Conference - Day 2 (Friday 13 October 2017)

(Best of ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2017)

Location: The Sheraton Hotel, Doha

(Al-Majalis Ballroom)





7am to 5.30pm 

 Conference Registration / Poster Viewing 

7am to 8am

 Breakfast will be served

8am to 8.25am

 Opening remarks

Prof. Jack Ende - President of ACP - (USA)

Prof. Abdel-Naser Elzouki - Chairman of the Conference (Qatar)

Prof. Abdul Badi AbouSamra - Chairman of Medicine Dept (Qatar)

Session (1): Update in Hepatology (8.30am to 9.30am)
 Chairperson: A-N Elzouki (Qatar), M. Derbala (Qatar)

HALL A (Al-Majalis Ballroom)

8.30am to 9.20am 

 Update in Hepatology

Clinical Update by a single expert in the field who will analyze the most recently published literature in the field including hepatitis C and B topics.                    

 Dr. Paul Pockros (US)

9.20am to 9.30am

 Q and A

Session (2) Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind  (9.30am to 11.10am)
 Chairpersons:  I. Khanjar (Qatar), N. Al- Dweik (Qatar), D. Deleu (Qatar)

HALL A (Al-Majalis Ballroom)

9.30am to 11am

Multiple Small Feedings of the Mind

A smaller number of faculty providing concise, evidence- based answers to specific, common, yet difficult patient management problems, with emphasis on complex or controversial issues faced by practicing internists. 

  • Anticoagulation
  • Gastroenterology
  • Headache

Prof.  Gerald Smetana (US)

Prof. Stephen Sisson (US)

11am to 11.10am

 Q and A

11.10am to 12pm

 Jumma Prayer Time (at the conference venue) 

12pm to 1pm 


 Session (3): Doctor's Dilemma  (1pm to 2.30pm)
 Moderator: Dr. Philip Masters (USA)
Judges: J Ende (USA), S. Sisson (USA

HALL A (Al-Majalis Ballroom)

1pm to 2.20pm

Doctor's Dilemma

A team-based competition involving answering questions related to internal medicine knowledge in a game format (5 teams competition)

2.20pm to 2.30pm

 Q and A

Session (4): Diagnostic Challenges (2.30pm to 3.30pm)
 Chairpersons: A. Al-Kather (Qatar), A. Rahil (Qatar)

HALL A (Al-Majalis Ballroom)

2.30pm to 3.30pm

Diagnostic Challenges:

An audience-participation-based session in which several unfolding, unknown diagnostic clinical cases are presented, led by a facilitator with active input from session participants.

 Prof. David Scrase (USA)

3.30pm to 3.55pm

 Prayer Time & Coffee Break 

Session (5): Doctor's Dilemma (4pm to 5.30pm)
 Chairperson: M. Eledresi (Qatar), M. Alkadi (Qatar), H. Alwahshi (Oman)

HALL B (Al-Rayaan Ballroom)

4pm to 5.30pm

Doctor's Dilemma

A review of 3 selected ACP Clinical Guidelines with a detailed description of the associated clinical issue, the evidence base, and rationale for the specific guideline recommendations, as well as discussion of the practical aspects of their clinical application.

  • Inpatient Glycemic Control
  • Screening, Monitoring, and Treatment of Stage 1-3 Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Evaluation of Patients With Suspected Acute Pulmonary Embolism


 Dr. Christine Laine (USA)