Anaesthesia 2019 Conference - 10.25 CME


The CME accredited Anaesthesia Conference provided attendees with the latest updates in the field of regional anaesthesia, pain and perioperative medicine with the theme ‘Tailoring anaesthesia to the individual’s needs.’ The programme enabled anaesthesia specialists to apply the latest research with the patient at the heart of decision-making and is designed to minimise patient risk, reduce errors and optimise outcomes in a variety of challenging conditions.

New in 2019:

  • Reduced price and special rates for allied healthcare professionals, international members of endorsing partner societies*
  • Up-to-date global perspective on solutions to the key challenges in the field of anaesthesia
  • 20+ speakers
  • Over 8 interactive Q&A session giving delegates face time with the anaesthesia gurus
  • Case discussion sessions giving you more opportunities for applied learning
  • Identify the latest best practice when considering anaesthesia and patients with multiple diseases for better post-operative outcomes and enhanced patient care
  • Assess the latest updates in anaesthesia pain management to ensure usage of the safest methods and most effective drugs to enhance patient recovery
  • Evaluate new safety considerations in anaesthesia and discuss advances in total intravenous anaesthesia techniques
  • Review obstetric anaesthesia and discuss how to best address complex case presentations
  • Consider updated regulations concerning organ transplantation within the region to ensure compliant practice and enhance knowledge 
  • Total intravenous anaesthesia
  • Infection control and antimicrobial actions
  • Enhanced recovery after surgery 
  • Pain management
  • Safety
  • Organ transplantation in UAE


  • Dr Medhat Shalabi, President, Pan Arab Middle East Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society; Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Head of Anaesthesiology Department, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE


  • Dr Yasser Zaghloul, Consultant of Anaesthesia, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Activity director:

  • Dr Arun Kumar, Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologist & Clinical Associate Professor in Anaesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Medical Director, Transplant Anaesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE


  • Dr Ammar Salti, Consultant, Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Ashraf El Houfi, Consultant, Head of Intensive Care Department, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr David Whitaker, Consultant Anaesthetist, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Chairman, European Board of Anaesthesiology, Past President, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, Manchester, UK
  • Prof Hala Fouad, Consultant, Ministry of Health and Protection, Dubai, UAE 
  • Dr Haamid Siddique, Staff Physician, Critical Care, Respiratory & Critical Care Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE 
  • Dr Kyne Woodsford, Staff Physician, General Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Massimo Lamperti, Department Chair, General Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Michele Kigozi, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Prof Mohamed Abdulatif, Associate Editor British Journal of Anaesthesia; Professor of Anaesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Prof Neslihan Alkis, Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
  • Dr Paul Barach, Clinical Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital Michigan, Patient Safety Committee , American Society of Anesthesiologists, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Prof Quirino Piacevoli, President, World Society of Total Intra Venous Anaesthesia, AAROI EMAC Foreign Office Representative, Italian Resuscitative Anesthesiologists Association, Visiting Associate Professor, University Saint Cyrill and Methonio, Rome, Italy
  • Dr Yasser Karim, Clinical Associate Professor of Anaesthesia; Anaesthesia Director for ECT; Liver Transplant Member; Iowa Society of Anaesthesiologists representative at Iowa Trauma System Advisory Council, Department of Anaesthesia, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Faculty disclosure

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support requiring resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest will be identified in the activity syllabus.

*Allied healthcare professionals such as Nurses, Physiotherapists, Radiographers and Technicians can contact the Arab Health conference team on +971 4 408 2891 or to find out more about the special rates. Valid company/employee identification with job designation will be required to avail the special rates.

27 - 30 January 2020

Accreditation statement:

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.25 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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