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On behalf of the organizing committees, we are honoured to welcome you to the “3rd SSMC Annual Symposium on Recent Advances in Pediatric Surgery”, to be held on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at SSMC, Abu Dhabi, UAE. This hybrid continuing medical education (CME) accredited event welcomes everyone, offering free registration to unlimited virtual attendees.

The symposium will host world-renowned experts in pediatric surgical care, provide updates on the management of simple and complex pediatric surgical conditions, and share an in-depth review of recent advances in pediatric surgical care. World-renowned Experts will present state-of-the-art lectures on managing complex conditions in various pediatric surgery disciplines. Topics include recent advances in hepatobiliary surgery, robotic-assisted pediatric surgery, pediatric thoracic and thoracoscopic surgery, management of bladder neuropathy and urinary incontinence and common and rare surgical conditions in the pediatric population.

Additionally, the event will feature a three-hour master class on pediatric thoracic surgery and a parallel session for nurses and allied health professionals that will include a master class on stomas care, care of central lines, urinary catheter care and care of Tracheostomy and nasogastric tubes. The event promises outstanding networking opportunities and innovative learning experiences. Attendees will get the chance to learn about best practices in the field from world-renowned experts. This unique learning opportunity will broaden your knowledge of the current practice of pediatric surgical care and motivate you to improve the quality of care you deliver daily to your patients.

Last year, more than 1500 participants attended the symposium with excellent ratings. We look forward to your active participation in the symposium.

Thank you,


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Dr. Iftikhar Suleman
Consultant and Chair, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Identify and assess common and rare pediatric surgical conditions.
  • Describe the techniques for the treatment of pediatric thoracic conditions.
  • Determine the appropriate management strategy for various pediatric surgical conditions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the care of pediatric stomas, tubes and catheters.
  • Identify the causes of urinary incontinence and plan the management of neuropathic bladder.

Target Audience

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

Accreditation

  • This event is designated for a maximum of or up to 5:35 CME credit hours (MECMP-2023-005410) by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Iftikhar Suleman

Consultant and Chair, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Surgery
Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Micheal Singh

Consultant, Pediatric Surgery
Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, UK

Dr. Mark Davenport

Consultant, Pediatric Surgery
King’s College Hospital, London, UK

Dr. Thomas E. Hamilton

Attending Pediatric Surgeon
Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA

Dr. Aseem R. Shukla

Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Division of Urology
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA

Dr. Amulya K. Saxena

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery
Consultant, Pediatric Surgery
Chelsea Children’s Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Imperial College London, UK

Dr. Mohammad Hassan

Senior Consultant, Pediatric Surgery
AL Qassimi Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Sharjah, UAE
Professor of pediatric surgery, Egypt

Dr. Amin Al Gohary

Consultant, Pediatric Surgery
Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Mustafa Hamchou

Consultant, Pediatric Surgery
Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

Dr. Diary A Rehman

Consultant, Pediatric Surgery
Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, Dubai, UAE
Head of the Prevention and Control of Infection
Latifa Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Abid Qazi

Consultant, Pediatric Surgery
Danat Al Emarat Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Salem Nasser Al Harthi

Consultant and Chair, Department of General Surgery
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Tamer Hamed Ibrahim

Consultant, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Junaid Khan

Director of Continuous Medical Education
Consultant, Neonatology
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Hesham Suleman

Division Head, Pediatric Surgery/Urology
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Senior Consultant and Division Head, Pediatric Surgery/Urology
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Iftikhar Suleman

Consultant and Chair, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Salem Nasser Al Harthi

Consultant and Chair, Department of General Surgery
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Taisser Atrak

Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Consultant, Neonatology
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Faisal Al Zidgali

Chair, Division of Neonatology
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Monzer Hassan Sadek

Consultant and Chair, Division of Anesthesia
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Abdelaly Dabosy

Chair, Division of Pediatrics
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Gamal Ahmed

Consultant and Chair, Division of PICU
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Muna Al Shehhi

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

Dr. Mohammad Ilyas Bader

Consultant, Pediatric Urology and Pediatric Surgery
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Zahid Saqi

Specialist, Pediatric Surgery
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Deepak Kaltari

Specialist, Pediatric Surgery
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Hiba Ahmed

Specialist, Pediatric Surgery
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Maithah Mohammed AlKaabi

