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

19 – 21, March 2020
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

PROGRAM

DAY 1: 19th MARCH 2020 | THURSDAY

8:00 - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 - 9:45 am Opening Session
Venue: Auditorium
9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome Remarks
Matthew Kroh, Symposium Chair, DDI Symposium & DOCS 2019
9:15 - 9:45 am Keynote Lecture: Patient-centered Health Care Delivery. A Global Prospective
Rakesh Suri
9:45 - 10:15 am Coffee Break and Transition
10:15 - 12:15 pm Nursing and Dietetics Forum
Venue: Auditorium
Moderators: Matthew Kroh and Diana Tannous
Updates in Gastroenterology
Venue: Ballroom A
Moderators: Zaher Koutoubi and Saira Butt
10:15 - 10:30 am Evolution of Tertiary Care Referral Centre Nursing Prospective
Abeer Ablooshi
Colorectal Cancer Screening: Evidence Based Updates & DOH guidelines
Aydamir Alrakawi
10:30 - 10:45 am Clinical Nurse Coordinator: A unique career advancement opportunity
Diana Khankan and Sara Chalmers
Non-Endoscopic CRC Screening Tests: What is the evidence?
Cristobal Moreno
10:45 - 11:00 am Enteral Nutrition in Crohn’s Disease
Sana AlZaafaralli
Fluids in acute pancreatitis
Noe Vazquez
11:00 - 11:15 am Managing IBS in Patients after Bariatric Surgery
Ghina Hamaoui
New Trends in Bariatric Surgery for Non-Surgeons
Carlos Abril
11:15 - 11:30 am Program Coordinator in Nursing: New option for bringing care to our Patients
Roland Ortiz
GI Tract failure, Rehabilitation, and Intestinal Transplantation: Where are we in 2020?
Abdullah Shatnawei
11:30 - 11:45 am Nutritional management of Severe Vitamin Deficiency post-Bariatric Surgery
Asma Alnuaimi
Women’s GI Health: what clinicians should focus on to optimize outcomes?
Pascale Anglade
11:45 - 12:00 pm Magnet Status Achievement for Nursing Excellence
Cipriano Mayor
Non-gastrointestinal sources of abdominal and pelvic pain: A gynecologic surgeon’s perspective
Jean Uy-Kroh
12:00 - 12:30 pm Q & A panel Q & A panel
12:30 - 1:00 pm Non-CME Session / Prayer time
Venue: Ballroom B
1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 pm Liver Diseases and Transplantation
Venue: Auditorium
Moderators: Mahmoud Omar and Mohammad Jamal
Trending Topics in Foregut Disease
Venue: Ballroom A
Moderators: Abdulmanan Khaskheli and Khaled Hamdan
2:00 - 2:15 pm Liver Transplantation in 2020: Recent advances & Future perspectives
Antonio Pinna
Pneumatic dilation in foregut conditions
Sigurbjorn Birgisson
2:15 - 2:30 pm Liver Transplantation in the UAE: the CCAD experience
Shiva Kumar
POEM for Achalasia in 2020: A New Standard?
Matthew Kroh
2:30 - 2:45 pm Noninvasive evaluation of NAFLD: Current status & future perspectives
Ahmed Mansour
Updates on GERD & Eosinophilic Esophagitis- Medications, and Beyond
Osama Yousef
2:45 - 3:00 pm Acute on Chronic Liver Failure: An Intensivist’s perspective
Baraa Abdul Jawad
Emerging Endoscopic Technologies for Gastroparesis
Michael Kingler
3:00 - 3:15 pm Role of Imaging in Liver Disease: What the non-Radiologist needs to know
Numan Balci
Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection: Applications & Outcomes
Ammar Kheir
3:00 - 3:15 pm Q & A panel Q & A panel
3:30 - 4:00 pm Coffee Break / Prayer time
4:00 - 5:30 pm All Things Robotic & New Technologies
Venue: Auditorium
Moderators: Lameese Tabaja and Gabriel Del Gobbo
New Horizons in Nursing
Venue: Auditorium
Moderators: Guus Jansen and Alexandra Diaz
4:00 - 4:15 pm Innovative Technologies: Robotics and Magnetics in Surgery
Matthew Kroh
Robotic surgery: Lessons Learned at CCAD
Jecymin David
4:15 - 4:30 pm Open versus Lap versus Robotic inguinal hernia repair: What is the data?
Brian Jacobs
Significance of bowel preparation quality
Valsala Visno
4:30 - 4:45 pm Robotics in Foregut Surgery
Ricard Corcelles
Infection control in endoscopy
Adelaide D’Souza
4:45 - 5:00 pm Complementary Technologies: Role of ICG
Raul Rosenthal
5:00 - 5:30 pm Q & A panel
5:30 pm Adjourn Day 1

