DUBAI, UAE, March 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Industry, the Emirates Gastroenterology & Hepatology Society annual conference (EGHC 2015) will be officially inaugurated by H.E. Eng. Essa Al Maidoor – Director General, Dubai Health Authority, on 02 ndApril 2015, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

According to Dr. Maryam Al Khatry – President of the Emirates Gastroenterology & Hepatology Society, EGHC continues to grow in terms of quality of its educational content and in terms of participation. Delegates representing over 30 different countries will participate at EGHC 2015, which indicates that the conference is not just an attraction for regional colleagues, but rather appeals to an even broader international audience.
“On behalf of my colleagues the members of the Emirates Gastroenterology & Hepatology Society, I would like to extend our sincere appreciation to His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Industry for his patronage and to the Dubai Health Authority and all our strategic partners for their continued support and endorsement of our efforts to bring timely medical education to the region in collaboration with world leading organisations.” Dr. Al Khatry said.
“We have, for the third year in a row, received the endorsement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and further extended international collaboration by receiving the endorsement of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, which is a vote of confidence in the quality of educational content provided at EGHC 2015 and its growing regional prominence.”
“A key feature of EGHC 2015 will be the Video Endoscopy Capsule workshop and an Advanced Diagnostics Endoscopy course on 01 stApril 2015, to be delivered by expert faculty from the World Endoscopy Organization.” “We have also expanded the Hands-on training program from two to six training stations,to cater for 300 physicians throughout the three days, which is due to the increasingly high demand from the participants for such training opportunities” she added.
Dr. Mohamed Al Zaabi – Chairperson of the Scientific Committee said: “EGHC 2015 will include important updates on the treatment and prevention of Gastroenterological diseases, including sessions on Acid related and functional disorders, IBD and other enteric diseases and Liver Problems among others.”
“The scientific program will feature the latest updates and research findings on the treatment of Hepatitis “C”, through a series of interactive presentations by a faculty of some of the most prominent experts” he said.
Live Endoscopy cases will be transmitted at the meeting hall from Rashid Hospital during the first two days, in addition to a dedicated nursing program on 04 thApril 2015″ he added.
Note to the Editor: 
The Emirates Gastroenterology & Hepatology Society (EGHS) envisions itself as an organization of Gastroenterologists imbued with a high level of ethical values and committed to the beneficial exchange of knowledge among the fraternity of gastrointestinal practitioners. It also aims to dedicate itself to the development of systems by means of which research into understanding, prevention and cure of digestive diseases may be facilitated.
From humble beginnings this forum has grown into one of the most active, professional medical societies in the UAE maintaining a high standard.
Currently, the society has around 160 active members from various specialties such as Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology, Pediatrics, Radiology, Pathology, General Medicine and Surgery.
The Society meets every month with a set agenda to ensure its members have an active schedule of events, seminars and forums covering clinical problems related to the specialty. There are ongoing plans to conduct epidemiological studies, clinical trials and basic research so as to have authentic data on the common and relevant clinical problems in the UAE.
SOURCE The Emirates Gastroenterology & Hepatology Society (EGHS)