Arab Health Biomedical Engineering Overview

September 20, 2017


The Biomedical Engineering conference, taking place on Sunday 29th January at the Arab Health Congress 2018, brings to you a carefully designed programme that will address the challenges and opportunities facing those in the biomedical engineering field.

Who should attend:

  • Biomedical Engineers
  • Heads of Biomedical Engineering
  • Clinical Engineers
  • Medical Equipment Planners

Expertise will be shared by renowned keynote speakers, all the way from Italy; Dr Paolo Dario, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Director of the BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), and Dr Michael Friebe, Professor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Medical Engineering, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität coming from Magdeburg, Germany.

In addition, our other handpicked speakers will be showcasing first hand their own experiences focusing on:

  • Leadership tactics
  • Improving imaging diagnostics through the use of medical devices
  • Effective implementation and utilisation of biomedical systems management
  • Healthcare informatics
  • The regulation and assessment of medical devices

At the centre of our programme is the overarching theme of ‘Enhancing clinical outcomes through biomedical engineering and technology’ ensuring that all delegates practically take away the latest techniques and methods to implement as best practice within their own healthcare institutions.

Upon attending the event participants will able to:

  • Identify challenges associated with leadership within biomedical engineering institutions, helping attendees recognize strategies that can improve their management skills
  • Appraise the potential for healthcare informatics to improve the quality and safety of patient care
  • Describe the latest in state of the art medical devices and imaging technologies, to better enhance their biomedical engineering knowledge and ultimately to improve the efficacy of their medical institutions and laboratories
  • Review the latest guidelines for medical device regulation and assessment, from a regional and international perspective, to ensure appropriate conduct is upheld when concerning medical devices
  • Explore the role of biomedical systems management, to enhance the efficiency of institutions that utilize biomedical engineering facilities
  • Understanding the roles between biomedical engineers and clinicians in the use of medical imaging devices to improve patience outcomes

FACULTY:

Conference Co-Chairs:

Dr Hasan Al-Nashash, Director of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Dr Tim McGloughlin, Chair, Biomedical Engineering, Khalifa University, Dubai, UAE

Speaker Faculty:

Dr Abdulrahim Shamayleh, Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Professor Ahmed Albarrak, Professor and Chairman, Medical Informatics, College of Medicine, Chairman, Health Informatics Research Chair, Former Dean, Health Sciences College, Vice Rector for Quality, Planning, and Development, King Saud University, Saudi Electronic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Dr Ahsan Habib Khandoker, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr Ali Kareen Obaidli, Group Chief Academic Affairs Officer, SEHA, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Mr Amer Omar Salha, Director of Medical Equipment and Planning, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE
Dr Florian Roser, M.D, Chief, Department of Neurosurgery, Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr Hasan Mir, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Mr Malek El Husseini, Chief Executive Officer, Byrne Medical Equipment Rental LLC, Dubai, UAE
Dr Michael Friebe, Professor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Medical Engineering, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität, Magdeburg, Germany
Dr Nazeeh Alothmany, Vice President Executive Director Medical Devices, Assistant Professor of Electrical/Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, SFDA, King Abdul Aziz University, Riyadh, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Dr Osama El Hassan, Head of e-Health, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE
Dr Paolo Dario, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Director of the BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), Pisa, Italy
Mr Riad M Mahfouz, Managing Consultant, Vital Quadro Consultancy, Dubai, UAE
Mr Sundarama Ramnath, Principal Consultant, ECRI Institute-Integra FZC, Dubai, UAE
Dr Tim McGloughlin, Chair, Biomedical Engineering, Khalifa University, Dubai, UAE

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