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Abdel H. Noureldin, M.D.
Program Director, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor andSenior Consultant
Department of Emergency Medicine, Tawam Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Dr. Abdel H. Noureldin is Program Director, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor and Senior Consultant at Department of Emergency Medicine in Tawam Hospital, United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates.

He earned the undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Science) and postgraduate (Medical Doctor) degree from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. He is also a Fellow of the American Board of Emergency Physician and Fellow of the American Board of Family Physicians.

His research interests include airway management, critical care and trauma. He intends to pursue writing an I-book for emergency medicine for medical students and intern, with a focus of providing free material to promote Emergency Medicine in 3rd world countries in future.

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Abdulaziz AlMulaik
Consultant Emergency & Critical Care Medicine
Head of Medical Education Division
Department of Emergency Medicine
King Saud University Medical City
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. AlMulaik is an Assistant Professor & a full Consultant of Emergency Medicine and the Head of Medical Education Division at the Department of Emergency Medicine at King Saud University Medical City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

After graduating from the College of Medicine at King Saud University in 2002, he moved to Montréal, QC in 2005, where he joined the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at McGill University, and after 5 years of training he completed his board certification and became Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. Following that he pursued further training in Critical Care Medicine where he completed his fellow-ship at McGill University in 2012.

Since his return in 2013, Dr. AlMulaik has been actively participating in the academic development of KSU EM fellowship added to his supervisory role of the Saudi Board of Emergency Medicine at KSUMC as the program director, and in Sept. 2015 he became the Head of Medical Education division at the Department of Emergency Medicine at King Saud University Medical City.

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Abdulla Alkaabi
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Emergency Department, Zayed Military Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Dr. Abdulla Alkaabi , Arab board Emergency Medicine

  • First patch graduate of Tawam Emergency medicine Residency Program 2013
  • Special interest in academic emergency medicine, Critical Care and Toxicology
  • Instructor in ACLS, PALS and ATLS. Previous chair of residents committee ESEM
  • Currently Associate Program Director EM residency Program in Zayed Military Hospital
  • Faculty member of Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine

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Abdullah Alsakka
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Abdullah Al Hadhira, MD. FRCPC, FAAEM, CHE
Professional Bibliography

Dr. Al Hadhira is an Emergency Medicine Consultant, Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director at Johns Hopkins ARAMCO Healthcare and Dhahran health center disaster management chairman. He joined Saudi Aramco Emergency Department (ED) in 1997 post-graduation of medical school at King Faisal University (Currently known as Dammam University), in 1999 successfully completed Saudi ARAMCO professional development program for which he was elected to join Career Development Department's advanced medical preparatory program in Chicago, Rush University. In 2000 Dr. Al Hadhira, joined UWO 5 year's Emergency Medicine (EM) residency program. He was elected by Canadian Association of Emergency Physician (CAEP) as one of the top 10 research winners in North America presented in Calgary in 2001. By 2005 he was certified as fellow of the Royal College of Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Canada - Emergency Medicine, Certified Member of American College of Emergency Physicians, Certified Physician of Canadian Medical Association PMI, and Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. In 2005 he joined EMS Hasa/Udhaliyah as EM Consultant. In 2006 He assumed the role of Southern Area medical disaster coordinator and Advanced Life Support Center Coordinator stationed in ALHASA. Dr. Al Hadhira, rotated in AL Hasa, Udhaliyah, Abqaiq, Ras Tanura, and Dhahran, Remote Area and Prehospital Units as Unit Head and Acting Chief. Dr. Al Hadhira hold an extensive history of experience in disaster management as a volunteer and event response team leader since 1998 during Gulf War, KSA Wedding Fire 1999, Code black of September 11, West Nile Virus Outbreak in 2001-2002 Canada, 2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Outbreak Preparation Participation, Hawiyah Gas Plant Natural gas pipeline explosion in the Eastern Province - 2007, Uthmanyia Plant Fire 2007, Abqaiq Fire, Abqaiq Terrorist Attack, Al-Safaniya offshore oilfield sink 2013, Mosque Terrorist Attack 2015, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and Ebola Virus outbreak perpetration 2014 to date, and Saudi Aramco's Radium residential compound fire. He completed 2 years American College of Physician's Executives Certification, at the same year he joined JHAH: involved in JCI final certification process, JHAH Partnership Contract Agreement (PCA) EM work stream as Co-Champion and a team member. He is working on JHAH future advanced educational planning. Dr. Al Hadhira is elected by Saudi Health Commission as board member in Saudi Arabian Society of Emergency Medicine (SASEM), and board member in MOH National Emergency Departments' Development Program. Dr. Al Hadhira had participated in many educational activities at national or international levels with an interest in EM Specialty Development, EM Leadership, EM Lean Process Patient Care, and Disaster Management.

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Ahmad M. Wazzan
President, Saudi Society of Emergency Medicine
Saudi Arabia

Dr.Ahmad 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 and the examination committee of emergency medicine in the Saudi board of emergency medicine by the Saudi commission for health specialties.

