ABU DHABI, UAE, November 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Under the patronage of the Ministry of Health and Prevention - United Arab Emirates, The Emirates Gastroenterology & Hepatology Society (EGHS) has joint forces for the first time in the history of the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO), to jointly co-organise "Gastro 2016." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161116/440101 ) 1,500 delegates from 80 countries will convene in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre for 3 days from 17 th to 19 thNovember 2016 at the largest International Conference on Gastroenterology and Hepatology to ever take place in the region. Commenting on Gastro 2016, Dr. Yousif Al Serkal - Assistant Undersecretary for Hospitals Sector, UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention said: "I would like to use the opportunity of such eminent gathering of luminary experts and world leading minds in the fields of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, to re-emphasis the importance of combined efforts; by health authorities, organizations, research and education institutes; on an international scale, to combat the ever growing healthcare challenges facing our world today." Dr. Maryam Al Khatry - President of EGHS said: "I would like to extend our deepest appreciation to HE Abdel Rahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention for his continued support and to thank our WGO / EGHS colleagues and strategic partners for their efforts and support in bringing timely scientific knowledge and medical education to the region." "Gastro 2016 includes an outstanding lineup of key note lectures by 53 imminent world experts from 20 countries and a rich educational program with 327 oral and poster presentations showcasing research findings from 60 countries. We are also organizing live transmission sessions of endoscopy cases from Rashid Hospital, as well as the highly in demand "Hands-on Training" program with the capacity to cater for training over 600 physicians throughout the three days," she added.