Welcome Message

Dear Delegate,
It is our pleasure to invite you to the “Advances in Medicine and Subspecialties (AIMS 2013)” conference, which will be held from February 13-15, 2013 at Jumeirah Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
This is a unique conference with many “firsts” for the region. It has been officially endorsed by the American College of Physicians, which is the largest organization of internal medicine physicians in the United States.

The meeting is also endorsed by SEHA, SKMC and will have CME accreditation from Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD) as well as the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, which is the provider of CME credits in the USA . We have a list of absolutely distinguished local and international faculty, many of whom are involved in cutting edge research in their fields and sit on international guidelines panels.

The conference is intended for all healthcare professionals, including doctors in Internal Medicine, all of its subspecialties, General Practitioners, Family Physicians, medical residents and fellows, as well as allied health professionals. We intend to invite healthcare professionals from all of UAE and GCC countries, other Middle Eastern countries and Southeast Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh).

The conference program is spread over 3 days of main events. Each day will have two plenary lectures, followed by three “Theme Sessions” comprising of 3-4 lectures each. These theme sessions will cover various subspecialties of medicine, including Cardiovascular Diseases, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, Respirology, Rheumatology and Neurology.

We look forward to your participation in this state-of-the-art program, and hope that you will have a very valuable scientific encounter at the congress and a memorable stay at Abu Dhabi.


Adeel A. Butt, MD, MS, FACP, FIDSA
Chair, Department of Medicine
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

APPNA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) for physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the ACCME.
APPNA designates this conference for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

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