Upcoming webinar

Fasting's influence on irritable bowel syndrome and dyspepsia

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Time: 7.30 p.m. (Beirut) / 6.30 p.m. (Cairo) / 8.30 p.m. (Dubai) / 7.30 p.m. (Amman) / 6.30 p.m. (Vienna)

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Speakers Overview

Prof. Khalil Bedran


Dr. Abbas Bahr


Prof. Khalil Bedran (LEBANON)


Prof. Khalil Bedran is currently Head of Division at St Georges University Medical Center and President of the Lebanese Society of Gastroenterology. Moreover, Professor Bedran is Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Gastroenterology – Proctology at the UOB Faculty of Medicine. As former Assistant Chairman (2000-2004) and Vice-Chair (2004-2006), he also served as member on the Medical and Technical Development Committee (2005-2007) at Saint Georges University Medical Centre. 

After completing his doctorate and role as Assistant Chairman of the Department of Medicine (2002-2004), Prof. Bedran became Coordinator of the MED III programme, a member of the MED III Teaching Committee, the Student Affairs Committee and the Curriculum Committee at Balamand University Faculty. His clinical experience includes his role as Principal Investigator in a phase II clinical trial on Crohn's disease and Sub-Investigator in phase III clinical trials on ulcerative colitis.


Balamand Faculty of Medicine

  • 2003 – current    Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Saint Georges University Medical Center

  • 2015 – current    Head of Division
  • 2005 – current    Physicians Fee Committee

Activity in the Lebanese Order of Physician (LOP)

  • Member of Society of Gastroenterology
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the LOP
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Pan Arab Gastroenterology Congress

Activity in the Lebanese Society

  • 2020 – current President
  • 2018 – 2019    President elect

Research interest

Prof. Bedran's main research interest includes inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), where he is actively involved in numerous clinical trials. Moreover, he is engaged in many prospective studies in the field of fatty liver disease.


2000      The first Syrian-Jordanian Lebanese Congress Aleph
2003      Endoscopic Ultrasonography experience in the malignant rectal pathology congress
              “Francophone en Chirurgie Digestive”.


IBS: from diagnostic to treatment

Dr. Abbas Bahr, MD (LEBANON)


Dr. Abbas Bahr is Head of the Gastroenterology Division at Bahman Hospital and an attending Consultant in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Interventional Proctology in Lebanon, with previous activities in clinical research at Saint-Antoine Hospital. Moreover, Dr. Bahr acts as a lecturer in Gastroenterology at the Faculty of Medicine of LAU and LU Universities.


2005 – current

  • Attending Consultant in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Interventional Proctology in Lebanon
  • Head of Division of Gastroenterology at Bahman Hospital

Jan 2005 – Nov 2003

  • Clinical researcher at the INSERM unit, Saint-Antoine Hospital (Paris, France)

Oct2003 – Nov2002

  • Seventh and eighth semester as a clinical resident in Medico-surgical Proctology 
    Professor ATIENZA, DIACONESSES Hospital (Paris, France)

April 2002 – May2001

  • Fourth and fifth semester as a clinical resident in Hepatology, Liver Transplant and Digestive Reanimation

Oct 2002 – May 2002 

  • Sixth semester as a clinical resident in GE and Nutritional Assessment
    Professor MESSING, LARIBOISIERE Hospital (Paris, France) 

April 2001 – Nov 2000

  • Third semester as a clinical resident in GE, Hepatology and Internal Medicine
    Professor COFFIN, LOUIS MOURIER Hospital (Colombes, France)
    Professor POUPON, SAINT-ANTOINE Hospital (Paris, France) 

Oct 2000 – May 2000

  • Second semester Clinical as a resident in GE, Hepatology and Digestive Reanimation
    Professor CHAPUT, ANTOINE BECLERE Hospital (Clamart, France) 

April 2000 – Nov 1999

  • First semester as a clinical resident in GE, Hepatology and Internal Medicine
    Professor CATTAN, VILLENEUVE SAINT-GEORGES Hospital (Paris, France)

Research interest

Dr. Bahr's research interests include haematology and oncology alongside the field of gastroenterology.


Management of dyspepsia during fasting time