Wayne J. Riley, MD,MPH, MBA, MACP
President, American College of Physicians
ACP history was made on February 11, 2016 when the first annual meeting of the newly established Gulf Chapter of the ACP held its inaugural meeting. The setting for this meeting was the nine-month-old Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), a very impressive 300 plus bed hospital. This first ACP chapter meeting coincided with the "Update in Internal Medicine" at Cleveland Clinic under the able direction of Hussein Saadi, MD, FACP, FACE, Chief of the Medical Specialties Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Clinical Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic and Essam Elsayed, MD, FACP, Interim Governor of the ACP Gulf Chapter.