Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the 2018 edition of Emirates International Gastroenterology and Hepatology Conference (EIGHC 2018) taking place on 22-24 November 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. EIGHC 2018 will present an invaluable opportunity for gastroenterology and hepatology professionals to learn about the latest research and advancement in the field.

We are rebranding this year to reflect our move to provide more international perspectives in its scientific agenda. This has been achieved through our partnership with the biggest international societies on gastroenterology and hepatology. For the first time in the region, these societies: European Association for the Study of  the Liver; World Endoscopy Organization;  European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization; and European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy will all be holding sessions under one umbrella, that of EIGHC 2018. Also for the first time, we are excited to host a Nursing Workshop in collaboration with European Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Nurses and Associations.

Our objective is to elevate the level of science in gastroenterology and hepatology in the region through the delivery of an excellent scientific meeting that will foster knowledge sharing and exchange of experiences through keynote sessions, symposia, panel discussions. Based on popular demand, we will again feature live endoscopy sessions and hands-on training to give you an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the latest devices.

To nurture continuous scientific developments, we warmly invite you to share your research and findings by responding to our call for abstracts. Accepted abstracts can be presented as oral, poster or video presentations at the conference.

We encourage you to use this exciting opportunity to join us for a meeting that promises great scientific debate and enjoyable social interaction and experience the unique social and cultural heritage of Dubai.


Dr. Maryam Al Khatry
Congress President, Emirates International Gastroenterology & Hepatology Conference 2018.
President, Emirates Gastroenterology & Hepatology Society