Qatar Diabetes and Obesity Research Symposium

7.30 - 8.00am


8.00 - 8.05am

Welcome Address

Prof. Shahrad Taheri, Chair of the Diabetes Research Sub-Committee, National Diabetes Strategy

8.05 - 8.10am

Opening Remarks

Dr. Sheikh Mohamed Al-Thani, Director of Public Health, MoPH

Topic: Diabetes & Obesity in Qatar - Implications for policy and research

Session 1


Dr. Paul J. Thornalley (HBKU) & Dr. Marwa Mokhtar (QMI)

8.10 - 8.30am

Prof. Abdul-Badi Abou -Samra

Topic: Insulin sensitivity variations among young health men in Qatar

8.30 - 8.50am

Dr. Noor Suleiman, QMI

Topic: Qatar Diabetes Mobile Application Trial

8.50 - 9.10am

Dr. Khalid Hussain, SIDRA Medicine

Topic: The epidemiology, biochemical and molecular mechanisms of childhood diabetes in Qatar

9.10 - 9.30am

Dr. Essam M. Abdelalim, HBKU

Topic: Toward precision medicine with human pluripotent stem cells for diabetes

9.30 - 10.00am

Keynote Presentation - (Introduction by: Prof. Taheri)

Prof. Nick Wareham, University of Cambridge

Topic: The future of personalized diabetes prevention

10.00 - 10.45am

Panel Discussion

10.45 - 11.00am


Session 2


Dr. Nahla Afifi (QBB)

11.00 - 11.20am

Dr. Naila Rabbani, QU

Topic: New approaches of prevention and reversal of type 2 diabetes and risk predictor of diabetic complications.

11.20 - 11.40am

Dr. Nayef A. Mazloum, WCM-Q

Topic: Inflammation in Obesity and Age-related Diseases

11.40 - 12.00pm

Dr. Hend Mansoor, HBKU

Topic: Exercise and obesity

12.00 - 12.20pm

Dr. Mohammed Bashir, HMC

Topic: Implementation of the Gestational Diabetes National Screening and Referral Pathway Guidelines - Screening data from Qatar

12:20 - 12.50pm

Keynote Presentation - (Introduction by: Prof. Taheri)

Prof. Jens Juul Holst, University of Copenhagen 

Topic: From bench to bedside (TBC)

12.50 - 01.30pm

Panel Discussion

1.30 - 1.45pm

Closing Remarks - Prof. Shahrad Taheri