Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great honor that we invite you to participate in the inaugural Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiovascular Diseases Summit (DOCS) 2018 taking place on March 23-24, 2018 at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

This multidisciplinary, comprehensive symposium aims to provide participants with the latest, evidence-based and state of the art therapies to treat obesity and metabolic diseases. The program is specifically developed to allow for exchange of the new data and treatment strategies available to address the broad-spectrum metabolic diseases associated with obesity. Because of the worldwide epidemic of obesity and the significant health burden of associated diabetes and cardiovascular disease, the focus of this conference will be unique and allow for multidisciplinary and broad approach across spectrum specialties.

The 1st annual Diabetes, Obesity, and Cardiovascular Diseases Summit (DOCS) 2018 will consist of diverse lectures and breakout sessions with lively debates by leading local and international experts from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Cleveland Clinic Ohio, and other leading international academic medical centers. We expect over 200 participants comprised of physicians including internists, family practitioners, general practitioners, obesity medicine specialists, endocrinologists, cardiologists, general and bariatric surgeons, dietitians, nutritionists, psychiatrists, exercise physiologists and other providers involved in the multidisciplinary care of obese patients.

This event will be a platform for professional networking amongst faculty, delegates, and exhibitors from the United Arab Emirates and abroad. On behalf of the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Digestive Disease Institute, we look forward to your participation in the 1st annual Diabetes, Obesity, and Cardiovascular Diseases Summit (DOCS) 2018.


Matthew Kroh, MD
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi