“Thank you to the Gulf Thoracic Congress 2017 for the great opportunity to come and lecture and meet so many colleagues from the Gulf Region. The meeting was very well organised and thank you very much for your hospitality”

Prof. Wisia Wedzicha, MA, MD, FRCP, FMedSci
Professor, Respiratory Medicine
National Heart and Lung Institute,
Imperial College, UK
London, UK

“It was a pleasure to attend Gulf Thoracic Conference 2017. The pre-conference workshops as well as other scientific programs were very much in line with the needs of the doctors of Middle East and Asia. All the guests were treated like VIPS and the venue chosen was simply the best.
My heartiest greeting to the entire team for organizing this wonderful event. I am looking forward to attend GT 2018.”

Prof. Javaid A. Khan, FRCP (Edin)
Dean Pulmonology College of Physician & Surgeon Pakistan
Professor of Medicine and Consultant Chest Physician
Department of Medicine
The Aga Khan University
Chair National Alliance for Tobacco Control
Karachi, Pakistan

“The meeting was extremely well organized with an excellent panel of regional and international experts. There was plenty of time for discussion and I was truly impressed with the warm and friendly atmosphere at the conference amongst delegates.”

Prof. Richard Costello, MD, MB, MD, FRCPI
Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine,
Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
Professor of Medicine
Royal College of Surgeons
Chairperson, The Asthma Society of Ireland
Dublin, Ireland

‎“The Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals would like to thank the GulfThoracic team for organizing yet another excellent niche conference.
We appreciate the opportunity to meet up with colleagues, make new contacts, as well as, of course to share our expertise with other experts in the field to push forward the boundaries of care.”

Julia Bileckyj
Asociate Director
Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals

“Thank you for a most interesting and enjoyable conference. The mix of regional and international experts and the opportunity to meet new colleagues made for a thoroughly relevant, stimulating, and thought provoking few days. I look forward to future events”

Samuel Kemp, MD
Consultant Chest Physician
Department of Respiratory Medicine
Royal Brompton Hospital & Harefield Hospital
London, UK

“I want to send my sincerest thanks for the invitation to Gulf Thoracic 2017. The conference was very well organized, seemed well attended, and both the presentations and audience interaction were informative, high-level, and hypothesis generating. I thought the topics offered challenging view on both emerging and established perspectives in pulmonary medicine. In addition, your hospitality, attentiveness to detail, and inclusion of a multi-national audience was unparalleled.”

Neal Chaisson, MD
Pulmonologist, Cleveland Ohio
Assistant Program Director,
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Pulmonary Medicine Department
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Cleveland, OH, USA

"Gulf Thoracic 2017 in Dubai has provided a tremendous venue where specialists from all around the world contributed to a lively discussion on important topics in pulmonary and critical care medicine. The quality and selection of presentations were top-notch. During these days of political divisiveness, a clear solidarity was shown by the attendees to improve global lung health. It was my privilege to attend and present at this conference.”

Umur Hatipoğlu, MD
Director, COPD Center
Quality Improvement Officer
Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH, USA

To the Organizers and Scientific Committee Members of the 2017 Gulf Thoracic Congress,
“It was a pleasure to speak at your wonderful congress and a great honour to be invited. It was wonderful also to listen to the international faculty of world-class speakers. You were very generous hosts and the facilities were remarkable with enthusiastic audiences. The conference goes from strength to strength.”

William Man, MD, BSc, MBBS, PhD, FRCP
Consultant Chest Physician,
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Respiratory Consultant,
Department of Respiratory Medicine
Harefield Hospital
London, UK

"If you want to learn state of the art pulmonary/ thoracic medicine from internationally renowned speakers, then the Gulf Thoracic Society is the meeting to attend".

Prof. Marc Moss, MD
President-Elect, American Thoracic Society (ATS)
Roger S. Mitchell Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado, USA

“I would like to congratulate you for organizing such a wonderful Conference. In my opinion, a conference should be measured by the following parameters:
1. Before the Conference:
• Website
• The Scientific Program
• Selection of Faculty
• Venue of the Conference
• Communication regarding Invitation, Program, Travel, visa and other issues.
2. During the Conference:
• Registration Desk efficiency
• Conduct of the program in “timely” manner
• Audio-Visual Facilities
• Content of Lectures
• Food & other support services
• PERSONAL touch to everything.
3. After the Conference:
• Letter of thanks to everyone
• Requesting Feedback
I am delighted to communicate that “Gulf Thoracic 2017” scores “Ten out of Ten” on ALL the points mentioned above. Heartiest Congratulations to you & your most efficient team for a job so well & so professionally done. Above everything else, Your “Personal Touch” added a super dimension to the whole experience. I have no hesitation to state that it was “One of the Best” I have ever attended in my 25 years of International experience. Well Done.”

