HealthPlus Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, a Mubadala Health partner, will host the 7th annual “Diabetes for Primary Care” conference on November 5, 2022, at Rosewood Hotel, Abu Dhabi.
The highly anticipated conference will bring together global and regional experts in diabetes research, to discuss and debate some of the most pressing issues in the field. The conference will touch on a range of important topics including the latest technology in the management of diabetes, future aspects in diabetes, depression and diabetes, the obesity pandemic and more.
Dr. Mohammed Al-Khatib, Conference Chairman, and Medical Director Consultant, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology & Diabetology, HealthPlus Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, Abu Dhabi, said:
“HealthPlus Diabetes & Endocrinology Center looks forward to hosting its annual “Diabetes for Primary Care” conference this year. As a Center of Excellence in diabetes care, we are happy to bring together leading experts for the seventh year in a row. This conference is part of our larger mission to continue to tackle the most pressing issues in the field of diabetes so that we can in turn provide the highest level of expertise to our patients and the larger community.”
Dr. Mohammed Al-Khatib continued, “In previous years, our conferences have witnessed tremendous success, and we are hoping that this year will see further growth in participation and knowledge exchange. As diabetes continues to remain highly prevalent in the region, and its impact on future generations a real cause for concern, this timely conference will bring together experts to share the latest insights and research as well as to contribute to some of the wider strategies around the treatment and management of diabetes. We look forward to welcoming delegates to the conference on the 5th of November.”
The conference is open to diabetes specialists, laboratory technicians, nurses, pharmacists, and medical students. Those interested, can register here and earn seven CME hours accredited by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi: https://mco.eventsair.com/7th-healthplus-diabetes-for-primary-care-conference-2022/mubadala-registration/Site/Register.
According to the World Health Organization, 422 million people worldwide have diabetes, and 1.5 million deaths are directly attributed to diabetes each year. Both the number of cases and the prevalence of diabetes have been steadily increasing over the past few decades, especially in the UAE. As of 2014, 19 per cent of the UAE's population was affected with diabetes. This figure has been reduced to 16 per cent in 2021.