Speakers

Meet The Speakers

In Alphabetical Order

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Dr. Abeer Khayat
MD, FAAP

Consultant Pediatrics, Fakeeh University Hospital, Dubai, UAE
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Dr. Ahmed Abou Tayoun 
PhD, FACMG

Clinical Molecular Geneticist
Director, Al Jalila Genomics Center, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital
Associate Professor of Genetics, Center for Genomic Discovery, Mohammed Bin Rashid University,

Dubai, UAE
Dr. Ammar
Dr. Ammar Morad
MD, FAAP, FASPHO

Consultant Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, Mediclinic City Hospital, Dubai, UAE
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Mrs. Amal Tolba
Managing Director, Hope Rehabilation Medical Center, Dubai, UAE
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Dr. Anas Abu Hazeem
Consultant Pediatric Cardiology, KidsHeart Medical Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Mrs. Areen Abuhejleh
Health Programs Supervisor, Special Olympics UAE,
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Dr. Arif Khan
CEO & Founder, Neuropedia Children’s Neuroscience Center
Director & Consultant Pediatric Neurologist, Burjeel Associate Professor of Pediatric Neurology, Mohammed Bin Rashid University, Dubai, UAE
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Prof. Ayman El-Hattab
MD, FAAP, FACMG

Professor, College of Medicine, University of Sharjah Consultant Clinical Genetics, Mediclinic City Hospital, University Hospital Sharjah, Kanad (Oasis) Hospital, KidsHeart, Neuropedia, and Genesis, UAE
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Prof. Bassam Ali
Professor in Molecular and Genetic Medicine
Leader of the Genetics and Development Research Priority Group, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE
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Dr. Carla Irani
MD., FAAAAI, MSCE

Associate Professor Medicine St Joseph University
American Board certified in Allergy & Clinical Immunology
President Lebanese Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Editorial Bard Member Int Archives of Allergy & Immunology
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Dr. Eihab Al Khassawneh
MD, FASPN
Division Chief & Consultant Pediatric Nephrology, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Prof. Haitham El Bashir
MBBS, MRCP(UK), FRCPCH(UK), DCH, CCST(UK), MD (Lond.), MSc (Hon.)
Consultant Pediatric Neurorehabilitation & Head of Neurosciences Center of Excellence, Al Jalila Children’s Hospital, Dubai, UAE Adjunct Clinical Professor, Mohammed Bin Rashid University, Dubai, UAE
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Dr. Hiba Shendi
MBBS, MD, MRCPCH, MSC, FRCPath, CCT
Consultant Allergy & Immunology, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE
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Mrs. Hala Tannira
Rare Disease Advocate & Mother of a Child with Determination
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Dr. Jehan Suleiman
MBBS FRACP (Australia) PhD

Division Chief & Consultant, Pediatric Neurology, Tawam Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE
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Prof. Laila AbdelWareth
MBBCh, FCAP, FRCPC, EMHCA

Deputy Executive Director, National Reference Laboratory (NRL)
Chair, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD)
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology, College of Medicine & Health Sciences, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Leyla
Dr. Layal Abi Farraj
PhD

Head of Genetic Diagnostics Department, Viafet Genomics Laboratory, Dubai, UAE
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Dr. Loai Eid
President, Emirates Pediatric Nephrology Club
Consultant Pediatric Nephrology, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital & Mediclinic City Hospital
Council Member of Asian Pediatric Nephrology Association
Associate Professor, Dubai Medical College & Mohammed Bin Rashid University, Dubai, UAE
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H.E. Dr. Maryam Matar
M.D. PhD

Founder & Chairperson, UAE Genetic Diseases Association, Dubai, UAE
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Prof. Majid Alfadhel
MD, MHSc, SSC-Ped, ABHS(CH), FCCMG

Deputy Executive Director of King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre (KAIMRC), King Abdulaziz Medical City
Chairman & Consultant, Genetics and Precision Medicine Department, King Abdullah Specialized Children Hospital (KASCH), King Abdulaziz Medical City Professor, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS)
Director of Medical Genomic Research Lab, King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre (KAIMRC), King Abdulaziz Medical City,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Michael Segal
Dr. Michael Segal
MD, PhD

