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SPEAKERS COMMITTEE

 

CHAIRPERSON


Dr. Maryam Matar       Founder & Chairperson,
UAE Genetic Diseases Association, UAE

 

LOCAL SPEAKERS


Dr. Gowri Ramanathan    Acting Chief Medical Officer, ACMO – Women’s and Pediatrics, King’s College Hospital London, UAE

Dr. Taif Sabah Al Sarraj  Chief of Clinical Support Services, Tawam Hospital,
Al Ain, UAE

 

REGIONAL SPEAKERS


Dr. Adeeb Al-Zoubi
President and Chief Scientific Officer, Stem Cells Arabia, Jordan

Dr. Adel S. Alharbi
Director, Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center (PSDC), Chairman, Saudi Pediatric Pulmonology Association (SPPA) & President, Middle East Cystic Fibrosis Association (MECFA), KSA

Prof. Ghazi Omar Tadmouri Dean, Faculty of Public Health, Jinan University, Lebanon

Dr. Hamad Ali Yaseen    Assistant Professor, Genomic Medicine, Health Sciences Center, Kuwait University, Kuwait

Dr. Hany Choudhry
Head of Cancer Metabolism and Epigenetic Unit, King Fahd Medical Research Centre & Faculty of Science, Biochemistry Department, King Abdulaziz University, KSA

Dr. Musallam S. Al-Araimi
Clinical & Molecular Geneticist, National Genetic Centre (NGC) Muscat, The Royal Hospital, Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman

Dr. Nouf Suliman Alnumair Bioinformation and Molecular Genetics Scientist, Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Genetics / DPLM, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and ‏Research Centre, KSA

Dr. Sofyan Maghaydah Executive Director, International Life Sciences Institute - Middle East (ILSI), Jordan

Dr. Tarek Mostafa Kamal Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Egypt

Prof. Tawfik A. M. Khoja Director General, Executive Board, Health Ministers’ Council for the Cooperation Council States & General Secretary, Arab Hospital Federation, KSA

 

INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS


Mr. Alastair Kent
Independent Patient Engagement Consultant, Executive Director, Genetic Alliance UK

Dr. Andre Megarbane
Director, Research Institut Lejeune Paris, France

Prof. Alexander Meissner
Director, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany

Prof. Ali Hamiche
Group Leader, Institute of Genetics and of Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC), France

Dr. Alireza Haghighi
President, Advancement Initiative for Medicine and Science, Department of Genetics & Medicine, Harvard Medical School, USA

Dr. Bruce R. Hamaker Director, Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research & Professor, Faculty of Food Science, Purdue University, USA

Dr. David Vauzour
Research Fellow, Nutrigenomics and Sytems Nutrition Group, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, UK

Prof. Debra Regier
Acting Division Chief, Genetics and Metabolism, Children's National Health System, USA

Dr. Hosam Zowawi
Group Leader, ZOWAWI GROUP - UQCCR, Australia & Asst. Professor of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, KSAU-HS, KSA

Dr. Jon Andoni Urtizberea
Head, Summer School of Myology, Paris, France

Mr. Kevin Huang
Founder & President, Chinese Organization for Rare Disorders, China

Prof. Lyn Griffiths
Executive Director, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Dr. Manjula Anagani 
Padmashri Awardee, Chief Ob-Gynae & Laparoscopic Surgeon, Head of Department of Ob-Gynae, Maxcure Suyosha Hospitals, Hyderabad, India & Visiting Laparoscopic Surgeon, NMC Speciality Centre, Dubai, UAE

Dr. Marshall L. Summar
Director, Rare Disease Institute, Division Chief, Genetics and Metabolism, Children's National Health System, USA

Dr. Peter Saltonstall
President and CEO, National Organization for Rare Disorders, USA

Dr. Saad A. Shakir
Founder and Medical Director, Silicon Valley Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), USA

Dr. Susan Murphy
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology & Chief, Division of Reproductive Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, USA

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