Infection Control conference

Theme Day 1 & 2: ‘Moving towards an infection free hospital environment - a global perspective’

Theme Day 3: ‘Hospital Acquired Infections’

24-26 October 2019

  18.25 CME Credits


Activity Director:

Dr Fernanda Bonilla, Staff Physician, Infectious Diseases, Medical Subspecialties Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Dr Sundar Elayaperumal, Specialist Microbiologist & Chairman, Infection Control, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Speaker Faculty:

  • Prof Abiola Senok, Professor – Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, College of Medicine, Mohammed Bin Rashid University, MBRU, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Ashraf El Houfi, Chairman, Infection Control Committee, Dubai Hospital, Consultant ICU, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Atef M. Shibl, Professor of Microbiology, Chair, Microbiology and Immunology Department, College of Medicine, Al Faisal University, Professor of Microbiology, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA
  • Dr David B. Nash, Modern Healthcare's list of Most Powerful Persons in Healthcare, Founding Dean Emeritus and the Dr Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy, Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Elias Tannous, Infection Control Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Faisal Alasmari, Adult Infectious Diseases Consultant, Director, Adult Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Director, Infection Control & Environmental Health Administration, Assistant Professor of Medicine, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Prof Farry Bruce Jeffrey, Professor & Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, King's CPD, Aberdeen, UK
  • Dr Farrukh Amin Sheikh, Chair, Clinical Laboratory Institute, Clinical Microbiologist, Al Ain Hospital, Al Ain, UAE
  • Dr Gamal Mohamad Hasan Ahmed, Consultant Paediatric Intensive Care, Associate Professor of Paediatrics, King Khalid University Hospital and College of Medicine, King Saud University, KSA
  • Dr Hafiz Ahmad, Assistant Professor & Clinical Microbiologist, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, RAK College of Medical Sciences, RAK Medical & Health Sciences University, Adjunct Clinical Microbiologist (MOH), RAK Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
  • Dr Haya Altawalah, Head of Virology Unit, Al-Sabah Hospital, Member, Kuwaiti Clinical Virology Board, Chairperson, Clinical Virology Board, Examination Committee, KIMS, Kuwait
  • Dr Jameela Al Salman, Chairperson of Antibiotic Stewardship Program in Kingdom of Bahrain, Chairperson of Antibiotic Committee, Ministry of Health, Manama, Bahrain
  • Jency Suraj, Senior Infection Preventionist, Corniche Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Jens Thomsen, Section Head, Environmental Health, Public Health Division, Abu Dhabi Public Health Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Mohamed Hasan Hamad, Infection Control Manager, VPS Healthcare, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Prof Dr Mohamud Sheek Hussein, Associate Professor in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Institute of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, Al Ain, UAE
  • Dr Motasem Abuelreish, Consultant Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Paediatrics, Head of Infection Prevention and Control Unit, Al Qassimi Women's and Children's Hospital, Sharjah, Chair of Central Antimicrobial Stewardship Team, UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, Sharjah, UAE
  • Dr Najiba M. Abdulrazzaq, Consultant Internist, Head of Medical Department, Al Kuwait Hospital, Dubai, Head of Infection Prevention & Control Central Committee, National AMR Committee Co-Chair, Ministry of Health and Prevention, Dubai, UAE
  • Prof Ossama Rasslan, Professor of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, Head of Infectious Diseases Research & Infection Control Unit (IDRICU), College of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, President, Egyptian Society for Infection Control (ESIC), APIC - Egypt Chapter, Director, Eastern Mediterranean Regional Network for Infection Control - EMRNIC, Vice-Chair, Africa Infection Control Network(ICAN), Chair, International Section of APIC, Cairo, Egypt
  • Dr Palat K Menon, Medical Director and Chief Operations Officer, Thumbay Labs, Research Professor, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, UAE
  • Dr Shafi Mohammed, Director of Infection Prevention and Control and Occupational Health, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Shiny Narayanan, Quality Manager, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Stefan Weber, Consultant Physician, Clinical Services - Medical Affairs, Shaikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Prof Tawfik Khoja, Professor of Public Health, Imperial College, London, Family and Community Medicine Consultant, General Secretary, Arab Hospital Federation, Riyadh, KSA