He has excellent experience in emergency department leadership, management and patient flow. He is a certified emergency department director by the ACEP emergency departmentdirectors academy “EDDA” and a Certified emergency department executive “CEDE” by the International emergency department leadership institute. He is certified proffisional in healthcare quality (CPHQ)

He has the unique experience of working during Hajj seasons in the holy sites for15 years in different leading positions, dealing with major events during Hajj. He was invited to speak and chair sessions in many different national and international symposia and conferences.

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Ahmed Humaid
Emergency Physician Consultant
Zayed Military Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Dr. Ahmed Humaid is an Emergency Physician Consultant at Zayed Military with experience in field Medicine. He is expert in military medical simulation, emergency cardiology, teaching, and research and pre hospital emergency field/tactical 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 have been leading 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
Consultant Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
King Saud University Medical City
Kingdom of Bahrain

Dr. Amjad Obeid is Emergency Medicine double Board Certified since 2008 with Experience in Emergency Medicine for more than 19 years. Currently working as Consultant Adult Emergency Medicine in King Saud University Medical City in Riyadh.

Dr. Obeid is the Chief Medical officer of Bahrain Motor Federation responsible for Bahrain Grand Prix Race (F1) and all the FIA car racing since 2006. He is a member of the FIA medical Commission since 2008

Dr. Obeid has good experience in Road Safety and Injury Prevention and worked as WHO focal point for seven years and was the National data

Co-coordinator for the three global reports on Road Safety published by WHO.

Dr Obeid and is a senior instructor certified by American Heart Association for BLS,ACLS , PALS & PEARS & a certified instructor by the American College of Surgeon for PHTLS & ATLS.

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Ammar Al-Kashmiri, MD, FRCPC, FACEP
Senior Consultant, Emergency Department, Directorate General of
Khoula Hospital, Ministry of Health, Oman
Medical Officer, Asian Football Confederation (AFC)/ Fédération
Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Panel for Medical and
Doping Control Officers (Representative of Oman FootballAssociation)

Dr. Ammar practices both emergency medicine and sport medicine in the Sultanateof Oman. He completed hisresidency training in Emergency Medicine in 2005 andfellowship training in Sport Medicine in 2007 both at McGill University inCanada. He obtained his American Board of Emergency Medicine certification in2007 and became a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians in 2012.

He is currently practicing as a senior consultant physician at the Emergency department in Khoula hospital, the national trauma center in Oman.In addition to his active clinical work, he is involved in various administrativeactivities. He chairs a national committee for developing Emergency Medicineclinical services, which had an active role in setting standards related to thepractice of Emergency Medicine in the country.

He is also a member of several hospital committees and national committees.Dr. Ammar is also involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate education. Heis a senior clinical lecturer affiliated with the College of Medicine in SultanQaboos University. He is also an Associate Program Director for the OMSBEmergency Medicine training program and a member of the OMSB Accreditationcommittee for training programs. He is also an active instructor in many coursesincluding ACLS and ATLS.

He is also active in research and has a total of 18 publications in peer-reviewedjournals.

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Anwar Al-Awadhi, M.D, M.P.H, F.A.C.E.P
Physician, Emergency, International EMS & Disaster Medicine
Key Member, Center for Disaster Medical Sciences at UCI

Dr. Anwar Al-Awadhi currently chairs the department of emergency medicine at Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital-State of Kuwait, and the examination committee of the Kuwait Board of Emergency Medicine (KBEM) at Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS). He maintains his international position at the Center for Disaster Medical Sciences (CDMS) at the University of California Irvine, where he completed his fellowship in International EMS/Disaster Medical Sciences.

Anwar holds a strong interest in global health, emergency medicine and international disaster mitigation, preparedness, mass casualty response, management and recovery, quality improvement, medical education, training, certification and credentialing, and health care access inequalities. He was involved in the Large Scale Emergency Readiness (LaSER) Project at the NYU Center for Catastrophe, Preparedness, and Response. Through his work at the Center for Disaster Medical Sciences at UCIMC, which he has collaborated with his supervisors to establish, he seeks to standardize global disaster, emergency and humanitarian education, training, deployment and responses to disaster events at the global arena. He also devotes time to establish and develop emergency medicine and disaster/emergency medical services (EMS) training, education, credentialing and certification in Kuwait.

Anwar obtained his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. After working for the Ministry of Health in Kuwait, he moved to the United States to pursue clinical training in emergency medicine. Anwar completed his training at the New York University / Bellevue Residency Program in Emergency Medicine, and is presently a diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). He then pursued subspecialty training in International Disaster Medical Sciences / EMS at the University of California Irvine where he served as a Fellow. During his time in California, he also obtained a Master of Public Health degree and a Global Health Certificate at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He holds memberships at various professional organizations, including the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). He is also the international disaster medicine ambassador of ACEP to the State of Kuwait. Anwar has helped to establish the Kuwait Board of Emergency Medicine (KBEM), Tele-medicine/Tele-trauma project in Kuwait, and is currently working at the National Trauma System (NTS) implementation, so as the Unfired Command System for Disaster Management.

He currently lives Kuwait and, when not busy caring from critically ill patients, he enjoys various water sports, other outdoor activities and biking.

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Aref Malabarey
Emergency and Critical Care consultant
King Saud University Medical City
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Fresh graduate, proud father of 3 wonderful girls, Aref started his emergency medicine journey in Montreal, Qc, Canada where he received his training at McGill University. Aref became a fellow of the royal college of physicians of Canada in emergency medicine in 2012 and became a diplomat of the American board of emergency medicine in 2013.

After the completion of his EM training he completed a fellowship in critical care medicine and advanced level III echocardiography at McGill University in mid 2014.

His main interests are resuscitation and hemodynamic monitoring in the ED.

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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

Professor Arif Alper Cevik embarked on his residency program at the DokuzEylul University (DEU), Department of Emergency Medicine between 1995 and 1999. From 1999 – 2000, he studied in the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship program at the Pennsylvania State University. He worked as a faculty consultant and is the founder of the Academic Department of Emergency Medicine at the Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey. He is currently visiting faculty member in the same department.

Dr. Cevik was a member of the board of directors of the Emergency Medicine Association of Turkey (EMAT) for three terms. Today, he represents the EMAT in Asian Board of Emergency Medicine. He founder and director of the "Evidence-Based Emergency Trauma Management Course" in Turkey since 2008. He was also co-author of two chapters of the 7th edition of Tintinalli's textbook - Mushroom Poisoning and Pulmonary Trauma. His professional interest areas are Trauma, Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound, Emergency Medicine Education and International Emergency Medicine. He is also founding editor of Turkish FOAMed website,, which has 130.000 visits per month.

Currently, he lives in Al Ain, UAE. He is a faculty member (Assoc. Professor of Internal Medicine) in UAEU. He created the first model of Emergency Medicine Clerkship in United Arab Emirates University-College of Medicine and helping to the development of Emergency Medicine education in UAE.

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Asaad Shujaa, MD, FRCPC, FAAEM
Chairmen of Emergency Department
Specialized Medical Centre
Riyadh , Saudi Arabia

Shujaa has been a Emergency Consultant for over 15 years.

He holds a Bachelor Degree in Medicine and Surgery from King Abdulaziz University , and he enrolled in Emergency Residency Program at McMaster University , Canada and got FRCPC IN 2008 .He had Canadian Fellowship in ICU/TRAUMA and EMS /Disaster Medicine from McMaster University He back to Saudi Arabia 2008 as Assistant Professor and Consultant at King Saud University, Riyadh , KSA also he was the Director of EMS and Trauma Program at King Saud University

In 2011 Dr. Shujaa Moved to Qatar and assigned as Assistant Professor at Weill Corneal Medical College and Senior Consultant at Hamad Medical Corporation ,Doha ,QATAR
Currently he working as Chairmen and Consultant
Emergency Department
Specialized Medical Centre
Riyadh , Saudi Arabia

He published a lot of articles in International Journal and he published 2 books in Disaster Medicine and Management in 2013

He was Speaker in international Conferences with Interest in Trauma ,ICU , EMS and Disaster Management

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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
Ayman Adel Ahmad
Interim Medical Director
National Ambulance
United Arab Emirates

Ayman Adel Ahmad gained his primary medical degree from Dow Medical College in Pakistan. In addition, he holds a Master's Degree in Public Health from the University of Jordan. He has worked as a Medical Director in Amman, Jordan. He started working in United Arab Emirates in 2008 at Zayed Military Hospital in the Family Medicine Department. He joined National Ambulance in September 2014 as a Medical Doctor in Abu Dhabi Airports. Last September, he was appointed as the Interim Medical Director where he is responsible for the development and management of all Clinical Services for National Ambulance in the United Arab Emirates.

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Balamurugan Rathinavelu
Consultant Radiologist
Mafraq Hospital
United Arab Emirates

I am currently working as a full time Consultant Radiologist since 9th of June 2014 at Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Mafraq Hospital is a JCI accreditated Hospital with a Level 1 trauma care. I do 1 in 9 on call with onsite cover for all acute specialties.

Lead Radiologist for every day surgical and trauma clinical conference at Mafraq Hospital and once a week Tumour board conference. Introduced and developed MRI Liver, MRI small bowel and CT Colonography imaging services at Mafraq Hospital. I also support and provide non vascular interventional services locally.

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FCCP FRCEM FHKCEM FHKAM (Emergency Medicine)

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

Colin Graham qualified in Glasgow in 1994 and undertook higher specialist training in emergency medicine in Scotland. He moved to Hong Kong in 2004 and was appointed Professor in the Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2007. He is a Fellow of Morningside College at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

He practices clinical emergency medicine at the Prince of Wales Hospital. He has broad research interests within emergency medicine and he has published widely.

He is an active clinical teacher and he is course director for the MSc in Pre-hospital and Emergency Care at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is one of the authors of the Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine, a popular book for emergency department staff; the fifth edition is due for publication in 2016.

He serves on the Council of the Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Emergency Medicine since 2009 and he serves on the Executive Committee and Council of the European Society for Emergency Medicine. He is a member of eight editorial boards and reviews for more than forty journals.

He is married to Jackie and has twin teenage sons, Clive and David. He enjoys travelling and swimming in those rare moments when time allows.

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Dalal Alnuaimi
Emergency Specialist
Al Ain Military Medical Center
United Arab Emirates

Dalal M Alnuaimi was born June 23 ,1983 in Al Ain city. She graduated from Dubai medical collage for girl in 2006. Dalal has been working independent in government of head quarter since 2008 then she trained emergency medicine at united Arab Emirates University and graduated in 2014 where she served as senior and chief resident as well as graduate management admission council.

Dalal has been practicing since 2014 at Al Ain military medical center where selected to treat mainly military patient including national service , and all recruits .

Dalal is recently board certified in emergency medicine . She also experience one day a week helping emergency medical director of both Zayed and Tawam hospitals in training residents to achieve a great clinical experiences. She act as instructors in BLS, ACLS and PALS courses.

Dalal is leading simulation center at Al Ain military center to teach the practical nurses and national service variant types of procedures such as cardiorespiratory resuscitations , rescue breathing, how to deal with trauma patient, suturing techniques , how to apply cast for fractures ..etc.

A part from the above , I’m looking forward to do fellowship in simulation and medical education at the same time, I have kept a keen interest to use the ultrasound in emergency department and enjoy spending time with my love interest.

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Danish Muhammad Sami
Consultant Physician
Physician - Accident and Emergency Services - Physician Practice Services
Al Mafraq Hospital
United Arab Emirates
Eddy Lang
Academic and Clinical Department Head and a Professor
of the Department of Emergency Medicine
Cumming School of Medicine
University of Calgary

Eddy Lang is the Academic and Clinical Department Head and a Professor of the Department of Emergency Medicine, at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. He also holds the position of Senior Researcher with Alberta Health Services. He co-chaired the 2007 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference on Knowledge Translation which remains an ongoing interest. Dr. Lang is a member of the GRADE working group and has led the development of GRADE-based clinical practice guidelines in pre-hospital care in the US and is currently engaged in the same activity with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. Dr. Lang is also an award-winning educator having received recognition at both the university, national and international levels. He also serves as Senior Associate Editor for the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine and Associate Editor for ACP Journal Club and the International Journal of Emergency Medicine. He also writes a quarterly column for the Calgary Herald on Evidence-Based Medicine.

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Erkan Goksu
Associate Professor
Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine

Dr Erkan Göksu is an associate professor at the Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine since 2011. His previous position was adjunct professor at the same university. He graduated from the facult of medicine, Akdeniz University in 1999 and obtained his specialist degree in Emergency edicine from Akdeniz University in 2004. Dr Göksu is a member of Turkish Medical Association and the Emergeny Medicine Association of Turkey

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Eric Revue, MD
Emergency Physician Toxicologist
International Council of French National Society of Emergency Medicine (SFMU)
Prehospital and Disaster Medicine Section of EuSEM
Chair of the Website of the European Society of Emergency Medicine (EuSEM)
Faculty Member of the International Emergency Department Leadership Institute
(IEDLI) sponsored by the ED at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) of Boston, Massachusetts

Director of the Group Emergency Departments (Chartres, Dreux, Nogent le Rotrou, Chateaudun, St François Hospitals)
Head of the Emergency Department and Prehospital Emergency Medical Services (SMUR)
Louis Pasteur Hospital 4 rue Claude Bernard 28630 Chartres (France)

Dr. Revue began his medical studies at the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris) and specialized in prehospital EMS (SAMU) and Disaster medicine, toxicology at Fernand Widal-Lariboisière University in Paris.

Dr. Revue research and study areas of interest include prehospital EMS, disaster Medicine, ED management, overcrowding, trauma imaging and management of disable patients in ED.

Dr. Revue is an active member of the European Society of Emergency Medicine, involved with the international development of emergency medicine for over 10 years, working on projects all over Europe, United States, as well as in China, Vietnam, Dubai.

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Essam M. N. Howayyer MBBS, FRCPC
Consultant – Pediatric Emergency
Head of A/E center
Al Qassimi hospital
Fatima Al Ameri
Dubai Hospital
United Arab Emirates
Firas Jaafar Al-Najjar
Residency Program Director-Emergency Medicine
Rashid Hospital Trauma Center-Dubai Health Authority
United Arab Emirates

Dr.Firas Annajjar is consultant in emergency medicine in RHTC. He is also the residency director of Emergency Medicine in Dubai Residency Training Program (DRTP) and got the honor of being part of it since its establishment

Before that he was the in charge of the EM residency program in Jordan University Hospital, the same university he was trained in!

Firas is an advocate of EM specialty in the region with huge interest in establishing new training centers and setting standards for better training, and mentoring.

Beside his Board in Emergency Medicine he holds a degree in Medical education from Keel University and planning to get Master in it

He holds the post of senior regional faculty in MENA territory for the American Heart Association (AHA) where he monitors supervises and evaluates the centers in the region

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Graham J Stewart
Chief Operations Officer
National Ambulance
United Arab Emirates

Graham Stewart has over 30 year’s operations planning, management and leadership across a wide variety of areas including pre-hospital care, defence and the corporate sectors.

His main focus has been striving to achieve consistently high standards in;

  • Joint Interagency Operations and Co-operation
  • Mass Casualty Incident Planning and Execution
  • Corporate Operations Business Continuity Management
  • Contingency Planning & Execution

Graham is currently the Chief Operations Officer for National Ambulance and is responsible for the conduct of all aspects of emergency pre-hospital operations in both the Northern Emirates and private contracts in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

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Hamad Abdullah Al Madi, MD, RDMS.
Saudi Arabia

Dr Hamad Al Madi finished his MBBS from The College of Medicine in King Saud University in Riyadh.
Saudi & Arab Board in pediatric in King Saud Medical City, Riyadh 2008.
Saudi Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine in in King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, 2011. Fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound ,Massachusetts General Hospital ,Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. 2013 -2014.
Certified by ARDMS in 2014 as sonographer in Boston, USA.
Contribution in local courses in pediatric emergency medicine and international emergency ultrasound courses in USA.
Member in Saudi Society of Emergency Medicine, & Deputy of head of department of pediatric emergency in King Saud medical city, Riyadh, KSA.

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Houd Al Abri
Medical Director of Medical Simulation Center
Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB)
Senior Consultant, Emergency Medicine
Former Head of the Department at Royal Hospital

HOUD AL ABRI, MD is the Medical Director of Medical Simulation Center at Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB). He is a Senior Consultant in Emergency Medicine and former Head of the Department at Royal Hospital. Board Certified in Emergency Medicine from Arab Board and Saudi Board. He is also the former chairman of the Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program in OMSB. He teaches in multiple life support courses. Being the director of simulation, he took the initiative of establishing and developing the Medical Simulation Center thereby integrating simulation-based activities for the different programs in OMSB. As he promotes the use of simulation in healthcare in the entire Sultanate, he joined the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine as an active member.

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Husnain Hashim. FCPS, FEBN, MSc Stroke Medicine
Specialist Senior Neurologist
Neurology Department, Rashid Hospital, Dubai
United Arab Emirates

I have done my graduation from Islamabad, Pakistan., Pakistan. Did fellowship in Neurology in 2010. Became fellow of European board of neurology in 2015. Also completed MSC in stroke medicine and vascular neurology from Austria. Joined neurology department Rashid Hospital in 2011. Currently he is working as Senior Specialist Neurologist and Stroke Specialist.

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Iman Yassin Othman
Charge Nurse
Nurse-Administration(Dep) - Nursing Division
Al Rahba Hospital
United Arab Emirates
Ives Hubloue, MD, PhD
Chair Department of Emergency Medicine and
Research Group in Emergency and Disaster Medicine
UniversitairZiekenhuis Brussel

Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine of the UniversitairZiekenhuis Brussel (UZ Brussel) and of the Research Group on Emergency and Disaster Medicine at the Medical School of the VrijeUniversiteit Brussel (ReGEDiM Brussels). He graduated in Medicine at the VrijeUniversiteit Brussel (Belgium) in 1988 and started a residency in Internal Medicine (finished in 1993) followed by a training in emergency, intensive care and disaster medicine (finished in 1995). In 2003 he obtained his PhD in Medical Sciences. As a full professor at the medical school of the VrijeUniversiteit Brussel he is involved in the teaching program for medical students (graduate) and for fellows in emergency medicine training (postgraduate). Besides this he is a Faculty member and Chair of the Strategic Management Board of the European Master in Disaster Medicine (EMDM, course and member of the executive board of the EMDM Academy (

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Jamal Hussain
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
United Arab Emirates
James Ferguson
Clinical Lead of the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare (SCTT)
Visiting Professor at the Robert Gordon University

James graduated in medicine from Aberdeen University in 1983 and holds Fellowships of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh (in both General Surgery and Accident and Emergency Medicine), Physicians of Edinburgh and Emergency Medicine (EM). He was appointed as Consultant in EM, with a specialist interest in Paediatric EM, in 1994, acting as Head of Service of the Emergency Department at the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital from 1994-2000.

James became a member of the Scottish Telemedicine Action Forum in 1999, which developed telemedicine activities in Scotland. He was appointed Clinical Lead by the Scottish Executive to establish a telemedicine network for Emergency Care in the North of Scotland in 2001 and Clinical lead for Flow One in the Unscheduled Care Collaborative (2005-2007). Since 2006, he has been the Clinical Lead of the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare (SCTT).

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José Lopez, MD, MBA
Chief, Emergency Medicine Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

José Lopez, MD, MBA, is Chief of the Emergency Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, where he leads a team focused on providing emergency service to patients with serious illness or injuries requiring immediate attention 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Lopez held a series of roles over an 11-year career with MedStar, including the role of Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at MedStar Harbor Hospital and Director of Quality at MedStar Franklin Square in Baltimore, US. In 2008, he then took a sabbatical to Doha, Qatar to serve as a consulting Physician for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's International Division, where he gained regional experience as an emergency medicine consultant.

Dr. Lopez graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Community Health. He received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed his emergency medicine residency training there, serving as Chief Resident in his final year of residency. In 2011, he completed an MBA in Medical Service Management from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Lopez lives in Abu Dhabi with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys traveling, running, tennis, golf, and water sports.

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Lara Abumuaileq
Emergency Physician
Rashid Hospital & Trauma Center
United Arab Emirates

Lara Abumuaileq, emergency physician, graduated from Rashid Hospital & Trauma Center - DHA in 2015 with Arab board in Emergency Medicine & European Board in Emergency Medicine 2016 and SAED Al Mazroei Award of toxicolgy resident of the year at MENATOX 2016

Have special interest in free access medical education FOAM, in addition to my interest in Toxicology & working with toxicology consultation service team in Rashid Hospital & Trauma Center.

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Mahmood Al Jufaili MD FRCPC
Senior Lecturer
College of Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University
Program Director of the EM Program
Sultanate of Oman
Mahmood Mohammed Ghanaim
Consultant of Emergency Medicine
Vice President, (ESEM)
Dubai Hospital
United Arab Emirates
Maitha Al Darei
Abu-Dhabi Police
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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Michael Abbo, MD, MA, FACEP
Clinical Director, Sharjah Trauma Center
Al Qasimi Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Dr Michael Abbo is Clinical Director, Sharjah Trauma Center, AlQasimi Hospital. An Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco. Previous Head of Rashid Trauma Center, Dubai. In 1998 he co-founded an award winning Emergency Medicine specialty residency training program in Dubai.

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Mohamed Azzam
Consultant Emergency Medicine,
Trauma and Critical Care Medicine
King Abdulaziz National Guard Medical City in Jeddah
Saudi Arabia

Dr. Mohamed Azzam is a consultant Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Critical care Medicine at the King Abdulaziz National Guard Medical City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He finished his residency training and fellowships in McGill University in Canada in 2013. He is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine in King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University of Health Science in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Azzam is heavily involved in trauma education and administration at the level of National Guard Hospitals and the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia. He is a member of the Disaster Committee of King Abdulaziz Medical City. He is also a member of the ECMO development program in his institute. He is an international speaker in several conferences in the gulf area and north America in the topics related to emergency medicine, critical care medicine, trauma, and ECMO.

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Mohamed MohebMBBCh, MCCM, MCEM(UK) EBCEM(Germany) EUS (USA)
Emergency MedicineSpecialist
US Program Coordinator
Al Rahba Hospital, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Dr. Mohamed Moheb Obtained his Master degree in critical care Medicine. (MCCM) from AlexandriaUniversity,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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Mohamed Nasaif
United Arab Emirates
Mohamed Yousif Hasan Baniyas
Executive Director, Higher Education, Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC)
Consultant Toxicologist, Emergency Medicine Department, Tawam Hospital, SEHA
Professor, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, College of Medicine, UAEU
United Arab Emirates
Mohammed Alhelail, MBBS, SBEM, ArBEM, FACMT
Consultant, Emergency Medicine & Medical Toxicologist
Division Head, Clinical Toxicology
King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh
Asst. Professor of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine
King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

Mohammed Alhelail, MD, FACMT is an emergency medicine consultant and medical toxicologist in the Department of Emergency Medicine at King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is the Vice President of the Saudi Society of Emergency Medicine SASEM. He is also head of the clinical toxicology division in the Department of Emergency Medicine at KAMC, chairman of the hospital CPR committee as well as the deputy program director for KAMC’s emergency medicine residency training program. He is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS). In addition, he is the director of the emergency medicine interns and the coordinator of emergency medicine undergraduate clinical education. As a member of the undergraduate clinical education committee at the KSAU-HS College of Medicine (COM), he participated in updating the undergraduate clinical curriculum for emergency medicine, in addition to supervising medical students’ bedside training. He has established a clinical toxicology service at KAMC where he provide clinical toxicology consultations for poison exposure patients. He has presented many lectures and scientific papers at both national and international scientific meetings. Since 2011, he has been the founder and director of the medical toxicology review course run by the postgraduate training center at KSAU-HS. In addition, he is a course director for the Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course. Besides his published research and book chapters, he has participated as a peer reviewer for four scientific journals.

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Mohammad Tahir MD, FACC
DePaul Health Center, St. Louis Missouri
Christian Hospital Northeast / Northwest, St Louis, Missouri
Gateway Regional Medical Center, Illinois
Des Peres Hospital, Missouri

Current Positions

  • 1999 - Present Invasive, Non-Invasive, and General Cardiologist
  • St Louis Heart and Vascular, P. C.
  • St Louis, Missouri


  • American Board of Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine

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Mouayad Abdulghani
Emergency Specialist
Dubai Health Authority, Rashid Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Mouayad Abdulghani is currently working as an emergency specialist in Dubai Health Authority, Rashid Hospital, for the last year. He received his MBBS from Sharjah University, then did his training, internship and residency in Dubai Health Authority Hospitals and cleared his Arab board in emergency medicine.

He is one of the first UAE locals to join this specialty,as he believes in saving lives, and interested in spreading this interesting specialty in UAE and the region.

For now he is a faculty in the emergency medicine residency program as well as the toxicology team in thehospital.

He attended a number of conferences, workshops and courses.

His main interested is ICU,toxicology and disaster management as well as teaching as he believes in continuity and sharing.

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Mueed Ahmad
FRCEM ( London ) FRCS ( Edinburgh ) M.MED ( NUS, Singapore ) CCST ( UK )
Consultant Emergency Medicine
Examiner for Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Instructor for Resuscitation Council UK
Instructor for ATLS (USA)
PBL Tutor for School of Medicine , University of Manchester UK.
Trauma Lead and Consultant Emergency Medicine ,Royal Albert Edward Infirmary Wigan, UK
Consultant Emergency Medicine , American Hospital Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Dr Mueed did his training at East Midlands Deanery , Queen's Medical Center Nottingham UK ( Level 1 Trauma center ) from 2006-2009, he completed his Fellowship from Royal College of Emergency Medicine in 2009 and got CCST (Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training) in 2010. He was Trauma lead, Clinical Governance lead and Consultant Emergency Medicine at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary Wigan UK from 2010 till 2014.He is also tutor for School of Medicine University of Manchester.He is also Examiner for Royal College of Emergency Medicine London. Dr Mueed has more than 15 years of experience in Emergency Medicine. He is Instructor for Resuscitation council UK, ALS and ATLS.He has been speaker on many International conferences.He has specialist interest in Medical education , Emergency Ultrasound and Trauma.

Dr Mueed is currently working as Consultant Emergency Medicine at American Hospital Dubai.

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Muhammad Idris Baig
Consultant ER Physician
Alrahba Hospital Abudhabi
United Arab Emirates
Nada Khogali, MD
Staff Physician, Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine Institute
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

Nadeem Qureshi , MD, FAAP, FCCM is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at St Louis University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri, USA. He has been involved in Pediatric Emergency Medicine for nearly 25 years - He has been the founding member of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine for the European Society of Emergency Medicine, developing the curriculum of Pediatric Emergency Medicine for EUSEM and organizing research projects in REPEM. He has served as Scientific Chair for multiple International Emergency Medicine meetings and is currently in charge of the first Emirati Society of Emergency Medicine Scientific Assembly schedule in Dubai for Dec 2014. He has spoken at multiple international and national emergency medicine meetings. He is currently working with organizations to improve Pediatric Emergency healthcare for children in Pakistan.

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Naeem ToosyMBChB MSc FRCS(Ed) FCEM
Acting Chair of Emergency Department
Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital, Umm Al Quwain
United Arab Emirates

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Having arrived in the UAE from the UK, I am currently working in the new Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital – Um Al-Quwain. This was the first of a series of hospitals that comes under the auspices of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs (MOPA).

I completed my medical training in Saudi Arabia, where my father was an Orthopaedic Surgeon. Thereafter I did basic surgical training initially becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh -FRCS(Ed) – and doing research in surgical science leading to a Master's Degree (MSc) from the University of London.

Thereafter the track of my career changed and after working a further period is Emergency Departments, I entered the London Deanery’s Emergency Medicine training program, completing training including pre-experience with the Helicopter Emergency Service. I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

My Clinical interests include resuscitation, trauma & point-of-care Ultrasound. I am also interested quality improvement through education, FOAMed, ED Leadership and ‘Flow dynamics’. Over the years I have instructed in a variety of Life Support courses including Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS) instructor, which I have taught since 2004. In addition I have completed a myriad of other resuscitation and major incident related certifications.

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Omar Ghazanfar
Emergency Physician, Emergency Department
Zayed Military Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Dr Omar Ghazanfar is currently working at the Zayed Military Hospital as an Emergency Physician. He has trained in Emergency Medicine in the United Kingdom and has worked at the St Mary’s Hospital in London and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford which was was part of the Oxford University Hospitals. He has presented extensively in Europe and the Middle East and has more than 40 international and local presentations. He has also done a Fellowship in Appraisal and Revalidation from the Oxford Deanery and has held various posts within the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and NHS England.

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Osama Y. Kentab, M.D., FAAP, FACEP
Chairman of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Committee
Senior Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consultant
Emergency Medicine Department
King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Rasha Essa Almas Buhumaid, MBBS, ARDMS
Consultant Emergency Physician
Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
United Arab Emirates

Dr Buhumaid earned her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, UAE in 2007 and then interned at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2008. She completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine at George Washington University, Washington DC, USA in 2013. Dr Buhumaid was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha society and served as a chief resident during the final year of residency training. She was also presented with resident teaching award and excellence in resident research award. In 2014, she completed an Emergency Ultrasound fellowship in Massachusetts General Hospital- Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA , USA. She then joined the emergency department at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE and serves as a emergency physician. Dr Buhumaid is American board certified in Emergency Medicine and a Registered Medical Sonographer by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

