Rare Diseases Congress Organizing Committee

Bryan Gutierrez

DHA Pharmacist
Al Zahra Private Hospital
Dubai

Biography: Bryan Gutierrez has completed his Bachelor degree in Pharmacy at the U ReadMore...

Research Interest: chemotherapy medications and regimens, Clinical pharmacology ReadMore...

Mohamed Abozeid

Medical Oncologist
Suez Canal University Hospital
Egypt

Biography: Lecturer and medical oncology specialist in Clinical Oncology departme ReadMore...

Research Interest: Oncology, Cancer virology, Genetics, Methods of imaging in m ReadMore...

Dr. Rafik Abdulal

Consultant Thoracic&Breast Surgeon
Latakia National Hospital(L.N.H)
Syria

Biography: Consultant thoracic and breast oncological surgery through the period ReadMore...

Research Interest: Thoracic, Breast oncological surgery

Jeff Leider

President
Let Them Be Little X2 Foundation S.G.E
New Jersey

Biography: Jeff Leider, of Elmwood Park, New Jersey, has been on the forefront of ReadMore...

Research Interest: Rare Disease Awareness

Dr Shrutti Dhar

Country Brand Lead
Rare Diseases India
India

Biography: Dr Shrutti Dhar currently working as Country Brand Lead for Rare Disea ReadMore...

Research Interest: Hemophilia, Sickle cell disorders and Gaucher's Diseases

Dr.Mojtaba Mafi

Medical Doctor/ Physician
Tehran university
Iran

Biography: I am Dr.Mojtaba Mafi M.D., Medical Doctor/ Physician, Graduate of Tehr ReadMore...

Research Interest: Hepatology, Liver Diseases, Gastroenterology

Leila Macedo

Founder member of the International Federation of Biosafety Associations
Ministry of Health
Brazil

Biography: She has Doctor Degree in Microbiology and Immunology. She has establis ReadMore...

Research Interest: Biotechnology

DR. NEUSA O.V.T LOPES

President of the Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis
Ministry of Health, East Timor
Timor

Biography: Dr. Neusa O.V.T Lopes, MD, Pulmonologist, is a graduate of Christian U ReadMore...

Research Interest: Lung cancer,Drug-resistant tuberculosis, Immunology, Pathop ReadMore...

Qais Abu Ali

Medical director
Ultragenyx pharmaceutical
USA

Biography: Dr. Ali is a Clinical and Molecular geneticist certified by the Americ ReadMore...

Research Interest: Gene therapy, Pediatric expert

Samer Ellaham

Chief Quality Officer
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
UAE

Biography: Samer Ellahham has served as Chief Quality Officer for SKMC since 2009 ReadMore...

Research Interest: heart failure, genetics, cardiac imaging, sports and nutriti ReadMore...

Mohamad Miqdady

American Board certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Biography: Dr. Mohamad Miqdady is American Board certified in Pediatric Gastroent ReadMore...

Research Interest: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Yuvuz Selim SILAY

Chairman ICG
Istanbul Consulting Group
Turkey

Biography: Yavuz is the chairman of Istanbul Consulting Group. ICG(Istanbul Consu ReadMore...

Research Interest: Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Timothy Low

Head of Medical Affairs, Asia Pacific, Shire
Board Director, Farrer Park Hospital
Singapore

Biography: Dr Timothy Low is currently the Head of Medical Affairs Asia Pacific a ReadMore...

Research Interest: Rare Disease

Stef Stienstra

Dutch Armed Forces
Royal Dutch Navy
The Netherlands

Biography: Dr Stef Stienstra works internationally for several medical and biotec ReadMore...

Research Interest: cell biology, immuno-haematology, infectous diseaases, biode ReadMore...

DR SAMRAT A SHAH

CONSULTANT PHYSICIAN
MEDIHEAL GROUP OF HOSPITAL
KENYA

Biography: Dr Samrat Shah has completed his MD(Internal Medicine) from KLE Univ ReadMore...

Research Interest: Internal Medicine, Diabetology

Masoabi Sefojane

Chair
South African Haemophilia Foundation Youth Council
South Africa

Biography: Masoabi currently serves as a administrative coordinator for the South ReadMore...

Research Interest: .

Abdul Matin

Associate Professor
Majmaah University
Saudi Arabia

Biography: Dr. Abdul Matin received his PhD from Birkbeck, University of London f ReadMore...

Research Interest: parasitic diseases

Samer Ellahham, MD, CPHQ, EFQM, FACMQ, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FCCP

Regional Chair, Middle East
Patient Safety Movement Foundation
United Arab Emirates

Biography: Dr. Ellahham has served as Chief Quality Officer for SKMC since 2009. ReadMore...

Research Interest: Cardiology

Nadia Bodkin

Senior Executive Vice President
Rare Advocacy Movement
Greater New York City Area

Biography: She currently holds the positions of Senior Executive Vice President o ReadMore...

Research Interest: '

Stef Stienstra

Professor
Dutch Armed Forces / Royal Dutch Navy
Netherlands

Biography: Strategic and creative consultant in biomedical science, with a parall ReadMore...

Research Interest: Ebola

Scott Schliebner

Senior Vice President
Center for Rare Disease, Precision Medicine, and Advanced Therapeutics
USA

Biography: Mr. Schliebner is a clinical strategist with a 25-year background in c ReadMore...

Research Interest: rare diseases, orphan drugs, and advanced therapeutics

Hafiz Muhammad Mazhar Asjad

Associate Professor
Forman Christian College University
Pakistan

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Research Interest: .

Mohammed Zahran

Public Health Specialist
Ministry of Health & Prevention
United Arab Emirates

Biography: I earned a Medical Doctorate (MD) in Community Medicine, Master Degree ReadMore...

