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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 3rd UAE’s International Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance (ICAMR) 2020, which will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates 19th & 20th March 2020.

ICAMR 2020 promises you an enriching scientific and educational gathering, which will shed light on the latest advances in research and practice through presentations, workshops 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 2020.

2019 Committee & Faculty
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. Layla Al-Dabal
BSc, MD MSc (UK) FRCP (UK)
Consultant
Medical-Infectious Diseases
Rashid Hospital
Dubai, UAE

Dr. 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

Prof. Hala Fouad Ismail
Consultant Microbiology & Immunology
Al Kuwait Hospital Laboratory
Pure Health
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Hamid Ragab Orban
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Animal Production Specialist
Animal Wealth Sector
Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA)
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Scientific 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

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Dr. Motasem Abuelreish
MD, ABP, ABPID
Consultant, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, AQWCH
Head, Infection Control Committee, AQWCH
Head, Antimicrobial Stewardship Team, AQWCH
Head, Central Antimicrobial Stewardship Team, MOHAP
Al Qassimi Women’s & Children’s Hospital
Sharjah, UAE

Dr. Layla Al-Dabal
BSc, MD MSc (UK) FRCP (UK)
Consultant
Medical-Infectious Diseases
Rashid Hospital
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Nawal Al Kaabi
Acting Chief Medical Officer
Pediatric Infectious Disease Consultant
Medical Institute – Medical Affairs
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. 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 Kuwait Hospital Dubai Laboratory
Pure Health
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Rayhan Hashmey
Adjunt Assoc. Prof. of Medicine, UAEU
Chief, General Internal Medicine,
Consultant Infectious Diseases
Tawam Hospital
Al Ain, UAE

Dr. Anju Nabi
Head of Microbiology &
Infection control Unit
DHA – Rashid Hospital
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Yousuf Mustafa Naqvi
Senior Officer,
Vaccines & Biologics
Health Regulation Division,
Regulatory Authority
Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Dr. Ahmad Subhi
MD, Infectious Disease Doctor
Al Qassimi Hospital
Sharjah, UAE

Dr. 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.
Dept. of Health (DoH)
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Faculty

Dr. Dirar Abdallah
Consultant Internal Medicine, Intensivist
Head of ICU department.
Chair of Antibiotics Committee and (ASP).
Jordanian Board Internal Medicine
Member of UAE national ASP Committee.
Member of ESCMID & ESGAP
Prime Hospital
Dubai, UAE

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. Layla Al-Dabal
BSc, MD MSc (UK) FRCP (UK)
Consultant
Medical-Infectious Diseases
Rashid Hospital
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Asim Alsaedi
Consultant, Infectious Diseases and Infection Control
Deputy, Associate Executive Director, Infection Prevention and Control
King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah
NATIONAL GUARD HEALTH AFFAIRS
Asst. Professor, Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, KSA

Dr. Jameela AlSalman
Consultant in Infectious Diseases &
Consultant in Geriatric Medicine
Ministry of Health
Bahrain

Dr. Carole Ayoub
Associate Professor at Zayed University
College of Natural and Health Sciences
Zayed University
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Khuloud Bin Rafeea
Senior Clinical Pharmacist
Pharmacy (Dep) – Pharmacy (Div)
Tawam Hospital
Al Ain, 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 Kuwait Hospital Dubai Laboratory
Pure Health
Dubai, UAE

Ms. Abeer Khalaf
APIC UAE president,
Chair of ICPCI conference
Prevention and Control of
Infection Manager – SKMC
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Faryal Ali Khamis
Senior Consultant Adult Infectious-
Diseases & Clinical Microbiology
Chairperson, Infection Control &
Prevention Committee
Chairperson, Antimicrobial-
Stewardship Committee
The Royal Hospital
Ministry of Health
Muscat, Oman

Ms. Obaida Merheb
MS, MT, ASCP, CIC
Corporate Senior Infection-
Control Officer
Corporate Medical &
Clinical Affairs Division
Abu Dhabi Health Services Company
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Tibor Pal
MD, PhD, DSc
Professor of Microbiology,
Consultant Clinical Microbiologist
Medical Microbiology and Immunology
College of Medicine and Health Sci,
UAE University
Al Ain, UAE

Dr. Hamid Ragab Orban
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Animal Production Specialist
Animal Wealth Sector
Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA)
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ms. Abeer Rajeh
Head of Prevention and Control
of Infection Department,
Al Qassimi Hospital
Sharjah, UAE

Dr. Maha Talaat
Regional Adviser
Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Prevention and Control
Dept. of Communicable Diseases Prevention
World Health Organization
Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
Cairo, Egypt

Dr. 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.
Dept. of Health (DoH)
Abu Dhabi, UAE

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

Conference Highlights

  • Regional and national AMR action plan
  • Antimicrobial stewardship program
  • Multidrug resistance organisms surveillance
  • Infection Prevention and control program management
  • Prevention of healthcare associated infections
  • Occupational health issues for infection prevention
  • Environmental disinfection in healthcare setting
  • Advances in microbiology detection
  • National reference laboratorye
  • Role of IT in ASP

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

  • What is done to control AMR
  • How to initiate ASP in low and high resources
  • How to effectively manage infection control and prevention
  • Prevent MDROs as part of patient safety goals
  • How to change behavior of antibiotic prescribing
  • Why is national reference laboratory required?
  • Learn the best practices in prevention of HAIs
  • How to prevent and deal with needle stick injuries
  • Know the guidelines for environmental cleaning and disinfection in healthcare setting
  • Quality improvement in infection control
  • International accreditation and IPC/ASP
  • Tuberculosis updates
  • WHONET – Software for AMR Surveillance
Abstract Submission
To submit an abstract, please read all of the instructions below.

Abstract Submission
To submit an abstract, please read all of the instructions below.
You are invited to submit an abstract for the 2nd UAE’s International Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance (ICAMR) on 19th & 21st March 2020.
Abstract submission deadlineSaturday, February 15th, 2020– 11:59 PM
Notification on Acceptance/Rejection: 
Thursday, February 20th, 2020 – 11:59 PM
Please note that only electronic submissions are accepted.
Language & Content
All abstracts must be submitted in English using the online submission form on the www.ICAMR-UAE.com website with a limit of 2,245 characters (approx. 300 words).
General Conditions
1. Abstracts must be submitted maximum by Saturday, February 15th, 2020 – (23:59 GMT).
2. All accepted abstracts will be presented as posters on Friday, March 22nd, 2020.
3. Participation is accepted in 2 ways: Abstract Presentation as Poster or Oral Presentation.
4. Withdrawal of abstracts can only be accepted if notified in writing. It is possible to withdraw an abstract 14 days after notification on acceptance.
5. If selected, it is the responsibility of the presenter to bear his travel and accommodation expenses. 

Presenting Author and Registration
1. Please verify that your email address (submitter and presenting author) is correct as it will be used for contacting you after the review process.
2. Disclosure: Abstract submitter and presenter are required to disclose any conflict of interest.
3. Ensure that all co-authors approve the abstract submission, publication, and potential presentation.
4. All presenters should be registered to the conference before March 1st, 2020.
5. Abstract submitters must consent to the Policies of Abstract Submission.
6. National Committee of AMR reserves the right to exclude any abstract from the scientific program that is not followed by a participant registration at the latest 14 days after notification on acceptance.

Contents of your Abstract
1. Original works and Case Reports about Microbiology, Infectious Disease, Infection Control, and Antimicrobial Resistance will be accepted.
2. The abstract text body is limited to 2,245 characters (Approx. 300 words) including spaces. (Please do not include the title and the author’s information in the text body (names and affiliations), this information will be required in the web form)
3. The title should be as brief as possible but long enough to clearly indicate the nature of the study. Write the abstract title in CAPITAL LETTERS. No full stop at the end.
4. There are no limitations on the number of abstracts that an individual can submit. However, one individual can only present a maximum of 2 abstract (independent of the format) during the entire conference. If you have more than 2 abstracts accepted, you will be obliged to identify alternate presenters for any abstract above the first two.
5. The abstract must include the following:
Aim: Clearly state the purpose of the abstract.
Methods: Describe your selection of observations or experimental subjects clearly.
Results: Present, your results in a logical sequence in text, table and illustrations.
Conclusions: Emphasize new and important aspects of the study (perhaps as a discussion section) and the conclusions that are drawn from them.
6. All abbreviations must be defined in first use.
7. No identifying features such as names of authors, hospitals, medical schools, clinics or cities may be listed in the title or abstract text, as a “blind” review process will be used. You will be asked to enter the name(s) of the author(s) and their institution(s), when you submit your abstract online
8. Statements such as “results will be discussed” or “data will be presented” cannot be accepted.
9. Use of brand names for all references to products or companies, generic names must be used. The brand name can be inserted as a reference at the bottom of the abstract page. Papers containing brand names/company names in the abstract text (i.e. not in a reference at the bottom of the page) may be rejected for this reason only. Conference scientific committee reserves the right to replace any brand name with a generic name without further notice.
10. Images that are uploaded to follow the abstract are not guaranteed inclusion in the conference materials.

Conference Venue
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Learn the registration prices of ICAMR conference.
Registration Categories
Early Bird Registration Rates
until 10th February 2020
Regular Registration Rates
10th March 2020
Onsite Registration Rates
11th March 2020 onwards
Physicians
AED 500 - USD 140
AED 650 - USD 180
AED 800 - USD 220
Non-Physicians, Nurses
AED 350 - USD 95
AED 450 - USD 125
AED 600 - USD 165
Students
AED 150 - USD 40
AED 250 - USD 70
AED 350 - USD 95
*Above rates are subject to 5% VAT as mandated by UAE Government Law
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