Under the patronage of


Chancellor of United Arab Emirates University

Welcome Message

Dear Fellow Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Team, Scientific Committee, I am pleased to invite you to our second Emirates Digestive Diseases Week (EDDW), which is organized by the Emirates Digestive Diseases Group (EDDG) of the College of Medicine & Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University.

In December 2015, we celebrated the enormous success of our inaugural Emirates Digestive Diseases Week that took place in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Mother of the Nation. The conference witnessed the announcement of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak International Award for Research Excellence in Digestive Diseases. This is the first of its kind in the Arab World, which reflects Her Highness’ generous support of education and medical research efforts in the field of gastroenterology.

I am thrilled to announce that the second EDDW will build on the success of EDDW 2015. This year’s scientific program is equally rich and exciting. We have used the constructive feedback received from delegates, local and international advisory boards from EDDW 2015 and we added on it.

We are delighted to have been able to collaborate with the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization (ECCO). ECCO will conduct its landmark ECCO Educational Workshop in inflammatory bowel diseases as an integral part of our conference.

A panel of distinguished international, regional and local speakers have been recruited to deliver cutting-edge interactive presentations on advances in research and clinical practice in gastroenterology, hepatology, clinical nutrition and therapeutic endoscopy.

This year , we have dedicated a larger portion of the conference to launch our first Emirates IBD Forum which will address our local IBD experience and needs. This will be followed by the one-day ECCO Educational Workshop. Also, there will be a variety of clinically relevant topics in gastroenterology with state-of-the-art lectures, forums and workshops. In addition, the conference will feature live endoscopy sessions, as well as hepatology dedicated program.

EDDW 2017, is a world-class congress which will transform gastroenterology meetings and will definitely cater to a wide variety of delegates from different backgrounds. The exhibition hall will also keep you entertained with a lot to see while you walk around the various booths and exhibits of leading industry and ample time for networking with colleagues and friends from the UAE and the globe.


Director, Emirates Digestive Diseases Group
College of Medicine & Health Sciences
United Arab Emirates University

Committees & Faculty

*Invited Faculty

Abu - Shawish, Sabah Omar Tawfiq, MD
United Arab Emirates
Ahmed, Urooj, MD
United Arab Emirates
Ahuja, Vineet, MD
Al Fazari, Ali, MD
United Arab Emirates
Aljabiri, Mazin Rasool, MD
United Arab Emirates
Annese, Vito, MD
United Arab Emirates
Atout, Manal, MD
United Arab Emirates
Awad, Salem, MD
United Arab Emirates
Cha, Byung Hyo, MD
United Arab Emirates
Cristaldi, Massimo, MD
United Arab Emirates
Delgado, M. J Susie, MD
United Arab Emirates
Fakhry, Sameh, MD
United Arab Emirates
Fayadh, Makki, MD
United Arab Emirates
Gariballa, Salah, MD
United Arab Emirates
Georgopoulos, Filippos, MD
United Arab Emirates
Goh, KL, MD
Irving, Peter, MD
United Kingdom
Jazzar, Ahmad, MD
United Arab Emirates
Juillerat, Pascal, MD
Krishnamurthy, Balaji, MD
United Arab Emirates
Lindsay, James, MD
United Kingdom
Mantzaris, Gerassimos J, MD
McManus, Martine, MD
United Arab Emirates
Melo, Marcelo, MD
United Arab Emirates
Miqdady, Mohamad Iqbal Saleh Oqlah, MD
United Arab Emirates
Repici, Alessandro, MD
Sabra, Khalil Abu, MD
United Arab Emirates
Sarin, S.K, MD
Shastri, Yogesh, MD
United Arab Emirates
Taha, Mazin, MD
United Arab Emirates
Tharakan, Ajit, MD
United Arab Emirates
Tholoor, Shareef, MD
United Arab Emirates
Travis, Simon, MD
United Kingdom
Vangeenen, Erwin, MD
Warshow, Usama Majid, MD
United Arab Emirates
Saleh, Hussam, MD
United Arab Emirates
Ahmed, Ayman, Mr.
United Arab Emirates
El-Said Abdou, Wael, MD
Heidar, Talal Suheil, Eng.
United Arab Emirates
Brown, Ashley – MD
United Kingdom
Hézode, Christophe – MD
Pradeep, Bhandari – MD
United Kingdom

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Organizing Committee List :

Ali Al Fazari,MD
EDDW 2017 President
Mazin Al Jabiri,MD
EDDW Executive Officer
Ajit Tharakan,MD
EDDG Secretary General

Scientific Committee List :

    Adnan Abuhamour
    Urooj Ahmed
    Asad Dajani
    Shaheenah Dawood
    Susie Delgado
    Sameh Fakhry
    Salah Gariballa
    Faisal Ikram
    Peter Irving
    Balaji Krishnamurthy
    James Lindsay
    Simon Travis
    Usama Warshow


Scientific Program


Course Highlights

  • Tips & Tricks in management of Upper GI diseases
  • Hepatitis C Management Controversies
  • IBD Masterclass
  • ESD & EPMR
  • Live video sessions
  • Hands-on workshop
  • Nursing Program

Target Audience

  • Gastroenterologists
  • Endoscopists
  • Internists
  • General Practitioners
  • GI Fellows
  • GI Surgeons
  • Interventional Radiologists
  • Endoscopy Nurses & Technicians

registration categories and fees

Early Bird Registration Until January 31st 2017. AED 1,375.00
Registration Until February 28th 2017 AED 1,650.00
Onsite Registration March 2nd - 4th 2017 AED 2,000.00
Residents/ Nurses
Early Bird Registration Until January 31st 2017. AED 900.00
Registration Until February 28th 2017 AED 1,200.00
Onsite Registration March 2nd - 4th 2017 AED 1,550.00
Early Bird Registration Until January 31st 2017. AED 350.00
Registration Until February 28th 2017 AED 530.00
Onsite Registration March 2nd - 4th 2017 AED 800.00


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Booking is on a first-come-first-served basis. A trade exhibition covering pharmaceutical products, diagnostics and lab tests, lab ware, medical equipment, and instruments, will be organized during the conference at the same venue.




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Venue & Accommodation


Raffles Hotel,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates,

From 2nd to 4th March, 2017.

This Conference is organized by InfoPlus Events LLC


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