Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the scientific committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to our upcoming “UAE Anesthesiology Core Topics Symposium by SSMC” on May 11, 2024. Organized by the Anesthesiology Department at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), the symposium will be held at SSMC in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

This scientific meeting is designed to provide delegates with updates and an overview of the latest evidence-based practice in key core aspects of clinical anesthesiology, and will include multidisciplinary input from surgical and interventional specialties, which is crucial for the delivery of high-quality patient-centered care.

This one-day event will include interactive presentations from local and regional experts in the field, case-based discussions, simulation scenarios and live workshops that will be facilitated by the SSMC Centre of Innovation and Medical Simulation (CIMS). The symposium will also be a perfect opportunity to build collaborations across our local, regional and global health care networks. To ensure a seamless scientific experience, we developed a comprehensive program in consultation with our renowned faculty and international speakers from our field.

Your participation in this symposium will be a unique learning opportunity, and a valuable experience for you and your patients.

We are looking forward to your participation.

Conference Chair

Dr. Monzer Hassan Sadek

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

Conference Co-Chair

Dr. Mhamad Ghiyath Al-Hashimi

Consultant, Department of
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City,
Abu Dhabi, UAE

For any information regarding this activity or registration, please contact the SSMC Center of Continuous Medical Education at


  • Interactive lectures
  • Penal discussions
  • Live skills demonstrations
  • Facilitated workshops

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this scientific event, participants will have:
  • Revisited and revised key aspects of some of the core topics in Anesthesiology practice
  • Witnessed live skills demonstrations and workshops to enable them to deliver standardized, world class, patient centered care
  • Built collaborations and networks to further emphasize multidisciplinary healthcare delivery to improve patients satisfaction and outcomes

Target Audience

  • Anesthesia physicians
  • Anesthesia residents and interns
  • Nurse anesthetists
  • Anesthesia technicians
  • Operating room practitioners
  • Recovery room staff
  • Other members of the perioperative care pathway

Key Features

  • High-quality scientific educational activities designed for all team members involved in the perioperative journey of patient care.
  • Expert faculty sharing and demonstrating their knowledge, experience, and skills in core aspects of anesthesiology practice.
  • A comprehensive program including lectures, discussions, workshops, and skills demonstrations.
  • This activity is accredited by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi

Coming soon.

Coming soon.

Dr. Monzer Hassan Sadek

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

Dr. Mhamad Ghiyath Al-Hashimi

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


7:30 – 8 a.m.


8 – 8:15 a.m.

Opening remarks and introduction of day one

Dr. Mhamad Ghiyath Al-Hashimi

Dr. Monzer Hassan Sadek

8:15 – 8:30 a.m.

Welcome remarks

Chief Medical Officer, SSMC

First session

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Trauma management: ed/surgical perspective

Dr. Erik Scott De Soucy, SSMC

8:45 – 9 a.m.

Trauma management: or perspective

Dr. Mouna Saidi, SSMC

Dr. Mohammed Abuobayda, SSMC

9 – 9:15 a.m.

Blood and coagulopathy management

Dr. Khaled Moustafa El Quesny, SSMC

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.

Discussion and coffee break

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

POCUS workshop

Dr. Stephen Haskins, Weill Cornell (USA)

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Ventilation workshop

Dr. Nils Torben Engelmann, SSMC

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Discussion and coffee break

Second session

11 – 11:15 a.m.

The difficult and shared airway: surgical perspective

Dr. Colin Maciver, SSMC

11:15 – 12:15 p.m.

The difficult and shared airway: anesthetic perspective plus airway workshop

Dr. Rehana Iqbal, Mediclinic (Dubai, UAE)

12:15 – 12:30 p.m.


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch and prayer break

Third session

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Neuroanesthesia and interventional neuroradiology

Dr. Maged Raafat Ahmed, SSMC

1:45 – 2 p.m.

Cardiology and ep lab anesthesia

Dr. Tamer Hamed Ibrahim, SSMC

2 – 2:25 p.m.

Regional anesthesia pharmacology and physiology including pediatric considerations

Dr. Mahadevappa Lohit, Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital (Umm Al Quwain, UAE)

2:25 – 2:30 p.m.


2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Coffee break

2:45 – 3:10 p.m.

Ultrasound skills and advanced iv access workshop

Dr. Shebeen Hamza, Mediclinic (Dubai, UAE)

3:10 – 4 p.m.

“Plan A Blocks” regional anesthesia workshop

Dr. Yara Al Jalbout, SSMC

4 – 4:15 p.m.


4:15 p.m.

Closing remarks

Dr. Monzer Hassan Sadek

Dr. Mhamad Ghiyath Al-Hashimi