Welcome Message

 
 
Dear Colleagues,
 
On behalf of the 2020 congress committee, it is an honor to invite you to the 9th International Pediatric Congress for Hypospadias & Disorder of Sex Development (ISHID) in association with World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS) hosted by the International Society for Hypospadias and DSD (ISHID) to be held on 27-28 March, 2020 at Bab Al Qasr Hotel in Abu Dhabi UAE.
 
The international scientific programme committee plans to build on the successes of first eight congresses by encouraging research in this very specialist and multi factorial area of medicine. The Committee is planning a truly international faculty of opinion leaders to come to Abu Dhabi, providing a very integrated and inclusive programme with the aim of improving outcomes at our places of work.
 
The conference aims to promote a better understanding of congenital genito-urinary anomalies, focusing on hypospadias and disorders of sex development, through a world-wide collaboration of scientists, surgeons, physicians and psychologists. The congress is an international platform for inter-disciplinary dialogue for specialists with all interested parties.
 
The Program will feature Video Presentations of Procedures, Round Table Discussions, Keynote Presentations, Pro-Con Debates and most importantly Free Papers. with such a challenging subject, and most important to the Congress, is the breadth of experience that all the delegates will bring to the Congress.
 
An exciting program has been planned including interdisciplinary sessions and workshops. As in previous events we expect to have a great number of participants from all over the world, from different specialties involved in the care of patients with abnormalities of the external genitalia. A number of worldwide experts will be participating in the meeting, providing an excellent forum for interactive discussions that, I am sure all of us will benefit from.
 
Join us, and your colleagues, for this important milestone highlighting more than nine years of groundbreaking research and innovation.
 
We look forward to seeing you in Abu Dhabi. It’s the perfect opportunity to visit this premier city.
 
Prof. Amin El-Gohary
President of ISHID
Professor & Head of the Department of Paediatric Surgery,
Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE