Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI), founded by Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) has recently hosted a full-day symposia titled “The Collaborative Advantage”, in collaboration with Mount Sinai and Jaber Al Ahmad Center for Molecular Imaging. The Symposia were held in the Institute on Sunday, 17th March.

The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Mr. Mustafa Reda inaugurated the event with an opening speech welcoming the speakers and participants. Dr. Reda as well expressed his gratitude to the Institute for organizing important events such as these symposia. Dr. Reda on a final note highlighted the benefits of having collaborations with such esteemed organizations like Mount Sinai.  The Undersecretary’s speech was followed by a presentation delivered by Dr. Adnan Shihab Eldin, the Director-General of KFAS, where he outlined the opportunities for research partnerships with KFAS. The symposia consisted as well of a presentation delivered by Dr. Qais Al-Duwairi, Director-General of DDI, titled “State-of-Art Diabetes from Bench to Bedside at DDI”, who emphasized on the benefits of research collaboration, and the world-standard integrated facilities under DDI’s roof.

The symposia comprised of many other valuable lectures and presentations delivered by guest speakers from Mount Sinai and Dr. Fahad Marafi, Director-General of Jaber Al-Ahmad Center for Molecular Imaging.  DDI was honored to have H. E. the American Ambassador to Kuwait, Mr. Lawrence Silverman who delivered a presentation titled “Welcome to International Collaboration”.

At the end, Prof. Hilal Al-Sayer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at DDI, thanked the distinguished guest speakers from Mount Sinai, Jaber Al-Ahmad Center for Molecular Imaging and H. E. the US Ambassador for making this collaboration and symposia a huge success.