UAE ID Week 2021

21-23 October 2021 2021| UAE Time Zone

About the Event

The UAE ID Week is the premier Infectious Diseases Conference in the Middle East. In Its 5th version, the conference will welcome- physically and virtually- top notch experts and clinicians in the field of Infectious Diseases to discuss latest guidelines and updates and to follow up on recent pandemic scientific findings. It is designed to provide healthcare professionals involved in infectious diseases with up-to-date and evidence-based clinical data to highlight key solutions to the latest challenges.

This congress will feature interactive lectures, clinical case discussions, polls and Q/A sessions in a hybrid format (virtually and face to face ) to provide a comprehensive review of current issues and recent advances in selected ID topics, including: COVID-19 pandemic updates, latest Paediatric and Adult immunization guidelines, infectious diseases diagnostics, HIV, emerging infections, Antimicrobial stewardship programs, Infection prevention and Control and other topics

Who Should Attend?

Physicians and other healthcare professionals and policy makers from the following specialties:

  • Infectious diseases
  • Critical Care
  • Microbiology, Bacteriology, Virology, Pathology
  • Infection control
  • Gastroenterology
  • Epidemiology
  • Internal medicine, General practitioners
  • Paediatrics
  • Pharmacy
  • Family Medicine Practitioners
  • Public health

Scientific Committee Members

Ágnes Sonnevend

Associate Professor, University of Pécs Medical School, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Hungary

Dirar Abdullah

Chair of Medicine and Consultant Internal Medicine, Prime Hospital Dubai, UAE

Emmanuel Nsutebu

Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician, Chief of Infectious Diseases, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, UAE

Eskild Petersen

Specialist of Infectious Diseases, Professor, Aarhus University, Institute for Clinical Medicine, Denmark

Jameela Al Salman

Infectious Disease Consultant, Ministry of Health, Bahrain

Nada Hassan Al Marzooqi

Consultant Community Medicine, Director of Public Health and Prevention Department, Ministry of Health and Prevention, UAE

Omar Alzomor

Consultant, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, King Saud Medical City, KSA

Stefan Weber

Consultant Microbiology, Union71, UAE

Speaker Faculty

Abdullah Alakhras

Internal Medicine Resident, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, UAE

Ahmad Subhi

Infectious Diseases Consultant, Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, UAE

Ahmed Wasfy

Senior Product Manager - Molecular Diagnostics, RDME, UAE

Ali Omrani

Senior Consultant Infectious Diseases, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

Adel Al Sayyad,

Chief of Disease Control Section, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Bahrain

Ahmed Hakawi,

General Directorate of Infectious Diseases Control, Ministry of Health, KSA

Aqeel Saleem,

American board in Infectious Diseases, Consultant Infectious Diseases, Tawam Hospital, UAE

Badreyya Al Harmi,

Consultant in Public Health from the UAE, Vice President, Emirates Public Health Association, UAE

Christine Ginocchio

Retired Professor of Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine, Northwell, New York, USA

Dionyslos Neofytos

Division of Infectious disease, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland

Dirar Abdullah,

Consultant Internal Medicine, Chair of Medicine& ASP, Prime Hospital, UAE

Eiman Mokaddas,

Professor of Clinical Microbiology, Microbiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait

Emmanuel Nsutebu,

Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician, Chief of Infectious Diseases, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, UAE

Eskild Petersen,

Specialist of Infectious Diseases, DMSc, DTM&H, MBA, Professor, Aarhus University, Institute for Clinical Medicine, Denmark

H.E. Farida Al Hosani,

Executive Director of Infection Diseases Sector, Abu Dhabi Public Health Center, Official Spokesperson for Health Sector in the UAE

Hafiz Ahmad

Assistant Professor & Clinical Microbiologist, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, RAK College of Medical Sciences, RAK Medical & Health Sciences University, Head Molecular Division (COVID & NGS lab) RAK Hospital, UAE

Faryal Khamis,

Senior Consultant Infectious Diseases, Royal Hospital, Oman

George Zhanel

Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology/Infectious Diseases, Director - Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Alliance (CARA), Max Rady College of Medicine,University of Manitoba , Canada

Jameela Al Salman

Infectious Disease Consultant, Salmaniya Medical Complex Government Hospital, Bahrain

Jehad Saleh Abdallah,

Head of Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, SEHA, ID Consultant, SKMC/Al Rahba Hospital, UAE

Jinan Shamseddine

Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Pharmacist, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, UAE

Katherine Soreng

Global Director of Clinical Education, Siemens Healthineers

Laila Al Jasmi

Head of Immunization Section, Public Health and Prevention Dept. Public Health Sector, Ministry of Health & Prevention, UAE

Madonna Matar,

President of the Lebanese Society for Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Lebanon

Mariam Al Mulla

Manager, Communicable Diseases Department, Abu Dhabi Public Health Center, UAE

Mohamed Badi Hassan

Head of Surveillance and Response, Ministry of Health and Prevention, UAE

Mohammad Almoussawi

Consultant Internal Medicine, Dar Alshifaa Hospital, Kuwait

Nada Hassan Al Marzooqi

Consultant Community Medicine, Director of Public Health and Prevention Department, Ministry of Health and Prevention, UAE

Nadia Qassim Bastaki,

Vice President of Medical services and CSR Strategy, Etihad Airways, UAE

Nawal Ahmed Mohamed Al Kaabi

Paediatric Infectious Diseases Consultant, Chief Medical Officer, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, UAE

Norbert Nowotny

Professor of Virology, Institute of Virology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria; College of Medicine, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE

Omar Alzomor

Consultant, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, King Saud Medical City, KSA

Raef Gouhar

Respiratory & COVID Therapeutics Lead, GlaxoSmithKline, Gulf Countries

Rajeeb Debray

Regional Medical Director (Infectious Diseases), Abbott, E Europe, CIS, Middle East, Russia

Ramesh Shankar Ganeshan

Specialist Infectious Diseases, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, UAE

Stefan Weber

Consultant Microbiology, Union71, UAE

Susanna Esposito

Full Professor of Pediatrics, University of Parma, Italy

Zahir Babiker

Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City in partnership with Mayo Clinic, UAE

Ahmed AlHammadi

Consultant, Infectious Diseases
Tawam Hospital, SEHA, Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, UAE

Alp Dogu

Global Medical Product Lead, Sanofi Pasteur, UAE

Alireza Mafi

Global Medical Expert: Influenza, Sanofi Pasteur, UAE

Ben Simone

MD, FFPH EMEA Medical Affairs Scientific Engagement Director, Vaccines, Janssen

Nehad Shirawi

Consultant Intensive Care Unit, Chair of the National Antibiotic Stewardship Program, Co-Chair of Antibiotic Stewardship team, Al Qassimi Hospital, UAE

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