Dear Colleagues,

It gives me a great pleasure to welcome you to the Gulf Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the Third Clinical Congress and the Gulf Chapter Annual Meeting to be held in JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai, United Arab Emirates during the period 29-31 October, 2015

Building on your contribution to the success of the first and second editions of the Clinical Congress and the Gulf Chapter Annual Meetings, we are delighted to welcome you in the bustling metropolitan city of Dubai. The 2015 edition has taken a graceful step towards the international arena in order to deliver a higher calibre meeting. The scientific committee has compiled a rich and versatile program with plenty of educational opportunities in the growing and exciting field of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.

Through a culmination of collective efforts, an outstanding three-day program was designed to deliver a high-level scientific content with several state of the art lectures, plenary sessions, oral and poster presentations, clinical debates and clinical practice symposia. The sessions provide major updates and state-of-the art presentations delivered by reputable international and regional keynote speakers.

In addition to an exciting clinical conference, we are also delighted this year to invite delegates to participate in multiple educational opportunities during the AACE Gulf Chapter Pre-Conference events which include an exclusive two-day comprehensive case-based review course on all major aspects of Endocrinology and Metabolism which will provide ample opportunities for interactive sessions between the participants and several renown international and national faculty. Furthermore, the scientific program has been enriched with a one-day dedicated workshop for allied health professionals to enhance their individual roles in endocrine care. Building on last year success, we are also offering our popular full day introductory Neck Ultrasound Course covering theoretical basis and hands-on sessions on neck ultrasonography for clinicians. The tutors of this course are AACE ultrasound experts and the course prepare candidates who may want to pursue the AACE Certification Program, ECNU.

We are looking forward to welcoming your participation in this unique educational experience and hope to see you in the charming Dubai!


Ali S. Alzahrani, MD, FACE
President, AACE Gulf Chapter