Pre-Conference Workshops – 25th January 2024

Time 04.30 PM to 07.30 PM
Time Al Noor 1 Al Noor 2
4.30 PM – 5.15 PM Ventilation in Newborn: Clinical Scenarios
Dr. Ahmad Dana (AQWCH)
Diagnosis & Management of Short stature in children: Clinical Scenarios
Dr. Nandu Thalange (Al Jalila H.)
5.15 PM – 6.00 PM Difficult Pediatric Asthma: When to step up treatment and when to explore?
Dr. Sufian Ghdifan (UHS)
Cardiac disorders in Newborn: Clinical Scenarios
Dr. Mahmoud Alsoufi (Al Jalila H.)
6.00 PM – 6.45 PM Common GIUT Problems in Pediatric Practice: Clinical Scenarios
Dr. Mohamad Miqdady (SKMC)
Approach to child with abnormal movements: Clinical Scenarios
Dr. Mohammed Mekki (UHS)
6.45 PM – 7.30 PM Monitoring of blood glucose in diabetes: Methods, benefits, clinical Scenarios
Dr. Naguib Abdel Reheim Mrs. Tojan Adel Mahmoud Hassan
Common dermatological disorders in Pediatrics; Clinical Scenarios.
Dr. Muawia Aloliwi (SGH)
Closing Remarks 07.30 PM
Day 1: Friday 26th January 2024

  • 8.00 AM to 8.40 AM : Registration
  • 8.40 AM to 8.50 AM : Welcome speech: Prof. Hakam Yaseen
1st Session
Chairpersons: Dr. Rafia Owera | Dr. Sohrab N. Tomaraei
Time Subject Speaker
08:50 AM – 09:15 AM Updated Childhood Asma Guidelines Prof. Simon Dawn, USA
09:15 AM – 09:40 AM Ear anomalies: strategies for early management including non-surgical modalities Dr. Derek Mendonca (Al Jalila H.)
09:40 AM – 10:05 AM Childhood Obesity: Update on clinical approach and management Dr. Naguib Abdel Reheim (UHS)
10:05 AM – 10:13 AM Carbonyl iron, immunity and infection: overview Prof. Walid Abu Hammour (Al Jalila H.)
10:30 AM – 10:40 AM Panel Discussion
10:40 AM – 10:50 AM Coffee Break

2nd Session
Chairpersons: Dr. Mona Khalaf | Dr. Zahreddin Abusala
Time Subject Speaker
10:50 – 11:15 Optimization of surfactant therapy for preterm and Term babies Prof. Daniele De Luca (France)
11:15 – 11:40 Does Blood transfusion Increase the Risk ofNEC? Prof. Hakam Yaseen (UHS)
11:40 AM – 12:05 AM Clinical Guidelines for Management of the Late Preterm Infant Prof. Lucky Jain (USA)
12:05 AM – 12:30 AM Prevenar 13 legacy and Impact Dr. Manaf Shaker Kadori
12:30 AM – 12:45 PM Panel Discussion
12:45 PM – 02:30 PM Friday Prayer and Lunch break

3rd Session
Chairpersons: Dr. Hanan Sharif | Dr. Wafaa Faysal
Time Subject Speaker
02.30 PM – 02.55 PM Ophthalmology clinical scenarios in pediatric patients Dr. Darakhshanda Khurram (Moorfield H.)
02.55 PM – 03.20 PM Update on Clostrodioides Difficile infection in pediatric group: Should we treat or not? Dr. Dalia Belsha (American H.)
03.20 PM – 03.45 PM Chronic/Prolonged Cough: Clinical Approach and Management Prof. Simon Dawn, USA
03.45 PM – 03.55 PM Panel Discussion
03.55 PM – 04.05 PM Coffee Break

4th Session
Chairpersons: Dr. Mohamed Sulaiman | Dr. Mahmoud El Halik
Time Subject Speaker
04.05 PM – 04.30 PM What is new in Neonatal pulmonary Hypertension? Dr. Junaid Khan, (Sh Shakhboot H.)
04.30 PM – 04.55 PM Early and post discharge nutrition for VLBW infants Dr. Hesham Tawakol (Al Corniche H.)
04.55 PM – 05.20 PM Update on Lung protection in preterm infants Prof. Daniele De Luca (France)
05.20 PM – 06.30 PM Panel Discussion
06.30 PM Sponsor Appreciation & Closing Remarks

Day 2: Saturday 27th January 2024
  • 8.00 AM to 8.40 AM : Registration
  • 8.40 AM to 8.50 AM : Welcome Speech: Prof. Hakam Yaseen
5th Session
Chairpersons: Dr. Monika Kaushal | Dr. Amna Al Zaabi
Time Subject Speaker
8.50 AM – 9.15 AM Management of Congenital Anomalies of the Lung Prof. Lucky Jain, (USA)
9.15 AM – 9.40 AM Genetic therapy for Neonatal diseases, is it ready for prime time? Dr. Aiman Rahmani (Tawam H.)
9.40 AM – 10.05 AM Apnea and Intermittent Hypoxia: Problem or Nuisance? Prof. Eric C. Eichenwald, (USA)
10.05 AM – 10.30 AM Symposium (25 Minutes)
10.30 AM – 10.40 AM Panel Discussion
10.40 AM – 10.50 AM Coffee Break

6th Session
Chairpersons: Dr. Olfat AL Zaabi | Dr. Yousef Basma
Time Subject Speaker
10.50 AM – 11.15 AM Advances in the management of food allergy Prof. Adam Fox, (UK)
11.15 AM – 11.40 AM Update on Pediatric dermatology emergencies? Dr. Shaden Abdelhadi (SKMC, Abu Dhabi)
11.40 AM – 12.05 AM Septic shock in PICU : clinical approach and management update Dr. AnasAlwogud Ahmed (AQWCH)
12.05 AM – 12.30 AM RSV Burden & The new direction in RSV / Symposium Sanof Dr. Mohammed Yasir Al-Hindi (KSA)
12.30 AM – 12.40 AM Panel Discussion
12.40 AM – 01.00 PM Genpharma Symposium: AADC Deficiency: a treatable cerebral palsy mimicker Dr. Mohamed Babiker
01.00 PM – 02.00 PM Prayer and Coffee Break

7th Session
Chairpersons: Dr. Anwar Khan | Dr. Isam Saad
Time Subject Speaker
02.00 PM – 02.25 PM Neonatal and post-Neonatal management of SGA Infants Dr. Fares Chedid (Kanad H.)
02.25 PM – 02.55 PM Quality improvement and Safety in NICU, how it can make the difference? Dr. Khaled El Atawi (Latifa H.)
02.55 PM – 03.25 PM Symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux in the preterm infant: Fantasy or Real? Prof. Eric C. Eichenwald (USA)
03.25 PM – 03.30 PM Panel Discussion
03.30 PM – 03.40 PM Coffee Break

8th Session
Chairpersons: Dr. Mamdouh Swilem | Dr. Sherif Mosaad
Time Subject Speaker
03.40 PM – 04.05 PM Childhood Rickets: Update on clinical approach & Management Prof. Zulf Mughal (UK)
04.05 PM – 04.30 PM When a `seizure` is not a seizure: cases illustration Dr. Mohamed Babiker (Al Jalila H.)
04.30 PM – 04.55 PM Reducing the risk of fatal/serious food allergic reactions Prof. Adam Fox (UK)
04.55 PM – 05.00 PM Panel Discussion
05.00 PM Closing Remarks