Chairman’s Message

On behalf of the Organizing Committee and Kuwait Gastroenterology Association of Kuwait I would like to invite you for the upcoming 2nd Kuwait Gastroenterology Association Conference to be held at The Regency Kuwait. From 10 - 11 February 2023.

The Conference is a comprehensive two day event with medical exhibition aiming to discuss the most up-to-date scientific discoveries & practices in the field of Gastroenterology.

We consider your presence and contribution to our success.

Yours Sincerely,
Dr. Ahmad Al Fadhli
President of Kuwait Gastroenterology Association (KGA)
Chairman of the 2nd Kuwait Gastroenterology Association Conference

360 Tour of Venue & Medical Exhibition
About Kuwait
Prof. Abdulrahman Al Fadda

Dr. Abdulrahman Alfadda is the advanced therapeutic endoscopy program director at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH&RC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is as well the a Professor at Alfaisal university in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the current treasurer of the Pan Arab Crohn’s and Colitis Association (PACCA).

Dr. Alfadda achieved his MBBS degree from King Saud University in Riyadh with an honouree of being the university outstanding student upon graduation. He then pursued his residency and fellowship training programs in KFSH&RC after which he joined University of Calgary in Canada for a second gastroenterology and advanced therapeutic endoscopy fellowship programs.

Dr. Alfadda is a regular participant in a lot of national and international live advanced therapeutic endoscopy conferences across the globe. He has published more than 40 articles in several national and international peer reviewed journals. He is as well an active speaker in various national and international congresses.

Dr. Ahmed Al Darmaki

He received his MD degree in 2006, then specialized in internal medicine, and was awarded the Oman medical specialty board certification in 2012. Dr. Al-Darmaki completed an adult gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Calgary in Canada, followed by an advanced fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He is the Head of the Gastroenterology Unit at Royal Hospital and a faculty member of the OMSB internal medicine residency program. He is well-versed in the diagnosis and treatment of all gastrointestinal disorders. He is skilled in both diagnostic and therapeutic GI endoscopies, including the management of GI bleeding, peptic ulcers, esophageal and colonic strictures, polyp removal in the gastrointestinal tract, and colon cancer screening and surveillance. He is the author of numerous publications and has presented research abstracts at numerous conferences, including Digestive Disease Week and the ECCO meeting.

Crohn’s disease
Ulcerative colitis
Celiac disease
Microscopic colitis
Peptic ulcer disease
Colon cancer/colon polyps
Screening and surveillance

Prof. Fahad Al Sohaibani

Professor of Medicine at Alfaisal University, Riyadh

Consultant Gastroenterologist at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh

Secretary General of Saudi Gastroenterology Association

More than 50 publications with main interest in Helicobacter pylori treatment in Saudi Arabia

Dr. Faisal Abaalkhail
Coming up...
Prof. Karel Caca

Education and Training (List all Colleges, Universities and Medical Schools attended incl. postdoctoral/fellowship training, including board certification/medical license)

Name and Location of Institution (City, State or Province and Country) Degree and Year Awarded Area of Study
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. 1983-1990 München
Approbation 1992 München
Dissertation 1992 München
Facharzt Innere Medizin 1996 München
Schwerpunktbezeichnung Gastroenterologie 2000 Leipzig
Habilitation 2001 Leipzig
Schwerpunktbezeichnung Internistische Onkologie/Hämatologie 2004 Leipzig
Professional Experience
Position/Title Name and Location of Institution
(City, State or Province and Country)
(Start/Stop Dates as applicable)
Current Ärztlicher Direktor
Medizinische Klinik I
Klinikum Ludwigsburg
Previous Ausserplanmäßige Professur
Medizinische Klinik II
Universität Leipzig
  Leitender Oberarzt
Medizinische Klinik II
Universität Leipzig
  C2-Stelle, Privatdozent
Medizinische Klinik II
Universität Leipzig
  Oberarzt, Leiter der Zentralen Endoskopie
Medizinische Klinik II
Universität Leipzig
  Wissenschaftlicher Assistent
Medizinische Klinik II
Universität Leipzig
  DFG Forschungsstipendiat
Department. of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
  Wissenschaftlicher Assistent an der Medizinischen Poliklinik
Klinikum Innenstadt
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  Assistenzarzt Interdisziplinäre Internistisch-Neurologische Intensivstation
Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus München-Bogenhausen
  Arzt im Praktikum und Assistenzarzt
II. Medizinische Abteilung
Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus München-Bogenhausen
Prof. Majed Al Madi

MBBS, MSc (Clinical Epidemiology), FRCPC

Prof. Almadi obtained an MBBS degree from King Saud University and completed his training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He also completed two years of training in therapeutic endoscopy and EUS at the same university and obtained a Masters Degree in Clinical Epidemiology as well as training in the Clinical Investigator program from the same university. Later, he attained an MBA in healthcare administration from the Frankfurt school of Business.

Currently he is a Professor of Medicine at the College of Medicine at King Saud University and an Adjunct Professor at McGill, Montreal, Canada as well as at Alfaisal University in Riyadh. Dr. Almadi is the current president of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association and is an Associate Editor for the Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Maryam Al Khateri

President, Pan Arab Gastroenterology Society, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Head of GI Endoscopy Department – Gastroenterology, Ibrahim bin Hamad Obaid Allah Hospital Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

  • Head of Gastroenterology and Hepatology department IBHOH
  • President of Emirates Gastro & Hepatology Society - Emirates Medical Association from 2011 up to date. Elected President of Pan Arab of Gastroenterology for 2018.
  • Recipient of the "Happiness Doctor" award in 2018, Ministry of Health & Prevention.
  • Recipient of the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum award for Medical Sciences for the best research in 2010
  • Recipient of the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum award for Medical Sciences as the best doctor in 2009
  • Recipient of the most "Outstanding Doctor" award in 2008, Ministry of Health & Prevention
  • Initiative of inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) guidelines in UAE.
Prof. Michael Heneghan

Professor Michael Heneghan is a Consultant Hepatologist at King's College Hospital London. He has over 25 years experience in General Hepatology, Liver Transplantation, Autoimmune liver disease and has worked as a hepatologist at Duke University Medical Centre, Durham, North Carolina, USA and at King's College Hospital London. He has published extensive in the field with over 300 published papers and more than 30 book chapters. He has over this time held many administrative roles including Medical Director of Liver Transplant at Duke University, and Clinical Director of Liver Services at King's from 2012 to 2019. He Is also Corporate Medical Director for Strategy at King's. He has welcomed many generations of visiting trainees to London. He also has served on the committees of the British Society of Gastroenterology and The British Association for the Study of the Liver. He has contributed to multiple Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) including the EASL CPGs on Autoimmune Hepatitis 2016 and Liver Disease in Pregnancy 2023, British Society of Gastroenterology Guidelines on Autoimmune Hepatitis (2010 and 2023), Cirrhosis Management in Out Patients (2023) and Liver Disease in Young Adults (2023).

Dr. Motaz Saad

Graduated from Ain-Shams University in Cairo, Egypt where he was trained as gastroenterologist and Hepatologist in Ain-Shams university academic hospital then in the international medical centre (IMC) in Cairo where he was one of the team who established living related liver transplant in 2005.

In 2007, he moved to Kuwait to join Kuwait University academic hospital (Mubarak Al-Kabir hospital) in one of the two tertiary GI referral centres in Kuwait where he is still working till now.

Dr. Motaz has special interest in viral hepatitis and autoimmune liver diseases and a founder member of Kuwait Hepatology Club and is the main author of Kuwaiti guidelines for management of hepatitis C.

Dr. Motaz was responsible for the only dedicated clinic for treatment of PWID with chronic hepatitis C in the region and has a large experience in treating this group of special populations.

He has a good number of publications in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and worked as a clinical tutor in the programme of the Kuwaiti board of internal medicine and peer reviewer for the Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology.

In early 2018 Dr. Motaz was a member in the team who started the liver transplantation programme in Kuwait.

In June 2022 Dr. Motaz went back home to Cairo and started to work as consultant gastroenterology and hepatology.

Dr. Motaz was invited speaker in many local and international scientific events in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Dr. Peter Miles Irving

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London, UK

Peter Irving is lead for IBD at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Foundation Trust in London and is an Honorary Reader at King’s College London where he is funded by an MRC grant. Dr Irving trained in medicine at Cambridge University and The London Hospital Medical College, UK. He trained in gastroenterology in London before undertaking an IBD fellowship in Melbourne, Australia. He has a large IBD practice and a number of active research interests in translational research, clinical IBD and clinical trials. He has published widely in IBD including several books and book chapters, and over 200 peer-reviewed articles. He is formerly served as Chair of the Education Committee of ECCO and e-Learning Ambassador for ECCO and now sits on the Education Committee of UEGF.

Prof. Remo Panaccione

Dr. Panaccione is a Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Unit at the University of Calgary. He also serves as the Dean of MD Admissions and Director of the IBD Fellowship Program. He has been honoured with the Crohn’s Colitis Canada Endowed Research Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the University of Calgary.

He is the 2020 Crohn's Colitis Canada Outstanding Physician of the Year and has been recently recognized as a 2020-23 Clarivate Research Scholar for being cited in the top 1% of researchers cited in the world. He has co-authored over 350 manuscripts, 7 book chapters, and 426 abstracts including publications in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, JAMA, Nature, and Annals of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Panaccione is the principal investigator on several studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of new agents in subjects Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. His special interest lies in the fields of advanced therapies, biological therapy, and delivery of care. He is a recognized authority on IBD therapeutics and has co-authored numerous guidelines for the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. He actively participates in clinical trials of new therapeutic agents in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. He reviews for prestigious journals including NEJM, Lancet, Gastroenterology and Gut.

Prof. Vito Annese

Dr. Vito Annese achieved his Medical Degree at the Catholic University of Rome and subsequently the CCST in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the same University. He also achieved the Master Degree in Medical Sciences at the KUL University of Leuven in Belgium. He has over 35-years of experience, with specific interest in functional and inflammatory bowel disorders. He authored over 300 peer reviewed publications mainly in the field of genetic predisposition and clinical trials in IBD and development of clinical guidelines. After about 30 years in Italy in large research and University Hospitals (last appointment in Florence) is in Dubai since 2016. Actually, is Chair of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and Director of Academic and Training Affair at the Fakeeh University Hospital in Dubai.

Dr. Ahmad Hashim
  • A consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist currently working in Haya Al Habeeb Gastroenterology centre.
  • Graduated from Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University
  • Member of the Royal college of Physicians (UK)
  • He completed his Gastroenterology and Hepatology training in Queens University, Canada
  • Completed training in Therapeutic Endoscopy and EUS in McGill University, Canada
Dr. Ali Al Ali

Dr. Ali Alali is currently an assistant professor in the department of medicine at Kuwait University and a gastroenterologist at Haya Al-Habeeb center in Mubarak Al-Kabeer hospital.

Dr. Alali finished his medical training at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). He then undertook his internal medicine and gastroenterology residency training at the University of Toronto. He did 2 advanced therapeutic endoscopy fellowships (EUS and ERCP) at McGill University in 2016 and St.Michael’s hospital in Toronto in 2017. In addition, he holds a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

Dr. Alali has participated and presented in many international conferences including DDW and CDDW. He has a number of publications including abstracts, manuscripts and review articles in the field of gastroenterology. Furthermore, he was awarded the Marsha Dreyer award for excellence in research by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) in 2017.

