2nd Annual Dubai International Conference on Infectious Diseases and Vaccination

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The Dubai International Conference on Infectious Diseases and Vaccination, taking place on 11-13 May in Dubai, UAE, provides three days of robust discussions on the most effective strategies related to diagnosis, prevention and

management of common infectious diseases as well as explores new ideas and concepts related to vaccinations and infection control. Regional and international experts will gather along with the policy makers to discuss crucial topics in the field of infectious diseases, vaccination, microbiology and infection control.

The meeting will encompass a rich programme of interactive sessions that will discuss exciting topics such as new vaccines, HIV, TB, antimicrobial stewardship, infectious diseases in the ICU, emerging epidemics, viral hepatitis management and lots of other hot topics through interactive presentations, panel discussions, real clinical cases scenarios and practical workshops.

Who should attend?


Physicians and other healthcare professionals and policy makers

from the following specialties:

• Infectious diseases

• Infection control

• Internal medicine, general practitioners

• Family medicine practitioners

• Critical care

• Gastroenterology

• Paediatrics

• Public health

• Microbiology, bacteriology, virology, pathology

• Epidemiology

Benefits of attending:

• Hear from regional and international experts and policy makers in the field of infectious diseases, clinical microbiology and vaccination

• Learn about the best approaches in antimicrobial stewardship and preventing antimicrobial resistance

• Get updates of immunisation recommendations for children and adults

• Develop highly effective hospital infection control programmes

• Review latest diagnostics for early detection of infectious diseases

• Update your knowledge on regional emerging epidemics and their detection and management

• Earn CME points by attending this conference

Call for abstracts for Infectious Diseases & Vaccination Awards

The Infectious Diseases & Vaccination Awards' mission is to distinguish, celebrate and support the impressive work that the medical team do to help prevent and manage infectious diseases through clinical practice, education, research and policy. If you have research, research in progress or interesting case study, share it for a chance to win.

Who can participate?

• Infectious diseases consultants, specialists and residents

• Infection control

• GP, family medicine, internal medicine, paediatrics

• Critical care/ intensive care/ surgeons, pulmonologists, chest consultants

• Microbiology, bacteriology, virology, pathology

• Public health, epidemiology, gastroenterology, gynaecologists

• Pharmacists and nurses

• Other healthcare professionals


Terms and conditions:

• Participants should be registered in the conference

• Abstracts are submitted electronically using the online registration form. Visit www.dic-id.com to fill the abstract form

• Deadline for paper submission is the 1st of April 2017

• The first 3 highest scoring abstracts will receive an award in recognition of excellence in the field of infectious diseases and the first winner will deliver a presentation in the conference

Bronze Pricing

Early Bird Price

(Register and pay before 10 April 2017)

Regular Price

USD 300

USD 500

Includes:

• 2-day conference

• Networking coffee breaks

• Lunch

• Post conference presentation access

• Certificate of attendance


Gold Pricing

Early Bird Price

(Register and pay before 10 April 2017)

Regular Price

USD 400

USD 600

Includes:

• 2-day conference

• Networking coffee breaks

• Post-Conference Workshops

• Lunch

• Post conference presentation access

• Certificate of attendance



Congress Day One

08:00 - 08:40
Registration, coffee and networking
08:40 - 08:50
Welcome from Maarefah Management
08:50 - 09:00
Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks
09:00 - 09:30
MOHAP Keynote Speech
Invited speaker from the UAE MOHAP
09:30 - 10:00
WHO EMRO Keynote Speech
Rana Hajjeh, MD

Vaccination Updates: Regional Review

10:00 - 10:30
Interactive Panel Discussion: Challenges in immunisation and immunisation practices
  • Introduction of new vaccines into the immunisation
    programmes
  • Harmonising vaccination schedules in different settings
  • The role of the NITAGs in the region, how can they be
    activated to be up to the task

Moderator: Najwa Khuri-Bulos, MD, FIDSA
Panelists:
Abdullah M. Assiri,
MD, FACP
Jaleelah Sayed Jawad
Rayhan Hashmey, MD

