Dear Esteemed Attendees,

It is my utmost pleasure to welcome you all to the 10th Amiri Diabetes Conference. As the Chairman of this esteemed event, I am honored to address all of you on this special occasion.

Diabetes is a global health challenge that affects millions of people around the world. The Amiri Diabetes Conference has been at the forefront of efforts to raise awareness, share knowledge, and promote innovation in the field of diabetes management and care. Over the past years, we have witnessed remarkable advancements in our understanding of diabetes, its risk factors, and its management, and this conference has played a pivotal role in fostering this progress.

This year's conference theme is Diabetes & Obesity and promises to be another milestone event, bringing together leading experts, researchers, and healthcare professionals from across the globe. We have curated a diverse program that encompasses a wide range of topics, including the latest research findings, clinical guidelines, technological advancements, and best practices in diabetes care. We are privileged to have renowned speakers who will share their valuable insights and experiences, making this conference an invaluable platform for learning, collaboration, and networking.

As we reflect on the past decade of the Amiri Diabetes Conference, we can take pride in the impact it has had on improving diabetes care and outcomes. However, there are still challenges that lie ahead, and we must continue to strive for excellence in diabetes management. By fostering a multidisciplinary approach, promoting research and innovation, and advocating for policy changes, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of people living with diabetes.

I would like to express my deepest appreciation to all the participants, sponsors, and partners who have contributed to the success of this conference. Your unwavering support and commitment to advancing the field of diabetes care is truly commendable.

In conclusion, I am confident that the 10th Amiri Diabetes Conference will be a platform for rich discussions, exchange of ideas, and collaborative efforts to further enhance diabetes care. Let us work together to empower individuals with diabetes, promote prevention strategies, and strive towards a world where diabetes is better understood, managed, and ultimately, conquered.

Thank you and best wishes for a successful conference!

Dr. Abdulnabi Alattar
Chairman, 10th Amiri Diabetes Conference
Head of Endocrine & Diabetes Unit, Al Amiri Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait.

When is the Event?
5 - 6 May 2023
(Friday - Saturday)
Where is the Event?
Salwa Sabah Al-Ahmad Theater & Hall


Organizing & Scientific Committee
Dr. Abdulnabi Al-Attar
Head of Endocrine & Diabetes Unit, Al Amiri Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait.
Dr. Aysha Alfahad
Consultant, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology & Diabetes
Dr. Ahmad Al-Hashemi
Assistant Professor at the Department of Medicine, Kuwait University. Senior Specialist in Internal Medicine, Endocrine, and Diabetes. Medical Educator. Computer Scientist.
Dr. Nada Al-Hassan
Consultant, Internal Medicine
Meet our Speakers


International Speakers

Prof. Carel le Roux
Senior Specialist in Internal Medicine, Endocrine, and Diabetes
Prof. Alexander Dimitri Miras
Senior Clinical Lecturer and Consultant in Endocrinology
Prof. Geltrude Mingrone
Professor of Diabetes and Nutrition

Local Speakers

Dr. Abdulaziz Al Jassim
Senior Specialist in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine
Dr. Ahmed Al-Hashemi
Senior Specialist in Internal Medicine, Endocrine, and Diabetes
Dr. Asmaa Al Rashed
General and Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Consultant, Al Amiri Hospital
Dr. Ebaa Al Ozairi
American Board Of Physician Nutrition Specialist
Dr. Essra Marafi
Pradiatric Diabatologist in Amiri Hospital
Ms. Ghadeer Al Khaleefa
Dietitian Specialised in Diabetes Care
Dr. Jameela Alqahtani
Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Yousef Al Shamali
Senior Specialist in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Dr. Yousef Buabbas
Consultant Endocrinologist
Know about our schedule


Day 1

Friday - 5 May 2023
08:00am - 09:00am
Registration & Breakfast
Session 1
Dr. Hawra Almatrouk | Dr. Awsan Almuhaini
09:00am - 09:30am
Surgical Management for Diabesity
Dr. Asmaa Al Rashed
09:30am - 10:00am
Management of Diabesity in Adolescence
Dr. Essra Marafi
10:00am - 10:30am
Medical Management of Obesity
Dr. Yousef Buabbas
10:30am - 11:00am
An update on Endoscopic Procedures for Obesity Management
Dr. Yousef Al Shamali
11:00am - 11:30am
Opening Ceremony
11:30am - 02:00pm
Prayers & Lunch Break
02:00pm - 02:45pm
Industry Symposium
Venue : Tahani Ballroom
Session 2
Dr. Adeeba Alherz | Dr. Manal Al Zaabi
02:45pm - 03:15pm
Medical Nutritional Therapy for Diabesity
Ms. Ghadeer Al Khaleefa
03:15pm - 03:45pm
Obesity & Infertility
Dr. Jameela Alqahtani
03:45pm - 04:15pm
Obesity & Malignancy
Dr. Abdulaziz Al Jassim
04:15pm - 04:45pm
Secondary cause of Obesity
Dr. Ahmed Al-Hashemi
4:45pm - 05:00pm
Panel Discussion Q & A

Day 2

Saturday - 6 May 2023
09:15am - 09:30am
Welcome and setting the scene talk
Dr. Abdulnabi Alattar
Session 1
Dr. Wehad Altourah | Dr. Anil
09:30am - 09:50am
Nutritional therapies for patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes
Prof. Carel le Roux
09:50am - 10:10am
Pharmacotherapies for patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes
Prof. Alexander Dimitri Miras
10:10am - 10:30am
Surgical therapies for patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes
Prof. Geltrude Mingrone
10:30am - 11:00am
Panel Discussion
11:00am - 11:40am
Keynote lecture - How to arrange obesity care for patients with type 2 diabetes in the community
Prof. Alexander Dimitri Miras
11:40am to 12:25pm
Symposium - Management of T2D and the role of Tirzepatide
Venue : Tahani Ballroom
12:25pm - 01:00pm
Prayer and Lunch break
Session 2
Dr. Maryam Alrajhi | Dr. Kholouda Abdullah
01:00pm - 01:30pm
Management of Obesity in type 1 Diabetes
Dr. Ebaa Al Ozairi
01:30pm - 02:00pm
Case presentation and discussion on treating patients with medication if metabolic surgery is not enough
Prof. Alexander Dimitri Miras
02:00pm - 02:30pm
Case presentation and discussion on medical devices for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity
Prof. Geltrude Mingrone
02:30pm - 03:00pm
Coffee break
Session 3
03:00pm - 03:20pm
Overview of the European Union project IMI SOPHIA
Prof. Geltrude Mingrone
03:20pm - 03:40pm
How can Kuwait become involved in IMI SOPHIA
Prof. Carel le Roux
03:40pm - 04:10pm
What does the future hold for obesity treatment
Prof. Carel le Roux
04:10pm - 04:30pm
Panel Discussion
04:30pm to 05:15pm
Symposium - 2
Venue : Tahani Ballroom
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