Surgery Conference

21–22 June 2021 | Attend Online or Live at The Conrad Dubai

Theme: "Innovative approaches for better patient outcomes"


This program is accredited by DHA and is awarded 10.75 CME points.

20th Surgery Conference

Surgeons worldwide have shown resilience in the face of the pandemic. As surgeries scale back up, Arab Health will host symposia from local societies and renowned surgical societies from around the world.

Hear about the most innovative ideas, and techniques from these societies.

Join surgeons in-person or virtually, and trade notes on how you have overcome the challenges of the past year.

The CME-accredited Surgery conference at Arab Health is where the most influential surgeons gather every year to improve technical skills, share their tips to perform advanced procedures flawlessly and see what is new in the industry.

What's new:

  • Industry talks
  • Diversity and inclusion in surgery
  • Interactive panel sessions with audience Q&A
  • Surgical Society Presidents – guest speakers from around the world will remotely connect to meet and network with the audience
  • More keynote lectures
  • Video lectures
  • Active audience participation with dedicated Q&A sessions with the guest surgeons.

Benefits of attending:

  • Solve key challenges in bariatric surgery with algorithms from the experts
  • Apply the latest principles in endocrine surgery
  • Assess updated approaches to pancreatic cancer and acute pancreatitis
  • Compare different practices worldwide to develop resilience in surgery in the era of COVID-19
  • Review guidelines to improve gender diversity in surgical practice

Key topics:

  • Resilience in surgery
  • Bariatric and metabolic surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery

Who should attend:

  • General/Consultant Surgeons
  • Specialist Laparoscopic/Bariatric
  • Metabolic/Obesity: GI (upper/lower), Trauma, Thoracic
  • Heads of Department/Surgery
  • Chiefs General Surgery Services
  • Chiefs of Minimally Invasive General Surgery
  • Allied Healthcare Professionals

Conference Faculty:

Dr Ali Al Dameh, Consultant Thoracic and Surgical Oncology, American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Scientific committee:

  • Dr Bijendra Patel, Consultant Upper GI & Laparoscopic Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust, Clinical Lead for General Surgery, Network Director for Upper GI Surgery, Director of Surgical Skills and Science, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
  • Dr Faruq Badiuddin, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon, Consultant General Surgeon: Laparoscopic, Gastrointestinal Surgery & Obesity, Valiant Clinic, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Guido Mannaerts, Chair of Department, General Surgery Clinic Department - Medical Affairs, Tawam Hospital, SEHA, Al Ain, UAE
  • Prof Dr Iyad Hassan, Consultant - General and Endocrine Surgeon/ Head of General, Endocrine and Cancer Surgery, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Matthew Kroh, Chief of the Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Shaw Somers, President, British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society; Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon, BMI Clementine Churchill Hospital London, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth, UK
  • Prof Dr Yousif Hussein Eltayeb, Consultant Surgeon, Rashid Hospital; Associate Professor, Dubai Medical College; Dubai Surgical Residency Program Director, Dubai Healthcare Authority, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Matthew Walsh, Chief of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Ohio, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

   Speaker Highlights:

  • Prof Dr Bassem Safadi, Clinical Professor, Chair of the Department of Surgery, Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine, Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Dr Bruno Dillemans, Director, The Center of Obesity Surgery, AZ Sint-Jan Hospital, Bruges, Belgium
  • Dr Thomas C. Tsai, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, General, Gastrointestinal and Oncologic Surgeon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Dr Todd Rosengart, Professor and Chair, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Chandrajit Premanand Raut, Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Distinguished Chair

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Online: 23 May - 22 July 2021

Live: 21 - 24 June 2021

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