International Gastroenterology Conference 2024
10th & 11th May 2024, Address: JW Marriot Hotel Marina, Dubai

International Gastroenterology Conference 2024

Frontiers in Gastroenterology Practice: Updates From The BSG International Section: 10th & 11th May 2024, Dubai, UAE 

The MECOMED Certified International Gastroenterology Conference 2024 hosted by Assimilate by Medvarsity under the aegis of  the esteemed British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), marked a groundbreaking event in the realm of gastroenterology. Held on May 10-11 in Dubai, this conference was a hub of innovation, learning, and hands-on practice, setting new standards for professional gatherings in the field.

A Gathering of Minds: Esteemed Speakers and Engaged Delegates

The conference attracted over 600 delegates, highlighting the global interest and dedication to advancing gastroenterological care. Esteemed speakers from the UAE and UK delivered 36 lectures, offering profound insights into the latest research, treatments, and technologies shaping the future of gastroenterology.

Hands-on Workshops: Practical Skills for the Future

One of the conference’s key highlights was the nine hands-on workshops, covering a range of critical procedures and technologies including EMR (Endoscopic Mucosal Resection), ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography), EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasound), and Fibroscan. Participants had the unique opportunity to gain invaluable practical skills directly from experts, enhancing their competence and confidence in performing advanced gastroenterological procedures.

Collaborative Efforts and Support

The success of the MECOMED Certified International Gastroenterology Conference 2024 would not have been possible without the generous support of our 25 sponsors. Their dedication to advancing gastroenterology and supporting educational initiatives played a pivotal role in the realization of this event.

Bridging Knowledge and Practice

The conference served as a vital platform for multidisciplinary collaboration, bringing together gastroenterologists, surgeons, internists, and healthcare professionals from related fields. The vibrant discussions and knowledge exchange sessions fostered the formation of collaborative networks, driving forward the domain of gastroenterology.

Looking Ahead: Commitment to Innovation and Education

Inspired by the success of this conference, Assimilate by Medvarsity remains committed to organizing future events that address critical healthcare issues. We aim to continue fostering innovation, education, and collaboration within the healthcare sector, ensuring that professionals are well-equipped with the latest knowledge and skills.

Relive the Experience

We invite attendees and the wider healthcare community to explore our photo and video gallery, offering a visual journey through the MECOMED Certified International Gastroenterology Conference 2024. Relive the memorable moments, from engaging workshops to enlightening lectures, that defined this exceptional event.
This conference not only set a new standard in gastroenterology conferences but also reinforced our commitment to enhancing healthcare through education, innovation, and collaboration.

Highlights of 10th & 11th May 2024 - International Gastroenterology Conference 2024

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Snapshots of Success: International Gastroenterology Conference 2024

Our Faculties & Speakers

Dr. Ahmad Sultan

Head of the Gastroenterology
Mediclinic Hospital, Airport Road, Abu Dhabi
Dr. Ahmad Al Rifai
Chairperson of Department of Medicine – Consultant – Gastroenterology and Hepatology-SSMC
Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Khassouan
Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist -Rashid Hospital Dubai
Dr. Ali Alfazari
Medical Director Mediclinic Welcare Hospital Consultant Gastroenterologist
Dr. Asad Dajani
MBCHB, MD, DSM, JBD, FRCP, Consultant Internist, Gastroenterologist, Asad Dajani Specialized Clinic – Sharjah, UAE

Dr. Abdul Rahman Saadeddin

Consultant Gastroenterologist , MD, MRCP, CCT-UK, FRACP Gargash Hospital
Dr. Abdullah Shatnawi
MD Staff Physician, Gastroenterology, Digestive Disease Institute Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Dr. Eyad Alakrad
Consultant – Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Director of the GI Motility Disorders
Dr. Fatima Al Shamsi
Consultant Gastroenterologist, IBD, and Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy, Tawam Hospital and Sheikh Tahnon Medical City, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Dr. Farooq Khan
Consultant Hepatologist, Gastroenterologist & Interventional Endoscopist FRCP, MRCP[Gastroenterology], MRCGP, FAcadMEd CCT-UK Hepatology, CCT-UK Gastroenterology