DAY 2: 20th MARCH 2020 | FRIDAY

8:00 - 8:30 am Registration
8:25 - 9:00 am Opening Session
Venue: Auditorium
8:25 - 8:30 am Welcome Remarks
Matthew Kroh, Symposium Chair, DDI Symposium & DOCS 2019
8:30 - 9:00 am Keynote Lecture: Social Media and Medicine in 2020
Brian Jacob
9:00 - 10:30 am All Things Hernia
Venue: Auditorium
Moderators: Michael Kingler and Brian Jacob
Colorectal Surgery
Venue: Ballroom A
Moderators: Shafik Sidani and Gurjeet Gulati
9:00 - 9:15 am Impact of Quality Collaborative in Hernia Surgery
Bret Cardwell
Development of a Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery Program
Suviraj John
9:15 - 9:30 am How do I learn what’s new in Hernia Surgery?
Brian Jacob
Surgery for rectal cancer: What is the best approach?
Shafik Sidani
9:30 - 9:45 am Laparoscopic Hernia Repair: Still the best approach?
Homero Rivas
What Should I be Doing for Hemorrhoids in 2020?
Lameese Tabaja
9:45 - 10:00 am Obesity and Hernia
Javed Raza
Pelvic floor Dysfunction
Valentina Giaccaglia
10:00 - 10:30 am Q & A panel Q & A panel
10:30 - 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 pm Update on Breast Diseases
Venue: Auditorium
Moderators: Rafal Badri and Elie Choufani
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Venue: Ballroom A
Moderators: Ammar Kheir, Abdul Sattar
11:00 - 11:15 am Updates on Breast Cancer: What’s New in 2020?
Stephen Grobmeyer
Inflammatory bowel disease at CCAD and the role of IBD nurse in the management of IBD patients
Zaher Koutoubi & Dorevie Palon
11:15 - 11:30 am Medical Management of Breast Cancer
Elie Choufani
Biosimilars & Drug level monitoring in IBD: What the Clinician needs to know
Mohammed Badre Alam
11:30 - 11:45 am Current Approach to Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Management
Ahmad Maltalkah
When do We Operate? Surgical Interventions in IBD
Shafik Sidani
11:45 - 12:00 pm Q & A panel Q & A panel
12:00 - 2:00 pm Friday Prayers and Lunch
2:00 - 2:30 pm Non-CME Session
Venue: Ballroom B
2:30 - 4:00 pm DOCS
Session 1: Health Implications and Perspectives of Obesity and Diabetes
Venue: Auditorium
Moderators: Hussein Saadi and Matthew Kroh
New Therapies in Liver, Pancreatic & Biliary Diseases
HPB

