Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte Campus, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

12:00       Debate: Prevention & management of para-stomal hernia

Moderators:

  • Dr Basim Alkhafaji, Consultant Laparoscopic, Bariatric and General Surgeon, Department, General & Laparoscopic Surgery, Canadian Specialist Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr David Krpata, General Surgery Specialist, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Open repair & prophylactic mesh:

Dr Leif Israelsson, Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

Laparoscopic repair:

Prof Dr Brent Matthews, Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief, Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte Campus, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

12:20       How I do it

Moderators:

  • Dr Abdelrahman Nimeri, Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Chief, Division of General Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr David Krpata, General Surgery Specialist, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Lap TEP:

Dr Erik Dutson, Surgical Director, Center for Obesity and Metabolic Health, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

Lap TAPP:

Dr Iyad Hassan, Chief of Endocrine; Minimally invasive, Cancer & General Surgery, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Lap parastomal hernia repair:

Prof Dr Brent Matthews, Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief, Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte Campus, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Lap epigastric hernia:

Prof Dr Tahar Benhidjeb, Consultant, Head of Surgery, Danat Al Emarat Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Lap flank hernia:

Dr Basim Alkhafaji, Consultant Laparoscopic, Bariatric and General Surgeon, Department, General & Laparoscopic Surgery, Canadian Specialist Hospital, Dubai, UAE

12:50       Lunch Break

 

SESSION 15: MIS – SOLID ORGAN SURGERY

Moderators:

  • Dr Guido Mannaerts, ‎ Chief of General Surgery, Consultant Bariatric and Oncology Surgeon, Tawam Hospital Johns Hopkins, Al Ain, UAE
  • Dr Iyad Hassan, Chief of Endocrine; Minimally invasive, Cancer & General Surgery, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

14:00     Management of acute pancreatitis, an update

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

14:20     Debate: Management of pancreatic pseudocyst

Laparoscopic repair:

Prof Dr Brent Matthews, Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief, Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte Campus, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Open:

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

14:50       How I do it

Moderator: Dr Basim Alkhafaji, Consultant Laparoscopic, Bariatric and General Surgeon, Department, General & Laparoscopic Surgery, Canadian Specialist Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Laparoscopic adrenalectomy:

Dr Faisal Ikram, Consultant GI Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Mediclinic City Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Laparoscopic splenectomy:

Dr Iyad Hassan, Chief of Endocrine; Minimally invasive, Cancer & General Surgery, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy:

Prof Dr Brent Matthews, Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief, Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte Campus, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Laparoscopic necrosectomy:

Dr Abdelrahman Nimeri, Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Chief, Division of General Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Laparoscopic Whipple:

Dr Guido Mannaerts, ‎ Chief of General Surgery,, Consultant Bariatric and Oncology Surgeon, Tawam Hospital Johns Hopkins, Al Ain, UAE

15:30   Coffee Break

 

SESSION 16: EMERGENCY SURGERY & MANAGEMENT OF MIS COMPLICATIONS

Moderators:

  • Dr Matthew Walsh, Chair, Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Dr Faisal Ikram, Consultant GI Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Mediclinic City Hospital, Dubai, UAE

16:00       Critical view of safety and management of biliary complications

                 Prof Dr Brent Matthews, Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief, Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte Campus, University of North Carolina,                  Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

16:20       Debate: Management of appendicitis

Moderators:

  • Prof Dr Brent Matthews, Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief, Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte Campus, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
  • Dr Iyad Hassan, Chief of Endocrine; Minimally invasive, Cancer & General Surgery, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Conservative:

Prof Dr Tahar Benhidjeb, Consultant, Head of Surgery, Danat Al Emarat Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Surgical:

Dr David Krpata, General Surgery Specialist, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

16:50          Debate: Management of diverticulitis

Moderators:

  • Dr Abdelrahman Nimeri, Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Chief, Division of General Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Prof Dr Tahar Benhidjeb, Consultant, Head of Surgery, Danat Al Emarat Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Lavage:

Dr Guido Mannaerts, ‎Chief of General Surgery, Consultant Bariatric and Oncology Surgeon, Tawam Hospital Johns Hopkins, Al Ain, UAE

Hartmans:

