DEC 1st & 2nd - 2019 | FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, KUWAIT

Unlocking the Power of Health Informatics

 
CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE

WELCOME TO THE KUWAIT
DIGITAL HEALTH CONFERENCE 2019

First Digital Health Conference will provide delegates the opportunity to demonstrate, share, and learn from colleagues across GCC Countries as well as other exemplars from around the world.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
  • Raise awareness about the role of health informatics and digital health for all staff at various levels and from different disciplines.
  • Overview the best practices and challenges of digital health solutions.
  • Offer policy recommendations to empower local workforce development in digital health.
  • Providing a platform for exchange and interaction to support the development of Digital Health across Kuwait.
  • Share best practices and evidence-based digital health technologies and implementation war stories.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • Frontline clinicians: Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Radiologists, Technicians... etc.
  • Hospital C-Level Executives including: Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Medical Officers, Chief Clinical Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers... etc.
  • Directors and Heads of Information Technology, Informatics.
  • Digital Technology Developers (Vendors), Health Technology Companies.
  • Health IT Professionals.
  • Healthcare Policy Makers and Regulators.
  • Senior Managers in Quality and Patient Services.
  • Clinical Documentation Improvement Managers.
  • Academic and Research Staff interested in digital health.
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Students.
  • Payers and Insurance Companies.

FEATURES

WHY ATTEND

  • Identify solutions in overcoming challenges in implementing digital healthcare
  • Network with industry stakeholders
  • To be empowered and involved in transformation of healthcare

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Conference Chairman

Dr. Mustafa Redha

Higher Committee
  • Dr. Mohammed Al-Khashti - Chair
  • Mr. Ahmad Al-Ghareeb
  • Mr. Mishal Al-Enizi
  • Mr. Bader Al-Salal
Organizing Committee
  • Dr. Salman Al-Sabah - Chair
  • Dr. Maha Al-Majed
  • Mr. Jasim Al-Rishidi
  • Ms. Asma Dashti
  • Ms. Nada Al-Beloushi
Scientific Committee
  • Dr. Dari Alhuwail
  • Dr. Eiman Al-Jafar
  • Dr. Mohammad Alrashidi
Conference Secretariat
  • Ms. Hanan Al-Qabandi
  • Ms. Hanouf Al-Diwan
Public Relations Committee
  • Mr. Hussain Bobaker
  • Mr. Abdulrahman Al-Khaldi
Media Committee
  • Ms. Ghaliah Al-Mutairi
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EVENT SPEAKERS

Dr. Mohammed Al-Khashti

Higher Committee - Chair

Joshua Symons

Associate Director at NHS Digital, UK.

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Yinka Makinde

Director of Digital Health, London UK.

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Dr. Hutan Ashrafian

Deputy Director at NHS Digital Academy and Chief Scientific Advisor, London UK

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Nadeem Schwen

Attorney and Cybersecurity Expert, Winthrop & Weinstine, USA.

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Sultana Afdhal

Chief Executive Officer, World Innovation Summit for Health, Qatar.

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Dr. Faisal Farooq

Principle Scientist in Machine Learning and Senior R&D Manager, IBM, USA.

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Dr. Abdullah Albeyatti

MBBS BSc MRCS Founder and CEO at MedicalChain, UK.

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Rachel Dunscombe

CEO at NHS Digital Academy, UK.

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Prof. Xiaoming Zeng

Professor and Chair at East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

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Dr. Riyad Al Shammari

President of Saudi Health Informatics Association, KSA.

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Dr. Mowafa Househ

Associate Professor, College of Science and Engineering, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar.

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Dr. Luis Fernandez Luque

Scientist, Qatar Computing Research Institute QCRI

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Dr. Najeeb Al-Shorbaji

PhD, FIAHSI President of the eHealth Development Association of Jordan

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Dr. Abdulrahman Alqahtani

VP of the Transformation for the Health Holding Company

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Dr. Shafi Ahmed
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Mr. Abdullah Al Raqadi

Director General of Information Technology, Oman.

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Maryam Al-Ostad
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Sh. Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa

Chief information officer

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Hussain AlSayegh

Health Technology Professional, Kuwait.

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Janet Young

Head of Digital EPR at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr. Kefaya Abdulmalek

Head of Anesthesia and Critical Care - Ameri Hospital-MOH

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Adnan Alrayes

Program Manager at Virtus Health IT

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Thamer Shaker

A Management Professional, Organization Development and Business Expert

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Dr. Salman Al-Sabah

Head of Organizing Committee

Dr. Maha Al Majed

Organizing Committee - Member

Dr. Dari Alhuwail

Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Science in the College of Life Sciences, Kuwait University

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Dr. Eiman Al-Jafar

Scientific Committee - Member

Dr. Mohammad Alrashidi

Scientific Committee - Member

Ahmad Nasrallah
Dr. Gheed Alsalem

Medical Doctor, Public Health Specialist and an Academic Health Services Researcher

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Dr. Maitham Hussain
Malek Hammoud
Martin Kopp
Mr. Ahmed Al-Ghareeb
Ms. Hessah Alsaqan
EVENT SCHEDULE PLAN

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

8:00 am - 8:30 am
Registration
8:30 am - 8:50 am
K1 - Keynote Lecture
Future Healthcare with Digital Health

Dr. Hutan Ashrafian

8:50 am - 9:30 am
R1 - Round-table Discussion
Building a National Digital Health and Informatics Strategy Moderator : Dr. Dari Alhuwail

Dr. Najeeb Al-Shorbaji | Dr. Hutan Ashrafian | Dr. Shafi Ahmad

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Opening Ceremony
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Expo Opening by H.E. Minister
10:30 am - 10:50 am
K2 - Keynote Lecture
Global Innovation and the Opportunities for Digital Health

Dr. Shafi Ahmad

10:50 am - 11:30 am
R2 - Round-table Discussion
Fostering Innovation in Digital Health and Informatics Moderator : Dr. Salman AlSabah

Sultana Afdhal | Yinka Makinde | Dr. Abdulrahman Alqahtani | Sh. Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
R3 - Round-table Discussion
Engaging and Empowering Patients: Now it’s Personal Moderator : Dr. Dari Alhuwail

Dr. Mowafa Househ | Dr. Luis Fernandez-Luque | Ms. Hessah Alsaqan | Ms. Maryam Al-Ostad

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
Prayer & Networking Break
12:20 pm - 12:55 pm
R4 - Round-table Discussion
Hospitals of the Future Moderator : Dr. Mohammad AlRishidi

Dr. Maitham Hussain | Dr. Riyad Alshammari | Dr. Shafi Ahmad

12:55 pm - 1:30 pm
R5 - Round-table Discussion
Leveraging Emerging Digital Health Technologies in Kuwait’s Context Moderator : Dr. Mohammad AlRishidi

Dr Abdullah Albeyatti | Thamer Shaker | Martin Kopp | Malek Hammoud

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
R6 - Round-table Discussion
End-User Challenges: Between Perception and Reality Moderator : Dr. Salman AlSabah

Adnan Alrayes | Dr Kefaya Abdulmalik | Ahmad Nasrallah | Janet Young

8:00 am - 8:30 am
Registration
8:30 am - 8:50 am
K3 - Keynote Lecture
Emerging Trends in Digital Health

Prof. Xiaoming Zeng

8:50 am - 9:30 am
R7 - Round-table Discussion
Data Science: Enhancing the Value and Impact of Data for Health and Care Moderator: Dr. Riyad Al Shammari

Joshua Symons | Dr. Faisal Farooq | Prof. Xiaoming Zeng

9:30 am - 10:10 am
R8 - Round-table Discussion
Enhancing Patient Safety through Informatics Moderator: Dr. Maha Almajed

Joshua Symons | Dr. Mowafa Househ | Dr. Ghaid Alsalem

10:10 am - 10:30 am
Networking Break
10:30 am - 10:50 am
K4 - Keynote Lecture
Cybersecurity and Privacy in Health

Mr. Nadeem Schwen

10:50 am - 11:30 am
R9 - Round-table Discussion
Health Informatics Ethics, Cybersecurity & Privacy Moderator: Dr. Najeeb Al-Shorbaji

Nadeem Schwen | Dr. Riyad Al Shammari | Hussain AlSayegh

11:30 am - 11:50 am
K5 - Keynote Lecture
The NHS Digital Academy

Rachel Dunscombe

11:50 am - 12:10 pm
Prayer & Networking Break
12:00 pm - 12:40 pm
R10 - Round-table Discussion
Workforce Development in Digital Health and Health Informatics Moderator: Dr. Dari Alhuwail

Rachel Dunscombe | Dr. Eiman Al-Jafar | Dr. Maitham Hussain

12:40 pm - 1:20 pm
R11 - Round-table Discussion
Digital Health Transformations: Opportunities and Challenges Moderator: Mr. Ahmed Al-Ghareeb

Mr. Abdullah Al Raqadi | Dr. Mohammad AlRishidi | Dr. Abdulrahman Alqahtani | Sh. Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa

1:20 pm - 1:45 pm
Conference Closing and Recommendations

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Al Soor Street, Al Mirqab, Kuwait City

Anchoring the city’s new downtown, Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya is perfectly positioned for business and government travellers. The chic shops of The Avenues Mall and the city’s traditional market, Souk Al-Mubarikiya, are just minutes away by car and lush Al Shaheed Park requires but a short walk.

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