This field has progressed immensely throughout history, since the time of William Beaumont (1785-1853) who performed numerous experiments on the physiology of digestion. Beaumont elucidated the motility of the stomach and discovered the presence of hydrochloric acid in it. He documented his remarkable findings in his monumental book “The Physiology of Digestion”.
Later on, François Magendie (1783-1855) showed that food is first digested in the bowel and is then transported through the portal vein to the liver. Then, the father of modern physiology, Claude Bernard (1813-1878), achieved many breakthroughs prominent among which was the uncovering of the enzymatic functions of the liver and the pancreas. In more recent times, the discovery of Helicobacter pylori colonizing the gastric mucosa made headlines, while understanding the proton pump in the stomach yielded many highly effective medications such as proton pump inhibitors which are widely used around the world. In fact one of the winners of the previous Hamdan Awards was Professor John Forte who played an important role in the discovery of the proton pump.
This category of disorders featured early on in human history, with detailed accounts in ancient texts that belong to Chinese, Greek and Indian civilizations. In the first half of the twentieth century, considerable advances were made in the etiology and progression of colon cancer through the works of Aldred Scott Warthin and Cuthbert Duke. Since then, great strides have been made in the treatment of this malignancy, however, early detection still remains quite challenging.
Recent studies have identified promising targets for prevention and treatment of colon cancer, such as components of the TXA2 pathway and the GLI family of transcription factors. The findings of these studies have resulted in a number of candidate compounds that could be used for the effective treatment of colon cancer in the near future.
The importance of the liver as the "the seat of the nutritive or vegetative faculties" was suggested by Galen and adopted by most of the medical scientists that came after him during the Middle Ages. These views changed considerably in the 17th century thanks to the research performed by Thomas Bartholin and Thomas Glisson.
Liver disorders are extremely varied, but with the sharp increase in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes around the world, more and more researchers are focusing on glucose production in the liver. An outstanding discovery in this context was that of a communication system between adipose tissue and the liver. The latter system is the key to regulating the level of glucose in blood and has the significant potential of offering novel therapies for obesity and diabetes.
Historically, the pancreas received considerably less attention than other organs of the gastrointestinal tract because of its obscure anatomical position. In spite of this, the pancreas has been mentioned many a time in old scientific writings before Claude Bernard was able to uncover fundamental pancreatic physiology. Later on came the seminal works of many scientists, including Giovanni Morgagni who was the first to describe pancreatic cancer in 1761, and Scott Kern who unraveled the pancreatic cancer gene DPC4.
The pancreas has been long been ignored, however, diseases of the pancreas—including diabetes, pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer—cause significant human suffering and death.
We welcome you to the website of the 9th Dubai International Conference for Medical Sciences 2016 is scheduled to be held on 14 – 16 December, 2016 following the Award Ceremony. In this term of 2015-2016, the conference will focus on the selected subjects Gastroenterology, Liver Disorders, Colon Disorders and Pancreatic Diseases and the theme for this term is Gastroenterology.
This Conference is organized by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences and, in this conference, the winners and other scientific pioneers in the chosen field present their state of the art lectures. Every term, the topics as well as the speakers are selected from the same field of subjects to present their findings. The speakers are always selected from the top class scientists from the selected field of science.
The Pre-Conference Workshop on the first day i.e. Wednesday 14th December,2016 will be an interactive session in a classroom where the participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to the presenter around the topic presented. This workshop will have a maximum attendance of 60 participants. There will be a total of 11 different workshops divided in four sessions during each there workshop will be run in parallel. These workshops will be led by the international experts in the theme of the conference. The latest best practices and medical breakthroughs discussed will increase the participants’ awareness and encourage the adoption of the latest investigations and treatment protocols.
We expect an attendance of more than 500 participants. Online registration is available on this website.
We expect this Conference to provide you with the right platform to develop your professional expertise and to be a forum for exchange of knowledge. We also hope it will give you the opportunity to meet other professionals and develop relations with fellow colleagues.
09:45 am - 10:15 am
Clinical benefits of high definition colonoscopy with electronic chromoscopy (NBI,BLI,OE) on detection , characterization and endoscopic treatment of colonic polyps.
The Scientific Committee is delighted to invite submissions of abstracts for the Posters to be presented in the conference . The submissions are welcome for consideration as a poster presentation. A clear instruction is given including the eligibility, theme and how to submit with a template/format of the abstract.
Before you begin, please prepare the following information:
Non compliance with these guidelines will lead to rejection of the abstract.
The Scientific Committee will evaluate all presented posters and will recommend a prize for the single best poster in each of the categories.
Thank you for submitting abstracts for the posters.
Those who submitted will be intimated soon the status of their posters.