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Overview

Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, in partnership with Mayo Clinic, and the UAE Pediatric Surgery Society, will host the “SSMC 2nd Annual Symposium on Recent Advances in Pediatric Surgery” on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023. This hybrid continuing medical education (CME) event welcomes everyone and is open for registration to an unlimited number of virtual attendees.

Throughout the symposium, world-renowned experts in pediatric surgical care will provide updates on the management of simple and complex pediatric surgical conditions, and discuss the recent advances in pediatric surgical care. Speakers will present state-of-the-art lectures on the management of complex cases in various pediatric surgery disciplines. Multiple topics will be discussed, including recent advances in managing childhood obesity, hepatobiliary diseases, thoracoscopic surgery, vascular malformation, and pediatric urology surgery. The symposium will also host a three-hour master class on pediatric robotic surgery, where all the recent updates will be shared in detail.

Learning Objectives

Upon participation in this educational activity, participants will be able to:
  • Identify and assess common and rare pediatric surgical conditions.
  • Describe the techniques to treat vascular malformations.
  • Determine the appropriate management strategy for various pediatric surgical conditions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of artificial intelligence-based pediatric surgical procedures.
  • Identify the causes of childhood obesity and when surgical intervention is required.

Target Audience

  • All health care professionals, including physicians, surgeons, scientists, nurses, allied health professionals, and medical trainees.

Accreditation

  • Department of Health (DOH) designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.55 credit hours (MECMP-2023-000116)

Dr. Geoffrey Thompson

M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.E.
Professor Emeritus of Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, USA
Chair, Department of Surgery, SSMC, Abu Dhabi
Interim Chair, Emergency Department, SSMC, Abu Dhabi

Dr. Scott Thompson

M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Mayo Clinic, USA

Dr. Sarfraz Ahmad

Ph.D., F.R.C.S. (Urol)
Consultant, Urology, SSMC, Abu Dhabi
Lead for Robotics Interest Group, SSMC, Abu Dhabi
Adjunct Associate Professor of Urology, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi

Dr. Amin Al Gohary

F.R.C.S.
Consultant, Pediatric Surgery, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi

Dr. Diary A Rehman

M.D.
Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, Dubai
Head of the Prevention and Control of Infection, Latifa Hospital, Dubai

Dr. Hussein Naji

M.D., F.R.C.S., F.A.C.S., F.E.B.P.S.
Consultant, Pediatric Surgery, Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, Dubai

Dr. Mustafa Hamchou

M.D., A.B.G.S., A.B.P.S., F.E.B.P.S.
Consultant, Pediatric Surgery, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain

Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Jan

F.R.C.S., F.R.C.S. Ed, F.A.C.S., F.E.B.P.S., F.C.P.S.
Chair, Division of Pediatric Surgery, SSMC, Abu Dhabi
Consultant, Pediatric Surgery, SSMC, Abu Dhabi
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Surgery, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi

Dr. Muna Al Shehhi

M.B.B.C.H., M.R.S.C., F.E.B.P.S.
Consultant, Pediatric Surgery, SSMC, Abu Dhabi

Dr. Khalid Khalfan Al Ali

Consultant Pediatric Surgeon, M.Sc General Surgery (UK), Facharzt in Pediatric Surgery (Germany)
CMO of AQWCH
Head of Pediatric Surgery Department, Consultant Pediatric surgeon, President of UAE Pediatric Surgery Society 2019-2021

Dr. Mohamed Hobeldin

M.D. Consultant Pediatric Surgeon, SKMC Abu Dhabi

Dr. Faisal M Al Zidgali

FRCPCH, CCST, MRCP, MBChB
Consultant – Neonatology
Chairman of Division

Dr. Talat Al Shaban


Consultant, Bariatric Surgery,
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi UAE

Dr. Mokhtar Ali Mohamed Hassan

Pediatric surgeon, NMC ROYAL , Abu Dhabi

Prof. Ali Raza Brohi

Prof. & chairman paediatric surgery & dean faculty of surgery
Peoples university of medical & health sciences nawabshah sind pakistan.

Dr. Naved Kamal Alizai

M.D., M.P.H.
Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom

Stephanie Polites

M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Associate Consultant – Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Assistant Professor of Surgery – Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Assistant Professor of Health Services Research – Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Dr. Faisal M Al Zidgali

F.R.C.P.C.H., C.C.S.T., M.R.C.P., M.B.Ch.B.
Chair, Division of Neonatology
Consultant, Neonatology, SSMC, Abu Dhabi

Dr. Philip Fischer

M.D.
Bariatric Surgery: A Pediatrician’s Perspective
Professor of Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic, USA
Chair, Division of Adolescent Medicine, SSMC
Consultant, Pediatrics, SSMC, Abu Dhabi

Dr. Abdelaly M Dabosy

F.R.C.P.C.H., C.C.T.
Chair, Division of Pediatrics
Consultant, Pediatrics, SSMC, Abu Dhabi

Dr. Abdul Rahim Mustafawi

M.D.
Consultant, Pediatric Surgery, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, Dubai

Dr. Amin Al Gohary

F.R.C.S.
Consultant, Pediatric Surgery, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi

Dr. Alain Michel Sabri

M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.
Chair, Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Consultant, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Director of Residency, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, SSMC, Abu Dhabi

Dr. Khalid Khalfan Al Ali

Consultant Pediatric Surgeon, M.Sc General Surgery (UK), Facharzt in Pediatric Surgery (Germany)
Chief Medical Officer, Al Qassimi Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Sharjah
Head, Pediatric Surgery Department
Consultant, Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Gamal Ahmed

M.B.B.S., M.Sc., M.D., P.C.C.F.
Chair, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, SSMC, Abu Dhabi
Consultant, Pediatric Critical Care, SSMC, Abu Dhabi
Associate Professor and Consultant Pediatric Critical Care, Assist Faculty of Medicine, Egypt and King University Medical City, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Mamoun Al Marzouqi

M.D.
Consultant, Pediatric Surgeory, Latifa Hospital, Dubai

Dr. Hilal Matta

M.B.ChB. F.R.C.S. F.E.B.P.S.
Consultant, Pediatric Surgery, SKMC, Abu Dhabi
Consultant and Chief, Paediatric Surgery, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain
Associate Professor, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, Al Ain
Examiner, European Board of Paediatric Surgery
Examiner, Department of Health-Abu Dhabi

Dr. Geoffrey Thompson

M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.E.
Professor Emeritus of Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, USA
Chair, Department of Surgery, SSMC, Abu Dhabi
Interim Chair, Emergency Department, SSMC, Abu Dhabi

Prof. Hesham Suleman

M.D., Ph.D.
Division Head, Pediatric Surgery/Urology, SSMC, Abu Dhabi
Senior Consultant, Pediatric Surgery/Urology and Division Head, SKMC

Dr. Adel Al Jneibi

German Board in Pediatric Surgery International Neonatal and Pediatric Minimal invasive Surgeon International Pediatric Urological Minimal invasive Surgeon
Consultant, Pediatric Surgery /Pediatric Urology
Vice President, UAE Pediatric Surgery Society, UAE
President, Gulf Endoscopy Pediatric Surgery and Urology Group, UAE
International minimal invasive surgeon instructor in IRCAD institute
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City,Abu Dhabi

Dr. Taisser Atrak

M.D., F.A.A.P., A.B.P.
Chair, Department of Pediatrics, SSMC, Abu Dhabi

Dr. Sarfraz Ahmad

Ph.D., F.R.C.S.
Consultant, Urology, SSMC, Abu Dhabi
Lead for Robotics Interest Group, SSMC, Abu Dhabi
Adjunct Associate Professor of Urology, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi

Dr. Muna Al Shehhi

M.B.B.C.H., M.R.S.C., E.B.P.S.
Consultant, Pediatric SurgeRY, SSMC

TIME PROGRAM SPEAKER

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Registration

8:45 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.

Introduction

Prof. Iftikhar Jan

8:50 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Prof. Thompson B. Geoffrey

Dr. Abba Chedi Zubair

SESSION 1: UAE Pediatric Surgery Society Session
Chairs: Dr. AR Mustafawi, Dr. Amin Al Gohary, , Dr. Ghadir , Dr Taiseer Atrak

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Interesting Case of Abdominal Mass

Dr. Mokhtar Hassan

NMC Royal, Abu Dhabi

9:10 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

MIS for Symptomatic VUR in Children

Dr. Hisham Suleman

SKMC, Abu Dhabi

9:20 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

One Stage Surgery for Anorectal Malformations

Dr. Amin Al Gohary

Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi

9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Vats for Complicated Pneumonia: Evidence-based AQWCH experience

Dr. Khalid Khalfan A Ali

Qasmi Hospital, Sharjah

9:40 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Thoracoscopic Approach in the Pediatric Age Group

Dr. Muhammed Hobeldin

SKMC, Abu Dhabi

9:50 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Management of Adenexal Mass in the Pediatric Age Group

Dr. Diary Abdul Rehman

Al Jalila Hospital, Dubai

10 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

Laparoscopy Repair of Small Intestinal Atresia: Is It a Feasible Option?

