Scientific Committee

Dr. Hani Lababidi - Chairman of Scientific Committee
Senior Consultant in pulmonary and critical care medicine at King Fahad Medical City (KFMC) in Riyadh

He is an expert in medical simulation and he is currently the Director of The Center for Research, Education & Simulation Enhanced Training (CRESENT) at KFMC. Besides the various leadership positions, he chaired or participated in key hospital committees and functions. He has special expertise in hospital accreditation and information management.
Dr. Lababidi received his M.D from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon and then did his Internal Medicine, Pulmonary & Critical Care training in the USA. He holds American Board in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.


Dr. Debra Nestel
PhD, CHSE-A

Debra Nestel, PhD, CHSE-A, is Professor of Surgical Education, the University of Melbourne and Professor of Simulation Education in Healthcare, Monash University, Australia. Debra is Editor in Chief of Advances in Simulation (www.advancesinsimulation.com), the journal of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM). She is program lead for the Masters of Surgical Education (Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne and Royal Australasian College of Surgeons). She is an honorary professorial fellow at Imperial College, London. Debra leads a national program for simulation educators – NHET-Sim (www.nhet-sim.edu.au) and a state-based network in simulated patient methodology (www.vspn.edu.au). Debra has published over 140 peer-reviewed papers in health professions education, published an edited book on simulated patient methodology (2015), has edited a book on healthcare simulation to be published in 2016 and is now editing a book on surgical education for release in 2017. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Debra_Nestel


Dr. Abeer A Arab
MBBS, FRCPC

Dr Arab is a Pediatric Anesthesiologist and Assistant Professor, King Abdulaziz University KAU, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Arab is the deputy director and administration Supervisor at the KAU-Clinical Skills and Simulation Center. Being a simulation educator, she has helped integrating different simulation methods into the undergraduate curricula of Anesthesia, Critical Care, Obstetrics, and Pediatrics. She is the chair of the Simulation taskforce at the Saudi Board of Anesthesiology to integrate simulation into postgraduate curricula and certification process. She has co-developed many train-the- trainer and Crisis Management Simulation-based workshops nationally and internationally. She is the developer and director of the undergraduate "patient safety" Module at the college of Medicine at KAU. She is also a member of the Steering committee of the international Clinician Educators' network ICENet of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


Dr. Usamah Saleh Al Zoraigi
Director of Anesthesiology & Operating Rooms Administration of King Fahad Medical City. He is also working as a Consultant in Health care Simulation at CRESNT (Simulation Center at King Fahad Medical City).

Graduated in King Saud University & has finished Residency training in Anesthesia & Intensive Care in 2008. He has obtained his fellowships in Regional Anesthesia in Vienna, Austria in 2010 and Simulation Medicine Fellowship in Boston, USA in 2015.
He has been invited as a speaker & instructor to various workshops & symposiums. In addition, he conducted couple of workshops in both National & International Conferences.
He is an active member of Society of Simulation in Healthcare & Saudi Society of Anesthesiologists.
Currently working as Director of Anesthesiology & Operating Rooms Administration of King Fahad Medical City. He is also working as a Consultant in Health care Simulation at CRESNT (Simulation Center at King Fahad Medical City).


Dr. Abdulaleem Alatassi
Assistant Professor at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
Pediatric Anesthesiologist and ICU Consultant at King Abdulaziz Medical City.
Deputy Director of the Operating Rooms at King Abdullah Specialized Children Hospital.

Dr. Abdulaleem Alatassi is working is a Pediatric Anesthesiologist and ICU Consultant at King Abdulaziz Medical City. Administratively, he is the Deputy Director of the Operating Rooms at King Abdullah Specialized Children Hospital.
Academically, Dr. Alatassi is the current Chairman of the Saudi Scientific Board of Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship at SCFHS and also the Deputy Chairman of the Simulation Committee in National Anesthesiology Training Program, SCFHS. He is involved in many ongoing Courses and Workshops mostly in the scope of medical simulation. He completed a Comprehensive Course for Medical Simulation from Harvard University on 2012.


Dr. Abdullah Mohammad Alraffa
Consultant Anesthesia and Chronic pain
Chairman of simulation steering committee
Deputy program director of Anesthesia residency program
Assistant Professor at Alfaisal University
King Faisal specialist Hospital and research center

After finishing his Board in Anesthesia and ICU, he did 3 subspecialty (Chronic pain Medicine, High risk Obstetric Anesthesia from University of Toronto and then he went to London Ontario Canada to do his clinical Simulation in Western university (LHSC)
He was a Participant in CanNASC (Canadian National Anesthesia Simulation Curriculum) testing, he wrote and ran many Anesthesia, ICU, Obstetric, Thoracic , multidisciplinary team & Medical student simulation.
He is currently working as a consultant Anesthesiology and Chronic pain, Chairman of Simulation steering committee in King Faisal specialist Hospital and research center, Assistant Professor at Alfaisal University, deputy program director of Anesthesia residency program in KFSHRC, member of Saudi Anesthesia Simulation Committee, member of Saudi society for Simulation in healthcare and member of Society for Simulation in Healthcare in USA
he is actively involve in simulation education at local, regional, national, and international levels.


Dr. Abdulhadi Ahmad AlSaflan
consultant anesthesiologist, clinical simulation and medical education specialist, department of anesthesia at Immam Abdulrahman bin Faisal university (Dammam, Saudi Arabia)

Dr. Abdulhadi Alsaflan is a consultant anesthesiologist, clinical simulation and medical education specialist working in department of anesthesia at Immam Abdulrahman bin Faisal university (Dammam, Saudi Arabia) since 2011. After he was board certified he did his fellowship in regional anesthesia, clinical simulation and medical education in University of Ottawa (Canada). He is currently the anesthesia residency program director and member of Saudi board comity of anesthesia in the eastern province.


Dr. Sami Alhaider
MD, MSc, MBA
Executive director of training
Saudi Commission For Health Specialties (SCFHS)

Dr. Alhaider is a consultant pediatric respirologist and interventional pulmonologist with extended interest and experience in medical education. He holds a master degree of science in medical education and master degree in business and administration. Dr. Alhaider has been through multiple roles ranging from clinician educator to supervisory ones (program director of pediatrics, and program director in pediatric pulmonology). In the past, Dr. Alhaider has assumed leadership responsibilities as the deputy executive director of academic and training affairs in King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC) and as the chairman of the national scientific council of Pediatrics in Saudi Arabia. Currently Dr. Alhaider is the Executive director of training, at the Saudi Commission For Health Specialties (SCFHS), and he has active involvement in multiple strategic tasks that involve: curriculum development, quality assurance, train the trainers, trainees support and wellbeing, economy of medical education, and formative assessment.


Dr. Tagwa Youssef Omer
Dean, College of Nursing-Jeddah
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University

Dr. Tagwa Omer received her PhD in Nursing in 2005 from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. Earned a Master of Community Health Nursing, from King Saud University, Riyadh, and a BSN from King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah. In 2006, she joined College of Nursing-Jeddah, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences as Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs and by 2009 she became the Dean. She was a member of the Nursing Scientific Board at Saudi Commission for Health Specialty from 2007 and became the Chairperson from 2011 to 2015. Dr. Tagwa is a member of several committees including the Scientific Council for the KSAU-HS, the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Home Healthcare Foundation, working as an active member in the Saudi Licensure Exam (SNLE) , the Scientific Advisory Committee for Nursing at the Ministry of Health, Directorate of Health Affairs in Jeddah, , American Association of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation, and the John Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Advisory Committee, Has several research publications in Nursing Education and Nursing Practice.


Mastoura F. AlOtaibi
Clinical Skills Center & Simulation Lab
General Directorate of Academic Affairs & Training
Ministry of Health

Ameera Cluntun
MBBS

Ameera is an Emergency Medicine Consultant from King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She completed her Clinical Simulation Fellowship from STRATUS Simulation Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Harvard Medical Schools in Boston, USA. Ameera is currently the director of education at Simulation and Clinical Skills Center (SSDC) at Princess Norah University. She also has received her Health Professions Education Certificate from the MGH Institute of Health Profession and is currently completing her Master’s degree in Health Professions Education.





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