Digestive Disease Institute 3rd International Symposium

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us at the Digestive Disease Institute 3rd International Symposium (DDI 2019) taking place on April 25 & 26, 2019 at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Matthew Kroh, MD
Symposium Chair

Program Topics
  • Anorectal
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Nursing – Operating Room
  • Colorectal
  • Esophageal-Foregut Disorders
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Surgical Endoscopy
  • Bariatric and Metabolic Disease
  • Nursing – Endoscopy
Target Audience
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Colorectal Surgeons
  • Bariatric Surgeons
  • Laparoscopic Surgeons
  • Nursing Professionals
  • Hepatologists
  • General Surgeons
  • General Practitioners
  • Trainees
Learning Objectives
  • 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
CME Accreditation

The Digestive Disease Institute 3rd International Symposium and Diabetes, Obesity & Cardiovascular Diseases International Symposium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 25/04/201927/04/2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 15 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/ she actually spent in the educational activity.”

“Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at ( See the link ).

“Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.”

Each participant can only receive the number of credits he/she is entitled to according to his/her actual participation at the event once he/ she has completed the feedback form.