Symposium Program

Day 1HALL AHALL BHALL C
9:00 - 10:00 AMRegistration & Breakfast
10:00 - 10:15 AMOpening Remarks
Matthew Kroh, MD, Institute Chief, Digestive Diseases, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
10:15 - 10:30 AMWelcome Note
Rakesh Suri, MD, Acting CEO, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
10:30 - 11:00 AMOfficial Opening of the Symposium
H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance
11:00 - 12:30 PM AM Breakout Sessions 1
Motility from Mouth to Anus (FOREGUT)Liver Disease Updates: Old Challenges, New Frontiers (LIVER)Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Controversies and Updates (COLORECTAL)
Moderator: Donald Kirby, MD
Co-moderator: Sigurbjorn Birgisson, MD
Moderator: Jose Such, MD
Co-moderator: Mohamad Al Zaabi, MD
Moderator: Zaher Koutoubi, MD
Co-moderator: Shafik Sidani, MD
11:00-11:15 AMEsophageal Function: New Modalities for Evaluation and Testing
Speaker: Sigurbjorn Birgisson, MD, CCAD
Novel Anti-viral Agents in Hepatitis C Infection: The UAE Experience
Speaker: Mohamad Al Zaabi, MD
Endoscopic Management of Strictures in Crohn's Disease
Speaker: Bo Shen, MD, CCF
11:15-11:30 AMGI Tract Motility Evaluation: SMART Pill and Beyond
Speaker: Donald Kirby, MD, CCF
Update on Current Guidelines for Treatment of HBV
Speaker: Ricard Sola, MD
Surgical Management of Perianal Crohn's Disease
Speaker: Hermann Kessler, MD, PhD, CCF
11:30-11:45 AMPOEM for Achalasia
Speaker: Matthew Kroh, MD, CCAD
Non-invasive Staging of Hepatic Fibrosis
Speaker: Jose Such, MD
Optimizing Therapy in IBD
Speaker: Sara El Ouali, MD, CCAD
11:45-12:00 PMAn Algorithmic Approach to Assess for Anorectal Function
Speaker: Anders Mellgren, MD, University of Illinois Hospital
Anti-viral Therapy of Hepatitis B & C: What's in the Horizon?
Speaker: Mohamad Al Zaabi, MD
Dysplasia in IBD Speaker: Martine McManus, MD
12:00-12:15 PMWhen Medical Management Fails: Emerging Interventions for Treatment of Gastroparesis
Speaker: Matthew Kroh, MD, CCAD
Q&A/ PanelPouchitis and Ileal Pouch Disorders
Speaker: Bo Shen, MD, CCF
12:15 -12:30 PMQ&A/ PanelQ&A/ Panel
12:30 - 1:30 PMLunch Break
Opportunity for Optional Hospital Tour
1:30 - 3:45 PMPM Breakout Session 1
Nursing, Allied Health, and Programmatic DevelopmentMetabolic Disease
(Bariatric)
Updates in Colorectal Surgery
(Colorectal)
Moderator: Ann Williamson, CCNO
Co-Moderator: Eric Matayoshi, MD
Moderator: John Rodriguez, MD
Co-Moderator: Ricard Corcelles, MD
Moderator: Shafik Sidani, MD
Co-Moderator: Hermann Kessler, MD
1:30 - 1:45 PM Essentials of Laparoscopic & Robotic Setup in OR
Speaker: Betty Kho, OR Nurse Manager, CCAD
The Obesity Epidemic: Current Status of Obesity and Metabolic Disease Worldwide and in UAE
Speaker: Javed Raza, MD, CCAD
Rectal Cancer: When to Radiate?
Speaker: Conor Delaney, MD, CCF
1:45 - 2:00 PM Staffing Models for Disease-Based Clinics: What Does the Institute Model Mean for Nursing in the Outpatient Setting?
Speaker: Rose Moore, Ambulatory Nurse Manager, CCAD
Sleeve Gastrectomy is a Metabolic Procedure
Speaker: Mohammad Al Hadad, MD, Healthpoint
Is There a Place for the “Watch and Wait” Approach?
Speaker: Nasser Al-Sanea, MD, Riyadh, KSA
2:00 - 2:15 PMImplication of a Multi-Disciplinary Team for Bariatric and Metabolic Diseases
Speaker: Roland Ortiz, Program Coordinator, CCAD & Javed Raza, MD, CCAD
Long-term Outcomes of Metabolic Surgery
Speaker: Ricard Corcelles, MD, CCAD
Management of Synchronous Liver Metastasis: Who Goes First? Or Together?
Speaker: Hermann Kessler, MD, CCF
2:15 - 2:30 PMQ&A/ PanelQ&A/ PanelQ&A/ Panel
2:30 - 2:45 PMCoffee Break
2:45 - 3:00 PM Increasing Complexity in the Endoscopy Suite: New Procedures, New Skills Needed
Speaker: Carrie Richardson, Endoscopy Suite Nurse Manager, CCAD
Endoscopic Treatments: Primary and Revisional Bariatric Endoscopy
Speaker: Matthew Kroh, MD, CCAD
Should TME be Done Minimally Invasively in 2017?
Speaker: Conor Delaney, MD, CCF
3:00 - 3:15 PM
Clinical Nurse Coordinator: An Evolving Role for Comprehensive Care of Patients with Digestive Diseases
Speaker: Diana Khankan, DDI CNCs, CCAD & Eric Matayoshi, MD, CCAD
New and Emerging Surgical Techniques for Treating Metabolic Disease
Speaker: John Rodriguez, MD, CCF
Resectable Malignant Large Bowel Obstruction: Stent as a Bridge or Operate?
Speaker: Zoltan Lackberg, MD, CCAD
3:15 - 3:30 PMCaring for the Challenging ‘Ostomy’: A Case Study
Speaker: Jennifer Yeckley, Enterostomal Nurse, CCAD
Update on the Newest Diabetes Surgery Guidelines
Speaker: AbdelRahman Nimeri, MD, SKMC
Innovations in Management of Anastomotic Leaks and Colonic Perforation
Speaker: Nasser Al-Sanea, MD, Riyadh
3:30 - 3:45 PMQ&A/ PanelQ&A/ PanelQ&A/ Panel
3:45 - 5:00 PMKeynote Speech: Bringing Industrial Standards to Medicine: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)
Speaker: Conor Delaney, MD, Chairman of Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
Day 2 HALL AHALL BHALL C
7:30 - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 - 10:00 AMAM Plenary Session
Moderator: Shiva Kumar
8:00 - 8:10 AMDay 2: Welcome Note
Speaker: Shiva Kumar, MD, CCAD
8:10 - 8:50 AMLiving Donor Liver Transplantation: State-of-the-Art in 2017
Speaker: Antonio Pinna, MD, Transplant Surgeon, CCAD
8:50 - 9:30 AMOrgan Transplantation in the UAE: Beginning of a New Era
Speaker: Bashir Sankari, MD, Chief, Surgical Subspecialities Institute, CCAD
9:30 - 10:00 AMCoffee Break
10:00 - 12:00 PMAM Breakout Session
Parallel Sessions Breakout
Endoluminal Bariatrics
(Bariatrics)
Transplant Hepatology: Evolving Paradigms and Practice Updates (LIVER)Updates in Colorectal Surgery
(COLORECTAL)
Moderator: Javed Raza, MD
Co-Moderator: Daniel Guerron, MD
Moderator: Antonio Pinna, MD
Co-Moderator: Shiva Kumar, MD
Moderator: Hermann Kessler, MD
Co-Moderator: Zoltan Lackberg, MD
10:00 - 10:20 AMEndoscopic Management of Bariatric Surgery Complications
Speaker: Matthew Kroh, MD, CCAD
Extended Criteria Donors in Liver Transplantation
Speaker: Antonio Pinna, MD, CCAD
Hemorrhoidectomy: Still the Best Option
Speaker: Shafik Sidani, MD, CCAD
10:20 - 10:40 AMUpdate of Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty- Data for Primary Endoscopic Procedure
Speaker: Barham Abu Dayyeh, MD, Mayo Clinic Rochester
Recent Advances in Acute Liver Failure
Speaker: Harshad Devarbhavi, MD
Fecal Incontinence: What's New?
Speaker: Anders Mellgren, MD, Chicago
10:40 - 11:00 AMHow Can Nutrition Interventions Optimize Your Surgical Outcome? Specific Implications for Endoluminal Procedures
Speaker: Adrienne Speedy, Dietitian, CCAD
MELD Exceptions in Liver Transplantation: When, Why and How
Speaker: Shiva Kumar, MD, CCAD
The Difficult Fistula in Ano
Speaker: Hermann Kessler, MD, PhD, CCF
11:00 - 11:20 AMEndoluminal Bariatrics in UAE- Data and Outcomes
Speaker: Abdullah Al Hasani, MD, Zayed Military Hospital
Liver Transplantation for Malignancies: What is New in 2017
Speaker: Antonio Pinna, MD, CCAD
Rectal Prolapse: Fix It Posteriorly or Ventrally?
Speaker: Anders Mellgren, MD, Chicago
11:20 - 11:40 AMEvolving Endoluminal Therapies for Treatment of Metabolic Disease: Liners, DMR, New Balloons
Speaker: Barham Abu Dayyeh, MD, Mayo Clinic Rochester
Acute on Chronic Liver Failure
Speaker: Carlos Guarner, MD
Establishing a Colorectal Surgery Training Program in the Middle East: Lessons Learned
Speaker: Nasser Al-Sanea, MD, Riyadh
11:40 - 12:00 PMQ&A/ Panel Q&A/ Panel Q&A/ Panel
12:00 - 2:00 PMFriday Prayers & Lunch Break
2:00 - 3:40 PMPM Breakout Session
Gastrointestinal Potpourri Part 1
(GENERAL GI)
Liver Disease Updates: Old Challenges, New Frontiers (LIVER)All Things Hernia
(General Surgery)
Moderator: Sigurbjorn Birgisson, MD
Co-Moderator: Sara El Ouali, MD
Moderator: Jose Such, MD
Co-Moderator: Shiva Kumar, MD
Moderator: AbdelRahman Nimeri, MD
Co-Moderator: Bret Cardwell, MD
2:00 - 2:20 PMUpdate on Gynecologic Etiologies of Pelvic Pain
Speaker: M. Jean Uy-Kroh, MD, CCAD
Fatty Liver Disease and the Metabolic Syndrome in the UAE: The UAE Healthy Heart Study
Speaker: Raghib Ali, MD
Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair: TEP, TAPP, or Robotic?
Speaker: Ricard Corcelles, MD, CCAD
2:20 - 2:40 PMColorectal Cancer Screening in the UAE
Speaker: Emad Al Rahmani, MD, HealthPoint
NAFLD: Diagnosis & Therapeutic Options on the Horizon
Speaker: Jose Such, MD
Update on Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: Approaches and Outcomes
Speaker: Bret Cardwell, MD, CCAD
2:40 - 3:00 PMNutrition in IBD
Speaker: Donald Kirby, MD CCF
Drug Induced Liver Injury: A Perspective from Asia
Speaker: Harshad Devarbhavi, MD
Optimizing Outcomes in Ventral Hernia Repair
Speaker: Eric Matayoshi, MD, CCAD
3:00 - 3:20 PMUpdates on Videocapsule Endoscopy
Speaker: Pascale Anglade, MD
Panel Discussion and Q&AHiatal Hernia Repair: Techniques and Controversies
Speaker: Matthew Kroh, MD, CCAD
3:20 - 3:40 PMQ&A/ PanelQ&A/ Panel
3:40 - 4:00 PMCoffee Break
4:00 - 5:40 PMGastrointestinal Potpourri Part II
(GENERAL GI)
Liver Disease Updates: Old Challenges, New Frontiers (LIVER)New Technologies in General Surgery
(General Surgery)
Moderator: Sara El Ouali, MD
Co-Moderator: Zaher Koutoubi, MD
Moderator: Antonio Pinna, MD
Co-Moderator: Jose Such, MD
Moderator: John Rodriguez, MD
Co-Moderator: Ricard Corcelles, MD
4:00 -4:20 PMCeliac Disease: Gluten Free or Novel Treatments
Speaker: Donald Kirby, MD, CCF
Prognostication of Chronic Liver Disease: 15 years after MELD
Speaker: John Hoefs, MD, Irvine, CA, USA
Robotics in 2017,
Speaker: John Rodriguez, MD, CCF
4:20 - 4:40 PMClostridium Difficile
Speaker: Zaher Koutoubi, MD, CCAD
Prevention of Bacterial Infections in Decompensated Cirrhosis
Speaker: Carlos Guarner, MD, Spain
Even Less is More: Percutaneous Surgery, Mini-laparoscopy and Single Incision Surgery in 2017
