Speakers

Peter Nickerson, BSc (Med), MD, FRCPC, FCAHS
Medical Director of Transplant Manitoba and the Medical Advisor, Organ Donation and Transplantation Division
Canadian Blood Services (CBS), Manitoba

Canada

E. Steve Woodle, MD, FACS
William A. Altemeier Chair in Surgery & Professor of Surgery
Director, Solid Organ Transplantation
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Cincinnati, OH

USA

Caner Susal, MD, PhD
Coordinator of the Collaborative Transplant Study
Head of the Antibody Laboratory
Heidelberg University, Heidelberg

Germany

Medhat Askar, MD, PhD, MSHPE, FRCPath, D(ABHI), D(ABMLI), HCLD(ABB)
ASHI President
Director, Transplant Immunology
Baylor University Medical Center, Texas

USA

Ali Al Obaidili, MD, M.B., B.Ch. B.A.O, MPH
Chief Academic Officer, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company Chairman UAE National Transportation Committee
Transplant Nephrologist
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi

UAE

Joannis Mytilineos, MD, PhD
EFI-President Head of Transplantation Immunology Department Institute for Clinical Transfusion Medicine and Immunogenetics, Ulm
Germany

Shahrukh Hashmi, MD, MPH
Consultant, Hematology / Bone Marrow Transplantation
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh

KSA

 Moheeb Al Awwami, D(ABHI),D(ABMLI, D(ESHI), CLSSMBB
Clinical Director, Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh

KSA

Shaima Al Kebasi
Quality officer, Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Lab
King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam

Saudi Arabia

Sebastian Heidt , PhD
Associate Professor
Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden

Netherlands

Dunia Jawdat, PhD, D(ABMLI)
Director, Cord Blood Bank
Director, Saudi Stem Cell Donor Registry

King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh
KSA

Ashraf Dada, MD, PhD, FACHARZT
ARSHI-President Elect
Medical Director Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics lab, Central Blood Bank and
Transfusion Services, and Therapeutic Apheresis and Bone Marrow Collection Unit

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Jeddah
KSA

Nizar Attallah, MD
Consultant Physician, Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation
Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi

UAE

Hassan Al Eid, MD
Consultant Nephrologists and Transplant Physician
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center at Riyadh

KSA

Gehad ElGhazali, MD, PhD, D(ABMLI)
Consultant and Service Lead Immunologist
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi

UAE

Rabab Al Attas, MD, D (ABHI), D (ABMLI), cm
Clinical Director of Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics and Head of Immunology Lab
King Fahad Specialist Hospital-Dammam

KSA

Sally Elfishawi, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of clinical Pathology at BMT Lab unit
National Cancer Institute of Egypt, Cairo University, Cairo

Egypt

Ilias Doxiadis, PhD
Professor of Immunology
Germany

Noureddine Berka, PhD, D(ABHI)
Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

Canada

Manish J. Gandhi
United States

Abdelghani Tbakhi, MD, FCAP
Chairman, Department of Cell Therapy & Applied Genomics
Consultant, Molecular and Immunopathology

Medical Director, Blood and Marrow Transplantation laboratory
King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman

Jordan

Dominique Charron, MD, PhD
Professeur - Immunologie et Histocompatibilité
Saint Louis Hospital, Paris

France

Nina Lauterbach, PhD
Senior Field Application Scientist EMEA
Omixon

Netherlands