"Greetings, Thank you very much for the invitation as I very much enjoyed the meeting. My family also enjoyed the visit. I look forward to continued interactions between the STS and the ATS.

Monica Kraft, MD 
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care
Director, Duke Asthma, Allergy and Airway Center
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC, USA

"To the Organizers and Scientific Committee Members of the 2013 Gulf Thoracic Conference,
Thank you for a wonderful experience - you have an incredible amount of talent not just within the faculty but the enthusiastic and engaged audience . It was impressive to watch the response and listen to the other world class lectures. Again, it was an honor to be part of the International Faculty and look forward to our paths crossing again.
With warmest regards, "

Marie M. Budev DO MPH FCCP 
Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH, USA

"It was honour and pleasure for me to be there in your respectful world class conference. I must say that the organisation and the content was great and definitely you are putting the bar high for other nation and regional organisation. Congratulation and way to go.
Thank you and all the best"

Ismael Qushmaq, MD 
Acting Chairman Department of Medicine
Consultant Critical Care Medicine
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre - Gen. Org.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

"Thank you for an excellent experience in Dubai. My son and I enjoyed the trip very much. The meeting was very high quality and you were very gracious hosts. Best wishes for continued success in the future. Kind regards,"

John Howington, MD, FACS, FCCP 
Division Head of Thoracic Surgery
Director, Medical Group Quality: Surgical and Hospital Based Specialties
Department of Surgery
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, USA

"It was a great pleasur to be with in this successful and well organized conference . With all my best wishes."

Dr M Ussama Al Homsi 
Consultant Hematology and Hematology
Saudi Arabia

"Thank you so much for the kind appreciation.It was such a great pleasure to be part of the GTC Congress. Wishing you all the best.

Kind regards, "

Edita Almonte, RRT-NPS 
Manager of Respiratory Care
Tawam Hospital in affiliation with Johns Hopkins International
Al Ain, UAE

"Thank you for the outstanding symposium. Everything was perfect. The educational experience overcome any minor shortcoming - if any.

Wish you luck for the future meetings,"

Hanaa S. Bamefleh, MBchB, FRCPC, MME, FIAC, CPHHA 
Deputy Chairman, Lab Education
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
King Abdulaziz Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

"It’s been a pleasure to participate at the Gulf Thoracic Congress 2013 in Dubai.
The meeting has been a great success with a very high scientific level and it’s been an honour to be a part of it.

Dr. Javier Flandes 
Director Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonolgy
Vice Chairman Department of Pulmonary Medicine
Fundacion Jimenez Diaz Hospital
Avda. Reyes Católicos 2. 28040. Madrid. Spain
Professor of Medicine and Nursing, Universidad Autonoma Madrid
President Spanish Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology

"...I felt this was a very well organized meeting in a beautiful venue. The educational program was outstanding and I would highly recommend attendance at future GulfThoracic Congresses for anyone interested in pulmonary disorders."

Prof. Michael S. Blaiss, MD 
President, American College of Chest Physicians

"A lively and interactive meeting, with a well varied program; great venue, very well organised"

Prof. Andrew Bush, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, (UK) 
Professor of Paediatric Respirology,
Imperial College & Consultant Paediatric Chest Physician,
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

"Thank you for your effort to make my stay in Abu Dhabi very enjoyable. The meeting was great!"

Prof. Qutayba Hamid MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPath 

"Thank you for your kind words and your hospitality during my stay in Dubai. I found Gulfthoracic to be a very exciting conference. The talks were innovative and I was able to pick-up new treatment modalities that I can use in my Emergency Medicine practice here in Boston.

Concerning the enthusiastic faculty and attendees, they expressed an interest in Disaster Medicine and its implication for their practice that is seldom seen outside of the Emergency Medicine community. It was a pleasure to speak with them and it was my honor to address this very reputable conference. I thank you for your invitation and hope to be able to attend again in the future"

Gregory Ciottone, MD, FACEP 
Chairman, Disaster Medicine Section
Founder and Director, Harvard-Affiliated Disaster Medicine Fellowship Program

"It was truly a pleasure to present at the Gulf Thoracic Congress. The hospitality and friendliness of everyone I encountered was wonderful. It was stimulating to meet new colleagues, as well as to catch up with some old friends. I would like to commend the organizers on a scientifically interesting and very well-executed meeting"

Prof. Daniel A. Culver, DO, FCCP 
Staff Physician
Respiratory Institute and Department of Pathobiology, Cleveland Clinic

"Thank you for all your hospitality and kindness. I echo Dr. Guntupalli's words in saying that we were all impressed with the high standard of the conference and the exceptional line up of speakers.
We look forward to continued collaborative work with you and your colleagues in the upcoming years."

Prof. Suhail Raoof, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM 
2011 President, American College of Chest Physicians

"Thanks very much for following up-I really enjoyed attending this meeting. It was a real pleasure to connect with many of former Fellows who trained here."

Prof. J. Mark FitzGerald, MB, MD, FRCP(I), FRCP(C), FACCP 
Professor of Medicine,
Head, UBC and VGH Divisions of Respiratory Medicine

"A Very comprehensive scientific program covering all specialities pulmonary/Thoracic and allergy topics through state-of-the-art lectures, uptodate presentations, workshops and panel discussions. It was a high rank scientific platform regional and international authorities in the field of pulmonary medicine to exchange experience in the latest and best methods in thoracic medicine.

I had opportunity to meet and interact with colleagues from the region and abroad. The organization was excellent and the venue was superb."

Prof. Abdulrahman S. Al Frayh, MD 
Consultant Pulmonologist/ Allergist
Professor of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, King Khalid University Hospital

"GulfThoracic meeting was one of the best meeting I had in region. the scientific program was very comprehensive and informative. Great speaker and what made this meeting unique is the organization of the event. I will make all the effort to attend this meeting again in the future."

Mouhamad Ghyath Jamil, MD, FCCP  
Staff Physician
Pulmonary/CCM/Sleep Medicine

"It was a wonderful and rich experience, I sure learned a lot. Most importantly, I enriched my network of colleagues who share the same interest in the region"

Ibrahim A. Janahi, MD, FAAP, FCCP, FRCPCH
Associate Prof. of Pediatrics,
Weill-Cornell Medical College-Qatar

"I would like to thank you most sincerely for the opportunity you provided me to attend your meeting in Abu Dhabi. The panel of speakers was excellent and their talks were very informative."

Prof. Gerard Cox, MD, MB, FRCPCI, FRCPC 

"The meeting was very well attended and there was a high level of interest of attendees."

Thomas J. Kallstrom, MBA, RRT, FAARC
Associate Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer
American Association for Respiratory Care

"The GulfThoracic Congress 2012 was my second time attending this meeting. The Congress continues to grow impressively in its size, attendance and exhibits while maintaining its personal appeal to its attendees. The quality of the faculty and their presentations is comparable, and in many cases, more personalized to attendees than many of its larger comparators that have been holding meetings for many decades. The ability to network and interact with the faculty, vendors and other attendees make the GulfThoracic Congress a critical source for knowledge acquisition and sharing in the region... a must attend for those dealing with patients with cardiopulmonary diseases and disorders. I look forward to hearing more about the Congress in 2013 and am sure it will be a first-class program and faculty"

Timothy R. Myers MBA, RRT-NPS
Administrative Director,
Woman's & Children's Respiratory Care and Procedural Services & Pediatric Heart Center

"I was very impressed with the quality of presentations and the discussion, as well as the number of audience attending the conferance.

Wish always all the best for further successful conferences"

Ahmed Saadeddin, MD, FRCR (UK)
Consultant Clinical Oncologist

"GulfThoracic 2012 was a great success. The meeting was well organized and professional in all aspects. I was very impressed with the venue and especially with the overall quality of the international and regional faculty.

Finally I would like to thank all involved for the sincere hospitality extended to me, and my family as visitors from the USA."

Prof. Jerome M. Sullivan, PhD, RRT, FAARC
Prof. Emeritus, The University of Toledo
President, International Council for Respiratory Care (ICRC)

"Dear Prof. Al Hajjaj,
I would like to thank you for hosting a wonderfully organized, high caliber conference in Abu Dhabi. The quality of the talks and the high level of discussion after them rivals that of many other conventions I have attended. It was a pleasure to participate and like my colleagues, I look forward to ACCP's involvement in future years. Congratulations on a highly successful Gulf-Thoracic Conference."

Prof. David D. Gutterman, MD FCCP
President-Elect American College of Chest Physicians

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