Managing Hypertension in People with Diabetes: Current concepts

Date: August 6, 2020 @ 20.30-21.30 (Time Zone: GMT+3, Saudi Arabia)

Presented by: Dr. Ahmed Hassoun

Moderated by: Dr. Juma Al Kaabi

Dr. Ahmed Hassoun
Associate Professor, Consultant Endocrinologist
Dubai Medical University, Dubai Diabetes Center
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Ahmed Hassoun completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Brown University, Rhode Island, USA. After 3 years of extensive clinical and research fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, he joined the Endocrinology staff at Mayo Clinic. He is American board certified in both Internal Medicine & Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. Dr. Hassoun is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Endocrinology. In addition, he is an active member of: American Diabetes Association (ADA), the Endocrine Society (ES), and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). His previous appointments included: Chief of Endocrinology, Emirates Diabetes Society Board member, Clinical Assistant Professor at Wayne State University in Michigan and the Faculty of Medicine at the UAE University. He has actively been participating in: developing and updating the UAE Diabetes guidelines, educating & training doctors & other healthcare providers, as well as conducting research in the field of diabetes & endocrinology. Dr. Hassoun is a founding member and active coordinator of the monthly UAE Endocrinology meetings, which was established in the year 2000, to encourage up-to-date education and dialogue amongst endocrinologists.

Dr. Juma Al Kaabi
Consultant Internist and Endocrinologist, Professor of Medicine, Vice Dean of College of Medicine and Health Sciences,
Tawam Hospital, United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

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Juma Alkaabi is a Professor of Medicine at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University and Vice Dean of the College of Medicine and Health Services. He also has a co-appointment as a Consultant Internist, Endocrinologist at Tawam Hospital and Al-Ain Hospitals. Dr. Alkaabi is the vice-president of the Emirates Diabetes Society and Founder and Member of the Board of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)-Gulf Chapter (2012 to date). He is the president of the AAC Gulf Chapter for the year 2017-2018. Dr. Alkaabi obtained his basic medical science degree from the University of St. Andrews Scotland in 1990 and his medical degree from University of Manchester- England in 1993. He subsequently trained in Internal Medicine in the United Kingdom followed by clinical fellowship program in Endocrinology and Metabolism in Canada where he spent two years and a half at the University of Alberta as a clinical fellow at the department of Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Dr. Alkaabi’s research interests are in diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders, obesity, osteoporosis and Vitamin D deficiency. He has over 100 publications as articles and abstracts and various participations at international meetings and organizer of many scientific conferences and meetings.