55+ Expert Speakers

Dr. Samer Ellahham

Regional Chair, Middle East Patient Safety Movement Foundation;
Director, Accreditation;
Cardiology Consultant, Cleveland Clinic Care Giver, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi,
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Shafi Mohammed

Director, Infection Control and Occupational Health; Co-Chairman, Infection Control Committee,
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi,
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Mr. Jason David Unger

Director - Surgical Services & Anaesthesia Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi,
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Ashraf Mahmoud El Houfi

Chairman,Infection Control Committee, Dubai Hospital,
Head & Consultant - ICU,
Dubai Hospital
Dubai, UAE

Ameena Hassan

CSSD In-charge, Clinical Resourse Nurse, BLS Coordination
Fujairah Hospital
Fujairah, UAE

Atif Al Braiki

Chief Executive Officer 
Malaffi Connecting Healthcare
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Damien Berg

Past President, IAHCSMM;
Regional Manager Sterile Processing, UCHealth
Colorado, USA

Dr. David Mayer

Executive Director, MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety;
CEO, Patient Safety Movement Foundation
Maryland, USA

Dr. Kathy Leonhardt

Principal Consultant: International Quality and Patient Safety,
Joint Commission International (JCI)
Wisconsin, USA

Prof. Khaled Salah

Computer Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
Khalifa University
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Lheonel Gersaniba

CSSD Technician
Mediclinic Al Jowhara
Al Ain, UAE

Dr. Mecit Can Emre Simsekler

Assistant Professor - Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Khalifa University of Science and Technology
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Tariq Abdullah Assaf

Acting CSSD Manager
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Vonda Vaden Bates

Alliance Builder & Leadership Coach
The Patient Safety Movement Foundation
California, USA 

Dr. Wai Khuan Ng

Principal Consultant, Infection Prevention & Control
Joint Commission International (JCI)

Gora Datta

Expert on Digital Health, Health Informatics Standards & CyberHealth; Chairman
IEEE Healthcare: Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence Virtual Series
California, USA

Dr. Bashir Aden

Advisor: Quality monitoring, Healthcare Quality
Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD)
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Claire Jones Manning

Deputy Head of Operations: Intensive Care, Theatres, Anaesthetics, Pain & Sleep,
Leicester Royal Infirmary, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Leicester, UK

Prof. David B. Nash

Founding Dean Emeritus & Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy,
Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH)
Thomas Jefferson University
Pennsylvania, USA

Siddharth Saha

Vice President of Research
Transformational Health
Frost & Sullivan
London, UK

Elias Tannous

Infection Control Specialist
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Geraldine McNulty

Decontamination Lead
Kings College Hospital Dubai
Dubai, UAE

Prof. Graham Ball

Professor of Bioinformatic
Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham, UK

Jorden Jackers

Assistant Manager Surgical Services
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Clare O'dwyer

Clinical Risk Manager
National Maternity Hospital
Dublin, Ireland

Dr. Rahul Goyal

Senior Vice President Clinical Engagement and Adoption, Malaffi
Consultant Family Medicine MD, MRCGP, MRCOphth. (Lond)
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, MBRU, Dubai, UAE

Robert Dejong

Owner & Independent Consultant
Bob DeJong, LLC
Maryland, USA

Prof. Ronald J. Russell

President, Irish Decontamination Institute; Adjunct Associate Professor of Microbiology,
The Moyne Institute of Preventive Medicine, Trinity College, The University of Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

Dr. Luke Feeney

Director of Quality, Risk and Patient Safety
National Maternity Hospital
Dublin, Ireland 

Fariba Ghaffari

Head Nurse & CSSD, Iranian Hospital
Dubai, UAE

Brian de Francesco

Chief Executive
Officer, Ver2 Digital Medicine, Dubai, UAE

Hajar Ali Aldhanhani

Senior Charge Nurse/Unit Manager - Infection Control-NUICIC(Dep) – Nursing
Tawam Hospital
Al Ain, UAE

Dr. Michael Ramsay

Board Chairman – 2020, Patient Safety Movement Foundation, Texas,

Dr. Stefan Weber

Consultant Physician; Reference Laboratory for Infectious Diseases
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Susan Klacik

Clinical Educator
International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Tahseen Mousa

Senior Sterile Processing Technician
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Baba Faiz Uddin

CSSD Supervisor
Dar al Shifaa Hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Allison Herbert

Staff Physician - Department of Preventive Medicine and Executive Health,
Medical Subspecialties Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Yasir Arafat

CSSD Supervisor/ In Charge,
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ariana Longley

Chief Operating Officer
The Patient Safety Movement Foundation
California, USA

Laurence Rousseill

Clinical Risk Manager
National Maternity Hospital
Dublin, Ireland

Mariano Gonzalez

Vice Chair of the Board, Danat Al Emarat Hospital; Senior Advisor to the Board
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Marty Hatlie

CEO, Project Patient Care (formerly Chicago Patient Safety Forum) & Co-Director, MedStar Institute for Quality & Safety
Chicago, Illinois 

Dr. Mike Durkin

Senior Advisor on Patient Safety Policy and Leadership,
Institute of Global Health Innovation
Imperial College London
London, UK

Kevin Anderson

Clinical Education
Coordinator, Healthmark Industries, Southgate,
Michigan, USA 

Dr. Osama AbouElkhir

CEO of
Dubai, UAE 

Cheron M Rojo

Clinical Educator Coordinator-SPD, Healthmark Industries, Fresno, California 

John Whelan

BSN, RN, Clinical
Education Coordinator, Healthmark Industries, Detroit, Michigan, USA 

Trevor Duffy

Decontamination Lead & CSSD Manager, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Dublin, Ireland

Cynthia Makarutse-Nyandoro

Senior Conference Producer
Informa Markets
Dubai, UAE