10:30 - 11:00
Networking coffee break
11:00 - 11:30
Review on new vaccines in the market
Ibrahim Zaid Bin Hussain, MBBS, ABCP, FAAP
11:30 - 12:00
Adolescent vaccination guidelines

Najwa Khuri-Bulos, MD, FIDSA

12:00 - 12:30
Flu vaccine recommendations and guidelines
12:30 - 13:00
Prayer and networking lunch break
14:00 - 14:30
Updates on HPV epidemiology and prophylaxis


HIV

14:30 - 15:00
HIV prevention: Post exposure prophylaxis in the healthcare setting
Ali Elgalib
15:00 - 15:30
HIV from saving lives to improving lives
Laila M. Al-Dabal, MD
15:30 - 16:00
Networking coffee break


Diagnostics in the Era of Antimicrobial Stewardship

16:00 - 16:30
Impact of newer diagnostic techniques on improving clinical practice
Zulfa Omar Al Deesi, MSc, PhD
16:30 - 17:00
New advances in MDR TB diagnosis and management
Eiman Mokaddas
17:00 - 17:30
Closing remarks and end of day one



Congress Day Two

08:30 - 08:50
Registration, coffee and networking
08:50 - 09:00
Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks


Managing Infections in 2017

09:00 - 09:30
Understanding adequate antimicrobial therapy
Ali Omrani, MSc, FRCP, FRCPath
09:30 - 10:00
Antimicrobial stewardship-can it control AMR and HAI?
Ian M. Gould
10:00 - 10:30
Fungal Infections: Updates and guidelines
10:30 - 11:00
Networking coffee break
11:00 - 11:30
Novel strategies to combat antimicrobial resistance
Souha S. Kanj, MD, FACP, FIDSA
12:00 - 12:30
Updated guidelines for sepsis management
Pierre Tattevin
12:30 - 13:00
Chronic hepatitis B and C treatment
13:00 - 14:00
Friday’s prayer and networking lunch break


Clinical Challenges: Scenario-Based Discussion

14:00 - 14:30
Challenging infections in the ICU
Ali Omrani, MSc, FRCP, FRCPath
14:30 - 15:00
Challenging infections in immunocompromised patients
Rayhan Hashmey, MD
15:00 - 15:30
Challenging infections: Infection control conundrum
Thamer Hamed Al Enazi
15:30 - 16:00
Networking coffee break


Emerging Epidemics and Outbreaks

16:00 - 16:30
Five years of MersCoV: Knowns and unknowns
Abdullah M. Assiri, MD, FACP
16:30 - 17:00
A close review of emerging infectious diseases in the region


The DICID Quiz

17:00 - 17:30
Questions to be answered by the audience followed by discussion: Winners will avail valuable prizes
Ali Omrani, MSc, FRCP, FRCPath
17:30 - 18:00
Closing remarks and end of day two

Ali Omrani, MSc, FRCP, FRCPath,

Consultant and Head of Adult Infectious Diseases

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, KSA



Ashraf Al Houffi, MS, MRCP, FRCP

Head of Infection Control,

Dubai Hospital, UAE



Hossam Al Tatari, MD

Head Paediatric Infectious Diseases

Tawam Hospital, UAE



Najwa Khuri-Bulos, MD, FIDSA

Distinguished Professor of Paediatrics and Infectious Diseases, University of Jordan, Jordan, Adjunct Professor, Paediatrics Infectious Diseases

Vanderbilt University, USA



Rayhan Hashmey, MD

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Consultant Infectious Diseases and Chair of Academic Affairs

Tawam Hospital, UAE



Souha S. Kanj, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Head, Division of Infectious Diseases, Chair, Infection Control Programme

American University of Beirut, Lebanon



Zulfa Omar Al Deesi, MSc, PhD

Consultant Microbiologist, Head of Microbiology and Infection Control Department Unit

Rashid Hospital, UAE




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