It is our pleasure to announce the upcoming 1st Gulf Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (GCCMID2015), organized by Saudi Society for Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (SSMMID) in collaboration with European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) and Emirates Infectious Diseases Society (EIDS). The congress will be held at Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Dubai, UAE, on 11-14 May 2016.