Chief Scientist, SimulConsult, USA
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Prof. Mohamed Abuzakouk
MBBCh, PhD, FRCPath, FFPath (RCPI), FRCP (Edin), FACP

Section Head & Consultant, Allergy & Immunology, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE Clinical Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
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Dr. Mohamed Mashhour
Consultant Orthopedic Surgery, Mediclinic City Hospital
Dubai, UAE
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Prof. Mohamed Miqdady
MD, FAAP

Division Chief & Consultant, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Clinical Professor, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Dr. Mustafa Al Baroudi
Consultant Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, NMC Royal Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Dr. Nadia Al Hashmi
BSC, MD, OMSB, DCH, MRCPCH (U.K)

Senior Pediatric Consultant & Head of Metabolic and Clinical & Biochemical Geneticist, National Genetic Center, Department of Child Health, Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman
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Dr. Nicholas Brodszki
M.D. Ph.D.
Department Head & Senior Consultant Immunology & Hematology, Children’s Hospital, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
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Mrs. Nipa Bhuptani
Director of Applied & Behavioral Training Institutes,
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Dr. Nuha Alzaabi
MBBS

Metabolic Geneticist, Fujairah Hospital, Fujairah, UAE
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Prof. Osama Y. Aldirbashi
PhD, DABMGG, FCCMG, CLG-EBMG

Head of Newborn Screening, National Reference Laboratory, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Professor of Pediatrics (adjunct), Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Dr. Omar Ismayl
Dr. Omar Ismayl
MD, MSc Pediatrics, FRCPCH, CCST

Division Head & Consultant, Pediatric Neurology, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Prof. Pierre Krystkowiak
MD, PhD

Consultant Neurologist, Yas Clinic Khalifa City &
Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Professor of Neurology, University of Picardie, Amiens, France Adjunct Professor of Neurology, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr.Rania
Dr. Rania Abdelkarim
Consultant Pediatric Pulmonary, Mediclinic City Hospital, Dubai, UAE
Dr.-Majid-Alfadhel
Dr. Ravi Gutta
MD

Division Chief & Consultant Allergy & Immunology, Mediclinic City Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor (Adjunct), Mohamed Bin Rashid University, Dubai, UAE
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Mrs. Renate Baur-Richter
MSc

Program Director, SEDRA Foundation, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Dr. Rifaat Rawashdeh
MS. LCGC

Laboratory Genetic Counselor, Molecular Diagnostic Department, National Reference Laboratory (NRL) Clinical Genetic Counselor, Preventive Medicine Department & Breast Health Clinic, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Adjunct Faculty, College of Medicine & Health Sciences, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Prof. Roger Packer
MD

Senior Vice President, Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine
Director, Gilbert Neurofibromatosis
Institute Director, Brain Tumor Institute
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia, Virginia, USA
Dr. Sunny
Prof. Sunny Philip
Consultant Pediatric Neurology, Mediclinic City Hospital, Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, & Mediclinic Welcare Hospital
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Mohammed Bin Rashid University, Dubai, UAE
Dr. Sayed
Dr. Syed Arif Hosain
Consultant Pediatric Neurology, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Dr. Tawfeg Ben-Omran
MD, FRCPC, FCCMG, FACMG

Division Chief, Genetic and Genomic Medicine, Sidra Medicine
Senior Consultant, Medical Genetic Department, Hamad Medical Corporation
Associate Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College,
Doha, Qatar
Dr. Vidya Narayanan
Dr. Vidya Narayanan
MD, DNB, MRCPCH, FRCPCH, CCT

Consultant Pediatric Endocrinology, Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, Dubai, UAE
Prof. Walid Abuhammour
Prof. Walid Abuhammour
MD, MBA, CIC, FAAP, FIDSA

Department Head & Consultant, Pediatric Infectious Diseases,
Acting Director of Academic Affairs,
Chair of Infection Control Program,
Chair of Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, Dubai, UAE
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Mrs. Youmna Ghaziri
Rare Disease Advocate Mom “Thefirefightermom”
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Dr. Zainab A. Malik
MD, MSc, FAAP

Consultant Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Mediclinic City Hospital.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Mohamed Bin Rashid University, Dubai, UAE

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