Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the Scientific and the Organizing committees, it is our honor and pleasure to invite you to the “2nd SSMC Congress in Gastroenterology and Hepatology” to be held on 19-20 April, 2024 as a hybrid event at Conrad, Etihad Towers Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE.  
This congress serves as a platform for us to come together and shape the future of gastroenterology by sharing knowledge, fostering collaboration, and generating innovative ideas. We are thrilled to bring together experts and professionals from various disciplines to engage in discussions and propel advancements in the field.
During this two-day event, you will have the opportunity to explore groundbreaking research, exchange creative and stimulating ideas, establish valuable connections, and gain inspired perspectives from members of the multidisciplinary, multi-professional Gastroenterology and Hepatology team. Our plenary sessions will feature presentations by authorities across disciplines, covering a wide array of clinical and research topics.
The scientific committee has meticulously developed an inspirational program that showcases national and international renowned faculty and content sessions focused on the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in gastroenterology, hepatology, and related diseases. This congress promises to provide you with valuable insights, foster professional growth, and equip you with the latest knowledge in the field.
We are confident that this event will serve as a catalyst for collaboration, driving advancements in patient care, research, and innovation. Together, we can make a significant impact on the future of gastroenterology and hepatology.
We eagerly anticipate your participation and look forward to welcoming you to this esteemed congress. 
Michael B. Wallace, M.D., M.P.H.
Congress President
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Consultant - Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Fred C. Andersen Professor of Medicine
Editor in Chief: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Dr. William Palmer, MD FACP FACG
Congress Vice President 
Associate Professor of Medicine
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Associate Dean – School of Continuous
Professional Development
Mayo Clinic, USA