Resident, Pediatric Surgery Program
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Najla Ghanem Al Ali

Resident, Pediatric Surgery Program
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ahlam Abbas Gadalla

Senior Education Officer, Center of Continuous Medical Education, Education Shield
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Nivine Taha

Assistant Marketing, PR, and Media Officer, Marketing and Communications
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Mark Davenport

Consultant, Pediatric Surgery
King’s College Hospital, London, UK

Dr. Abdul Rahim Mustafawi

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

Dr. Amin Al Gohary

Consultant, Pediatric Surgery
Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Taisser Atrak

Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Consultant, Neonatology
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Muna Al Shehhi

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

Dr. Khalid Khalfan Al Ali

Consultant, Pediatric Surgery M.Sc General Surgery (UK), Facharzt in Pediatric Surgery(Germany)
Chief Medical Officer, Al Qassimi Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Sharjah, UAE
Head of Pediatric Surgery Department, Consultant Pediatric surgeon
President, UAE Pediatric Surgery Society (2019-2021)

Dr. Faisal Al Zidgali

Chair, Division of Neonatology
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Mamoun Al Marzouqi

Consultant, Pediatric Surgery
Latifa Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Dr. Adel Al Jneibi

Consultant, Pediatric Surgery/Pediatric Urology
Vice President, UAE Pediatric Surgery Society, UAE
President, Gulf Endoscopy Pediatric Surgery and Urology Group, UAE
International Minimally Invasive Surgery Instructor, IRCAD
Chief, Pediatric Surgery Division, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Ghadir Jaber

Consultant, Pediatric Surgery
Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Dr. Abdelaly Dabosy

Chair, Division of Pediatrics
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Mustafa Hamchou

Consultant, Pediatric Surgery
Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

Dr. Diary A Rehman

Consultant, Pediatric Surgery
Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, Dubai, UAE
Head of the Prevention and Control of Infection
Latifa Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Dr. Muhieddine Seoud

Consultant and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Monzer Hassan Sadek

Consultant and Chair, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Speakers


Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari

Specialist Physician, Pediatric and Neonatal Surgery
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Zahid Latif Saqi

Specialist Physician, Pediatric Surgery
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ajitha Rajendran

Wound Care Nurse, Education and Support
Mafraq Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Afzal Mohamad Ali

Respiratory Therapy Manager
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Faculty


Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari

Specialist Physician, Surgery

Dr. Zahid Latif Saqi

Specialist Physician, Surgery

Ajitha Rajendran

Wound Care Nurse, Education and Support

Fatima Kasem ElAhmad

Wound Care Nurse

Abdulkadir Haji Noorshe

Respiratory Therapy Manager

Afzal Mohamad Ali

Respiratory Therapy Supervisor

Amina Abdullahi Ahmed

Staff Nurse

Soosan Ali Omer

Charge Nurse

Mini Reji

Charge Nurse

Layla Mohamoud Ismail

Charge Nurse

Randa Nassir Al Andari

Clinical Resource Nurse, Education and Support

Program


Topics Responsible Person Time (min)
allocated
1.1 Introduction Dr. Iftikar Suleman 5 minutes
1.2 Art and craft of creating stomas Dr. Deepak Karankara 15 minutes
1.3 Care of stomas Ajitha Rajendran/Fatima Kassem 15 minutes
1.4 Tracheostomy procedure Dr. Hilal Rezk Omar 15 minutes
1.5 Care of trachesotomy Abdulkadir Haji Noorshe 15 minutes
1.6 Introduction of vascular access Dr. Zahid Saqi 15 minutes
1.7 Care of vascular access device Amina Abdullahi 15 minutes
1.8 Station 1 Intestinal ostomies
types, complication and management
Ajitha Rajendran/Fatima Kassem 10 minutes
1.9 Station 2 Continence stomas – mitrofanoff
Appendicovesicostomy and malone antegrade
Continence enema (MACE)
Dr. Deepak
Pediatric surgical team
10 minutes
2.0 Station 3 Hands-on demonstration of tracheostomy management Afzal Mohamad Ali 10 minutes
2.1 Station 4 Vascular access station
management of vascular lines
Dr. Zahid Saqi
Pediatric nursing team
  • Soosan Omer
  • Mini Reji
  • Amina Ahmed
  • Layla Ismail
  • Randa Al Andari
10 minutes

