The Jordanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

جمعية أطباء الجهاز الهضمي والكبد الاردنية

بالتعاون مع جمعية ممرضي وممرضات وفنيي تنظير الجهاز الهضمي الأردنية

The Jordanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

In Collaboration with The Jordanian Association of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Nurses and Associates (JAGENA)

 المؤتمر الدولي الأردني الحادي عشر لأمراض الجهاز الهضمي والكبد

The 11th  International Congress of The Jordanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

April 27-29, 2017

Le Méridien Amman, Amman-Jordan





Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing committee it gives me a great pleasure to invite you to attend “The 11th International Congress of The Jordanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The congress will take place at Le Méridien Hotel Amman, Jordan during the period between 27-29 April 2017.


This Congress is designed to provide the practicing gastroenterologist with updated information on diseases of the GI tract and the liver in addition to an update on cutting edge diagnostic, therapeutic and endoscopic techniques. 


We hope that this congress will give attendees and Speakers an opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of Jordan, the diversity of its scenery and its sacred and historical sites.


We look forward to welcoming you in Jordan.

Dr. Kassab Harfoushi

President of the Congress

President of the Jordanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Mobile: +962 79 5500939


The Major Scientific Topics of the Conference are:

  • NASH

  • IBD

  • Endoscopy

  • Functional bowel disease

  • Obesity

  • Celiac and food allergy

  • Miscellaneous


Congress Committees

Executive Committee

  • Kassab Harfoushi, President of the Congress

  • Majed Nusair, Vice President 

  • Waseem Hamoudi, Secretary General 

  • Ahmad Qarqash, Chairman of the Scientific Committee

  • Mohammed Rashid, Chairman of the Financial Committee  


Scientific Committee

  • Ahmad Qarqash, Chair 
  • Awni Abu-Sneineh 
  • Maha Barbar 
  • Firas Zurikat 
  • Mohammad Rawashdeh 
  • Ihab Shehadeh 
  • Mohammed Rashid 
  • Imad Ghazzawi 
  • Tarek Qutob 
  • Khaled Jadallah 
  • Waseem Hamoudi 
  • Yaser Al Rayan 
  • Maisam Akroush 
  • Yousef Ajlouni 
  • Majed Nusair 
  • Amer Khatib


Organizing Committee

  • Kassab Harfoushi, President 
  • Ahmad Qarqash 
  • Nazieh Ababneh 
  • Niyazi Abu-Farsakh 
  • Qasem Kamal 
  • Ruwaida Hijazeen 
  • Amjad Obeidat 
  • Anwar Jarrad 
  • Fadi Diab 
  • Imad Ghazzawi 
  • Safwan Khasawneh 
  • Hashem Abu-Hassan 
  • Salem Khatatneh 
  • Hisham Nazer 
  • Waleed Obeidat 
  • Junaid N. Mahmoud 
  • Waseem Hamoudi 
  • Karim Issa Lutfi 
  • Ziad Sharaiha 
  • Majed Nusair 
  • Lilishor Hijaz 
  • Mohammed Rashid 
  • Han’a Al-Shami 
  • Mustafa Shennak 
  • Naim Abu-Nabah


Social Committee

  • Bilal AlSmadi 
  • Muhanad Qadan 
  • Lawrence AlRousan 
  • Sawsan Abdo

Call For Abstract

Abstracts and Presentations must be in English. Please include a brief statement of the purpose of study, the method used, the result observed, and the conclusions based upon the results. Abstracts should be submitted through emails below. Acknowledgement of the receipt of abstract submission will be returned to author email address immediately upon submission. 


Jordan Valley Conferences & Exhibitions Services

Tel: +962-6-4618448

Fax: +962-6-4618558




*The Official Language of the congress is English


This congress will be accredited CMEs by the Jordanian Medical Council.

Congress Registration Fees

International Participants: $300

Members of the Jordanian Society of Gastroenterology: JOD70 

Local Participants: JOD100

Resident: JOD70 

Medical Students (attending scientific sessions): FREE (Pre-Registration is required)


The Registration fees include: Access to the opening ceremony, the scientific sessions, exhibition, lunches, coffee breaks, and congress bag which includes a certificate of attendance, and abstract book with final program. (Except medical students). 


The JOA Secretariat

Jordan Valley Conferences & exhibition services

Tel: +962 6 461 8448

Fax: +962 6 4618558




Hotel Accommodation

Venue: Le Meridien Hotel Amman (5 stars) 

Single room: $181

Double room: $200

Standard Room (Main venue of the Congress)

-Above rates in US dollar, per night per room inclusive of 10% service charge & 16% sales tax.

-Above rates include Buffet Breakfast.




Climate: Average Temperature in April varies between (22c-25c) Mostly

Currency: The Jordanian official currency is Jordanian Dinar (JD)

The rate of exchange for US Dollar = 0.7 JD

Transportation: From airport (queen Alia) to hotel taxis always available, price about 25 JD (35$)

Visa: For participation from Europe and US. Need visa, it can be obtained on arrival to Queen Alia International Airport.

Letter of Invitation: This will be forwarded upon request without any financial obligations from the congress.


Event’s Downloads

File Name


Scientific Program


First Announcement


Hotel Reservation Form


Registration From



Le Méridien Amman