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Director of Nursing for Education and Practice Development
Hamad Medical Corporation
Dr. Abdulqadir Nashwan(Biography)
Abdulqadir Nashwan is a Director of Nursing for Education and Practice Development at HMGH a member of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in Qatar. In 2015, he has been appointed as a Senior Adjunct Instructor at the faculty of nursing at the University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ). His current research interests include Research Utilization, Evidenced-Based Practice, Clinical Hematology, Medical Oncology, Nursing Informatics, and Cancer Immunotherapy. Mr. Nashwan has published more than 50 research articles in peer-reviewed journals such as the Blood, BMJ, and Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing. In November 2015, he has received Award of Merit for Placing HMC at the Cutting Edge of Cancer Research as a part of Stars of Excellence Program introduced by HMC. In October 2016, Mr. Nashwan has completed a Cancer Biology & Therapeutics (CBT) Program; provided by Harvard Medical School (HMS). Mr. Nashwan has been committed to mentoring and encouraging young clinical investigators throughout his career; he has formally supervised the training of more than a dozen MSc candidates and nursing fellows. His expertise is routinely sought in an advisory capacity both nationally and internationally; he has served as a member of health policy subgroup at ICN Nurse Practitioner/Advance Practice Nursing Network (APNN), also he has served a reviewer for several reputable journals (e.g., Journal of Applied Nursing Research, Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, and Journal of Cancer Therapy) and as an editorial board member at the International Journal of Nursing & Hospital Care and Trends in Medicine & Health (TMH).
Dr. Abdulqadir Nashwan(Research Area)
Nursing Informatics,Evidence based practice
Education & Transformation Manager
Mee Memorial hospital
Reezena H. Malaska(Biography)
Reezena is Manager of Education & Transformation for Mee Memorial hospital, northern California. She is a veteran Trauma Critical Care RN and has worked as Educator/Clinical Instructor for BSN/ADN/LPN programs, while concurrently working at the bedside. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Doctor of Nursing Practice, Healthcare Systems Leadership, Dec 2016, Chamberlain College of Nursing. She obtained her MSN from American Sentinel University, BSN- Deaconess College of Nursing, critical care certification (CCRN), AACN, and initial nurse training (RGN) from Oxford Brookes University, England. Reezena is an author with peer-reviewed journal publications and eradio blog interviews on various nursing issues with Inurse radio (International Nurses Association, 2015). She shares her expertise at national & international nursing and healthcare conferences.
Reezena H. Malaska(Research Area)
Nursing and Healthcare
Via Medica International Healthcare
Dr. Alata moved to the USA where he completed his High School, and higher education at the University of Michigan. He graduated with High Distinction; majoring in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy. After his graduation he earned his Doctor of Medicine; M.D. degree from Ross University School of Medicine. His career focus was on medical education and training. He held the position of Medical Programs Director at a private institution for over 4 years. Dr. Alata then held other positions including Medical Practice Manager for a chain of successful primary care outpatient urgent care centers in Michigan, USA. Dr. Alata's acculturation in the UAE dates back to early 2015. He first held the position of Business Manager for Aster Grace Nursing and Physiotherapy, located in Abu Dhabi. Currently, Dr. Alata holds the position of the Medical Director for Via Medica International Healthcare.
Amer Alata(Research Area)
Chief Nursing Officer
Sheikh Khalifa Hospital Um Alquwain
Hussam AL-Nusair (Biography)
Dr Hussam AL-Nusair has completed his PhD in hospital administration from Nottingham University/UK and Master Degree in Advancing Critical Care from Kings College London/UK. He is the Chief Nursing Officer for Sheikh Khalifa Hospital Um Alquwain since 2016, prior to this in UK as chief nursing officer for over 6 years, and Chief Nursing Officer in Riyadh for 8 years. He has published more than 4 papers in reputed journals. Hussam Al Nusair have over 25 yearsâ€™ experience in the nursing field, his main interest is around staff engagement and recognition.
Hussam AL-Nusair (Research Area)
Staff engagement and recognition.
Transformational Health Industry Analyst
Frost & Sullivan
Shalani Andria, the Transformational Health Industry Analyst at Frost & Sullivan is a subject matter expert in Asia Pacific digital health market with thought leadership covering broad range of sectors within the digital health market including Video Telemedicine, Mobile Health, Remote Patient Monitoring, Home Care, Healthcare IT, Healthcare Big Data Analytics, Healthcare Interoperability and Internet of Medical Things. Shalani has extensive experience in strategy consulting, merger & acquisition, and public-private partnerships. She has advised top telehealth vendors, healthcare IT vendors, medical device vendors, hospital groups, and ministries on disruptive technologies, business model innovation, and sustainable ecosystem. She has been quoted in multiple industry magazines and journals.
Shalani Andria(Research Area)
Physician and health informatics educationist
Suptendra Nath Sarbadhikari(Biography)
A physician and health informatics educationist, who is regarded as a pioneer in spreading awareness of health informatics in India. Currently he is Professor in IIHMR, Delhi. From January 2013 till August 2017, he had been the Project Director, Centre for Health Informatics, National Health Portal, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India. Prior to that, he had a wide and varied experience in both healthcare and technology academia, in India and abroad. He has numerous international scholarly publications, including books. Presently, he is an Expert Advisor in the e-Learning Advisory Group (ELAG) of SNOMED-CT (2015-18). He is a member of the Expert Committee for Implementation of Standards for Electronic Health Records, and, member of Project Review and Steering Committee for the Indian NRC of SNOMED-CT, MoHFW. He is also a member of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for various committees like Health Informatics and Active Assisted Living. He is a Former Chairman [2013-2015] for Health Level Seven (HL7) India and a Former President of the Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI) . He has been a Faculty and Fellow (2007-2009) of PSG-FAIMER RI, Coimbatore. He has received the Ashoka Changemakers Certificate of Distinction in 2017. He is also the recipient of the prestigious SSLSM Award from the National Academy of Medical Sciences, India.
Suptendra Nath Sarbadhikari(Research Area)
School of Nursing, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences
Azjargal Baatar is currently working as the Lecturer, Maternity Nursing at School of Nursing, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences. She is also the Medical ethics committee member at the Etugen University. Her graduation thesis is entitled as "Nursing diagnosis and some physiological signs and their changes during the Arterial Hypertension". Her fellowship includes: IPE short training course, Gunma University,Japan,Nursing Management short training course, JICA,Japan,Nursing informatics & Nursing Theory course, Yonsei University, Korea. The following are her Academic Positions: 2017 to now, Lecturer, Midwifery department 2014-2016, Head, Department Maternal & Child's Nursing 2013-2014, Head, Department Nursing Fundamental's 2012-2013, Head, Department Specialized Nursing 2010 to now Medical ethics committee member at the Etugen University In 2006-2012, Senior lecturer, Etugen University.
Azjargal Baatar(Research Area)
HMC-Hamad Medical Corporation
Dr. Alirio Martinho Belchior(Biography)
Dr. Alirio Martinho Belchior has Degree and Diploma in Nursing, had a post Graduate in Continued Care, a certificate in Practice Assessor and supervisor course, Degree in Advancing Renal Course Practice and Ph.D. in applied research in Preventive medicine, Public Health and Surgery from University of Santiago de Compostela. He also attended various seminar, conferences, training in Integrated quality management system and improvement of patient care and safety. He is presently working as the Clinic Manager of Diaverum UK ltd. Clacton Dialysis Unit and registered under the Care Quality Commission. He is the UK Brand Ambassador for EDTNA/ERCA, BRS council member and ANNUK member. He is also the current President and CEO of the World Nurse Association. Alirio does research in nursing science and nephrology. He is also a verified reviewer of the article being published in the Journal of Kidney Care. He has more than 14 years of experience in the field of Nursing. Alirio has held post as Clinic Manager of Fresenius Medical Care in UK and spend over a year doing education and training through Southeast Asia about dialysis, with a commitment to mentoring and encouraging junior members of staff and other allied professionals.He was the Chairman of the Board of a Humanitarian Association of Paramedics and Firefighters back in Portugal for more than 5 years.
