Welcome Message

Ali Al Suwaidi, MD
Congress Chairman

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Emirates Orthopaedic Society, it is an honor and privilege to invite you to the 8th Emirates International Orthopaedic Congress to be held on February 27-29, 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

We are fortunate to have an outstanding group of high profile speakers who will cover a range of exciting topics within Orthopaedic and all related fields and will attract a high number of delegates who are sure to benefit from the latest research and up-to-date information on offer.

The congress includes different methods such as comprehensive informative learning, panel discussions, refresher courses, and workshops in addition to industry symposia in order to provide an educational program that allows professionals from academe and industry to be updated with the latest researches and rapid developments occurring in the field.

Alongside the congress there will be an exhibition, providing attendees exposure to the most cutting-edge technologies. International companies will exhibit the latest innovations in the fields of pharmaceuticals and medical technology, resources and treatment solutions.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 8th Emirates International Orthopaedic Congress in Dubai on February 27-29, 2020.

Committee & Faculty
2019 Organizing & Scientific Committee

Ali Al Belooshi, MD
United Arab Emirates Organizing & Scientific Committee

Yaaqoub Al Hammadi, MD
United Arab Emirates Scientific Committee

Hayder Al-Saadi
United Arab Emirates
Organizing & Scientific Committee

Ali Al Suwaidi, MD
United Arab Emirates Organizing & Scientific Committee

Nader Darwich, MD
United Arab Emirates Scientific Committee

Karl Fredrik Almqvist, MD, PhD
United Arab Emirates Scientific Committee

Saeed Al Thani, MD
United Arab Emirates Organizing & Scientific Committee

Ahmed Al Qahtani, MD
United Arab Emirates Organizing & Scientific Committee

2019 Faculty

Ashraf Abdelkafy
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief Surgical Department,
Asst. Prof. Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
Burjeel Royal Hospital Al Ain
Al Ain, UAE

Taiceer Abdulwahab
Orthopaedic Registrar Surgeon
Mediclinic City Hospital, Dubai Healthcare City
Dubai, UAE

Tarek Abuzakuk
MD, FRCS, FRCS (Tr&Orth),
Diploma Sports Medicine
Chief of the Orthopaedic Dept.
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedic & Joint Replacement Dept.
American Hospital Dubai
Dubai, UAE

Raid Abutalib
Head of Orthopedic Surgery Dept.
Consultant Orthopedic Surgery Upper Limb,
Sport Medicine and Arthroplasty KFH
Madinah, KSA

Ali Al Belooshi
Asst. Prof. at UAE University
Faculty of Medicine
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mediclinic City Hospital & Orthocure Medical Center
Dubai, UAE

Oussama Chaar
DCO in Orthopaedic Liège University Belgium
DIU in biomechanics ULB University
Consultant Orthopaedic and Arthroplasty
Head of Department
Burjeel Abu Dhabi Hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ahmed AlGhamdi
Subspecialty Consultant Orthopedic Surgery
(Pelvic, Arthroplasty and Lower Limb Reconstruction)
Director, Operating Room Services Administration
Reconstructive Orthopedic Department
King Fahad Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Yaaqoub Al Hammadi
MD, Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon
Knee and Sport Surgery Specialist
Shiekh Khalifa Medical City
Mediclinic Airport Road
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

Hesham Al Khateeb
Revision Hip & Knee Arthroplasty & Sports &
Exercise Medicine Surgeon
Consultant Trauma & Orthropaedic Surgeon
Trauma and Orthopaedics
Mediclinic City Hospital
Dubai, UAE

Sultan Al Maskari
Senior Consultant &
Head of Orthopaedic Surgery
Sultan Qaboos University Hospital
Muscat, Oman

Mohammed Al Mutani
MD, MPhil, FRCS Tr&Orth
Consultant lower limb surgeon
Orthopedic department
Sultan Qaboos University Hospital
Muscat, Oman

Ahmed Alqahtani
MD, Assistant professor
College of Medicine & Health Sciences
UAE University
Al Ain, UAE

