Speakers


International


Andreas H. Groll
Professor of Pediatrics, Deputy Director, Department of Pediatric ,
University Children's Hospital,
Germany

Awa Aidara-Kane
Lead, WHO-AGISAR, Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses,
World Health Organization,
Switzerland

Ben Courtney
Accreditation Manager,
United Kingdom Accreditation Service,
United Kingdom

Elizabeth Fagan
Virology & Molecular EQA Scheme Manager,
UK NEQAS for Microbiology National Infection Service,
United Kingdom

Emilio Fumero
Assistant Professor of the Master of HIV-AIDS Pathogenesis,
University of Barcelona,
Spain

Fred Carron Tenover
Vice President,
Scientific Affairs at Cepheid,
California, United States

Giuseppe Cornaglia
Deputy Director,
University of Verona Department of Pathology and Diagnostics, School of Medicine and Surgery,
Italy

Jon R Sayers
Professor in Genomic Medicine, Deputy Head of Department Dept. of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease,
University of Sheffield,
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Mathew Upton
Reader in Medical Microbiology,
Plymouth University,
United Kingdom

Maurizio Sanguinetti
Professor of Microbiology, Director of the Institute of Microbiology and Head of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Unit,
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart,
Italy

Michael Mansour
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School,
Boston, United States

Natacha Farquet
Founder & CEO,
HygiMed Sàrl,
Switzerland

Paul Verweij
Consultant Microbiologist, Department of Medical Microbiology,
Radboud University Medical Center,
Nijmegen, Netherlands

Ruth Ashbee
Vice President,
International Society for Human and Animal Mycology,
United Kingdom

Sanjiv Rughooputh
Director,
UKNEQAS for Microbiology, National Infection Service, Public Health England,
United Kingdom

Sten Westgard
Director Client Services and Technology,
Westgard QC,
United States

Stephen Dalton
Vice President, Healthcare & Infection Prevention,
Diversey Care Division at Sealed Air Corporation,
Netherlands

Thomas Cherian
Coordinatior a.i., Expanded Programme on Immunization, Immunization, Vaccines & Biologicals,
World Health Organization,
Geneva, Switzerland

Tim Wreghitt
Consultant Clinical Scientist Virologist,
Public Health England Microbiology Laboratory, Addenbrooke’s Hospital,
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Vida Hamilton
Chair GSA QI Committee Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care,
National Clinical Lead Sepsis, University Hospital Waterford,
Ireland

Gulf Countries


Abdulhakeem Al Thaqafi
Section Head and Consultant, Infectious Diseases,
King Abdulaziz Medical City,
Saudi Arabia

Abdullah Almohaizeie
Clinical Pharmacy Consultant, Infectious Diseases & Residency Program Director, Infectious Disease Pharmacotherapy,
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre,
Saudi Arabia

Abdulrahman Alrajhi
Consultant, Infectious Diseases,
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Abeer Nizar Alshukairi
Consultant Internal Medicine and Adult Infectious Diseases,
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre,
Saudi Arabia

Adel Alothman
Head, Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Medicine,
King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs,
Saudi Arabia

Ahmed Mohammed Hakawi
General Director,
General Directorate of Infectious Disease, Ministry of Health,
Saudi Arabia

Ali Al-Barrak
Director of Medical Administration at Medical Services General Directorate,
Ministry of Defense,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ali S. Omrani
Consultant and Head of Adult Infectious Diseases,
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Amal Saif Al-Maani
Sr. Consultant in Pediatric Infectious Diseases & IPC,
Ministry of Health (Oman),
Oman

Amro Kabbara
Business Development Manager – Genomics, Central Middle East,
Bio-rad Laboratories,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Atef Shibl
Professor of Microbiology, Chairman of Microbiology and Immunology Department,
Al Faisal University,
Saudi Arabia

Awadh Al Omari
Medical Director of Critical Care Departments,
Habib Medical Group,
Saudi Arabia

Basem M Alraddadi
Consultant, Infectious Diseases & Director, Medical Eligibility Services,
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Jeddah,
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Bassel Molaeb
Infection Control Director,
Al-Moosa Specialist Hospital,
Saudi Arabia

Edet Ekpenyong Udo
Consultant Microbiologist/Head, MRSA Reference Laboratory,
Ministry of Health,
Kuwait

Eiman Mokaddas
Professor of Clinical Microbiology,
Kuwait University,
Kuwait

Elias Tannous
Infection Control Practitioner,
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates

Esam Albanyan
Consultant and Assistant Professor - Pediatric Infections,
King Abdullah Specialized Children's Hospital,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Hail Al Abdely
Professor of Medicine & Consultant, Infectious Diseases,
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center,
Saudi Arabia

Hanan Balkhy
Chairman, Department of Infectious Diseases,
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Haysam Tufenkeji
Senior Consultant, Pediatric Infectious Diseases,
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre,
Saudi Arabia

Hibah Al Ruwaisan
Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceutical Care Division,
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Hosam Zowawi
Assistant Professor of Clinical Microbiology,
King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences,
Saudi Arabia

Hussain Abdulaziz Alawadhi
Division Chief, Physician - Critical Care Medicine & Physician Practice Services,
Al Mafraq Hospital,
United Arab Emirates

Ibrahim Bin Hussain
Consultant, Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Clinical Mycology,
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
Consultant, Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases,
Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare,
Saudi Arabia

Jaleela Sayed Jawad
Consultant, Head of Immunization Group,
Ministry of Health,
Bahrain

Jameela Al-Salman
Chairperson of Antibiotic stewardship program in Kingdom of Bahrain, Chairperson of Antibiotic committee in Ministry of Health,
Salmaniya Medical Complex,
Bahrain

Layla Al Dabal
Consultant Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Infectious Disease,
Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority,
United Arab Emirates

Maha Al-Alawi
Assistant Professor, Consultant Infection Control & Prevention,
King Abdalaziz University Hospital,
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Maha Ahmed Al-Mozaini
Scientist & Head of Immunocompromised Host Research,
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center,
Saudi Arabia

Majed Alghoribi
Healthcare Scientists,
Public Health England - London, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center-Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia

Majid Alshamrani
Consultant Infectious Diseases/Infectious Diseases in immunocompromised Host,
King Abdulaziz Medical City, National Guard Health Affairs,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Maria Fernanda Bonilla
Staff Physician in the Medical Subspecialties Institute,
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates

Maysoon Salah Mutabagani
Associate Clinical Scientist & Technical Director, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre,
Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Al Shehri
Medical Director, Consultant, Pediatric Infectious Diseases,
Children's Specialized Hospital, King Fahad Medical City,
Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Al Hazmi
Consultant Physician and Infectious Disease,
King Fahd Central Hospital - Gizan,
Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Al Ahdal
Principal Scientist and Chairman, Department of Infection and Immunity,
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center,
Saudi Arabia

Mussab Al Saleh
Head of Communicable Disease Control Division,
Control Division, Ministry of Health,
Kuwait City, Kuwait

Nermin Kamal Saeed
Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Head of Microbiology Section, Pathology Department,
Salmaniya Medical Complex, Ministry Of Health,
Manama, Bahrain

Nisreen Sherbeeni
Consultant & Head, Infectious Diseases Division,
Prince Sultan Military Medical City,
Saudi Arabia

Reem Almaghrabi
Consultant - Infectious Diseases,
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Safaa AbdulAziz AlKhawaja
Infectious Disease Consultant, Head of Infectious Diseases & Rheumatalogy Unit,
Salmaneya Medical Center,
Bahrain

Sahar Althawadi
Department of Pathology &Laboratory Medicine,
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Saleh Almuhsen
Professor of Pediatrics, Consultant Immunology And Allergy,
King Saud University,
Saudi Arabia

Salman Abdulaziz
Internal Medicine & Critical Care, Global Sepsis Alliance: Member of Communication Committee & QI committee,
Rashid Hospital,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Salwa Abdulrahman Al-Noaimi
Consultant in infectious diseases and general pediatrics, Head of pediatric Department,
Ministry of Health,
Bahrain

Sameera Al Johani
Section Head, Microbiology and Virology laboratory, Consultant Microbiologist,
King Abdulaziz Medical City/ King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University For Health Science,
Saudi Arabia

Sami Al-Hajjar
Professor and Chairman, Department of Paediatrics,
King Faisal specialist Hospital and Research Centre,
Saudi Arabia

Seif Salem Al-Abri
Director General for Disease Surveillance and Control,
Ministry of Health,
Oman

Suad Almukhaini
Oman

Suliman Al Jumaah
Consultant, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Director of Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology Department,
King Faisal Specialist Hospital &Research Centre,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Tariq AlMusawi
Consultant Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Associate Professor,
King Fahad Hospital of the University & Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland- Medical University of Bahrain,
Saudi Arabia

Thamer Alenazi
Director, Hospital Epidemiology, Infection Prevention and Control Department,
King Abdulaziz Medical City,
Saudi Arabia

Wafaa Alnasser
Infectious Diseases Consultant, Chairman of Infection Control,
Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal Hospital,
Saudi Arabia

Waleed Al Ajroush
Consultant, Department of Dermatology,
King Fahad National Guard Hospital,
Saudi Arabia

Wasl Al-Adsani
Assistant Program Director,
Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialties,
Kuwait

Regional Countries


Jamal Wadi Al-Ramahi
Adjunct, Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases,
School of Medicine, University of Jordan,
Amman, Jordan

Kamal Marhoum El Filali
Head of the Infectious Diseases Unit,
Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Hassan II University,,
Morocco

Rana Hajjeh
Director, Department of Communicable Disease Disease Prevention and Control,
World Health Organization - EMRO,
Egypt

Sayeh Ezzikouri
Associate Researcher, Viral Hepatitis Laboratory,
Institut Pasteur du Maroc,
Morocco

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