Dr. Asma Al Kandari

Dr. Alkandari was appointed as a Senior Specialist Gastroenterologist and Heptologist in AlJahra hospital. She is Graduated from King Abdulaziz University (Jeddah). She received her training in internal Medicine, Gastroenterology & Hepatology in king Faisal specialist Hospital and research Center Jeddah. She has done further training in advanced endoscopic diagnosis and Luminal resection in UK as well as Milan. Her main area of interest is Cancer diagnosis, Optical diagnosis and resection of early cancer and third space endoscopy.

Dr. Faisal Al Shatti

Consultant Gastroenterologist at Al-Ahmadi Hospital

LRCP & SI, MB, BCh, BAO (Second Class Honours - National University of Ireland), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 2007

EUS and Advanced Therapeutic Fellowship, Western, London Ontario, Canada (Jun 2017)

Gastroenterology Fellowship, UBC, Vancouver, Canada (Jun 2016)

Saudi Board Internal Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh (SBIM) (Dec 2013)

Member of Royal College of Physicians MRCP (UK) 2012

Dr. Fatema Al Alawi

A graduate of Charles University, School of Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic. Completed internship, residency programme in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology in Salmaniya Medical Complex. Successfully completed a 2-year Advanced GI endoscopy and Inflammatory Bowel Disease fellowship, Dublin, Ireland.

  • Medical Degree – Charles University – Prague
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians – MRCP - U.K
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians Speciality Certificate – MRCP – UK Gastroenterology
  • Council of Arab Board of Medical Specializations – Internal Medicine
  • Advanced GI Endoscopy and IBD Fellowship, Dublin, Ireland
Dr. Fawaz Al Refaee
  • Consultant Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Head of pediatric GI Unit Al Adan Hospital
  • Former Secretary General of Kuwait Institute for Medical Specializations (KIMS) 2020-2022
  • Former Assistant Undersecretary for Supportive Medical Services (2018-2020)
  • Former Head of Pediatrics Department, Al- Adan Hospital (2014-2018)
  • Former Head of Pediatrics Council, Ministry of Health,Kuwait (2016-2018)
  • Former Program Director of Pediatrics Residency Program (KIMS) (2012-2018)

Dr. Fawaz finished medical school at Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University (MBBS) then went to Canada to obtain residency in Pediatrics at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada, then Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and nutrition fellowship at University of Alberta, Canada. Furthermore, Dr. AlRefaee he is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). He is having special interest in celiac disease, nutrition, functional GI diseases, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Dr. AlRefaee is a member of many national and international societies like north American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN), Canadian Pediatric Society (CPS) and others.

Dr. Heba Al Farhan
  • Consultant gastroenterologist & hepatologist – Advanced IBD specialist in Thunayan Al Ghamin gastroenterology center, Al Amiri Hospital-Kuwait.
  • Vice president of Kuwaiti gastroenterology association.
  • Executive board member and comcom vice chair at the (INTERNATIONAL BOWEL ULTRASOUND GROUP e.V.SOCIETY - IBUS)
  • Accredited trainer in bowel ultrasound from association international Bowel ULTRASOUND GROUP e.V.
  • Completed Internal Medicine program & became Kuwait Institute of Medical Specialization (KIMS) board certification.
  • Member of the royal college of physician in United Kingdom (MRCP-UK).
  • Board certified in adult gastroenterology & hepatology from Saudi board of gastroenterology program.
  • Sub-specialty training in advanced inflammatory bowel disease fellowship from university of Calgary in Canada.
  • She was trained also in doing bowel images & point of care ultrasound to assess the IBD related large & small bowel disease in university of Calgary Canada & became an executive board member in the association international Bowel ULTRASOUND GROUP e.V. mainly vice chair of the communication committee.
  • She had multiple publications that was accepted in the international journals concentrating on the importance of point of care bowel ultrasound for IBD patients. Last one was Defining transabdominal intestinal Ultrasound treatment response and remission in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Systemic review and expert consensus statement. Journal of Crohn’s and colitis. Autumn 2021
Dr. Maen Al Mattooq

Consultant Gastroenterologist & Transplant hepatologist, at Jaber AlAhmad & Farwaniya hospital. Kuwait.

Received his undergraduate degree from Royal college of surgeon in Ireland. Completed his medical residency & GI fellowship in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh (at king Khalid university hospital & King Faisal specialist hospital). Obtained his Hepatology fellowship from University of Calgary & University of Alberta in Canada.

His interest in NASH & liver transplantation.

Dr. Mohammed Shehab

Dr. Shehab received his medical degree from University College of Cork in Ireland. He then continued his internal medicine residency at University of Toronto and his gastroenterology fellowship at Mcgil University in Canada. Dr. Shehab is an IBD specialist, Consultant gastroenterologist at Haya Alhabib GI center, Kuwait. He's also the research lead at Kuwaiti Board of Interna Medicine.

Dr. Muneera Al Tarrah

Senior Specialist Internist, Gastroenterologist and transplant Hepatologist at Amiri Hospital

She had her Gastroenterology Training in Ireland and Transplant Hepatology at Kings College London

She is interested in Autoimmune Liver Disease and Liver Transplant

Dr. Osama Al Aradi
  • American Board in Internal Medicine & Gastroenterology
  • Arab Board for Medical Specialization in Internal Medicine
  • Fellow of American Society of Gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Fellow of American Gastrointestinal Association
  • Member of American College of Gastroenterology
  • Member of American Medical Association
  • Member of American College of Physicians
Dr. Talal Al Taweel
  • Graduated from Aberdeen University School of Medicine, Scotland.
  • Completed Internal Medicine residency in Kuwait obtaining Kuwait Institute of Medical Specialization (KIMS) board certification, MRCP(UK) and MRCPS(Glasg).
  • Completed his residency training in Gastroenterology at McGill University, Canada.
  • Pursued sub-speciality training in Gastroenterology, and completed 2 advanced fellowships in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Therapeutic Endoscopy at McGill University.
  • Currently practicing as a Consultant Gastroenterologist and is Head of the Gastroenterology Unit at Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Hospital, Kuwait.
  • Authored numerous publications in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and is an active participant in the Cochrane Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Functional Bowel Disorders Review Group
  • He is one of the founding council members of the Kuwait Gastroenterology Association.
Dr. Mohamed Al Ghamdi

Coming soon...

Dr. Natalia Zarate-Lopez

Dr. Zarate-Lopez graduated and completed her Gastroenterology CCT in Spain where she started her training in the field of Neurogastroenterology under the supervision of founder of the field Prof Malagelada. She then moved to Canada after been awarded a post CCT fellowship by the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology at MacMaster University to develop her PhD. Continued her training as Neurogastroenterologists at the Royal London hospital and UCLH. She is currently one of the GI physiology Unit leads at UCLH, Consultant in Neurogastroenterology, Honorary Consultant at GOSH and lead of the UCLH Adolescent Neurogastro transition service.

She is passionate about promoting training in the field to guarantee evidenced based experience and management and the development of new technologies to assess gut sensorimotor function. Dr Zarate-Lopez has published extensively in the field, contributing to the recent European Guidelines in Functional Dyspepsia and Gastroparesis.

Dr. Abdulla Al Thaher
  • Senior Specialist in Gastroenterology - Jaber hospital
  • BMBCH Kuwait University Faculty of Medicine 2008
  • Saudi Board in Internal Medicine 2015
  • Saudi fellowship in gastroenterology 2022
Dr. Maheeba Abdulla

Dr. Maheeba Abdulla is Consultant of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Ibn AlNafees Hospital, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain.

Dr. Abdulla graduated with honors in general nursing and subsequently completed her degree in Biomedical Sciences and Doctorate of Medicine from the College of Medicine and Medical Sciences at the Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain.

After gaining her medical degree, she completed her residency and subsequently undertook an international fellowship in gastroenterology and Hepatology at king Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia followed by two fellowships in liver transplantation and advanced therapeutic endoscopy at King’s College London and Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, both in the UK. She is a member of the Royal College of Physician (MRCP, Gastroenterology) UK. She has published several original articles and presented posters at international meetings. At present her research interests focus on hepatitis C virus infection, Hepatitis B virus infection and inflammatory bowel disease.


