ABU DHABI, UAE, November 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Under the patronage of the Ministry of Health and Prevention - United Arab Emirates, The Emirates Gastroenterology & Hepatology Society (EGHS) has joint forces for the first time in the history of the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO), to jointly co-organise "Gastro 2016."
1,500 delegates from 80 countries will convene in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre for 3 days from 17th to 19th November 2016 at the largest International Conference on Gastroenterology and Hepatology to ever take place in the region.
Commenting on Gastro 2016, Dr. Yousif Al Serkal - Assistant Undersecretary for Hospitals Sector, UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention said: "I would like to use the opportunity of such eminent gathering of luminary experts and world leading minds in the fields of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, to re-emphasis the importance of combined efforts; by health authorities, organizations, research and education institutes; on an international scale, to combat the ever growing healthcare challenges facing our world today."
Dr. Maryam Al Khatry - President of EGHS said: "I would like to extend our deepest appreciation to HE Abdel Rahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention for his continued support and to thank our WGO / EGHS colleagues and strategic partners for their efforts and support in bringing timely scientific knowledge and medical education to the region."
"Gastro 2016 includes an outstanding lineup of key note lectures by 53 imminent world experts from 20 countries and a rich educational program with 327 oral and poster presentations showcasing research findings from 60 countries. We are also organizing live transmission sessions of endoscopy cases from Rashid Hospital, as well as the highly in demand "Hands-on Training" program with the capacity to cater for training over 600 physicians throughout the three days," she added.
Prof. David Bjorkman's - WGO President said, "Gastro 2016 is already a remarkable success. We are keenly aware of the time and effort that has gone into this ambitious endeavor. The Scientific Program is superb offering content that addresses regional health issues as well as providing insights from a global perspective, all delivered by a world class faculty with representatives from the Middle East and around the world."
"Following the international conference here in Abu Dhabi, the EGHS and WGO will also jointly convene a "Train the Trainers" workshop in Ras Al-Khaimah, bringing together educators from around the world, all with a desire to enhance their teaching skills and network with one another," he added.
Gastro 2016 is supported by the Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, the UAE Ministry
of Health and Prevention as well as all the leading health care entities in the UAE.
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.
The World Gastroenterology Organization is a global organization committed to bringing education, training and advocacy to low resource and underserved regions of the world. WGO is able to achieve its mission and objectives through close partnership with and through the commitment and efforts of its 111 member societies worldwide and 4 regional affiliate associations in Africa-Middle East, Asia Pacific, the Americas and Europe, who overall represent more than 50,000 gastroenterologists and other healthcare providers in related fields.
SOURCE The Emirates Gastroenterology & Hepatology Society (EGHS)