Infection Prevention and Control2017 KSA



Discover emerging issues: Stay ahead of industry infection prevention hot topics, discuss the newest and efficient evidence-based practices and learn how to prevent problems before they become unmanageable. Major topics covered: multidrug-resistant organisms, antimicrobial resistance, practical applications to manage infection control and medication management in facilities, innovations in infection prevention, outbreak management,

Experience the latest tools and technology. Explore the leading edge of science and technology in the exhibit hall. Browse the exhibition, learn about scientific advances in equipment and devices, and experience hands-on demonstrations of the latest technology.

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Conference Program
Location: Main Lobby
Location: Hall 2 Exhibition Area (Please ask a member of staff for prayer rooms)
Location: Hall 2 Exhibition Area
Conference Speakers
Learn about the speakers of the Infection Prevention & Control 2017 KSA conference.
Professor of Medicine, Alfaisal University Consultant, Infectious Diseases, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center Director General of the General Directorate of Infection Prevention and Control (GDIPC), Ministry of Health, Riyadh, KSA   Dr Hail Alabdely became General Director, General Directorate of Infection Prevention and Control, MOH, KSA in January 2015.   Previous to this Dr...
System Director of Infection Prevention, Dignity Health, USA   Roy Boukidjian is System Director of Infection Prevention at Dignity Health in San Francisco, California. Roy has Board Certifications in Infection Control, Public Health and Nurse Executive with a Masters in Nursing Leadership from California State, Fullerton. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the...
Consultant, Infectious Diseases, King Fahad Medical City, Director General, General Directorate of Infectious Diseases Control, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, KSA   Ahmed Mohammed Hakawi is currently Deputy, General Director of Infection Prevention and Control Directorate, MOH. Prior to taking up this position Dr Hakawi was Director, Infection Control and Environmental Health Administration, KFMC and Consultant...
Infection Control Consultant, MOH Infection Control CBAHI Surveyor Infection Prevention Control Director KKH, KSA   Dr Nahla is the Chapter Leader for Infection Control at the Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institution in Riyadh.   Her qualifications include a Bachelor degree of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Excellent with Honor from the Faculty of Medicine,...
APIC Secretary and Lead Infection Preventionist, Madison VA Hospital, Madison, USA   Linda is currently the lead infection preventionist at the Madison VA Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Linda has practiced nursing for 28 years including service in the Army Nurse Corps. She has practiced infection control for 20 years within VA hospitals in two different...
Consultant Intensive Care Unit & Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist, Expert panel member with The Saudi Center for Evidence-Based Health Care, MOH, Saudi Arabia   Dr Mustafa Salma Alkhalaf PHD is a highly respected expert on Infection Prevention and Control, recognised by the fact that he has served on the International Advisory panel for “Achieve of...
Infection Control Director, Al-Moosa Specialist Hospital, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia   Bassel Molaeb is the Director of the Infection Control and Prevention Department at Al-Moosa Specialist Hospital in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is an infection preventionist, board certified in infection prevention and control (CIC®), with 9 years of experience. He earned his Master of...
Consultant Healthcare Environment Infection Prevention, UK   Michael is an independent consultant specialising in validation and implementation of healthcare hygiene technology, environmental Infection prevention and integration with patient safety quality improvement initiatives.   Background in design and Healthcare International marketing, visual communications and training.   Michael Joined UCLH Infection Directorate in 2004 as Project manager...
Consultant Intensivist & Infectious disease, King Fahad Hospital of the University, Imam, Bahrain   Dr. Tariq AlMusawi is an American trained and American Board certified physician in internal medicine, infectious disease and critical care medicine. Additionally, he obtained the masters of Science in Healthcare Administration from the Warren National University, Wyoming, USA. Currently, he is practicing...
Head of Adult Infectious Diseases Physician and Deputy Chairman of the Department of Medicine at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, KSA   Dr Omrani is Head of Adult Infectious Diseases Physician and Deputy Chairman of the Department of Medicine at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, an internationally renowned center of excellence...
Infection Control Officer, Cleveland Clinic- Abu Dhabi, Founder Arab Countries Infection Control Network, Abu Dhabi UAE   Elias is a graduate of Saint Joseph University of Beirut, holds degrees in nursing from Lebanon and from France, an MBA from the UK and certified board in infection control from the US. Coordinated and facilitated loads of IC...
Clinical Lead and Programme Manager, Antimicrobial Resistance and Sepsis. Health Education England, UK   Mohamed is the Clinical Lead and Programme Manager for Antimicrobial Resistance and Sepsis at Health Education England. He is a clinical pharmacist by background with in-depth experiences of antimicrobial stewardship practices in a variety of clinical settings  
Clinical Care Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi UAE   Dr. Janise Phillips is a Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Specialist. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2010 from Florida A&M University in the United States. She subsequently completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia and a PGY2 Critical Care...
Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Epidemiologist, American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC), Lebanon   Dr. Kanafani pursued her MD and residency training in Internal Medicine at AUBMC. She then pursued a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology. In 2004, she started her fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Duke...
Consultant Pediatric Infectious Diseases, King Abdulaziz Hospital for National Guard, Al-Ahsa, KSA   Dr. Zainab is a Consultant Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the King Abdulaziz hospital for national guard ,  AlHasa, Saudi Arabia.  Dr. Almoosa obtained her MBBS from King Faisal University,  Dammam in 2007. She completed her pediatric residency at KAH, alhasa ,Saudi Arabia and...
Professor and Head of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Director, Center for Infectious Diseases Research, American University of Beirut, Lebanon   After graduating from the American University of Beirut (AUB), Dr. Dbaibo trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Duke University in North Carolina, USA and became American Board-certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. After...
Director of the CanMEDS Collaborating Center, King Saudi bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, KSA   Dr. Esam is a Consultant Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC) and Director of the CanMEDS Collaborating Center at the King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS), Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs, Riyadh,...
Chief, Central & Western Regions, Management Population Health Division at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) KSA   Dr. Shalabi is a Physician Manager, Utilization Management Head, Care Management Division, at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH), a joint venture initiated in 2014. He joined Jordan University in Amman-Jordan Medical College in autumn 1977 and graduated with an...
Chief of Quality Improvement, Alameda Healthcare, JCI Independent Consultant, Egypt   Mr. Rizk has more than 45 years of work experience in the health care field gained through his former appointments in various leadership positions in Lebanon and the Middle East. Mr. Rizk led the accreditation activities to meet the prevailing hospital standards including the...
Dr. Ayman Elgammal is an Infectious Disease Consultant & Director of Infection Prevention & Control Department  at King Abdulaziz Hospital, National Guard Health Affairs in Al-Ahsa, KSA. Dr. Ayman is also a clinical lecturer of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. Dr. Ayman has an extensive experience and...
Who Will Attend

We will welcome infection control experts and representatives from the following departments:

  • Members of the Infection Control Team
  • Department of Medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Surgery
  • Operating Room (OR)
  • Intensive Care Units (MICU, SICU, NICU)
  • Microbiology Unit
  • Nursing Department
  • Pharmacy – Quality Assurance
  • Other members with special interests

We will be inviting delegates to attend from across all areas of the healthcare sector, including the following positions:

  • Supervisors
  • Deputy Supervisors
  • Infection Control Committee
  • Directors of Infection Control
  • Professors & Consultants in Microbiology
  • Microbiologists
  • Chairman Family Medicine
  • Chairman ICU
  • NICU, Head
  • Anaesthesia Dept
  • Pharmacy Dept
  • Coordinators
  • Epidemiologists
  • ICD Residents
  • Quality Management Specialists
  • IC Head Nurses
  • IC Nurses
  • Public Health Specialists
  • Practitioners
  • Hospital Management Experts
  • Surgeons
Conference Venue
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Travel, Accomodation & Things to do in Al Ahsa


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Al Ahsa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

It is the tenderness of its palm trees, the sweetness of its water, the marvel of beauty, the line of time in which its pages are golden lines, and the present is sung by the sweetest melodies. It is the largest desert oasis in the world. Located in the eastern part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with an area of ​​530 thousand km², it is located between two major cities, Riyadh and Dammam. The governorate is also linked to the GCC. The region’s topography ranges from mountainous highlands to wetlands, Al-Ahsa with fertile agricultural soil made it one of the largest palm oases in the world. Al-Ahsa has a continental climate. It is hot in the cold summers of winter. Rain often falls in the autumn in varying amounts. The weather in winter is exquisite and is the best time to visit the province to enjoy it.


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VALID UNTIL THE 30TH NOVEMBER 2017 2 DAY 6th & 7th December 2017

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