International Speakers

Prof. Karel Caca
Prof. Michael Heneghan
Dr. Natalia Zarate-Lopez
Dr. Peter Miles Irving
Prof. Remo Panaccione
Prof. Vito Annese

Regional Speakers

Prof. Abdulrahman Al Fadda
Dr. Ahmed Al Darmaki
Prof. Fahad Al Sohaibani
Dr. Fatema Al Alawi
Prof. Majed Al Madi
Dr. Maryam Al Khateri
Dr. Mohamed Al Ghamdi
Dr. Motaz Saad

Local Speakers

Dr. Abdulla Al Thaher
Dr. Ahmad Hashim
Dr. Ali Al Ali
Dr. Asma Al Kandari
Dr. Faisal Al Shatti
Dr. Fawaz Al Refaee
Dr. Heba Al Farhan
Dr. Maen Al Mattooq
Dr. Mohammed Shehab
Dr. Muneera Al Tarrah
Dr. Talal Al Taweel

Session Chairperson

Dr. Abeer Algharaballi
Dr. Ahmed Al Fadhli
Dr. Ali Behbahani
Prof. Almoutaz Hashim
Dr. Eman Buhamra
Dr. Hesham Al Dhahab
Dr. Ibrahim Mostafa
Dr. Jaber Al Ali
Dr. Khalid Al Ejji
Dr. Khalid Al Tamimi
Dr. Mahdi Al Sahaf
Dr. Maheeba Abdulla
Dr. Mahmoud Omar
Dr. Mansour Al Ghanim
Dr. Masouma Al Ali
Dr. Mohamed Al Boraee
Dr. Mohamed Malik
Dr. Mostafa Ibrahim
Dr. Nahla Azzam
Dr. Othman Al Harbi
Dr. Salem Al Shemiri
Dr. Samir Al Awadhi
Dr. Wadha Al Jasser

Conference Schedule

Day 1

Friday - February 10, 2023
08:00am - 08:40am
08:40am - 08:50am
Welcome Speech
President of KGA - Dr. Ahmad Al Fadhli
08:50am - 09:00am
5 years for KGA
Dr. Mohammed Malik
Session 1
Dr. Masouma Al Ali / Dr. Nahla Azzam / Dr. Eman Buhamra
09:00am - 09:20am
Treatment Targets in IBD; How Far Should We Raise the Bar?
Dr. Mohammed Shehab
09:20am - 09:40am
Weighing options for colon cancer screening
Prof. Majed Al Madi
09:40am - 10:00am
Understanding risk of malignancy in IBD?
Prof. Vito Annese
10:00am - 10:20am
My patient failed first line! H. Pylori therapy, now what?
Prof. Fahad Al Sohaibani
10:20am - 10:50am