Dr. Iftikhar Jan

SSMC, Abu Dhabi

10:10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Current Treatment Outcomes of Wilms Tumour: SIOP vs. COG

Dr. Abid Qazi

Al Jalila Hospital, Dubai

10:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Minimally Invasive Excision of Intra-Abdominal Pediatric Tumor

Dr. Mustafa Hamchou

Tawam Hospital, Al Ain

10:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Appendectomy During Ladd’s Procedure: To do or not to do

Dr. Hussein Naji

Dubai

10:40 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Conventional Ventilation, HFO, Nitric Oxide, ECMO for Pediatric Surgery Patients: How We Decide?

Dr. Faisal Al Zidgali

SSMC, Abu Dhabi

11 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Welcome note:

  • Prof. Naser Mahmud Ammash – Chief Executive Officer, SSMC
  • Prof. Matthew Gettman – Chief Medical Officer, SSMC

11:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Coffee break

SESSION 2: Updates on Common Conditions in Pediatric Surgery
Chairs: Dr. Khalid Khalfan Al Ali, Dr. Faisal Al Zidgali, Dr. Gamal Mohammad Hassan , Dr. Alain Sabri

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Technical Details of Laparoscopic Porto/Hepatico Enterostomy: How We Do It

Prof. Nguyen Thanh Liem

Prof.Nguyen Thanh Liem

11:45 a.m. -12 p.m.

Bariatric Surgery Pediatric Patients: How We do It

Dr. Talat Shaban

SSMC, Abu Dhabi

12 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Thoracoscopic Lobectomy in Children

Prof. Ali Raza Brohi

Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences For Women, Pakistan

12:15 p.m.- 12:30 p.m.

What’s New in Pediatric Surgical Oncology

Dr. Stephanie Polites

Mayo Clinic, USA

12:30 p.m. -12:45 p.m.

Pediatric Thyroid Cancer: A New Development

Prof. Geoff Thompson

SSMC, Abu Dhabi
Mayo Clinic, Abu Dhabi

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Clinical Cases: IR Management of Lymphatic Imaging and Intervention.

Dr. Scott Thompson

Mayo Clinic, USA

1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Discussion

1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch break and prayer

SESSION 3: Pediatric Robotic Surgery Master Class.
Faculty: Dr Naved Alizai, Dr Sarfaraz Ahmad
Chairs: Prof. Philip R. Fischer, Dr. Mamoun Al Marzouqi, Dr. Hilal Matta, Dr. Muna Al Shehhi

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Overview of Robotic Platform and Training Pathways

Dr. Naved Ali Zai
Dr. Sarfaraz Ahmad

Leeds General Infirmary, UK

2:15 p.m. -2:30 p.m.

Setting up a Robotic Service

Dr. Sarfaraz Ahmad

SSMC, Abu Dhabi

2:30 p.m. -2:45 p.m.

Current Status and Future Directions of Robotic Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Naved Ali Zai

Leeds General Infirmary, UK

2:45 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Discussion

3 p.m. – 3 :15 p.m.

Coffee break

SESSION 4: Pediatric Robotic Surgery Master Class
Faculty Dr Naved Alizai. Leeds UK, Dr Sarfaraz SSMC Urology
Chairs: Prof. Geoffery B Thompson, Dr. Hesham Suleman, Dr. Abdelaly Dabosy, Dr. Adel AlJneibi

3 :15 p.m. -3:25 p.m.

Robotic Fundoplication/Hellers

Dr. Naved Ali Zai

Leeds General Infirmary, UK

3:25 p.m. -3:35 p.m.

Robotic Pyeloplasty

Dr. Sarfaraz Ahmad

SSMC, Abu Dhabi

3:35 p.m.- 3:45 p.m.

Robotic Choledochal/Cholecystectomy

Dr. Naved Ali Zai

Leeds General Infirmary, UK

3:45 p.m.- 3:55 p.m.

Robotic Splenectomy

Dr. Naved Ali Zai

Leeds General Infirmary, UK

3:55 p.m. -4:05 p.m.

Robotic Thymectomy

Dr. Naved Ali Zai

Leeds General Infirmary, UK

4:05 p.m. -4:15 p.m.

Discussion

4:15 p.m. -4:25 p.m.

Closing remarks
Vote of thanks