Speakers
(in Alphabetical Order)
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Prof. Abayomi SALAWU

Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

United Kingdom

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Prof. Abderrazak HAJJIOUI

Head of the Department, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Hassan II University Hospital

Fez, Morocco

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Dr. Aheed OSMAN

Consultant Surgeon in Spinal Injuries
Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries

Honorary Senior Lecturer (Keele University)
Member of CRG Spinal Services NHSE
Lead clinican of the National Spinal Cord Injury Network,NHSE

UK

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Dr. Ahmad AL KHAYER

Consultant in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Medical Director

NMC Provita International Medical Centre

UAE

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Dr. Ali OTOM

CEO of The Royal Specialty Center for Spine & Musculoskeletal Disorders

Jordan

Senior Consultant in Spinal Cord Injuries & Rehabilitation
King Hussein Medical Center
MENASCI and ERC-ISCoS Representative for MENA Region

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Dr. Amar SALTI

Consultant Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

UAE

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Dr. Beatrice BENEDETTI

Consultant Neurologist

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

UAE

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Dr. Binu GEORGE

Consultant Pediatrician and HOD 

Child Development Department

NMC Royal Hospital

UAE

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Prof. David GOOD

WFNR President

Professor Emeritus
Professor and Chair of Neurology

Penn State University

USA

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Ms. Fiona STEPHENSON

Joint Creator & Coordinator

International Network of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses

UK

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Dr. Humberto Cerrel BAZO

Head Spinal Cord Injury & Severe Acquired Brain Injury Unit

High Specialization Rehabilitation Hospital of Motta di Livenza

Italy

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Dr. Debora GAROZZO

Consultant Neurosurgeon

Mediclinic Parkview Hospital

UAE

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Ms. Gina LEE

Multiple Sclerosis Nurse Coordinator

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

UAE

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Dr. Hussam ELKAMBERGY

Staff Physician, Critical Care Institute

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

UAE

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Dr. Iviano OSSUETTA

Consultant Neonatology
Neonatal Medicine at Burjeel Medical City

Director of Neonatology Services
VPS Healthcare

UAE

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Dr. Jacob JOSEPH

Director, Medical Affairs and Services
Medical Director, International Program

Clinical Chief, Specialty Rehabilitation Programs
TIRR Memorial Hermann

USA

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Dr. Maha FEDA

Head of the Department and Consultant
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Reem Hospital

UAE

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Dr. Mahesh CIRASANAMBATI

Medical Director and Consultant, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Burjeel Medical City

Chairperson, Scientific Committee

Emirates Society for Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine (ESRSM)

UAE

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Dr. Maximilian MEDHORN

Professor Emeritus and Retired Chairman
Department of Neurosurgery

Universitätsklinikum Schleswig - Holstein Campus Kiel

Germany

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Prof. Mayowa OWALABI

Professor of Neurology
Director of Center for Genomic and Precision Medicine

University of Ibadan

Nigeria

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Dr. Neil NIJHAWAN

Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Burjeel Medical City

UAE

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Prof. Nihad Ali ALMASRI

Professor,  Department of Physiotherapy 

School of Rehabilitation Sciences
The University of Jordan

Jordan

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Dr. Prathap RAGHAVAN

Consultant, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Tawam Hospital

UAE

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Dr. Prince THAKKAR

Physician, Neurological Institute

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

UAE

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Dr. Rania AMR

Assistant Head of Nursing

Al Qassimi Hospital - Sharjah

UAE

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Prof. Safaa MAHRAN

Full Professor of Physical Medicine, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation

Assiut University

Egypt

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Prof. Sonia LEBIB

Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis

Kassab Institute of Orthopedics
Rehabilitation Physical Medicine Service

Tunisia

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Dr. Tanmoy MAITI

Associate Staff Physician, Neurosurgery

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

UAE

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Prof. Volker Hoemberg

Head Dept. of Neurology

Gesundheitszentrum Bad Wimpfen

SRH-Group

President Elect Word Federation for Neurorehabitation

Vice President European Federation of Neurorehabilitation Societies

Germany

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Dr. Raquel NEVES

Facility Director
Dubai Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Center

President 
Emirates Nursing Rehabilitation Society

UAE

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Dr. Said NAFAI

Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
American International College

President, Occupational Therapy Association of Morocco

Morocco

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Mr. Srinivasan SHANMUGAM

Physiotherapist

Tawam Hospital

UAE

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Prof. Tareq KANAAN

Chairman Department of Neurosurgery & Spine Unit

University of Jordan

Jordan

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Prof. Wagih EL MASRI

Clinical Professor of Spinal Injuries
Keele University
Past Chairman of BASCIS
Past President of International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS)

Emeritus Consultant Surgeon in Spinal Injuries
Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital - Oswestry

UK

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Prof. Abdul Karim Msaddi

Neurospine Surgeon

Chief Medical Staff and Head of Neuro Spine Department

Neuro Spinal Hospital

UAE

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Dr. Abhishek SRIVASTAVA

Director of Centre for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Kokilaben Hospital and Medical Research Institute

India

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Prof. Ahmed Amine EL OUMRI

Professor of Higher Education in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy 
Mohamed First University of Oujda

Morocco

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Prof. Alessandro GIUSTINI

Chair of WFNR Community Based Scientific Committee

Director of  Rehabilitation Hospital San Pancrazio (Arco-Tn) Italy- Kos Group

Italy

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Dr. Arif KHAN

CEO/Medical Director

Neuropedia Children's Neuroscience Center

UAE

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Dr. Ayah JAMMALI

Occupational Therapist

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

UAE

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Dr. Caterina PISTARINI

WFNR General Secretary
Director of Scientific Rehabilitation Institute

Salvatore Maugeri Genoa

Italy

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Prof. Dafin MURESANU

Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurosciences

University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Romania

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Prof. Diane PLAYFORD

Honorary Professor of Neurological Rehabilitation, University of Warwick

Previously Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Central England Rehabilitation Unit

UK

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Dr. Eric WEERTS

Rehabilitation Specialist for Emergency and Preparedness Response

Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion

Belgium

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Prof. Graeme CLOSE

Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences

 Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool

UK

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Dr. Halprashanth SATHYANARAYANA

Consultant Neurologist

 Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi

UAE

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Prof. Imen MIRI

Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital of Tunis

Tunisia

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Dr. Isam MARDINI

Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon

Emirates Hospital

UAE

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Dr. Jorge Hernandez FRANCO

Specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Clínica de Nervio Facial

Mexico

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Dr. Khalid ANWAR

Consultant Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Clinical Lead

Amana Medical and Rehabilitation Hospital

UAE

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Dr. Marta EMAMURA

Professor of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationUniversity of Sao Paulo

Brazil

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Prof. Maryam FOURTASSI

Professor of Medicine

Mohammed Premier University

Morocco

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Dr. Mona FALOUDAH

Speech-Language Pathologist

King Fahad Medical City

KSA

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Prof. Nam-Jong PAIK

Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
President & CEO

Seoul National University Bundang Hospital

Korea

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Dr. Nirmal SURYA

President
Indian Academy of Neurology

Founder Trustee and Chairman of Epilepsy Foundation India

India

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Dr. Nitya MUDALIAR

Pediatric Physiotherapist

Burjeel Medical City

UAE

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Dr. Rajesh PHATAK

Pediatric Intensivist

Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi

UAE

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Dr. Rami AL - AHMAR

Physiatrist and Spinal Cord Injury Consultant

Jordanian Royal Medical Services

Founder and President, Middle East and North Africa Spinal Cord Injury Network (MENASCI)

Jordan

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Prof. Ronald REEVES

Physiatrist, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Mayo Clinic

USA

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Dr. Sabahat Asim WASTI

Consultant in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Vice President of the World Federation for Neurorehabilitation (WFNR)

UAE

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Dr. Salem ALKANDARI

Consultant in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Al Ahmadi Hospital

Kuwait

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Dr. Shivam Om MITTAL

Neurologist and Section Head of Movement Disorders

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

UAE

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Dr. Stanley DUCHARME

Clinical Psychologist and Diplomat in Sex Therapy
Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Urology

Center for Sexual Medicine, Boston Medical Center

USA

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Dr. Syed Irtiza HUSSEIN

Department Chair of Neurology

Neurological Institute

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

UAE

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Dr. Thomas PLATZ

President, German Society for Neurorehabilitation

Regional Vice President of Central and Western Europe

World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation

Germany

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Dr. Vinod Ravindran

Senior Physical Therapist, Neurological Institute

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

UAE

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Dr. Wail AHMED

Consultant in Spinal Injuries

Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital

General Member of The External Relations Committee

The International Spinal Cord Society (ISCOS)

UK

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Prof. Wayne FENG

Professor of Neurology
Chief, Division of Stroke & Vascular Neurology
Director, Neuromodulation & Stroke Recovery Lab
Department of Neurology

Duke University School of Medicine

USA