Hayder Al-Saadi
FJBMS, PhD (Ortho& Trauma)
MENA CDC Board member,
AOTrauma UAE Chapter board member,
Faculty in Dubai Medical College,
Faculty in Dubai Orthopedics Residency program,
AOTrauma local, regional and International Faculty
Consultant Orthopedics & Trauma Surgeon
Orthopedics & Trauma
Rashid Hospital
Dubai, UAE

Ali Al Suwaidi
President of Emirates Orthopedic Society
Consultant Orthopedic surgeon,
Director, Shoulder& upper Limb unit at Burjeel Hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Saeed Al Thani
Past-President Emirates Orthopaedic Society
Consultant in Orthopedic, Arthroscopy &
Sport Medicine & Joint, Reconstruction
City Hospital & Orthocure Medical Center
Dubai, UAE

Khalid Alawadi
Consultant Plastic & Hand surgeon
Facharzt Plastic surgery,
European board of plastic surgery (EBOPRAS),
European board of hand surgery (FESSH Diploma)
Head of Hand & Microsurgery unit, Rashid hospital
President of Emirates Hand Surgery Chapter
Trauma department
Rashid hospital
Dubai, UAE

Ehab Aldlyami
MD FRCS(T&O) EurDip Hand Surg
Hand & Wrist Orthopaedic Surgeon
Medicare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital
Dubai, UAE

Khaleil Almatrooshi
Orthopedic Consultant
Head of Department
Fujairah Hospital
Fujairah, UAE

Karl Fredrik Almqvist
Professor Physiotherapy and Orthopaedic Surgery
Specialist Orthopaedics, Knee Surgery & Sports Traumatology
Mediclinic City Hospital
Dubai, UAE

Abdulaziz Alomar
President of Saudi Orthopedic Association
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Head, Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine Division
Director, Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine
King Said University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Orfan Arafah
Orthoeapdic Consultant,
Hip and Knee Arthroplasty/
Foot & Ankle Reconstruction
Orthopeadic Dept. at King Saud University/
Prince Sultan Humanitarian City
King Saud University Hospital
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

David Backstein
Assoc. Prof., Surgery
Head, Division of Orthopaedics
Granovsky Gluskin Chair in Complex Hip
& Knee Reconstruction
Sinai Health System
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Mohamed Elbedewy
Consultant Physiotherapy,
Head of physical therapy AlBaraha Hospital
Consultant physical therapy for football national team
Director of Sharjah football club clinic
Bachelor degree of physical therapy Cairo University
Sharjah, UAE

Karl Peter Benedetto
Specialist in Trauma Surgery &
Sports Traumatology
Private Hospital Hochrum,
Rum, Austria

Charles H Brown Jr.
Director, International Knee & Joint Centre
International Knee & Joint Centre
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Nader Darwish
Chairman of Burjeel Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Centre
Consultant Knee Surgeon
Burjeel Hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Nina Djordjevic
Assoc. Prof.
PhD in Orthopedic Surgery
Specialization in Orthopedic Surgery
Sub – Specialization in Pediatric Orthopedics
HOD – Orthopedics
Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon
Mediclinic Al Jowhara hospital
Al Ain, UAE

Amin El Helw
MD, PhD, Orthopedic Surgeon,
Subspecialty Shoulder & Elbow, Pelvis
Chief of Orthopedic dept.
Dept. of Surgical Services, Orthopedics,
Mafraq Hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Thomas J. Heyse
Red Cross Hospital Frankfurt
ORTHOmedic, Frankfurt Offenbach
Frankfurt, Germany

Ahmed Maher Ibrahim
Md, Mrcs
Orthopedic Specilaist
Mediclinic Hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Mohamad L. Jabban
Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon
Upper Limb & Sport Surgery
Shoulder & Upper limb Unit
Burjeel Hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Madhat khafajy
MD, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
SEHA Emirates Hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Rik Kundra
MD, FRCS(Orth), Dip Sports Med,
Clinical Assoc. Prof. of Orthopaedics,
MBRU, Dubai, UAE
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mediclinic Parkview Hospital
Dubai, UAE

