Scientific Program

08:30 -09:00State of The Art
08:30 -09:00State of The Art
Metabolic Endoscopy: Ready for Primetime?
Dr. Ivo Boskoski
09:00 - 10:30Video Presentations
Chairs: Dr. Greg Haber, Dr. Bronte Holt, Dr. Cristiano Spada, Dr. Amer AlKhatib
During this session internationally renowned experts 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 Sponsored by Takeda
Dr. Rahul Nathwani
12:00 - 13:30Updates on IBD Management
Chairs: Dr. Othman Alharbi, Dr. Filippos Georgopoulos
12:00 - 12:30Extra intestinal manifestations with treat to target approachDr. Vito Annese
12:30 - 13:00Optimizing the Use of Anti-TNF Agents in IBDDr. Othman Alharbi
13:00 - 13:30Radiological Assessment of IBD Patients Dr. Usama Bastaski
13:30 - 14:30Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:30Management of infectious hepatitis
Chairs: Dr. Laila Al Dabal, Dr. Mohamed Al Zaabi
14:30 - 14:50Emerging and Future Therapies of Hep BDr. Rami Moucari
14:50 - 15:10The Promise and Challenge in Generic DAA - For HCV TreatmentDr. Saeed Hamid
15:10 - 15:30Fulminant Hepatic Failure:
A Rare Cause and a Successful Outcome
Dr. Laila Al Dabal
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:20Neurogastroenterology
Chairs: Dr. Mustafa Sabri, Dr. Ahmed Jazzar
16:00 - 16:20Esophagealdismotility Including AchalasiaDr. Nabil Gadelhak
16:20 - 16:40POEM and GastroparesisDr. Pietro Familiari
16:40 - 17:00Small Intestinal Imaging TechniquesDr. Cristiano Spada
17:00 - 17:20Constipation - Evaluation and TreatmentDr. Ahmed Jazzar
17:20 - 18:00Abstract Session
Chairs: Dr. Elhassan S. Elhassan, Dr. Ibrahim Mostafa
17:20 - 17:30A case study of colonic polyposisDr. Naglaa Fathi
17:30 - 17:40Duodenal Stenosis secondary to Superior Mesentric Artery SyndromeDr. Suleiman Foudeh
17:40 - 17:50A prospective observational study of patients with Inflammatory
bowel disease treated with infliximab biosimilar
Dr. Vito Annese
17:50 - 18:00Outcomes of Daclatasvir + Sofosbuvir + Riba in HEP C G3 Patients
who relapsed with SOF + RIBA Combination therapy
Dr. Muzaffar Latif Gill
08:30 - 10:00Video Presentations
Dr. Greg Haber, Dr. Bronte Holt, Dr. Cristiano Spada, Dr. Amer Alkhatib
During this session internationally renowned experts will present video examples of unusual cases or new technologies related to small bowel, EUS, and diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
10:00 - 10:30Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:00Optimizing the path towards HCV Elimination
Symposium sponsored by Gilead
Dr. Ahmad Al Rifai
11:00 - 11:45Treating to Target in IBD
Symposium Sponsored by Abbvie
Dr. Vito Annese
11:45 - 13:25Prayers and Lunch
13:25 - 13:45Practical experience in the Management of ID/IDA with GI
underlying disease
Symposium Sponsored by Vifor
Dr. Ahmed Al Rifai
13:45 - 14:45Pancreatic Diseases
Chair: Dr. Greg Haber
13:45 - 14:05AmpullectomyDr. Greg Haber
14:05 - 14:25When to Intervene in Acute PancreatisDr. Amer El Khatib
14:25 - 14:45Approach to Pancreatic CystsDr. Bronte Holt
14:45 - 15:30Infection Prevention Or Infection Control Which is Best ?
Symposium Sponsored by Cantel Medical
Stephen Challinor
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:20Management of Obesity
Chair : Dr. Ali Khammas
16:00 - 16:20Obesity and CancerDr. Mohamed Jamal
16:20 - 16:40Conservative Measures in ManagementDr. Omar Al Marzooqi
16:40 - 17:00Surgical Interference in ObesityDr. Ali Khammas
17:00 - 17:20NAFLD / Fibrosis / CirrhosisDr. Ahmed Rifai
17:20 - 18:10Abstract Session
Chair: Dr. Moza Alfalasi
17:20 - 17:30An Experience of Endoscopic Papillectomy: A borderline large
sized adenoma of the major duodenal papilla
Dr. Byung Hyo Cha
17:30 - 17:40Gut Microbiota: A New OrganDr. Mohd Azzam Kayasseh
17:40 - 17:50Clinico-pathologic and Immunologic Characteristics and
Outcome of Concomitant Celiac Disease and Non-alcoholic
Fatty Liver Disease in Adults: A Large Prospective
Longitudinal Study
Dr. Sanaa Kamal
17:50 - 18:00Fully covered self-expandable metal stent in the management
of difficult choledocolitiasis
Dr. Giuseppe Grande
18:00 - 18:10Endoscopic ultrasound as a predictor and guide to successful
endotherapy in chronic pancreatitis
Dr. Piyush Somani
08:30 - 09:00Abstract Session
Chair : Dr. Makki Fayyad
08:30 - 08:40Colon Cancer in Abu Dhabi, Initial Data2017Dr. Makki Fayyad
08:40 - 08:50Prevalence and Variable Detection of Sessile Serrated Polyps in
Young Adults Undergoing Index Diagnostic Colonoscopy
Dr. Ammar Kheir
08:50 - 09:00Detection of intestinal protozoa in irritable bowel syndrome patientsDr. Naglaa Fathi
09:00 - 10:00Video Presentations
Chairs: Dr. Khaled Bamakarama, Dr. Yogesh Shastri
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.
09:00 - 09:15Endosonographic Diagnosis Of Duodenal Duplication Cyst
Presenting With Melena
Dr. Moza Alfalasi
09:15 - 09:30EUS-Guided Coil Embolization and Thrombin Injection of
Bleeding Gastro-Duodenal Artery Pseudoaneurysm
Dr. Piyush Somani
09:30 - 09:45Gastric Stromal Tumor (About a Case)Dr. Zatir Soufiane
09:45 - 10:00Endoscopic Management of postoperative colonic leakage with
fully covered self expandable Metalic stent (SEMS)fixed
with OVESCO clip
Dr. Ashraf Amin
10:00 - 10:30Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30Diet and Gut
Chair: Dr. Zakariyya Al Mrayat
10:30 - 10:50Probiotics as Therapeutic in GI Dr. Asad Dajani
10:50 - 11:10Clostridium Difficile Infection Colitis Dr. Zaher Koutoubi
11:10 - 11:30Latest Developments in the Treatment of H. Pylori Dr. Adnan Abu Hammour
11:30 - 12:30Cancer - Early Detection
Chairs: Dr. Alessandro Repici, Dr. Byung Hyo Cha
11:30 - 11:50Advances in the Management of Gastric CancerDr. Syed Hammad Tirmazy
11:50 - 12:10Role of Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) in GI MalignancyDr. Yogesh Shastri
12:10 - 12:30New Options in ColonoscopyDr. Alessandro Repici
12:30 - 13:30Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:30Hepatology
Chairs: Dr. Elhassan S. Elhassan, Dr. Huda Quraishi
13:30 - 13:50Management of Liver MassesDr. Saeed Hamid
13:50 - 14:10Liver Disease in PregnancyDr. Mohamed Al Zaabi
14:10 - 14:30Autoimmune Liver DiseasesDr. Ibrahim Mostafa
14:30 - 15:00Coffee Break
15:00 - 16:00Emerging Topics in Gastro
Chairs: Dr. Azzam Al Kaysseh, Dr. Saeed Sheikh
15:00 - 15:20Non-coeliac Gluten HypersensitivityDr. Mustafa Sabri
15:20 - 15:40Unusual Cases of CholangiopathyDr. Salem Awadh
15:40 - 16:00Management of GERDDr. Makki Fayyad