The IDF Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region currently consists of 20 member associations. The Region covers a wide area in North Africa and West-Asia, extending from Pakistan in the east to Morocco in the West
I am pleased to announce on behalf of the Organization Committee of the Middle
East and North Africa (MENA) Region 2012 Diabetes Conference , which will be
held in Doha - Qatar, in collaboration with International Diabetes Federation
(IDF) and Qatar Diabetes Association - Qatar Foundation , on 14th – 16th
December 2012 @ Qatar National Convention Centre.
Many experts in diabetes management will attend the conference from Middle
East and International, who will give lectures and workshops.
The conference will include scientific contributions from different parts of the
world covering the latest information, treatment and development in the field of
Diabetes management; it will be of interest both to the physician and researchers
as well as nurses and other health care professionals working the field of Diabetes
Also attending participants and prominent delegates from different diabetes
associations are invited from Asia and Gulf region.
We believe that this conference will provide a great opportunity for the whole
community for learning and increase to awareness about the Diabetes
I look forward to welcoming you in Qatar .
With kind regards
Dr. Abdullah Al Hamaq (MPH, PhD, FRSPH)
Chairman – Local Organizing Committee
Executive Director – Qatar Diabetes Association
Regional Manager – IDF/MENA Region
The mission of the International Diabetes Federation is to advance diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide.
MENA Region is to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide. IDF’s Brings together, the stakeholders of the global community of diabetes in a collaborative effort to identify common objectives and coordination of activities in order to achieve these goals.
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