IFM 2017
Conference Speakers 2017
Prof. Dr. Luc Van Gaal
Professor of Medicine, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Metabolism,
Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium
Mr. Ahmad Osama Fahmi Saqer
Fourth year Medical Student,
University of Sharjah, UAE
Brig. Dr. Ali Singel LRCSI, LRCPI, M.B.B.Ch, NUI, DDsc, MSc, MD, Ph.D
Head of Public Health Committee for Dubai Government Military Section, Director of Medical Services & Consultant Dermatologist & Laser specialist,
Dubai Police Health Centre, Dubai Police Headquarters, UAE
Dr. Mohamed Al Shareef MBBS, Board and subspeciality
Chairperson of IRB- Medical services - Ministry of interior 2015 Director of Research and Strategic Planning,
Security Forces Hospital Makkah, KSA
Dr. Mohamed El-Shinnawi
Ear, Nose and Throat Consultant
NMC Specialty Hospital - Dubai, UAE
Dr. Mohammad Ali Khezrian MD, CMD, FAAFP
Geriatric Medicine Consultant
Cigna Medical Group, Arizona, USA
Dr. Naser Mozafari
Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery and Director General,
Iranian Hospital - Dubai, UAE
Dr. Ramadan Alblooshi
Dubai Healthcare City - Regulation, (DHCR), UAE
Dr. Saba Habibollah MD, MSc Genetics, PhD Regenerative Medicine
Head of Genetic and Genomic Facility
Iranian Hospital - Dubai, UAE
Dr. Salwa Abdulla Alsuwaidi MBBS, Dip.Ger, MRCP (UK- Glasgow), Arab Board (Internal Medicine)
Specialist Senior Registrar- Geriatrics & Director, Family Gathering
Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Dr. Abdullah Khalid Alghumlas MD , MBBS
Specialist Family Medicine
Imam Abdulrahman Alfaisal University, Dammam, KSA
Dr. Adel Karrani MB, BCh, BAO, MSc in Psychiatry- Cardiff/UK, MRCPsych-UK
Consultant Psychiatrist and Deputy CEO
American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology, UAE
Dr. Ahmed Gabroun MBBcH, MRCP, MRCPS, PGDHM
Medical Director & Specialist Cardiologist
United Medical, Dubai, UAE
Dr. Aisha Suhail
Director of Primary Healthcare Department
Ministry of Health, UAE
Dr. Ali Al Marzooqi MPH, MsC
Director, Public Health and Research Department
The National Rehabilitation Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Anas Mahmoud Fikri MBBS, MPH
Public Health Specialist, General Physician and Senior Researcher in the Department of Public Health and Research,
The National Rehabilitation Centre, UAE
Dr. Ashraf A. Amir Bsc, MBBS, SBFM, ABFM, PEMBA (USA)
Consultant Family Physician, Former General Director of PHC - MOH - Jeddah, Executive Director of Executive Health Services and External Affair,
International Medical center Hospital - Jeddah, KSA
Dr. Ashraf Ismail MD, MPH, CPHQ
Managing Director - Middle East
Joint Commission International - M.E., UAE
Dr. Ashraf Swidan FRCGP, DTM&H, MBchB
Specialist Senior Family Physician, Head of Clinical Development Unit, Primary Health Care Services Sector
Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Dr. Bassam Mahboub
Consultant and Head of Pulmonary Medicine Department,
Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Dr. Catriona Matheson PhD, MSc (Public Health) BSc
Health Research Consultant
Robert Gordon University, UK
Dr. Fatheya Alawadi MSC Diabetes and Endocrine, FRCP, FACE
Consultant Endocrinologist & Head of Endocrine Department
Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Dr. Haidar Al Yousuf MRCGP, MBCHB-UK
 Director of Health Funding, Member of the DHA Executive Committee & Strategy Council 
Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Dr. Hanan Ali Mubarak Obaid MBBs, FRCGP, MRCGP - International and Arab Board Family Medicine
Consultant Family Physician and Head of Acute & Chronic Diseases Unit, Health Affairs Department, Primary Health Care Services Sector,
Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Dr. Hany Swidan FRCGP-UK
Consultant, Family Medicine & Associate Professor, Dubai Medical College, Co-principal Investigator, PURE Study, PHC Sector,
Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Dr. Hassan Alhariri MD, FCCP, DABSM, FAASM
Section Head: Sleep Laboratory and Sleep Research Program,
Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Dr. Hassan Shurie
Consultant & Head of Technical Services, Medical Fitness Department
Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Director – Dubai & Northern Emirates
VPS Healthcare, UAE
Dr. Layla Al Dabal Bsc MD, Msc, FRCP, Fellowship
Consultant Internist and Head of Infectious Diseases Unit,
Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Dr. Mohamed Farghaly FRCGPI(UK) MRCGPI(UK) MDSc(UK) DIH (Ireland) MBChB (Alex)
IFM Conference General Secretary, Professor - Dubai Medical College, Senior Specialist Family Medicine PHCSS, Head Of Insurance Medical Regulation HFD
Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Dr. Mostafa El Nakib MD, MPH, Family Medicine
National AIDS Program Manager,
Ministry of Pubic Health - Lebanon, WHO
Dr. Muhammad Shahid Shamim MBBS, FCPS, FRCS(Glasgow), DIP Bioethics, MHPE
Associate Professor Surgery and Head of Medical Education Unit, Rabigh faculty of Medicine,
King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, KSA
Dr. Nasser El Hindy MBBCh, MRCPsych, MSc, DCP, CCT (UK), Dip(CBT)
Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist
American Centre for Psychiatry and Neurology, UAE
Dr. Rihab Alwotayan
Director, Primary Healthcare Department
Ministry of Health - Kuwait
Dr. Rita Nawar Tobias
Medical Director and Consulting Endocrinologist,
The Weight Care Clinic, UAE
Dr. Roger Neighbour OBE, DSc, MA, FRCGP, FRACGP, FRCP
Consultant in Medical Education, Past President,
Royal College of General Practioners, UK
Dr. Zakaria Zaki Attal PhD
Director of Clinical Quality & Health Care Accreditation and Senior Consultant,
Ministry Of Health & Prevention, UAE
Mr. Gregory Härtl MSc
Head of Media Relations, Social Media and Media Monitoring
World Health Organization, Switzerland
H.E. Dr. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Hamad Al Thani
Ministry of Public Health, Qatar
Ms. Alaa Abuali MA, Counseling
American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology, UAE
Ms. Karine Bekhazi
Clinical Psychologist
American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology, UAE
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schmidt
Professor of Medicine and Chair, Director, Department of Medicine, Chief, GI/Hepatology & Diabetology Services
St. Josef-Hospital- Ruhr-University of Bochum Medical School, Germany
Prof. Dr. Faisal Alnasir MBBS, FPC, MICGP, FRCGP, FFPH, PhD
The Home Health Care Center, Kingdom of Bahrain