9th - 11th March 2018
Salwa Sabah Al-Ahmad Theater & Hall



It gives me immense pleasure to invite you on behalf of the Organizing Committee for The 3rd Al Jahra International Pediatric Conference - Updates in Common Pediatric Diseases to be held at Salwa Sabah Al-Ahmad Theater & Hall, Marina Hotel, Kuwait on 9th-11th March, 2018. It’s the first initiative by Al Jahra Hospital-Kuwait to organize this meeting in Kuwait. It is designed as a comprehensive two days conference and exhibition venue hence presenting the most up-to-date scientific discoveries and practices in the varied fields of Pediatric Diseases.

This conference will bring together international and regional senior medical professionals, distinguished scholars, government and private sector medical professionals from throughout the State of Kuwait, the Gulf Co-operation Council region and the Arabian countries who are actively involved in the field Pediatric Diseases. The scientific forum will include plenary sessions, oral presentations, and interactive debate sessions to give participants the chance to share the latest experiences and advancements in the field. Hands on training workshops also will be held in conjunction with the conference.

This conference would be a wonderful opportunity for your organization to have some visibility in front of an audience who could benefit and value from your participation at this conference.

We look forward to meeting you at The 3rd Al Jahra Pediatric Conference - Updates in Common Pediatric Diseases and have the opportunity to welcome you in Kuwait.

We consider your presence and contribution our success.

Yours Sincerely,
Dr. Fahed Al Anezi | Chairman | Organizing Committee
Head of Pediatric Department | Al Jahra Hospital
Ministry of Health, Kuwait


Dr. Fahed Al Anezi

Head of Pediatric Council, Al Jahra Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait.

Dr. Osama Shalaby Abdul Aziz

Pediatric Senior Specialist, Al Jahra Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait.

Dr. Talal Al Shemari

Al Jahra Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait.

Dr. Asrar Al Hussaini

Al Jahra Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait.

Dr. Farah Al Hussaini

Al Jahra Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait.

Dr. Meshari Faleh

Pediatric Department, Al Jahra Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait.

Dr. Nawaf Al Enezi

Assistant Registrar, Al Jahra Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait.


  • Neonatology
  • Neurology
  • Endocrinology
  • Developmental
  • Dermatology
  • Cardiology
  • Metabolic
  • ENT
  • Pulmonology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious
  • Pediatric Emergency
  • Immunology / Hematology
  • Nephrology


Dr. Athari Al-Wael
Dr. Helmut Hummler

Sidra Medicine - Qatar

Dr. Robert Hoffman

Sidra Medicine - Qatar


12:30 - 01:00


Neonatology | Chairpersons : Dr. Eisa Sayed Ahmad, Dr. Yasser Al-Kahf
01:00 - 1:25

Dr. Alison Ruth Russell

Infant and Maternal readiness for discharge

01:25 - 01:50

Dr. Sulaiman Al-Saad

Neonatal sepsis Conundrum

01:50 - 02:15

Dr. Helmut Hummler

Neonatal Jaundice – more than a number?

Neurology | Chairpersons: Dr. Asma Al-Tawari and Dr. Yousef Habeeb
02:15 - 02:40

Dr. Khaled Zamel

Pediatric status epilepticus management.

02:40 – 03:05

Dr. Asma Al-Tawari

A Case Based Approach to Acute Flaccid Paralysis

03:05 - 03:30

Dr. Khalid Ibrahim

Current advances in drug development in spinal muscular atrophy.

03:30 - 03:50

Coffee break - Prayer

Endocrinology | Chairpersons: Dr. Zaidan Al-Mazidi and Dr. Hessa Al-Kanderi
03:50 - 04:15

Prof. Khalid Hussain

Pharmacotherapy options for pediatric diabetes

04:15 - 04:40

Dr. Fahed Al-Jaser

Adolescent and diabetes don’t mingle

04:40 - 05:05

Prof. Khalid Hussain

Pharmacotherapy for sever obesity in children

Developmental | Chairperson : Dr. Jameela Ibraheem
05:05 - 05:30

Prof. Muhammad Waqar Azeem

Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Update

05:30 - 05:55

Dr. Nahed Al-Ateeqi

Warning Signs of Language Delay

05:55 - 06:15

Coffee break - Prayer

Dermatology | Chairperson: Dr. Mohammed Hasan
06:15 – 06:40

Dr. Shehab Al-Dhafiri

Test yourself in pediatric dermatology

Cardiology | Chairpersons: Dr. Sundos AlHadhoud & Dr. Ali Al-Hassan
06:40 - 07:05

Dr. Volkan Tuzcu

Acute Management of Refractory and Unstable Pediatric Supraventricula Tachycardia

07:05 - 07:30

Dr. Volkan Tuzcu

Common Cardiology Problems Pediatricians Should know about

Metabolic | Chairperson: Dr. Hind Mansour
07:30 – 08:00

Dr. Nawal Makseed

Emergency management of inherited metabolic disorder.




