The 5th Middle East Congress of Age, Ageing & Alzheimer's
Updates on Geriatric Syndromes & Giants
April 13-14
Advanced Postgraduate Course No. VI
Session 1 April 12-13
Principles of Geriatric Medicine
12-14 April , 2018
Beit Al Fan - Tripoli-Lebanon


Day one: Friday-April 13

Session One: Healthy Ageing
Chairpersons: Prof. Sijmen Durrsma, Prof. Sonia Hammami

08:40-09:00 Development of Geriatrics in the Middle East & North Africa Dr. A. Abyad-Lebanon
09:00-09:20 Healthcare system for the Elderly Dr. Marwan Ramadan-Qatar
09:20-09:40 kuwait health services for older adults...current situation and aspiration
Dr. Ebtisam Alhuwaidi-Kuwait
09:40-10:00 Healthy Aging & Longevity
Pr. Pálmi V. Jónsson-Iceland
10:00-10:20 Quality Standards and Ageing Pr. Jameela Alsalman-Bahrain
10:20-10:40 Palliative Care as Model of Management Dr. Antoine Finianos-Lebanon
10:40-11:00 Update on Vaccination in the elderly Pr. Mohamud A.Verjee-Qatar
11:00-11:20 Coffee Break

Session two: Metabolic Disorders
Chairpersons : Prof. Giovanni Gambassi-Italy, Dr. Jamel Hafez-Lebanon
11:20-11:40 Diabetes Mellitus Update on Management Dr. Mustapha Oudrhiri-Morocco
11:40-12:00 Statin Use in the Elderly Pr. Sonia Hammami-Tunis
12:00-12:20 Nutrition & Longevity Pr. Giovanni Gambassi-Italy
12:20-12:40 Frailty & Sarcopenia Pr. Mauric Vandewoude-Belgium
12:40-01:00 Osteoporosis Update on Management Pr. Phillipe Chassagne-Switzerland
01:00-02:00 Lunch Break

Session Three: Cardiovascular & Neurological Disorders
Chairpersons: Dr. Hasan Eid, Dr. Fawaz Jarkas
02:00-02:20 Heart Failure: Management update Pr. Giovanni Gambassi-Italy
02:20-02:40 Hypertension to treat or not to treat Dr Badr Almustafa-Saudi Arabia
02:40-03:00 Stroke Update Dr. Hadeel Alothman-Kuwait
03:00-03:20 Delirium: Management update Dr. Hamed Al Sinawi- Sultanate Oman
03:20-03:40 Parkinson Disease: Management Update Pr. Mohamud A. Verjee-Qatar
03:40-04:00 Coffee Break

Session Four: Ortho Geriatrics
Chairpersons: Dr Khaled Hussein, Dr. Francois Sahyoun
04:00-04:20 Orthogeriatrics: A growing field Pr. Hala Sweed- Egypt
04:20-04:40 Preopertaive optimization: Hospitalists, Geriatricians & Anesthesiologist Pr. Phillipe Chassagne -Switzerland
04:40-05:00 Falls Assessment, Management & Prevention Dr. Selcuk Engin-Turkey
05:00-05:20 Secondary Prevention of Fragility Fracture Dr. Basel Osta-Lebanon
05:20-05:40 Improving preventive screening for sarcopenia Pr. Maurits Vandewoude-Belgium

Day 2: Saturday April 14

Session One: Mental Health
Chairpersons: Dr Nabil Mohsen, Dr Jamal Hafez-Beirut
08:30-08:50 Dementia in the Arab World Prof Hamed Al Sinawi-Sultanate Oman
08:50-09:10 Dementia: Update on Diagnosis and Management Prof. Amir Ahmed-The Netherlands
09:10-09:30 How to Prevent Cognitive Decline from Normal MCI to Dementia Prof. Pálmi V. Jónsson-Icelnad
09:30-09:50 Psychotropic Medications in Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms Related to Dementia: Pros and Cons
Prof Giovanni Gambassi-Italy
09:50-10:10 APOE4 and the prevalence of Alzheimer Disease (AD) among a sample of Lebanese
population. Dr. Mohamed Khaled-Lebanon
10:00-10:10 Impacts of Art Therapy & Alzheimer's Disease Dr. G.Khadhar. Prof. S. Hammami-Tunis
10:10-10:30 Depression in Old Age: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments Pr. Amir Ahmed-The Netherlands
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

Session Two: Geriatric Giants

Chairpersons: Dr. Naseem Kharyati, Dr. Nabil Naja
11:00-11:20 Pressure Ulcers and Chronic Wound must heal: from accurate surgery to advanced wound management
Dr. Jamil Halabi-Lebanon
11:20-11:40 Urinary Incontinence: Prevention, Detection & Management Pr. CHASSAGNE-Switzerland
COPD: Challenges in Management Dr. Hadeel Alothman_Kuwait
12:00-12:20 Why & When Rehabilitation for COPD Pr. Khalil Ghouusoub-Lebanon
12:20-12:30 Discussion

Session Three: Healthy Aging

Chairpersons: Dr. Nouhad El Mourad, Dr. Nazih Kammelledine
12:30-12:50 Health promotion and disease prevention in aging
Pr. Pálmi V. Jónsson-Icelnad
12:50-01:10 Physical Activity Prescribing-A step to Active Health Pr. Rami Abbas -Lebanon
01:10-01:30 Prevention of Malnutrition Pr. Maurits Vandewoude
01:30-01:50 Polyphamacy and Adverse drug reaction in the elderly Pr. Amir Ahmed-The Netherlands
01:50-02:00 Discussion

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