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Dr. Najiba M Abdulrazzaq
Consultant Internist
Head of Medical Dept.
Al Kuwait Hospital Dubai
Head of Central IPC Committee, MOHAP
National AMR Committee Co-Chair
Dubai, UAE

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It gives me great pleasure to invite you to the 4th UAE International Virtual Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance (ICAMR), which will be held on two consecutive Saturdays 27 March, 2021, from 2PM to 8PM (GMT+4:00) United Arab Emirates.
In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic global situation, the ICAMR organizing committee has closely monitored the impact of the outbreak to ensures that we do not compromise the health of our delegates which is our number one priority. This year’s conference will be done via virtual meeting. We will broadcast speakers’ live presentations from HQ in Dubai and delegates can attend digitally from anywhere around the globe.
ICAMR 2021 promises you an enriching scientific and educational gathering, which will shed light on the latest advances in research and practice through presentations and interactive discussions with a current, in-depth quality scientific contents in the field of Antimicrobial Resistance. The conference is organized by the National Committee of AMR in UAE.
We believe that the conference will provide an exceptional opportunity for everyone to share and acquire knowledge and experience on a wide spectrum of topics that are related to microbiology, infectious disease, infection control, and antimicrobial stewardship in addition to an opportunity to meet and rub shoulders with the experts in the field and innovative educators.
We look forward to welcoming you to ICAMR 2021.
Sincerely,

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2021 In Collaboration

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Scientific & Organizing Committee

Dr. Najiba M Abdulrazzaq
Consultant Internist
Head of Medical Dept.
Al Kuwait Hospital Dubai
Head of Central IPC Committee, MOHAP
National AMR Committee Co-Chair
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Zulfa Al Deesi
Consultant Microbiologist
Head of the Pathology Dept.
Head of Microbiology & Infection Control unit
Latifa Hospital for Women & Children
Head of TB central lab, RH,DHA
Dubai, UAE

Ms. Khuloud Bin Rafeea
Senior Clinical Pharmacist
Pharmacy (Dep) – Pharmacy (Div)
Tawam Hospital
Al Ain, UAE

Dr. Ashraf El Houfi
Chairman of the Infection Control-
Committee Dubai Hospital
Consultant ICU
Dubai Hospital
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Rania El-Lababidi
Pharm.D, EMHA,
BCPS (AQ-ID), AAHIVP
Senior Manager, Pharmacy Education and Training;
Co-Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Department of Pharmacy Services
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Prof. Hala Fouad Ismail
Consultant Microbiology & Immunology
Al Qassimi Hospital
Sharjah, UAE

Ms. Abeer Rajeh, RN-BSN
Head of Preventive & Control of Infection Dept.
Al Qassimi Hospital
Ministry of Health and Prevention
Sharjah, UAE

Dr. Jens Thomsen
Consultant Clinical Microbiology
Chair, UAE National Sub-Committee for
Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance
Section Head, Environmental Health
Occupational and Environmental Health Dept.
Abu Dhabi Public Health Center (ADPHC)
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Najiba M. Abdulrazzaq, MD
Consultant Internist,
Head of Medical Dept.,
Al Kuwait Hospital Dubai
Head of Central IPC Committee, MOHAP
National AMR Committee Co-Chair
Dubai, UAE

Majid Al Shamrani, MD
Adult Infectious Diseases
Executive Director,
Infection Prevention & Control Program,
Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs
King Abdulaziz Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Bassim Zayed, MD
Antimicrobial Resistance &
Infection Prevention and Control
Working with World Health Organization (WHO)
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO)
Cairo, Egypt – WHO

Walid Abuhammour, PhD
MD, EMBA, CBIC, FAAP, FIDSA
Head, Pediatric Infectious Disease Dept.,
Infection Control Program & Chair,
Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Al Jalila Children’s Speciality Hospital
Dubai, UAE

Jens Thomsen, MD, MPH
Consultant Clinical Microbiology
Chair, UAE National Sub-Committee for
Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance
Section Head, Environmental Health
Occupational and Environmental Health Dept.
Abu Dhabi Public Health Center (ADPHC)
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Nehad Al Shirawi, MD
MD, MRCP UK, EDIC, Saudi Fellowship in ICU
Consultant ICU & Pulmonologist
Chair – National UAE antimicrobial Stewardship Committee
Al Qassimi Hospital
Sharjah, UAE

Husain Alawadhi, MD
Infectious in ICU,
Ventilator Wearing &
Patient Safety in ICU,
American Board of Infectious disease &
Critical care,
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Souha S. Kanj, PhD
MD, FACP, FIDSA, FRCP, FECMM, FESCMI
Head, Division of Infectious Diseases
Dept. of Internal Medicine
Chair, Infection Control & Prevention Program
Co-Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
American University of Beirut Medical Center
Consultant Professor, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Beirut, Lebanon

Abeer Rajeh, RN-BSN
Head of Preventive & Control of Infection Dept.
Al Qassimi Hospital
Ministry of Health and Prevention
Sharjah, UAE

