It gives us a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the first Middle East Rheumatology Conference hosted by the GCC Association of Immunology and Rheumatology, to be held at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Thursday, November 25, 2021 to Saturday, November 27, 2021. This event is taking place in a hybrid format, offering many exciting possibilities to grow your network, transfer knowledge and explore the latest industry developments. Virtual activities such as the Public Awareness Day and the Pre-Conference Program are also available on November 23 and 24, respectively.

Rheumatological competence relies on scientific knowledge covering the entire field of the rheumatology specialty and the other specialties. The Middle East Rheumatology Conference aims at providing comprehensive and intensive scientific sessions in the field of Rheumatology and in the other related medical specialties.

Our mission is to expand rheumatology knowledge among rheumatologists, improve early rheumatic cases diagnosis and referral, enhance rheumatology knowledge across other specialties, augment the standard of health care, expand research skills and create scientific evidence, and enable rheumatology experts’ gathering and social exchange.

The conference is looking at achieving its mission through a series of workshops, educational lectures, symposia, abstracts sharing, and many other educational activities.

International, regional and national experts from different health and academic institutes will work together for the first time to contribute their knowledge, promote scientific development, and expand health care excellence.

We are excited to see you here at this unique educational experience. We appreciate your active participation and wish you an enjoyable stay in Dubai.


Dr. Suad Hannawi
Consultant Rheumatologist
Chairman, Emirates Health Services Establishment Rheumatology Committee
Chairman, GCC Association of Immunology and Rheumatology


Target Audience

  • Rheumatologists
  • Immunologists
  • Physicians and HCPs who care for patients with rheumatic diseases
  • Physicians and HCPs dealing with musculoskeletal, bone, metabolism and related autoimmune diseases
  • Researchers interested and engaged in the field of rheumatology
  • Medical Students

Conference Topics

  • Inflammatory Back Pain; The Lost Disease among Different Specialties
  • Psoriatic Arthritis and its Relation to Psoriasis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis, More Attention is Needed for Early Referral
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease and the Need for the Combined Collaboration of the Rheumatologist and the Gastroenterologist
  • Osteoporosis, a Time for More Care


Accreditation for the 1st Middle East Rheumatology Conference will be sought from local authority.


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