Prof. Arvind Kumar, MBBS, MNAMS, FACS, FICS, FUICC
Senior Consultant, General Thoracic Thoracoscopic and Robotic Surgery
Chairman, Center for Chest Surgery and Director, Institute of Robotic Surgery
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH), New Delhi
Founder & Managing Trustee, Lung Care Foundation
New Delhi, India

“I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Gulf Thoracic Congress 2017 in Dubai. The stimulating international programme provided relevant and high-quality updates in all areas of pulmonary medicine. The event was well-organised and provided excellent opportunities to interact with delegates and participate in active discussions. I would like to offer my thanks and warm congratulations to the organising team.”

Prof. Dr. Guy Joos, MD, PhD, FERS
President, European Respiratory Society (ERS)
Professor of Medicine, Ghent University- Belgium
Head, Respiratory Medicine Department
Ghent University Hospital
Ghent, Belgium

"Second time @ Gulf and same feelings. Great friendship, unique hospitality, high level of science and very strong networking. Looking forward for GT2018!!"

Prof. Stefano Aliberti, MD
Head, ERS Respiratory Infections Assembly
Professor, Respiratory Medicine
Department of Pathophysiology and
Transplantation, University of Milan
Consultant, Respiratory Medicine,
Policlinico Hospital
Milan, Italy

“I would like to express my gratitude for being invited but also my sincere appreciation for the Gulf Thoracic Congress 2017 in Dubai.
The venue was outstanding, the presentations of high level with good interaction and it was especially good to see that there is a solid and still expanding platform within the Gulf region for thoracic surgeons to meet and discuss with international colleagues.
As a representative of the European Society of Thoracic Surgery (ESTS), together with prof. Enrico Ruffini, I experienced great hospitality and many opportunities to discuss matters with our colleagues throughout this region, which will certainly lead to closer collaboration, both on scientific but also on educational and training level.
Apart from that, it was as always interesting and educational to learn from the organisation and developments in other regions within the field of thoracic surgery, outside your own local and/or national scope.
I sincerely express my hope that this will intensify the collaboration between the Gulf Region and Europe and a warm continuation of new personal friendships.”

William-Hans Steup, PhD, MD
Surgical Oncologist, Thoracic Lung Surgeon
HagaZiekenhuis, Department of Surgery
Member of the Council, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS)
Secretary, Dutch Society of Lung Surgery
Board Member, Dutch Lung Cancer Audit DLCA
The Hague, Netherlands

“The workshop in Thoracic Imaging was very educational, interactive and well planned. Staging lung cancer from is crucial knowledge in thoracic imaging. The highest regards to all participants, the chair of the session and organization committee.”

Cecilia Wassberg, MD, PhD
Consultant Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine,
Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, Stockolm
Uppsala, Sweden

“This year’s GulfThoracic Congress has been another great success. In addition to providing the opportunity to collaborate with our colleagues from around the world, the programme afforded a wealth of new scientific updates in the respiratory field. I look forward to future collaboration between our societies and wish you all the best for future events.”

Werner Bill
Executive Director,
European Respiratory Society (ERS)
Lausanne, Switzerland

“The GulfThoracic this year was another success at the international level, the thoracic surgery forum was an exceptional event.
The attendance was great and all seats were filled, the program was solid and speakers both national and international was great
There were a lot of interactive discussions and lots of questions
The abstracts were well presented and other sessions were also great
The exhibition was well designed and I noted a lot of interaction
The organization and social events were good”

Prof. Khaled M. Al Kattan, MD, FRCS
Consultant Thoracic Surgery
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Professor of Thoracic Surgery
Dean, College of Medicine Alfaisal University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

'' Thank you very much for the invitation. GulfThoracic Congress is a great meeting ; you share knowledge, gain knowledge and meet with expert people from around the world. I think no one should miss such a great meeting. All the best."

Ali M. Alaraj, MD
Assistant Professor and Consultant Pulmonary Medicine
Qassim University
Qassim, Saudi Arabia

“I would like to thank you for excelling in organizing such a big event and for your professionalism. I very much enjoyed the quality and the diversity of the topics covered in the conference. I am looking very much for the next meeting. Best wishes.”

Abderrahim Oulhaj, PhD, MSc & Cstat
Assistant Professor in Biostatistics Institute of Public Health College of Medicine and Health Sciences United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain, UAE

""The GulfThoracic Congress is one of the most prominent conferences in the gulf region in which we enrich and share our knowledge with experts from all over the world. It was my pleasure to attend and participate in this distinguished congress for the second consecutive year".

Wish always all the best for further successful conferences"

Noor Al-Khathlan, BSc, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Pulmonary Function Testing
Director of Clinical Education
Respiratory Care Department
College of Applied Medical Sciences
University of Dammam
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

"“Thank you for a well-organized and great meeting. The meeting met my scientific and knowledge that I need to help my practice. The scientific contents were excellent and the speakers were very knowledgeable away from any commercial bias. It is one of the best meetings in Middle East. I would like to thank the organizing committee for an excellent meeting.”

Mouhamad Ghyath Jamil, MD
Consultant Pulmonary/Critical Care
Director, Sleep Medicine
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center- Riyadh
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

"Dear Prof. Al Hajjaj,
“It was truly an honor to be part of this world class conference. The superior caliber of the presentations and the faculty and the huge effort put in by the organizing and scientific committees clearly has resulted in this being the most prestigious pulmonary and thoracic conference in the region.”

Hani Sabbour, MD, FACC, FHRS, FASE
Consultant Cardiologist
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

"The annual GulfThoracic symposium is quickly being recognized as the premiere regional meeting for both Pulmonology and Thoracic surgery"

Saleh Abu-Daff, MBBS, MRCS, ABGS, SBGS
Consultant Thoracic and General Surgeon,
Head of Thoracic Surgery
Division of Thoracic Surgery
King Salman Heart Center
King Fahad Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

“It was excellent conference, well prepared and well organized. Always we learn from the GulfThoracic”

Prof. Muslim M. AlSaadi, MD
Professor & Consultant Pediatric Respirologist and Sleep Medicine
Head, Pediatric Respiratory Division
Pediatric Department College of Medicine
King Saud University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

"First I would like to thank the GulfThoracic for the kind invitation, I thoroughly enjoyed the meeting. Many thanks for the great effort in organizing the workshops, forums, and high quality lectures. I will be much honored to accept such an invitation any time in the future"

Mohammed Alhajji, MD, MSc, MRCP (GIM), MRCP (Resp.), CCT
Consultant, Interventional Pulmonologist
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

“It has been a pleasure to participate in the GulfThoracic for several years now. I can see the progress in the dedication to education. The conference is getting more and more interesting and valuable especially after collaboration with international, regional and national organization. Moreover, the introduction of medical student forum and thoracic surgery - this year - was a milestone in the progress of the conference. I really enjoyed every single part of it and the thoracic surgery forum was a great educational addition to me.
I thank you and the organizing committee for the great effort and as always I look forward to attend, participate and present next year too.
All the best and success”

Yasser Aljehani, MD, SCC-Surg
Assistant Professor & Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
Chairman, Department of Surgery
King Fahad Hospital of the University
University of Dammam
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

“It was a great honor to be invited as speaker at GT2017
I would like to congratulate the organizing and scientific committees of the GulfThoracic 2017 for the highly appreciated organization and the high level of selected international and local speakers.
It was great occasion to meet colleagues from different subspecialties and discuss some interesting cases. I am certain that each future congress will be an added value for the healthcare in the region.”

Abdulmunhem Obaideen, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Sharjah
Head of Medical Diagnostic Imaging
Sharjah University Hospital
Sharjah, UAE

“I would like to thank the organization committee for this well organized meeting, for the first time the meeting contain pure surgical meeting for 2 days. Not only this but it contains variety of subjects that added a lot of information as well as communication between different surgeons around the world who attend the meeting”

Ahmed Bamousa, MD, CABS
Consultant, Thoracic Surgery
Prince Sultan Military Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

“The GulfThoracic Meeting is established as the GCC premier thoracic surgery meeting with good reason. It is a forum for experienced surgeon and trainees alike. The topics were carefully selected to represent the breadth and complexity of real-life thoracic surgical practice in the GCC. Audience participation was another excellent contribution to making this an outstanding educational event.”

Edward Black, MD
Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
Al Ain Hospital
Al Ain, UAE

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