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* The scietific program is subject to change.

You can download PDF version of the program here eHWDC Preliminary Scientific Program.pdf


Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 / Pre-Congress Workshops

09:00 - 10:45
Imaging Informatics 
Workshop

Healthcare Analytics 
Workshop

Workshop
Certification Program for Digital Healthcare

Roy Swift

Workshop
CDI
2,5 days
10:45 - 11:15
Coffee Break
11:15 - 13:00Imaging Informatics 
Workshop

Healthcare Analytics 
Workshop

Workshop
Certification Program for Digital Healthcare

Roy Swift

Workshop
CDI
2,5 days
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 15:45Imaging Informatics 
Workshop

Workshop TBD
 Elsevier Workshop
Nursing Informatics from Zero to Hero
Workshop
CDI
2,5 days

15:45 - 16:00​
Coffee Break​​ ​ ​
16:00 - 18:00​
Imaging Informatics 
Workshop

​Workshop TBD
 Elsevier Workshop
Nursing Informatics from Zero to Hero

​Workshop
CDI
2,5 days


Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 / Congress Day One

08:30 - 09:00
Opening Ceremony
09:00 - 09:40

09:00 - 09:20


09:20 - 09:40
Session 1

History of Health Informatics in GCC
Dr. Majid M. AltuwaijriAccenture Managing Director and Middle East Health Lead
Government role in leveraging the eHealth Workforce
Dr. Douglas B. FridsmaPresident and Chief Executive Officer of AMIA 
09:40 - 10:20Coffee Break & Opening the Exhibition Area & ePosters Viewing
10:20 -11:45 

10:20 - 10:40

10:40 - 11:00

11:00 - 11:45

Session 2

Title TBC
Prof. Sudhesh Kumar
The technology impact on future healthcare workforce 
Dr. Mervat Abdelhak, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Panel Discussion
Learning from the World
Moderator: Dr. Mussaad Al RazzouqiKuwait Life Sciences Company
Discussants: Dr. Majid Altuwaijri, Dr. Douglas B. Fridsma, Prof. Sudhesh Kumar, Dr. Mervat Abdelhak 
11:45 - 12:15Industry Session 
12:15 - 13:00
Session 3

Voice of the Region / Learning from the world 
Tamara Sunbul
13:00 - 14:00Lunch & Prayer & ePosters Viewing
14:00 - 15:00Session 4 
Chair: Dr. Zaki Almallah

Changing healthcare environment: How to embed new skills into the workforce? 

Specific topic 1: Clinical Modeling, Farooq Farid, Vice President – Strategy & Technical, Oman Insurance Comapny
Specific Topic 2: TBD
15:20 - 15:40
​Coffee Break & ePosters Viewing
15:40 - 16:10Session 5

Personal Experience & Future Vision
16:10 - 16:40Summary of the Day
16:40 - 17:40Welcome Reception & ePosters


Thursday, September 20th, 2018 / Congress Day Two


08:30 - 10:15

08:30 - 08:50




08:50 - 09:10

09:10 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:15
Session 6

Skilled Pathways in Digital Health
Dr. Bill Rudman, Executive Director of the Interprofessional Healthcare Workforce Institute Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Certification Programs for SCFHS & eLearning Platforms
Dr. Amr Jamal, King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
A nation upside down: a new vision for the future of learning
Dr. Jamai Blivin
Panel Discussion
The role of academia vs Certification in developing competent eHealth workforce
Moderator: Dr. Roy Swift
Discussants: Dr. Bill Rudman, Dr. Amr Jamal, Dr. Jamai Blivin

10:15 - 10:30Coffee Break & ePosters Viewing
10:30 - 12:15 

10:30 - 10:50


10:50 - 11:10

11:10 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:15
Session 7

Coding and Interoperability in Australia
Tim KelseyChief Executive of Australian Digital Health Agency
Developing HIM Practice in Oman
Dr. Salim Al SalmiOman Health Information Management Institute
Digital Transformation in KSA
Dr. Ahmed Balkhair
Panel Discussion
Moderator: Dr. Osama El Hassan, Vice-Chair of Emirates Health Informatics Society and the Head of eHealth section at Dubai Health Authority 
Discussants: Tim Kelsey, Dr. Salim Al Salmi, Dr. Ahmed Balkhair

12:15 - 13:00Industry Session 
13:00 - 14:00Lunch & Prayer & ePosters Viewing
14:00 - 15:00Session 8 

WHO Update on ICD-11
​Special Session

Changing healthcare environment: How to embed new skills into the workforce
Chair: Dr. Zaki Almallah, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
15:00 - 16:00Session 9

The Voice of the Region

16:00 - 16:30Survey & Closing Remarks