Philippe Landreau
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Shoulder, Knee & Sports Surgery
Head of Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine
Excellence Center, Al Garhoud Hospital, Dubai
Scientific Director of FIFA Medical Center of Excellence
Dubai, UAE

Mojieb Manzary
Asst. Prof., MD, FRCSC
Head, Orthopedics services
Consultant Orthopedics Joint Reconstructive surgeon
Orthopedic Surgery
John Hopkins Aramco Health Care center
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

William D. Murrell
American Board Certified in Orthopaedic-
Sports & Regenerative Medicine
Medical Director,
Emirates Integra Medical & Surgery Centre,
Chief Science Officer, Emirates Integra
Dubai, UAE

Philippe Neyret
Prof. Orthopedics surgeon/ Knee surgeon
ISAKOS President 2015-2017;
EFFORT President elect 2019 2020;
President ACL Study group 2014-2016.
Orthopedics surgeon
Burjeel Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center
Burjeel Hospital, Genolier Clinics
Abu Dhabi, UAE / Switzerland

Mohammad Razi
President of IOA & ISKAST
Assoc. Prof. of Orthopedic Surgery
Dept. of Orthopedics Surgery
Rasoul Akram University Hospital
Iran University of Medical Science
Tehran, Iran

Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet
Orthopedic Surgeon
(Sports Knee Surgery)
Exclusive practice of sport surgery for lower limb
Ramsay Générale de Santé
Hôpital Privé Jean Mermoz
Centre Orthopédique Santy
Lyon, France

Abdullah Al Turki
Division of Orthopedic Surgery
Department Of Surgery
King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry Of National Guard Health Affairs
Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Feras Ya’ish
Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedics
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, SKMC
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Scientific Program
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Learning Objectives

  • Obtain critical updates on new technology, products and procedures
  • Network with professional colleagues from across the country and around the world
  • Evaluate a range of orthopaedic-related products for use in your clinical practice
  • Expand your orthopedic knowledge into new specialty areas
  • Get grounded in orthopaedic basics if you are new to the field

Congress Target Audience

  • Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Trauma Surgeons
  • Intensivists
  • Emergency Medicine Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Technicians
  • Medical Students
  • Sports Medicine Doctors
  • Internists
  • Orthopaedic residents
  • Physiotherapists
  • Pain Therapists

Congress Topics

  • Evidence-based medicine and research in orthopaedics
  • Update in conditions of elbow wrist and hand
  • Sport Medicine and Arthoscopy
  • Joint Replacement and Recent Advances
  • Trauma Care and Management
  • Pain Management
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Management of Infection in Orthopaedic
Abstract Submission Guidelines
To submit an abstract, please read all of the instructions below.

Abstract Submission
To submit an abstract, please read all of the instructions below.
You are invited to submit an abstract for the 8th Emirates International Orthopaedic Congress taking place on February 27-29, 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Abstract submission deadlineSaturday, January 11th, 2020– 11:59 PM
Notification on Acceptance/Rejection: Monday, January 20th, 2020 – 11:59 PM
Please note that only electronic submissions are accepted.

Language & Content
All abstracts must be submitted in English using the online submission form on the website with a limit of 2,245 characters (approx. 300 words).

General Conditions
1. Abstracts must be submitted maximum by Saturday, January 11th, 2020 – (23:59 GMT).
2 .All accepted abstracts will be presented as posters on Friday, February 28th, 2020.
3 .Participation is accepted in 2 ways: Abstract Presentation as Poster or Oral Presentation.
4. Withdrawal of abstracts can only be accepted if notified in writing. It is possible to withdraw an abstract 14 days after notification on acceptance.
5 .If selected, it is the responsibility of the presenter to bear his travel and accommodation expenses.

Presenting Author and Registration
1. Please verify that your email address (submitter and presenting author) is correct as it will be used for contacting you after the review process.
2. Disclosure: Abstract submitter and presenter are required to disclose any conflict of interest.
3. Ensure that all co-authors approve the abstract submission, publication, and potential presentation.
4. All presenters should be registered to the conference before February 15th, 2020.
5. Abstract submitters must consent to the Policies of Abstract Submission.
6. National Committee of AMR reserves the right to exclude any abstract from the scientific program that is not followed by a participant registration at the latest 14 days after notification on acceptance.

