Welcome Message

Dr. Jack Rychik, Dr. Einat Birk & Dr. Werner Gerhard Diehl

Dear Colleagues,

Children are our future, and their health and well-being are critical to our society. It is now clear that human health throughout the course of life starts with good prenatal care and health before birth. With a rising pediatric population in the Middle East, developing nations in the region are focusing greater attention on prenatal, infant and pediatric healthcare, thereby investing in their communal and societal futures.

The field of medicine is an example where common interests in healing and improving the human condition is a strong catalyst for international collaboration, with the mutual goals of sharing knowledge, improving outcomes for our patients, and building sustainable relationships for friendly exchange. The advent of the Abraham Accords between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and other Arab neighbors, has created opportunities for such collaboration within the region and around the globe. The exchange of knowledge and sharing of experiences allows for improved outcomes for all our patients world-wide.

It is with these concepts in mind and on the heels of a highly successful conference event held in 2022 that leaders at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the United States, Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel, and Corniche Hospital together with Sheikh Khalifa Medical City from SEHA Abu Dhabi Health Services, in United Arab Emirates have joined together to host the 2nd International-Middle East Fetal & Neonatal Cardiovascular Disease Conference. This 2 and ½ day state-of-the-art event, will be live in-person and a virtual hybrid educational conference and will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on Friday through Sunday November 3-5, 2023. 

The field of prenatal and neonatal cardiovascular care is a unique collaboration that spans a number of specialties including genetics, obstetrics, maternal-fetal medicine, imaging, neonatology, pediatric cardiology, cardiac surgery, pediatric intensive care, psychology, and ethics. Our focus this year is on “Case-based Learning in Fetal & Neonatal Cardiovascular Disease: Challenges & Solutions.” The Program includes informative lectures partnered with case presentations to provide for practical learning. We have invited leading experts in the field from the region and around the world to lecture and interact with a global community of attendees interested in learning about the latest standards of care, imaging techniques and innovations for the fetus and newborn with heart disease.

We invite your participation in this exciting learning experience and look forward to building collaborative relationships that will expand and grow to our professional benefit and to the benefit of our patients.

We welcome you to Abu Dhabi on November 3-5, 2023!

Jack Rychik, MD
Director Fetal Heart Program,
Associate Chief Cardiology,
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA

Einat Birk, MD
Head of The Institute of Cardiology,
Scneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel,
Petah Tikva, Israel

Werner Gerhard Diehl, MD
Chief, Fetal Medicine & Imaging,
Corniche Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE


For more information please contact:
Phone: +971 2 4919 888

Ms. Zandy
+971 56 5033746

Mr. Afsal
+971 56 5033747

Conference Venue
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi - Corniche
Managing Office
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