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Advanced Diabetes Conference

Advanced Diabetes Conference from Imperial College London Diabetes Centre will run for the sixth time in 2018, providing cutting-edge interactive sessions focussed around the latest clinical practice, as well as treatment and management challenges of diabetes.

Participants can bring their difficult cases and have them debated, discussed and dissected by experts at the interactive workshops. 

With many learned speakers, many important subjects covered and a number of HAAD-accredited CME hours on offer, it is already a firm fixture on the calendar for the region’s medical sector.

DATE 27-28 April, 2018
TIMINGS 8.30am - 5.30pm

Junior doctors, medical specialists, doctors, endocrinologists

VENUE Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi
ADMISSION AED 1,100 (Early Bird rate until March 26)
TELEPHONE +971 (0) 3 746 4848
ACCREDITATION CME Hours TBC (Health Authority Abu Dhabi)



Friday 19 May, 2017

  • 8:00Registration
  • 9:00Introduction and Welcome
  • 9:15 Update on Diabetes Guidelines 2018TBC, Speaker to be confirmed
  • 10:00 Practitioners management of kidney diseaseDr Mustafa Ahmed, Consultant Nephrologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre
  • 10:45Coffee break
  • 11:15Parallel Workshops A-D
    A: Technology and glycaemic controlDr Ahmed El Laboudi, Consultant Endocrinologist & Diabetologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre B: Acute hypo/hyperglycaemic emergenciesDr Amir Sam, Senior Lecturer and Consultant Endocrinologist, Hammersmith Hospital Imperial College London, UKC: Cardiovascular risk in diabetesDr Raad Nari, Consultant, Internal Medicine, Imperial College London Diabetes CentreDr Sara Qureshi, Consultant, Internal Medicine Imperial College London Diabetes Centre D: Dietary updateDr Ali Khalili, Consultant, Family Medicine, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre
  • 12:15Lunch and prayer time

  • 13:45The Debate: This house proposes that SGLT2 inhibitors should be used as first line therapy in type 2 diabetes patients with known cardiovascular diseaseFor: Dr Mahamood Edavalath, Consultant Endocrinologist & Diabetologist, Imperial College London Diabetes CentreAgainst: Dr Lina Yassine, Consultant Endocrinologist and Diabetologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre
  • 14:45Parallel Workshops A-D Repeated
  • 15:45Coffee break
  • 16:00 Diabetic RetinopathyDr Imran Ansari, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre
  • 16:30 Diabetes in special situations-travelling and sportDr Alero Adjene, Consultant Endocrinologist and Diabetologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre
  • 17:00Close

Saturday 20 May, 2017

  • 8:00Registration
  • 8:45Learning points from Day 1 – Interactive Quiz
  • 9:15Gestational diabetes: An evidence based approach?TBC, Speaker to be confirmed
  • 10:00Diabetes in childrenTBC, Speaker to be confirmed
  • 10:45Parallel Workshops A-D Repeated
  • 11:45Diabetes in later lifeDr Raad Nari, Consutlant, Internal Medicine, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre
  • 12:30Genetic DiabetesDr Sara Suliman, Consultant Endocrinologist & Diabetologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre
  • 13:15Final comments
  • 13:30Lunch & Close

Cost per Registration:

At ICLDC Abu Dhabi or Al Ain


The Advanced Diabetes Conference 2018 is being held at the Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Hotel in Abu Dhabi.  

Location and how to get there.


Each themed workshop will include at least one delegate clinicalcase. As a meeting delegate, you are expected to submit a case, even if youhave not already done so. If you wish to present a case please submit anabstract which will be considered by the Conference Organising Committee.

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and should be sent asan attached word document. Click here to see a suggested template.

Please send your abstracts by email to by April 20, 2016 at the latest.

If you have your case accepted for the meeting, please ensure toprepare your case presentation. You should have no more than 6 slides plustitle slide WITHOUT animations for your 10 minute case presentation. Thispresentation will be given in one of the workshop groups to be discussed withthe workshop conveners and your fellow delegates. A suggested structure foryour slides is included below:

·        Slide 1 :Title of abstract, name of author, allocated session title including day andtime

·        Slide 2 :Patient History

·        Slide 3 :Investigations

·        Slide 4 :Imaging (if any, otherwise omit; take care that no identifying information isincluded)

·        Slide 5 :Questions for the audience

·        Slide 6 :Case resolution/follow up

Please sendyour case presentations by email to by May 4, 2016 at the latest.

Please alsobring your presentation with you on a memory stick and report to theregistration desk to upload your presentation when you arrive.

Delegateswill be notified of which workshops they will be presenting in before themeeting and an abstract book of the cases will be uploaded onto this websiteafter the meeting.

Deadline for abstracts submission 15 April.


A: Technology and glycaemic control
B: Acute hypo/hyperglycaemic emergencies
C: Cardiovascular risk in diabetes
D: Dietary update


The course fee does not include accommodation; however, ICLDC is pleased to be able to offer preferential rates for ESE Clinical Update delegates at the Hilton Capital Grand Hotel, venue of the conference. To receive the preferential rate, please email and specify your full name and required rooms and dates you wish to stay.