Dr.Talal Elenizi
Conference Chair and Head Of Scientific Committee

Following the successful of 1st Gulf Diabetic Foot Conference held in Oman April.2015.and 2nd GDFC in Kuwait March 2016 . We Gulf Diabetic Foot Working Group GDFWG in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation HMC

are proud to announce 3rd version with global experts in the field of diabetic foot care. This ground-breaking event will be held on 3-4 March, 2017in Westin Doha Hotel. Doha .Qatar

This conference will highlight A number of renowned specialists in the field and scientists have joined the faculty will discuss the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of lower extremity problems in diabetes. Interactive workshops will provide you with useful information for your daily clinical practice and oral presentations of submitted abstracts will inform you on the current status of research. Scientific Program will include superb scientific material that was carefully selected by the scientific committee for presentation at the meeting. Assure that the GDFC will be a major scientific event. Overview of the latest research developments in diabetic Foot Disease primarily in the areas of prevention, infection, and Osteomyelitis, Charcot Foot, and Offloading .GDCF will cover the latest scientific developments, both findings from research and clinical insights important to everybody’s daily practice.

The GDFC will be identified in the region as a platform for the medical fraternity to get together and update in the field of Diabetic Foot Prevention and Management. Attendees will have the chance to network with experts from around the world with aim

  • To have a platform for the medical fraternity to get together especially to update in the field of Diabetic Foot
  • To enhance in the quality of care offered to patients by ensuring best practices at the grass-roots level
  • To disseminate appropriate information and ideas to the clinical areas and to champion health care professional within GCC and Middle East

We are expecting 500 delegates, including key opinion leaders, Doctors, Nurses, Wound Care Nurses, Community Nurses, Podiatrist Foot Surgeon ,Physiotherapist and Allied Health staff from throughout the region.
We hope that you will enjoy the GDFC and that your interaction with your colleagues from many different countries will stimulate a creative exchange of ideas and will be personally rewarding. We also hope and trust that you will enjoy your visit to the very beautiful and exciting city of Doha. We look forward to welcoming you to Doha for another interesting and inspiring event in the series of the annual Gulf Diabetic Foot Working Group Conference in March 2017

Sincerely yours
Dr.Talal Elenzi
Conference Chair and Head Of Scientific Committee.

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The Westin Doha Hotel Qatar, Doha
3-4 March 2017


The Gulf Diabetic Foot Working Group (GDFWG) is a non-profit and non-governmental organization established on 25th December 2012 by expert Multi-disciplinary health care professionals from GCC Countries (UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia & Oman) in the management and prevention of diabetic foot ulcer. The GDFWG was officially announced on 14th November 2013 at the 4th International Diabetic Foot Conference in Dubai, UAE. The GDFWG’s vision is to be a primary, regional, scientific and practical resource by advancing in the field of diabetic foot care and their mission is dedicated to excellence in the advancement of Diabetic Foot Conference through disseminating evidence based practice, research, education and collaboration among GCC diabetic foot care professionals and public communities. The GDFWG Executive Working Committee:

  • Founder and Chairman - Mrs. Mounia Sabasse - Wound and Diabetic Foot Specialist from UAE
  • Co-Chairman – Ms. Aisha Saif Almahrizi – Wound and Diabetic Foot Specialist from Oman
  • Executive Member – Dr. Talal K. Talal – Head of Podiatry Department from Qatar
  • Executive Member – Mrs. Samira Juma – Director of Nursing from Qatar
  • Executive Member – Dr. Saud Al Harthi – Consultant – Endocrinology from Oman
  • Executive Member – Dr. Khalifa Al Wahhabi –Vascular Surgeon and Hospital Medical Director from Oman
  • Executive Member – Dr. Nashaat Ali Ghandoura – Head of Surgical Department and Diabetic Foot Unit from KSA
  • Executive Member – Dr. Salma Khuraibet – Diabetic Foot & Wound Care Specialist from Kuwait
  • Executive Member – Ms. Lyla from Kuwait

Since 2012 the GDFWG worked very hard to disseminate the knowledge on diabetic foot prevention and management in GCC region by conducting educational activities like Annual Gulf Diabetic Foot Conference and Global Diabetic Foot Course and they also launch the first Middle East Diabetic Foot journal in collaboration with Wound International. The 1st Gulf Diabetic Foot Conference held in Oman was last April 2015 and the Chairmen were Dr. Nashaat Ali Ghandoura and Dr. Saud Al Harthi. The 2nd Gulf Diabetic Foot Conference held on March 2016 and was chaired by Dr. Salma Khuraibet. The conference program includes general lectures and workshops on classification of foot ulcers, Diabetic foot infections, corrective foot surgery, diabetic neuropathy, innovations in in-shoe pressure and temperature measurements, offloading diabetic foot wounds, basic of vascular diagnostics, VAC Therapy, proper use of LE Compression Therapy, etc. After two successful conferences, the GDFWG in collaboration will hold the 3rd Gulf Diabetic Foot Conference in March 3-4, 2017 in Westin Hotel, Doha Qatar..



Mounia Mustafa Sabasse
Gulf Diabetic Foot Working Group President and Head Of Scientific Committee

Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee it is my pleasure to invite you to participate in the 3rd Gulf Diabetic Foot Conference in Collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporative and

in conjunction with Educare , the Conference and Exhibition Organizer. The Conference will take place on 3rd -4th March 2017 at the Westin Doha Hotel, For more details about the events, see in www.gulfdfc.com.

The GDFC conference program consisting of a Theory and hands on workshop delivered in parallel. This Conference delivers the most up-to-date and Evidence Best Practice advanced dressing and pressure offloading equipment. "Pure" scientific information Health care professionals for two days, and also provides opportunity for hospital leaders, industry leaders, Managers, Academics, Health care professional and Government officials to exchange ideas on technology trends and best practices.

We have a great line-up of keynote speakers from USA, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Middle East and GCC countries.

This two days conference is an excellent opportunity for you to meet health care professional from all over the world, share the view of Incident of diabetic foot, and create an opportunity for networking, collaboration, sharing of best practice information and the building of trust relationships internationally. As always, we extend a warm welcome to all our colleagues in the health care field, industry who share our interest in improving patient care.

Abstracts of your contributions, lectures or posters (up to 300 words), and a short CV (up to 100 words) are welcome till 1 February .2017.Please send them to scientific@educareme.com

We thank our conference partners for dealing with all the challenges to make this conference happen and for all the facilities provided thereto. These efforts were to give this conference a unique look to enable it to emphasize the latest trends in dealing with Diabetic Foot Prevention and Management

We hope this conference will result in major benefits and will help us make use of the available expertise to share and procure the best scientific practices and modern technologies with and into the Arab World

Doha is a city of art where you'll find a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture along with excellent shopping opportunities.

I am looking forward to meeting you in Qatar at what promises to be a most stimulating and enjoyable event.

Yours sincerely
Mounia Mustafa Sabasse
GDFWG Founder/President
Head of Scientific Committee


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