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					                Excellence in
               Diabetes & Endocrinology-

                              2010
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  Cutting Edge Topics in Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology



                 Thursday 25h to Saturday 27th of November 2010
                               ??? Hotel, Abu Dhabi

                            15.0 CME Credit Hours

                            Symposium Conveners

                            Dr. Asma Deeb, MD FRCPCH
             Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist, Mafraq Hospital, UAE

                          Dr. Salem Beshyah, PhD FRCP
                   Consultant Endocrinologist. SKMC, Abu Dhabi

                 The program is unconditionally sponsored by



                                TBC
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                                    Managed by

            DiaEdu, P.O. Box 102 605, Dubai, UAE. Tel 00971 505582916

                                contact@diaedu.com
        Excellence in Diabetes & Endocrinology- 2010
                   Cutting Edge Topics in Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology


                                        Welcome Note


Dear Colleagues,

It gives us a great pleasure to invite you to this first meeting in the Excellence in
Diabetes and Endocrinology Series. We do hope that it is held annually from this year
onward. A wide spectrum of cutting edge topics in clinical endocrinology and diabetes will
be covered. We have chosen to include both issues of interest to those caring for patients in
pediatric and adult age groups. We feel that this may be particularly important in our region
where many of tradition adult physicians may find themselves involved in care of younger
patients and vice versa. In addition, having some basic knowledge of the current practices on
both sides of the fence (cut off age)is very essential for both pediatricians and adults
physicians. We hope that Excellence in Diabetes and Endocrinology should
enhance better chances for developing common understanding of how best execute a smooth
and seamless transition of care from pediatric to adult services.

We are pleased that we have secured participation of high caliber international, regional
and national speakers for our first Excellence in Diabetes and Endocrinology
episode. They will discuss cutting edge topics in the subject based on available evidence in
the literature and their own personal clinical experience. Adequate time will be allowed for
discussion either immediately after the speaking time or as a panel discussion as deemed
appropriate depending on the nature of the mix of subjects within a session.

A total of annually recurring 15 CME hours have been credited to Excellence in
Diabetes and Endocrinology. The contributions were arranged as state of the art,
special or occasional lectures, sponsored symposia and main sessions of presentations
grouped on basis of the specialty, age groups or a concept.

We would like to acknowledge the unrestricted educational sponsorship provided by the
sponsors of this first Excellence in Diabetes and Endocrinology supporting the
logistic of holding the meeting and Christel Have of Diaedu.

We hope that we all have interesting educational experience during Excellence in
Diabetes and Endocrinology 2010.



                                            The Organizers
        Excellence in Diabetes & Endocrinology- 2010
                   Cutting Edge Topics in Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology

                                     Program Highlights

Educational Objectives:
At the end of the program, the attendees would have received a comprehensive
review of hot topics in clinical diabetes care and clinical endocrinology specifically,
they would:

1. understand the magnitude of the problem and pathophysiological basis of
diabetes and risk factors and the rationale for its management in different age groups.

2. be able to assess patients with common clinical endocrine problems and recognize
less common but important ones.

3. develop an understanding of the role of inter-disciplinary management of various
endocrine problems needing surgery, during pregnancy and when maturing into the
adult age group.

Target audience:

Endocrinologists, Diabetologists, General Internal Physicians, Pediatricians, Primary
Care Doctors, Clinical Pharmacists, Senior nurses, Pharmacists and Dietitians.

CME/CPD Accreditation:

This event is an accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the
Maintenance of certification program of the RCPSC, approved by the SKMC CME
Committee, Abu Dhabi, UAE for 15 CME Credits for the target groups above. To
comply with HAAD CME/CPD regulations, the register will be removed at the start of
the programme and certificates of attendance will only be provided to those who
attend the complete programme.

Booking:

Pre-registration is required: Bookings can be made with

The "Early Bird" Registration fee is AED 300 for non-doctors and AED 400 for doctors till
15th November 2010. Late and onsite registration (if spaces are still available) will be
charged at higher rates of AED 400 and 500 respectively. The registration fees will
cover tuition, symposium literature, certificate of attendance, lunch and
coffee/refreshments breaks.
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                  Excellence in
                  Diabetes & Endocrinology-
                                   2010
_____________________________________________________________________________
  Cutting Edge Topics in Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology
                Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th November 2010,
                             ?? Hotel, Abu Dhabi.

                                 15 CME Credit Hours

                                   FINAL PROGRAM

DAY 1. Thursday 25th November 2010

Session 1. Symposium I.                                                CME 1.5
             Chairperson: Dr. Asma Deeb
             Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist, Mafraq Hospital.

19:00-19:30 Registration and Welcome drinks

19:30-19:45 Chairperson’s Introduction

19:45-20:45 Guest Lecture: Treatment of Growth Failure with rhIGF-I in the Context
            of the Continuum of GH-IGF-I Axis Defects.
            Professor Martin O Savage MA MD FRCP FRCPCH
            Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Department of Endocrinology,
            William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and the Royal London School of
            Medicine & Dentistry, London,

20:45-21:00 Discussion

21:00-22:00 Dinner
DAY 2. Friday 26th November 2010

8:00 – 9:00 Registration and Coffee

9:00-11:00 Session 2. Current Issues in Diabetes                                         CME=2.0

Chairpersons: Dr. Saadi Jader (Fujairah) and Dr. Amine Rakab (Mafraq).
9:00-9:20   Epidemiology of Diabetes in UAE and Gulf
            An overview of the size the problem of diabetes and risk factors in the UAE
            and the gulf region.
            Dr. Khaled Al-Jaberi, MD FACP FACE, Consultant Endocrinologist, Mafraq
9:20-9:30   Discussion
9:30-9:50   Update on Diagnosis and Screening for Diabetes 2010
            An appraisal of the current recommendations and their evidence basis for
            diagnosis, classification and screening for diabetes for early identification of
            the problem to optimize outcome.
            Dr. Ahmed Hassoun, MD FACP FACE, Consultant Diabetologist, Joslins
            Diabetes Center, DHC, Dubai
9:50-10:00 Discussion
10:00-10:20 Lifestyle Modification for Diabetes: The Principles and Practicalities.
            An overview of the evidence basis of the place of life style modification for
            diabetes control and risk factor modification and the practical advice that
            should reach the patient.
            Professor Hussein F Saadi, MD FACP FACE, Professor of Medicine, UAEU,
10:20-10:30 Discussion
10:30-10:55 The Individualized Medical Management of Type 2 Diabetes
            An overview of the practical implementation of current good practice
            guidelines for type 2 diabetes on individualized basis.
            Dr. Ali B Khalil, MD FACP FACE FRCPC, Consultant Endocrinologist, SKMC
10:55-11:00 Discussion

11:00-11:45 Session 3. SPECIAL LECTURE                                       CME 0.75
Chairperson: Dr. Mohamed Al-Maatouq (KSA)
11:00-11:35 The Role of DDP-IV Inhibition In the Management of Diabetes: An
            Overview of the Long and Short Term Effects.
            An overview of the short and long term data on safety and efficacy of incretin
            enhancing therapy in the management of type 2 diabetes
            Dr. Tarek Fiad, MD FRCPI FRCP Consultant Endocrinologist, SKMC

11:35-11:45 Discussion.
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11:45-13:45 Extended Break for Friday Prayers and Lunch.
        Transport will be arranged at 11:50 to a nearby Mosque.
        Lunch is provided from 12:00
        Reconvening for 14:00 starting of the next session will be greatly appreciated.
13:45-14:30 Session 4. “STATE OF THE ART LECTURE”                         CME=0.75
Chairperson: Dr. Ian Jefferson (SKMC)
13:45-14:25 Growth Hormone Therapy for Non Growth Hormone Deficiency
            Disorders.
            Professor Martin O Savage MA MD FRCP FRCPCH
            Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist, Department of Endocrinology,
            William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and the Royal London School of
            Medicine & Dentistry, London,
14:25-14:30 Discussion

14:30-16:00 Session 5. “PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY 2010”                      CME=1.5
Chairpersons: Dr. Ashraf Al-Ghoul (Mafraq) and Dr. Abdelrab Hussain (Mafraq)

