Speakers

Dr. Abdulaziz Boker

General Supervisor, Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, King Abdulaziz University

Prof. Boker is the current Chairman of the Exam committee of the Saudi Scientific Boards of Anesthesia Care at Saudi Commission of Heath Specialties (SCHS) . He is the past Chairman of the Saudi Scientific Board of Anesthesia and Intensive Care at SCFHS. During his term as Board chairman, Prof. Boker led a major curriculum reform for the national training program in anesthesia and critical care medicine in Saudi Arabia and many other Arab countries. He obtained his medical college degree from King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah with honors, he then obtained Royal College of Canada certification in anesthesia and masters of medical education.

Prof. Boker has very active involvement in medical education and Health Simulation at local, regional, national, and international levels. Prof. Boker was the founding chairman for the Academic Department of Medical Education in 2006, and also founded of the King Abdulaziz University Clinical Skills and Simulation Center (KAU CSSC) in 2007 at college of medicine, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In 2016 and 2017, KAU CSSC achieved full accreditation status from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Society of Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) in all accreditation standards, namely, core, teaching/learning, assessment, integration and Research in Simulation-Based Education. Also, in August 2017, the KAU CSSC team received the ASPIRE award, Simulation Category, from the AMEE (Association of Medical Education in Europe). KAU CSSC has become the first and only simulation center in the world to receive these three distinguished recognitions.

Given his outstanding record of educational program improvements and reforms, he was the first recipient of the "International Residency Educator of the Year (2014) Award" from the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). In 2016, he was also the first recipient of the "Regional Excellence in Simulation Award" from 3rd UAE simulation & 2nd Society of Simulation Applied to Healthcare in Europe (SESAM) MENA Regional conference.



Dr. Abdulelah Al Hawsawi

Saudi Patient Safety Center Director General, Riyadh, KSA

Dr. Alhawsawi is one of Saudi Arabia’s healthcare quality leaders and advocates. His passion to performance improvement started as a practicing physician, where he advanced in this role as a leader in provider organizations, researcher and health policy expert.

Through his current role as Assistant Director General at the Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI), the official body responsible for the assessment health care facilities in the Kingdom, Dr. Alhawsawi helped in establishing systems that achieve continuous improvement of the quality of services provided to patients and their families.

Dr. Alhawsawi is particularly interested in healthcare systems and financing. He plays an active role as one of the lead quality consultants for the World Health Organization (WHO) in the region. He represented the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in discussions for integrating National Health Accounts (NHA) and benchmarking Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to the operational model of hospitals in different sectors. Recognized as an expert in improving quality in the region, Dr. Alhawsawi is frequently invited to speak on strategies to redefine care in the Kingdom, and has developed several health systems and models based on international best practices. He also serves as a trusted consultant for healthcare institution, industry leaders and consultancy firms.

Additionally, Dr. Alhawsawi is an accomplished surgeon, serving as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. To ensure that his experience is passed through the new medical generation, Dr. Alhawsawi took the role of Director of the surgery residency training program at the University, supervising hundreds of young physicians and helping them with their career advancement.



Dr. Abdulaleem Alatassi

Consultant, Department of Anesthesia & Department of Critical Care, Assistant Professor, King Saudi bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

Dr. Abdulaleem Alatassi is working as an Assistant Professor at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. Clinically he is a Pediatric Anesthesiologist and ICU Consultant at King Abdulaziz Medical City. Administratively, he is the Deputy Executive Director of Patient Safety & Quality care and the Director of the Operating Room Services 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.

Dr. Alatassi pursued Anesthesia Residency training at the University of Toronto, followed by Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship from Hospital of Sick Children, Toronto, Canada on October 2007, and Cardiac Anesthesia, Critical Care & TEE Fellowship and completed a Comprehensive Course for Medical Simulation from Harvard University on 2012. And recently had obtained a Master Degree in Executive Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics(SSE).

Dr. Alhawsawi holds a bachelor’s degree in Medicine from King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Dual board certified in transplant and hepato-biliary surgery, he completed his training in Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. He is a member of numerous medical societies and national quality committees.

Dr. Alhawsawi is also a healthcare thought leader, and writes a weekly column in Okaz newspaper discussing issues related to healthcare system’s improvement and national development. His mission of life is to contribute to the advancement of healthcare in the Kingdom; he divides his time between patient care, teaching and research in healthcare quality.



Dr. Abdulrahman Jafar A. Sabbagh

Surgical Consultant Neurosurgeon, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Epilepsy neurosurgeon, Assistant Professor, Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery,King Abdulaziz University

Dr. Abdulrahman Jafar A. Sabbagh is also the Assistant Chairman of research and higher education. Department of Surgery, College of Medicine.

Head, Research and Development section, Clinical Simulation and Simulation Center, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

and the Chairman, Scientific Council of Neurosurgery, Saudi Commission for Health Sciences. Saudi Arabia.



Dr. Saleh Abdullah Al Khunein

Consultant Neuro-anesthesiologist & Neuro-intensivist Head of Neuroanesthesia Division, Prince Sultan Military Medical City (PSMMC) – Riyadh

• Military Rank: Colonel

• Member of the Anesthesia Scientific Council / Saudi Board

• Deputy Director of the Saudi Neurocritical Care Chapter / Saudi Critical Care Society

• Assistant of the Military Medical Service Director for medical affairs



Dr. Sami Abdulrahman Alhaider

Executive Director of Training, Saudi Commission For Health Specialties (SCFHS)

Dr. Alhaider is a practicing 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 assessments.



Dr. Shadi Almoziny

Chairperson of Life Support Training Department, CRESENT, KFMC

Dr.Shadi Almoziny is a board certified emergency medicine consultant at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Almoziny holds subspecialty degree in medical simulation from Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

In addition to his 12 years of clinical experience as an emergency physician, he is the chairperson of Life Support Training Department, CRESENT, KFMC and he is the simulation lead at the Second Health Cluster in Central Region. He also holds other clinical and leadership positions.

He is looking forward to utilizing his passion for and experience in medical simulation to help healthcare organizations maximize their patient safety and quality of care by using simulation for training and health care system integration.



Dr. Waleed M. AlHarbi

Consultant of Medical Education and Simulation at the Center for Research, Education & Simulation Enhanced Training (CRESENT) at King Fahad Medical City

Ph.D. in Medical Education with experience in the U.S., United Kingdome, and Saudi Arabia. Dr. AlHarbi has 6-year experience in healthcare simulation and is currently works as a consultant of medical education and simulation at the Center for Research, Education & Simulation Enhanced Training (CRESENT) at King Fahad Medical City. He is interested in simulation curriculum development, assessment, research, healthcare training, patient safety, non-technical skills, and human factors.

Dr. AlHarbi received his BSc in Chemistry from King Saudi University (Saudi Arabia), BSc in Respiratory Care from Loma Linda University (USA), Master of Science in Health Professions Education from University of Rochester (USA), and Ph.D. in Medical Education from University of Aberdeen (UK). He is credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care in the United States.

Dr. AlHarbi is a member of many recognized societies such as: Simulation Society in Healthcare, Saudi Simulation Society in Healthcare, Saudi Society for Respiratory Care, and American Association for Respiratory Care.



Dr. Yasser Mandorah

General director of Military Medical Services Directorate at the Armed Forces

Dr. Yasser Mandorah is also a member of the General Staff, Ministry of Defense, September 2019 until date, and a Member (Military Medical Service) of the Ministry of Defense's Executive Transformation Team, as well as the Chairman of chief of General Staff 2018-2019



Dr. Ahmed Khobrani

Head of Academic Activity and Pediatric Emergency Fellow Simulation Activity Ped-ED, KSMC, Riyadh, KSA

King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, KSA.

Saudi and Arab Board in Pediatric King Khalid National guard Hospital, Jeddah, KSA. Pediatric Emergency Fellowship king Fahad medical city, Riyadh, KSA.

Medical Simulation Fellowship, Ohio, USA.

Certified Standardized Patient instructor, Illinois university, Chicago, USA.

Comprehensive Instructor Workshop in Medical Simulation. Boston, Massachusetts. USA.

Member of simulation society of healthcare international.

Member of Saudi society of health simulation.

Director of cluster one simulation center Riyadh, KSA.

Program Director of Rotating Trainee in Ped-ED, KSMC, Riyadh, KSA.



Dr. Khalid M. Bajunaid

Sssistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Jeddah

Dr. Khalid M. Bajunaid is a neurovascular neurosurgeon and neuro interventionist. He is currently an assistant professor of neurosurgery at University of Jeddah. Dr. Bajunaid completed his training at Montréal Neurological Institute, McGill University and University of Western Ontario. He holds masters in management from McGill University as well as Masters of experimental surgery from the McGill University Neurosurgical Simulation and Artificial Intelligence Learning Centre.



