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Date Posted: Sept 18, 2013


KSA to Host the 2nd International Conference for Mass Gathering Medicine

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques has issued his approval of hosting the second International Conference for Mass Gathering Medicine, to be organized by the Ministry of Health (MOH), over the period from 15 to 17 Dhul-Qeadah, 1434H…   Read more

Date Posted: Aug. 20, 2013


خادم الحرمين الشريفين يرعى مؤتمر (طب الحشود) الشهر المقبل
يرعى خادم الحرمين الشريفين الملك عبد الله بن عبد العزيز آل سعود المؤتمر العالمي الثاني لطب الحشود والذي ستنظمه وزارة الصحة في العاصمة الرياض خلال الفترة من 15 - 17 ذو القعدة 1434هـ. أوضح ذلك معالي وزير الصحة الدكتور عبد الله بن عبد العزيز الربيعة.
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Date Posted: Aug. 20, 2013


Saudi Arabia celebrates National Day for the unification of the Kingdom in September 23

The day of the issuance of the decree of King Abdul Aziz unification of Saudi Arabia ; where released in 17 June , 1351 AH royal decree unification all parts of the modern Saudi state under the name of Saudi Arabia…   Read more

Date Posted: Sept. 4, 2013

Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah
Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah was born in Riyadh on 11 November 1954. He obtained bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery degrees from King Saud University in 1979. He completed his internship at King Khalid University in 1980. Read More....


Ziad A. Memish, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FIDSA
Dr. Ziad Memish is currently the Assistant Deputy Minister of Health for Preventive Medicine in Saudi Arabia. He is a senior consultant adult infectious diseases at King Fahad Medical City, Professor college of Medicine, Alfaisal University & Professor and chair of Epidemiology research chair at King Saud University in Riyadh Read More....


Dr. Mansour Naser AlHowasi, MBBCH, DCH, MRCP(UK) FRCPC (Ed)
Dr. Al Howasi earned his MBBCH from Cairo University, Egypt in 1984. He continued his post-graduate studies in Pediatric Medicine until he became a Fellow at the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) in 1996. He is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) since 1991. Read More....


MOHAMMED KHOSHAIM, MD, FRCSC, FACS
He left for Canada for the purpose of specializing in the field that he likes most – general surgery and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeon and Physicians of Canada in 1986.

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H.H Dr. Turki bin Saud Al-Saud, PhD
H.H. Dr. Turki bin Saud Al-Saud received his PHD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, and joined King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in 1997 as founder Director of the Space Research Institute.
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PROF. ABDULAZIZ HASSAN AL SAIGH
Prof. Abdulaziz Al Saigh was the Medical Director, National Medical Care Company, Chief of Medical Staff, Riyadh Care Hospital, for more than five (5) years (2004 to 2010), Further, he was the Asst. Secretary General for Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS), (1998-2001). Read More....


Professor Alimuddin Zumla
Professor Alimuddin Zumla has since 1994 held the positions of Professor of Infectious Diseases and International Health, in the Division of Infection and immunity, University College London, and Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Read More....


Professor David Lowell Heymann
David L. Heymann, is Chairman of the Board of Public Health England (PHE), head and senior fellow at the Centre of Global Health Security (Chatham House) and professor of infectious diseases epidemiology at LSHTM. He was Assistant Director-General, Communicable Diseases of the World Health Organization (WHO) from February 2007 – April 2009, and served as the Director-General's Special Representative for Polio eradication. Read More....



Dr. Brian McCloskey
Director of Global Health, Public Health England and Head, WHO Collaborating Centre on Mass Gatherings and High Visibility, High Consequence Events; previously Lead for UK public health planning for London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.... Read More....



Dr Maurizio Barbeschi
Dr. Maurizio Barbeschi leads the Deliberate Events and Mass Gatherings (DEMG) group in the WHO Global Alert and Response Operations. This team provides strategic advices on high visibility/high consequence events to Read More....



International Faculty and Speaker


Dr. Ala Alwan
Dr. Ala Alwan is the WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean since 1 February 2012. He was Assistant Director-General for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health from February 2008 to February 2012. Read More....



Dr. Philipp Gautret
Philippe Gautret is a French tropical medicine physician specialized in travel medicine. He received his medical degree from Nantes University School of Medicine, France, in 1991, and earned his PhD in parasitology at the University of Paris XII, France, in 1996. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Imperial College School of Medicine, London, UK in 1997. Read More....



Dr. Gregory C. Gray
Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental and Global Health in the University of Florida’s College of Public Health and Health Professions. He directs the Global Pathogens Laboratory in the University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute. He has a joint appointment in the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Read More....



Dr. Shuja Shafi
Dr. Shuja ShafiMBBS, FRCPath, is the Deputy Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) and the chair of its Health & Medical Committee. He is also the chair of the Muslim Spiritual Care Provision in the NHS Project, a joint project between the MCB and the Department of Health. Read More....


Dr. Jaouad Mahjour
Dr. Jaouad Mahjour is currently the Director of the Division of Communicable Diseases Control at World Heath Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. He has been reassigned as a Director or communicable Disease Prevention and Control on March 2007 up to the present. Read More....



Dr. Nahoko Shindo
Dr. Nahoko Shindo is a Medical Officer and leads Clinical aspects of pandemic and epidemic diseases at World Health Organization’s Headquarters in Geneva. Her background is in medicine, infectious disease and public health. Read More....



Dr. Anthony Mounts
Dr. Anthony Mounts originally trained in clinical medicine, with a background in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Adult Infectious Diseases. After several years of service in the Appalachian Mountains of the U.S. and the highlands of Papua New Guinea, he joined the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More....



Dr. Mike Kidd
Dr. Mike Kidd is Consultant Clinical Scientist in Virology at UCL Hospitals in London. His career includes many years experience in both research and clinical diagnostic virology, including 3 years on an international research post.
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Dr. David Shu-Cheong Hui
is presently a professor of Respiratory Medicine and the Director of the Stanley Ho Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hongkong, China. Read More....



Dr. Charles Chui
is an Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Medicine, Infectious Diseases at the University of California, San Francisco. He is also the Director of UCSF-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center (VDDC) at China Basin and Associate Director of the UCSF Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. Read More....



Dr. Matthew Cotten
studied the process of gene delivery into higher eukaryotic cells.His current research efforts focus on the development of mitotically stable artificial chromosomes, as well a studying adenovirus entry and the host apoptotic and inflammatory responses to gene transfer. Read More....



Professor Paul Kellam
Paul is the Virus Genomics team leader, Senior Investigator at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Professor of Viral Pathogenesis at University College London.

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Robert Steffen
Professor Emeritus at the University of Zurich, is now concentrating on research projects at its Centre for Travel Medicine. Read More....



Tom Inglesby, MD
Dr. Inglesby is Director of the UPMC Center for Health Security, a nongovernmental organization dedicated to protecting people’s health from the consequences of epidemics and disasters and to ensuring that communities are resilient to those challenges Read More....



Dr. Rima Khabbaz
Dr. Rima Khabbaz is the Deputy Director of Infectious Diseases and Director of the Office of Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More....



Dr. Lisa Rotz
Dr. Lisa Rotz currently serves as the Associate Director for Global Health and Migration, in CDC’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine.


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Dr. Susan Gerber
Dr. Susan Gerber is team lead for the Respiratory Viruses and Picornavirus Team, Division of Viral Diseases, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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Dr. Barney Graham
Dr. Barney Graham is an immunologist, virologist, and clinical trials physician. After graduating from Rice University, he obtained his MD from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a PhD in Microbiology & Immunology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

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Dr. Lisa Hensley
Dr. Hensley is the new Associate Director for Science at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (BSL4) at the National Interagency Biodefense Campus at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland.

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Dr. Vincent Munster
Dr. Vincent Munster received his Ph.D. in virology from Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in 2006. During his Ph.D. studies. He studied the ecology, evolution, and pathogenesis of avian influenza viruses.

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Scott J.N. McNabb Ph.D., M.S.
worked for 13 years at the Oklahoma State Health Department. Since 1993, most of his professional efforts target are those in underdeveloped, underserved global settings. Prior to his retirement from the CDC in 2010, he was the Associate Director for Science; Public Health Informatics and Technology Program Office; Office for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services; CDC. Read More....



Dr. Heinrich Feldmann
As an adviser to the World Health Organization, Dr. Feldmann has been part of field research and outbreak management teams studying emerging viral infections in Africa and Asia.
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W Ian Lipkin, M.D.
directs the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. A widely consulted expert on newly emerging infectious diseases, he has, as a recent New York Times profile put it, “built a reputation as a master virus hunter.” Read More....



Dr Andrew Amato-Gauci
For a number of years prior to this role, he was responsible for developing the Communicable Disease Surveillance work within the agency. In particular he was responsible for helping to establish the agency’s European Influenza Surveillance Network (EISN) Read More....


Mr. William Storith Markam Summerskill
Bill (William) Summerskill is a senior executive editor at The Lancet. He is active in all aspects of the journal and oversees research content, the protocol review programme, and local editions - including the Middle East edition.
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Peter Hayward, MSc
Deputy Editor of The Lancet Infectious Diseases has a broad general interest in all issues related to the specialty, with particular interests in HIV, neglected diseases, infection dynamics, and translational medicine. Read More....


Dr. Stephen Morrissey
Stephen Morrissey, Ph.D., joined the New England Journal of Medicine in 1989 and became managing editor in 2003. In this role he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Journal’s editorial office and assists the editor-in-chief in setting Journal policy. Read More....


JUAN LUBROTH, DVM, PhD, ACVPM
DR. JUAN LUBROTH IS THE CHIEF VETERINARY OFFICER OF THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS (FAO). DR. LUBROTH PREVIOUSLY SERVED FOR SEVEN YEARS AS THE SENIOR OFFICER OF FAO'S Read More....


Edward H. Livingston, MD
Dr. Edward H. Livingston obtained his degree in Biochemistry at the University of California, Davis California in 1983 and in 1985 he obtained his medical degree.

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Robert Allston Fowler, MDCM, MS, FRCP
Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Director of Research for the Departments of Critical Care Medicine (and Medicine) at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Canada’s busiest trauma-critical care hospital.
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Dr. Bradford D. Gessner
Dr. Gessner obtained his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, medical degree from the University of Florida and master’s in public health from the University of Washington. He completed a pediatric residency at the University of Colorado, a preventive medicine residency at the University of Washington, and an Epidemic Intelligence Service fellowship with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More....


Frederick Hayden, MD
Dr. Hayden is Stuart S. Richardson Professor of Clinical Virology and Professor of Medicine and Pathology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
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Yeong Cheol, Kim
Dr. Yeong Cheol Kim is currently the Director of DMAT, Trauma Center at National Medical Center since May 2013. He was a Clinical Professor Seoul National University Hospital, Trauma Center from May 2011 to Feb. 2013.

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Dr. Jaffar A. Al - Tawfiq, MD, FACP
He had completed his medical school at King Faisal University School of Medicine, Saudi Arabia. He then completed his internal medicine residency at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana (USA). He subsequently completed Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the same university. Read More....


International Participants


Shoah Mohammed Mamure Rahman MALIK
Dr. Mamunur Rahman Malik is a medical epidemiologist by profession and expert in conducting field investigation in surveillance and response for emerging infectious diseases. He has extensive experience for more than ten years in different areas of infectious disease such as surveillance, forecasting, epidemic intelligence and response to outbreaks and other pandemic-prone diseases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region of the World Health Organization (WHO). Read More....


Dr. Maria Julia Marinissen
Dr. Maria Julia Marinissen is the Director of the Division of International Health Security in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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Dr. Jo Schweinle
Dr. Schweinle was Vice President of Medical Affairs at Axcan Pharma, a specialty pharmaceutical company. She has also worked for Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline, McNeil Consumer and Specialty Pharmaceuticals (Johnson & Johnson), Chiron Pharma, and Novartis as Director/Senior Director of Clinical Development for Medical Affairs. Read More....


Dr. Kashef Ijaz
Dr. Kashef Ijaz is the Principal Deputy Director for the Division of Global Health Protection [proposed] in the Center for Global Health at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is a member of division’s senior leadership and oversees the programmatic, communications, policy, partnerships, science and research agenda for the division. Read More....


Dr. Kayvon Modjarrad MD, MSPH, PhD
After graduating from Duke University, he obtained his MD, MSPH, and PhD through the NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and School of Public Health. He completed his internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital and his internal medicine residency and clinical infectious diseases fellowship at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Read More....


Dr. John Lednicky
Dr. Lednicky is an Associate Professor of the Department of Environmental and Global Health in the University of Florida’s College of Public Health and Health Professions. He conducts virology/microbiology work in BSL2-enhanced and in A/BSL3 facilities, working with various airborne and vector-borne pathogens. Read More....



Simon Watson
Dr. Simon Watson is an expert in the assembly of viruses sequenced through next-generation sequencing platforms, and their subsequent phylogenetic analysis.

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Dr. Mahnaz Vahedi
joined the UNICEF, UNDP, World Bank and WHO co-sponsored Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) in late 2004. Having qualified as a physician at Sydney University’s School of Medicine, Mahnaz obtained a Masters in international Public Health from School of Public Health. Read More....



Professor Norbert Nowotny
Professor Nowotny studied Biology at the University of Vienna, he obtained his bachelors degree in 1981. PhD thesis at the Virology Laboratory of the Institute for Cancer Research, University of Vienna Medical School and acquired his PhD in 1982. In 1997, he researched on Habilitation for Virology at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria. Read More....


Remi N. CHARREL, MD, PhD
Remi Charrel is MD and PhD. He is a specialist in vector-borne and zoonotic viral diseases, as well as respiratory viral infections. He was trained in Aix Marseille Medical School and went for 2 years for post-doctoral fellowship in the WHO Reference Centre for Tropical Diseases at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas. Read More....


Dr. Mat Noh Karim
is a Medical Officer and Occupational safety and Health Specialist. He is also an Industrial First Aid & CPR Trainer and a Certified Impairment Assessor. Read More....



Ahamad Tajudin Khader
Professor
Dean for School of Computer Sciences, USM
Head of Hajj Research Cluster


Professor Nordin Simbak
Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Health Science
University Sultan Zainal Abidin ( UniSZA )
KUALA TERENGGANU, MALAYSIA


Vanya Gant
Director, Department of Medical Microbiology,
University College London Hopital NHS Trust
60 Whitfield Street, London


Eric Schnijder