14:30-14:55 Calcium and Vitamin D Disorders in Children: Recognition and
            Management.
            An overview of the clinical and biochemical diagnostic approach and
            management of acquired and hereditary metabolic bone disorders in
            childhood and adolescence
            Dr. Jamal Al Jubeh, MD FACE, Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist, SKMC
14:55-15:00 Discussion
15:00-15:25 Adrenal Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence: A Clinical Review
            An overview of the clinical and biochemical spectrum of adrenal diseases and
            their timely recognition and management in childhood and adolescence.
            Dr. Ian Jefferson. MD FRCPCH, Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist, SKMC
15:25-15:30 Discussion
15:30-15:55 Genital Surgery in Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: An Overview of
            Approaches and Outcomes.
            An Overview of the Indications, Techniques and Outcomes of Various Genital
            Corrective Surgery for CAH made simple for non-surgeons.
            Dr. Sleiman Gebran, MD, Consultant Pediatric Surgeon, Mafraq Hospital
15:55-16:00 Discussion

16:00-16:30 Tea Break and Networking.

16:45-18:15 Session 6. “CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY I”                          CME=1.5
Chairpersons: Dr. Ali Bakir (ICLDC) and Dr. Mohamed Badsha (Mafraq)
16:45-17:10 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Reproductive and Metabolic Aspects
            An overview of the contemporary views on the reproductive and metabolic
            aspects of polycystic ovary disease and itc comprehensive management.
            Dr. Huda Ezzeddin Mustafa, MSc MRCP(UK) MRCP(DM&End), Specialist
            in Endocrinology, SKMC
17:10-17:15 Discussion
17:15-17:40 Evidence Based Management of Osteoporosis
            An evidence based discussion of the management options for osteporosis of
            various types, sites and severity incorporating the contemporary international
            guidelines.
            Dr. Pierre Najm, MD, Consultant Endocrinologist, ICLDC
17:40-17:45 Discussion
17:30-17:50 Subclinical Thyroid disease: Treating the Patients of the Blood Results.
            An illustrated discussion of the evaluation of incidentally found abnormalities
            of thyroid function test in asymptomatic patients, their health implications
            and rational management.
            Dr. Mahmoud Benbarka, MD FACP FACE, Consultant Endocrinologist, and
            Head Division, SKMC
17:50-18:00 Interactive Cases and Discussion

18:00-19:00 Break for Maghreb Prayers and Tea/Refreshments

19:00-20:00 Session 7. Symposium II                                            CME 1.00
Chairperson: Dr. Salem Beshyah (SKMC)
19:00-19:45 Incretin Mimetics in Diabetes: Pathophysiology, The Efficacy and
            Safety in Trials and Clinical Practice.
            An overview of the tial data and clinical experience of incretin mimetic
            therapy to illustrate their place in the modern management of type 2 diabetes
            Professor Jiten Vora (Liverpool, UK).
19:45-20:00 Discussion

20:00-21:30          Dinner


DAY 3 SATURDAY 27th November 2010

8:00-8:30     Registration and Morning Coffee

8:30-10:00 Session 8. “CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY II”                          CME=1.5
Chairperson: Dr. Bachar Afandi (Tawam) and Dr. Wiam Hussein (Bahrain)
8:30-8:55    Contemporary Management of Prolactinomas
             An overview of the “best practice” in management of micro and
             macroprolactinomas with special focus on
             Dr. Iyad Alkasseri, MD Consultant Endocrinologist, Dubai.
8:55-9:00    Discussion

9:00-9:25     Acromegaly 2010: A Clinical Review.
              An update on suspecting and confirming the diagnosis and long term
              management of growth hormone excess in adults.
              Dr Ali Khalil, MD FACP FACE FRCPC, Consultant Endocrinologist, SKMC

9:25-9:30     Discussion
9:30-9:55     Cushing’s Disease in Young People: Special Management Challenges
              and Outcome.
              Professor Martin O Savage MA MD FRCP FRCPCH (London, UK)
9:55-10:00    Discussion

