3rd Internal Medicine Update

March 5 - 7, 2020, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE


Dear Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in our third Internal Medicine Update. The event will be held on March 5-7, 2020 at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

Participants will hear from the experts on the recent advances in internal medicine in both outpatient medicine and acute care. An outstanding international faculty including the President of the Society of Hospital Medicine in the U.S. and local faculty from different medical specialties has been assembled to share their knowledge and experience. Lectures, workshops (including use of ultrasound) and discussions will focus on multidisciplinary approaches in Primary Care, Lifestyle Medicine, Inpatient and Acute Care (Hospital Medicine), as well as Subspecialty Care.

Hussein Saadi, MD, FACP, FACE
Chair, Medical Subspecialties Institute,
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic


Learning Objectives

  • Apply and integrate updated evidenced-based medical information and techniques to the clinical practice for best outcomes in the care of Internal Medicine patients
  • Enhance skills in diagnosing and managing common medical issues relating to the practice of internal medicine and medical subspecialties for best quality of care
  • Advance technical skills through integrated and interactive workshops of common outpatient and hospital procedures at the Multidisciplinary Simulation Center to provide state of the art care of patients

Target Audience

  • Physicians
    • Internists
    • Hospitalists
    • Medical Subspecialists
    • GPs
  • Medical Residents
  • Medical Students


Chris Frost

Benji Mathews

Ahmed Jameel
Saudi Arabia

Hamid Farooqi

Christos Dimopoulos


Thursday, March 5th, 2020

5:00 - 5:30 pm Registration
5:30 - 5:50 pm Welcome / opening talk Hussein Saadi, MD
6:00 - 6:30 pm Hospital Medicine and Population Health: how hospitalists play a vital role in the Population Health Christ Frost, MD
President, Society of Hospital Medicine
6:30 - 7:00 pm Leadership talk Jorge Guzman, MD
Chief of Staff, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
7:00 - 7:30 pm Physician wellbeing and Resilience, Revise of literature and interactive session Seher Ahmed, MD

Friday, March 6th, 2020

Respiratory 8:30 - 08:50 am Putting evidence into Practice , a case based approach to COPD Zaid Zoumot, MD
8:50 - 09:10 am Sleep Apnea Sobia Farooq, MD
9:10 - 9:30 am Newer biologic agents in Asthma: an update of guidelines in asthma Ali Wahla, MD
9:30 - 9:50 am Non Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation outside Intensive Care Unit Madhu Sasidhar, MD
9:50 - 10:00 am Q & A
10:00 - 10:15 am Coffee break
Keynote 10:15 - 10:45 am Improving Diagnosis - From Good to Great Benji K. Mathews, MD, FACP, SFHM IP
Palliative care / Geriatric 10:45 - 11:45 am Quick Geriatric assessment in the ambulatory setting Hanan Sheikh Ibrahim, MD
End of Life-Allowance of Natural Death Christos Dimopoulos, BM, DGM, FRCPS (Glasgow)
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Considerations on the Identification and Management of Patients at High Risk for Breast Cancer Stephen Grobmyer, MD
12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch and Prayer
Endocrine 01:30 - 01:50 pm The Impact of Technology in Diabetes Management: Where are we now and what does the future hold Hamed Farooqi, MD
1:50 - 2:10 pm Inpatient Management of diabetes Ahmed Jamil, MD
2:10 - 2:30 pm Hyperthyroidism Samer el Kaisi, MD
2:30 - 2:50 pm Calcium disorder Maguy Chiha, MD
2:50 - 3:00 pm Q & A
Keynote 3:00 - 3:30 pm Opioid Epidemic in the United States: overview and evolving best practices related to opioid prescribing and treatment of patients with Opioid Use Disorder Christ Frost, MD
3:30 - 3:45 pm Coffee break
3:45 - 4:15 pm Satellite symposium
Cardiovascular 4:15 - 4:35 pm Lipid Disorder Mahmoud Traina, MD
4:35 - 4:55 pm Update on Peripheral VD Faisal Hassan, MD
4:55 - 5:15 pm Anticoagulation in Inpatient Settings Mahmoud AlHawamdeh, MD
5:15 - 5:35 pm Inpatient stress testing Rumman Langah, MD
5:35 - 5:55 pm Q & A

Saturday, March 7th, 2020

8:30 - 9:00 am pre- op evaluation for hypertension Ahmed Jameel, MD
9:00 - 9:30 am Things We Do for No Reason Saaid Abdel-Ghani, MD
9:30 - 10:00 am Skin and soft tissue infections Mohamed Mooty, MD
10:00 - 10:30 am Indication and interpretation of common rheumatologist testing Rajaei Namas, MD
10:30 - 10:45 am Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:15 am Acute Kidney injury Nizar Attallah, MD
11:15 - 11:45 am Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Is it all about biologics? Aydamer al Rakawi, MD
11:45 am - 12:15 pm Colorectal polyps and understanding colonoscopy results: What you should know in 2020 Ammar Khair, MD
12:15 - 12:45 pm Delirium Ayesha Ahmed, MD
12:45 - 1:15 pm Neurologic Emergencies for Non neurologists Seby John, MD
1:15 pm Closing Remarks


Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, is a multispecialty hospital and academic medical center in the heart of the UAE capital. The 364-bed facility offers access to state-of the art complex and critical care services tailored to the specific needs of the regional population.


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