The Binational Commission in Egypt Hosts the Second Regional Fulbright Student Alumni Conference

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Regional Conference: Contemporary Health Issues (Feb. 2017)

Regional Conference: Contemporary Health Issues (Feb. 2017)

Fulbright Student Alumni from ten countries in the MENA region convened for a three-day Conference on February 20-22, 2016, in Cairo. The conference, which was cosponsored by AMIDEAST, focused on  best practices in the field of public health in the Arab world and served as a platform for Fulbright alumni to share their experience and network with leaders in the field of health in Egypt. The Commission hosted local experts such as Dr Maha El Rabat former Minister of Health as well as Dr Elaine Bond former Dean of Nursing at Brigham Young University . Established in 1949, the Commission in Egypt has over 6,000 Egyptian and American Fulbright alumni.

Conference Presentations (click on the name of the presenter to watch the video)

  • Dr. Ahmed Khalifa – Consultant on Health Financing Support, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Mr. Alaa Naguib – Cost Manager and Head of Costing Administration, Cairo University Hospitals
  • Dr. Doaa AbdelAziz – Lecturer of Pediatric Cardiology and Quality Coordinator Specialized Pediatric Hospital, Cairo University
  • Dr. Jaber Belkhiria – DVM, MPVM  – One Health
  • Dr. Melek Somai – Fellow at the Global eHealth Unit at Imperial College London and a member of the Centre of Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering – Health Information Technology and the Future of Healthcare in LMICs
  •  Dr. Ali Afify – Postdoctoral Researcher at the department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine – Mosquito-Borne Diseases: A Modern Approach to an Old Solution
  •  Dr. Anas Bahnassi – Pharmacy Practice Research: A Vital Requirement for the Success of the Professional Role of Pharmacists
  •  Dr. Samar MowafyAssistant professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Misr International University – TAk1 Covalent Kinase ​Inhibitors
  • Dr. Tareq Al-maqtari – Assistant professor at the College of Pharmacy, Sana’a University in Yemen – Clinical Pharmacy: The Missing Piece
  •  Zein Zumot – Nutritionist – Community and Public Health Nutrition Overview of Applied Schemes in Dubai
  •  Dr. Lamis Jomaa – Assistant Professor at the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut (AUB) – Addressing the Nutritional Status of Syrian Refugees and Host Communities in Lebanon: Highlights from Community-Based Research Projects
  •  Chant Kazandjian – Mental Health Project and Fundraising Coordinator at the Embrace Fund of the American University of Beirut Medical Center – Prevalence and Prevention of Mental Illness and Suicide in Lebanon
  • Nataly Naser Al Deen – Is Cancer Infectious?
  • Dr. Salwa Massad – Research manager at the WHO Palestinian National Institute of Public Health – Prevalence and Determinants of Malnutrition among Children and Their Mothers in the Jordan Valley, Palestine
  • Dr. Nour El-Bashiti – Assistant Professor, University of Jordan – Prevalence and Prevention of Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate in the MENA Region
  • Ahmed Alzubaidi – Public Policy Unit Chief, General Secretariat for Council of Ministers (GSCOM), Baghdad, Iraq – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Baghdad, Al Karkh, 2015
  • Dr. Samia Elfekih – Scientist at the CSIRO Health and Biosecurity business unit – Using Genomics to Improve Food Biosecurity: The Case of the Whitefly Bemisia tabaci
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