Dr. Filippos Georgopoulos

Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist – Al Zahra Hospital
Dr. Ghassan El-Sayed
Consultant Gastroenterologist & Endoscopist, Mediclinic Hospital, Airport road, Abu Dhabi
Dr. Gaurav Muktesh
Consultant gastroenterologist, hepatologist and interventional endoscopist at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai, UAE
Dr. Hasan Haboubi
Oesophageal section of the BSG Consultant Gastroenterologist
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
Dr. Hussam Ahmed
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist & HPB Endoscopist Health Point Hospital Abu Dhabi

Dr. Khalid Osman Elamin Elsayed

Chief of Gastroenterology & Director of Endoscopy, Consultant Gastroenterologist,
Burjeel Hospital
Dr. Linette Achecar Justo
Consultant Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Endoscopy
Dr. Laith Al-Rubaiy
UAE & BSG lead for the Middle East & North Africa
Healthpoint Hospital Abu Dhabi
Dr. Majidah Bukhari
Consultant In Gastroenterology & Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy
American hospital in Dubai
Dr. Mo Thoufeeq
Chair of the BSG International Section, Consultant Gastroenterologist ,
Sheffield teaching Hospital NHs trust, UK

Dr. Mohammed B Al Hadad

Consultant Bariatric & General Surgeon, Head of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery
Health Point Hospitale GI Motility Disorders
Dr. Maryam Alkhateri
President, Pan Arab Gastroenterology Society, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Head of GI Endoscopy Department, Gastroenterology, Ibrahim bin Hamad Obaid Allah Hospital, RAK
Dr. Sayed Mazen
HOD of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Tawam Hospital
Dr. Mohammed Badre Alam
Consultant Gastroenterologist at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
American hospital in Dubai
Dr. Mohammed Abdel-Rahim Karajeh
MBChB, FRCP, CCST Gastroenterology and GIM and Director of the Endoscopic Bariatric Therapy at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Mazin Al Jabiri

Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at Mediclinic Parkview Hospital
Dr. Mostafa Sabri
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Gastroenterology Department, Al Tadawi Specialty Hospital Gardoud St,Dubai
Dr. Noriko Suzuki
Advanced Endoscopist, St Mark’s Hospital, London, UK
Dr. Nabil Quraishi
Consultant Gastroenterologist and IBD specialist Healthpoint Hospital, Abu Dhabi
Dr. Osama Yousif
Consultant Gastroenterologist Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Dr. Rahul Anand Nathwani

Consultant In Gastroenterology & Hepatologist
Mediclinic Hospital, Dubai Mall
Dr. Rebecca Jones
Consultant Hepatologist, Liver Transplant Unit, Leeds Teaching Hospital,
Past President of BASL
Dr. Ainad Ghandir
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital
Dr. Sara El Ouali
Staff Physician, Gastroenterology
Digestive Disease Institute
Dr. Sara Sulaiman
Consultant Endocrinologist & Diabetologist, ICLDC
Dr. Shiva Kumar
Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Digestive Disease
Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Dr. Xavier Aguilera

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist. Interventional endoscopy. Head of Gastroenterology/Endoscopy Department at NMC Royal Hospital Khalifa City
Dr. Zaher Koutoubi
Consultant Gastroenterologist,  Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Prof. Alisa Hart
Consultant Gastroenterologist Dean
St Mark’s Academic Institute, London, UK
Prof. Andrew Veitch
Consultant Gastoenterologist
President of the BSG

Our Partners

Platinum Partners

PMS Medical Supplies

Gold Partners


Silver Partners

Boston Scientific
New Country Healthcare LLC
Cook Medical
Pentax Medical


Gulf Med
Al Mazroui
Faes Farma
Taewoong Medical
Smart Medical Supplies LLC
City Pharmacy & Medtronic

Sponsor Testimonials - International Gastroenterology Conference 2024

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