Friday 7 October 2016
Location: The Sheraton Hotel, Doha

Time Title Speakers
7am to 6.30pm  Conference Registration / Poster Viewing
7am to 8am Breakfast will be served
Mini-Symposium (1): GIM Track -Focused Clinical Updates (8am to 10am)
(Al-Majalis Ballroom)

Chairpersons: A. Al-Khater (Qatar), M. Hamouda (Qatar), A. Badr (Qatar), G. Faitori (Qatar), K. Dukhan (Qatar)

8am to 8.20am  News You Can Use: Scan of current Internal Medicine Guidelines A. Rahil (Qatar)
8.25am to 8.45am Update on prevention and early diagnosis of cancer P. Natali (Italy)
8.50am to 9.10am Endocrinology for Internists: What's new? S. Atkin (Qatar)
9.15am to 9.35am Update on the management of rheumatoid arthritis A. Jawad (UK)
9.40am to 10am Recent advances in the management of heart failure A. Sanjay (UK)
10am to 10.05am Q & A  
Research Corner (1): Free Communications (Oral Presentations) (8am to 10am)
HALL B (Al-Rayaan Ballroom)

Chairpersons: H. Ziglam (Qatar), H. Alsohob (Qatar), T. El Hadd (Qatar), M. Bashir (Qatar), W. Ibrahim (Qatar)

8am to 8.10am Prevalence and correlates of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in Qatar H. Mohamed, Z. Al Hamadani, H. Alkhmour, MA. Ali, S. Al Motawaa, S. Shaltouni
8.12am to 8.22am Procalcitonin and other inflammatory markers in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock: A single center experience in Qatar A-N Elzouki, S George, M Thomas, S Rafiqui, M Al Maslamani
8.24am to 8.34am Etiology of pleural effusion among adults in the State of Qatar: A hospital based study S. Niraula, M.A. Waheed
8.36am to 8.46am Epidemiological features and incidence rate of acute pancreatitis among adult inhabitants in Qatar A-N Elzouki, A Saeed, O Alsaed, F Khan, A Ayash, M Ghazanfar
8.48am to 8.58am Efficacy of pneumococcal vaccine in immunized population two year before and after immunization on rate of hospitalization and ICU admission due to respiratory tract infection A. Houssameldin, R, Moustafa, Z. Jassim, D. Elgaily
9am to 9.10am Antimicrobial susceptibility and molecular epidemiology of extended-spectrum ß-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae from ICUs at Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar MA. Ahmed, D Bansal, E Ibrahim, AA Sultan, A Deshmukh
9.12am to 9.22am Disseminated TB among adult patients admitted to Hamad General Hospital, Qatar: A five year hospital study F. Khan, K. Dosa, A. Fuad, W. Ibrahim, A. Alaini, L. Osman
9.24am to 9.34am Recurrent Peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis in Qatar: An eight year epidemiologic study T. Fouda, A. Hamad, RA. Ibrahim, HE. Ismail, A. Kaddourah, H Ahmed, et al
9.36am to 9.46am Therapeutic game-based exercise during hemodialysis to improve balance: A pilot randomized control trial F. Al-Ali, A. Hamad, Zhou H, T. Talal, S. Sardon melo, M. Elesnawi, et al
9.48am to 9.58am 3D MRI imaging of cerebrovascular disease in patients from the Middle-East and Far-East Asia: Explaining the differences in clinical expression of the presenting symptoms N. Akhtar, A. Salam, S. Kamran, A. D'souza, Y. Imam, A. Own et al
9.58am to 10am    
Sponsored Symposium (1) (by Servier) (10.10am to 11am)
(Al-Majalis Ballroom)

Chairpersons: A. El-Hiday (Qatar)                                                                                                       

10.10am to 10.30am A Vascular Prospective to Understanding Hypertension  H. El-Tamimi (Oman)
10.35am to 10.55am Are all sulphonylureas the same? Facts and Myths  M. Hassanein (UAE)
11 to 12pm Jumma Prayer Time (at Sheraton)
12pm to 1pm  Lunch
1pm to 1.25pm Opening Ceremony of the Conference
(Al-Majalis Ballroom)
Keynote Lecture (1) By President of the Mediterranean Association for the Study of Liver (MASL) (2.45pm to 3.15pm)
(Al-Majalis Ballroom)
Chairperson: N. Al-Dweik (Qatar)                                                                                                                              
1.30pm to 1.55pm Treatment of hepatitis C in 2016 and beyond A. Ascione (Italy)
1.55pm to 2pm Q & A  
Mini-Symposium (2): Scientific Advances in Medicine (2pm to 3.15pm)
(Al-Majalis Ballroom)
Chairpersons: M. Al-Saud (KSA), R. Mohammad (Qatar), T. Benomran (Qatar)
2pm to 2.20pm Using pluripotent stem cells for understanding and treatment of chronic diseases E. Abdelalem (Qatar)
2.25pm to 2.45pm Salt, blood pressure and cardiovascular disease S. Hunt (Qatar)
2.50pm to 3.10pm Advances in genetics of cardiomyopathy: The clinical implications W. Mckenna (Qatar)
Mini-Symposium (3): GIM Track: Old diseases, New Treatments: (2pm to 3.15pm)
HALL B (Al-Rayaan Ballroom)
Chairpersons: N. Amrani (Morocco), N. Shaath (Qatar), A. Afrah (Qatar)                                                             
2pm to 2.20pm The first seizure: Epilepsy or not epilepsy? T. Raza (UK)
2.25pm to 2.45pm Multiple Sclerosis: Are we close to cure? B. Turner (UK)
2.50pm to 3.10pm Inflammatory bowel disease: what clinicians need to know? A-M. Kassem (Egypt)
3.15pm to 3.30pm Prayer Time
Mini-Symposium (4): Acute Medicine Track: Update in Acute Medicine (3.30pm to 5.10pm)
(Al-Majalis Ballroom)
Chairpersons: I. Fawzy (Qatar), H. Al-Malki (Qatar), H. Abdulrahman (KSA),  M. Naeem (Qatar)                          
3.30pm to 3.50pm  Management of acute stroke                                                                                                  A. Shuaib (Qatar)
3.55pm to 4.15pm  Acute headache: what to do and when?                                                T. Raza (UK)
4.20pm to 4.40pm Management of encephalitis B. Turner (UK)
4.45pm to 5.05pm Prevention and management of Acute Kidney Injury in the hospital M. Asim (Qatar)
5.10pm to 5.30pm  Coffee Break, Prayer and Poster Viewing
Research Corner (2): Free Communications (Oral Presentations) (3.30pm to 5.10pm)
HALL B (Al-Rayaan Ballroom)
Chairpersons: D. Taichman (USA), A-M. Kassem (Egypt), S. Eid (USA), S. Taheri (Qatar), W. Ibrahim (Qatar)         
3.30pm to 3.40pm  OMV/PTV/RTV +/- ribavirin in genotype 4Hard To-Treat cohort:real life data from Qatar     M, Derbala, F. Sheble, A. Amer, K. Sultan, M. Elbadri, Y. Kamal, et al
3.42pm to 3.52pm Predicting mortality of patients with cirrhosis admitted to MICU: An experience of a single tertiary center in Qatar A-N. Elzouki, S. Suliman, R. Alhasan, A. Abdullah, M. Othman, A. Badi
3.54pm to 4.04pm  Bacterial infection among patients with liver cirrhosis receiving acid suppressive therapy in Qatar A-N. Elzouki, A. Abullah, F. Rasoul N. Nefati, M. Othman, A. Badi
4.06pm to 4.16pm  Prevalence of metallo-ß-lactamase NDM-1 OXA-23 carbenemase-producing Actinetobacter baumannii in Tripoli, Libya A. Zorgani, N. Abukhatwa, N. Elgre, N. Sufya, A. Besheen, O. Elahmer
4.18pm to 4.28pm  Streptococcus anginosus infections: Clinical and Bacteriologic characteristics A. Shaukat, H. Alsoub, M. Al-Maslamani
4.30pm to 4.40pm  Ethnic variation in acute cerebrovascular disease: disease: analysis from Qatar Stroke Registry   N. Akhtar, A. Salam, S. Kamran, P. Bourke, S. Joseph
4.42pm to 4.52pm  Diabetic ketoacidosis in pregnant women: causes and outcomes   K. Bagar, S. Lindow, B. Alowinati, A. Aboudi, H. Khaldi, A. Abusamra
4.54pm to 5.04pm Nutrition in hemodialysis patients from the DOPPS in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries F. Al-Ali, B. Bieber, R. Pisoni, H. Ezzat, et al on behalf of the GCC DOPPS Study Group
5.04pm to 5.10pm Q & A  
5.10pm to 5.30pm Coffee Break, Prayer and Poster Viewing
Plenary Lectures (1): (5.30pm to 6.00pm)
(Al-Majalis Ballroom)

Chairpersons: A. Abou Samra (Qatar)                                                                                                                                

5.30pm to 5.55pm  Treatment of osteoporosis: The evidence A. Jawad (UK)
Sponsored Symposium (2) (by Sanofi) (6pm to 6.30pm)
(Al-Majalis Ballroom)
A. Al-Ani (Qatar)
6pm to 6.25pm The new generation of basal insulin: addressing the unmet needs in diabetes management G. Bolli (Italy)
6.25pm to 6.30pm Q & A