Welcome Notes

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that I extend an invitation to you on behalf of the 2024 congress committee to participate in the 9th International Pediatric Congress for Hypospadias & Disorder of Sex Development (ISHID), in association with the UAE Pediatric Surgical Association. The congress, hosted by the International Society for Hypospadias and DSD (ISHID), will take place on May 11-12, 2024, in Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The congress aims to build on the successes of its predecessors by fostering research in the specialized and multifaceted field of congenital genito-urinary anomalies, with a focus on hypospadias and disorders of sex development. The international scientific program committee is committed to curating a diverse and inclusive program, featuring a truly international faculty of opinion leaders who will converge in Abu Dhabi to share insights and experiences.

The conference offers a unique platform for interdisciplinary dialogue, bringing together scientists, surgeons, physicians, and psychologists. The program will include a variety of formats such as Video Presentations of Procedures, Round Table Discussions, Keynote Presentations, Pro-Con Debates, and Free Papers. This diverse range of presentations will contribute to a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter and, most importantly, foster collaborative efforts to improve patient outcomes globally.

The congress will also feature interactive sessions, workshops, and the opportunity to engage with worldwide experts. As we approach this significant milestone, marking over nine years of groundbreaking research and innovation, we anticipate a vibrant exchange of ideas and experiences among participants from various specialties dedicated to the care of patients with abnormalities of the external genitalia.

We sincerely hope you will consider joining us for this important event. Abu Dhabi, with its unique blend of tradition and modernity, serves as an ideal backdrop for this congress, offering not only a stimulating academic environment but also a chance to explore the rich culture and hospitality of this premier city.

Kindly mark your calendar for May 11-12, 2024, and we look forward to your valuable participation in the 9th International Pediatric Congress for Hypospadias & Disorder of Sex Development.

Best Regards,
Prof. Amin El-Gohary
President of ISHID
Professor & Head of the Department of Pediatric Surgery,
Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE