*Subject to change
Time
Topic
Faculty
07:00 – 08:00
Registration
08:00 – 08:05
Opening Remarks
HE Dr. Yousif Al Serkal
Assistant Undersecretary for Hospitals
08:05 – 09:15
Session 1: Miscellaneous Gastroenterology
Moderator:
Dr. Hussam Saleh
Dr. George Jammal
08:05 – 08:25
Endoscopic treatment of esophageal tumors
Dr. Naohisa Yahagi
08:25 – 08:45
Identification and management of food allergies
Dr. Buthaina Almurbati
08:45 – 09:05
Proper management of anticoagulants with significant GI bleeding
Dr. Ahmad Jazzar
09:05 – 09:15
Q&A
09:15 – 09:35
Coffee Break  – Poster Session – Exhibition
09:35 – 11: 25
Session 2: Endoscopy Workshop / Live Transmission I
Moderators:
Prof. Ibrahim Mostafa
Prof. Guido Costamagna
09:35 – 09:55
State Of Art Update on cholangiocarcinoma
Prof. Guido Costamagna
09:55 – 11:25
Live Transmission I
Dr. Marc Giovannini
Dr. Shyam Vardaraju
Prof. Ibrahim Mostafa
Prof. Guido Costamagna
Dr. D Nageshwar Reddy
Dr. Naohisa Yahagi
Dr. Abdulla Alhassani
11:25 – 12:00
Opening Ceremony
12:00- 13:00
Lunch Break
13:00 – 14:30
Session 3: Viral Hepatitis (PART I)
Moderator:
Prof. Patrick Marcellin
13:00 – 13:20
HCV is curable – can we afford not to treat?
Prof. Stefan Zeuzem
13:20 – 13:40
The new era of DAAs – can we now treat across the whole spectrum of HCV disease?
Prof. Patrick Marcellin
13:40 – 14:00
Are there still patients who we consider difficult to cure?
Prof Maria Buti & Prof Rafael Esteban
14:00 – 14:20
Do the new DAAs Keep Their Promise in Real Life?
Dr. Alessio Aghemo
14:20 – 14:30
Q&A
14:30 – 14:50
Coffee Break  – Poster Session – Exhibition
14:50 – 16:20
Session 4: Endoscopy Workshop/Live Transmission II
Moderators:
Jamil Akhras
Dr. Abed A. AlLehibi
14:50 – 16:20
Live Transmission II
Dr. Marc Giovannini
Dr. Shyam Vardaraju
Prof. Ibrahim Mostafa
Prof. Guido Costamagna
Dr. D Nageshwar Reddy
Dr. Naohisa Yahagi
Dr. Abdulla Alhassani
16:20 – 16:40
Coffee Break  – Poster Session – Exhibition
16:40 – 17:50
Session 5: Viral Hepatitis (PART II)
Moderators:
Prof Jean Michel Pawlotsky
Prof Graham Foster 
16:40 – 17:00
HCV treatment outcomes in special populations; can “one regimen” ever be enough?
Prof Graham Foster
17:00 – 17:20
From probability to certainty: achieving cure for all HCV patients
Prof Jean Michel Pawlotsky
17:20 – 17:40
How far can HBV therapy take us? From trials to clinical practice: A case-based approach
Prof Geoffrey Dusheiko
17:40 – 17:50
Q&A
17:50
Closing Remarks
Time
Topic
Faculty
08:30 – 09:50
Session 6  : Gastroenterology functional disorders
Moderators:
Dr. Naeema Amrani
Dr Majid Al Madi
08:30 – 09:00
Update on management of Constipation /predominant IBS and chronic constipation
Dr. Jan Tack
09:00 – 09:20
How to maximize clinical outcomes in patients with irritable bowel disease
Dr. Nicholas Talley
09:20 – 09:40
Gastric motility disorders
Dr. Francois Rey
09:40 – 09:50
Q&A
09:50 -10:10
Coffee Break – Poster Session – Exhibition
10:10 – 12:00
Session 7: Endoscopy Workshop /Live Transmission III
Moderator:
Dr. Marc Giovannini
Dr. Mohammad Alhaddad
10:10 – 10:30
State of Art Lecture – Endoscopic management of Pancreatic cyst
Dr. Marc Giovannini
10:30 – 12:00
Live Transmission III
Dr. Marc Giovannini
Dr. Shyam Vardaraju
Prof. Ibrahim Mostafa
Prof. Guido Costamagna
Dr. D Nageshwar Reddy
Dr. Naohisa Yahagi
Dr. Abdulla Alhassani
12:00-13:30
Jumaá Prayers and Lunch
13:30 – 14:40
Session 8: Miscellaneous Hepatology
Moderators:
Dr. Hassan ElHassan
Dr. Najet Bel Hadj

13:30 – 13:50
Updates in Autoimmune Hepatitis & Overlap Syndrome
Dr. Rami Mukari
13:50 – 14:10
The growing threat of NASH and Metabolic
Dr. Nizar Al Zain
14:10 – 14:30
Approach & manage focal Hepatic Lesion
Dr. Mustafa Sabri
14:30 – 14:40
Q&A
14:40 -17:00
Session 9: Endoscopy Workshop /Live Transmission IV
Moderators:
Dr. D Nageshwar Reddy
Dr. Abdulqader Al Musabi
14:40 – 15:00
State of Art Endoscopic management of chronic pancreatitis
Dr. D.Nageshwar Reddy
15:00 – 17:00
Live Transmission IV
Dr. Marc Giovannini
Dr. Shyam Vardaraju
Prof. Ibrahim Mostafa
Prof. Guido Costamagna
Dr. D Nageshwar Reddy
Dr. Naohisa Yahagi
Dr. Abdulla Alhassani
17:00
Closing Remarks
Time
Topic
Faculty
08:30 – 10:00
Session 10: Oral Abstracts Session
Moderators:
Dr. Makki Fayyad
Dr.Mazen Al Jabiri
10:00 – 10:20
Stae of Art – Big Polyp EMR vs ESD
Dr. Naohisa Yahagi
10:20 – 10:40
Coffee Break – Poster Session – Exhibition
10:40 – 12:00
Session 8: Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Moderators:
Dr Sameer Al Awadi
Dr. Wagdy Emile Mikhail
Dr. Mazen Asaadi
10:40 – 11:00
Updates on Anti-TNF Treatment
Dr. Gerassimos J Mantzaris
11:00 – 11:20
Challenges in surgical management of IBD complications
Prof. Alan F Horgan
11:20 – 11:40
IBD Medications: To Stop or Not After Clinical Remission
Dr. Gerassimos J Mantzaris
11:40 – 11:50
Q&A
11:50 – 12:20
Satellite Symposium – Anemia in IBD
Jürgen Stein
12:20 – 13:30
Lunch – Poster Session – Exhibition
13:30 – 14:40
Session 12: GI tract and liver malignancies
Moderators:
Ali Khamas
Dr. Shaheena
13:30 – 13:50
Updates on Management of Neuroendocrine tumors
Dr. Shyam Vardaraju
13:50 – 14:10
Updates on colorectal cancer screening strategies, diagnosis and treatment
Dr. Salim Awad
14:10 – 14:20
Q&A
14:20 – 14:50
Video Marathon
14:50 – 15:15
Appreciation
15:15
Closing Ceremony