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INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS

 

Dr. Keith Hyland

Director, Department of Neurochemistry

Institute of Metabolic Diseases

Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology

University of Texas

Southwestern MedicalCenter

Dallas, TexasUSA

Associate Professor

Institute for Biomedical Studies

BaylorUniversity

Waco, TexasUSA

 

Dr. James Leonard

Professor of Pediatric Metabolic Disease

Institute of Child Health

University of London

London, UK

 

Dr. Massimo Zeviani

Director, Division of Molecular Neurogenetics

National Neurological Institute

Milano, ITALY

 

 

LOCAL SPEAKERS

 

Abdelilah Aboussekhra, PhD

Scientist, Laboratory of DNA Repair

Department of Biological and Medical Research

ResearchCenter*

 

Khalid Abu Amero, PhD

Department of Genetics

ResearchCenter*

 

Mohammed Al-Bar, MD

Scientist and Islamic Scholar

 

Zuhair Al-Hassnan, MD

Consultant

Department of Medical Genetics*

 

Muneera Al-Hussein, MD

Clinical Geneticist

KingKhaledUniversityHospital

 

Abdelilah Al-Saati, PhD

Director General

Saudi Insurance Co., Methaq

 

Moeen Aldeen Al-Sayed, MD

Consultant

Department of Medical Genetics*

 

Fadia El Bitar, PhD

Associate Scientist

Department of Pathology*

 

Saeed Bohlega, MD

Consultant Neurologist

Department of Biological and Medical Research*

 

Edward Cupler, MD

Head, Adult Neurology

Department of Neurocsciences*

 

Ali Hillani, PhD

Associate Clinical Scientist

Department of Pathology*

 

Azhar Hussain, MD

Associate Scientist,

KingFahadNationalCenter for Children's

Cancer & Research

 

Syed Hussain, PhD

Scientist,

Department of Biological and Medical Research*

 

Anwar Iqbal, PhD

Head, Cytogenetics/Molecular Genetics

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine*

 

 

Marios Kambouris, PhD

Head, Molecular Genetics Unit.

ResearchCenter*

 

Amin Kashmeery, PhD

Head, Center for Biomedical Ethics

Research Centre*

 

 

Brian Meyer, PhD

Head, Genomics Unit & DNA Sequencing and Synthesizing Unit

Department of Genetics, ResearchCenter*

 

 

Shaheen Nakeeb, DVM, PhD

Head, Comparative Medicine

ResearchCenter*

 

Zoltan Patay, MD

Head Neuroradiology

Department of Radiology *

 

 

Mohamed Rashed, PhD

Head, Metabolic Screening Laboratory

ResearchCenter*

 

 

Arjumand Warsy, PhD

Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry

College of Science

KingSaudUniversity

 

* KingFaisalSpecialistHospital and ResearchCenter

 

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

 

Dr. MoeenAldeen Al-Sayed, Chairman

Consultant, Department of Medical Genetics*

 

           

Dr. Edward J. Cupler, Co-Chairman

Consultant and Head, Adult Neurology

Department of Neurosciences*

 

 

Dr. Zuhair Al-Hassnan

Consultant

Department of Medical Genetics* 

 

 

Dr. Vandi Bharucha

Senior Scientist

GeneticsDepartmentResearchCenter* and

PrinceSalmanCenter for Disability Research

 

 

Dr. Saeed Bohlega

Consultant Neurologist

Department of Neurosciences*

 

Dr. Omar Dabbagh

Consultant and Head, Pediatric Neurology

Department of Neurosciences*

 

 

Ms. Dawn El-Khazen

Conference Coordinator

Academic Affairs and Postgraduate Education*

 

 

Dr. Pinar Ozand

Distinguished Senior Consultant

Chairman, Genetics Department

ResearchCenter*

 

 

Dr. Zuhair Rahbeeni

Consultant and Interim Chairman

Department of Medical Genetics*

 

 

Dr. Nadia Sakati

Distinguished Senior Consultant and Head

Pediatric Geneticist and Endocrinologist

Department of Pediatrics*

 

 

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

 

Dr. Sultan Al-Sedairy, Chairman

Executive Director

Research Centre*

 

Dr. Aida Al-Aqeel

Consultant Paediatric Metabolist

 Geneticist and Endocrinologist

Riyadh Armed ForcesHospital

 

Dr. Muneera Al-Hussein

Clinical Geneticist

KingKhaledUniversityHospital

 

Dr. Sami Al-Garawi

Head, Section of Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory

Dept. of Medical Genetics*

 

Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Swaid

Consultant Paediatrician, Clinical Geneticist

Riyadh Armed ForcesHospital

 

Dr. Wafaa Eyaid

Consultant Genetics and Paediatric Endocrinology

KingFahadNationalGuardHospital

 

Dr. Anwar Iqbal

Head, Cytogenetics/Molecular Genetics

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine*

 

Dr. Marios Kambouris

Head, Molecular Genetics Unit

Research Centre*

 

Dr. Brian Meyer

Head, Genomics DNA

Sequencing and Synthesizing Unit

Research Centre*

 

Dr. Mohamed Rashed

Head, Metabolic Screening Laboratory

Research Centre*

 

Dr. Ameen Softah

Consultant Paediatrician, Clinical Geneticist

Riyadh Armed ForcesHospital

 

*KingFaisalSpecialistHospital and Research Centre

 

 

SESSION CHAIRPERSONS

 

 

Dr. Zuhair Al Hassnan

Consultant

Department of Genetics

Research Centre*

 

Dr. Hisham Al-Dalaan

Consultant

Department of Neurosciences*

 

Dr. Muneera Al-Hussein

Clinical Geneticist

KingKhaledUniversityHospital

 

Dr. Ali Al-Odaib

Senior Scientist

Department of Genetics*

 

Dr. Saad Al-Shahwan

Consultant

Department of Neurosciences

Riyadh Armed ForcesHospital

 

Dr. Suad Al-Yamani

Consultant

Department of Neurosciences*

 

Dr. Muhammed Jumaa

Consultant

Department of Neurosciences

King Fahad National Guard Hospital

 

Dr. Marios Kambouris

Head, Molecular Genetics Unit

Research Centre*

 

Dr. Amin Kashmeery

Head, Center for Biomedical Ethics

Research Centre*

 

Dr. James Leonard

Professor of Pediatrics Metabolic Disease

Institute of Child Health, London

 

Dr. Brain Meyer

Head, Genomics unit & DNA

Sequencing and Sythesizing Unit

Department of Genetics

Research Centre*

 

Dr. Pinar Ozand

Distinguished Senior Consultant

Chairman, Genetics Department

Research Centre*

 

Dr. Zuhair Rahbeeni

Consultant and Interim Chairman

Department of Medical Genetics*

 

Dr. Mohamed Rashed

Head, Metabolic Screening Laboratory

ResearchCenter*

 

Dr. Nadia Sakati

Distinguished Senior Consultant and Head

Pediatrics Geneticist and Endocrinologist

Department of Pediatrics*

 

Dr. Amen Softah

Consultant Pediatrician, Clinical Geneticist

Riyadh Armed ForcesHospital

 

 

*KingFaisalSpecialistHospital  & Research Centre Riyadh,Saudi Arabia