IBC Dubai Symposium

WELCOME

On behalf of the International Bariatric Club (IBC) we are delighted to invite you to the 28th IBC Symposium to be held from 19:00 to 22:45 on Sunday, December 9th, 2018 at the stunning Intercontinental Hotel Dubai - Festival City in the United Arab Emirates.This event is open to all bariatric healthcare professionals and will provide a forum for the critical analysis of key issues in the management of obesity and Type 2 diabetes.


PROFESSOR TAREK MAHDY, MD

Honorary Chair: 28th IBC Symposium Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, UAE


MR. HARIS KHWAJA, MD, DPhil (OXON), FRCS

Symposium Director. Chelsea & Westminster Hospital & Imperial College London, UK


PROFESSOR TOMASZ ROGULA, MD PhD Symposium Director
Case Western Reserve University, USA


DR. ADRIANA ROTUNDO, MD Symposium Director
Seha Emirates Hospital, UAE


IBC DUBAI 2018

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9TH, 2018

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL DUBAI - FESTIVAL CITY DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

 19:00 - 22:45 


WELCOME

19.00-19.05 Professor Tarek Mahdy (UAE) & Mr. Haris Khwaja (UK)


19:05-19:15 The Collaboration of the IBC with the University of Oxford: the birth of the IBC Oxford Congress Mr. Haris Khwaja (UK)


KEY NOTE LECTURES

Chair: Dr. Matthew Kroh (UAE/USA)

19:00-19:05. The Kuwaiti Obesity Epidemic: Where did we go wrong? Professor Mohammed Al-Haifi (Kuwait)

19.40-19:55   Internal Hernias: The Achilles Heel of Gastric Bypass – an Intestinal Transplant Surgeons’ Perspective Professor Kareem Abu-Elmagd (USA)

20:00-20:15. Bile Reflux: The Anathema of Mini-gastric/One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass? Dr. Adriana Rotundo (UAE/UK)

20:20-20:35 How Social Media Created a Revolution in Surgical Education Professor Tomasz Rogula (Poland/ USA)


DEBATE #1

(10 minutes each debater, 10 minutes of questions)

Chairs: Professor Tomasz Rogula (Poland/USA) & Professor Tarek Mahdy (UAE)


20:40-21:10 ‘Endoscopic Surveillance of Sleeve Gastrectomy Patients should be the New Standard of Care’

Moderator: Professor Laurent Layani (UAE/France) 

FOR: Dr. Matthew Kroh (UAE/USA)

AGAINST: Professor Mohamed El-Kalaawy (UK)



21:10 – 21:40 COFFEE/BUFFET


DEBATE #2

(10 minutes each debater, 10 minutes of questions)

Chairs: Professor Safwan Taha (UAE) & Dr Bart van Waagensveld (UAE)


21:45 –22:15 ‘The Metabolic Effects of SASI Bypass are Superior to that of MGB & LRYGB’

Moderator: Professor Abdulwahid Alwahidi (UAE) FOR: Professor Tarek Mahdy (UAE)

AGAINST: Professor Mario Musella (Italy)


EXPERTS' FORUM

22:20–22:45 

Chairs: Professor Mohammed Al-Haifi (Kuwait) & Professor Tomasz Rogula (Poland/USA) 'How Can We Control the Diabesity Epidemic in the Middle East and Asia?'

David Monk (UAE/UK), Matthew Kroh (UAE/USA), Imran Abbas (UAE), Abdulwahid Alwahidi (UAE), Aatif Shami (Pakistan), Mario Musella (Italy), Tarek Mahdy (UAE), Laurent Layani (UAE/France), Safwan Taha (UAE), Bart van Waagensveld (UAE), Mohammad Zafar Iqbal Gondal (UAE/Pakistan), Adriana Rotundo (UAE/UK)


22:45  Closing Remarks Mr. Haris Khwaja (UK)

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