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MRCP Part 1 and Part 2 are hosted several times a year at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, offering young doctors the opportunity for high standard preparation as they study for Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP) examination. The programmes are designed to give participants practical knowledge as well as an excellent opportunity to interact and learn with their peers and experts.

More than 300 junior doctors and medical specialists have participated in the programmes since 2010, attending a three-day workshop in either MRCP Part 1 or Part 2, in preparation for the MRCP examinations.

The MRCP courses are a product of the partnership between Imperial College London Diabetes Centre and the UK’s Imperial College London. All of the MRCP programme leaders are from Imperial College London

DATE : 19-20 May, 2017
TIMINGS: 9:00am - 5:00pm
AUDIENCE: Junior Doctors
VENUE: Hilton Capital Grand Hotel, Abu Dhabi
TELEPHONE : +971 (0) 3 746 4848
ACCREDITATION:  MRCP Part 1 is accrediated by Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD)
MRCP Part 2 is accredited by Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD)



Day 1 – May 19, 2017

  • Part 01
  • 08:30Registration
  • 9:00 Endocrinology and Metabolic MedicineProf Karim Meeran 
  • 11:00Coffee break
  • 11:15Infectious DiseasesProf Karim Meera
  • 13:00Lunch
  • 14:15Basic ScienceProf Karim Meeran
  • 15:30coffee break
  • 15:45GastroenterologyDr Amir Sam
  • 17:30Conclusions

Day 2 – May 20, 2017

  • Part 02
  • 8:30Registration
  • 9:00Metabolic MedicineProf Karim Meeran
  • 11:00Coffee break
  • 11:30Clinical Pharmacology, Therapeutics and ToxicologyDr John Chambers
  • 13:15Lunch
  • 14:00Rheumatology and General MedicineProf Karim Meeran
  • 15:45Infectious DiseasesProf Karim Meeran
  • 17:30Conclusions

Day 2 – May 20, 2017

  • Part 01
  • 9:00 HaematologyDr John Chambers 
  • 11:00Coffee break
  • 11:15Renal MedicineDr Amir Sam
  • 13:00Lunch
  • 14:00StatisticsDr John Chambers
  • 15:00GeneticsDr John Chambers
  • 15:30coffee break
  • 15:45Clinical PharmacologyDr John Chambers
  • 17:30Conclusions

Day 2 – May 20, 2017

  • Part 02
  • 9:00EndocrinologyProf Karim Meeran
  • 11:00Coffee break
  • 11:00HaematologyDr John Chambers
  • 13:00Lunch
  • 14:00GastroenterologyDr Amir Sam
  • 15:45CardiologyDr John Chambers
  • 17:30Conclusions



Cost per Registration:

At ICLDC Abu Dhabi or Al Ain


Dr Amir Sam

Dr Amir Sam received his BSc with First Class Honours in 2000 and his MBBS in 2003 from UCL with the University of London Gold Medal Proxime Accessit award. He completed his postgraduate training in Oxford and London, during which he received several teaching awards. He gained membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2006 and started working as an Academic Clinical Fellow in Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Hammersmith Hospital. He was awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship in 2008.

He earned his PhD in Neuroendocrinology from Imperial College London in 2011, before being appointed as an Academic Clinical Lecturer. His research interest is in the role gut hormones in glucose homeostasis and insulin resistance. He is a co-author of the Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine, Rapid Medicine and Lecture Notes Endocrinology and Diabetes. He is currently working as a Consultant Physician at the Hammersmith hospital and is the Director of Clinical studies at the Charing Cross hospital.

Prof John Chambers

Prof John Chambers Qualified  in 1991 at Oxford University. His postgraduate training was in Cardiology & Medicine at Hammersmith, St Mary’s and Royal Brompton and he has a PhD in cardiovascular medicine at Imperial College. Prof Chambers has  many years experience in postgraduate teaching including BBR 

and Paces MRCP courses, as well as Imperial College DIM, DIC and BSc courses.


His research focuses on the investigation of genetic and environmental mechanisms underlying obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and related phenotypic disturbances in Indian Asians. In the last ten years he has helped to establish the London Life Sciences Population (LOLIPOP) study, one of the largest cohort studies of Indian Asians world-wide. Research efforts have capitalised on this unique population cohort, to provide new insight into the mechanisms underlying obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other human phenotypes.


Prof Karim Meeran

Professor Karim Meeran qualified from the Royal Free Hospital in 1988 and trained in Endocrinology at Hammersmith Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital. He is Professor of Endocrinology, Deputy Director of Medical Education and Lead Clinician for Endocrinology. He has established a strong clinical and educational link with the Abu Dhabi Imperial College London Diabetes Centre. He has an international reputation for the treatment of endocrine disease and has published extensively in this field. Professor Meeran’s clinical focus is in all aspects of endocrinology and diabetes including thyroid, adrenal, prolactin and pituitary diseases, parathyroid, calcium, vitamin D , bone metabolism and neuroendocrine tumours. He is Professor of Endocrinology at Imperial College London.



The MRCP workshop is held at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi.

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