Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

As a Chairperson of the Emirates Thyroid Congress (ETC), and on behalf of my colleagues, committee members, it gives me great pleasure to invite you to our second annual congress, taking place in Abu Dhabi on March 13th & 14th of 2020.
Following the success of our first one which was highlighted by the pronounced delegates and speakers interactions, in these planned two days, we will be delivering a cutting-edge program where advances and recent discoveries in the field of thyroidology will be discussed. We will also address special population category topics such as thyroid diseases in pediatrics and pregnancy. Our program will feature plenaries, experts in the field panel discussions, cases based discussions and research posters presentations. The congress will focus in-depth on thyroid neoplasm and functional disorders as well as minimally invasive surgical approaches and robotic surgery. All that will be brought to you by high-class leaders in the field of thyroid from across the world in order to form an unforgotten educational experience that takes into consideration best available evidence, technology and experience.

Towards a practice of excellence, we look forward to seeing you all in the beautiful Abu Dhabi, the capital. A place where culture and evolution merge.

Eiman Alseddeeqi, MBBS, FRCPC, ABIM, FACE
Congress Chairperson
Assistant Professor
Consultant Endocrinologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City

2019 Committee & Faculty
Scientific Committee
Scientific Program
Target Audience

✓ Internal medicine
Family practice
Medical oncology
Nuclear medicine
General surgeons
ENT surgeons
Radiation oncology
Medical students and fellow
Nuclear medicine technician
Pediatric Endocrinology
Nuclear medical physicists


Thyroid Robotic surgery
Functional thyroid disease
Novel therapies for Thyroid Eye diseases
Surgical advances and minimally invasive surgery
Ablative therapies in benign and malignant thyroid diseases
Functional thyroid diseases and thyroid malignancy in Pediatrics
Thyroid diseases in pregnancy
Molecular Markers in evaluating a Thyroid nodule
Artificial intelligence in the Assessment of thyroid nodule
Management of low risk and advanced thyroid cancer in adults and pediatrics
Genetic profiling for the treatment of MTC
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors and Targeted therapy in thyroid cancer
Surgical Management of hyperparathyroidism


✓ To deliver extensive and state of the art lectures, globally recognized guidelines and experts’ opinion in various thyroid functional and anatomical related topics addressing special population as well such as pediatrics and pregnancy.
✓ To deliver the latest technological and medical advances in thyroid surgeries and advanced thyroid malignancy that is refractory to conventional management.
✓ To deliver advanced surgical techniques and robotic surgery skills in thyroidology.

Registration Categories
Early Bird Rate until
5th February, 2020
6th February - 5th March 2020
Onsite Rate
6th March, 2020 onwards
AED 750 - USD 210
AED 900 - USD 250
AED 1050 - USD 290
Non-Physicians & Residents
AED 400 - USD 115
AED 500 - USD 140
AED 600 - USD 120
AED 200 - USD 55
AED 250 - USD 70
AED 300 - USD 85
*Above rates are subject to 5% VAT as mandated by UAE Government Law
Abstract / Cases Submission

Submission Deadline:
Sunday, January 19, 2020
23:59 Hrs (UAE time)
Notification on Acceptance/Rejection:
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 
23:59 Hrs (UAE time)

Abstract Submission

Abstract Categories

Clinical reviews, basic, translational abstracts or case reports may be submitted in the following categories:

  • Thyroid Autoimmunity
  • Iodine Uptake and Metabolism
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid pathology
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Thyroid Hormone Metabolism and Regulation
  • Thyroid Imaging
  • Thyroid nodules and goiter

Language and content

All abstracts must be submitted in English using the online submission form on the website with a limit of 2,245 characters (approx. 300 words)

General conditions

  • All accepted abstracts will be presented as posters on Friday, March 13th, 2020.
  • Participation is accepted in 2 ways: Abstract Presentation as Posters or Oral Presentation
  • Withdrawal of abstracts can only be accepted if notified in writing. It is possible to withdraw an abstract 14 days after notification on acceptance.
  • If selected, it is the responsibility of the presenter to bear his travel and accommodation expenses.
  • If your Abstract gets approved as a Poster, the specifications of the poster shall be sent to the accepted abstract authors  at later stage
  • If your abstract get approved as an Oral Abstract, then please note that the Oral presentations are assigned for 8 minutes including 2 minutes for discussions.
  • The same abstract and title submission indicated while submitting, needs to be used during the congress and not another topic can fill your currently accepted slot.

Presenting Author and Registration

  • The presenting author and/or co-authors must register as an active participant at the congress, at the latest 14 days after the notification of acceptance received for the abstract.
  • Emirates Thyroid Congress Committee reserves the right to exclude any abstract from the scientific program that is not followed by a participant registration at the latest 14 days after notification on acceptance.

Oral Abstract Winners” –

Top 3 abstracts including oral abstracts will be awarded as follows:

  • 1st winner –  $500
  • 2nd winner – $300
  • 3rd winner – $150

The abstract will be judged on the followings: Originality, Impact on Practice, Presentation and Methodology

Cases Submission

Call for Abstracts/ Clinical Vignettes/ Case-based discussion:

Get a chance to discuss the challenging clinical scenario and have global experts pick their minds!

  • Clinical vignette (case capsule) submission is open along with abstracts.
  • 1 hour dedicated session that will involve case presentation with an interactive discussion

This is your chance to share your thoughts and learn from experts!

Clinical Case submission details:

  • Case capsule to be submitted in Word format (500 word limit)
  • Following sub sections: Presentation, Investigation and Management
  • Clinical Question to be answered needs to be mentioned separately
  • Standard of care/ Guideline- recommendation and if any deviation from the standard to be explained

Selected cases will be informed to the Authors along with Abstract deadlines.

Venue and Accommodation


Property Location
A stay at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche places you in the heart of Abu Dhabi Corniche, convenient to Capital Garden and Louvre Abu Dhabi. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of The Corniche and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank.

Make yourself at home in one of the 280 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Partially open bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.

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