PROGRAM

Friday - 29th March 2019

Venue - Hashemi Ballroom, Radisson Blu Hotel, Kuwait
08:00am - 08:40am
Registration
08:40am - 09:00am
Welcome Speech

Session 1 - General GI / IBD

Panel: Dr. Maheeba Abdulla / Dr. Salem Al-Shemiri / Dr. Saqer Al-Sureye
09:00am - 09:20am
Updates in UGIB

Dr. Faisal Al-Shatti

09:20am - 09:40am
Evaluation and management of Crohn's disease related fistulas

Prof. Charlie Lees

09:40am - 10:00am
Management of acute pancreatitis

Dr. Ali Al-Ali

10:00am - 10:20am
The causes and consequences of crohns disease

Prof. Charlie Lees

10:20am - 10:40am
New IBD drug therapies: where do they fit in?

Prof. John Marshall

10:40am - 11:00am
Panel Discussion
11:00am - 11:20am
Satellite Symposium (Abbvie company)

Prof. Charlie Lees

11:20am - 12:30pm
Friday Prayer
12:30pm - 01:30pm
Lunch

Session 2 - Hepatology

Panel: Dr. Fuad Al-Ali / Dr. Ali Behbehani / Dr. Mansour Al-Ghanem
01:30pm - 01:50pm
The new epidemic in liver disease

Prof. Massimo Colombo

01:50pm - 02:10pm
HBV reactivation

Dr. Abeer Al-Gharabally

02:10pm - 02:30pm
HCC: From guidelines to practice

Prof. Massimo Colombo

02:30pm - 02:50pm
Drug induced liver injury

Dr. Mohammad Al Ghamdi

02:50pm - 03:10pm
Panel Discussion
03:10pm - 03:30pm
Satellite Symposium (Gilead company)

Dr. Shiva Kumar

03:30pm - 03:50pm
Coffee Break

Session 3 - Therapeutic Endoscopy

Panel: Dr. Jaber Al-Ali / Dr. Mahmoud Omar / Dr. Maryam Al-Khateri
03:50pm - 04:10pm
Satellite Symposium (Medvision company)

Prof. Helmet Neumann

04:10pm - 04:30pm
Primary endoscopic therapy of obesity

Prof. Barham Abu Dayyeh

04:30pm - 04:50pm
Role of cholangioscopy in 2019

Dr. Abed AlLehaibi

04:50pm - 05:10pm
Endoscopic management of bariatric surgery complications

Prof. Barham Abu Dayyeh

05:10pm - 05:30pm
Role of EUS in 2019

Dr. Ahmed Hashim

05:30pm - 05:50pm
Panel Discussion

Saturday - 30th March 2019

Venue - Hashemi Ballroom, Radisson Blu Hotel, Kuwait

Session 4 - Motility

Panel: Dr. Fahad Al Najjar / Dr. Raed Al Suwait / Dr. Abdulla Al Nasser
09:00am - 09:20am
The metabolic, infectious, cardiovascular, & renal adverse events of PPIs: fact or fiction?

Prof. Alaa Sharara

09:20am - 09:40am
Clinical management of EOE

Dr. Philip Woodland

09:40am - 10:00am
Satellite Symposium (Hikma company)

Prof. Alaa Sharara

10:00am - 10:20am
Refractory Constipation

Dr. Yacoub AL-Awadh

10:20am - 10:40am
Refractory GERD

Dr. Philip Woodland

10:40am - 11:00am
Panel Discussion
11:00am - 11:20am
Satellite Symposium (Janssen company)

Dr. Othman Al Harbi

11:20am - 11:40am
Coffee Break

Session 5 - IBD

Panel: Dr. Ahmad Al-Fadhli / Dr. Masouma Al-Ali / Dr. Mohammad Malik
11:40am - 12:00pm
Peri operative optimization for high risk IBD patients

Dr. Heba Al-Farhan

12:00pm - 12:20pm
Treatment target in IBD - a 2020 vision

Prof. John Marshall

12:20pm - 12:40pm
Biosimilar in IBD; separating the facts from the fiction

Dr. Othman Al Harbi

12:40pm - 01:00pm
Management of acute severe UC

Dr. Talal Al-Taweel

01:00pm - 01:20pm
Panel Discussion
01:20pm - 01:40pm
Satellite Symposium (Takeda company)

Prof. John Marshall

01:40pm - 03:00pm
Lunch Break

Session 6 - Colorectal

Panel: Dr. Iqbal Siddique / Dr. Osama Al Arady / Dr. Khalid Al Ejji
03:00pm - 03:20pm
Optical diagnosis and increasing ADR

Prof. Alessandro Repici

03:20pm - 03:40pm
Colorectal cancer screening and surveillance

Dr. Asma AL-Kandari

03:40pm - 04:00pm
Colon cancer surveillance in IBD patient

Prof. Helmet Neumann

04:00pm - 04:20pm
How to perform polypectomy (EMR/ESD)

Prof. Alessandro Repici

04:20pm - 04:40pm
Panel Discussion
04:40pm - 04:50pm
KGA after 1 year followed by closing remark

KGA President