1. Executive Committee
  2. Organizing Committee
  3. Scientific Committee
  1. International
  2. Regional
  1. Scientific Program Details
  2. Meet the Experts & Workshops
  1. CXR Interpretation
  2. PFT Interpretation
  3. Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  4. Interpretation of Chest PET \ CT
  5. Medical Thoracoscopy
  6. Video-Assisted Mediastinoscopy (VAM)
  1. Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi
  2. Venue Map

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Chairman's Message

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the GulfThoracic 2010, I would like to extend my warmest welcome to you all, to participate in this international event, which will be held at Beach Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE on 17-20, March 2010.

It gives me a great honor and pleasure to invite all physicians with interest in thoracic medicine to attend what is promising to be exceptionally informative and enjoyable conference.

GulfThoracic 2010 is a product of a long and sincere work and dedication of all the members of the organizing committee and the scientific committee representing both the Saudi Thoracic Society and the Emirates Allergy and Respiratory Society.

The Scientific Committee is planning a very comprehensive scientific program that will cover state of the art lectures, update presentations, workshops, panel discussions, interactive sessions, and research abstract presentations covering all fields related to thoracic medicine including critical care, sleep medicine, allergy & immunology, as well as pediatric pulmonology and infectious diseases.

The pharmaceutical Industry is also committed in their support of our meeting that will host a large exhibit area and many attractive opportunities to share their products and knowledge with the audience.

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 conference. 

Beach Rotana hotel is the venue of the conference, located on the shores of the Gulf and offers warm traditional Arabic hospitality with luxury, elegance and excellent facilities.  Abu Dhabi is the capital of United Arab Emirates, a fast growing beautiful city with many attractions and rich heritage.

For these reasons, we look forward to seeing you in this conference, so please mark your calendar and plan to attend. Your early registration will ensure that you get a lower registration fee and regular updated information.

My thanks go to everybody who participated in the work for this conference praising their dedication and enthusiasm to make it a great success. Special thanks also for MCI, the organizing company for their professional work and timely preparations.

Lastly, I am very grateful for the help and support obtained from SEHA, ACCP, Cleveland Clinic and SKMC.

With my best regards,

Prof. Mohamed S. Al-Hajjaj MD, FRCP (C)
Chairman, GulfThoracic 2010
Professor of Pulmonary Medicine & Consultant Pulmonologist
President, Saudi Thoracic Society
Respiratory Division, Medicine Department
King Saud University & King Khalid University Hospital
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia