Qatar International Diabetes Congress

19-20 November 2021| Qatar Time Zone

About the Event

Diabetes is a devastating disease that poses severe risks and costs for the healthcare community. The International Diabetes Federation estimates that the number of diabetics globally will reach 592 million by 2035. The financial burden on the healthcare system is substantial, with estimated costs of diabetes related complications accounting for up to 11% of total global healthcare spending. This congress is the region’s premier event connecting together policy makers, diabetes experts, researchers to exchange knowledge, generate new ideas that will foster the advancement in prevention and control of diabetes in the region.

Who Should Attend?


Healthcare professionals responsible for managing people with diabetes including:

  • Heads of Diabetes
  • Diabetologists
  • Endocrinologists
  • Internal medicine specialists
  • Diabetes Educators
  • Paediatric endocrinologistss

Other Specialists

  • Podiatrist
  • Neurologist
  • Nephrologist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Cardiologist
  • General Practioners
  • Paediatricians
  • Gynecologists
  • Oncologists
  • Diabetes Educators
  • Family Physicians
  • Clinical Researchers
  • Allied Healthcare Professionals
  • Nutritionists

Congress Chairman

Abdulla Al Hamaq

Executive Director, Qatar Diabetes Association – Qatar Foundation, Qatar

Scientific Committee Chairman

Mahmoud Ali Zirie

Director of National Diabetes Center - HGH , Chairman-Scientific Committee - QDA, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

Speaker Faculty

Abdulla Al Hamaq

Executive Director – Qatar Diabetes Association- Qatar Foundation

Abdul-Badi Abou-Samra

MD, PhD Professor of Medicine Director, Qatar Metabolic Institute Chief Quality Officer and Deputy CMO Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha Qatar

Adel A El Sayed

Prof. of Internal Medicine and Diabetes, President of the Egyptian NCD Alliance EgNCDA., Ex IDF MENA Regional Chair, Egypt

Amin Jayyousi

Senior Consultant for Endocrine and Diabetes, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Qatar

A. Enrique Caballero

Endocrinologist, Clinical Investigator and Educator, Faculty Director of International Innovation Programs and Faculty Director of Diabetes Education in the Office for External Education at Harvard Medical School, USA

Dahlia Mustafa Hassan

Senior Consultant Family Medicine, Operations - HC Leabaib, Doha, Qatar

Ebaa Al Ozairi

BMSc(hons), MBChB, MRCP(UK), CCT(UK), FACN, American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialist, Immediate Past President of American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist, Gulf Chapter, Former Fulbright Scholar- Harvard Medical School, Consultant Diabetes, Endocrinology and Nutrition, Chief Medical Officer, Dasman Diabetes Institute, Kuwait

Essam Ruagh

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Magrabi Eye Centre - Doha, Qatar

Hani Sabbour

Senior Consultant Cardiologist, in the Heart and Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Hashim Elsayed

Associate professor, Weill Cornell Medicine, Senior Consultant Family Medicine, Qatar

Jamal Belkhadir

President of the Moroccan League for the Fight against Diabetes, Chairman of IDF

Mahmoud Ali Zirie

Director of National Diabetes Center - HGH , Chairman-Scientific Committee - QDA, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

Mesbah Kamel

Consultant Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Minia University, Cairo, President, Diabetes in Asia Group (DASG), Member, Diabetes and Ramadan International Alliance DAR

Mohammed Ali

Consultant Cardiologist- Heart Hospital- Hamad Medical Corporation

Mohammed Bashir

Senior Consultant Endocrine Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

V. Mohan

Diabetologist, Chairman & Chief of Diabetology, Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre, WHO Collaborating Centre for Noncommunicable Diseases & IDF Centre of Education, India

Mohsen Eledrisi

Senior Consultant Physician, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

Muhammad Abdul-Ghani

Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, USA

Najaty Adnan Bsaiso

MD, Managing Director, Al Hakeem Medical Center Occupational and Family Medicine, Consultant Occupational and Family Medicine, Qatar

Petra-Maria Schumm-Draeger

Medical Director, Center Internal Medicine, Fuenf Hoefe, Munich – Germany

Rayaz Malik

Professor of Medicine and Senior Consultant Physician, Weill Cornell Medicine, Qatar

Salah Al Awaidy

MD, Master in Epidemiology, Communicable Diseases Advisor, Ministry of Health, Oman

Shahrad Taheri

Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, Qatar

Tarik A K A Elhadd

Senior Consultant Endocrinologist, Department of Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

Wajeeha Abuhelaiqa

Senior consultant in Endocrinology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

M. Zaman Shaikh

Diabetologist, Internal Medicine Specialist, Hypertension Specialist, Endocrinologist, Consultant Physician, South City Hospital, Clifton Karachi, Pakistan


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