4th Virtual International Digestive Disease Symposium (DDI)
3rd Virtual Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease Summit (DOCS)

17th – 20th September 2020


Matthew Kroh, MD
Symposium Chair

Sigurbjorn Birgisson, MD
Scientific Program Chair

Abeer Al Blooshi, RN
Committee Member

Antonio Pinna, MD
Committee Member

Jincy Pappy, RN
Committee Member

Jose Such, MD
Committee Member

Omar Hagi
Digestive Diseases
Institute Administrator

Pascal Anglade, MD
Committee Member

Shafik Sidani, MD
Committee Member

Shiva Kumar, MD
Committee Member

Yasir Akmal, MD
Committee Member

Zaher Koutoubi, MD
Committee Member

About DDI 2020

Learning Objectives

  • Appraise evolving surgical and endoscopic therapies for treatment of obesity and weight-related diseases
  • Analyze existing and expanded indications for treatment of liver failure, including transplantation
  • Determine therapeutic strategies for treating spectrum motility disorders of the foregut and hindgut
  • Debate medical versus surgical management of disease including gastroparesis, inflammatory bowel disease, and breast cancer
  • Discuss about the role of new Robotic technologies

Program Topics

  • Anorectal
  • Colorectal
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Esophageal-Foregut Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Hepatobiliary Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Surgical Endoscopy


  • Bariatric and Metabolic Disease
  • Breast Disease and Oncology
  • Robotic Technologies
  • Nursing – Operating Room
  • Nursing – Endoscopy
  • Hernia repair
  • Pancreatic disease
  • Robotic surgery
  • Nutrition and dietetics

Target Audience

  • Gastroenterologists
  • Colorectal Surgeons
  • Bariatric Surgeons
  • Laparoscopic Surgeons
  • Hepatologists
  • General Surgeons
  • General Practitioners
  • Nursing Professionals
  • Trainees
  • Medical Students
  • Resident Trainees