Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the scientific and organizing committees, it is our honor and pleasure to welcome you to the Mayo Clinic International - SSMC Congress on Endocrinology and Endocrine Surgery: A Case - Based Approach  to be held on January 6–8, 2023, as a hybrid event at the Conrad Hotel, Etihad Towers,  Abu Dhabi, UAE. 
We are excited for this state-of-the-art event that brings us together to shape the future of endocrinology and endocrine surgery by sharing knowledge and creating innovative ideas. 
The congress will offer opportunities to explore breakthroughs in research, share creative and stimulating ideas, make valuable connections, and obtain inspired perspectives from all members of the multidisciplinary team that is key to the management of patients with complex endocrine disorders, both medical and surgical.
The scientific committee has developed a 3-day program that will feature internationally renowned faculty and sessions highlighting the most up-to-date evidence-based developments in endocrinology and endocrine surgery.
The faculty includes the Vice Chair and 3 Past Division Chairs of Mayo Rochester Endocrinology and Endocrine Surgery, 5 Mayo Clinic Rochester Distinguished Clinicians and Past-Presidents of the American Thyroid Association, Endocrine Society, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research and American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.
This unique event will provide outstanding opportunities for networking as well as innovative learning experiences.
The congress will offer several different educational formats, all of which will be case-based. Sessions on controversies in endocrinology, clinical pathologic conferences, and historic vignettes will round out the program. Collaboration with members of the multi-professional team will provide the attendee the ability to solve complex problems, reduce barriers, and improve standards. The congress will allow attendees to learn about best practices in the field from experts around the world.
We hope this unique learning opportunity will help you gain perspectives that will expand your knowledge and motivate you to improve and enhance the care you deliver to your patients on a daily basis. 
We anticipate hundreds of attendees from all specialties who will meet, network, and collaborate with endocrine experts while exploring new tools, technologies, and processes.
We wish you a very productive and successful conference.
Dr. Geoffrey B. Thompson
Congress President, 
Emeritus Professor of Surgery, 
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and
Science, Chair of Surgery, 
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC)
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Imad El-Kebbi 
Congress Vice-President 
Chair of the Endocrinology Division
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC)
Abu Dhabi, UAE 
Dr. William F. Young Jr.
Congress Vice-President 
Division of Endocrinology,
Tyson Family Endocrinology
Clinical Professor and Professor of
Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of
Medicine & Science, Minnesota, USA