Oral Presentation 1: Obesity and Surgery

Day 1 – 17 Nov 2016 – 14:40-16:10

Transoral Outlet Reduction for Therapy of Weight Regain After Gastric Bypass, Ivo Boskoski

Gastric Perforation following Intra-gastric Balloon Insertion: Combined Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Approach for Management: Case Series and Review of Literature, Bassem Abou Hussein

Analysis of the Information Quality of Obesity and Bariatric Surgery from Smartphone Medical Applications in China, Xiang Yuan

Oral Presentation 2: Multidisciplinary

  • Neuro-gastroenterology
  • IBS, including relationship between diet and GI symptoms
  • IBD

Day 1 – 17 Nov 2016 – 16:30-18:00

POEM for Achalasia: a 5-year long experience in a single center. Is it time to draw conclusions?, Pietro Familiari

Coexisting Psychiatric Disorder Predicts Poor Outcome in Patients with Severe Gastroparesis:  A 3-year review, Mehnaz Shafi

Achalasia subtypes in the era of high resolution manometry, Nabil Gadel Hak

Prevalence of overlaps between GERD and IBS and impact on health-related quality of life, Jurate Venteriene

Predictors of Tissue Healing In Ulcerative Colitis Patients Treated With Anti-TNFα Agents, Nikos Viazis

Can functional EGJ outflow obstruction be considered as achalasia subtype?, Dheyaa Ahmed

Uptake of Screening for Viral Hepatitis in IBD Patients on Biologics, Amnah Alhanaee

Oral Presentation 3: Multidisciplinary

  • H. pylori and other infectious diseases
  • Microbiota
  • Acid-related diseases (including GERD)

Day 2 – 18 Nov 2016 – 09:00 – 10:45

All 3 IN 1: Appendicitis, Liver Abscess & Portocaval Thrombosis, Rufaida Osman

Gastric Lymphoma:Association with Helicobacter pylori outer membrane protein Q and Cytotoxic-Pathogenecity Activity Island genes, Javed Yakoob

Invasive and non-invasive biochemical tests for Helicobacter pylori diagnosing, Marina Dmitrienko

Antibiotic resistance of Helicobacter pylori in a low prevalence country: Multicenter study, Ari Fahrial Syam

Altered gut microbiota in patients with chronic pancreatitis is associated with endocrine dysfunction., Rupjyoti Talukdar

Precancerous lesions in chronic gastritis Helicobacter Pylori in (Hp): Results of a cohort Moroccan, Sokpon Martin

The Diagnostic value of Esophageal High Resolution Manometry Parameters Predicting GERD, Ju Hyun Seo

Oral Presentation 4: GI Cancers (including epidemiology, mechanisms, diagnosis and surveillance, therapy)

Day 2 – 18 Nov 2016 – 14:45-16:15

Uptake and barriers of screening tests for colon cancer among a high-risk population, Hamideh Salimzadeh

Optical Diagnosis of Diminutive Colorectal Polyps by Non-Academic General Gastroenterologists using Non-Magnifying Narrow Band Imaging (NBI): A Prospective Study, Ammar Kheir

Prevalence of and risks for colorectal adenomas in young adults undergoing diagnostic colonoscopy: A cross-sectional Australian community study, Ammar Kheir

Comparative analysis of  ceacal intubation times Full-spectrum endoscopy (FUSE), magnetic endoscopic imaging (MEI) to the standard forward-viewing endoscopy (FVE)., Sandie Thomson

Chemotherapy-Induced Gastrointestinal Toxicity Is Associated With Increased Intestinal Permeability to Iohexol in Sprague-Dawley Rats, Richard Forsgard

Colon polyps & cancers in UAE: 2-year study, Makki Fayadh

Oral Presentation 5: Hepatology (Including new treatments for Hepatitis, HCC)

Day 2 – 18 Nov 2016 – 17:00-18:45

Hepatic Osteodystrophy in patients with Chronic Liver Disease, Aditya Shah

Characterization of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Susceptibility Markers through Genetic Screening: a study from Pakistan, Rizwana Ghani

