Paediatrics Conference - 12.75


Every year, the CME Paediatrics Conference connects top innovative healthcare institutions with clinicians in the region for an exchange of experiences and expertise in clinical care and research in Paediatrics. 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. It provides a unique opportunity to witness the future of paediatrics as it unfolds and to network with leaders in paediatrics from around the world.

What’s new?

  • Now a 2-day comprehensive and concise programme featuring top speakers from leading internationally renowned institutions
  • Presentations designed to address common and complex challenges faced by Paediatricians in daily practice
  • Reduced price and special rates are now available for allied healthcare professionals*
  • Diagnose and manage complex or difficult neonatal-perinatal cases through interactive case analysis
  • Formulate a comprehensive treatment plan for children and adolescents with mood disorders or aggressive behaviours
  • Discuss the latest technology and breakthrough medical innovations available to gastrological conditions in paediatric patients
  • Recognise the effects of epileptic seizures and spikes on the developing brain
  • Review the latest pharmacological therapies for the management of paediatric conditions
  • Management of apnoea of prematurity: Beyond Caffeine
  • Long-term outcome of children after cancer remission
  • Gastrointestinal link to autism: Hip or hype?
  • Management of scoliosis: Where do we stand?
  • Non-pharmacological management of epilepsy
  • Common gastroenterology disorders: Myths and facts
  • Paediatric origin of adult diseases

Activity director:

  • Dr Rita M. Pappas, Chair - Paediatric Institute; Physician-in-Chief, Cleveland Clinic Children’s; President, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation Staff, Paediatric Hospital Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Local chair:

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

Scientific committee:

  • Dr Abeer Khayat, Chief - Paediatrics, American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Jalal Abu-Shaweesh, Associate Professor - Department of Neonatology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Dr Ruba Rizk, Consultant - Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital, Dubai, UAE


  • Dr Ahmed T. Abdelmoity, Professor of Paediatric Neurology; Director - Division of Neurology; Chief - Section of Epilepsy and Neurophysiology, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
  • Dr Arif Khan, Founding CEO & Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Neuropedia Children’s Neuroscience Center, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Benjamin Roye, Assistant Professor - Orthopaedic Surgery, Paediatric Orthopaedics and Spinal Deformity, Columbia University & New York Presbyterian Hospital, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York, New York City, New York, USA
  • Dr Carlo di Lorenzo, Robert F and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation Endowed Chair in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Chief - Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • Dr David Rosenthal, Professor - Paediatric Cardiology, Stanford Children's Health, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, Stanford, California, USA
  • Dr Eyad Almidani, Associate Prof - Paediatrics, AlFaisal University; Consultant - Neonatal Critical Care; Deputy, Editor in Chief, International Journal of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine; Director -Neonatal Resuscitation Program, Department of Paediatrics, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, KSA
  • Dr George Jallo, Clinical Practice Director - Paediatric Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital; Professor - Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St Petersburg, Florida, USA
  • Dr George W. Holcomb III, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Paediatric Surgery; Director -Minimally Invasive Surgery; Senior Vice-President, Katharine Berry Richardson Professor of Paediatric Surgery, Medical Director - International Services, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
  • Dr Hatem El Shanti, Professor - Paediatrics and Medical Genetics, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • Dr Jehan Suleiman, Consultant - Paediatric Neurologist, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE
  • Dr Jennifer Katzenstein, Director - Psychology & Neuropsychology, Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital, St Petersburg, Florida, USA
  • Dr John Cunningham, Chair - Department of Paediatrics, Physician-in-Chief, The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, Director - Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Dr Jonathan Ellen, Professor - Paediatrics, President & Vice Dean, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St Petersburg, Florida, USA
  • Dr Masakazu Nakao, Head - Heart Center of Excellence, Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Mohamad Miqdady, Chief - Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology & Nutrition, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Paul Danielson, Chief - Division of Paediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St Petersburg, Florida, USA
  • Dr Rabi Hanna, Chairman - Department of Paediatric Haematology-Oncology & BMT, Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Dr Rima Munla, Director - Neonatal Services, Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Ruba Azzam, Associate Professor - Paediatrics; Director - Paediatric Hepatology; Medical Director - Paediatric Liver Transplant Program, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Dr Seth Hollander, Clinical Associate Professor: Paediatric Cardiology & Medical Director, Cardiac Transplant Program, Stanford Children's Health, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford, California, USA
  • Dr Timothy Cripe, Gordon Teter Endowed Chair in Paediatric Cancer, Chief - Division of Haematology and Oncology, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • Dr Zainab Malik, Consultant - Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Mediclinic City Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Zeinab Alloub, Consultant - Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician, Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital, Dubai, 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.

*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

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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 12.75 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.