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Middle East Surgery Conference

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With the goal of updating surgeons with advancements in technology and innovation, surgical techniques and changes in the socioeconomic and healthcare demands in the region, the 13th Middle East Surgery Conference held from 28-30 January 2014 was designed to cater for the special interests of General Surgeons.

The scientific programme incorporated components that offered something for surgeons at all levels of expertise, from consultant surgeons to surgical trainees as well as students and surgical nurses.

Broad in its scope, the conference offered an opportunity to gain an understanding of the latest developments in the fields of surgery that encompass, hepatobiliary surgery, surgical gastroenterology, bariatric and metabolic surgery, endocrine surgery, surgical oncology and surgical intensive care. In the last few years minimally invasive surgery has become more prevalent. Considerable enthusiasm has built around robotic surgery, which will also be featured in the conference.

Providing a vast array of educational and networking opportunities and aims to enhance the care of surgical patients through state-of-the-art educational lectures, this three-day conference brought attendees up-to-date on cutting-edge knowledge through sessions on key and diverse aspects of surgery.

Benefits of attending
  • Review the latest technological advancements in gastrointestinal surgery
  • Appraise the latest developments in bariatric and metabolic surgery
  • Identify evolving trends in hernia surgery
  • Evaluate standard current practices in surgical oncology for the general surgeon
  • Manage emergency surgery patients
  • Apply fundamentals of surgery in everyday practice
Who attended
  • Gastrointestinal Surgeons
  • Surgical Nurses
  • Bariatric Surgeons
  • General Surgeon
  • Breast Surgeons
  • Endocrine Surgeons
  • Oncologists
 

Key themes

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Post-bariatric surgery
  • Metabolic surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • IT advancement in OR technologies
  • GI Surgery
  • Colorectal
  • Hernia
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Adrenals, pancreas and hepatobiliary surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Ethics in surgical practice
  • Breast diseases
  • Emergency surgical problems

Scientific committee

Chair: Dr Faruq M Badiuddin, Specialist General Surgeon, General, Laparoscopic & Obesity Surgery, Mediclinic Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE; General Secretary, Emirates Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Interest Group, UAE

Activity director: Dr David Vogt, Surgeon, General Surgery Department, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA

Dr Faruq M Badiuddin, Specialist General Surgeon, General, Laparoscopic & Obesity Surgery, Mediclinic Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE; General Secretary, Emirates Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Interest Group, UAE
Grantor Acknowledgment
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education acknowledges educational grants for partial support of this activity from:
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Accreditation statement

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

Leading Congress Supporter
SEHA - Abu Dhabi Health Services
Supporting Bodies
Organised by
Member of
     
UAE Ministry of Health
Dubai Health Authority
Health Authority - Abu Dhabi