Post-liver transplant hepatitis E infection- case series, Dinesh Jothimani

Molecular analysis of HBV in histologically confirmed hepatocellular carcinoma in a tertiary hospital in Ghana, Babatunde Duduyemi

Octreotide ameliorates portal hypertension via inhibition of angiogenesis through somatostatin receptor 2 in cirrhotic rats, Chengwei Tang

Non Favorable genotype is predominant at IL28B rs12979860 polymorphism in hepatitis B related hepatocellular carcinoma, Abu Saleh Mohammmad Sadequl Islam

Oral Presentation 6: Celiac disease and other causes of malabsorption, malnutrition

Day 3 – 19 Nov 2016 – 09:00-10:30

Bone Mineral Density in Children with Coeliac disease, Brekhna Aurangzeb

Celiac disease, an under diagnosed condition in UAE with Increasing recognition, a clinical and genetic correlation in Abu Dhabi, Makki Fayadh

Increasing Incidence and Altered Presentation in a Population Based Study of Pediatric Celiac Disease in North America, Imad Absah

The Association between Celiac Disease and Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Mayo Clinic Experience and Meta-Analysis of the Literature, Imad Absah

Comparison of Presenting features and Nutritional status of Australian and Pakistani Children with Celiac disease, Brekhna Aurangzeb

Oral Presentation 7: Live Endoscopy combined with pre-prepared video endoscopy vignettes

Day 3 – 19 Nov 2016 – 10:45-12:15

Transaortic EUS guided FNA in the diagnosis of lung cancers and mediastinal lymph nodes, Piyush Somani

Endoscopic treatment of Zenker’s Diverticulum with soft diverticuloscope: initial experience from a private Hospital in Dubai, Filippos Georgopoulos

Over-the-scope clip in postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF), Giuseppe Grande

Transoral oulet reduction combined with endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty for weight regain after gastric bypass, Ivo Boskoski

Patterns of bile duct injuries observed during Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiogram: 13 years of experience in a tertiary care referral centre in South Asia, Chamila Lakmal

An alternative endoscopic treatment of massive gastric bezoars: the holmium (Ho:YAG) laser fragmentation, Giuseppe Grande

Colonoscopy Practice in Calabar, South South Nigeria: A 42 month Review, Ogbu Ngim

A rare cause of dysphagia, Piyush Somani

Oral Presentation 8: GI bleeding and/or causes of anemia

Day 3 – 19 Nov 2016 – 14:15-15:45

EUS-guided interventions of gastric fundal and ectopic varices: initial experience, Mathew Philip

Frequency, Location and Histopathological Types of colorectal polyps in patients undergoing colonoscopy, Kailash Makhejani

Gastroscopy findings in patients with upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding in Calabar, Nigeria: A 42 month review, Ogbu Ngim

Safety of Endoscopy in Patients with Thrombocytopenia, Sajiv Sethi

Endoscopic approaches to the treatment of variceal hemorrhage in hemodialysis-dependent patients, XiaoQuan Huang

Clinical Characteristics of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Children: a 10-Year Study, Mandana Rafeey

Oral Presentation 9: Pancreatic diseases

Day 3 – 19 Nov 2016 – 16:00-17:30

Prevention of severe acute pancreatitis with the combination of octreotide and COX-2 inhibitors in two dosage forms- A single center prospective randomized controlled trial, Libin Huang

Acute Pancreatitis Immediately Following Removal of Prophylactic Pancreatic Stents: Case Series and Review of Literature, Vivek Kaul

Pancreas divisum is associated with a higher risk of recurrent acute pancreatitis in the presence of PRSS1 and cathepsin B polymorphisms., Rupjyoti Talukdar

Effect of mesalazine on intestinal inflammation and microbiota in acute pancreatitis patients, Chengwei Tang

Prevalence of Anastomotic ulcer post bariatric surgery in Saudi symptomatic patients, Ahmad Al Akwaa