UAE OBESITY CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN LETTER
We are delighted to welcome you the Abu Dhabi SCOPE (Strategic Centre for Obesity Professional Education) school in conjunction with the World Obesity Federation and the 2nd UAE Obesity Conference, 2020. The theme of both events will be ’Obesity Across the lifespan’.
We have an excellent line up of speakers from the UAE, GCC, UK and USA including Dr Donna Ryan (President of the World Obesity Federation, and Professor Caroline Apovian (Director, Nutrition and Weight Management Center, Boston Medical Center and Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine).
We look forward to hosting a comprehensive programme making an important contribution to the continuing professional development of healthcare professionals treating people with obesity. The program includes epidemiology, causes of obesity, complications of obesity (including obesity and COVID), and management of obesity as well as obesity in special situations including PCOS, pregnancy, childhood and in older adults.
Given the continuing impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and resulting restrictions, we have taken the decision to hold the SCOPE school and UOC conference as interactive virtual online meetings on October 22-24th and November 26-28th.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to what promises to be a superb program.
2nd UOC Committee Leadership Team
Dr Mohammed Al Haddad, Conference Chair, Head of Bariatric Surgery, Healthpoint, Abu Dhabi
Dr Sara Suliman, Chairperson of the local organising committee for SCOPE and Consultant Endocrinologist, Diabetologist and Bariatric Physician Clinical lead for the Genetics of Diabetes and Endocrine disorders, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre