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Abdulaziz Boker
Professor, Consultant and Chairman, Department of Anesthesia and ICU
Director of Clinical Skills and Simulation Center at the College of Medicine
King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Boker is the current Chairman of the Exam committee of the Saudi & Arab Scientific Boards of Anesthesia and Intensive Care at Saudi Commission of Heath Specialties (SCHS) and Arab Board of Medical Specialties, respectively. He is the past Chairman of the Saudi Scientific Board of Anesthesia and Intensive Care at SCFHS. During his term as Board chairman, Dr. Boker led a major curriculum reform for the national training program in anesthesia and critical care medicine in Saudi Arabia and many other Arab countries. He obtained his medical college degree from King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah with honors, he then obtained Royal College of Canada certification in anaesthesia and masters of medical education. Dr. Boker has very active involvement in medical education and Health Simulation at local, regional, national, and international levels.

Dr. Boker was the founding chairman for the Academic Department of Medical Education in 2006, and also founded of the King Abdulaziz University Clinical Skills and Simulation Center (KAU CSSC) in 2007 at college of medicine, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In 2016 and 2017, KAU CSSC achieved full accreditation status from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Society of Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) in all accreditations standards, namely, core, teaching/learning, assessment, integration and Research in Simulation-Based Education. Also, in August 2017, the KAU CSSC team received the ASPIRE award, Simulation Category, from the AMEE( Association of Medical Education in Europe). KAU CSSC has become the first and only simulation center in the world to receive these three distinguished recognitions.

Given his outstanding record of educational program improvements and reforms, he was the first recipient of the "International Residency Educator of the Year (2014) Award" from the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). ). In 2016, he was also the first recipient of the "Regional Excellence in Simulation Award" from 3rd UAE simulation & 2nd Society of Simulation Applied to Healthcare in Europe (SESAM) MENA Regional conference.

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Abdulla Al Kaabi
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Emergency Department
Zayed Military Hospital
United Arab Emirates
Abdullah Al Hadhira
Emergency Medicine Consultant,
Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director
Johns Hopkins ARAMCO Healthcare
Dhahran Health Center Disaster Management Chairman.
Saudi Arabia
Abdul Rahman Al Qahtani
Chairman of the Department oF Emergency Medicine
King Fahd Medical City
Saudi Arabia
Abu Hassan Asaari Bin Abdullah
SSAP, DIMP, KSD, AMN, PJB, PSB (St.John), PBP (JPAM) MBBS,FRCS (Edin),FAMM(Mal), FAMS (Singapore)

He is the Head of Department of Emergency Medical and Trauma services, Hospital Kuala Lumpur and is also the Head of Emergency Medical & Trauma services, Ministry of Health Malaysia (1993–2010) His qualifications are M.B.B.S, University Malaya(1983),Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (1990),Diploma of Sports Medicine, University of London (1991),Certificate of Instructorship in Advance Trauma Life Course (1995),(ATLS), Royal College of Surgeon Australia, Melbourne ,Fellow of Academy of Medicine Malaysia (2005),Member of American College of Emergency Physician(2008) His current appointment as Consultant and Advisor to the Ministry of Health Indonesia for the development of Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Communication System 119 in Indonesia.,Council member, elected 2008 till now Malaysian Medical Council Malaysia,Board Member, 1996 till now Yayasan Kebajikan Negara (National Social Wellfare Board),Board Member of the Malaysian Institute of Research of Road Safety Malaysia,Chairman of the Allied Health Sciences and Paramedical Curriculum Standard, Malaysian Qualifying Qgency He is also the Chief Censor and Council Member of the Academy of Medicine Council Malaysia.Honorary Deputy Commisioner of the Civil Defence Department Malaysia ,Chief Medical Service, Director of the St. John Ambulance Malaysia ,Member of Conjoint Board for Emergency Medicine Specialist training ,Chairman of the National Specialist Registry in Emergency Medicine Specialist.

He also held positions in the professional society where he was President, Malaysia Society for Traumatology and Emergency Medicine Malaysia. President (past 2007 - 2009), Asian Society of Emergency Medicine Past President and Founder, College of Emergency Physician Malaysia Past Vice President, Resuscitation Council Malaysia.

Prof.Dato'Sri Dr. Abu Hassan Asaari bin Abdullah experience as a medical practitioner, academician and administrator is one who believes that there has to be fairness and good practices embarked on to help ensure that the healthcare in this country benefits the nation and its rakyat. If elected he will ensure that he serves the medical profession to his upmost best and ensure that the rights of every medical practitioner in this country is upheld.

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Ahmad Wazzan
President, Saudi Society of Emergency Medicine
Saudi Arabia

Dr. Wazzan is the president of the Saudi society of emergency medicine. He is working as an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine & trauma in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for health sciences, Ministry of National Guard health affairs, Jeddah, KSA. He is a member of the scientific board of emergency medicine in the Saudi board of emergency medicine by the Saudi commission for health specialties. He is an examiner in both the Saudi and Arab Board of Emergency Medicine.

He is a certified emergency department director by the ACEP emergency department directors' academy "EDDA" and a certified emergency department executive "CEDE" by the International emergency department leadership institute.

He was invited as a speaker and a chairperson in many national and international meetings.

He has special interest in patient flow, process improvement, trauma care, and mass gathering health

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Ahmed Humaid
Emergency Physician Consultant
Zayed Military Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Ahmed Humaid is an Emergency Physician Consultant at Zayed Military with experience in field Medicine and a passion for medical simulation, emergency cardiology, teaching, and research and pre hospital emergency care. Dr. Ahmed graduated from medical school in 1999 from Ain Shams University. Then, in 2007, he finished his post graduate training in family medicine and emergency medicine from Ottawa University, Canada. Dr. Ahmed chaired emergency department at Zayed Military Hospital in 2008 for four years where he orchestrated the team in passing first JCIA in 2010. Later, in 2012, Dr. Ahmed moved to a challenging role in field medicine, where he led the team of mobile field hospital in different missions and accomplishments. Dr. Ahmed enjoys reading and jogging during his non work time.

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Amjad Obeid
Ammar Al Kashmiri
Senior Consultant Emergency Physician | Emergency Department | Khoula Hospital
Associate Program Director | Emergency Medicine Residency | Oman Medical Specialty Board
Senior Clinical Lecturer | College of Medicine & Health Sciences | Sultan Qaboos University
Chairman | EM Clinical Services Development Committee | Ministry of Health Muscat | Oman
Amna Al Mazmi
United Arab Emirates
Arif Alper Cevik
Visiting Faculty, Professor of Emergency Medicine
Eskisehir Osmangazi University Medical Center, Turkey
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
Coordinator, Emergency Medicine Clerkship
United Arab Emirates University
United Arab Emirates
Asaad Shuja
Chairmen of Emergency Department
Specialized Medical Centre
Saudi Arabia
Asanji Winston
Head Of Department Emergency Medicine
Specialist Emergency Medicine
Emirates Hospital Jumeirah
United Arab Emirates

Dr Asanji Winston attended medical school in Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium and graduated as Docteur en Médecine (MBChB) in 2002.

In 2006, he obtained his Masters in Acute Medicine. He served as Emergency Physician in many hospitals of repute, in Belgium (and France) amongst which Clinique St-Luc Bouges and Hôpital St-Pierre Ottignies, both teaching hospitals.

In Januray 2012, Dr Winston, after moving to the UAE, established Dr Winston Consultancy FZE, based in Ras Al Khaimah, a company dedicated mainly in enhancing the level of the services in Emergency Departments in private and public hospitals.

In March 2013 Dr Asanji Winston joined Emirates Hospital Dubai and was appointed Head of Department of the 24h Walk-In-Clinic/Emergency Department, were he is still working till date. Dr Winston is a member Of the Belgian Board (Ordre des Médecins), member of the Emirates Medical Association and the Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine.

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Asem Gharsaa
United Arab Emirates
Badria Alhatali
Medical Toxicology
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Ministry of Health
Middle East and North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association, Treasurer

Dr. Al Hatali an emergency physician graduated from Oman Medical Specialty Board in 2012 after completing her residency in emergency medicine, as well as certified by the Arab Emergency Medicine Board. She finished her Post Doctoral Fellowship in medical toxicology at Emory University and Georgia Poison Center in Atlanta, USA recently and joined the Environmental and Occupational Medicine Department, Poison Control Center at the Ministry of Health in Oman as a medical toxicologist. She also serves as the Middle East and North Africa Association of Medical Toxicology (MENATOX) secretary.

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Badr Aldawood
Head of Emergency Medical Services
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Medicine
Consultant Emergency Medicine
Consultant Critical Care Medicine
King Saud University Medical city
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

I work as an assistant professor and consultant at the Emergency Medicine Department at King Saud University Medical city in Riyadh Saudi Arabia, I also work as a consultant at the Critical Care Department in the same institute. Heavily Involved in the undergraduate and the postgraduate teaching and educational activities. I did my undergraduate medical training at the same institute (King Saud University), then pursued my training in Emergency Medicine residency training at McGil University followed by a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine also at McGill University. In addition, I am the head of Emergency Medical Services division at King Saud University Medical City. I have special interest in caring for the critically ill patient, Point of Care Ultrasound, EMS and Critical Care transport.

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Brent W Morgan MD
Director, Emory/CDC/Georgia Poison Center Medical Toxicology Fellowship
Professor & Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. Morgan is a Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, GA USA. Dr. Morgan obtained his M.D. degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1991. He completed an Emergency Medicine residency in 1994 at Metro Health Medical Center and a Medical Toxicology fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center in 1996. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology. In 2000, Dr. Morgan founded a combined Medical Toxicology fellowship training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Emory University and the Georgia Poison Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He serves as the Director of the Medical Toxicology fellowship and is the Chief of the Medical Toxicology section. Dr. Morgan established and directs the Georgia Occupational and Environmental Toxicology clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital. It is the only clinic in the state Georgia certified by the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics. Dr. Morgan is the Director of the Southeastern United States for Advanced Hazmat Life Support. Through this educational program Dr. Morgan has instructed > 1500 health care providers in the proper care of the hazmat patient.

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Colin Fleming
Nurse Manager
Emergency Department
Imaging and Interventional Radiology Nurses
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Colin Graham
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Honorary Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
Editor-in-Chief, European Journal of Emergency Medicine
Hong Kong
Dalal Al Nuaimi
Emergency Specialist
Al Ain Military Medical Center
United Arab Emirates
Danish Sami
Consultant Physician
Physician - Accident and Emergency Services - Physician Practice Services
Al Mafraq Hospital
United Arab Emirates
Devendra Richhariya
Associate Director
Emergency & Trauma
Medanta The Medicity
Eddie Callachan
Eddie Callachan
Dip EMC, Dip Aeromed RT, MHealthSci, PhD
Chief Flight Paramedic-Critical Care Transport
Medical Services Corps, UAE Armed Forces
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Eddie is originally from Scotland but grew up in South Africa, where he obtained most of his paramedic training. He completed the National Diploma in Emergency Care in 1996, and then a Post Graduate Certificate and Post Graduate Diploma in Retrieval Medicine in 2005. He obtained a Masters Degree in Health Sciences in 2010 with a major in aeromedical retrieval and transport. This year, he completed his PhD in Emergency Medicine. He also serves as EMT and Paramedic examiner for the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD). Prior to coming to the UAE, he served as Station Officer for the Pretoria Metro Fire and Rescue Services, and as flight paramedic on the ECHO 2 helicopter in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Eelaf El Hassam
United Arab Emirates
Emad Abu Yaqeen
Director of Out Patient Clinics and Emergency Departments Directorate
Chief of Accident and Emergency Medicine Specialty

Dr. Emad Fawzi Ab- Yaqeen
Graduated from Odessa National Medical University in 2005, completed accidental and emergency medicine residency program in ministry of health in Jordan (Abasheer Hpspital ) , a Jordanian board –certified in accidental and emergency medicine
Subsequently received advanced training in multiple and mass casualties in traditional and nontraditional event (CBRN, WMD) strategic and emergency planning
2012start to work as trainer in crisis unit in MOH
2012 start to work as a head of emergency department in princess Basma teaching hospital
2016 start to work as consultant in emergency directorate in MOH
2017 start to work as a director of outpatient clinics and emergency departments' directorate and chief of accident and emergency specialty in MOH
Trainer IN medical response to CBRN event, preparedness and response
Trainer in emergency planning and response
His work aims at improving emergency departments all over the Jordan for traditional and nontraditional risk and providing awareness and medical response to injured and victim affected by WMDs Secretary of Jordanian emergency medicine society (JEMS)

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Fergal Cummins
Consultant in Emergency and Retrieval Medicine
Bon Secours Health System
Charles Sturt University, NSW, Australia
Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick
REDSPOT Medical International
Firas Jaafar Al-Najjar
Residency Program Director-Emergency Medicine
Rashid Hospital Trauma Center-Dubai Health Authority
United Arab Emirates
Gabin Mbanjumucyo
Ghada Qassim
Consultant Pediatric Emergency. Emergency Medicine Department
Bahrain Defence Force
Royal Medical Services
  • First Bahraini Female Graduate with Pediatric Emergency Fellowship from Saudi Council for Health Specialties (SCHS).
  • Member in Bahrain National Ambulance Committee.
  • Examiner in the Final Pediatric Emergency Fellowship Exam at SCHS.
  • Senior Lecturer&Examiner in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Bahrain.
  • Deputy of the Child Protection Committee
  • Bahrain Defence Force Royal Medical Services
  • Member in Code Red Committee. Bahrain Defence Force Royal Medical Services.
  • Member in Antimicrobial Committee. Bahrain Defence Force Royal Medical Services
  • Board Member &Financial Treasurer of Bahrain Medical Society (2012 up to date

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Hanan Al Hajri
Medical Resident
Academic Affair Services - Physician Practice Services
Al Mafraq Hospital
United Arab Emirates
Hadiel M. Azzam Kaiyasah
Specialist General Surgeon
Rashid Hospital
United Arab Emirates
Hany Zaki
Assistant Professor of Critical Care
Ain Shams University

Secretary General of Egytian Trauma Society
Vice President of EgRC (Egyptian Resuscitation Council)
Member of Management Committee (CMC) of the European Trauma Course

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Iman Yassin
Charge Nurse
Nurse-Administration(Dep) - Nursing Division
Al Rahba Hospital
United Arab Emirates
Immad Qureshi
Emergency Medicine Physician
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Immad Qureshi is an Emergency Medicine Physician currently working at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. Pending a merger with University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, this will be the second busiest emergency directorate in England.

Dr Qureshi graduated from Army Medical College in Pakistan in 2004 and has worked for 8 years at King Abdulaziz Medical City (Ministry of National Guards) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as a specialist in Emergency Medicine before coming to the UK in 2014. KAMC is the best trauma centre in the Kingdom, and is on its way to becoming a High Reliability Organization, which would set the standards of care expected at a teaching institute in Saudi Arabia.

Dr Qureshi is also an alumni of Cardiff University, having completed a MSc in Critical Care from the prestigious institute in 2015. He is affiliated with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine as an Associate Fellow since 2009, and will likely become a full Fellow this year. Dr Qureshi is also a member of the American College of Emergency Physician's international group, and until his departure from Saudi Arabia, was a member of the Saudi Society of Emergency Medicine.

Dr Qureshi is also an alumni of Cardiff University, having completed a MSc in Critical Care from the prestigious institute in 2015. He is affiliated with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine as an Associate Fellow since 2009, and will likely become a full Fellow this year. Dr Qureshi is also a member of the American College of Emergency Physician's international group, and until his departure from Saudi Arabia, was a member of the Saudi Society of Emergency Medicine.

His ambition is to be able to establish Emergency Medicine in his home country of Pakistan, and aims to shape the future of the specialty once he has completed his Fellowship in the UK.

When not working or teaching, he is known by friends and family as being a tech junkie, and loved to dabble with a bit of DIY software troubleshooting and you can usually find the latest devices on him, or at least ask him which one to buy.

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Imron Subhan
MBBS, FEM(CMC Vellore)
MRCEM Consultant and Head Department of Emergency Medicine Apollo Health City

Dr. Imron Subhan is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and completed his Fellowship in EM from Christian Medical College Vellore. In 2007, he became the first doctor to gain MRCEM qualification in India. With over 13 years of experience in EM and EMS, he is the current Head of Emergency Departments at Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad. He is the Residency Director and Examiner for MRCEM, Diploma-EM and DNB-EM residency training programs.

Dr. Imron took over as President after prior experience of working with the SEMI National Board. He was the General Secretary (2014-2016), National Treasurer (2012-2014), and Joint Treasurer (2011-2012) for SEMI. He is an active member of IFEM Special Interest Groups for Geriatric EM and Gender-Specific Issues, and is working towards sensitizing Indian EM in these two areas.

As AHA Regional Faculty (Asia Pacific region) since 2010, he actively promotes resuscitation science in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Uzbekistan. He helped the Rollout of AHA 2015 Guidelines in India. He is founder of the website which is the most trusted news repository for EM related news in India

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Irfan Habib
Head of Clinical Affairs
ChildLife Foundation
Ives Hubloue
Chair Department of Emergency Medicine and
Research Group in Emergency and Disaster Medicine
Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel
Jamal Hussain
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
United Arab Emirates
Jameel Abualenain
Chairman, Assistant Professor & Consultant
Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Quality, Research, & Development Unit
Clinical Skills & Simulation Center
King Abdulaziz University
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jason Robert Perkins
Advanced Tactical Practitioner - 18D
NREMT Program Director
Emergency Health - Senior Lecturer
Fatima College of Health Sciences

Jason Perkins is currently the Program Director for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) program and Senior Lecturer in Emergency Health at Fatima College of Health Sciences.

He served 21 years in the United States Army as a Green Beret Special Forces Medic and Instructor. In 2011, Jason retired from the US Army as a Special Forces Assistant Detachment Commander.

He is an Advanced Tactical Practitioner and Paramedic who has spent over 10 years conducting operations in hazardous and austere environments. Jason has extensive training and experience treating patients during a prolonged remote evacuation as the sole health care provider.

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Joe Nemeth
McGill University, Emergency Medicine, Faculty Member

Dr. Nemeth completed his training in Emergency medicine in US/Europe. He worked extensively at the McGill University Health Center from 2001 till 2016 at both the Montreal Children’s and Montreal General Hospitals serving as the clinical and administrative director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Montreal General Hospital for 8 of those years. He was also is an original member of the Trauma Team Leader (TTL) program at the Montreal General Hospital and helped coordinate a one-of-a-kind Trauma Fellowship for emergency physicians. He is an associate professor at McGill University.

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Junaid Razzak
Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine

Following his emergency medicine residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Razzak worked at Yale University and Emory University. He recently served as the founding chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine; and founding director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center at Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. Dr. Razzak was also the founding member of the Aman Healthcare Services, a nonprofit organization in Karachi and served as its CEO. He played a pivotal role in the establishment of emergency medicine as a specialty in Pakistan. He established the first advanced life support service in Karachi and helped launch the largest health call center in Pakistan. Dr. Razzak has a Ph.D. in public health from Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

Dr. Razzak's current research focus is implementing and measuring health system innovations for enhancing access to emergency health care for vulnerable populations, especially in the low- and middle-income countries. As director of telemedicine in the emergency medicine department, Dr. Razzak is leading an innovative clinical and research program on use of technology in improving access to emergency care.

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Kenneth Dittrich
Consultant, Emergency Physician
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
United Arab Emirates

Dr. Dittrich completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at the Oregon Health Science University ( USA ) in 1984. He has his American Board of Emergency Medicine ( 1985 ) and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians ( Division of Emergency Medicine ) of Canada FRCP(C) 1985. He has practiced full-time Emergency Medicine for 33 yrs. Initially in Calgary Canada for 4 years followed by 16 yrs at the King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh, KSA. Since 2003 he has served as Consultant Emergency Physician at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi.

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Khaldoon Al Khaldi
United Arab Emirates
Khawla Belhoul
United Arab Emirates
Khuloud Bani Matar
United Arab Emirates
Laila Hussain
United Arab Emirates
Lara Sulaiman
Emergency Physician
Rashid Hospital & Trauma Center
United Arab Emirates

Graduated from Dubai Medical College 2009

Obtained Arab board in Emergency Medicine in 2015 after completing EM residency in Rashid Hospital and Trauma center.
Obtained European Board of Emergency Medicine in 2016
Part of toxicology consultation service in Rashid hospital and trauma center since 2015
received Saed AL Mazroei Award of toxicology resident of the year at MENATOX 2016
AHLS instructor since 2017

Speaker in multiple conferences with special interest in Toxicology and medical education and member in the faculty of Rashid Hospital EM residency program

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Latha Ganti, MD, MS, MBA, FACEP
Professor of Emergency Medicine & Neurology, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Vice Chair for Research and Academic Affairs, UCF/HCA Emergency Medicine Residency Program of Greater Orlando,
Editor in Chief, International Journal of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Ganti (Stead) is Professor of Emergency Medicne and Neurology at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Research Director for the UCF Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Dr. Ganti is also Chief Executive Officer of Knowledge Strategy LLC, a company that delivers solutions for operational inefficiencies in healthcare systems based on information from clinical research and big data.

Dr. Ganti blazed through the traditional academic medicine pathway, going from assistant to full professor in just 7 years. Dr. Ganti has published extensively in the field ofneurologic emergencies, with high impact. Her Google scholar citations reveal an H index of 28, withmore than 2,600 citations to her work just in the last few years and over 115 indexed papers. To put this in perspective, the median H index for Professors of Emergency Medicine is 11, with a median of 23 papers. Dr. Ganti's expertise is in harnessing the power of data to solve clinical problems such as hospital re-admissions, practice inconsistencies, delays in hospital discharges, suboptimal emergency department throughput, low patient satisfaction scores, and lack of community awareness of medical emergencies. By approaching the operational issue from a scholarly perspective, her work is published, and thus affords better buy in from stakeholders. One such example of translating research to clinical practice is her contribution to the acute management of transient ischemic attacks. She designed an emergency department protocol that would allow the rapid triage and evaluation of these patients, which ultimately decreased unecessary hospital admission rates, and enhanced revenue while having similar or improved patient outcomes. This work was published in neurocritical care, and the recommendations adopted in a position paper by the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Neurology. Throughout her career, Dr. Ganti continually paired her boots on the ground work experience with formal training. A few years after teaching herself how to data mine clinical information, she obtained a Masters in Clinical and Translational Research from the Mayo Graduate School. As her research became central to improving operational inefficiencies in the healthcare systems where she worked, she was sponsored to undertake the executive MBA at the Kellogg School of Management, the top MBA program in the country.

Dr. Ganti has a track record of leadership. She was the first Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, a charter member of the Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science, and the inaugural Chair for the Division of Emergency Medicine Research, which she founded. Under her leadership, research productivity soared by 420%, and at one time, her research group showcased the maximum number of research presentations (3 out of only 8 oral and 17 out of 400 posters) at the American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly. Her passion to seamlessly integrate research with outstanding patient care, education and advocacy led to the creation of the UF Center for Brain Injury Research and Education, for which she was the Inagural Director. Her contrubutions to developing research enterprises have been recognized by the Mayo Clinic Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions in EM Research, and the Toral Family Foundation Endowed Professoship in Traumatic Brain injury.

Dr. Ganti is also a gifted teacher, as evidenced by her many teaching awards. She is the author of the First Aid Clerkship books, which are the number one best sellers amongst medical students. Dr. Ganti is a published scholar with over 380 scientific abstracts and manuscripts, and 26 books. Indeed, one of the talks she frequently gives at national and international meetings is entitled: "Get Published Now!" She is a sought after speaker, and has lectured as a Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School, and in various parts of the world, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, France, India, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Dr. Ganti is the founding Editor in Chief for the International Journal of Emergency Medicine. The journal has enjoyed tremendous success, having tripled its readership and achieved Medline indexing within its first 18 months of launch. Dr. Ganti serves on several committees for ACEP, SAEM, and the American Medical Association. She also serves as a Scientific Reviewer for the United States Military's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs and is an active member of AMSUS, the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States.

Dr. Ganti has won over 18 national awards, including the EMRA (Emergency Medicine Residents' Association) Academic Excellence award, the ACEP National Faculty Teaching award, the American Medical Association's William Beaumont Award, the AAPI Most Distinguished Young Physician Award, the first EMRA Mentorship Award and was also celebrated as one of the "Heroes in Emergency Medicine" by the American College of Emergency Physicians in honor of the organization's 40th anniversary. She won the 2010 American Medical Association Young Physician Section Award for Community Service, for her work on stroke research, education, and outreach- a program she titled BEST for "Better Early Stroke Treatment." Dr. Ganti was also honored as a 2013 Fulbright Scholar for her project entitled "Strategy & Innovation in Clinical Research for the Global Health Era." Most recently, she was bestowed the AMA's Women Physicians' Section "Inspirational Physician Award," for her work mentoring women physicians, and the 2015 AMA Excellence in Leadership Award.

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Layla Abubshait

Emergency Medicine consultant, American Board certified in Emergency medicine (ABEM).
Medical Education fellowship, Harvard Medical School.
Teaching fellowship, American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
Research fellowship in EM, Baylor College of Medicine

Editor, Academic life in Emergency Medicine (AliEM), an online educational blog. Speaker, Females in Emergency Medicine (FeminEM), an online blog and resource. Born and raised in Dammam of Saudi Arabia, Dr. Layla Abubshait completed medical school at King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia. She completed her emergency medicine residency training at Central Michigan university. She served as a Clinical Research Associate at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed the ACEP teaching fellowship in 2017. Currently, she serves as a faculty development and medical education fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and an editor for the popular ALiEM blog.

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Lee Wallis
President, International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM)
Professor and Head of Emergency Medicine: University of Cape Town
Professor and Head of Emergency Medicine: Stellenbosch University
Head of Emergency Medicine: Western Cape Government
South Africa

Professor Lee Alan Wallis is Head of Emergency Medicine for the Western Cape Government, and Professor and Head of the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Cape Town and also at Stellenbosch University.

In the Western Cape, he is responsible for clinical governance for the provincial EMS system and 40 hospital Emergency Centres, and has led the re-design of 10 new Emergency Centres. His division comprises undergraduate medical students, 48 speciality registrars, 100 Masters and 25 PhD students. He was President of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine from 2009-2016. He is Editor in Chief of the African Journal of Emergency Medicine, and has authored several book chapters and over 130 journal articles. He edited the Oxford University Press AFEM handbook of Acute and Emergency Care, has been involved in the development of emergency care systems in several Africa countries, and consults widely for academic institutions and governments in the region. Lee took over as president of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine in April 2016.

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Lisa Moreno-Walton
Professor, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
United States of America

Dr. Lisa Moreno-Walton is Professor of Emergency Medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and Secretary- Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. She holds a Doctor of Medicine degree, a Master of Science in Clinical Research degree, and is a National Institutes of Health PRIDE Research Scholar.

Dr. Moreno is the recipient of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Marcus Martin Leadership Award, the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Professionalism Award, and the Council of Residency Directors Distinguished Educator Award.

At LSU, she serves as Director of Research, Director of Diversity and Director of HIV & HCV Testing and holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Surgery at Tulane University.

The recipient of many research grants, Dr. Moreno has over 350 national and international presentations, 40 journal publications, 6 book chapters, and an authored textbook. Her research interests include HIV, violence prevention and treatment, diversity and healthcare disparities. She designed and administers a culturally competent HIV prevention and testing program in New Orleans.

As a global health consultant and educator, she has served in over 30 countries to support the development of research, violence treatment and prevention, and the elimination of healthcare disparities.

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Luis Herrera Robles
Staff Physician
Emergency Medicine Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Luis Carlos Herrera Robles, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Emergency Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Robles was an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He worked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, a regional Cardiac, Stroke and level one Trauma center, as a Senior Attending Staff Physician in the Emergency Department for 17 years. During this time, he was actively involved in the academic teaching of undergraduate medical students, post-graduate residents, trauma and EMS fellows. Dr. Robles also worked as an Attending Staff Physician in the Emergency Department at St. Michael's Hospital, Hamilton General Hospital, and Toronto University Health Network in Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Robles received his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine University of Panama City, Panama in 1986. He completed the Ontario International Health Program, a postgraduate internship program, at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. Dr. Robles also completed a 5-year residency program in Emergency Medicine as well as a fellowship in Emergency Medicine Clinical Cardiology in his final year of training, as part of the Royal College Residency Program (FRCPC), at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Robles is a Fellow of the Division of Emergency Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

He is a Fellow of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals and holds certification for the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. Most recently, Dr. Robles has obtained a Certificate of Independent Practitioner Training with the Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society. Dr. Robles has also been actively involved in many areas of Academic Emergency Medicine as a presenter and keynote speaker at numerous undergraduate and postgraduate seminars, lectures, and inter-hospital and city-wide academic grand rounds in Toronto. He also has spoken internationally at conferences and conducted several formal and informal teaching seminars and simulation workshops.

Dr Robles has been recognized as an examiner by the Emergency Medicine Examination Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada since 2009. His areas of expertise are Cardiology, Critical Care, Trauma and Toxicology.

Dr. Robles was Qualified Principal Investigator involved in clinical research within the Pharmaceutical Industry since 2008. He safely conducted Phase One and Phase Two clinical trials of new investigational products in the areas of oncology, drug abuse and liability, psychotropic, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and influenza vaccine. Dr. Robles possesses a keen interest in critical care inter-hospital transfers. He is an advocate of the development of standardized medical treatment to strive towards excellence in clinical practice and the management of ongoing flow crisis within the Emergency Department.

Dr. Robles is currently residing in Abu Dhabi with his wife. He enjoys soccer, tennis, swimming, boating, antiques, travel and fine dining.

Achievements & Career Highlights

  • Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Keynote speaker at Resuscitation Conference, Dubai Medical Education - Health Authority, United Arab Emirates
  • Presenter and keynote speaker at numerous of undergraduate and postgraduate seminars, lectures, inter-hospital and city-wide academic grand rounds in Toronto.
  • Member of the Emergency Medicine Examination Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Dual Certification as a Fellow in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Diplomate American Board of Emergency Medicine

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Mahmoud Al Jufaili
Senior Lecturer
College of Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University
Program Director of the EM Program
Mahmoud Ghanaim
Consultant of Emergency Medicine
Vice President, (ESEM)
Dubai Hospital
United Arab Emirates
Consultant in Critical Care, Emergency Medicine and Trauma
Barts Health NHS Trust

Dr Abu-Habsa trained in Surgery, Emergency Medicine & Critical Care before appointment as a Consultant at the renowned Royal London Hospital and Flight Physician on the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service in South East England (KSS). He has considerable operational experience collaborating with statutory agencies including major incident response and management, emergency planning as well as all domains of national emergency preparedness. A subject matter expert, Dr Abu-Habsa, has delivered, designed and directed Trauma and Critical Care programs incorporating civilian and military personnel nationally and internationally. His current professional and academic interests include retrieval of ultra-high-risk critically ill patients, field sonography and innovative extra-corporeal cardiac and respiratory support techniques. An inventor, author of multiple scientific papers and international speaker, he was honoured in 2012 with a Diamond Jubilee medal from HM Queen Elizabeth (II) for several years of service to the UK Emergency Services. He remains one of a handful of doctors in the world to have delivered artificial heart and lung support in the field (ECMO).

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Marwan Al Raisi
Assistant Head of Department
Emergency Medicine Department
Sultan Qaboos University Hospital
Maryam Al Ali
United Arab Emirates
Mehmood Chaudhry
Consultant Emergency Medicine
United Arab Emirates

I have been consultant in Emergency medicine for last 15 years, 13 years in the UK. I trained in the UK and worked in a tertiary academic University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire; a level 1 trauma centre. During my 13 years of consultant job in the UK, I was also chair (Clinical Director) of the department for 3 years and participated as principal investigator in a large multi centre randomized controlled trial.

I am Fellow of Royal College of Emergency Medicine and actively participated in regional training and as examiner of membership and fellowship examination for 10 years.

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Michael Abbo
Clinical Director, Sharjah Trauma Center
Al Qasimi Hospital
United Arab Emirates
Mohamed Baniyas
United Arab Emirates
Mohamed Moheb
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Ultra Sound Program Coordinator
Al Rahba Hospital, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Dr. Mohamed Moheb Obtained his Master degree in critical care Medicine.( MCCM) from Alexandria University ,Egypt. He completed his Membership examination in Emergency Medicine from Royal College of Emergency Medicine London,UK (MRCEM), attained European Board Certification in Emergency Medicine from Munich, Germany (EBCEM).Later he completed specialized training in Emergency Ultrasound (EUS)from Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Maryland, USA.

He is currently working as senior Emergency Medicine specialist and Emergency Ultrasound program coordinator in Al Rahba Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

He is a Co-founding member of the Emirates Society in Emergency Medicine (ESEM) UAE, Member of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) UK, and Member of Emergency Ultrasound section (ACEP) USA. Member of Egyptian Trauma society.

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Mohammed Azzam
Saudi Arabia
Mohammed Nasaif
United Arab Emirates
Mohammad Tahir
United States of America
Muna Al Jallaf
United Arab Emirates
Mustafa Al Hinai

Dr. Alhinai received his medical degree in 1995 at Arabian Gulf University School of Medicine-Kingdom of Bahrain. He completed his emergency medicine residency training in 2008 at University of Manitoba in Canada. He served for three years as a full time emergency physician at Grace General Hospital in Winnipeg –Canada. He is currently the president of Oman Society of Emergency Medicine since May 2013. His primary interest is general Emergency Medicine, emergency department administration, and medical simulation.

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Nada Khogali, MD
Staff Physician, Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Nada Khogali, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Emergency Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Khogali held several position as an Emergency Physician at hospitals in the greater Detroit Michigan area. During her time at the University of Michigan and Wyandotte Hospital, US, she also provided education and guidance to medical residents.

Dr. Khogali is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and has over nine years' experience in the field of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Khogali earned her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, US. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, US.

Prior to her medical career, Dr. Khogali was a Medical Technologist and owned a bakery. She is passionate about community service and enjoys volunteering. Dr. Khogali has three sons and enjoys traveling.

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Nadeem Qureshi MD, FAAP.FCCM
Associate Professor Pediatrics
School of Medicine, St Louis University
Attending Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri
United States of America
Naeem Toosy
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Acting Head of Emergency Department
Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital - Umm Al Quwain
United Arab Emirates

I currently Head the Emergency Department of Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital - Umm Al Quwain (UAE); which is one of several acute and specialty hospitals providing health services to the populations of the Northern Emirates under the auspices of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs (MOPA) in Abu Dhabi

After completing medical degree in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and basic surgical training in the UK, I did research in basic surgical science leading to an MSc from the University of London.

Subsequently I joined the London Deanery's Emergency Medicine training program and gained a wide variety of adult and pediatric Emergency experience in both urban and suburban district hospitals as well as academic centers in London and its suburbs. I also gained exposure to pre-hospital emergency medicine via the Helicopter Emergency Service.

My interests include inspiriting ED performance through leadership and strategic collaboration and education. I am an enthusiast of FOAM as well resuscitation, trauma and the expansion of point-of-care ultrasound skills with Emergency Departments.

I have been an Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS) instructor since 2003 and also hold instructor status in UK Resuscitation Council's ALS and APLS.

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Nazir Ahmad
Emergency Department Unit Manager
Senior Charge Nurse
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
United Arab Emirates

Nazir Ahmad has an extensive background in Critical Care and Emergency Nursing having worked in various clinical, education and leadership roles. He has an MSc in Healthcare Administration. Currently Nazir is working as Unit Manager in Sheikh Khalifa Medical City. Managing an 82 bedded Emergency Department and 12 bedded Acute Admission Unit.

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Nellie Boma
United Arab Emirates
Nicole Dubosh
Nicole Dubosh
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)
United States of America

Dr. Dubosh is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She completed her residency training in emergency medicine at BIDMC and was elected to serve as a Chief Resident by her peers and faculty. Following residency, she completed a fellowship in medical education and has been an academic faculty member since 2015. She currently serves as the Associate Director for the medical student clerkship in emergency medicine and medical education fellowship at BIDMC. She is heavily involved in medical student and resident teaching at the bedside and in simulation. In addition to her clinical and administrative responsibilities, Dr. Dubosh conducts research on medical education and neurological emergencies. Her specific research interests include learner assessment, doctor-patient communication, and misdiagnosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage. She has published multiple manuscripts and book chapters and has spoken nationally on these topics.

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Norman Avila
Trauma Program Manager
Al Rahba Hospital
United Arab Emirates

With over (23) years of experience as a registered nurse in various health institutions in the Philippines and abroad. Certified RN from the Philippines, Abu Dhabi, USA (Vermont) and currently is a Certified Emergency Nursing (CEN) from the Board of Certification for Emergency Nurses (BCEN) USA.

Experience in the following areas:15 years in the field of Emergency & Trauma Nursing; Combined 5 years in Critical Care Nursing, Surgical Nursing, Pediatrics, Orthopedics and Nursing Education. Currently with vast experience on Trauma System development/ Disaster Preparedness Program/Trauma Program & Trauma Registries

Currently stands as the coordinator to the Abu Dhabi Trauma System Initiative (ADTSI) and chairs the Trauma Registry Sub-Committee of the ADTSI

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Noura Al Shaibany
United Arab Emirates

Brave, smart and knowledgeable. Noura is an Emirati woman who excels in multitasking environments and is fully trained in providing clinical simulation and medical education using Simulation to improve safety, quality, and education in healthcare. She traveled to Boston in 2016 to complete a clinical simulation fellowship program at center for medical simulation. Experienced in diagnosing difficult cases, Noura focused her attention on putting her patients at ease while continuing to build upon her skills and those of her team. With exceptional communication and relationship building skills, Noura was apt in crisis management strategies and procedures, communicating these to both medical and non-medical individuals. She collaborates well with other medical professionals to ensure her patients receive the highest level of quality care.

Noura's experience in Boston made her even stronger and more persistent to achieve her goals. She mentioned "This experience made me explore my strength and focus on what I need to accomplish. It helped me reframe my weakness".

Her stay in Boston offered her a variety of ways to meet, exchange and learn from everyone in her field. Dr. Noura Alshaibani, obtained her medical degree in 2007 and went onto completing an internship before beginning her emergency medicine residency program, which she completed in 2013. She spent two years teaching residents and medical students clinically and didactically after she becomes site coordinator for the emergency residency program within Alain Hospital. Noura is the first Emirati woman in Abu Dhabi to receive two boards: the Arab board and the Jordanian Board in Emergency Medicine. Noura became a member of the core faculty in the emergency medicine residency at Tawam Hospital in 2015. In 2016 Noura traveled to Boston to completed clinical simulation fellowship program at center for medical simulation, and in 2017 she joined ACEP teaching fellowship program in Texas.

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Omar Ghazanfar
ER Physician Zayed Military Hospital
Fellowship in Appraisal and Revalidation – Oxford
Independent Appraiser General Medical Council – UK
European Masters in Disaster Management – Current student
United Arab Emirates

Dr Omar Ghazanfar is a Senior Emergency Medicine Physician trained in England and currently working in Zayed Military Hospital. He has presented extensively both locally and internationally. His special interest is research and trauma and has done fellowship in the UK.

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Omer Elhag
United Arab Emirates
Osama Kentab
Chairman Department of Emergency Medicine and EMS
Senior Consultant, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital
Princess Nourah Bent Abdulrahman University - Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
Patrick Ukwade
Emergency Department
Mafraq Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Dr. Patrick Ukwade is a Consultant Physician of Emergency Medicine of 10 years standing. Having obtained his primary medical degree in Lagos, Nigeria he went on to complete his Postgraduate Medical training in Emergency Medicine in West Midlands Postgraduate Medical Deanery UK. He took up his first Consultant post in Heart of England NHS Foundation trust Birmingham UK.

Since then he has served as faculty in Postgraduate Medical Education programs in various leading hospitals across the UK. His last position in the UK before transitioning to the Middle East in 2013 was at Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust in the South West Peninsula Deanery.

Whilst in the UK he served in various leading roles including Assistant Emergency Department Lead, and setting up a new Pediatric Emergency Department in Birmingham.

Currently, Dr. Patrick is a Consultant in Mafraq Hospital Emergency Department and Core Faculty member in the EM training program.

Dr. Patrick is a recognized educator both focusing on Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Trauma and critical care in the Emergency Room setting.

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Paul R. Banerjee, DO
Medical Director, Polk County Fire Rescue, Bartow, Florida, USA
Associate Director, Osceola Regional Medical Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA
Assistant Professor University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida USA
Editorial board, Journal of Emergency Medicine (JEMS)
Raed A. S. Hashem
Chair - Kuwait Emergency Medicine Association (KEMS)
Director - Amiri Hospital Training Center (AHTC)
Rasha Buhumaid
United Arab Emirates

Dr Buhumaid is an emergency physician at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and the program director of the emergency medicine residency program. She is the general secretary of the Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine. She completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine at George Washington University, Washington DC and did an Emergency Ultrasound fellowship in Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA. She is active in point of care ultrasound education in the Middle East region and taught in numerous regional and international workshops.

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Saad Al Qahtani
Saudi Arabia
Sabrina Berdouk
Consultant Emergency Physician
Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah
United Arab Emirates

Sabrina Berdouk is a Consultant Emergency Physician. She received her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (RCSI). Prior to that Dr. Berdouk, earned a degree in Nursing from McGIll University, Montreal, Canada and a Healthcare Management Degree from the University of Montreal, Canada. She completed her residency training, in Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto and the University of Montreal in Canada. She was actively involved in the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS) and had taken an active role in teaching the Medical Students and residents at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Berdouk has recently joined the emergency department of Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah, UAE. She is active in Point of Care Ultrasound and has a passion for teaching, medical and nursing education

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Said Hachimi-Idrissi, MD, PhD, FCCM, FAAP, FACEP
Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Ghent, Belgium.
Professor of Pediatric and Critical Medicine at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels, Belgium.

President of the Belgian Society of Emergency and Disaster Medicine Critical Care Department and Cerebral Resuscitation Research Group, Universiteit Ziekenhuis Gent, Belgium.

He obtained his Medical Doctor degree with Great Distinction at the University Catholique of Louvain in Brussels, and his Ph.D. degree with dissertation entitled "Experimental and clinical studies on the neurological outcome after cardiopulmonary arrest" at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium in 2002. In addition to special competence in disaster medicine (1994), he obtained board certification in Pediatrics (1994), Emergency Medicine (1995), Neonatal Care Medicine (1997) and Intensive Care Medicine (2005).

Prior to becoming Professor in Pediatric and Critical Care Medicine in 2005 first at the Free University Hospital Brussels, and in 2012 in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care at the University of Ghent, Belgium, Professor Hachimi- Idrissi obtained Fellowship at Safar Centre for Resuscitation Research, at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, and has also been active as European Instructor and Course director of Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Life Support. He was also lectured and worked as Assistant Professor at the Free University in Brussels Faculty of Medicine, as well as Director of medico-legal aspects at that institution. He was also Vice President of the Educative Program in the Master for nurses and midwives and the secretary of the Educative Program in the Master for medical Science.

In May 2012 moved professor Hachimi-Idrissi to Ghent, where he is Clinical Chief of the Emergency Medicine at the University Hospital of Ghent, also he is professor of Emergency and Critical Medicine at the University of Ghent. Currently he is the president of the Belgian Society of Emergency and Disaster Medicine as well as the Chairman of the Cerebral Resuscitation Research Group and Executive Member of the Pediatric Section of the Eusem. Professor Hachimi-Idrissi has published clinical studies extensively in peer-reviewed international publications, as well as acted as reviewer for different journals of Emergency Medicine. Professor Hachimi- Idrissi is well established on the international lecture circuit as moderator and speaker in numerous international critical and intensive care meetings over the past two decades. Actively involved in therapeutic mild hypothermia research field after different ischemic insult in animal model as well as in clinical setting.

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Salah Al Ghanem

Dr. Alghanem is a Consultant Emergency Medicine at The Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Hospital in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Has Obtained his MD from the University of Ovidius, Faculty of Medicine in the Republic of Romania in 1999. Then has completed his Emergency Training Program and obtained the Saudi Board of Emergency Medicine (2005 ‐ 2009). In 2014 he has obtained his Master's degree in Healthcare Management (MSc HCM) from the Royal College of surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Alghanem is the chairman and member of several important committees and projects, including Trauma Committee, Disaster Committee, Trauma education and research committee and ED improvement committee. He is the Program director of the Emergency Medicine residency Program in the BDF Hospital that is affiliated with the Saudi Emergency Medicine Residency Program and the Saudi Commission for health specialties. He is a Senior Clinical Tutor and Examiner in the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) school of Medicine. He is an American Heart Association (AMA) Regional Training Faculty and Senior Lead instructor for BLS & ACLS. He is also the Director and lead instructor for PHTLS and an ATLS senior instructor. Dr. Alghanem is the Vice President of the Bahrain Association of Emergency Medicine (BAEM) and the Financial Treasurer and Board Member of the Bahrain Medical Society (BMS).

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Salama Bin Rafea
United Arab Emirates
Consultant of Emergency Medicine, EMS and Disaster Medicine,
President, Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine (ESEM)
United Arab Emirates
Salwa Abdullah ALMansouri
Simulation Programs Operation Manager
King Abdulaziz University
Clinical Skills & Simulation Center ( KAU-CSSC )
Saudi Arabia

Salwa Abdullah ALMansouri, Simulation Programs Operation Manager in King Abdulaziz University, Clinical Skills & Simulation Center ( KAU-CSSC ). Ms. Salwa ALMansouri obtained her BMB degree of Science – Microbiology from King Abdulaziz University ,Jeddah, KSA. Ms. Salwa ALMansouri worked as health assistant under the nursing department for about 5 years at King Abdulaziz University Hospital, and before that she was worked as Laboratory Technician. Currently. Ms. Salwa ALMansouri has the expertise in multi-tasking, leadership, Planning, consultation of educational events and motivation necessary to successfully carry out the proposed work ,she is leading the training & educational programs for the CSSC Staff . She is responsible for the management && of all the simulation activities using ( High fidelity/technology & virtual simulators). Ms. Salwa ALMansouri is leading a team of simulation technicians & coordinators. She Has specific expertise in Coordination of simulation Education programs both nationally and Internationally that involved all medical specialties in Training Centers in KSA and establishing courses in Oman , United Arab of Emirates & other countries. She received training & certificates by attending a lot of simulation courses and international conferences. She is Member of Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) & SIMGHOSTS .

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Sanjay Ayathan
Mafraq Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Dr Sanjay Ayathan is a UK trained Emergency Medicine Consultant who until recently was a faculty member and College tutor for Postgraduate training in Emergency Medicine at the Royal Derby University teaching Hospital in UK .

He is a Fellow of the College of Emergency Medicine (FCEM). He is currently based in Abu Dhabi at Mafraq Hospital as a consultant In Emergency Medicine .

His interests lie in Human factors in medicine and the in use of simulation in improving patient safety. He is passionate about quality and performance improvement and m in Emergency Medicine.

He is an ATLS instructor and a life support instructor. His interest and expertise are in simulation training and medical education .

He is a core faculty member in the first Mafraq ER residency programme and is enjoying his instrumental role in the development of the programme.

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Sara Kazim MD, FRCPC (EM)
Consultant Emergency Medicine and Toxicology
United Arab Emirates

Dr. Sara Kazim obtained her board from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Emergency Medicine and completed a fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology. Dr. Kazim trained at McGill University from 2007-2014. She is noted to enjoy working within a team and has excellent leadership skills. She collaborates well with her teachers and colleague. Of special interest to her is the passion to teach and learn. She organized a highly rated medical simulation course on different critical toxicological scenarios for emergency medicine residents in Montreal, Canada and in Dubai, UAE. Dr. Kazim was trained and worked in different hospitals in Dubai as well as internationally in Montreal, Calgary and New York. She presented at regional and international conferences. She has several publications in the field of emergency medicine and medical toxicology. Dr. Kazim has recently joined Rashid Hospital in Dubai and is happy to be part of emergency medicine family in the UAE. Enhancing emergency care across the UAE and establishing a poison free environment are among her top priorities in the coming years.

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Shabana Parvez
Consultant, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare in Dhahran
Saudi Arabia

Dr Shabana Parvez is an American Board of Emergency Medicine certified physician and Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians who currently practices as a consultant in Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia and is involved in teaching emergency medicine residents. She is also the chairperson of the Disaster subcommittee at her hospital and is an EPIC computer trainer. She is a graduate of McGill Faculty of Medicine in Montreal, Canada and her emergency medicine training took place on the US-Mexico border in El Paso, TX. Additionally, she is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and practised full-spectrum family medicine including obstetrics in the rural state of Iowa. Prior to that she also did surgical residency training in Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, USA. Her current medical interests include graduate medical education, ultrasound, disaster, critical, care, and health care quality and leadership. She is passionate about global and humanitarian health and international emergency medicine and advancing access to care worldwide especially for women and girls. Her hobbies include reading, painting, and cooking. She is an avid food connoisseur who speaks 5 languages and loves to travel.

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Shihab Al Sheikh
United Arab Emirates
T.S. Srinath Kumar
Head & Group Coordinator
Emergency Departments at Narayana Hrudayalaya Ltd

Dr. Kayden is Vice Chair and Chief of the Division of International Emergency Medicine and Humanitarian Programs in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She also serves as the Director of the Lavine Family Humanitarian Studies Initiative at the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness and is editor-in-chief of the book Emergency Department Leadership and Management: Best Principles and Practice. Dr. Kayden has worked to improve emergency medical systems, humanitarian aid and disaster response in more than 40 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.


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Stephanie Kayden
Vice Chair, Strategic Partnerships
Chief, International Emergency Medicine and Humanitarian Programs
Department of Emergency Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Dr. Kayden is Vice Chair and Chief of the Division of International Emergency Medicine and Humanitarian Programs in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She also serves as the Director of the Lavine Family Humanitarian Studies Initiative at the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness and is editor-in-chief of the book Emergency Department Leadership and Management: Best Principles and Practice. Dr. Kayden has worked to improve emergency medical systems, humanitarian aid and disaster response in more than 40 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

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Sudeshna Byng
Consultant, Emergency Department
Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Dr Sudeshna Byng has been an ED consultant at Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, since 2014. Previously she worked at the American hospital in Dubai since coming to the UAE in 2013.

Prior to coming to UAE, Dr Sudeshna trained in Emergency Medicine in UK. She worked as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester where she was the hospital and departmental lead for Trauma and Stroke services.

Dr Sudeshna completed her undergraduate training in Medical College , Kolkata. She continued her further training in UK, initially completing Basic surgical training and then switching to Emergency medicine. She finished her specialist training in Emergency medicine in 2009.

She has special interest in pre-hospital care and management of major trauma. She has a keen interest in motor sports and she was a Trackside doctor at Oulton Park and Anglesey racing circuits.

Dr Sudeshna is very interested in Post graduate medical education. To that end she holds a PGCERT in Medical Education from the Chester University. She was the college tutor at the Chester Hospital. At Mafraq, she is one of the faculty for the Resident training program.

Dr Sudeshna regularly teaches in Life Support courses in UAE.

Of late, Dr Sudeshna has been taking a special interest in Lifestyle Medicine, looking at a more holistic approach towards disease processes and illnesses- especially T2DM, stress, obesity and other conditions prevalent in the 21st century.

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Taj Hassan
College Representative - Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Member of Council
United Kingdom

Dr Taj Hassan is a consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and also President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine ( 2016 - 2019). He has previously held posts at NHS Improvement as an Associate Medical Director, Vice President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and Director of eLearning at the College. His major interests include Emergency Medicine system design, creating workforce resilience & sustainability through leadership development.

He previously led on and helped devise the Invited Service Review programme for the Royal College of Emergency Medicine in the post Mid-Staffs Report era. Internationally, he has been involved in developing leadership training programmes for the International Federation of Emergency Medicine and linking to help support developing countries in their Emergency Medicine system development.

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Terrence M. Mulligan
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Associate Faculty, Institute for Global Health
Director, International EM Program
Visiting Assistant Professor, Stellenbosch University in South Africa
Visiting Professor, Hunan Provincial People's Hospital, Changsha, China
Visiting Professor, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata, India

Terrence M. Mulligan DO, MPH, FIFEM, FACEP, FAAEM, FACOEP, FNVSHA is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, an Associate Faculty at the Institute for Global Health, and the Director of the International EM Program. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, a Visiting Professor at Hunan Provincial People's Hospital, Changsha, China, and a Visiting Professor at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata, India. He has a Masters in Public Health and work towards a Masters in Health Policy, Economics and Law, and has completed subspecialty Fellowships in International Emergency Medicine, in Health Policy and in EM Administration and Management.

He is a Board member of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM), and the co-founder and Vice President of the IFEM Foundation. He is also a co-founder and past Board member of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM), and a Board member for the American Academy of EM for India (AAEMI). He is the Chair of the AAEM Committee for International Medicine, the past-chair of the ACEP Section for International EM, and the co-founder and Board Member of the International EM Fellowship Consortium. He is the founder and Vice-President of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.

He is an Associate Editor and co-founder of the peer-reviewed journal, The African Journal of Emergency Medicine, and is an executive editor of Emergency Physicians International magazine. Dr. Mulligan has initiated and participated in EM and acute care systems development programs in over forty countries. He has delivered over 400 lectures, symposia and educational programs internationally for over twenty local, national and international EM organizations. Dr. Mulligan is the winner of multiple awards in EM education and International EM, including "The Order of the IFEM", "Best Contribution to International EM" from ACEP, the "Leadership in International Emergency Medicine Award" from AAEM, and was nominated for the "Best Personal Contribution to Dutch EM" from the Dutch Society of Emergency Physicians.

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Thiagarajan Jaiganesh
United Arab Emirates
Victor Butros
United Arab Emirates
Yasser Saif
United Arab Emirates
Ziad Kazzi
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, International Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Toxicology
Emory University
Assistant Medical Director, Georgia Poison Center
United States of America

Born in 1975 and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, Dr. Kazzi trained in Emergency Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta (2000-03) where he served as a chief resident before completing a subspecialty fellowship in Medical Toxicology at Emory University, Georgia Poison Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology. Dr. Kazzi joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) between 2005 and 2008 where he served as a Medical Toxicologist for the Regional Poison Control Center in Birmingham and the Alabama Poison Center. Currently, he is an associate professor at the department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia as well as the director of the International Toxicology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Emory University. He is also the assistant medical director of the Georgia Poison Center and a medical toxicologist at the Radiation Studies Branch of the National Center for Environmental Health at the CDC where he participates in emergency preparedness and response activities in radiation.

As an emergency physician and toxicologist, Dr. Kazzi specializes in the recognition, triage, and management of poisonings and holds a deep interest in the areas of Radiation and International Toxicology. He co-founded and co-chairs the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology Radiation Interest Group since 2009 and chairs the Abstract Review Committee for the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology. In October 2014, he will start his service as a board member of the American College of Medical Toxicology. Dr. Kazzi has extensively lectured at National and International conferences and developed several curricula and training programs in emergency preparedness and response. He is an active and founding board member of the Middle East North Africa Toxicology Association and currently serves as its treasurer.

Education BS and MD, American University of Beirut Specialty Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology, Emory University

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