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Advanced Diabetes Conference

Advanced Diabetes Conference from Imperial College London Diabetes Centre will run for the fifth time in 2017, 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 19-20 May, 2017
TIMINGS 8.30am - 5.30pm

Junior doctors, medical specialists, doctors, endocrinologists

VENUE Hilton Capital Grand, Abu Dhabi
ADMISSION AED 1,100 (Early Bird rate until April 20)
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 Diabetes Guidelines 2017HE Prof Maha Barakat, Director General, Health Authority Abu Dhabi
  • 10:00 Renal UpdateDr Mustafa Ahmed, Consultant Nephrologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre
  • 10:45Coffee break
  • 11:15Parallel Workshops 
    A: Diabetic footDr Sami Tabib, Consultant Podiatrist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre B: Bariatric ManagementDr Matthew Allum, Consultant Endocrinologist and Diabetologist, Imperial College London Diabetes CentreDr Mohgah El Sheikh, Consultant Endocrinologist, Imperial College London Diabetes CentreDr Farhana Bin Lootah, Specialist, Internal Medicine, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre C: Barriers to adherenceDr Raad Nari, Consultant, Internal Medicine, Imperial College London Diabetes CentreDr Sawsan Halawi, Clinical Psychologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre
  • 12:15Lunch and prayer time
  • 13:30The Debate: This house believe that insulin should be initiated straight away in impaired glucose and autoantibody positive patients
    For: Dr Sherif El Refee, Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Imperial College London Diabetes CentreAgainst: Dr Mohamed Suliman, Consultant Endocrinologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre
  • 14:45Parallel Workshops
  • 15:45Coffee break
  • 16:00 Diabetic RetinopathyDr Imran Ansari, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre
  • 16:45 Diabetes in Ramadan and HajjDr Abbas Raza, Consultant Endocrinologist, Shaukat Khanum Hospital and Research Centre, Pakistan
  • 17:30Close

Saturday 20 May, 2017

  • 8:30Registration
  • 9:00Preventing CVD in people with diabetes: What's with all these new drugs?Prof John Chambers, Reader in cardiovascular medicine, Imperial College London, UK
  • 09:45Diabetes & Sleep ApnoeaDr Khaled Saleh, Staff Physician, Respiratory & Critical Care Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • 10:30Coffee break
  • 10:45Parallel Workshops A-C
  • 11:45Terrible teensDr Amani Osman, Consultant Paediatric Diabetologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre
  • 12:30Bariatric SurgeryDr Mohammed Al Hadad, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon, Healthpoint, UAE
  • 13:15Final comments
  • 13:30Close

Cost per Registration:

At ICLDC Abu Dhabi or Al Ain


The Advanced Diabetes Conference 2017 is being held at the Hilton Capital Grand Hotel, 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 5 May.


A) Diabetic foot

B) Bariatric management

C) Barriers to adherance


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.