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break and Networking

10:30-11:15 Session 9. “OCCASIONAL LECTURE”                                    CME=0.75
Chairperson:Dr. Mahmoud Benbarka (SKMC)
10:30-11:10 Endocrine Replacement Therapy for Hypopituitary Adults: How Well
            Do We Do It?
            A comprehensive review of the clinical aspects, long term implication for
            health and quality of life of pituitary hormone deficiencies and an appraisal of
            the current versus the ideal management practices.
            Professor Ibrahim Sherif, MB FRCPEd. Professor of Medicine and
            Consultant Endocrinologist, Libyan Board for Medical Specialties (Libya).
11:10-11:15 Discussion

11:15-12:15 Session 10. Symposium III                                        CME 1.0
Chairperson: Dr. Abdulla Al Junaibi (ZMH)
11:15-12:00 Recent Advances in Insulin Therapy: Improving Efficacy and
            Enhancing Safety !
            An overview of the recent advances in insulin therapy that have safely
            enhanced modern management of diabetes
            Dr. Waleed Aldahi, MD, FRCPC, Consultant Endocrinologist, Kuwait
12:00-12:15 Discussion

12:15-13:15 Break for Dhuhor Prayers and Lunch

13:15-14:00 Session 11. “SPECIAL LECTURE”                                    CME=0.75
            Chairperson: Dr. Jumaa Al-Kaabi, (Tawam)
13:15-13:45 Diabetes Control and Complications – The 2010 Edition
            An overview of the current opinion on the relationship between timing and
            extent of good glycaemic control to both macro and microvscular
            complications.
            Professor Jiten Vora, Professor of Medicine and Consultant
            Endocrinologist (Liverpool, UK)
13:45-14:00 Discussion

14:00-15:20 Session 12. DIABETES IN YOUNG PEOPLE 2010                          CME=1.25
              Chairperson: Dr. Anwar Sallam (Mafraq) and Dr Ghada Abdu-Elhag (Duabai)

14:00-14:20 Pitfalls in Diagnosis and Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in
            Children.
              A review of the timely diagnosis and effective management of this serious and
              life threatening complication of diabetes in children.
              Dr. Walid Kaplan, MD FACE, Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist, (USA)

14:20-14:40 Type 2 Diabetes in Young People.
            A review of the recognition, investigation and clinical management of the
            increasing problem of type 2 diabetes in young patients.
            Dr. Elham Al Ameri, MD FACE, Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist,
            (Sharja)
14:40-15:00 Neonatal Diabetes
            A review of the diagnosis classification, management and outcome of this
            interesting entity.
            Dr. Asma Deeb, MD FRCPCH Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist,
            (Mafraq)

15:00-15:15 Panel Discussion

15:15-15:45 Tea Break and Networking

15:45-17:00 Session 13. “INTER-DISCIPLINARY ENDOCRINOLOGY”                    CME=1.25
            Chairpersons: Dr. Ali Khalil and Dr. Hassan Mundi

15:45-16:05 Management of Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders During Pregnancy:
            An Obstetric Physician’s Perspective.
            A general overview of the management of endocrine and metabolic problems
            as seen from the point of a view of a very busy obstetric physician.
            Dr. Bashir Salih, MD, Corniche Hospital, Abu Dhabi.
16:05-16:25 Effective Transfer of Care for Pediatric Endocrine Patients to
            Adult Clinics: GHD as an Example..
            A discussion of the theory, models and practicalities of pediatic adult clinic
            transfer aiming for a smooth and seamless transfer and hand over of care
            from pediatric clinics to adult patients at individualized age.
            Dr. Mohamed Al Abiari, MD, Consultant Pediatrician
16:25-16:45 The Adult Turner: Reproductive, Cardiovascular and Metabolic
            Perspectives.
            A clinical review of the reproductive, cardiovascular and metabolic concerns
            that may affect younger and older adults with Turners syndrome and their
            optimal clinical management.
            Dr. Abdelrazzag A Madani, MD, Consultant Endocrinologist and CEO,
            Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE.
16:45-17:00 Panel Discussion

17:00-        CLOSE
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