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Richard Lyon MBChB(Hons) MD MRCP FRCEM DipIMC RCS(Ed)
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Clinical Lead for Medic One
United Kingdom

Richard is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Clinical Lead for Medic One. He is a Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) Consultant and Director of Research for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance. Richard is Professor of Pre-hospital Emergency Medical Care at the University of Surrey and has an established research portfolio in pre-hospital resuscitation, trauma care and emergency medicine with an extensive publication record. He has won numerous international awards including the top research award from the European Resuscitation Council. Richard was a lead doctor for the London 2012 Olympic Stadium and takes leading role in Event Medicine. He is an active member of the UK International Search & Rescue Team and has previous experience in the British Armed Forces. Richard is a current member of the Resuscitation Council (UK) Executive Committee and author of several international pre-hospital guidelines.

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Robert E. Suter COL, MC, USAR
Emergency Medicine Consultant to the Surgeon General (RC)
Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine, Uniformed Svs University
Russell D. MacDonald, MD MPH FCFP FRCPC
Medical Director, Quality and Research
Chair, Quality Care Committee
Associate Professor and Co-Director
Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program
Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Russell MacDonald is a specialist in emergency medicine, Canada’s first formally trained sub-specialist in emergency medical services, and has a Master’s Degree in Public Health. Dr. MacDonald has worked in tertiary care teaching centers and held academic appointments in emergency medicine in both Canada and the United States. His expertise includes emergency medicine, prehospital care, critical care and air medical transport, and public health. He has built a career as an international leader in prehospital care and transport medicine.

Dr. MacDonald is currently the Medical Director at Ornge Transport Medicine, Canada’s largest air and land critical care transport agency. He is also the Medical Advisor for Toronto Paramedic Services, Canada’s largest municipal land EMS service. He is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and practices emergency medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center.

He has authored more than 120 peer-reviewed abstracts, manuscripts and textbooks chapters, and is the editor-in-chief of Canada’s national paramedic textbook. He was part of the expert working group that developed EMS as a subspeciality in the United States, and is the Chair of the Canadian working group seeking recognition of prehospital care as formally recognized discipline in Canada.

Dr. MacDonald has received a number of national and international awards, including the Air Medical Physicians’ Association 2015 Distinguished Physician Award for lifetime achievement, contribution, and service to the air medical community, and the Chairman’s Award from the Board of Directors of the Association of Air Medical Services.

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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 VrijeUniversiteit Brussels
President of the Belgian Society of Emergency and Disaster Medicine
Chairman of the Cerebral Resuscitation Research Group,

Professor Hachimi-Idrissi obtained his Medical Doctor degree 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.

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Salah Alghanem, MD, SBEM, MSc HCM (RCSI)
Consultant Emergency Medicine
Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Hospital

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 Jamal Hussain Mohamed Bin Rafeea
Acting Manager – OCC
Emergency Preparedness Department
CEO Office
Abu Dhabi Health Services Company - SEHA
United Arab Emirates
Consultant of Emergency Medicine, EMS and Disaster Medicine,
President, Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine (ESEM)
Chair of Organizing Committee, (ESEM)
United Arab Emirates

Dr. Saleh is the first Canadian and American board-certified emergency physician from the United Arab Emirates. He completed his medical education at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He then completed the Royal College Emergency Medicine Residency Program at McGill University in Montreal, Canada (2002-2007). In 2008, he completed a fellowship in clinical Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at the University of Toronto in Canada followed by a Disaster Medicine Fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA as Harvard's first Disaster Medicine fellow and as co-founder of the program (2009). In May 2011, he obtained his MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health at which he is currently enrolled in a DrPH program in Health Care Management and Leadership. Dr. Saleh is currently an Emergency Medicine Consultant and Head of the Emergency Department at Zayed Military Hospital and is the founder and chairman of the Trauma System Initiative of the Emirate of Abu. He is also the founder and president of the Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine (ESEM) and actively playing a leading role in planning the future of emergency healthcare locally. Dr Saleh has contributed to several textbooks and peer-reviewed articles in the field of Emergency Medicine, and has presented in several conferences regionally and internationally.

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Sanjay Ayathan
Consultant Physician
Physician - Accident and Emergency Services - Physician Practice Services
Al Mafraq Hospital
United Arab Emirates
United States of America

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 AAEM, of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM), 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 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 thirty 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
Acting Chairman & Consultant in Adult & Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Emergency Department
Tawam Hospital, Al Ain
United Arab Emirates

Deputy Clinical Director & Consultant in Adult & Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Emergency Department
St. George’s Hospital (Major Trauma Centre)

  • Published 25 peer reviewed EM related articles so far.
  • Section Editor & Chapter Author for various EM books
  • Invited speaker in numerous national and international conferences
  • Instructor in various life support courses.
  • Medico-legal & Clinical Negligence Expert
  • Medical Director / Responsible Officer for 3 locum agencies in London, UK

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Associate Professor Department of Emergency Medicine,
Director of the International Toxicology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
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. He is currently serving as a board member of the American College of Medical Toxicology and chairs its Practice and International Committees. 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

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