About Forum

Keynote Speakers at SSCRS Forum

Prof. Khawla Al-Kuraya

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center Organization

Member of Al-Shoura Council - Awarded Order of King Abdulaziz Al Saud



Prof. Abdullah Al Othman

President, King Saud University, Riyadh



Mr. Abdul Rahman Al Rashed

General Manager, Al Arabiya News Channel, Dubai



Mr. Dawood Al Shiryan

Head, MBC Saudi Arabia


Invited Speakers to the W.H. Isbister Lecture

W.H. Isbister



Kim Nam Kyu

Lectured 2016

  • Professor, Chief of Division of Colorectal Surgery Yonsei University College of
  • Medicine, Seoul Korea
  • Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of
  • Medicine, Seoul Korea
  • President of Korean Society of Coloproctology
  • President of Korean Colorectal Cancer Study Group
  • President of Asia Pacific Colorectal Cancer Association

Prof. Julio Garcia-Aguilar, MD, PhD

Lectured 2015

  • Chief, Colorectal Service; Benno C. Schmidt Chair in Surgical Oncology
  • Memorial Sloan-Katering Hospital
  • New York
  • USA

Professor Robin Phillips

Lectured 2014: “Gynaecological Proctology”

  • Colorectal Surgeon with a tertiary referral practice in inflammatory bowel disease, inherited cancer and anal fistula
  • Clinical Director of St. Mark’s Hospital, 2004
  • President of the Section of Coloproctology of the Royal Society of Medicine


Professor James Church

Lectured 2013: “Hereditary Colorectal Diseases Registry: Past, Present & Future”

  • Victor W. Fazio Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Fellow of American Surgical Association
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Collaborative Group of the Americas for Inherited Colorectal Cancer
  • Past Chairman, Leeds Castle Polyposis Group, International Collaborative Group for Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer and InSIGHT, Current InSIGHT Council Member.
  • Co-Editor, Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, 2000-2008



Professor Richard Satava

Lectured 2012: “The Future of Surgery”

  • Prof. of Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center
  • Prof. of Surgery Yale University (Past)
  • Senior Science Advisor, US Army Medical Research & Materiel Command in Ft. Detrick, MD 
  • Prof. of Surgery (USUHS) in the Army Medical Corps, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Manager of Advanced Biomedical Technology at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Committee on Health
  • Past President, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • Past President, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)

Professor Sultan Al Sedairy

Lectured 2011: “Innovation in Healthcare”

  • Executive Director, Research Centre at KFSH&RC-Riyadh
  • Executive Director, Prince Salman Center for Disability Research (PSCDR)
  • Under his leadership, KFSH&RC became the site of the first biotechnology complex in KSA in support of the Kingdom’s comprehensive program for science and technology
  • Credited with the establishment and implementation of guidelines for medical research pertaining to scientific and ethical values both at KFSH&RC-Riyadh and PSCDR



Professor R. J. Nicholls

Lectured 2010: “History of Ileal Pouches”

  • Emeritus Consultant Surgeon, St. Mark's Hospital
  • Visiting Professor of Colorectal Surgery, Imperial College London
  • President of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland 2000
  • Editor, Colorectal Disease
  • Hon FRCSED, Hon FRCSGlas, FRCS (Halett prize)



Professor John Northover

Lectured 2009: “The Surgical Treatment of Rectal Cancer: Is There a Need to Re-visit Basingstoke Again”

  • Honorary Consultant Surgeon, St Mark's Hospital for Intestinal & Colorectal Disorders (1984-2012)
  • Prof. of Intestinal Surgery, Imperial College London 2001-Onwards
  • Director of Cancer Research, United Kingdom (Previously the Imperial Cancer Research Fund: Bowel Cancer Unit, 1984-2005)
  • President of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland 2007-2008


Day One - 26/3/2017


The William Hugh Isbister Lecture – Future Trends in Diverticular Disease Management and Clinical Practice Guidelines

Screening Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer in Saudi Arabia – Presidential Address from the Saudi Gastroenterology Association

