Gulf Regional Congress on Obesity 

19th-20th April, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


World Obesity will host the first regional obesity congress in the Middle East. Due to unforeseen circumstances the congress has been postponed from September 2017 to 2018.  The date and venue is to be confirmed. 

The congress aims to:

  • Address and discuss the key challenges around obesity and overweight in the region.
  • Investigate public health strategies for prevention, and management practices for treatment in an integrated and cross-disciplinary learning environment.
  • Learn about the current prevention strategies and interventions in place and the clinical treatment in practice within Abu Dhabi, understand how other countries are working towards reducing obesity within their populations and how these strategies may be applied to the region.


Attendees will come away with a greater knowledge of obesity, the metabolic syndrome and type II Diabetes in our region. In addition, the attendees will learn about the strategies to prevent these public health problems and how these strategies can produce better outcomes for both the general public and individuals.

The Congress offers an opportunity for attendees to engage with national and international professionals including public health specialists, dietitians, nurses, family medicine physicians, bariatric physicians and surgeons, endocrinologists, town planners, education specialists and physical activity specialists.

Organising Committee:

H.E. Prof Maha Barakat

Dr Abdelrahman Nimeri

Dr Aly Bernard Khalil

Dr Abdulla Al Junaibi

Dr Sareea Al Remeithi

Prof Louise Baur

Dr Shiriki Kumanyika

Dr Abdishakur Abdulle

Dr Ayesha Al Dhaheri

Scientific Programme

Further information on the programme included themes, speakers and abstract submission guidelines will be available in the coming months. 

Exhibition and Sponsorship 

Coming Soon...


The congress will take place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Attendees will receive 4 SCOPE Points for attending this event. 

For enquiries please contact