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

17th – 20th September 2020

PROGRAM

DAY 1: 17th SEPTEMBER 2020 | THURSDAY

Timings (GMT +4) Activity
15:30 - 15:45 Conference Opening
15:30 - 15:35 Welcome Address - DDI & DOCS 2020
Matthew Kroh, UAE
15:35 - 15:45 Keynote Address – Biomedical Innovation: Development of New Technologies in Academic Medicine
Matthew Kroh, UAE
15:45 - 16:00 Break for Networking
16:00 - 18:00 Session 1: Parallel Sessions
Track 1
Session A: Nursing and Dietetics

Moderators: Matthew Kroh & Diana Tannous
Track 2
Session B: Updates in Gastroenterology

Moderators: Zaher Koutoubi & Saira Butt
16:00 - 16:15 Evolution of Tertiary Care Referral Centre Nursing Prospective
Abeer Alblooshi, UAE
Screening for Colorectal Cancer An Update
Aydamir Alrakawi, UAE
16:15 - 16:30 Non-Endoscopic CRC Screening Tests: What is the evidence? (G)
Cristobal Moreno, UAE
Non-Endoscopic CRC Screening Tests: What is the evidence?
Cristobal Moreno, UAE
16:30 - 16:45 Enteral Nutrition in Crohn’s Disease
Sana AlZaafaralli, UAE
Hypertriglyceridemia and Acute Pancreatitis
Noe Vazquez, UAE
16:45 - 17:00 Managing IBS in Patients after Bariatric Surgery
Ghina Hamaoui, UAE
New Trends in Bariatric Surgery for Non-Surgeons
Carlos Abril, UAE
17:00 - 17:15 Program Coordinator in Nursing: New option for bringing care to our Patients
Roland Ortiz, UAE
Gut Failure, Rehabilitation, and Intestinal Transplantation: Where are we in 2020?
Abdullah Shatnawei, UAE
17:15 - 17:30 Nutritional management of Severe Vitamin Deficiency post-Bariatric Surgery
Asma Alnuaimi, UAE
Update on Capsule Endoscopy
Pascale Anglade, UAE
17:30 - 17:45 CCAD’s Journey to Magnet
Cipriano Mayor, UAE
Non-gastrointestinal sources of abdominal and pelvic pain: A gynecologic surgeon’s perspective
Jean Uy-Kroh, UAE
17:45 - 18:00 Q&A panel Q&A panel
18:00 - 18:15 Break for Networking
18:15 - 19:45 Session 2: Parallel Sessions
Track 1
Session A: Liver Diseases and Transplantation

Moderator: Mahmoud Omar & Shiva Kumar
Track 2
Session B: Trending Topics in Foregut Disease

Moderators: Abdulmanan Khaskheli & Khaled Hamdan
18:15 - 18:30 Liver Transplantation in 2020: Recent advances & Future perspectives
Antonio Pinna, USA
Treatment for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease- The Pill or the Knife?
Sigurbjorn Birgisson, UAE
18:30 - 18:45 Liver Transplantation in the UAE: the CCAD experience
Shiva Kumar, UAE
POEM for Achalasia in 2020: A New Standard?
Matthew Kroh, UAE
18:45 - 19:00 Noninvasive evaluation of NAFLD: Current status & future perspectives
Ahmed Mansour, UAE
What’s New in Eosinophilic Esophagitis?
Ahmed Sultan, UAE
19:00 - 19:15 Acute on Chronic Liver Failure: An Intensivist’s perspective
Baraa Abduljawad, UAE
Emerging Endoscopic Technologies for Gastroparesis
Michael Klingler, UAE
19:15 - 19:30 Role of Imaging in Liver Disease: What the non-Radiologist needs to know
Numan Balci, UAE
Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection: Applications & Outcomes
Ammar Kheir, UAE
19:30 - 19:45 Q&A panel Q&A panel
19:45 - 20:00 Day Break for Networking
***DAY 1 END***

DAY 2: 18th SEPTEMBER 2020 | FRIDAY

Timings (GMT +4) Activity
15:30 - 16:00 Keynote Lecture 1: Social Media and Medicine in 2020
Brian Jacob, USA
16:00 - 16:15 Break for Networking
16:15 - 17:30 Session 3: Parallel Sessions
Track 1
Session A: All Things Robotic & New Technologies

Moderators: Lameese Tabaja & Gabriel Del Gobbo
Track 2
Session B: New Horizons in Nursing

Moderators: Guus Jansen & Juan Barajas
16:15 - 16:30 Innovative Technologies: Robotics and Magnetics in Surgery
Matthew Kroh, UAE
Robotic surgery: Lessons Learned at CCAD
Jecymin David, UAE
16:30 - 16:45 Open versus Lap versus Robotic inguinal hernia repair: What is the data?
Alisan Fathalizadeh, USA
Significance of Bowel Preparation Quality
Valsala Visno, UAE
16:45 - 17:00 Robotics in Bariatric Surgery
Ricard Corcelles, UAE
Infection Control Awareness in Endoscopy
Adelaide D’Souza, UAE & Beata Umugwangwali, UAE
17:00 - 17:15 Complementary Technologies: Role of ICG
Raul Rosenthal, USA
Esophageal Manometry and 24 hours Esophageal pH Monitoring
Mary Angellin Guano, UAE
17:15 - 17:30 Q&A panel Q&A panel
17:30 - 17:45 Break for Networking
17:45 - 19:00 Session 4: Parallel Sessions
Track 1
Session A: All Things Hernia

Moderators: Nahed Nasser & Juan Barajas
Track 2
Session B: Colorectal Surgery

Moderators: Shafik Sidani & Gurjeet Gulati
17:45 - 18:00 Development of a Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery Program (G)
Suviraj John, India
Development of a Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery Program
Suviraj John, India
18:00 - 18:15 How Do I learn What’s New in Hernia Surgery?
Bret Cardwell, UAE
Robotics in Colorectal Surgery
Shafik Sidani, UAE
18:15 - 18:30 Laparoscopic Hernia Repair: Still the Best Approach?
Homero Rivas, UAE
Which Treatment I Should Use in 2020 ? Updates on Hemorrhoids Management
Lameese Tabaja, UAE
18:30 - 18:45 Obesity and Hernia
Javed Raza, UAE
Pelvic floor Dysfunction
Valentina Giaccaglia, UAE
18:45 - 19:00 Q&A panel Q&A panel
19:00 - 19:15 Break for Networking
19:15 - 20:15 Session 5: Parallel Sessions
Track 1
Session A: Update on Breast Diseases

Moderators: Rafal Iskanderian & Elie Choufani
Track 2
Session B: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Moderators: Ammar Kheir & Abdul Sattar
19:15 - 19:30 Updates on Breast Cancer: What’s New in 2020?
Stephen Grobmyer, UAE
Inflammatory Bowel Disease at CCAD and the Role of IBD Nurse in the Management of IBD
Zaher Koutoubi, UAE & Dorevie Palon, UAE
19:30 - 19:45 Medical Management of Breast Cancer
Elie Choufani, UAE
Biosimilars & Drug Level Monitoring in IBD: What the Clinician Needs to Know
Mohammed Alam, UAE
19:45 - 20:00 Current Approach to Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Management
Ahmad Matalkah, UAE
Ileocecal Crohn’s Disease: When to Operate?
Shafik Sidani, UAE
20:00 - 20:15 Q&A panel Q&A panel
20:15 - 20:30 Day Break for Networking
***DAY 2 END***

DAY 3: 19th SEPTEMBER 2020 | SATURDAY

Timings (GMT +4) Activity
15:30 - 16:00 Keynote Lecture 2: Quality and Value for Health Care Deliver in 2020
Conor Delaney, USA
16:00 - 16:15 Break for Networking
16:15 - 17:30 Session 6: Parallel Sessions
Track 1
Session A: Health Implications and Perspectives of Obesity and Diabetes

Moderators: Hussein Saadi & Matthew Kroh
Track 2
Session B: New therapies in Gastroneterology

Moderators: Ruba AlRefai & Shiva Kumar
16:15 - 16:30 Impact on Population Health: Medical and Financial Implications
Ronney Shantouf, UAE
Endoscopic Gallbladder Drainage?
Aydamir Alrakawi, UAE
16:30 - 16:45 Towards Reducing the Burden of Diabetes
Hussein Saadi, UAE
What’s New in Loco-regional Therapy of Hepatocellular Carcinoma?
Hicham Abada, UAE
16:45 - 17:00 Evaluation of the Obese Patient
Rahat Ghazanfar, UAE
Updates on COVID-19 in Patients with IBD
Sara ElOuali, UAE
17:00 - 17:15 Interdisciplinary Medical Treatment of Obesity: CCF Experience
Scott Butsch, USA
Endoscopic Management of Ampullary Adenoma
Amer Alkhatib, UAE
17:15 - 17:30 Q&A panel Q&A panel
17:30 - 17:45 Break for Networking
17:45 - 18:45 Session 7: Parallel Sessions
Track 1
Session A: Lifestyle Interventions

Moderators: Matthew Kroh & Nicole Sirotin
Track 2
Session B: Controversies in Digestive Diseases in 2020

Moderators: Ricard Corcelles & Hiam Mohammed
17:45 - 18:00 Nutrition Considerations in Pancreatic Insufficiency
Ranim Kaddoura, UAE
Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Controversies in Case Management
Zaher Koutoubi, UAE
18:00 - 18:15 Healthy Shopping and Cooking- A Chef’s Approach
Patrick Bischoff, UAE
Pancreatic Cystic Lesions: Surveillance or Surgery?
Amer Alkhatib, UAE
18:15 - 18:30 Nutritional Management of Pregnancy after Bariatric Surgery
Nayla Mezher, UAE
Debate: What’s best Treatment for Diabetes: The Pill or the Knife?
Mohammad Jamal, Kuwait & Bartolome Burguera, USA
18:30 - 18:45 Q&A panel Q&A panel
18:45 - 19:00 Break for Networking
19:00 - 20:45 Track 1
Session 8: All About Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Moderators: Javed Raza & Safwan Taha
19:00 - 19:15 Primer for the General Practicioner: Pre- and Post-Operative Considerations of Diet, Vitamins, and Medical Management
Rahat Ghazanfar, UAE
19:15 - 19:30 What's New in Bariatric Surgery?
Mohamad Al Hadad, UAE
19:30 - 19:45 Endoscopic Approaches for Treatment of Metabolic Diseases
Matthew Kroh, UAE
19:45 - 20:00 Obesity, Cardiovascular Diseases and the Impact of Bariatric Interventions
Ali Aminian, USA
20:00 - 20:15 Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery: A Dietician's Perspective
Violeta Moize, Spain
20:15 - 20:30 Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery: A Surgeon's Perspective
Natan Zundel, USA
20:30 - 20:45 Q&A Panel
20:45 - 21:00 Day Break for Networking
***DAY 3 END***

DAY 4: 20th SEPTEMBER 2020 | SATURDAY

Timings (GMT +4) Activity
15:30 - 16:00 Keynote Lecture 3: Economics of Healthcare after COVID-19
Julio Mayol, Spain
16:00 - 16:15 Break for Networking
16:15 - 17:45 Track 1
Session 9: Co-Morbid Disease of Obesity/ Comprehensive Care for Our Patients

Moderators: Sara Suliman & Mohammed Abdallah
16:15 - 16:30 Weight Centric Approach to Diabetes Management
Bartolome Burguera, USA
16:30 - 16:45 Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease for the Generalist
Hani Sabbour, UAE
16:45 - 17:00 Lifestyle Interventions: An Underappreciated Early Opportunity to Intervene
Nicole Sirotin, UAE
17:00 - 17:15 The Emerging Epidemic of Childhood Obesity
Nadeem Abdullah, UAE
17:15 - 17:30 Obesity and Cancer
Raul Rosenthal, USA
17:30 - 17:45 Q&A Panel
17:45 - 18:00 Closing Remarks
***DAY 4 END***
***CONFERENCE END***