Obs & Gyne Conference


The 2019 CME Obs & Gyne Conference covered the most up-to-date information on treatments and technologies available in the fields of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 

The goal of this conference was to increase knowledge and enhance the competence of attendees. Emphasis was placed on practical application of the evidence-based topics presented.

New in 2019:

  • NEW VENUE: The Obs & Gyne Conference was at the Conrad Hotel to improve delegate experience.
  • Abstract and poster presentations, enabling forefront research and emerging developments
  • Mini symposium on imaging in obstetrics and gynecology featuring Havard Medical School facilitators

Key topics:

  • Placental markers for preeclampsia & IUGR
  • Fetal cardiovascular changes during labour
  • Global paradigm shift in cervical cancer screening
  • Complications in laparoscopic surgery: Can we avoid them?
  • Debate: Management of unexplained infertility

Benefits of attending:

  • Classify vaccines which are indicated in pregnancy for high risk conditions
  • Identify and explain the latest trends in research, methods, and technology in the treatment of gynaecologic cancers
  • Debate the impact of maternal factors on egg competence for maintenance of early pregnancy
  • Discuss the indications, techniques, management and prevention of complications of Urogynaecology surgery

Activity directors:

  • Dr Habibeh Gitiforooz, Obstetrician-Gynecologist: Regional Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Dr Tommaso Falcone, Chief of Staff & Chief Academic Officer, Medical Director, Cleveland Clinic London, London, UK

Local chair:

  • Dr Saad Ghazal-Aswad, Senior Consultant Gynecological Oncologist; Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

Scientific committee:

  • Dr Bashir Taha Salih, Consultant & Chair of Obstetric Medicine, Corniche Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Prof Hisham Mirghani, Middle East Ambassador, International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology (ISUOG); Consultant OBGYN/Fetal Medicine, Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women & Children, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Mohamed Elkalyoubi, Consultant - OBGYN & Reproductive Medicine, Dubai Gynaecology and Fertility Centre (DGFC), Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Sadoon Sadoon, Medical Director, Danat Al Emarat Women & Children’s Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Saleema Wani, Chair of Obstetrics, Corniche Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE


  • Dr Amithaba Majumder, Consultant: Department of Ob/Gyn, Corniche Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Arnaud Wattiez, Prof: Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Strasbourg; Head: Gynecology Department, Latifa Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Asif Quadri, Consultant - Anatomical Pathology, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE
  • Dr Azar Khunda, Consultant Urogynaecologist & Obstetrician, Guy's and St Thomas'​ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  • Dr Carol Benson, Director of Ultrasound; Co-Director of High Risk Obstetrical Ultrasound Radiology; Director of the Non-invasive Vascular Laboratory, Brigham & Women’s Hospital; Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Prof Claus Yding Andersen, Professor of Human Reproductive Physiology, The Laboratory of Reproductive Biology, the Department of Fertility, The Juliane Marie Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dr Colleen Feltmate, Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery in Gynecologic Oncology, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Dr Eva Wiberg-Itzel, Assistant Prof: Department of Clinical Science and Education, Karolinska Institute, South Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Dr Fathima Farook, Specialist: Obstetrics Medicine, Corniche Hospital, Al Ain, UAE
  • Dr Faysal El Kak, Vice President, FIGO; Associate: Women’s Health Centre, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, American University of Beirut Medical Centre, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Dr Ghada Salman, Consultant: Gynaecology and early pregnancy, University College London Hospital, London, UK
  • Dr Hala Abuzeid Ahmed, Critical Care Consultant, Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Hassan Jaafar, Hemato-Oncology Consultant, Oncology Center, Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital, Ras al-Khaimah, UAE
  • Dr Hessa A Swaidi, O&G Resident, Obstetric Medicine Unit, Corniche Hospital, Al Ain, UAE
  • Dr Ibrahim Abd Elrahman, Consultant Gynaecologist & Assistant Prof - Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, MBRU, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Jamal Alkoteesh, Consultant Interventional Radiologist; Chairman - Clinical Imaging Institute, Al Ain, UAE
  • Dr Kannamannadiar Jayaprakasan, Subspecialist and Hon. Associate Professor: Reproductive Medicine & Surgery, University of Nottingham; Consultant Gynaecologist/ Fertility Lead, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, UK
  • Prof Laura Magee, Professor of Women's Health, King’s College London, London, UK
  • Dr Leanne Bricker, Consultant & Chair of Fetal Medicine, Corniche Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Michael Fakih, Chairman, Founder & Medical Director, Fakih IVF, NMC Healthcare, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Mohamed Kamal, President, Egyptian Fetal Medicine Foundation; Fetal Medicine Consultant, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Dr Mohamed Sulaiman, Consultant Fetal & Paediatric Cardiologist, KidsHeart Medical Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Muna Tahlak, CEO, Latifa Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Muzib Begam, Consultant: Obstetric/Fetal-Maternal Medicine, Mediclinic, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Prof Nisreen Anfinan, Associate Professor - Gynaecology Oncology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, KSA
  • Dr Omaema Al Baghahdadi, Obs & Gyne Consultant, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE
  • Dr Panayota Zarmakoupis, Consultant OBGYN & R eporuductive Endoscrinology - IVF Unit, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE
  • Dr Peter Doubilet, Senior Vice Chair of Radiology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital; Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Dr Rafael Blanco, Consultant Anaesthetist, King College Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Razan Nasir, Gynaecology Specialist, Latifa Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Rebecca Stone, Assistant Prof - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Kelly Gynaecologic  Oncology Service, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Dr Rohan D'Souza, Maternal-Foetal Medicine Physician, Mount Sinai Hospital; Clinician-Investigator, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute; Assistant Prof, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • Dr Shahad Mahmoud Hussein, Consultant OBGYN, Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Teodora Elena Ucenic, HOD - Consultant OB-GYN, NMC Speciality Hospital, Al Ain, UAE
  • Dr Thikra Hassan, OB-GYN & Female Reproductive System Tumours Specialist, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE
  • Dr Werner Diehl, Consultant in Fetal Medicine, Corniche Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Zainab Shaban, Ob-Gyn, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

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.

27 - 30 January 2020

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