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UAE Obesity Conference 2023: Leading the Fight Against Obesity

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United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi is currently hosting the fifth edition of the UAE Obesity Conference from November 4 to 5, bringing together top healthcare professionals and experts to tackle the pressing issue of obesity. With a focus on the theme “What can we do better in obesity management?,” this two-day event promises to be a hub of knowledge-sharing and innovation.
Endorsed by the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) and the World Obesity Federation, the UAE Obesity Conference is a pivotal event in the region. Also, It’s an opportunity to assess existing preventive and treatment strategies and explore new, science-backed methodologies to combat obesity.
Speaking on the occasion, H.E. Dr. Omniyat Al Hajeri, Executive Director of the Community Health Sector at the ADPHC, said: “Obesity is one of the most pressing health challenges across the globe, and recent statistics by the World Health Organization show that more than 2.8 million people die as a result of excess body mass and its complications. Tackling this situation head-on calls for knowledge sharing by leading medical experts and health professionals, with an aim to pave the way for the science-backed methodologies that help prevent and manage this growing health concern.”

Dr. Sara Suliman, Consultant Endocrinologist and Clinical Lead for Obesity and Bariatrics at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, and Dr. Mohammed Al Hadad, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon, are currently co-chairing the event. Both are experts in the field and passionate advocates for early intervention and multidisciplinary care in obesity management.


The conference currently features discussions on updated guidelines for weight management surgery and non-surgical approaches to tackling obesity. Notable speakers include Professor Carel Le Roux, Dr. Buthaina Abdulla Bin Belaila, and Professor Donna Ryan, former President of the World Obesity Federation, among others.
This year’s conference is a crucial platform for healthcare specialists, both local and global, to gain valuable knowledge and tools to enhance their practice. The event is currently held at the Dusit Thani, Abu Dhabi, with registration currently open on the website, offering early bird discounts for participants.

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Furthermore, The UAE Obesity Conference is an important initiative in the battle against obesity, promoting healthier lifestyles and sharing innovative solutions. With the support of healthcare professionals and international experts, the UAE is currently taking significant steps to combat this widespread health concern.

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