Research Interest: Epidemiology

Mohamed Zakareya Ahmed El-helf

Professor
Egyptian Ministry of Health
Egypt

Biography: .

Research Interest: Pediatric, Endocrinology

Alba Ancochea

CEO
Spanish Federation of Rare Diseases and its Foundation
Spain

Biography: Alba Ancochea is the CEO of Spanish Federation of Rare Diseases and it ReadMore...

Research Interest: Drug Development and Clinical Research

Alastair Kent


Genetic Alliance UK
UK

Biography: Alastair Kent was the executive director of Genetic Alliance UK, the B ReadMore...

Research Interest: rare and genetic disorders

Don Van Dyke


Cloud Pharmaceuticals
USA

Biography: Don Van Dyke is Chief Operating Officer at Cloud Pharmaceuticals. In h ReadMore...

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Sara Tylosky


Farmacon
USA

Biography: Sara Tylosky, CEO of Farmacon (www.farmacon.co) has over twenty years ReadMore...

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Michael S. Wolfe


University of Kansas
USA

Biography: Michael S. Wolfe received his B.S. in chemistry from the Philadelphia ReadMore...

Research Interest: Alzheimer’s Disease

Krupa Torne


Surya Children's Hospital
India

Biography: Dr. KrupaTorne is among the few super-specialists who have been intern ReadMore...

Research Interest: Her research interest is in complex paediatric epilepsies, k ReadMore...

Tiziana Greggi

Head
Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute
Italy

Biography: Tiziana Greggi Specialized works in Orthopedics and Traumatology, at t ReadMore...

Research Interest: Spinal deformit, Spinal Surgery

Laxminarayan Bhat

President & CEO
Reviva Pharmaceuticals
USA

Biography: Dr. Bhat has over 18 years’ experience in drug discovery and develop ReadMore...

Research Interest: Drug Discovery

Dr. med. Bernhard R. Ruf

Head
St. Georg Hospital
Germany

Biography: The Department of Department of Infectious Diseases / Tropical Medicin ReadMore...

Research Interest: Infectious Diseases & Resarch

Stef Stienstra

Dutch Armed Forces
Royal Dutch Navy
The Netherlands

Biography: Stef Stienstra works internationally for several medical and biotech c ReadMore...

Research Interest: Infectious Diseases

Reza Nassiri

Assistant Dean
Michigan State University
USA

Biography: An expert in international health initiatives, health in developing na ReadMore...

Research Interest: Infection Diseases, Neglected Diseases

Nadia Annitia Ameen


Yale University School of Medicine
USA

Biography: Nadia Ameen completed her medical degree from the University of the We ReadMore...

Research Interest: Intestinal Diseases

Abdulaziz Aldawood


King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University
Saudi Arabia

Biography: Deputy Chairman, Intensive Care Department, Consultant, Pulmonary and ReadMore...

Research Interest: Respiratory Critical Care Medicine, Rare Diseases, BMC Anest ReadMore...

Wei Zheng

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
USA

Biography: Dr. Wei Zheng received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the State Univer ReadMore...

Research Interest: Drug resistant, Infectious Diseases

Weida Tong


Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, FDA
USA

Biography: Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, FDA

Research Interest: Rare Diseases,chemoinformatics, Predictive toxicologyOrphan ReadMore...

Joseph Ndung u


FIND’s Neglected Tropical Diseases
Switzerland

Biography: Professor Joseph Ndung’u is the Head of FIND’s Neglected Tropical ReadMore...

Research Interest: Tropical Diseases

Yong Moon Choi

President and CEO
Bio-Pharm Solutions
South Korea

Biography: Dr. Yong Moon Choi completed his PhD from the State University of New ReadMore...

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Daniel Cohen

Chairman
Pharnext
France

Biography: Daniel Cohen , MD Phd, former Professor of Medical Genetics in Paris ReadMore...

Research Interest: orphan genetic

Serge BRAUN

Scientific Director
AFMTelethon
France

Biography: Serge Braun, PharmD, is Scientific Director of AFM-Telethon since 2005 ReadMore...

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Stephen P. Arneric

Executive Director
Critical Path Institute
USA

Biography: In 2015 Dr. Arneric joined the Critical Path Institute as Executive Di ReadMore...

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Stephen B. Shrewsbury

Executive VP, Development & CMO
Fortuna Fix
USA

Biography: Dr Stephen Shrewsbury is currently Executive Vice President of Develo ReadMore...

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Yasutoshi Koga

Professor
Kurume University School of Medicine
Japan

Biography: Yasutoshi Koga has completed his PhD at the age of 28 years from Kurum ReadMore...

Research Interest: DNA Sequencing, Clinical Research, Inherited metabolic disor ReadMore...

Gail Adinamis

CEO
GlobalCare Clinical Trials
USA

Biography: Gail Adinamis is founder and CEO of GlobalCare Clinical Trials, LLC, a ReadMore...

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Amrik Sahota

Professor
Rutgers University
USA

Biography: Dr. Sahota works at Rutgers University in the following capacities: (i ReadMore...

Research Interest: Dr. Sahota’s research is focused on the molecular patholog ReadMore...

Pat Furlong

Founding President and Chief Executive Officer
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
USA

Biography: Pat Furlong is the Founding President and CEO of Parent Project Muscul ReadMore...

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Annemieke Aartsma-Rus

Professor
Leiden University Medical Center
The Netherlands

Biography: Prof Annemieke Aartsma-Rus obtained her PhD aged 27 at Leiden Universi ReadMore...

Research Interest: Duchenne muscular dystrophy