Welcome to Abu Dhabi!

Dear friends and colleagues,

On behalf of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), we are excited to invite you to attend the 46th Annual ISPAD Conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE, which will be held from October 14-17, 2020.

The motto for the meeting is “From illness to wellness in childhood diabetes” and we are putting together what promises to be a memorable and exciting program to cover all aspects of pediatric diabetes care with something for all members of the multidisciplinary team.

We are excited to welcome you to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi was first settled by the nomadic Bani Yas tribe in 1760 but has grown from a fishing village into a modern waterside city which boats many suburb facilities and attractions and is a center for government and business. The city’s beautiful Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque dominates the skyline and we are privileged to be hosting the conference in Abu Dhabi’s new conference and exhibition center.

Abu Dhabi is only a short drive from Dubai, which will be hosting EXPO 2020 next year and this promises to be a fabulous opportunity to experience the pavilions and events from all over the world and the hospitality of the UAE. The UAE has excellent transportation links and hotel facilities and the Arabian hospitality is legendary.

We promise you a cutting-edge scientific conference that is going to be highly educational and enjoyable. We look forward to collaborate with all of you to move children and adolescents with diabetes ‘from illness to wellness’.

See you in Abu Dhabi!

Asma Deeb

Conference President