Contents of your Abstract
1. Original works and Case Reports about Sport Medicine and Arthoscopy, Joint Replacement and Recent Advances, Trauma Care and Management, Pain Management, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Foot Care, Podiatry and Orthosis, Thrombosis in Orthopaedic, Management of Infection in Orthopaedic will be accepted.
2. The abstract text body is limited to 2,245 characters (Approx. 300 words) including spaces. (Please do not include the title and the author’s information in the text body (names and affiliations), this information will be required in the web form)
3. The title should be as brief as possible but long enough to clearly indicate the nature of the study. Write the abstract title in CAPITAL LETTERS. No full stop at the end.
4. There are no limitations on the number of abstracts that an individual can submit. However, one individual can only present a maximum of 2 abstract (independent of the format) during the entire conference. If you have more than 2 abstracts accepted, you will be obliged to identify alternate presenters for any abstract above the first two.
5. The abstract must include the following:

  • Aim: Clearly state the purpose of the abstract.
  • Methods: Describe your selection of observations or experimental subjects clearly.
  • Results: Present, your results in a logical sequence in text, table and illustrations.
  • Conclusions: Emphasize new and important aspects of the study (perhaps as a discussion section) and the conclusions that are drawn from them.

6. All abbreviations must be defined in first use.
7. No identifying features such as names of authors, hospitals, medical schools, clinics or cities may be listed in the title or abstract text, as a “blind” review process will be used. You will be asked to enter the name(s) of the author(s) and their institution(s), when you submit your abstract online
8. Statements such as “results will be discussed” or “data will be presented” cannot be accepted.
9. Use of brand names for all references to products or companies, generic names must be used. The brand name can be inserted as a reference at the bottom of the abstract page. Papers containing brand names/company names in the abstract text (i.e. not in a reference at the bottom of the page) may be rejected for this reason only. Conference scientific committee reserves the right to replace any brand name with a generic name without further notice.
10. Images that are uploaded to follow the abstract are not guaranteed inclusion in the conference materials.

Conference Venue
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Registration Categories
Early Bird Rate until
20th January, 2020
Regular Rate until
19th February, 2020
Onsite Rate
20th February, 2020 onwards
AED 1,750 - USD 480
AED 1,850 - USD 505
AED 1,950 - USD 535
Non-Physicians & Residents
AED 700 - USD 190
AED 800 - USD 220
AED 900 - USD 245
AED 500 - USD 137
AED 575 - USD 158
AED 650 - USD 178
*Above rates are subject to 5% VAT as mandated by UAE Government Law
Sponsors & Exhibitors
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2019 Sponsors
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Enhance your brand position and increase your exposure driving real value. Ensure your company stands out from the crowd by taking up one or more of these value-added opportunities!

Sponsorship of the 8th Emirates International Orthopaedic Congress provides an excellent opportunity for companies operating within this exciting field to explore the market and interact to build lasting relationships with current and prospective clients at all levels and segments – corporate and government departments.

  • Meeting your target audience face-to-face
  • Direct selling to serious buyers in an active buying mode
  • Building prospect databases
  • Generating high-quality sales leads
  • Building relationships with existing customers
  • Demonstrating products / services
  • Generating media exposure
  • Building brand awareness
  • Launching new products/ services
  • Positioning your company as a market leader
  • Targeting, testing and developing new markets
  • Conducting market research
  • Identifying and recruiting new distributors or partners
  • Networking with industry peers

Exhibiting at the 8th Emirates International Orthopaedic Congress presents multiple benefits to your company, including providing a comprehensive platform for targeted promotion and brand exposure where leading members of the Orthopaedic Surgery and related medicine fields interact to encourage networking and educational opportunities, and develop its future. Showcase your products to leading experts and professionals from both corporate and governmental departments as well as allied health specialists practicing Orthopaedic Surgery related medicine.

Booking is on a first-come-first-served basis. A trade exhibition covering pharmaceutical products, diagnostics and lab tests, lab ware, medical equipment, and instruments, will be organized during the conference at the same venue.

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