Dr. Alirio Martinho Belchior(Research Area)
Dean of the School of Nursing
Stony Brook University
Dr. Lee Anne Xippolitos (Biography)
Dr. Lee Anne Xippolitos has held multiple nursing leadership positions in her career. Presently, her role at Stony Brook University involves responsibility on the Senior Vice President's team as Dean of the School of Nursing. Dr. Xippolitos received her AS degree in Nursing from Farmingdale College. Her BS and MS degree from Stony Brook University, School of Nursing and has completed her PhD in Nursing at Adelphi University. She is certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist as well as a Nurse Practitioner in psychiatric-mental health nursing. She also holds a certification as a Nurse Administrator through the American Nurses Credentialing Board. She is a member of American Association of Colleges of Nursing, American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and New York Organization of Nurse Executives. She is President-Elect for the New York State Council of Deans and has served as their secretary for the last four years. And, she is a charter member and past president of Kappa Gamma Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, International, the international honor society for nursing. Dr. Xippolitos sits on several Boards. On a national level, she is an active member on the Vizient Nurse Residency Board of Directors. The Vizient Nurse Residency curriculum aims at educating and socializing new nursing graduates into clinical nursing. Dr. Xippolitos provides consultation to the Board regarding curriculum development and analysis of outcome data. On a local level, she sits on the Board of Directors for the Stony Brook University Hospital Nurse Residency program, a CCNE accredited program. Additionally, she sits on the Board of Directors at Farmingdale College, Nassau County Community College and Suffolk County Community College. Her involvement with Suffolk Community College lead to the development of Suffolk-Stony Brook Nursing First. This program is the first nursing joint admission program on Long Island enabling enrolled students to obtain a bachelor's degree in four years through one admission application. Dr. Xippolitos is responsible for more than 1,335 student nurses who are receiving their degrees at Stony Brook University School of Nursing. There are many University projects that involve her time. However, her clinical interests revolve around improving the standard of patient and family centered care through inter-professional education. Currently, there are several research projects in place with the School of Medicine and the School of Dental Medicine aimed at educating nursing, medical and dental students in one forum. Additionally, she works closely with Stony Brook Hospital and acts as an advocate for developing partnerships between faculty and nursing staff that focus on enhancing quality and safety in healthcare. During Dr. Xippolitos' tenure as Dean, the School of Nursing has hosted seven Knowledge Exchanges with Cheju Halla University and the Korean Armed Forces Nursing Academy in South Korea. These exchanges have brought over 60 South Korean nursing students to our country to learn about the American healthcare system. Likewise, Dr. Xippolitos has also been invited to Cheju Halla University to speak about American healthcare as well as present at Cheju Halla University's international conference on problem based learning. Stony Brook University's Global Education program continues to grow in broadening its offering to their students. The School now has placements in Tanzania, South Korea, Peru and Ecuador. Dr. Xippolitos is a nursing leader who has enjoyed the opportunities that her profession has afforded her and looks forward to continuing her work at the University.
Dr. Lee Anne Xippolitos (Research Area)
Regional Chair, Middle East, Patient Safety Movement Foundation
Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
He is currently Cleveland Clinic Staff and on the Executive Team of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Dr. Ellahham has served, in past, as Chief Quality Officer for SKMC since 2009. In his role, Dr. Ellahham has led the development of a quality and safety program that has been highly successful and visible and has been recognized internationally by a number of awards. Dr. Ellahham is a recognized innovative leader in quality, safety, patient experience, risk management and the use of robust performance improvement in improving healthcare delivery. He serves on a number of US and international committees and advisory bodies. He is the Middle East Regional Chair of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation.Dr. Ellahham is Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) by The National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ). He is certified in Medical Quality (CMQ) by The American Board of Medical Quality (ABMQ). He is the recipient of the Quality Leadership Award from the World Quality Congress and Awards and the Business Leadership Excellence Award from World Leadership Congress in 2015. He is one the nominees for Safe Care magazine Person of the Year in the United States.
Dr.Samer Ellahham(Research Area)
Chief Nursing Officer
UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California
Dr.Cathy Rodgers Ward(Biography)
Cathy Rodgers Ward, PhD, RN, NEA-BC is an experienced nurse executive and researcher and was most recently the Chief Nursing Officer for the past 18 years at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, designated three times as a Magnet facility. Dr. Ward also holds an appointment as clinical faculty in the UCLA School of Nursing. Her research has focused on the effects of nursing leadership on patient outcomes in hospitalized patients. Under Dr. Ward's direction, UCLA achieved high patient satisfaction with overall quality of care ranking above the 90th percentile nationally and nurse satisfaction ranked above the 95th percentile. Dr. Ward has received many awards including the 2017 UCLA Leadership Award, 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, the 2015 Transformational Leadership Award at UCLA, and the United States 2011 Nurseweek National Management Nurse of the Year.
Dr.Cathy Rodgers Ward(Research Area)