Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the Executive Committee of the GulfThoracic Congress 2014, I would like to extend my warmest welcome to you all, to participate in this international event, which will be held at Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE on 13-15 March 2014.
The GulfThoracic Congress 2014 is the fifth joint meeting of the Saudi Thoracic Society (STS), in collaboration with the Emirates Allergy and Respiratory Society (EARS). Collaborating with the American Thoracic Society (ATS), The Pan-Arab Chest Society, The Meakins-Christie Laboratories- McGill University, Canada with special participation from the The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA, The Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, The Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, UK, and Papworth Hospital – Part of Cambridge University Health Partners, Cambridge- UK.
By hosting the prestigious annual symposium of the Meakins Christie Laboratories, McGill University, to run simultaneously with the GulfThoracic Congress in Dubai is a real testimony of unprecedented proportion for the great achievements made by the GulfThoracic Congress over the last few years.
The Scientific Committee is planning a very comprehensive program catering for all specialties of Pulmonary/ Thoracic Medicine that will deliver state of the art lectures, update presentations, postgraduate courses, workshops, panel discussions, interactive sessions, and research abstract presentations. The program covers all fields related to Thoracic Medicine including but not limited to Asthma/ Allergy & immunology, Pulmonary Hypertension, Critical Care Medicine, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Infections, Thoracic Imaging, Sleep Medicine, Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Oncology, Respiratory Care, Interstitial Lung Diseases, COPD, Interventional Bronchoscopy, and Pediatric Pulmonology .
The pharmaceutical Industry is also committed in their support of our congress that will host a large exhibit area and many attractive opportunities to share their products and knowledge with the attendees.
Like last year, the Organizing Committee is working hard to make this event a stimulating occasion both scientifically and socially. Undoubtedly, it will be a great opportunity to see other colleagues and friends and to benefit from the wide spectrum of medical topics to be discussed in this congress.
We will meet you in the glamorous city of Dubai, a fast growing beautiful city with many attractions and rich heritage.
For these reasons, we look forward to seeing you in this congress, so please mark your calendar and plan to join us. Your early registration will ensure that you get a lower registration fee and regular updates and information.
My thanks go to everybody who participated in the work for this congress appreciating their dedication, enthusiasm and perseverance to make our congress a great success.
With my best regards,
Prof. Mohamed S. Al-Hajjaj MD, FRCP (C)
Chairman, GulfThoracic Congress 2014
President, Saudi Thoracic Society
Professor of Pulmonary Medicine & Consultant Pulmonologist
Respiratory Division, Medicine Department
King Saud University & King Khalid University Hospital
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia