Speakers

Dr. Ahmed M. ElSheikh

Dr. Ahmed M. ElSheikh

Director of Quality and Patient Safety

Security Forces Hospital Program Makkah

Dr. Elsheikh is a medical professional, quality director, Leadership surveyor and international speaker with vast experience in healthcare and quality sectors.

Dr. Ahmed has been trained in Japan and the US on Lean Implementation, Kaizen, and Strategic Quality Deployment, and has presented his successful models of Healthcare improvement at events in the US, Canada, Qatar, Sweden, Brazil, Saudi, and UAE. As an acknowledgment of his work and excellence, he received several awards including a healthcare innovation award from the Institute for Health Improvement (IHI) for his innovation researches.  

Dr. Flevy Lasrado

Dr. Flevy Lasrado

Discipline Leader – Quality Management

University of Wollongong, UAE
Dr. Ghanim Kashwani

Dr. Ghanim Kashwani

Civil Engineering

New York University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Haifa S. AlNaimi

Dr. Haifa S. AlNaimi

Director General - Quality and Patient Safety

Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Majdah Shugdar

Dr. Majdah Shugdar

Assistant Director General - Accreditation Affairs

Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI), KSA
Dr. Mazin A. Gadir

Dr. Mazin A. Gadir

Senior Consultant, Project Management Office

Dubai Health Authority, UAE

Dr. Mazin Gadir is the Senior Consultant and Advisor at The Executive Office for Organizational Transformation, Dubai Health Authority with responsibility for Health strategy development, implementation, execution and Transformation.

Prior to joining Dubai Health Authority, Dr Mazin Gadir worked in Healthcare Transfomation Strategy and Digital Health Innovation at several companies, including Pricewaterhouse Coopers PwC, Abu Dhabi Healthcare Services Co. SEHA and Cerner Limited accumulating 18 years of experience in the field of Healthcare, innovation and transformation. Notable is his 18 years as a management consultant his depth of experience covered many global organizations in the UK, France, UAE, KSA, GCC, Australia, India and the USA.

Dr Mazin Gadir received his PhD in Quantum Electronics and Nanotechnology in Medical Diagnostics from The University of Leeds in the UK in 2005. He also obtained his MSc in Management and Business Administration and BEng in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the same university.


His professional interests focus on Digital Health Innovation, Health Informatics workflow optimization, eHealth Regulatory Framework and Compliance, Health Information Systems/Health Information Exchange, Digital Maturity and Accreditation according to International Standards, Project and Change Management experience in Healthcare IT Transformation Programs, and his current projects include Organizational Development and Strategy Consultancy, stakeholder engagement and knowledge management & skills in the areas of: Strategy Development, Organizational Development & Design, Corporate Policy Development, Human Capital Development, Business Process Re0engineering, change enablement and Organizational Excellence. In addition, he serves as (eHealth Advisory) for Health Innovation Advisory, and is a member of Health Information Management Systems Society and Project Management Institute. Dr Mazin Gadir was recently honored with the (PMI Volunteer of the year for his contributions to the Innovation in Project Management.

Mervat Mansour

Mervat Mansour

Director of Quality and Patient Safety

Al Zahra Hospital, UAE
Dr. Mecit Can Emre Simsekler

Dr. Mecit Can Emre Simsekler

Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Khalifa University, UAE

Dr. Mecit Can Emre Simsekler is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Khalifa University of Science & Technology. He is also an Honorary Research Associate at the UCL School of Management, and a Visiting Scholar at Boston Children’s Hospital (Teaching Hospital of Harvard Medical School).

Dr Simsekler obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 2015. In his PhD, he developed a systems-based risk identification framework applied for patient safety and quality improvement. During his PhD, he was a visiting researcher in the Center for Medical System Innovation at the University of Tokyo in Summer 2012, and in the Center for Patient Safety and Quality Research at Boston Children’s Hospital in Summer 2014. After completing his PhD, he worked as a Research Associate at the UCL School of Management between 2015 and 2016.

Dr Simsekler has an extensive research on healthcare operations, lean, risk management, systems thinking and patient safety. He is interested in investigating the impact of healthcare process design on efficiency, safety and quality. Leveraging principles from operations management and systems thinking, he particularly examines operational failures and safety risks to help drive transformational system improvement and innovation in healthcare.

Dr. Omniyat Al Hajri

Dr. Omniyat Al Hajri

Director, Public Health Division

Department of Health Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Mohaymen Abdelghany

Dr. Mohaymen Abdelghany

Chief Executive Officer

Al Zahra Hospital Dubai, UAE
Dr. Samer Ellahham

Dr. Samer Ellahham

Chairman, International Patient Flow Congress; Middle East Chair, Patient Safety Movement; Cardiology Consultant, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic Caregiver

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Tawfik A. M. Khoja

Dr. Tawfik A. M. Khoja

Professor of Public Health, Imperial College of London and Secretary General

Arab Hospital Federation, KSA