Scientific Program

Day 1 - 16 November 2017, Thursday
09:00 - 10:30Session 1 - Video Presentations
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30Opening Ceremony
11:30 - 12:00Symposium I
12:00 - 13:30Session 2 - Updates on IBD Management
13:30 - 14:30Lunch
14:30 - 15:30Session 3 - Management of Infectious Hepatitis
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00Session 4 - Neurogastroenterology
17:00 - 18:00Abstract Session 1
Day 2 - 17 November 2017, Friday
09:00 - 10:30Session 5 - Video Presentations
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45symposium I
12:45 - 14:00Prayers and Lunch
14:00 - 15:30Session 6 - Pancreatic Disease
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:20Session 7 - Management of Obesity
17:20 - 18:00Abstract Session 2
Day 3 - 18 November 2017, Saturday
08:30 - 09:00 Abstract session 3
09:00 - 10:30Session 8 - Video Presentations
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00Session 9 - Diet and Gut
12:00 - 13:00Session 10 - Cancer - Early Detection
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 15:30Session 11 - Hepatology
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:20Session 12 - Emerging Topics in Gastro
17:20 - 17:30Closing Ceremony
09:00 - 10:30Video Presentations
Greg Haber, USA | Bronte Holt, Australia | Cristiano Spada, Italy | Ihab Shehadeh, Jordan
During this session internationally renowned experts will show video will present video examples of unusual cases or new technologies related to small bowel, EUS, and diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30Opening Ceremony
11:30 - 12:00Mission: Lasting Remission & Optimizing Results in IBD – Role of Anti – Integrin Molecules
Symposium by Takeda
Speaker: Rahul Nathwani, UAE
12:00 - 13:30Updates on IBD Management
12:00 - 12:20Updates on Biologics and BiosimiliarsVito Annese, UAE
12:20 - 12:40Optimizing the Use of Anti-TNF Agents in IBDOthman Alharbi, KSA
12:40 - 13:00Chron's Disease and Ulterative Colitis TherapyWaleed Al Azmi, Kuwait
13:00 - 13:20Radiological Assessment of IBD Patients Usama Bastaski, UAE
13:20 - 13:30Q/A
13:30 - 14:30Lunch
14:30 - 15:30Management of Infectious Hepatitis
14:30 - 14:50Emerging and Future Therapies of Hep BRami Moucari, UAE
14:50 - 15:10The Promise and Challenge in Generic DAA - for HCV TreatmentSaeed Hamid, Pakistan
15:10 - 15:30Fulminant Hepatic Failure:
a rare cause and a successful outcome
Laila Al Dabbal, UAE
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:20Neurogastroenterology
16:00 - 16:20Esophagealdismotility Including AchalasiaNabil Gadelha, Egypt
16:20 - 16:40POEM and GastroparesisPietro Familiari, Italy
16:40 - 17:00Small Intestinal Imaging TechniquesCristiano Spada, Italy
17:00 - 17:20Constipation - Evaluation and TreatmentAhmed Jazzar, UAE
17:20 - 18:00Abstract session
09:00 - 10:30Video Presentations
Greg Haber, USA | Bronte Holt, Australia | Cristiano Spada, Italy | Ihab Shehadeh, Jordan
During this session internationally renowned experts will show video will present video examples of unusual cases or new technologies related to small bowel, EUS, and diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45Treating to Target in IBD
Symposium by Abbvie
Speaker: Vito Annese, UAE
12:00 - 14:00Prayers and Lunch
14:00 - 15:30Pancreatic Diseases
14:00 - 14:20AmpullectomyGreg Haber, USA
14:20 - 14:40When to Intervene in Acute PancreatisIhab Shehadeh, Jordan
14:40 - 15:00Approach to Pancreatic CystsBronte Holt, Australia
15:00 - 15:20Improving ERCP Performance and the Role of New Training TechnologiesIvo Boskoski, Italy
15:20 - 15:30Q/A
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:20Management of Obesity
16:00 - 16:20Obesity and CancerMohamed Jamal, Bahrain
16:20 - 16:40Conservative Measures in ManagementOmar Al Marzooqi, UAE
16:40 - 17:00Metabolic Endoscopy: Ready for Primetime?Ivo Boskoski, Italy
17:00 - 17:20Surgical Interference in ObesityAli Khammas, Italy
17:20 - 18:00Abstract Session
08:30 - 09:00Abstract session
09:00 - 10:30Video Presentations
A unique opportunity to participants to present their Video Cases at the conference submitted via abstracts. Interesting and unusual cases will be presented through video presentations.
10:30 - 10:50Coffee Break
10:50 - 11:50Diet and Gut
10:50 - 11:10Probiotics as Therapeutic in GI Asad Dajani, UAE
11:10 - 11:30Clostridium Difficile Infection Colitis Zaher Koutoubi, UAE
11:30 - 11:50Latest Developments in the Treatment of H. Pylori Adnan Abu Hammour, UAE
11:50 - 12:25Cancer - Early Detection
12:00 - 12:20Advances in Management of Gastric CancerSyed Hammad Tirmazy, UAE
12:20 - 12:40Quality Metrics in ColonoscopyYogesh Shastri, UAE
12:40 - 13:00New Options in ColonoscopyAlessandro Repici, Italy
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 15:30Hepatology
14:00 - 14:20NAFLD/Fibrosis/CirrhosisAhmed Rifai, UAE
14:20 - 14:40Management of Liver MassesSaeed Hamid, Pakistan
14:40 - 15:00Liver Disease in PregnancyMohamed Al Zaabi, UAE
15:00 - 15:20Autoimmune Liver DiseasesIbrahim Mostafa
15:20 - 15:30Q/A
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00Emerging Topics in Gastro
16:00 - 16:20Non-Coeliac Gluten HypersensitivityMustafa Sabri, UAE
16:20 - 16:40Unusual cases of Cholangiopathy Salem Awadh, UAE
16:40 - 17:00Management of GERDMakki Fayyad, UAE