Welcome to Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Digestive Disease Institute 2nd International Symposium

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us at our Digestive Disease Institute 2nd International Symposium, taking place on December 14-16, 2017 at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The symposium aims to provide its participants with the latest, evidence based and state-of-the-art lectures addressing a spectrum of common and complex topics. This scientific program is specifically developed to present up to date management of a variety of conditions including medical and surgical approaches to: liver and pancreas diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal disorders, gastrointestinal oncology, colorectal disorders, metabolic and bariatric surgery, and nutritional conditions.

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Matthew Kroh, MD
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Symposium Program Topics

  • Anorectal
  • Colorectal
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Esophageal-Foregut Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Nursing – Endoscopy
  • Nursing – Operating Room
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Surgical Endoscopy
  • Bariatric and Metabolic Disease

Who Should Attend?

Gastroenterologists, Hepatologists, General Surgeons, Colorectal Surgeons, General Practitioners, Nursing Professionals, Bariatric Surgeons, Laparoscopic Surgeons, Trainees


  • Appraise evolving surgical and endoscopic therapies for treatment of obesity and weight-related diseases
  • Analyse 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 and inflammatory bowel disease

Faculty Disclosure Statement

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support requiring resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest will be identified in the activity syllabus.

CME Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.