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The 13th  Saudi Gastroenterology Association Conference

The combined scientific meeting of Saudi Gastroenterology Association, the Saudi Association for the Study of Liver disease & Transplantation, and the Saudi Pediatric Gastroenterology association was held this year between the 25th and the 27th of November 2014 in the Meredien hotel, Alkhobar. The meeting was hosted by the Gastroenterology section and academic affairs at the College of Medicine, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Professor Abdullah Al Rubaish, Rector of University of Dammam started the opening ceremony with welcome address. The SGA annual meeting has become one of the major international events in the region which provides a scope of knowledge and performance that contributes to delivering the highest standard of care. The program included a wide range of topics covering all aspect of GI and liver diseases delivered to more than 300 delegate’s attendee. The program focused on the latest update on gastroenterology and hepatology topics delivered by expert international faculty from Europe & North America ,and by  well-known national speakers from different regions of the Kingdom. For the second time, the SGA has held several other activities around the main event. The  3rd gastroenterology and hepatology board review course for GI fellows and was held between the 22nd and the 24th  of November , three workshops on abdominal ultrasound, fibroscan ,and endoscopy for nurses and technicians ,this was held on 24th of November. The meeting has gained wide success with significantly positive feedback from participants.

The Gala dinner was held on the 25th of November at Sunset Resort at the shores of the Arabian Gulf, with local spectacular show and Folklore dancing, the pleasant weather and the beautiful friendly atmosphere have added ambience and warmth to the dinner. Major GI and liver companies have participated actively in the meeting with a well-received exhibition area

We look forward to see you in the next year meeting which will be held in Riyadh .

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