About GulfThoracic Congress 2018

The GulfThoracic Congress 2018 is the ninth joint meeting of the Saudi Thoracic Society (STS) in collaboration with Emirates Allergy and Respiratory Society (EARS), American Thoracic Society (ATS), European Respiratory Society (ERS), Meakins-Christie Laboratories- McGill University, Canada and European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS). With special participation from The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA, The Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, UK, and Saudi Society for Respiratory Care (SSRC).

GT2018 will be held at the InterContinental - Dubai Festival City, UAE on 14-17 March 2018.

This year, GT2018 will be featuring once again the Thoracic Surgery Forum (TSF2018) and Medical Students Forum (MSF2018).
We also are happy to be hosting the 20th Annual Meakins-Christie International Symposium on Asthma and COPD- McGill University, Canada

As usual, for the main program the Scientific Committee is planning a very comprehensive Scientific Program catering for all specialties of Pulmonary/ Thoracic Medicine covering state-of-the-art Lectures, Update Presentations, Workshops, Panel Discussions, Interactive Sessions, Master Clinician Sessions, Challenging Clinical Cases, and Research Abstract Presentations. At the GulfThoracic Congress you will find what you aim for on all fields related to Pulmonary/ Thoracic Medicine including but not limited to:

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Interstitial Lung Diseases
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pleural Diseases
  • Chest Imaging
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Respiratory Care
  • Venous Thromboembolism
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Research in Pulmonary Medicine


  • Pulmonary Function Testing Workshop
  • Bedside Thoracic Ultrasound Workshop
  • Thoracic Imaging Workshop
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound and Conventional Bronchoscopic Procedures Workshop
  • Research Methodology Workshop

Who Should Attend

All specialties related to Thoracic Medicine which includes but not limited to: Pulmonologists, Thoracic Surgeons, Allergist & Immunologist, Intensivists, Respiratory Oncologists, Internists, Physicians, Radiologists, Pharmacists, Scientists, Respiratory Care Specialists, Technologists, Nursing Staff, Medical Students, as well as advocates and Researchers in Public Health and Health Promotion including Environmental and Occupational Health.