Conference Program


Monday, November 7, 2016

Session 01 Cutting Edge Topics in Public Health
Chairmen: Dr. Majid Al Salamah and Dr. Mahmoud El Barbary
Time Topic
0830 – 0850 Collaborative Leadership for Healthcare Administrators and Practitioners.
Dr. Michael Merrigan
0850 – 0910 Transforming Public Health Surveillance to Achieve the Global Health Security Agenda
Prof. Scott JN McNabb
0910 – 0930 My journey in Saudi Health Care
Dr. Yagob Yousef Al Mazrou
0930 – 0950 What, How and Why: Understanding the Contributions of Qualitative Research to Public Health
Dr. Alexander Clark
Session 02 Environmental, Climate Change, and Occupational Health
Chairmen: Dr. Ali Al Zahrani and Dr. Bader Al Khateeb
Time Topic
1005 – 1025 Global Warming and the Rise of One Health
Prof. Scott JN McNabb
1025 - 1045 Observed Impacts of Climate Change, How Much Prepared We Are To Adapt
Dr. Abdul-Majeid Haddad
1045 – 1105 Climate Change and Occupational Health in Hajj
Dr. Emad Jahdali
1105 - 1200 WELCOME ADDRESS
Session 03 Evidence Based Public Health Practice & Policies
Chairmen: Dr. Khalid Al Surimi and Dr. Omar Alshanqeety
Time Topic
1300 – 1320 From Gut Feeling to Evidence-Informed Decisions in Healthcare: Are we getting there?
Dr. Fadi El-Jardali
1320 – 1340 Health policy in all;an approach for better the population health
Dr Abdullah Khoja
1340 – 1400 Health Policy Process in MOH: the New Directions within the National Transformation Program and 2030 Vision
Dr. Omar Alshanqeety
1400 - 1500 3 Abstracts
1445 - 1500 Discussion
Session 04 Healthy Cities and The Built Environment
Chairmen: Dr. Ali Mohammed Alwadey and Dr. Basema Saddik
Time Topic
1300 – 1320 Healthy City Integration in GCC
Dr. Huda Alduwaisan
1320 – 1340 Healthy Cities KSA
Dr. Ali Mohammed Alwadey
1340 – 1400 An Operation Framework for Building Climate Resilient Health Systems
Dr. Hamed Bakir
1400 - 1500 3 Abstracts
1445 - 1500 Discussion
Session 05 Data Mining in Healthcare
Chairmen: Dr. Raed AlHazem and Dr. Sherif Sakr
Time Topic
1515 – 1535 An Intelligent System for Breast Cancer Detection and Classification
Dr. Tarek Abudawood
1535 – 1555 Big Data Science in Healthcare
Dr. Sherif Sakr
1555 – 1615 TBA
Dr. Raed Al Hazem
1615 - 1635 TBA
Dr. Joud Abduljawad
1635 - 1700 2 Abstracts
1700 - 1715 Discussion
Session 06 Leadership in Public Health & Healthcare
Chairmen: Prof. Michael Merrigan and Dr. Ali Al Shehri
Time Topic
1515 – 1535 Leadership Tools for 21st Century Healthcare
Dr. Michael Merrigan
1535 – 1555 The Crisis of Leadership in Global Public Health
Prof. Scott JN McNabb
1555 – 1615 Sprucing up Healthcare Leadership: The E3 Model
Dr. Anne Blunden
1615 - 1700 3 Abstracts
1700 - 1715 Discussion

