Welcome to the Digestive Disease Institute
2nd International Symposium


Dear Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us as 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.

The Digestive Disease Institute: 2nd International Symposium will consist of diverse lectures and breakout sessions with lively debates by leading local and international experts from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Cleveland Clinic Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, and other international academic medical centers. We expect over 400 delegates, who will be provided with ample opportunities for interactive participation and discussion. The program is designed to showcase the latest in medical, surgical, minimally invasive, robotic, and endoscopic therapies.

This event will be a platform for professional networking amongst faculty, delegates and exhibitors from the United Arab Emirates and abroad. On behalf of the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, we look forward to your participation at the Digestive Disease Institute 2nd International Symposium.


On behalf of the Digestive Disease Institute

Matthew Kroh, MD
Symposium Chair
Institute Chief, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

On behalf of the Scientific Program Committee


Sigurbjorn Birgisson, MD
Scientific Program Director
Staff, Gastroenterology