John Stelling, MD
Co-Director,
WHO Collaborating Centre for
Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, United States

Stefan Weber, MD, MS
Consultant Immunologist & Microbiologist
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Rania El-Lababidi, MD
Pharm.D, EMHA,
BCPS (AQ-ID), AAHIVP
Senior Manager, Pharmacy Education and Training;
Co-Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Department of Pharmacy Services
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Luke Moore, MD
Consultant Infectious Diseases,
Microbiology & Virology,
Chelsea & Westminster NHS FT.
Consultant Medical Microbiology,
North West London, UK


Ali Omrani, MD
FRCP, FRCPath
Senior Consultant Adult Infectious Disease
Hamad Medical Corporation
Doha, Qatar

Shereena Al Mazrouei, MD
Department manager Health promotion and
Public health programs
Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre,
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Rupa Murthy Varghese, PhD
Specialist, Virology Laboratory,
Microbiology & Infection Control Unit
Latifa Women and Children Hospital
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Deemah Khalil Harb, MD
Senior Specialist Internal Medicine (SSR)
Medical Obstetric Unit
Antibiotic Stewardship Program Committee (ASP)
Prevention & Control of Infection Committee (PCI)
Mortality & Morbidity Committee (M&M)
Obstetrics & gynecology Department – LWCH
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Elias Tannous
BSN-MBA-CIC
Founder – Arab Countries Infection-
Control Network (AcicN).
Sr. Infection Control Specialist
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Jens Thomsen, MD, MPH
Consultant Clinical Microbiology
Chair, UAE National Sub-Committee for
Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance
Section Head, Environmental Health
Occupational and Environmental Health Dept.
Abu Dhabi Public Health Center (ADPHC)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Emmanuel Nsutebu, MD
Consultant and Chair of Infectious Diseases
Medical Director – Office of Access Management
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City
Abu Dhabi, UAE

 

Souha S. Kanj, PhD
MD, FACP, FIDSA, FRCP, FECMM, FESCMI
Head, Division of Infectious Diseases
Dept. of Internal Medicine
Chair, Infection Control & Prevention Program
Co-Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
American University of Beirut Medical Center
Consultant Professor, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Beirut, Lebanon

Zulfa Al Deesi, MD
Consultant Microbiologist
Head of the Pathology Dept.
Head of Microbiology & Infection Control unit
Latifa Hospital for Women & Children
Head of TB central lab, RH, DHA
Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Musaab Al Ramsi, MD
MBBS, FAAP, ABP
Consultant Pediatric Intensivist
Division Chief, PICU
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Jameela Al Salman, MD
CBIC, CMQ, American Board in
Internal Medicine, Geriatric and
Infectious Diseases; Chairperson of
National Antibiotic Committee,
Associate Professor (AGU),
Kingdom of Bahrain

 

Rana Al Nabulsi, PhD
FACHE, MSc, CPHQ, Consultant,
Head of Quality Assurance Unit
Development & Follow-up Section
Pathology & Genetics Department, DHA,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

Ahmad Abou Tayoun, MD
Director of the Genomics Center
at Al Jalila Children’s,
Associate Prof. of Genetics at
Mohammed Bin Rashid University of
Medicine & Health Sciences
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Scientific Program
Learn about the schedule, topics and workshops of ICAMR conference.

Conference Main Topics

  • UAE Public health response to COVID-19
  • COVID-19 PCR and its challenges
  • COVID-19 experience in Pregnancy
  • 2020 Impacts on HAI and AMR: Preventing Infections with Agility
  • Cumulative Antibiograms: Basics and Pitfalls
  • Rapid diagnostics in Antibiotic Stewardship program
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship: Shorter is Better
  • Importance of proper sample collection in the diagnosis of infections
  • COVID19 in paediatric ICU
  • Overview on COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Immunology and Antibody Response to COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Genomic epidemiology of COVID-19 in Dubai and the UAE

Target Specialities

  • Infection disease physicians
  • Internal medicine physicians
  • Microbiologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Infection control practitioners
  • Critical care physicians
  • Lab technicians
  • Quality officers
  • Public health officers
  • Internal Medicine Specialists
  • Family and Primary Care Physicians
  • Medical Informatics
  • Nursing
  • Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
  • Researchers
  • Biomedical Engineers
  • Hospital and Corporate Administrators and Executives

Learning Objectives

  • Antibiotic point prevalence in UAE
  • AMR Surveillance in UAE
  • IPC in the context of COVID-19
  • Singapore experience in COVID-19
  • ASP from guidelines to bedside
  • Why ASP Fails?
  • Antibiogram for clinicians
  • One Health for All: U.S. Strategies to Collaborate and Combat Antibiotic-Resistance
  • Epidemiology and infection control of C. auris in the US.
  • COVID-19 and Antibiotics: Lessons and Best Practices
  • Lessons learned from COVID-19- Case studies
  • Infection control in ICU
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