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Saudi Digestive Disease Forum 2019


The Saudi Digestive Disease Forum (SDDF) is one of the largest scientific conferences held annually. It is organized with the cooperation of three scientific societies: 1-The Saudi Gastroenterology Association (SGA) 2-The Saudi Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and Transplantation (SASLT) 3-The Saudi Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (SASPGHAN).


The SDDF 2019 was held in Jeddah for three days (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) 28 February 2-3 March 2019. In the first day, a eight workshops were conducted:

Small Bowel Endoscopy

FibroScan-Elastography Workshop

ESD - EMR Workshop

Leadership Workshop

Communications Workshop

GI-Endoscopy Nursing Workshop

PRE Conference Workshop 


A large number of participants attended the forums and workshops, and many sponsors that used to support the scientific and educational activities participated as well.

The number of speakers at this scientific forum was 47, including 34 from Saudi Arabia and 13 from the Gulf Region, America, Europe and East Asia.


Many scientific lectures and updates were discussed during the forum, including: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), Irritable Bowel Syndrome, endoscopic treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding, hepatitis B and C, complications of cirrhosis, fatty liver diseases, liver and intestinal transplantation, breastfeeding, pancreatitis, home TPN etc...



This Forum support the scientific research and encourages the researchers to submit their scientific papers. This year, 72 abstracts were accepted for poster presentation during the forum. The prizes for best five posters were awarded during the forum.


There was also a recognition and awards of scientific excellence for each association. Prof. Ibrahim Al-Mufleh (SGA) Excellence award to Prof. Youssef Qari . The SASLT Excellence award to Dr. Hamad alashqar The SASPGHAN Excellence award to Dr. Ahmed Aseri


In conclusion, we thank the attendees and participants and we invite them to attend the Saudi Digestive Disease Forum in 2020 (SDDF 2020), which will be held in Jeddah, God willing.

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