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Session 07 Plenary: Emerging and Re-Emerging of Infectious Diseases
Chairmen: Dr. Randa Nooh and Sr. Lina Balluz
Time Topic
0830 – 0850 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Dr. Lina Balluz
0850 – 0910 Development of a MERS Vaccine: A Public Health Necessity or Luxury?
Prof. Darryl Falzarano
0910 – 0930 Recent advances in MERSCoV/Animals Interface
Dr. Maged Hemida
0930 - 1000 2 Abstracts
1000 - 1005 Discussion
Session 08 Plenary: Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases in Saudi Arabia
Chairmen: Dr. Lubna Al Ansary and Dr. Amen Bawazir
Time Topic
1015 – 1040 The burden of diseases & risk factors in the Arab World / Saudi Arabia 1990 - 2010
Prof. Tawfik Khoja
1040 – 1105 Implementing the Political Declaration of the General Assembly on the Prevention and control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs): Challenges and Opportunities
Dr. Lubna Al Ansary
1105 - 1155 3 Abstracts
1155 - 1205 Discussion
Session 09 Prevention of Diabetes & CVD
Chairmen: Prof. Mostafa Abolfotouh and Dr. Mohammed Al Rowaily
Time Topic
1300 – 1320 Burden of Chronic Diseases in Saudi Arabia
Prof Sulaiman Alshammari
1320 – 1340 Diabetes Epidemic is Behind Increased Cardiovascular Diseases in the Kingdom, an Epidemiological Evidence.
Dr. Khalid Al Rubeaan
1340 – 1400 Health Equity Assessment and Response Tool (HEART)
Prof. Mohsen Gadallah
1400 - 1415 Impact of Weight Reduction On Prevention Of Diabetes Mellitus
Dr. Abdullah Al Khenizan
1415 - 1430 2 Abstracts
1430 - 1445
1445 - 1500 Discussion
Session 10 Cancer Epidemiology
Chairmen: Dr. Abdul Rahman Jazieh and Reem Al Sudairy
Time Topic
1300 – 1320 Obesity and Cancer in Saudi Arabia
Dr. Mohammed Al Zahrani
1320 – 1340 Tobacco Epidemic in Saudi Arabia: Risk and Challenges of Control
Dr. Mushabbab Ali M. Al Asiri
1340 – 1400 Addressing New Challenges And Emerging Issues In HPV And Cervical Cancer.
Dr. Fatima Al Hamlan
1400 – 1415 Cancer Incidence and Trends in Saudi Arabia
Dr. Hind Mutlag
1415 – 1430 Clinical Characteristics and Treatment Outcome of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Saudi Arabia: A Multi-Institutional Retrospective National Collaborative Study
Dr. Reem Al Sudairy
1430 - 1445 Molecular and Pathological Factor of Lung Cancer in Saudi Arabia
Dr. Hanaa Bamefleh
1445 - 1500 Discussion
Session 11 Genetics in Public Health
Chairmen: Dr. Mohammed Alowain and Dr. Ahmed Alfares
Time Topic
1300 – 1320 Population-scale Genome Analysis: Focus on Variant Detection and Analysis Workflow
Dr. Mohamed Abouelhoda
1320 – 1340 Genetic-Based Population Screening in Saudi Arabia
Dr. Zuhair Al-Hassnan
1340 – 1400 Application of Next Generation Sequencing and Tumor Profiling in Clinical Oncology
Dr. Nada Al Tassan
1400 - 1415 3 Abstracts
1415 - 1430
1430 - 1445
1445 - 1500 Discussion
Session 12 Tobacco Control
Chairmen: Dr. Mahmoud Abdurrahman and Dr. Dalal Ali
Time Topic
1515 – 1535 Smoking Statistics & Data Basis in KSA
Dr. Ahmed Elnagib
1535 – 1555 Health Hazards of Smoking Problem in KSA
Dr. Ali Hammad Alzahrani
1555 – 1615 Smoking as Leading Cause for Drug Abuse , Addiction
Dr. Mahmoud Abdulrehman Mahmoud
1615 - 1630 Common predictors  affecting  smoking problem in KSA , urge needs for tailored services, plans
Dr. Dalal Ali
1630 - 1700 2 Abstracts
1700 - 1715 Discussion
Session 13 Infection Prevention and Control
Chairmen: Dr. Hanan Balkhy and Dr. Mohammed Al-Ahdal
Time Topic
1515 – 1535 Development of animal models for MERS – pursuit of therapeutics and vaccines
Dr. Darryl Falzarano
1535 – 1555 Emerging Zoonotic Infections and Public Health threats.
Dr. Hanan Balkhy
1555 – 1615
1615 - 1630 3 Abstracts
1630 - 1700
1700 - 1715 Discussion
Session 14 Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Chairmen: Dr. Rashad Al Sanosi and Dr. Fares Alharbi
Time Topic
1515 – 1535 Update of Substance Abuse in Saudi Arabia
Dr. Rashad Al Sanosi
1535 – 1555 Substance use disorders in Saudi Arabia
Dr. Abdullah Alsharqi
1555 – 1615 The epidemiology of mental illness in Saudi Arabia  What do we know? What are the challenges?
Dr. Omar Modayfer
1615 - 1630 3 Abstracts
1630 - 1700
1700 - 1715 Discussion