During the 2nd week of March, we had the pleasure of implementing the 3rd edition of “Bahrain Diabetes and Endocrine Review Conference – BDER” from 11 – 13 Mar. 2021.

Due to the severe impact of COVID-19, and as the past several months witnessed the suspension of several physical gatherings and events.  The board members of BDER decided to shift the event to be in a virtual mode to maintain the safety & health of the attendees.  Thanks to ICOM technical team – the event was livestreamed via a 3D platform providing an engaging experience to all attendees.

Event Statistics:

  • Registration : 2598
  • Attendance : 2118
  • Accreditation : NHRA & AACME Entities
  • Symposia : 7

The event is well-known for its world-class educational program, with hundreds of highly vetted sessions from industry leaders, renowned keynote speakers, and specialty programs to meet distinct needs.  Our event was honored to host the following international experts:


Elizabeth Pearce, USA

Professor of Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, USA


Matthias Blüher, Germany

Professor in Molecular Endocrinology

Director of Helmholtz Institute for Metabolic, Obesity and Vascular Research Medical Faculty of the University of Leipzig, Germany


Naveed Sattar, UK

Professor of Metabolic Medicine Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences

University of Glasgow, UK


Pierre-Marc Bouloux, UK

Professor of Endocrinology University College London, UK

Head of the Centre for Neuroendocrinology at UCL Royal Free Campus


Ramzi Ajjan, UK

Professor of Metabolic Medicine

Leeds University and Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, UK


The online conference ran over 3 consecutive days, the program presented a high-level of scientific content covering state-of-the-art presentations, plenary sessions, and clinical symposia.

We are delighted to share some testimonials received from our eminent guests:


“BDER 2021 was a very well-organized meeting with a great program that included the latest in the field. The organizers should be applauded for offering the opportunity of continued scientific interaction in diabetes and endocrinology despite the global coronavirus pandemic” – said Prof.  R. Ajjan (FRCP, MMed. Sci, PhD) – Professor of Metabolic Medicine


“What I like about BDER is that it empowers regional contributions of experts in the field of Diabetes and Endocrinology, and promotes collaborative effort to present scientific research arising from the GCC and neighboring Arab countries – Well done!!”, Huda Ezzeddin Mustafa – MSc FRCP FACE ECNU – Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology – Director of Academic Affairs


“BDER has become the most prominent conference in Bahrain.  I was Pleased to participate in such an important event. Though it was a virtual event but really felt as if we were together. The conference’s organization was more than excellent.  Happy to participate with you and happy to see many of my colleagues from Bahrain and other countries.  Many thanks go to all of you and very special thanks to the chairman of BDER version 3 Dr. Wiam Hussain”, said Dr. Jaafar Abbas – consultant, Diabetologist, Bahrain


“It’s my pleasure to provide feedback. Given the background difficulties, I was most impressed by the quality of the organization. The efficiency was noteworthy as was the courtesy displayed towards me. It would be a pleasure to participate in such a high-quality meeting in future”, said Prof. Pierre Bouloux.


We would like to thank all our delegates & attendees who participated in our virtual event and wish you all had enjoyed the scientific content streamed and gained a lot of insightful knowledge and enjoyable experience.