Emirates News Agency – SEHA to host 8th Annual Ped-GI Elite Congress

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ABU DHABI, 20th May, 2022 (WAM) — Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the United Arab Emirates, is set to host the 8th annual elite Ped- GI from May 19-21, 2022, at the Beach Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi.

The three-day hybrid conference will feature local and international expert speakers who will cover clinically important updates and comprehensive trends relevant to the practice of pediatric gastroenterology, nutrition and liver disorders.

In addition to serving as a platform for attendees to further their skills, enhance their existing knowledge and share best practices, the conference will serve as a networking platform within the pediatric gastroenterology community and facilitate establishing and strengthening clinical collaborations.

Speaking about the importance of the congress, Prof. Mohamad Miqdady, chair of the conference, head of pediatric gastroenterology at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City and clinical professor at Khalifa University Abu Dhabi, said: “Gastrointestinal disorders in children are extremely common and quite expansive. Recognizing, diagnosing, and managing these conditions is considerably difficult, especially since the precise articulation of symptoms is something that children often struggle with. »

“We are extremely proud to host the 8th edition of the congress, and the agenda developed by the scientific committee aims to facilitate poignant discussions, the sharing of best practices and the way forward for the international gastronomy community. pediatric enterology,” he added.

The conference will cover key topics including “Food Allergy in Children: The Current Situation and the Way Forward” by Dr. Ahmed Ali Elghoudi, United Arab Emirates; “An important step towards the medical treatment of cholestasis” by Dr Mohammad Ali Shagrani, Saudi Arabia; ‘Celiac: Middle East Prospective’ by Dr Mahmoud Bozo, Syria; “Short Bowel Syndrome: New Hope on the Horizon” by Dr. Mohamed Miqdady, UAE; “MDT Aerodigestive Clinic: SKMC Experience” by Prof. David Rawat, UAE; “FMF: our disease! by Dr Jihad Almistarihi, UAE; ‘What’s new? Current IBD Management Options – Updates from ECCO 2022’ by Dr. Christos Tzivinikos, UAE; and ‘Long Term TPN’ by Dr. Ruba A. Abdelhadi, USA, among others.

In addition to the wide range of keynote lectures, the conference will also feature cutting-edge lectures on “Liver Transplantation: When?” Why? How?’ by Dr Naresh P Shanmugam, India; ‘Liver transplant in the UAE! Where are we and where are we going? by Dr. Shiva Kumar, UAE; “Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Regional Experience” by Dr. Abdulrahman Abdullah Al-Hussaini, Saudi Arabia; and ‘Alagille Syndrome’ by Dr. Nafea Alyasi, UAE.

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