Coffee Break

Total Mesorectal Excision: Become an Expert

Robotic Resection of Middle and Low Rectal Cancer

Robotic vs. Laparoscopic Left and Right Colectomy

Single Dock Robotic Rectal Surgery

Rate of Skill Acquisition in the Use of a Robotic Laparoscope Holder


Moderators: Dr. Khayal Alkayal / Dr. Fatima Badahdah / Dr. Omar Al Obaid

Colon Cancer, the Kuwaiti Experience

Role of Surgical Excision of the Primary Tumor in Incurable Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer

Perforated Colonic Cancer: Evidence-Based Management

Impact of Obesity on Preoperative Staging of Rectal Cancer

Genetic Testing for Hereditary Colorectal Diseases: Role of Immunohistonchemistry and Algorithm for Diagnosis of Lynch Syndrome

Outcome of Multivisceral Resection in Locally Advanced Colorectal Cancer

Stage or Simmultaneous Hepatic Metastectomy

Emergency Surgery for Obstructive Colon Cancer: Revise your Strategy


Day Two- 27/3/2017

8:00 am



9:00 am

Interview with Media



9:20 am

Recital of Quran



9:40 am

Saudi Society of Colon & Rectal Surgery (SSCRS) Address

Prof. Nasser Al Sanea


10:00 am

Saudi Chapter of Enterostomal Therapy (SCET) Address

Ms. Denise Hibbert


10:00 am

Inaugural Oration

Prof. Qasim Al Qasabi 


10:10 am

Award Ceremony


10:20 am

Ceremonial picture with Executive Board of SSCRS and SCET and International Guests


10:40 am

Coffee Break

ENDOSCOPIC TECHNIQUES (Moderators: Dr. Khaled Sabr / Dr. Khalifa Almulhim)

11:00 am

Colonic Stenting: Tips for Success

Dr. Samar Al Homoud


11:20 am

Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision: A New Fashion or Real Solution for Low Rectal Cancer

Prof. Khaled Madbouly


11:40 am

Detection of Dysplasia in Ulcerative Colitis: New Technology

Dr. Amir Butt


12:20 pm

Lunch and Prayer

Minimal Invasive Technique (Moderators: Dr. Luai Ashari / Prof. Alaa Abduljabbar)

1:00 pm

Splenic Flexure Approaches in Laparoscopic Left Colectomy: The Surgeon Must Master

Dr. Thamer Altayeb


1:20 pm

Medial to Lateral Left Colectomy & Variations

Dr. Saad Al Zulfa


1:40 pm

Tricks and Pitfalls in Single Port Laparoscopic Colectomy

Prof. Ahmed Al Zubaidi


2:00 pm

Laparoscopic Specific Complications

Dr. Omar Al Obaid


2:20 pm

Pfannenstiel Incision in Rectal Laparoscopy Surgery: Let us Reconsider

Dr. Abdullah Alqahtani


2:40 pm

Laparoscopic Colectomy in the Obese

Dr. Mohammed Aseeri


3:00 pm

Laparoscopic Bowel Resection in Complicated Crohn’s Disease

Dr. Khayal Alkayal


3:20 pm

End of Day Two

Business Meeting (Invitees only)

4:30 pm

Establishment of Gulf Countries Society of Colon & Rectal Surgery




Day Three - 26/3/2017

8:00 am


The expanding role of colorectal nurse specialists (Patroned by SCET: Saudi Chapter in Enterostomal Therapy)

Moderators: Ms. Denise Hibbert / Dr. Nasser Al Sanea

9:00 am

Prevention and Management of High Output Ileostomy

Ms. Louise Rafferty


9:20 am

Investigating Patients with Disorders of Defecation

Ms. Hajer Al Sabaa


9:40 am

Biofeedback Indications and Practical Issues

Ms. Kholoud Al Hassan


10:00 am

LARS: Complex and Under-Diagnosed

Ms. Denise Hibbert


10:20 am

Progress Report of the Saudi Hereditary Colorectal Tumor Registry (HeCTR) and cultural obstacles

Ms. Sagal Shire


10:40 am

Coffee Break

Defecator Disorders (Moderators: Dr. Mohammed Aseeri / Dr. Thamer Altayeb / Dr. Dafer Al Shehri)

