Nursing Conference

Theme: ‘Lead from the frontline through innovation’

24 - 26 October 2019

 16 CME Credits


Activity Director

Dr Gayle Petty, Director of Professional Development, Clinical and Nursing, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Conference Chair

Assoc Prof Jane Griffiths, Chair, Scientific Committees for Research and Excellence, UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council, Chair, Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Council, Dubai Health Authority, Chief Nursing Information Officer, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE


  • Akram Khalid AlAhmad, Acting Director of Nursing, Nursing Department, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE
  • Aruna Ramesh, Staff Nurse, NICU, Latifa Women and Children’s Hospital, Dubai, UAE        
  • Avon Strahle, President - Midwifery Chapter, Emirates Nursing Association, Director of Nursing, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Craig Halpin, Nurse/Operational Manager, the Mental Health Centre of Excellence, Al Jalila Children’s Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • 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
  • Debbie Sears Barnard, Consultant, JCI International, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Elizabeth Sojka, Nursing Director, Mediclinic Al Ain Hospital, Al Ain, UAE
  • Dr Fatima Al Rifai, UAE NMC Secretary, Advisor for Nursing Affairs, UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Fouad Hussein Chehab, Director of Nursing, Dubai Hospital, DHA, Dubai, UAE
  • Gisha Paul, Head of Wound Care, Registered Nurse, Team Leader - ICU, American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE
  • Gulnaz Tariq, President, International Inter-Professional Wound Care Group (IIWCG), Senior Charge Nurse/Unit Manager: Wound Care Services, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Helen King, Senior Vice President-Quality & Corporate Group Nursing Director, NMC Healthcare, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Hussam Al Nusair, Chief Nursing Officer, Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital, Umm Al Quwain, UAE
  • James Waterson, Member, Infusion Nursing Society, Eysins, Switzerland
  • Dr Kadhim Al Abady, Senior Public Health Specialist, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE
  • Kerry Mills, Lead - Quality Improvement, Population Health Department, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, Dammam, KSA
  • Louise Doyle, OR Manager, Kings College Hospital in Dubai, Dubai, UAE
  • Mark Fielding, Director of Quality & Education, Amana Healthcare, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Shahraban Abdulla Mohamed, Consultant Paediatrician, Paediatric Cardiologist, Latifa Hospital, Chairperson, Standing Child Protection Committee, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr May McCreaddie, Senior Lecturer in Nursing, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain
  • Mohammed Alhajjy, Medical Informatics Specialist - Quality Informatics, KFSH&RC, Riyadh, KSA 
  • Nadera Turjman, Nurse Manager, Al Abdali Medical Centre, Amman, Jordan
  • Naeema Mohammed Rajab Muallem, Acting Assistant Director of Nursing – Nursing Department, Rashid Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Nabeel Al-Yateem, PhD in Children and Adolescent Health Nursing, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
  • Dr Nicolas Turrin, Senior Clinical Risk Manager, Quality & Patient Safety Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Paolo Patricio Guevarra, Senior Officer Clinical Health Informatics, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE                                 
  • Phyllis Lillewhyte, Director of Nursing, Al Jalila Children’s Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Raed Abu Kaf, Assistant Nursing Director, Nursing Department, Latifa Women and Children Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Rabih Dabliz, Senior Manager, Quality & Medication Safety Services, Department of Pharmacy, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Rehana Salamat Alejandrino, Nurse Supervisor, Primary Healthcare, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE
  • Reni David, Nurse Supervisor, Operating Theatres & PACU, Chair - Nursing Practice and Standards Forum, Dubai Hospital, Member, Nursing Advisory Committee - SALAMA (EMR), Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE
  • Rekha Biju Varghese, Charge Nurse, Hatta Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Sue Chapman, Gulf Regional Clinical Manager, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Gulf Office, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Suzanne Robertson-Malt, Associate Professor, University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), Dubai, UAE
  • Sylvia Fernandes, Charge Nurse, DS and ISE, Latifa Women and Children’s Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Teresa Quinn, Director of Clinical Operations, Amana Healthcare, Abu Dhabi, UAE