Dr Faisal Ikram, Consultant GI Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Mediclinic City Hospital, Dubai, UAE

17:10    Summary and closing remarks

  • Dr Abdelrahman Nimeri, Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Chief, Division of General Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Matthew Walsh, Chair, Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

17:20    End of conference

Activity Director:

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

 

Conference Chairs:

Dr Abdelrahman Nimeri, Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Chief, Division of General Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Prof Dr Ali Al Dameh, Associate Professor, General Surgery and Thoracic and Laparoscopic Surgery - Consultant Surgeon, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

 

Honorary Committee Member:

Dr Faruq Badiuddin, Specialist General Surgeon, General, Laparoscopic and Obesity Surgery, Mediclinic Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE

 

SPEAKER FACULTY:

Dr Aayed Alqahtani, Professor and Consultant of Minimally Invasive and Obesity Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH), Riyadh, KSA

Dr Ali Khammas, Consultant General Surgeon, Rashid Hospital, President, Emirates Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Chairman, Dubai Health Authority Central Morbidity and Mortality Committee, Dubai, UAE

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

Dr Basim Alkhafaji, Consultant Laparoscopic, Bariatric and General Surgeon, Department, General & Laparoscopic Surgery, Canadian Specialist Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Prof Dr Brent Matthews, Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief, Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte Campus, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Prof Carol Benn, Specialist Surgeon and Head, ‎Netcare Breast Care Centre and Helen Joseph Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa

Dr David Krpata, General Surgery Specialist, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Dr Erik Dutson, Surgical Director, Center for Obesity and Metabolic Health, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

Dr Evangelos Efthimiou, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon, Lead for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK

Dr Faisal Ikram, Consultant GI Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Mediclinic City Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Dr Faiz Bhora, Chief of Thoracic Surgery; Associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai West and St. Luke’s Hospitals, New York, New York, New York, USA

Dr Faruq Badiuddin, Specialist General Surgeon, General, Laparoscopic and Obesity Surgery, Mediclinic Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE

Dr Guido Mannaerts, ‎Chief of General Surgery, Consultant Bariatric and Oncology Surgeon, Tawam Hospital Johns Hopkins, Al Ain, UAE

Dr Hayssam Fawal, Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery Clinic, Beirut, Lebanon

Dr Hosam Al-Qudah, Consultant Urologist and Transplant Surgeon, Advanced Laparoscopy and Uro-Oncology, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Dr Humaid Al Shamsi, Medical Oncologist, Associate Professor, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

Dr Iyad Hassan, Chief of Endocrine; Minimally invasive, Cancer & General Surgery, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Karl Miller, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon, Associate Professor, Surgery, General Surgeon, Chief Medical Officer, Johnson & Johnson Middle East, Dubai, UAE

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

Dr Leif Israelsson, Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

Prof Dr Maher Abbas, Professor of Surgery, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Al Zahra Hospital Dubai, UAE

Dr Matthew Kroh, Chief of the Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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

Dr Mohammad Al Falasi, Head and Neck and Reconstructive Surgeon, Chief of Division, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Tawam Hospital Johns Hopkins, ORL Residency Program Director, Assistant Professor, UAE University, Al Ain, UAE

Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, Obesity Surgeon, Saifee Hospital, Mumbai, India

Dr Nadia Ahmad, Obesity Medicine Specialist, Founding Director, Obesity Medicine Institute (OMI), Dubai, 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 Patrick Noel, Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon, American Surgeon Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Raashid Shahbazi, Chairman, Department of Surgery, Tawam Hospital Johns Hopkins, Al Ain, UAE

Dr Raad Al Mehdi, Head-Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery Unit, A/Program Director, Omani Surgical Specialty Board, Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman

Dr Raul Rosenthal, Chairman, Department of General Surgery, Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Prof Safwan Taha, Governor, UAE Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Vice President, Emirates Society for Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons, Medical Director, Consultant Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center, Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Salem Al Harthy, Consultant Physician, Physician - Surgical Services, Physician Practice Services, Al Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Scott Swanson, Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Chief Surgical Officer, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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

Prof Dr Tahar Benhidjeb, Consultant, Head of Surgery, Danat Al Emarat Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Yousif Hussein El Tayeb, Consultant General Surgeon, Rashid Hospital, Dubai, UAE