Program at A Glance

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

TIME (+4 GMT) ACTIVITY SPEAKER
17:00 – 18:45 Session 1: Conference Opening
17:00 - 17:30 Welcome Address Hussein Saadi, MD
17:30 - 18:00 Hospital Medicine and Population Health: how hospitalists play a vital role in the Population Health Chris Frost, MD
18:00 - 18:15 Leadership talk Jorge Guzman, MD
18:15 - 18:30 Q & A
18:30 - 19:00 Session Break for Networking & Sponsored Activities
19:00 - 19:30 Session Break for Networking & Sponsored Activities
19:30 – 20:45 Session 2: COVID-19
19:30 - 19:40 Diagnosis Adnan Alatoom, MD
19:40 - 19:50 Treatment options Ahmad Nusair, MD
19:50 - 20:00 Neurological John Seby, MD
20:00 - 20:10 ICU Management Fadi Hamed, MD
20:10 - 20:20 Leading organizations during turbulent times: experience from the COVID pandemic Madhu Sasidhar, MD
20:20 - 20:30 Impact of covid19 on mental health Samer Makhoul - ACNP
20:30 - 20:45 Q & A

Friday, November 20th, 2020

TIME (+4 GMT) ACTIVITY SPEAKER
16:00 – 16:30 Keynote Lecture
The Doctor will See you Now: Virtual Care in the time of a Pandemic
Benji K. Mathews, MD, FACP, SFHM IP
16:30 - 17:30 Session 3: Respiratory
16:30 - 16:50 Putting evidence into Practice , a case based approach to COPD Zaid Zoumot, MD
16:50 - 17:05 Sleep Apnea Sobia Farooq, MD
17:05 - 17:20 Recent developments in the use of biologic agents targeting key cytokines in severe asthma Mohamed Abuzakouk, MD
17:20 - 17:30 Q & A
17:30 - 18:00 Session Break for Networking & Sponsored Activities
18:00 - 18:45 Session 4: Geriatric and End of Life Care
18:00 - 18:15 Quick Geriatric assessment in the ambulatory setting Mujtaba Ali, MD
18:15 - 18:30 End of Life-Allowance of Natural Death Christos Dimopoulos, BM, DGM, FRCPS (Glasgow)
18:30 - 18:40 Delirium Ayesha Ahmed, MD
18:40 - 18:45 Q & A
18:45 - 19:45 Session Break for Networking & Sponsored Activities
19:45 - 21:00 Session 5: Endocrinology
19:45 - 20:00 The Impact of Technology in Diabetes Management: Where are we now and what does the future hold Hamid Farooqi, MD
20:00 - 20:15 Inpatient Management of diabetes Hammad Hussain, MD
20:15 - 20:30 Hyperthyroidism Samer El-Kaissi, MD
20:30 - 20:45 IM fasting not just another FAD diet Ronney Shantouf, MD
20:45 - 21:00 Q & A
21:00 - 21:30 Session Break for Networking & Sponsored Activities
21:30 - 22:10 Keynote Lecture
21:30 - 22:10 Opioid Epidemic in the United States: overview and evolving best practices related to opioid prescribing and treatment of patients with Opioid Use Disorder Chris Frost, MD

Saturday, November 21st, 2020

TIME (+4 GMT) ACTIVITY SPEAKER
16:00 - 16:30 Keynote Lecture
16:00 - 16:30 Considerations on the Identification and Management of Patients at High Risk for Breast Cancer Stephen Grobmyer, MD
16:30 - 17:00 Session Break for Networking & Sponsored Activities
17:00 - 18:15 Session 6: Cardiovascular Risk Evaluation
17:00 - 17:15 Lipid Disorder Mahmoud Traina, MD
17:15 - 17:30 Update on Peripheral Vascular Disease Faisal Hassan, MD
17:30 - 17:45 Anticoagulation in Inpatient Settings Mahmoud AlHawamdeh, MD
17:45 - 18:00 Cardiac stress testing Rumman Langah, MD
18:00 - 18:15 Q & A
18:15 - 18:45 Session Break for Networking & Sponsored Activities
18:45 - 20:00 Session 7: Pre-Op Evaluation, Skin and Rheumatologic Updates
18:45 - 19:00 Pre- op evaluation Silvia Mulero, MD
19:00 - 19:15 Things We Do for No Reason Saaid AbdelGhani, MD
19:15 - 19:30 Skin and soft tissue infections Mohamed Mooty, MD
19:30 - 19:45 Indication and interpretation of common rheumatologist testing Rajaie Namas, MD
19:45 - 20:00 Q & A
20:00 - 20:30 Session Break for Networking & Sponsored Activities
20:30 - 21:45 Session 8: Gastroenterology
20:30 - 20:45 Enteral Nutrition Abdulla Shatnawi, MD
20:45 - 21:00 Inflammatory Bowel Disease at CCAD Zaher Koutoubi, MD
21:00 - 21:15 Colorectal polyps and understanding colonoscopy results: What you should know in 2020 Ammar Khair, MD
21:15 - 21:30 Indications for Liver Transplantation in 2020: What the Internist needs to know Shiva Kumar, MD
21:30 - 21:45 Q & A
21:45 - 22:15 Session Break for Networking & Sponsored Activities
22:15 - 22:30 Session 9: Conference Closing
22:15 - 22:30 Closing Remarks Hussein Saadi, MD