Abu Dhabi to host major diabetes summit
Abu Dhabi, March 7, 2010
The Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the regulatory body of the UAE capital's healthcare sector and European Association for study of Diabetes (EASD) will host the first International Abu Dhabi Diabetes Congress (ADDC) this week.
The conference, to be held from March 12 to 14 at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, aims to address the identification, causes and prevention of diabetes mellitus, relating factors such as obesity and cardiovascular diseases and the latest in management and treatment strategies.
The ground breaking conference will bring together over 20 leading experts from Europe, the US and the UAE, including some of the leading researchers.
The experts list includes Prof Clifford J Bailey of Aston University, UK; Prof Ele Ferrannini of the University of Pisa, Italy; and Prof. Luc Van Gaal of Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium, Ulf Smith, president of EASD and Phillip Halban from Switzerland.
HAAD chief executive officer Zaid Al Siksek said, We are committed to supporting the continuing development of our healthcare professionals and combating the incidence of diabetes through education and training.'
'We are delighted that Abu Dhabi's first international diabetes congress will be attended by some of the industry's great minds, and we are sure that all delegates will take back a wealth of experience and education to share with their patients and fellow colleagues,' he added.
According to the latest research, diabetes mellitus is the second leading cause of death in the UAE and affects 25 per cent of UAE Nationals.-TradeArabia News Service