Dr. Loui Alsulimani

Emergency Medicine Consultant and Assistant Professor in the Emergency Department –Faculty of Medicine- at King Abdul-Aziz University

Dr. Loui Alsulimani is an Emergency Medicine Consultant and Assistant Professor in the Emergency Department –Faculty of Medicine- at King Abdul-Aziz University. He did a Clinical Simulation fellowship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital (Harvard Affiliated Hospital - Boston- USA)-2017.

He did a Disaster Medicine fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard Affiliated Hospital- Boston -USA)-2016.

Dr Alsulimani holds the Saudi And Arab Boards of Emergency Medicine.

He earned a master’s degree in Health Professions Education from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions Education in 2018. Also, got the Diploma of Professional Development in Teaching and Learning from King Abdulaziz University. Dr Alsulimani is interested in promoting competency of healthcare professionals through education/training , assessment and system improvement.



Mr. Moath Nabeel Abuaysha

Lead of the 3D printing & Planning Unit at King Fahd Medical City

Lead of the 3D printing & planning unit at king Fahd medical city, Certified 3D printing professional from MIT University.

Certified surgical Design and simulation from (iRSM) Alberta university, Certified Siemens NX design-integrated structural simulation tool.

Represented Saudi Arabia in over 40 science and technology conferences local and globally. INTEL international prize winner, and Asia cup for the excellent project.



Captain Qusay Hussein Ghazawwi

Captain – Instructor Pilot – Check Pilot





Dr. Waddaa Reda

Emergency Medicine consultant, Department of Emergency Medicine, King Abdulaziz University

Dr. Waddaa Reda is consultant and an educator at Department of Emergency Medicine at King Abdulaziz University.

At this position, he has been involved in the education of medical students and emergency medical residents and, through his simulation background, he has been integrating and using simulation regularly in the education process.

Dr. Reda also has a formal training in Telemedicine, and new and innovative field that promises to bring healthcare to areas beyond it’s former reach. Through both his Telemedicine and Simulation Training, he aspires to promoting the use of Telesimulation and to use the tools of this new area in the advancement of medical education.



Dr. Mohammad Ali Agarni

Senior Registrar in Rehabilitation Medicine Department in Prince Sultan Military Medical City(PSMMC)

Graduated from King Saud university on 2008, a Saudi Board certified in rehabilitation medicine on 2016, currently works as a Senior Registrar in Rehabilitation Medicine Department in Prince Sultan Military Medical City(PSMMC)

He is also a Major in the Saudi Army with two years experience in Military Simulation Training in the South Region, and in military academies.



Dr. Mohammed Shebnan AlShahrani

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Specialist

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) is created by the U.S. Department of Defense Committee on TCCC (Co-TCCC) to teach evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield.

"90% of combat deaths occur on the battlefield before the casualty ever reaches a medical treatment facility."-Col. Ron Bellamy

Previously, military guidelines for trauma management mirrored tactics used in the civilian sector. Initiated by the elements of the Special Operations Command, the new strategies outlined in 1996 were collectively referred to as Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC). Instead of the civilian-based approaches of the past, integrated strategies specific to combat realities continue to emerge.

Compared to standard pre-hospital treatment modalities, which are fundamentally based on blunt trauma, TCCC distinguishes itself from the norm by focusing primarily on the intrinsic tactical variables of penetrating trauma compounded by prolonged evacuation times. Today, TCCC is quickly becoming the standard of care for the tactical management and is the sole standard of care dually endorsed by both the American College of Surgeons and the National Association of EMT's for casualty management in tactical environments.



Mr. Ahmed Omar Hawsawi

Executive Director Nursing Affairs (KFMC)

He is a RN, hold BSN from USQ Australia and MSN from Monash Australia and Master of Bioethics from KING Saud University KSA.

He is a graduate of Harvard Business School (Senior Executive Leadership Program), with more than 24 years experience in healthcare Services.



Ms. Abeer K. Alhazmi

Deputy Director of Nursing at King Abdulaziz University Hospital (KAUH)

Ms. Abeer Al Hazmi is a Pediatric Nurse Specialist who is currently working as Deputy Director of Nursing at King Abdulaziz University Hospital (KAUH) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She is also working as a Nurse Consultant for other institutions.