Venue: Ballroom A
Moderators: Najat Amharar and Refai Ruba
2:30 - 2:45 pm Impact on Population Health: Medical and Financial Implications
Ronney Shantouf
Endoscopic Gallbladder Drainage?
Aydamir Alrakawi
2:45 - 3:00 pm The Burden of Diabetes
Hussein Saadi
What’s new in loco-regional therapy of Hepatocellular Carcinoma?
Hicham Abada
3:00 - 3:15 pm Evaluation of the Obese Patient
Rahat Ghazanfar
Outcomes after Common Bile Duct Injury
Naveed Ahmed
3:15 - 3:30 pm Interdisciplinary Medical Treatment of Obesity: CCF experience
Barto Burguera
Endoscopic Therapy for Ampullary and Duodenal Adenomas
Amer Al Khatib
3:30 - 4:00 pm Q & A panel Q & A panel
4:00 - 4:30 pm Coffee Break
4:30 - 5:30 pm DOCS
Venue: Auditorium
Session 2: Lifestyle Interventions
Moderators: Matthew Kroh and Nicole Sirotin
Great Debates: Controversies in Digestive Diseases in 2020
Venue: Ballroom B
Moderators: Ricard Corcelles and Hiam Mohammed
4:30 - 4:45 pm Healthy Diet and What we Know About it- Dietetics Perspective
Alya Al Shawab
Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Controversies in Case Management:
Zaher Koutoubi and Suviraj John
4:45 - 5:00 pm Healthy Shopping and Cooking- A Chef’s Approach
Patrick Biscoff
Pancreatic Cystic Lesions: Surveillance or Surgery?
Amer Al Khatib and Naveed Ahmed
5:00 - 5:15 pm Nutritional Management of Pregnancy after Bariatric Surgery
Nayla Mezher
What’s best Treatment for Diabetes: The Pill or the Knife?
Mohammad Jamal and Bartolome Burguera
5:15 - 5:30 pm Q & A panel Q & A panel

DAY 3: 21st MARCH 2020 | SATURDAY

7:15 - 8:00 am Registration
7:45 - 8:00 am Opening Session
Venue: Auditorium
8:55 - 9:00 am Welcome Remarks
Matthew Kroh, Symposium Chair, DDI Symposium & DOCS 2020
9:00 - 11:30 am Session 3: All About Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
Moderators: Javed Raza and Safwan Taha
9:00 - 9:20 am Primer for the General Practitioner: Pre- and Post-Operative Considerations of Diet, Vitamins, and Medical Management
Matthew Allum
9:20 - 9:35 am What’s New in Bariatric Surgery
Mohamad Al Hadad
9:35 - 9:50 am Endoscopic Approaches for Treatment of Metabolic Disease
Matthew Kroh
9:50 - 10:10 am Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease and the Impact of Bariatric Interventions
Raul Rosenthal
10:10 - 10:25 am Weight Regain after Bariatric Surgery: A Dietician’s Perspective
Lamis Elderbi
10:25 - 10:40 am Weigh Regain after Bariatric Surgery: A Surgeon’s Perspective
Patrick Noel
10:40 - 11:00 am Panel Discussion and Questions
11:00 - 11:30 am Non-CME Session
Venue: Ballroom
11:30 - 1:00 pm Lunch / Prayer Time
1:00 - 1:30 pm Session 4: Co-Morbid Disease of Obesity
Moderators: Carlos Abril and Mohammed Abdallah
1:00 - 1:20 pm Weight Centric Approach to Diabetes Management
Bartolome Burguera, MD
1:20 - 1:40 pm Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Current understanding and recent advances
Jose Such
1:40 - 2:00 pm The Psychological Burden of Obesity
Mario Aon, PsyD
2:00 - 2:30 pm Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease for the Generalist
Hani Sabbour
2:30 - 3:00 pm Coffee Break
3:00 - 5:00 pm Session 5: Putting It All Together Comprehensive Care for Our Patients
Moderators: Ricard Corcelles and Bartolome Burguera
3:00 - 3:15 pm Lifestyle Interventions: An underappreciated early opportunity to intervene
Nicole Sirotin
3:15 - 3:30 pm The Emerging Epidemic of Childhood Obesity
Nadeem Abdullah
3:30 - 3:45 pm Obesity and Cancer
Raul Rosenthal
3:45 - 4:00 pm My Personal Journey: Bariatric Surgery and Its Effect on My Life- Voice of the Patients
4:00 - 4:30 pm Panel Discussion, Questions, and Wrap-Up
4:30 pm Adjourn Day 3