Dr. Yogesh Shastri

Scientific Committee Chairman
and HOD Gastroenterology
NMC Specialty Hospital, Abu Dhabi

Dear Colleagues,

With great pleasure I would like to announce that we will be conducting the "6th edition of NMC’s Annual International Therapeutic Endoscopy Conference" on 17th & 18th December – 2020 at Abu Dhabi. This year our Conference will be in the online format.

This year it gives us the opportunity to rope in the best of the experts in Gastroenterology from all over the world (from USA, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, and India) along with local faculties from UAE and MENA region.

As you may recall, last year’s conference was conducted in the InterContinental Abu Dhabi as was attended by over 400 doctors including gastroenterologist, surgeons, internal medicine, general practitioners as well as endoscopy technicians.

The highlights of this year’s conference will be “LIVE TRANSMISSION" from two of the premier Gastroenterology Institute in the World, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and SL Raheja Hospital, Mumbai.

The conference will bring together the foremost thought leaders and experts from the UAE in Gastroenterology including Radiologist, pathologist, Oncologist, Surgeons, Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopy and related specialties from the UAE, the region and all over the world to present data on multiple topics, including therapeutic GI Endoscopy, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography (ERCP) and Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) amongst others.



Time Topic Speaker
06:00 PM - 06:05 PM Welcome Address
Dr. Yogesh Shastri

HOD Gastroenterology, NMC Specialty Hospital, Abu Dhabi

06:05 PM - 06:50 PM Basic Radial EUS
Dr. Sundeep Lakhtakia

Director - Endoscopy & EUS

Asian Institute of Gastroenterology – India

06:50 PM - 07:40 PM Basic Linear EUS
Dr. Vinay Dhir

Consultant Gastroenterology, SL Raheja Hospital, India

07:40 PM - 08:30 PM Technique of FNB
Dr. Anthony Teoh

Deputy Director of Endoscopy & Associate Professor

The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Hong Kong


Time Topic Speaker
08:00 AM - 08:25 AM Third Space Endoscopy
Dr. Mouen Khashab

Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy & Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital - USA

08:25 AM - 08:50 AM Artificial Intelligence Diagnosis in Endoscopy & its Impact on Cancer Management
Professor Prateek Sharma

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Motility, University of Kansas Medical Center - USA

08:50 AM - 09:15 AM EUS FNA vs FNB - What to do when?
Dr. Shyam Varadrajulu

Consultant Gastroenterology, Florida Hospital - USA

09:15 AM - 09:40 AM Endoscopic resection in lower GI Tract
Dr. Amol Bapaye

Consultant Gastroenterology, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital - India

09:40 AM - 09:55 AM KeyNote Address
Michael Davis

Chief Executive Officer, NMC Healthcare - UAE

09:55 AM to 10.00 AM Break
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Interesting Cases - Panel Discussion
Dr. Yogesh Shastri

HOD Gastroenterology, NMC Speciality Hospital, Abu Dhabi - UAE

10:30 AM - 10:55 AM Future of Endoscopy in the Next 20 Years!
Dr. Nageshwar Reddy

Chairman of Asian Institute of Gastroenterology - India

10:55 AM - 11:20 AM Pancreatic Tumor & Cyst Ablation
Professor Dong Wan Seo

Chairman Department of Gastroenterology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan Medical College - South Korea

11:20 AM - 11:55 AM LAMS in Therapeutic Endoscopy
Professor Takao Itoi

Chair of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Tokyo Medical University - Japan.

11:55 AM - 12:20 PM Robotics in Endoscopy - How Far Still?
Professor Lawrence Ho Khek-Yu

Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore - Singapore

12.20 PM to 13.35 PM Prayers & Lunch Break
13:35 PM - 14:00 PM Cholangioscopy
Professor Rungsun Rerknimitr

Department of Medicine Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

14:00 PM - 15:30 PM Under the Leadership of Dr. Anthony Teoh Yuen Bun, Consultant Gastroenterology
LIVE Transmission from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
15:30 PM - 17:00 PM Under the Leadership of Dr. Vinay Dhir, Consultant Gastroenterology
LIVE Transmission from SL Raheja Hospital, India
17:00 PM Closing