Speaker: Daniel Guerron, MD, Duke University Medical Center, USA
4:40 - 5:00 PMApproach to the Difficult Polyp
Speaker: Barham Abu Dayyeh, MD, Mayo Clinic Rochester
Hepatorenal Syndrome: State of the Art in 2017
Speaker: Martin Lascano, MD, CCAD
Surgical Training and Innovation, IRCAD Taiwan Experience
Speaker: Wayne Huang, MD, Vice Superintendent, IRCAD, Taiwan
5:00 - 5:20 PMThe Allergists Role in Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Speaker: Deepa Grandon, MD, CCAD
Role of TACE in Early HCC
Speaker: Hicham Abada, MD CCAD
Magnetic Applications in Minimally Invasive Surgery
Speaker: Daniel Guerron, MD, Duke University Medical Center, USA
5:20 - 5:40 PMQ&A/ Panel Q&A/ Panel Q&A/ Panel
Day 3HALL AHALL BHALL C
7:00 - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 - 9:30 AMAM Plenary Session
Moderator: Matthew Kroh, MD
8:00 - 8:45 AMThe New Minimally Invasive Surgery Revolution: Operating Through the Endoscope
Matthew Kroh, MD, CCAD
8:45 - 9:30 AMPush and Pull: Academics, Research, and the Modern Department of Surgery
Speaker: Matthew Walsh, MD, CCF
9:30 - 10:00 AMCoffee Break
10:00 - 12:00 PMAM Breakout Session
Parallel Sessions Breakout
HPB OncologyEsophageal Diseases: GERD and Beyond (FOREGUT)Meet the Experts: Endoscopy Forum Tips and Tricks (GI)
Moderator: Eric Matayoshi, MD
Co-Moderator: Shiva Kumar, MD
Moderator: Sigurbjorn Birgisson, MD
Co-moderator: Javed Raza, MD
Moderator: Amer Al Khatib, MD
Co-moderator: Barham Abu Dayyeh, MD
10:00 - 10:20 AMSurgical Approach of Bilateral Multiple Colorectal Liver Metastases
Speaker: Antonio Pinna, MD, CCAD
Laryngeopharyngeal Reflux. The ENT's Perspective
Speaker: Anastasios Hantzakos, MD, CCAD
New Indications for EUS
Speaker: Amer Alkhatib, MD, CCAD
10:20 - 10:40 AMMinimally Invasive Approaches to Pancreatic Tumors
Speaker: Matthew Walsh, MD, CCF
Reflux and Voice Disorders: Have We Established Causality?
Speaker: Sigurbjorn Birgisson, MD, CCAD
Management of the Biliary Tract in the Setting of Altered Anatomy
Speaker: Aydamir Al Rakawi, MD, CCAD
10:40 - 11:00 AMGI Malignancy in the UAE: Current State of the Nation
Speaker: Hassan Jaafar, Consultant Oncology, Tawam Hospital
How Safe Are PPI's? Safety and Side Effects
Speaker: Mazen Al Assadi, MD,
CCAD
Improving Adenoma Detection Rates
Speaker: Barham Abu Dayyeh, MD, Mayo Clinic Rochester
11:00 - 11:20 AMNutritional Complications of the
Pancreas: a Dietitians Approach
Speaker: Annelie Shaw, Dietitian,
CCAD
New Interventions and Surgical Techniques for GERD treatment
Speaker: John Rodriguez , MD, CCF
Sedation in Endoscopy
Speaker: Ella del Rosario,
MD, CCAD
11:20 - 11:40 AMAdvanced imaging and minimally invasive techniques for liver tumors
Speaker: Wayne Huang, MD, Vice Dean, IRCAD, Showchwan Memorial Hospital
Obesity and Reflux
Speaker: Javed Raza, MD, CCAD
Approach to Gastric Lumps and Bumps
Speaker: Amer Alkhatib, MD, CCAD
11:40 - 12:00 PMQ&A/ PanelQ&A/ Panel Q&A/ Panel
12:00-2:00 PMLunch Break
2:00 - 3:30 PMGreat Debates
2:00 - 2:45 PMModerator: Matthew Kroh, MD
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease- The Pill, the Knife… or Anything Else?
John Rodriguez vs. Sigurbjorn Birgisson
2:45 - 3:30 PMModerator: Sara El-Ouali, MD
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases- Medical Management versus Surgical Intervention
Herman Kessler vs. Bo Shen
3:30 PMAdjourn