MedEdDXB 2017


Mar 2 - 3, 2017

Stemming from its resolve to enhance awareness of the role of simulation in enhancing patient safety, Dubai Healthcare City’s Education sector led a series of impactful events that connected more than 600 industry experts, academicians and healthcare professionals representing 25 countries around the Globe. The inaugural event took place in 2014 with the organization of UAE’s first Clinical Simulation Conference endorsed by the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM). Building on the success of the inaugural conference two additional conferences were successfully organized in 2015 and 2016. The conference agendas have helped advance the understanding of the role of simulation in healthcare through case studies demonstrating the link between simulation-based medical education and better evaluation and treatment techniques.

 The exciting journey of innovation and discovery in the field of medical simulation continues under the auspices of Dubai Healthcare City’s first medical university – Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU). The inauguration of Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences presented an opportunity to widen the remit of the conference to focus more widely on Medical Education including clinical simulation.

We are therefore looking forward to welcome you to our 1st UAE International Medical Education Conference in Dubai (#MedEdDXB).

The conference will be held from 2nd-3rd March 2017 at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences in Dubai Healthcare City.

The theme of the 2017 Conference is “Health Professions Education in an Interconnected World.” As with the previous conferences, renowned international speakers and experts will be present. The Conference will host relevant topics in Learner Centered Education, Professionalism in Medical Education, Patient Safety and Clinical Simulation, Technology Enhanced Learning and Patient & Community Involvement. In addition, it aims to be an engaging event for constructive industry dialogue.

The Conference reflects Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences’ focus on healthcare education and innovation. It reaffirms the university’s approach to collaborate with strategic international healthcare players and institutions. And above all, it strengthens Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences’ goal to increase the delivery of high quality healthcare in the UAE and the region.

With your participation, we can identify gaps, address needs and share knowledge so that excellence can be encouraged within the area of healthcare education.

We look forward to welcoming you in March 2017 at the 1stInternational Medical Education Conference in Dubai.


Dr. Amer Ahmad Sharif
Vice Chancellor, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences
Chief Executive Officer, Education Sector, Dubai Healthcare City Authority

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Ayman Abdo

PHYSICIAN, Saudi Commission for Health Specialties

Bio: Dr Ayman Abdo is Professor and Vice Dean for Postgraduate Studies and Research, Executive Director of Academic Affairs. He is heavily involved in teaching interns rotating through the gastroenterology unit, rotating Internal Medicine residents, and gastroenterology fellows. He has published articles in various journals.

Brian Hodges

Professor, University of Toronto

Bio: Brian D. Hodges MD, PhD, FRCPC is Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Education (OISE/UT) at the University of Toronto; the Richard and Elizabeth Currie Chair in Health Professions Education Research at the Wilson Centre for Research in Education and Executive Vice President Education at the University Health Network (Toronto General, Toronto Western Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab Hospitals). He leads the AMS Phoenix Project: A Call to Caring, an initiative to rebalance the technical and compassionate dimensions of healthcare.

Dave Davis

PHYSICIAN, University of Toronto, Medical Education, Mohamed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Bio: Dave Davis, MD, is the Senior Director, Continuing Education and Performance Improvement at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Prior to this role, Dave was a family physician in Ontario, Canada for nearly forty years. For much of that time, he was active in ‘CME” as: chairman of an all-staff inter-professional CE program at a community hospital; director of Continuing Medical Education and subsequently chair of continuing education at McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences; associate dean, continuing education, and founding director of the Knowledge Translation (Implementation Science) Program in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; and chairman of Ontario’s Guidelines Advisory Committee. This last role allowed Dave the opportunity to explore and test models of clinical practice guideline development, adaptation and implementation of best evidence on a province-wide basis. Dave has also developed an innovative comprehensive competency assessment program for the provincial licensing body, and helped create a center for faculty development and a Mini-Med School at the University of Toronto. Emphasizing evaluation of educational activities using a rigorous outcomes-testing approach, he has acted as PI, Co-PI or investigator on grants totaling several million dollars. This emphasis has seen the publication of 125 peer-reviewed papers, in addition to dozens of abstracts, book chapters, two major books on CME practices, and presentations on four continents. His (and colleagues’) 1995 JAMA systematic review of the effect of CME interventions is widely cited as a seminal study in this field. Finally, Dave has been chair or president of national or provincial Canadian organizations, two North American organizations (the Alliance for CME and the Society for Academic CME) and the Guidelines International Network, a global organization dedicated to the development and implementation of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. His current role in the AAMC permits him to opportunity to work with individuals, associations, groups and academic medical centers to create scholarly, integrated models of effective, performance-based continuing education.

Iman Nuwayhid

PHYSICIAN, American University of Beirut

Bio: man Nuwayhid is a Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon. He received his MD from AUB and his MPH and DrPH in Occupational Health from The Johns Hopkins University. He is American Board Certified in Occupational Medicine. He is a member of the editorial board of “International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health” and an elected fellow to the Collegium Ramazzini (since 2004). He was inducted into the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars in 2012. He is a co-editor of the landmark book on “Public Health in the Arab World” published by Cambridge University Press in March 2012. Nuwayhid is a strong believer in interdisciplinary and community-based research and has successfully bridged his three areas of specialization in medicine, general public health, and environmental and occupational health. His research interests include ecosystem approach to human health (Ecohealth), environmental determinants of health, and occupational health with a focus on working children.

Jean Ker

PHYSICIAN, University of Dundee

Bio: Jean founded the Scottish Clinical Skills Network in 2000. As part of the Scottish Clinical Skills Strategy, launched by the health minister, she was appointed in 2007 as National Clinical Lead in the development of the Scottish Clinical Skills and Simulation Managed Educational Network which has developed national evidence-based on line skills resources, a mobile skills facility which has trained over 5000 healthcare practitioners in remote and rural Scotland and provided seed-corn funding for over 30 R and D projects. Jean has had the opportunity to work in medical education and primary care development in Kazakhstan, Oman, Kuwait, Bangladesh, Moldova and Latvia on behalf of the World Health Organisation, British Council and University. She has over 100 peer reviewed publications book chapters and online resources and is on the national and international editorial boards for peer reviewed journals on simulation and medical education. She was appointed to the GMC Advisory Board for Assessment in 2015. She developed a medical education PhD programme and introduced a Masters in Simulation Based Education for Safe Clinical Practice as part of faculty development in 2014. Jean has been an invited speaker at over 35 national and international conferences and has raised over £8M in R&D in the last 12 years. This has involved collaborative projects with European and other UK Higher Education Institutes. She has been recognised at both UK and University level with awards for her teaching and scholarship. Jean received an ASME Travelling Fellowship to the USA in 2012 and was awarded the prestigious Chancellor’s Award for Contribution to Teaching at the University of Dundee in 2014. She was appointed to the international AMEE ASPIRE in Simulation Panel in 2016 and was invited to be a member of the expert reference group for the UK Medical Licensing Assessment in 2016.

Ken Masters

Assistant Professor, Medical Informatics, Sultan Qaboos University

Bio: Ken Masters PhD FDE is Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics, in the Medical Education and Informatics Unit, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman. He has been involved in education for over 30 years, and in medical education for over 10 years. He serves on the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) e-Learning Committee. His research areas span both medical education and medical informatics, and he has more than 30 journal publications (including the AMEE Guide to e-learning in medical education and the AMEE Guide to mobile technologies in medical education), and more than 30 conference presentations. His overall guiding philosophy in technology-enhanced medical education is for the educational context, needs and goals to set the agenda, and for the technology to assist administrators and educators in meeting that agenda.

Linda Headrick

PHYSICIAN, University of Missouri School of Medicine

Bio: Linda A. Headrick, MD, MS, is Senior Associate Dean for Education and Helen Mae Spiese Professor in Medicine at the School of Medicine, University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. She leads a dean’s office team that supports medical education from pre-admissions through continuing medical education. In that role, she has enhanced the medical school’s internationally recognized curriculum by emphasizing quality improvement and teamwork. In 2013, those efforts were recognized by an AAMC Learning Health System Challenge Award. Dr. Headrick is a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Evaluation Committee and Chair of the AAMC’s Integrating Quality Steering Committee. In addition to numerous peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Headrick has co-authored two books: Enhancing the Professional Culture of Academic Health Science Centers: Educators’ Stories of Creating Enduring Change (2013) and Fundamentals of Health Care Improvement: A Guide to Improving Your Patients’ Care, Second Edition (2012).

Nuno Sousa

PHYSICIAN, University of Minho

Bio: Nuno Sousa (48 years-old, MD, PhD) is Full Professor at the School of Health Science, University of Minho. He is the Director of the Medical Degree at University of Minho. Nuno Sousa, together with a small group of other leaders, was able to create this highly respect medical school, one of the most well known and respected internationally, from scratch after he moved from U. Porto to U. Minho in 2001. Nuno Sousa serves at several medical education and medical assessment advisory boards (NBME, EuroBMA). He is a NeuroRadiologist. Presently, he is the Director of the Clinical Academic Center at Hospital de Braga. Nuno Sousa has published more than 250 peer-reviewed research articles and 15 reviews. Nuno Sousa’s papers have been cited more than 8000 times and his H-factor is 49. Nuno Sousa coordinates several national and international scientific projects, including work- packages in some European initiatives in the field of neuroscience. He has directly supervised 27 PhD students and currently supervises another 6 PhD students and 5 Post-Docs. In addition to academic merits, Nuno Sousa serves on several science policy and advisory board positions, and as an Ad hoc reviewer for various neuroscience journal and international funding organizations. He is Editor-in-Chief of Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience and Member of Editorial Board of Molecular Neurodegeneration.

Pascal McKeown

PHYSICIAN, Queen's University Belfast

Bio: Professor McKeown completed his undergraduate medical studies in 1984 and, following a period of full-time research, was awarded the Doctor of Medicine degree by Queen’s University in 1991. He undertook postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology in Northern Ireland, London, and Germany and was appointed to a clinical academic post at Queen’s University in 1998. His Research Fellowship in Germany was funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung and he worked at the Max Planck Institute in Bad Nauheim and the University Hospital in Frankfurt am Main. He completed a Master of Medical Science (Education for the Healthcare Professions) degree in 2003. In August 2011, he took up post as the Director of the Centre for Medical Education at Queen’s University Belfast. In this role he has overarching responsibility for the undergraduate medical curriculum and, since 2014, has been a member of the Academic Council at Queen’s University. He is a practising cardiologist with a clinical and research interest in inherited cardiac conditions. He has published > 70 peer-reviewed papers. He holds the Fellowships of the Royal College of Physicians of London and Edinburgh. He was awarded the Fellowship of the European Society of Cardiology in 2005 and the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators in 2009.

Ronald Harden

PHYSICIAN, University of Dundee

Bio: Professor Ronald Harden graduated from the medical school in Glasgow, UK. He completed training and practised as an endocrinologist before moving full time to medical education. He is Professor of Medical Education (Emeritus) University of Dundee and Professor of Medical Education, Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Editor of Medical Teacher and General Secretary and Treasurer of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE). Professor Harden was formerly Teaching Dean and Director of the Centre for Medical Education at the University of Dundee. Professor Harden is a world leader in medical education. He is committed to developing new approaches to curriculum planning, assessment and to teaching and learning. Ideas which he has pioneered include the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) which has been universally adopted as a standard approach to assessment of clinical competence, the spiral curriculum and the SPICES model for curriculum planning and models for outcome-based education. He has published more than 400 papers in leading journals. He is co-editor of A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers and the Routledge International Handbook of Medical Education and author of Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher and A Practical Guide to the OSCE. His contributions to excellence in medical education have attracted numerous awards including an honorary fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, Surgeons of Canada, the prestigious Hubbard Award by the National Board of Medical Examiners in the USA and recognition by the Kellogg Foundation for his contributions to medical education in South America. He was awarded by the Queen the OBE for his services to medical education. He was presented in Singapore in February 2006 with the ‘Mentoring, Innovation and Leadership in Education Scholarship’ (MILES) award for ‘outstanding contributions to the advancement of global medical education and academic medicine’. In 2006 Professor Harden was the winner of the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education (often considered as the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for medical education). The purpose of the prize is to recognise and stimulate high quality research in medical education in order to promote long-term improvements of educational practices in medical training. In 2009 he was awarded the ASME Richard Farrow Gold Medal, in recognition of the contributions he has made to medical education. In 2010 he was the recipient of the AMEE 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions to medical education and the work of the Association. In 2012 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Medical Education by the International Medical UniversityinMalaysiaandanHonoraryDoctorateinMedicineoftheUniversityofTampere,Finland. In November 2013 Professor Harden was awarded the Cura Personalis honour, the University of Georgetown’s highest award.”

Ahmed Alsuwaidi

PHYSICIAN, United Arab Emirates University

Ali Alobaidli

PHYSICIAN, SEHA - Abu Dhabi Health Services Company

Debadatta Panigrahi

PHYSICIAN, RAK Medical & Health Sciences University

Homero Rivas

PHYSICIAN, Stanford School of Medicine

Khalid Alswat

PHYSICIAN, King Saud University

Leon du Preez


Margaret Elzubeir

OTHER, United Arab Emirates University

Mohamad Alameddine

Director of Strategy & Institutional Excellence, MBRU

Mohamed Nasaif

PHYSICIAN, Ministry of Health & Prevention

Nathir Obeidat

PHYSICIAN, University of Jordan

Mutairu Ezimokhai

Provost, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Saleh Al Khusaiby

PHYSICIAN, Oman Medical College

Yousef Abdulrazzaq Al-Bastaki

PHYSICIAN, Dubai Health Authority

Sami Shaban

OTHER, United Arab Emirates University

Suleiman Al-Hammadi

Assistant Prof of Pediatrics, United Arab Emirates University

Deborah Gill


Graham McGeown


Mohammed Al Houqani

College of Medicine, UAE University

Sultan Alkaram


Dima Albdelmannan


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