ENT | Chairperson: Dr. Victor Adly
08:00 – 08:25

Dr. Athari AlWael

Common ENT problem in children

Pulmonology | Chairpersons : Dr. Saad Al-Otaibi, Dr. Bashar Al-Khaldi
08:30 – 08:55

Prof. Ibrahim Janahi

Persistent tachypnea in infant

08:55 - 09:20

Prof. Ibrahim Janahi

Toddler with Hemoptysis

09:20 - 09:45

Dr. Nufoud Al-Shammari

Management of acute asthma exacerbations

09:45 – 10:10

Coffee Break

Gastroenterology | Chairpersons : Dr. Ahlam Musallam and Dr. Mamoun Elawad
10:10 - 10:35

Dr. Mamoun Elawad

Therapy of caustic ingestion: new treatment considerations

10:35 - 11:00

Dr. Fawaz Al-Refaee

Tube Feeding in Children.

11:00 - 11:30

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

11:30 - 11:55

Dr. Paraic Mc Grogan

Infantile Colic: What to Know for the pediatrician

Infectious | Chairpersons : Dr. Hanan Al-Qattan and Dr. Abdulrahman Lotfy
11:55 - 12:20

Dr. Mussab Al-Saleh

Community-acquired pneumonia in post 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine era?

12:20 - 12:45

Dr. Robert Hoffman

Febrile infant update

12:45 – 01:30

Lunch and Prayer

Lunch and Prayer

Pediatric Emergency | Chairpersons : Dr. Marzouq Al-Azmi & Dr. Dana Al-Haqan
01:30 - 01:55

Dr. Robert Hoffman

Minor head injury: limiting patient exposure to ionizing radiation, risk stratification, and concussion management

01:55 - 02:20

Dr. Abdullah Shamsah

Management of acute pediatric pain in the emergency department

02:20 - 02:45

Dr. Fatoumah Al-Abdulrazzaq

Challenging and interesting cases in pediatric emergency

Immunology / Hematology | Chairpersons : Dr. Mohammed Al-Obaidan and Dr. Alaa Al-Qattan
02:45 - 03:05

Dr. Ramsay Fuleihan

The timing of infant food introduction in families with a history of atopy

03:05 - 03:30

Dr. Ali Mullah-Ali

Iron deficiency anemia in infants and children < 12 years: Treatment

03:30 – 03:45

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Nephrology | Chairpersons : Dr. Omar AlKandari & Dr. Mohammad Mazen Tuhmaz
03:45 – 04:10

Dr. Ahmad Kaddourah

A child with Nephrotic syndrome and abdominal pain

04:10 - 04:35

Dr. Ahmad Kaddourah

Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome: Update

04:35 - 04:45

Dr. Bassam Saeed

Renal cystinosis

04:45 - 05:00




Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Workshop (CRRT)

Sunday - 11th March 2018 - Marina Hotel - Salmiya

Time Topic Presenters
9:00 am - 10:00 am ABC of Pediatric CRRT Dr. Ahmed Kaddoura - USA
Jessy Kavalakkattil Williams - UK
Emmanuel Nwadei- UK
Mohammad Aladra- UK
Suhayla Sarhan- UK
Rebecca Canta- UK
Sindiso Malaba- UK
Raisa Amoranto- UKThorntonthe Bird
10:00 am - 11:00 am CRRT Indication
11:00 am - 12:00 Noon CRRT Prescription
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm Prisma flex demonstration
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PD as an efficient Pediatric RRT Dr. Bassam Saeed - Kuwait
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Expectations and Facts


Registration ended !!


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Salwa Sabah Al-Ahmad Theater & Hall

Located in the heart of the vibrant and up-market shopping district of Salmiya, where the "buzz" never stops, the Marina Hotel is in near vicinity to the Marina Mall and Marina Crescent. It offers convenient access to the business areas of Kuwait, and is 10 minutes from the heart of Kuwait City and 20 minutes from Kuwait International Airport. This prestigious, multi–facility complex offers luxurious and functional amenities to the business traveller and the tourist alike.

In an environment where quality cuisine abounds, the dining facilities of the Marina are unsurpassed, whilst the decks around the outdoor pools and the private beach offered sun-basking relaxation. The fully equipped gymnasium and supporting health facilities provide the opportunity to relieve the stress of business with a healthy workout.

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