Summit Welcome Address

Dear Colleagues,

Since the foundation of the GCC Association of Immunology and Rheumatology in 2021, our association has been recognised as a respected and reputable non-profit organisation that has advanced rheumatology knowledge and developed competencies among healthcare professionals which has improved the health of people with rheumatic and related diseases.

We are delighted to announce the launch of this novel and first of its kind immunology summit in the region aiming for rheumatologists, immunologists, fellows, trainees, researchers, physicians and health care professionals who care for patients with rheumatic diseases.

The current understanding of rheumatic diseases’ molecular and immunological pathogenesis at unprecedented depth and the rapid development of new therapeutic agents and state of the art treatment approaches increased the urge for clinician to understand these pathways. Immunology is the heart and soul of rheumatology and grasping the essence of this topic is essential to shape current and future rheumatologists.

The Middle East Immunology Summit is a rheumatology compact congress with focus on immunology and clinical application of abnormal immunology on rheumatic diseases.

The Middle East Immunology Summit will be held in Dubai, UAE on 3rd and 4th November 2023 and we welcome you all to be partners in it.


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

Dr. Ahmed Zayat
Consultant Rheumatologist,
Rheumatology Adjunct Professor
Scientific Chair, Middle East Immunology Summit
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates