Guest Speakers

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Abdulsalam I. Abu-Libdeh

Palestine

•    Consultant Pediatrician & Pediatric endocrinologist.
•    Head of Pediatric Endocrinology unit at the Department of Pediatrics, Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Palestine.
•    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Pediatric Endocrinology at the School of Medicine, Al-Quds University.
•    President of Pediatric Society – Palestine.
•    Member of the Pediatric Scientific Committee of the Palestine Medical Council (PMC). Participated in preparing and conducting Part I and Part II exams of the PMC.
•    President of Palestinian society of Endocrinology & Diabetes.


 

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Andrew Lux

UK

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UK and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Bristol. He trained in General (Family) Practice in Hull, and then in Paediatrics in Hull, Cardiff, and Bath, UK. He worked as a Consultant Paediatrician for 3 years in St Lucia, West Indies, and completed an MSc in Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, before training in Paediatric Neurology in Bristol and in Paediatric Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at Washington University and St Louis Children's Hospital, St Louis, Missouri. He has a PhD from the University of Bath on the Epidemiology and Treatment of Infantile Spasms, major parts of which were the United Kingdom Infantile Spasms Study (UKISS) and the West Delphi consensus statement on infantile spasms. He is a member of the Trial Steering Committee for the International Collaborative Infantile Spasms Study (ICISS). 

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Bassam Saeed

Syria 

Consultant Pediatric Nephrologist at a private clinic in Damascus since December 2018
Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) Edinburgh. 
Founder and President of Farah Association for Child with Kidney Disease in Syria. Ministry of Social Affairs in Syria. 
Past president of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation (MESOT) 
Representative of the Middle East Region as a Member of the ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee (2022-2024).
Member of the ISN Middle East Regional Board. (2021-2023).

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Enver Hasanoğlu 

Turkey 

Professor of Pediatrics Gazi University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
President of the International Pediatric Association (IPA) 

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Guido Oppido

Italy

Monaldi Hospital
Director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Congenital Unit
Napoli   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indira Narayanan

USA

Dr. Indira Narayanan is Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics/Neonatology, Georgetown University
Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA, and Independent Consultant, Global Maternal and
Newborn Health and Nutrition. She is a neonatologist who has focused on the needs of
newborns for over 45 years, addressing relevant issues ranging from grass root level
interventions to intensive care. She has been in the global newborn health arena for over 20
years. She has experience in working over 23 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and
has worked on a number of projects for various organizations including USAID, UN
Organizations, other donors/ stakeholders and NGOs.

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Jayashree Ramasethu

USA

Dr. Jayashree Ramasethu is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Georgetown University Medical
Center and the Medical Director of the Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at MedStar
Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC. She has over 30 years of experience in
Neonatal Intensive Care. Her interests are in Neonatal Infectious Disease, Neonatal
Hematology, Quality of Care and Global Health, specifically in improving quality of care to
decrease mortality and morbidity in babies born in health care facilities in Low-and MiddleIncome Countries.

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Khalaf Hussein Gargary 

Iraq

MDMBChB DCH CABP FAAP 
Professor of Pediatrics/ University of Duhok 
Consultant Pediatrician/ Hivi Pediatric Teaching Hospital 
President of Joint Iraqi-Italian Pediatric

 

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Lama Charafeddine 

Lebanon

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Neonatology at the Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center of the American University of Beirut. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. She is also a Master Trainer in Neonatal Resuscitation Program, and certified professional in Newborn Developmental Care Assessment Program (NIDCAP). At AUBMC, she is the director of t the Neonatal Resuscitation Education Program, the Developmental Care and
Early Intervention Program in the NICU and the Neonatology Continuity Clinic for follow up of NICU graduates. Dr. Charafeddine is a UNICEF consultant for Early Child Development and WHO technical advisor on the nurturing care framework in the MENA region.

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Mohammed Kabir Abubakar

USA

Dr Abubakar is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Georgetown University Medical Center, Chief of Neonatology MedStar Medical Group and Chief, Division of Neonatology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC. Dr Abubakar has special interest in neonatal respiratory physiology, lung development, neonatal respiratory disease, assisted ventilation of the newborn and neonatal Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO). He has authored several publications and book chapters on neonatal lung diseases and respiratory support and has been involved in outreach education doing workshops and seminars in many countries including, Ecuador, Egypt and Indonesia.

 

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MOHAMED A. EL-GUINDI

Egypt

  • THE RECIPIENT of THE UNIVERSITY

  • FORMER VICE DEAN NATIONAL LIVER INSTITUTE, MENOUFIYA UNIVERSITY, EGYPT

  • PROFESSOR OF PEDIATRICS (NUTRITION, GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY)

  • PRESIDENT EGYPTIAN SOCIETY of PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY, HEPATOLOGY and NUTRITION (EGSPGHAN)

  • SECRETARY GENERAL of THE ARAB SOCIETIES of PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY, HEPATOLOGY and NUTRITION (PASPGHAN)

  • EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER of FEDERATION of INTERNTIONAL SOCIETIES of PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY, HEPATOLOGY and NUTRITION (FISPGHAN)

  • HEAD of ETHICS COMMITTEE of NATIONAL LIVER INSTITUTE, MENOUFIYA UNIVERSITY, EGYPT

  • MEMBER of NATIONAL COMMITTEE of NUTRITION, ACADEMY of SCIENCE, EGYPT

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Ömer ERDEVE

Turkey

Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology
Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Ankara University School of Medicine
Vice-Head of Ankara University Rare Diseases Center
Turkish Neonatal Society Executive Board Member
Associate Editor, Turkish Archives of Pediatrics
Associate Editor, Frontiers in Pediatrics

 

 

 


 

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Sahar Idelbi

Syria

Secretary-General of the Syrian Pediatric Society (SPS)
Consultant in Nutrition, Pediatric Endocrinology

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Tawfeg Ben Omran

Qatar

FRCPC, MBCHB
Division Chief - Genetic and Genomic Medicine
Pathology Genetics
Sidra Medicine

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Abdullah Shamsah

Kuwait

FRCSP, FPEM
Consultant pediatric, 
Consultant emergency pediatric, 
Head of Kuwait pediatric association 
MUBARAK HOSPITAL 

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Ahmed El-Said Younes

Egypt

President of The Egyptian Pediatric Association 

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Darrell Penn

USA

Darrell serves as the Global Commercial Lead for the MMR-V Franchise (Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella containing vaccines).  He most recently served as a Director in Corporate Development exploring disruptive approaches to healthcare that will improve the discovery, development, and commercialization of products. 
Darrell's healthcare related experience prior to MSD includes serving as a Director for a Foundation focused on glaucoma prevention, supporting the health policy needs as an Aide for a US Member of Congress and working as a consultant for a boutique firm where his projects focused on large healthcare delivery systems such as Kaiser Permanente and manufacturers such as Johnson & Johnson. 

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Farman Zandi

Kurdistan/Iraq 

President of Kurdistan Pediatric Society

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Hassan Faraj 

UAE

consultant of Paediatrics / Paediatric ER 
Associate program director of pediatric ER fellowship at SKMC ,Abu Dhabi
Chair of organizing committee of first Emarites pediatric ER conference 
Graduated from Trakia University, Bulgaria 1990
He finished his Paediatric residency program and board certified by Jordanian Medical Council,
Has  interest in teaching and research

 

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Isselmou Khalifa 

Mauritanie

Professeur de Pédiatrie à la Faculté de Médecine, Université Al Assrya de Nouakchott
Pédiatre Praticien
Compétence et expérience en santé publique et en gestion des institutions et systèmes de santé
Chargé de mission au Ministère de la Santé

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Johnny Mahlangu

South Africa

Faculty of the Health Sciences - University of the Witwatersrand and National Health Laboratory Service
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Khaled Menif

Tunisia

President of the Tunisian Association of Pediatrics
Head of the PICU at Béchir Hamza Chidren's Hospital of Tunis
Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis - Tunisia
Pediatrician Intensivist

 

 

 

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Marcello Maddalone

Italy

M.D.University of Milan
Specialty in Dentistry  University of Milan
House Officer  Dentistry  University of Milan
Specialty in Orthodontics  University of Milan
Chief Orthodontic San Gerardo Hospital Monza 
Research Fellow  University of Milan-Bicocca

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Mohannad Mannaa

USA

Professor of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology & Pulmonary Medicine
Pediatric Sleep Medicine Medical Director
Washington University in St. Louis
School of Medicine

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Naveenkumar Hariram Thacker 

India

MD (Ped); FIAP

Director of Deep Children Hospital & Research Centre at Gandhidham-Kutch, Gujarat, India 
Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad Anand, Gujarat, India
President-Elect of the International Pediatric Association (IPA) for the year 2021-2023 
Secretary of Child Health Foundation. 
He is currently member of Covid-19 Vaccine Immunization Task Force Member, Gujarat Government and India
Expert Advisory Group on Measles and Rubella. of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

 

 


 

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Othman Hamdan

Syria

Associate Prof of Pediatric Hematology Oncology at Damascus University Faculty of Medicine  
Head Department of Hematology Oncology Children Hospital
Head Of Syrian Pediatric Doctors Association

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Salvatore Vendemmia

Italy

Chief Department of Pediatrics
Founder, President and Emeritus President of SIPO and GNNNP
President Italian Arabic Pediatric Society (IAPS) 
President Italian Romanian Pediatric Society 
Italian Delegate UMEMPS
Manager JPNIM Relationships with the Scientific Societies  

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Tevfik Karagoz

Turkey

Head, Pediatric Cardiology Division,
Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine

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Aman Pulungan

Indonesia

M.D., PhD, FAAP, FRCPI(Hon.)
Professor of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia
Senior Consultant in Pediatric Endocrinology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia
Executive Director International Pediatric Association
Past President of Asia Pacific Pediatric Association
NCD Child Governing Council
Past-President of Indonesian Pediatric Society
Past-President of Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrine Society

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Angelo Ravelli

Italy

Scientific Director, Giannina Gaslini Institute, Genoa, Italy
Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Neurosciences, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics and Maternal-Infantile Sciences (DiNOGMI), University of Genoa, Italy
President, Pediatric Rheumatology European Society (PReS)
Honorary Member, European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology (EULAR)
Interim President, Italian Society of Pediatric Rheumatology (ReumaPed)

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Doina Anca Plesca

Romania

Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Pediatric Department at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila", Faculty of Medicine and Head of the Pediatric Department of the “Victor Gomoiu” Children's Hospital, Bucharest, Romania. 
Primary pediatrician, primary pediatric neurologist and pediatric pulmonologist. 
Vice Dean, Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Hospital Manager
Director of Pediatric Department, Medicine Faculty, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”
President of the Romanian Pediatric Society
President of UMEMPS 
Co-President of Italo-Romanian Pediatric Society

 

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Gamal Samy Aly

Egypt

Professor of Pediatrics & Neonatology 
Dean of Faculty of Post Graduate Childhood Studies
Vice president of Ain Shams university 
President of the Egyptian Society for Neonatal &Preterm Care 
President of the Union of Mediterranean Neonatal Societies 
Editor in chief of the Egyptian journal of Neonatology 
Associate Editor of the Egyptian Journal of Pediatric Allergy& Immunology 
Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (Since 2000)
Governor of Fayoum (2016-2018)
President of October 6 University (2019 till now)

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Ibrahim Shatat

Qatar

Senior Attending Physician – Nephrology and Hypertension
Medical Director at Sidra Medical and Research Center

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Jalal M Abu-Shaweesh

USA

MD, MBA  
Chairman of Pediatrics, Fairview Hospital
Medical Director, Global Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Children’s
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, CCLCM, CWRU

 

 

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Joseph HADDAD

Lebanon

Professor of Pediatrics  
Saint George University Hospital, 
Faculty of Medicine, Balamand University Beirut Lebanon
President of the Union of Arab Pediatric Societies UMEMPS  
International Pediatric Association IPA Executive  Committee   
Former Vice President of Association des Pediatres de langue Francaise APLF
Former President of the Lebanese Pediatric Society

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Kholoud Wishah

USA

Director of the Division of Allergy & Immunology.
Department of Pediatrics MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio.
Residency in Pediatrics & Fellowship in Allergy & Immunology from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marianne Majdalani

Lebanon

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
The American University of Beirut, AUB

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Mohamad Miqdady

UAE

Dr Abubakar is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Georgetown University Medical Center, Chief of Neonatology MedStar Medical Group and Chief, Division of Neonatology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC. Dr Abubakar has special interest in neonatal respiratory physiology, lung development, neonatal respiratory disease, assisted ventilation of the newborn and neonatal Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO). He has authored several publications and book chapters on neonatal lung diseases and respiratory support and has been involved in outreach education doing workshops and seminars in many countries including, Ecuador, Egypt and Indonesia.

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Nesreen Faqih

Qatar 

Senior Attending Physician at Sidra Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Doha / Qatar
Residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care in the United States/ Baylor College of Medicine
Graduated from the University of Jordan / Faculty of medicine
Her interests include Medical Education, and has served as Pediatric Residency Program Director at KHCC 2003-2009, and Pediatric Residency Critical Care Medicine Lead at Sidra Medicine from 2019- currently, and has received several awards in excellence in education

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Rand K. Arnaout 

Saudi Arabia

Consultant and Section Head of Allergy and Immunology at the Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, 
Associate Professor at the College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh

 

 

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Stefano Cianfarani

Italy

Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Systems Medicine, University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata'
Chief of Diabetology & Growth Disorders Unit, 'Bambino Gesù ' Children's Hospital, Rome.
Visiting Professor, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.
Editor in Chief of Hormone Research in Pediatrics.
President of European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology

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Yazan Samih Said

Saudi Arabia

Consultant, Allergy/ Clinical Immunology and Pediatric Pulmonology
King Fahad Specialist Hospital-Dammam