Tandem Talk

  • Point of care bowel US in IBD clinic.
  • CT & MRE in IBD patients.
Dr. Heba Al Farhan - Prof. Vito Annese
10:50am - 11:00am
Panel Discussion
11:00am - 11:20am
Satellite Symposium
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
11:20am - 12:30pm
Friday Prayer
12:30pm - 01:20pm
Session 2
Dr. Othman Al-Harbi / Dr. Ahmed Al Fadhli / Dr. Samir Al Awadhi / Dr. Mohamed Malik
01:20pm - 01:40pm
Considerations for Selecting First-Line Therapy in Newly Diagnosed CD.
Prof. Remo Panaccione
01:40pm - 02:00pm
Early diagnosis is the key element to prevent complications in IBD
Dr. Talal Al Taweel
02:00pm - 02:20pm
Efficacy and safety of small molecules in moderate to severe UC
Dr. Peter Miles Irving
02:20pm - 02:40pm
Role of conventional therapy in IBD.
Dr. Ahmed Al Darmaki
02:40pm - 03:10pm
DEBATE: When and why? Modern drug therapy or early surgical intervention in CD related ileal stricture.
Dr. Peter Miles Irving | Prof. Remo Panaccione
03:10pm - 03:20pm
Panel Discussion
03:20pm - 03:40pm
Satellite Symposium
AbbVie Inc
03:40pm - 03:50pm
Coffee Break
Session 3
Dr. Mostafa Ebrahim / Dr. Mahmoud Omar / Dr. Jaber Al Ali / Dr. Khalid Al Tamimi
03:50pm - 04:10pm
Satellite Symposium
Medvision for Medical Services Co.
04:10pm - 04:30pm
How to lose weight from GI prospective?
Dr. Maryam Al Khateri
04:30pm - 04:50pm
Endoscopic full-thickness resection in the upper GI tract current status
Prof. Karel Caca
04:50pm - 05:10pm
Kuwait experience with endoscopic resection & third space endoscopy
Dr. Asma Al Kandari
05:10pm - 05:30pm
EUS applications in liver disease
Dr. Faisal Al Shatti
05:30pm - 05:40pm
Panel Discussion
05:40pm - 05:45pm
Closing Remark

Day 2

Saturday - February 11, 2023
Session 4
Dr. Khalid Al Ejji / Dr. Ibrahim Mostafa / Dr. Hesham Al-Dhahab / Dr. Wadha Al Jasser
09:00am - 09:20am
Practical tips for IBS management
Dr. Natalia Zarate-Lopez
09:20am - 09:40am
Therapeutic approach of upper GI bleeding
Prof. Karel Caca
09:40am - 10:00am
Management of large CBD stone
Prof. Abdulrahman Al Fadda
10:00am - 10:20am
Management of anticoagulation in GI bleeding
Dr. Ali Al Ali
10:20am - 10:40am
Celiac Disease - Fiction and Facts
Dr. Fawaz Al Refaee
10:40am - 10:50am
Panel Discussion
10:50am - 11:10am
Satellite Symposium
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
11:10am - 11:20am
Coffee Break
11:20am - 11:50am
Satellite Symposium
Pfizer Inc.
Session 5
Dr. Maheeba Abdulla / Prof. Almoutaz Hashim / Dr. Mohamed Al Boraee / Dr. Abeer Algharaballi
11:40am - 12:00pm
Latest therapy in HBV
Dr. Motaz Saad
12:00pm - 12:20pm
Early Identification and management of drug induced hepatitis
Prof. Michael Heneghan
12:20pm - 12:40pm
Management of Acute liver failure
Dr. Abdulla Al Thaher
12:40pm - 01:00pm
NAFLD: can we beat the inevitable?
Dr. Maen Al Mattooq
01:00pm - 01:30pm
Portal vein thrombosis. Anti-coagulate or not? (DEBATES)
Dr. Mohamed Al Ghamdi | Prof. Michael Heneghan
01:30pm - 01:40pm
Panel Discussion
01:40pm - 03:00pm
Lunch Break
Session 6
Motility / GI
Dr. Ali Behbahani / Dr. Salem Al-Shemiri / Dr. Mansour Al-Ghanim / Dr. Mahdi Al Sahaf
03:00pm - 03:20pm
Satellite Symposium
Advanced Technology Company
Dr. Asma Al Kandari
Improving outcome of endoscopic resection
03:20pm - 03:40pm
Functional Dyspepsia vs Gastroparesis: to be or not to be, that is the question
Dr. Natalia Zarate-Lopez
03:40pm - 04:00pm
Recurrent acute pancreatitis
Dr. Ahmad Hashim
04:00pm - 04:20pm
Should I keep prescribing PPI medication?
Dr. Fatema Al Alawi
04:20pm - 04:40pm
Pregnancy related liver disease
Dr. Muneera Al Tarrah
04:40pm - 04:50pm
Panel Discussion
04:50pm - 05:00pm
Prize and Closing Remark
KGA President - Dr. Ahmad Al Fadhli


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