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Time Agenda Speaker
8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:45 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Introduction Dr. Iftikhar Suleman
8:50 a.m. – 9 a.m. Opening remarks Dr. Salem Al Harthi
First session UAE pediatric surgery society session
Chairs: Dr. Abdul Rahim Mustafawi, Dr. Amin Al Gohary, Dr. Ghadir Jawad Jaber, Dr. Muna Alshehhi, Dr. Taisser Atrak
9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Childhood varicocele: to operate or not to operate Dr. Amin Al-Gohary Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Minimally invasive surgery for intestinal malrotation: challenges and simple solutions Dr. Iftikhar Suleman Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, UAE
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Minimally invasive approach to pulmonary sequestration: skmc experience Dr. Hesham Suleman Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, UAE
9:45 a.m. – 10 a.m. Bladder exstrophy repair: al-qasimi women and children’s hospital’s current practice Dr. Mohammad Hassan Al-Qasmi Hospital, Sharjah, UAE
10 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Wilms tumour with an unusual presentation and an interesting finding Dr. Abid Qudoos Qazi Danat Al Emarat Hospital, UAE
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Sacrococcygeal mass: a series of cases with challenging management Dr. Diary A. Rehman Al Jalila Hospital Dubai, UAE
10:45 a.m. – 11 a.m. Surgical management of congenital hyperinsulinism, recurrent hypoglycemia Dr. Moustfa Hamchou Tawam Hospital Al Ain, UAE
11 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. Conclusion and vote of thanks – Dr Ghadir J. Jaber, President of the Emirates Pediatric Surgery Society
11:05 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Welcome note – SSMC CEO / SSMC CMO
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Coffee break
Second session Updates on common conditions in pediatric surgery
Chairs: Dr. Mark Davenport. Dr. Khalid Khalfan Al Ali, Dr. Faisal Al Zidgali, Dr. Gamal Mohammad Hassan, Dr. Mohieddine Seoud
11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Pediatric urinary incontinence: preferences and expectations Dr. Mohammad Ilyas Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, UAE
11:50 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Roadmap to robotic surgery Dr. Salem Al Harthi Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, UAE
12:10 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. Biliary atresia and theory of marginal gains Dr. Mark DavenPort Kings College Hospital, UK
12:40 p.m. – 1 p.m. Updates on ventilatory support for surgical neonates Dr. Junaid Muhib Khan Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, UAE
1 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. Discussion
1:10 p.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch break and prayer
Third session Pediatric thoracic surgery masterclass
Faculty: Dr. Tom Hamilton, Dr. Amulya Saxena, Mr. Mike Singh, Dr. Mohammad Ilya Badar
Chairs: Dr. Mamoun Al Marzoki, Dr. Adel AlJneibi, Dr. Monzer Sadek, Dr. Hilal Matta
2 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Safe approach to esophageal atresia repair Dr. Tom Hamilton Children Hospital of Philadelphia, USA
2:20 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. Outcome analysis in thoracoscopic esophageal atresia repair Dr. Amulya Saxena Chelsea Children’s Hospital, UK
2:40 p.m. – 3 p.m. Advances in pediatric thoracoscopic surgery. overview of the journal of pediatric endoscopic surgery (JPES) reports Dr. Amulya Saxena Chelsea Children’s Hospital, UK
3 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Thoracoscopic lobectomy, segmentectomy, excision of lung cysts and masses Mr. Mike Singh Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK
3:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Discussion
3:30 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. Coffee break
Fourth session Pediatric thoracic surgery masterclass
Faculty: Dr. Tom Hamilton, Dr. Aseem Shukla, Dr. Amulya Saxena, Mr. Mike Singh
Chairs: Dr. Mohammed Hobeldin, Dr. A Dabousy, Dr. Mostafa Hamchou, Dr. Diary A Rehman
3:40 p.m. – 4 p.m. Surgery for tracheomalacia Dr. Tom Hamilton Children Hospital of Philadelphia, USA
4 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. Pediatric patient optimization during thoracoscopic surgery and one lung ventilation Dr. Tamer Hamed Ibrahim Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, UAE
4:20 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. Robotic-assisted surgery in children Dr. Aseem Shukla Children Hospital of Philadelphia, USA
4:50 p.m. – 5 p.m. Discussion
5 p.m. – 5:10 p.m. Closing remarks and vote of thanks Dr. Mariam Al Meraikhi