As Deputy Director of Nursing of KAUH, Ms. Abeer contributes to the Nursing Strategic and Operational Plan and she is part of the JCI, Canadian and CBAHI accreditations of said hospital. Previously, Ms. Abeer was the Assistant Director of Nursing for Education and Research of KAUH. In this role, she developed and supervised many original and unique nursing education courses. She was also engaged in establishing postgraduate nursing diploma programs.

Ms. Abeer is a Simulation Instructor since 2012. She received her training on this respect at CSSC in KAU. She is Director 6 simulation courses such as train the trainer, patient safety and code blue simulation. She Co-Director of many other courses. She participated in accreditation programs in the Simulation Center.



Dr. Abdullah Almarshed

Chairperson of curriculum development department in King Fahad Medical City

Dr. Almarshed completed a medical simulation fellowship at Neil and Elise STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School and he completed the Master of Medical Education at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences in Riyadh.

Dr Almarshed is a board member in Saudi society of simulation in healthcare and chair of scientific committee. Chairperson of curriculum development department in King Fahad Medical City.

Dr Almarshed is a consultant for SCFHS to integrate simulation in residency curriculum in multiple specialties.

He presented simulation case studies at the Harvard Medical School Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership (SQIL) program 2015 and 2016. Dr Almarshed did his master thesis in simulation about debriefing to improve non technical skills for health care providers working in emergency departments.

Currently Dr Almarshed is one of the instructors of different simulation courses including: "Enhancing Physicians Communication Skills", Simulation Based Emergency Medicine Procedures, and the Basic Medical Simulation Course for Educators.

During the transfer of ED department to new building, Dr Almarshed was one of the team members who tested the new building readiness using simulation based scenarios to operate the new department with simulation to identify latent threats.

As International participation, Dr Almarshed was one of the speakers in the workshop titled ‘’ Peers Simulated Debriefing Training Workshop’’ held in IMSH, 2016 and 2017. Dr Almarshed still works as an emergency medicine consultant at King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh as well as teaching in Center for Research, Education and Simulation Enhanced Training (CRESENT), Riyadh, KSA.



Dr. Amani Azizalrahman

Chairperson of undergraduate simulation at Center for Research Education and Simulation Enhanced Training (CRESENT) in KFMC

Dr. Amani is a pediatric emergency consultant at King Fahad Medical City (KFMC).

Chairperson of undergraduate simulation at Center for Research Education and Simulation Enhanced Training (CRESENT) in KFMC Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) instructor, Pediatric emergency fellowship program director.

A board member of SSSH responsible for the website and media.

An organizer of the volunteer group in the pediatric residency program. I am also the simulation Pediatric emergency fellowship director since March 2018, I run simulation courses for pediatric residents, Pediatric emergency departments, and director of the PASS Course in CRESENT.

She graduated from the KFMC pediatric residency program then pediatric emergency fellowship I went a to Canada to peruse my education in pediatric emergency at Sickkids, Toronto , 2013, then Simulation fellowship at University of Calgary, Alberta Children Hospital, KIDSIM Pediatric Simulation, 2014.

She presented in several conferences regionally and internationally, focusing in medical simulation such as in IMSH2014, IMSH2016, W21C SIMposium in Calgary 2014, simulation summit Toronto2014, 1st Saudi Health Simulation Conference workshop 2015 , Princess Nourah bint Mohamed bin Saud Al Saud, Nov 2017 and Saudi Health Simulation Conference workshops 2018.

Faculty in Simulation courses at KFMC:

-Instructor/cofounder at workshop Basic Medical Simulation Course for Educators at KFMC
-Instructor/cofounder at workshop FDSIM (faculty development of simulation
- breaking bad news simulation workshop instructor as well cofounder
- Lumbar Puncture simulation hands on course as facilitator
- Intensive Simulation for Pedia R1 Intensive Simulation for Pedia R1

- PASS (Pediatric Advance simulation scenarios workshop (founder, facilitator)
-FDSIM debrief like an expert (founder, facilitator)

as well as volunteering lecturer at Virtual Medical academy (VMA) which is nonprofit organization aiming to spread the knowledge virtually. I am member at Child Support Committee nonprofit organization an organization that helps and support psychological wellbeing of children and their parents.



Dr. Ameera Cluntun

Emergency Medicine Consultant from King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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 General Manager of Academic Affairs at the Health Academy / SCFHS. She also has received her master’s degree in Health Professions Education from the MGH Institute of Health Profession and is a certified healthcare simulation educator.



Dr. Sara Alsuhaibani

Assistant Professor in Health Behavior for the Health Education and Epidemiology programs at the Department of Health Sciences in Princess Nourah University (PNU)

An assistant professor in health behavior for the health education and epidemiology programs at the department of health sciences in Princess Nourah University (PNU). is a member of the designing team for the course (Interprofessional education based on simulation) and a member of the simulation integration in undergraduate curricula committee at PNU. Sara worked as a research assistant on varies health related project at Eppley institute in USA.



Dr. Muna Aljahany

Leading member of the initiative "simulation integration in Undergraduate curricula in Health Sciences Colleges at Princess Nourah University"

Muna Aljahany is the leading member of the initiative “simulation integration in Undergraduate curricula in Health Sciences Colleges at Princess Nourah University”. She is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Head of Clinical Sciences Department, College of Medicine. Completed Medical Simulation Fellowship, University of California at Davis, 2016. Simulation and teaching how to do Simulation is her passion, beside saving real human beings in Emergency Department!



Dr. Haifaa Malaekah

Assistant Professor at Surgery, a General and Colorectal Surgical Consultant at King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital "KAAUH"

I’m An assistant Professor at Surgery, a general and colorectal surgical consultant at King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital “KAAUH”, at Princess Nourah University “PNU”. A chairperson of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Unit at KAAUH. A member of the Saudi Society for Colon & Rectal Surgery, 2017 to present. A chairperson for the 3rd year surgical section, Medical College. A member in European society of colorectal surgery, 2019 June till present. I worked as Director of postgraduate and development I completed a 5-year general surgery residency-training program and was certified as a general surgeon in King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh. In addition, I obtained a Master's degree in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics. I accomplished 2-Y of fellowship in colorectal surgery at 2015, University de Montreal and a 1-year fellowship in surgical simulation, McGill University, Canada. I continued working at McGill University as a postdoctoral fellow for 6 months. I have an interest in medical education, simulation, and researches. And I’m eager to use my skill and knowledge in research and improving medical education.



Dr. Madona Yahia

Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice in the College of Pharmacy at PNU

Madona Yahia holds the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy and she is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist. She is an assistant professor in the department of pharmacy practice in the college of pharmacy at PNU. She is a member of the committee for integration of simulation in the curriculum. Madona was a member in the team that led pilot simulation-based Interprofessional education (IPE) activities at PNU and a member in the organizing committee of the first Simulation-based IPE program. She was also the director of the second-year program that highlighted the theme of patient safety.



Dr. Dalia M Alsaif

Consultant Forensic Medical Examiner, Center of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Dalia M Alsaif, is a consultant forensic medical examiner , center of forensic and legal medicine, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. She is board certified in forensic medicine and works as an expert witness in medico legal cases including child abuse. She received training in University of Manchester, UK and University of Utah, USA on the evaluation of suspected abuse cases. She is a lecturer and provides training on the evaluation of sexual abuse victims. Alsaif is a member of many local and international associations related to forensic medicine and child abuse, and had published many scientific papers related to this field.



Dr. Rasha Mahfouz

Assistant Professor at Princess Nourah University (PNU)

Dr. Rasha Mahfouz is Assistant Professor at Princess Nourah University (PNU),2011 till Now. She graduated from Ain Shams University (ASU) in Egypt (2000), and she has MS in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing with Excellent degree (2005). She also has obtained a PhD in Nursing Sciences with clinical track from ASU in Egypt. She registered to Egyptian Nursing License. She also registered to Saudi Nursing License.

Dr. Rasha She has strong teaching background where she has served for 18 years, as she was a Demonstrator, then Assistant Lecturer then Lecturer in faculty of Nursing, ASU, for 10 years. Now, she is an assistant Professor in College of Nursing, PNU from 8 years , also she had an admin role as a Director of Academic Advising Unit at PNU. She is member of Saudi Society for Child Care since 2016 and member of Saudi Society for Preventive Health in 2019. She has a strong passion in health promotion for general population. Her community service expanded in Egypt and KSA where she served diversity of population.




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