Organizing And Scientific Committee



Dr. Osama El Hassan

Coordinator of the Taskforce Committee

Dr. Osama is the Vice-Chair of Emirates Health Informatics Society and the Head of eHealth section at Dubai Health Authority where he leads the implementation of the Health Information Exchange project of the emirate of Dubai (NABIDH). Read his full bio here>



Co-Chair: Dr Salim Al Salmi

Member, Local Task Force Oman

Associate Dean for Health Information Management  

Oman College of Health Sciences


For the last 25 years, Dr Salim has been witnessing the development of the health informatics and information management at the ministry of health Oman. He worked as the director of the health information management department at the Royal Hospital.. 
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Co-Chair: Dr Riyad Al Shammari

Member, Local Task Force KSA


Dr Alshammari is an Associate Professor in Computer Science and Joint-Associate Professor in Health Informatics at the Department of Health Informatics at the College of Public Health and Health Informatics, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Member: Dr Hassan Al Nashash

Hasan Al-Nashash is a professor and former chair of the department of Electrical Engineering at the American University of Sharjah. The main themes of Dr Al-Nashash's research work are in the areas of neuroengineering and analogue microelectronics.
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‚ÄčMember: Dr Abdullah Alanazi

Dr Alanazi is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Informatics in College of Public Health and Health Informatics-King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences. Abdullah aims to promote the application of information technology through both academia and industry for better patient care.
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Member: Abdulkarim Almuhanna

Dr Almuhanna is Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems  (CPHIMS) since 2011. He is currently working as Senior Consultant Medical Informatics, Project Executive for CIS, and 2030 health IT Transformation leader at KFSHRC, and teaching Medical Informatics fundamentals at Alfaisal Medical College at Alfaisal University in Riyadh.
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‚ÄčMember: Dr Amr Jamal

Dr Jamal is a practising consultant family physician and associate professor of clinical informatics and family medicine at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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‚Äč‚ÄčMember:¬†Dr¬†Dari Al Huwail

Dr Alhuwail is the co-founder of the Kuwait Health Informatics Network and an assistant professor at the Information Science department in the College of Computing Sciences and Engineering, Kuwait University.
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‚Äč‚ÄčMember: Dr Zaki Almallah

Dr Zaki joined Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi in 2017 to establish the Bladder Centre. Over the years, Dr Zaki served in high profile leadership roles in clinical informatics, governance and education.
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