10:50 am

Obstructed Defecation from Local Therapy to Neuromodulation

Prof. Khaled Madbouly


11:10 am

Laparoscopic Ventral Rectopexy

Dr. Ahmad Badrek-Amoudi


11:30 am

Laparoscopic Approach for Rectal Prolapse

Dr. Luai Ashari


11:50 am

Anal Sphincter Injury in Sexually Abused Individuals

Dr. Ohoud Al Amoudi


12:10 am

Loperamide versus Psyllium for the Treatment of Fecal Incontinence

Dr. Khalifa Al Mulhim


12:30 pm

Lunch and Prayer

Colorectal Cancer II ( Moderators: Dr. Ahmed Badrek-Amoudi / Dr. Manzoor Dar / Dr. Abdullah Alqahtani)

1:30 pm

Intraoperative Radiation for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

Dr. Abdullah Alsuhaibani


1:50 pm

Tumor Regression after Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation: Time for a Standardized Classification

Dr. Hussah Al Hussaini

2:10 pm

Ovarian Transposition Prior to Chemoradiation for Rectal Cancer

Dr. Alaa Abduljabbar


2:30 pm

Clinical Practice Guidelines in Colon and Rectal Cancer - Saudi Oncology Society OR HIPEC vs. Cytoteductive Surgery only in Peritioneal Metastasis

Dr. Shouki Bazarbashi


Colorectal Potpourri

2:50 pm

Laparoscopic Peritoneal Biopsy to Diagnose Peritoneal Tuberculosis

Dr. Mohammed Abunada

3:10 pm

Impact of Goal Directed Fluid Theraoy in Colorectal Surgery

Dr. Nezar Khalifa

3:30 pm

Time Honored Treatment for Fistula in Ano

Dr. Mohammed Al Zahrani

3:50 pm

Anastomotic Leaks: Risk Factors and Role of Indocyanine Green

Dr. Antonio Privitera

4:10 pm

Nutritional Supplement During ERAS Colorectal Surgery

Ms. Reem Hawari

4:30 pm

Prolonged Anticoagulation after Laparoscopic Colorectal Resection: Indications

Dr. Hakeam Hakeam


4:50 pm

Closing Remarks

5:00 pm

End of Day Three

Day Four - 29/3/2017


DAY FOUR – WEDNESDAY, 29 MARCH 2017 (to be held at Classroom 1 & 5, KFSH&RC)*

Fistula Management Strategies

9:00 am

LIFT Procedure: Indications and Success Rate

Dr. Nahla Arab


9:30 am

Fistula Plug: Indication and Success Rate

Prof. Ahmed Al Zubaidi


10:00 am

Seton Insertion: Description of Technique & Success Rate

Dr. Mohammed Al Zahrani


10:30 am

Laser Therapy for Anal Fistula: Description & Success Rate

Dr. Khayal Alkayal


11:00 am

Rectovginal Fistula: Think Twice

Dr. Abdullah Alqahtani


Management of Complications after colorectal procedures

1:00 pm

Non-healing Pilonidal Sinus

Dr. Saad Al Zulfa


1:30 pm

Difficult Anal Fistulae: Different options, Personal Experience of 15 Years

Dr. Mohammed Aseeri


2:00 pm

Dehisced Colorectal Anastomosis

Dr. Ali Al Zahrani


2:30 pm

Management of Intraoperative Pelvic Bleeding

Dr. Dafer Al Shehri


3:00 pm

Ischemic Left Colonic Anastomosis

Dr. Rami Alsairafi


3:30 pm

Management of Colonoscopic Perforation

Dr. Ohoud Al Amoudi


4:30 pm



Abdullah Alqahtani
Consultant general and colorectal surgeon, Chairman, Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship examination committee
Nasser Al Sanea
President of the Saudi Society of Colon & Rectal Surgery
Allaa Abduljabbar
Vice President, Director Colorectal Surgery Fellowship Training Program
Dr. Omar Al Obaid
Vice President and Treasurer
Samar Al Homoud
Luai Ashari
Thamer A. Altayeb
Consultant, General, Laparoscopic and Colorectal surgeoun
Dr. Ohoud Alamoudi
colorectal consultant