Afra

Afra BinKatta

Specialist Clinical Dietitian and Head of Clinical Nutrition Department - Rashid Hospital | United Arab Emirates

Afra Bin Katta is a Specialist Clinical Dietitian and Head of Clinical Nutrition Department –Rashid Hospital; as well as founder member in Emirate Clinical Nutrition Society until date. She has extensive experience in intensive nutrition care of adult with critical care. She graduated from the University of Alexandria, Egypt with Master’s degree in Nutrition and public Health, and participated with different excellence projects in DHA under Clinical Nutrition Department., the biggest honor w [...]

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Agnes

Agnes Giboreau

Head Manager of the Research of the Institut Paul Bocuse. | France

Agnès Giboreau has a PhD in Food science and a MSc in Cognitive psychology. Her research activity aims at better understanding the pleasure of eating and its relation to health from both perceptual and behavioural perspectives. Her projects focus on meal experience in a multidisciplinary approach and rely on studies conducted in real situations. She is interested in better understanding consumer perception and behaviour in real eating contexts, such as school, nursing home, hospital restaurants [...]

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Ahmad

Ahmad Al-Haifi

Assistant Professor at college of health sciences- Kuwait | Kuwait

Food and Nutrition Science, College of Health Sciences, Showaikh, Kuwait.

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Ahmed

Ahmed Elbeleidy

Professor Dr. of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine Professor of Pediatrics, Cairo University President of the Egyptian Society for Upgrading Pediatric Medical Practices | Egypt

Prof. Ahmed El-Beleidy was born in October 1955. Prof. El-Beleidy obtained his M.Sc. Pediatrics degree in May 1982, followed by MD Pediatrics 4 years later in May 1986, both from the Cairo University. -In 1996, Prof. El-Beleidy was appointed as Professor of Pediatrics, and later on as the Head of the Pediatric ICU of Cairo University New Children’s Hospital in 2011. In August 2013, Prof. El-Beleidy was elected as the Head of the Pediatric Department in Cairo University. He was holding this [...]

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Alessandro

Alessandro Laviano

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine | Italy

Prof. Laviano currently works at department of clinical medicine Sapienza University, in Rome, Italy. • He is a member of many associations and societies, such as, a member of ESPEN, AAAS (AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE), a member New York Academy of sciences and a member of South African of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Member, Editorial Advisory Board of Nutrition, Abstract reviewer of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) and many o [...]

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Ali

Ali ALRasheed

Asst. General Manager of General Administration of Nutrition | Saudi Arabia

Asst. General Manager of a passionate team and administration that is tackling and leading the transformation in the Nutrition Sector at the Ministry of Health in response to the objectives of the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision.

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Amjad

Amjad Jarrar

Instructor, Nutrition & Health Department, College of Medicine and Health Sciences- UAE University | United Arab Emirates

Mr. Amjad Jarrar is currently Instructor at United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Nutrition and Health Department. His professional experience includes 24 years as an instructor in universities in Applied Science University, M’UTAH University-Jordan and in UAE University, more than 10 years as sport nutrition consultants at Aljazeera Sport Club, Abu Dhabi –UAE. He has published 25 articles in Peer Reviewed Journals. His research interests includ [...]

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Anfal

Anfal Al Dalaeen

Assistant professor of clinical nutrition and dietetic at The Applied Science Private University | Jordan

Anfal Moafaq, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of clinical nutrition and dietetic at The Applied Science Private University, faculty of pharmacy. Her primary research interests are obesity and diabetes among children and adolescent. she is currently exploring the effect of obesity during adolescent period on synaptic plasticity and cytoskeleton protein, and it is effect on brain health mainly learn memory and depression.

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Ashraf

Ashraf Elhoufi

Consultant /Head of the ICU and Chairman of the Infection Control Committee at Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE | United Arab Emirates

Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt, in 1984 with honors, and completed his Master’s Degree in Chest Diseases with a Critical Care sub-specialty in 1989. Following this, he gained his MRCP (Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, UK) Diploma in 1997 and was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP, London) in 2008. In 2012, gained his European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine.

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Ayed

Ayed Amr

Professors of Food Science/ Dept. of Nutrition and Food Technology/ University of Jordan/ Amman/ Jordan | Jordan

Professor of Food Science / University of Jordan since 1982 . B.S. / Food Science / Cornell University / USA/ 1974. M.S. / Cereal Chemistry and Technology/ North Dakota S U./USA/ 1977. Ph.D./ Food Science / Louisiana SU/ USA/ 1981. Chairman/ Dept. Nutrition and Food Technology / University of Jordan/ 1990-1993, 200-2001. Visiting Professor/ AUB/ Lebanon/ 1997-1998. Dean/ College of Allied Health Sciences/ Hashemite University/ Jordan/ 2001-2003. General Manager/ Founder: Agroindustr [...]

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Ayesha Al

Ayesha Al Dhaheri

Associate Professor, Vice Dean Coordinator for MEFOODS & GULFOODS - FAO - Food, Nutrition, and Health- College of Food and Agriculture -UAE University | United Arab Emirates

Prof. Ayesha Al Dhaheri is currently the Vice Dean for the College of Food and Agriculture at the United Arab Emirates University. Dr. Al Dhaheri is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the UCL Division of Medicine by the University College London (UCL), the Coordinator for MEFOODS and GULFOODS for FAO-Rome, and the President of Emirates Nutrition Association. Prof. Al Dhaheri also served as the Chairperson for the Nutrition and Health Department at UAEU from 2012-2017 and served as the Head of t [...]

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Balqees

Balqees Al Awadhi

Assistant Professor at the college of health sciences at the Public Authority of Applied Education in Kuwait | Kuwait

Dr. Balqees Al-Awadhi is an Assistant Professor at the college of health sciences at the Public Authority of Applied Education in Kuwait. She has achieved her MSc and PhD from the University of Reading, UK which has focused on personalized nutrition and the development of a web-based tool that delivers personalized nutritional advice. Dr Al-Awadhi is a Clinical Dietician and has worked with inpatients and outpatients across different areas of nutrition such as Diabetic, Pediatric, Maternity, N [...]

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Basil

Basil Nasrallah

MBBS, MRCPCH, CCT American Board of Pediatrics | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Basil Nasrallah has double qualifications; the American Board of Pediatrics from USA and certificate of completion of training (CCT) from the UK. He worked as a specialist registrar for 3 years in the pediatric allergy and respiratory departments in the Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Dr. Nasrallah did his post graduate certificate in allergy and asthma from Imperial College London, UK. He is an active member of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology [...]

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Beth

Beth Besecker

Director of Medical Affairs for US Adult Nutrition | USA

Beth Besecker, MD, MBA, Six Sigma Green Belt received her medical degree from The Medical College of Ohio and her MBA from Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. She completed her post-doctorate research fellowship and clinical fellowships at The Ohio State University Medical Center. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. Her research utilized zinc and other micronutrients to improve inflammatory balance and monocyte/macroph [...]

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Boris

Boris Kramer

MD, PhD Neonatologist | Germany

Training: MD (1997), medical doctorate (1998), Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen, Germany. Residency in pediatrics and training in Neonatology, University Hospitals Tübingen and Würzburg, Germany, with Prof. Dr. C.P. Speer (1999-2006). Research fellow with Prof. Dr. Alan H. Jobe, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Ohio, USA (1999-2001). Positions: Junior member of medical faculty, Würzburg (2006). Maastricht UMC+ (2006 to present): neonatologist and leader of experimental research gro [...]

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Bridget

Bridget Cassady

Doctorate-level research scientist and registered dietitian nutritionist at Abbott | USA

Bridget Cassady, PhD, RDN, LD is a doctorate-level research scientist and registered dietitian nutritionist at Abbott. She supports the global adult therapeutic nutrition business with an emphasis on critical care, ICU, and surgical patients. Prior to joining Abbott, Bridget worked in various roles in the global food and healthcare industry and brings a decade’s worth of experience in research and development to her current role. She is passionate about improving the standard of care in the a [...]

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Carine

Carine Platat

Associate Professor Department of Food, Nutrition and Health College of Medicine and Health Sciences United Arab Emirates University Al Ain | United Arab Emirates

Dr Carine Platat is currently associate professor at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). She got her Engineer diploma in agronomy, from the Top National School in Agronomy and Food Industries (Nancy, France). Then, she completed her MSc in Biology and Human Nutrition at the National Institute of Agronomy at Paris. In 2005, she obtained her PhD from the University Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg, France) in the field of clinical research. She investigated the interrelationships between dietary [...]

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Carlos H.

Carlos H. Lifschitz

M.D. Associate Physician, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Italian Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina Former Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas | Argentina

Dr. Carlos Lifschitz is a American Board of Pediatrics certified pediatric gastroenterologist and former Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He currently is an Associate Physician at the Italian Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has served in the Council of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition as well as in the Editorial Board of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition currently in t [...]

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Carole

Carole Wehbe

Family Medicine Specialist Eating and Weight Disorders Practitioner | United Arab Emirates

Dr Carole Wehbe Chidiac graduated as an M.D and completed a residency program in Family Medicine, from Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon, followed by different training in occupational medicine and school health. She completed an eating and weight disorders practitioner diploma accredited by BPS/UK in 2014, training in hospital management of eating disorders ED in Boston’s Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 2018. She is finishing as well a post graduate diploma in spor [...]

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Dany

Dany Hamod

Associate Professor of Pediatrics | Lebanon

Dr. Dany Hamod has graduated from Medical School Kaunas Medical University,Lithuania. Completed Residency in Pediatrics: University of Balamand Lebanon. He is currently Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Balamand

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Diala

Diala Shaheen

MSc Sports & Exercise Nutrition BSc Food, Nutrition, & Health | United Arab Emirates

Diala Shaheen is a sports nutritionist holding an MSc degree in Sports and Exercise Nutrition from Loughborough University, the United Kingdom. During her BSc in Human Nutrition from the University of British Columbia in Canada, Diala worked in multiple areas and different groups. She started with children and nutritional education in Vancouver city schools, moving to experience in weight-management, and then to the clinical setting with kidney & liver disease, diabetes, and pediatric cases [...]

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Dimitrios

Dimitrios Papandreou

Assistant Dean for Research | United Arab Emirates

Dr Dimitrios Papandreou is currently a Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Assistant Dean for Research at Zayed University Abu Dhabi, UAE. He holds a Doctor of Medicine degree in Clinical Pediatric Nutrition from Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and 2 Master’s degrees from Columbia University, New York, USA. He is also a Registered Dietitian licensed from USA since 1998. Dr Dimitrios has published 96 full research articles in peer reviewed international j [...]

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Ehab

Ehab Khairy

Professor of Pediatrics Head of Pediatric Clinical Nutrition Unit Ain Shams University | Egypt

Professor of Pediatrics and Head of Pediatric Clinical Nutrition Unit, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. He is one of the founders and a member of Master Clinical Nutrition Board of Ain Shams University. He was the president of the First, Second, Third and Fourth Scientific Congresses for Pediatric Pulmonology and Nutritional Disorders. He is the vice president of the Arabian Society of Pediatric Clinical Nutrition. He is a member of: - The Egyptian society of Pediatrics - Ain Shams soc [...]

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Elisabeth

Elisabeth De Waele

Head of Nutrition Department, Intensive Care Department, ESPEN Executive Member | Belgium

Elisabeth De Waele is head of the 2021 newly created Department of Clinical Nutrition at Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel which unites medical doctors, dietitians, pharmacists and nurses who take care of hospitalized and ambulatory patients challenged by nutritional and metabolic issues. She is Medical Director of the Intensive Care Department and Associate Professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel teaching medical students, pharmacists and dietitians in training. Si [...]

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Entesar

Entesar AlHammadi

Consultant Pediatrics Nephrologist - Dubai Hospital - UAE | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Entesar is a Consultant Pediatric Nephrologist in Dubai Hospital and covering DHA pediatrics nephrology services as well as northern emirates in UAE as part of nephrology team in Dubai Hospital. She had obtained her MBBS degree from Jordan University Of Science and Technology in Jordan, has then done pediatrics residency in Dalhousie University in Halifax in Canada and obtained both American and Canadian board of Pediatrics in 2008 and 2009. She then completed her training in Pediatrics Neph [...]

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Eslam

Eslam El Baroudy

M.B.B.CH., M.Sc.(Pediatrics), M.D. (Pediatrics) FRCPCH (UK) | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Eslam T. El-Baroudy is A.Professor and Consultant of Pediatrics at faculty of Medicine,Cairo University, currently, works at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), managed by Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi, UAE where he runs the Feeding Clinic and attends to children and babies with feeding difficulties, failure to thrive & nutritional behavioural disorders. Dr. El-Baroudy is a graduate of Cairo University where he obtained his Master degree (M.Sc.) and Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.) “Clinical P [...]

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Faisal

Faisal Al-Sehli

Pediatric /Neonatal Clinical Pharmacist, KAMC Assistant Professor in clinical pharmacy, KSAU Assistant Professor in College of Medicine, KSAU | Saudi Arabia

Dr. Faisal A. Al-Sehli is a Doctor of pharmacy, graduated from UTHSC, USA and finished his specialized , Pediatrics/Neonatal residency program from Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital one of the best Seven children’s hospitals in USA, he is specialized in Neonatal/Pediatrics ICU clinical pharmacy in KING ABDULAZIZ MEDICAL CITY – RIYADH and he is holding a position of an Assistant professor in clinical pharmacy jointed to college of pharmacy and medicine, King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz for Health Scie [...]

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Farah

Farah Naja

Associate Professor of Nutrition Epidemiology at the University of Sharjah - UAE | United Arab Emirates

Dr Farah Naja is an associate professor in Nutrition Epidemiology, at the University of Sharjah. She earned her doctoral degree from University of Toronto, Canada. Dr Naja is leading an active research portfolio, with over 75 publications. Her research focus is to explore innovative approaches to study dietary intake, with a focus on the Mediterranean diet, its health and environmental impacts. Together with her team, she has launched the first mother and child nutrition cohort in the Middle Ea [...]

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Farheen

Farheen Dhinda

Clinical Dietitian | United Arab Emirates

Registered Dietitian with 9+ years of progressive experience in the field of dietetics and nutrition research. Passionate about sports nutrition and the health benefits of exercise in disease management and outcome.

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Ghedeir

Ghedeir Alshammari

Head of Food Science and Human Nutrition Associate professor of Nutrition in health and disease Food science and Nutrition Dept., King Saud University | Saudi Arabia

Ghedeir M. Alshammari has been working as an Associate professor and head of Department of Food Science and Nutrition, King Saud University, Riyadh KSA. His research team focus in the field of molecular nutrition and drug development for metabolic disorders. Obesity linked inflammation is the major burden to the society, he develops a combinational approach to regulate the inflammatory markers in adipose tissue. As part of his research, currently he establishes the scientific validation and mech [...]

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Hadeel

Hadeel Ghazzawi

Associate Professor Nutrition and Food science Department Agriculture school, The University of Jordan | Jordan

Dr Hadeel Ghazzawi, is an associate professor in the University of Jordan, Nutrition and Food science department, school of agriculture (Amman). She joined the department in 2013 after obtaining her Nutritional science doctoral from Vienna University in Austria. Her medical master degree was obtained from Sheffield University, UK. She worked with ABBOTT as an educator in Jeddah 2002 then she moved to work as a nutritional consultant in Nutrition and Diet center in Jeddah in 2005. She joined the [...]

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Hala

Hala Al Otaibi

Professor of Community Nutrition Department of Food Sciences and Nutrition | Saudi Arabia

Hala Al-Otaibi is professor of community nutrition at the College of Agriculture and Food Science, King Faisal University. She is the vice dean for female students affaires, College of Agriculture and Food Science. Member in the local scientific advisory board (National Nutrition Committee), the leader of scientific team for assessing the nutritional status of community in the KSA (National Nutrition Committee). She is an associate member of many nutritional researches in cooperation with variou [...]

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Haleama

Haleama Al Sabbah

Ph.D. Associate Professor Chair of Health Sciences Department Zayed University | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Haleama Al Sabbah is Associate Professor and former Chair of Health Sciences Department at Zayed University in UAE. She completed her PhD in Public Health Nutrition (PhD in Medical Sciences) in 2008 from the Faculty of Medicine, Gent University, Belgium. She awarded a doctoral scholarship from Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC). Her PhD study was part of the National Study of the Palestinian Health Behaviors in School-aged Children (HBSC-2004). Dr. Al Sabbah was a Fulbright Senior Visiting [...]

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Hamid

Hamid Jan

Professor, Universiti Sains Malaysia | Malaysia

A professor at the Nutrition and Dietetics Programme, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) since year 2007. He joined this institution immediately after completing his PhD (Nutrition) at King’s College London, United Kingdom. He holds a Master Degree in Nutrition from UKM and Bachelor Degree in Nutrition and Community Health from UPM. He received extensive training on laboratory skills from the Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology Course at USM. The diversity of his education background contr [...]

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Hanin

Hanin Bassem Kassem

Clinical Tutor | United Arab Emirates

Hanin is a clinical tutor and lab supervisor at the Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics since 2014. Interested in research area of Autism and community nutrition topics. Holds and bachelor’s degree on Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Sharjah.

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Harjinder

Harjinder Singh

Distinguished Professor and Director Riddet Institute | New Zealand

Professor Harjinder Singh is the Director of the Riddet Institute (Centre of Research Excellence), Massey University, New Zealand. His research expertise includes dairy science and technology, functional foods, food colloids, structures, and nutrition. He has published over 350 research papers in international journals. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology, and has received several international awards, i [...]

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Haydar

Haydar Hasan

Assistant Professor College of Health Sciences | Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Hasan (MD, MSc, PhD) is assistant professor with over 30 years of experience in medical sciences. His research focuses on adipocytokines, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and vitamin D. He is a member of two scientific research groups at the University of Sharjah: Metabolic syndrome and related disorders group and Nutrition and Food Research Group. He is a reviewer for scientific journals such as European journal of Endocrinology, Current Diabetes Reviews and BMJ Open Diabetes Research [...]

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Hussein

Hussein Hassan

Associate Professor of Food Science and Technology Lebanese American University of Lebanon | Lebanon

Dr. Hussein Hassan is associate professor of Food Science and Technology. He received his BSc and MSc in Food Technology from the American University of Beirut and his PhD in Food Process Engineering from McGill University, Canada. Dr. Hassan’s research interests revolve around the area of non-microbial food safety, food toxicology, food processing, and food waste. Dr. Hassan’s research has been published and presented so far in more than 50 international journals and scientific meetings. In [...]

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Iman

Iman Kamel

Professor and Head of Child Health Department, National Research Centre Consultant of Pediatrics and Clinical Nutrition National Research Centre | Egypt

Bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University -Master's degree in Pediatrics, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. She holds a doctorate from the College of Graduate Studies for Childhood Ain Shams University and the subject of the thesis was on adolescent obesity. She holds a diploma in therapeutic nutrition from the National Institute of Nutrition. ** Participated in many internationally published scientific research a [...]

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John

John L. Sievenpiper

Lifestyle Medicine Lead, MD Program, University of Toronto Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital | Canada

Dr. Sievenpiper is a Clinician Scientist who holds appointments as an Associate Professor in the Departments of Nutritional Sciences and Medicine and the Lifestyle Medicine Lead in the MD Program at the University of Toronto and a Staff Physician in the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism and Scientist in the La Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital. Dr. Sievenpiper completed his MSc, PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowship training in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the [...]

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Julie

Julie Lanigan

Ph.D. RD, Principal Research Dietitian, Childhood Nutrition Research Centre, UCL Institute of Child Health | United Kingdom

Paediatric dietitian and research fellow at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London. A key investigator on clinical trials focusing on the influence of nutrition in early life on later health. Co-founder and director of TrimTots Community Interest Company formed to develop and deliver evidence-based interventions for prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. Vice Chair of the British Dietetic Association’s Paediatric Specialist Group and has a wide range of knowle [...]

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Jérémie

Jérémie Lafraire

Research Group Leader-Cognitive Science, Research Center of the Institut Paul Bocuse (Ecully, 69) Associate researcher, Institut Jean Nicod, CNRS-EHESS-ENS | France

Jérémie Lafraire est docteur en Sciences Cognitives et diplômé de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris (Ulm). Après un cursus en philosophie des sciences cognitives, il a rejoint en 2014 le Centre de recherche de l’Institut Paul Bocuse. Jérémie Lafraire y est responsable du groupe de recherche en sciences cognitives appliquées à l’alimentation : il s’intéresse aux mécanismes cognitifs impliqués dans la relation entre l'homme et la nourriture, en particulier aux différente [...]

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Kirk

Kirk Kerr

Senior Manager Health Economics, Abbott Nutrition | USA

Kirk W. Kerr joined the Abbott Nutrition’s Health Economics and Outcomes Research team in June 2019. While at Abbott, Kirk has researched the impact of nutrition-focused Quality Improvement programs in inpatient, outpatient, and surgical care settings. Prior to joining Abbott, Kirk worked in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research researching the impact of FDA policies on drug development, drug prices, and patient access to medicines. While at FDA, he also provided economic support [...]

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Leila Cheikh

Leila Cheikh Ismail​

Assistant Professor College of Health Sciences University of Sharjah, UAE | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Leila holds a PhD in Nutrition and is a registered nutritionist with the UK Association for Nutrition. She has more than 20 years of experience in international nutrition, and she is an Associate Professor of Nutrition at the University of Sharjah. Prior to her current role, she led the INTERGROWTH-21st Project at the University of Oxford since 2008. Leila worked as a Nutrition Scientist at the IAEA in Vienna and as a Nutrition Technical Officer at the WHO. She assisted the adoption of the [...]

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Lily

Lily Stojanovska

Professor United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE Emeritus Professor Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia | United Arab Emirates

Lily Stojanovska is Professor at the Department Dept of Nutrition and Health, within the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at the United Arab Emirates University. She is also an Emeritus Professor at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia and Honorary Professor at Universities in Thailand, Hong Kong and Macedonia. She is actively involved in nutritional research, teaching and supervising graduate students in areas of nutrition, women's health and prevention of chronic diseases through n [...]

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Loai

Loai Eid

Consultant & Head of Pediatric Nephrology Pediatric Nephrology Department Dubai Hospital | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Loai Eid is a Consultant Pediatric Nephrologist and Chief of Pediatric Nephrology Section at Dubai Hospital since 2016. Additionally, he is working as part time at different private hospitals in Dubai. He is the President of Emirates Pediatric Nephrology group SINCE 2017. Additionally, he is a council member of the Asian Pediatric Nephrology Association. Dr. Eid completed Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship from the United States of America. American Board Certified i [...]

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Lynda

Lynda O’Neill

Senior Nutrition Scientist | Switzerland

Lynda O’Neill is a Senior Nutrition Scientist at Nestlé Research in Switzerland. In 2012 Lynda joined Nestlé Infant Nutrition R&D, based in the US, supporting the global Baby Food business. Lynda was the scientific lead for several projects on infant and young child feeding to ensure nutrient adequacy, including a study on the optimization of the infant diet via diet modelling. In 2019, Lynda joined Nestlé Institute of Health Science in Switzerland to continue working on dietary intake and [...]

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Mahmoud

Mahmoud Elhalik

Consultant Neonatologist, Head of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Director of Neonatology Fellowship Program - DHA, Latifa Women & Children Hospital, Dubai UAE | United Arab Emirates

-Over 25 years of experience in Perinatal-Neonatal medicine. -Special interest in Neonatal Nutrition, Neonatal Sepsis, Quality Improvement Projects in NICU and Neonatal Resuscitation. -Moreover, he is chairing and co-chairing different hospital committees such as the “NICU Infection Control Task Force”, Antibiotics Stewardship committee, Disaster Steering committee and Baby Friendly Hospital Working Group. -Many Publications; journals and book chapter & Member of editorial boards of many [...]

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Mike

Mike Possner

Head of Scientific Department and Regional Medical Director at Nestle Nutrition Institute for Europe - Germany | Germany

Dr. Mike Possner has studied medicine in St. Peterburg and has worked in a pediatric University. He is the head of Scientific Department of the Nestlé Nutrition and since 2006 he is the Regional Medical Director of the Nestlé Nutrition Institute for Europe. Mike wrote his thesis about : Effects of Bifidobakterium lactis Bb12 supplementation on intestinal microbiota of preterm infants: a double-blind placebo controlled randomized study He supports clinical study or is personally involved in t [...]

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Moez Al Islam

Moez Al Islam Ezzat Faris

Associate professor Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah, Sharjah/UAE | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Mo’ez –Al-Islam Faris was born in Kuwait, and holds Jordanian citizenship. Dr. Faris got his three higher university degrees from the University of Jordan in the field of human nutrition. Recently, Dr. Faris has been completed Harvard Medical School/ Global Clinical Scholar Research Training (GCSRT) Program. Dr. Faris works now as an associate professor at the Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics/the University of Sharjah, with eighteen years’ experience in the academic field [...]

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Mohamed

Mohamed Saad

MSc Sports and Exercise Nutrition | Bahrain

Mohamed Saad is sports and exercise nutritionist from the kingdom of Bahrain, he is holding a master’s degree in sports and exercise nutrition. Mohamed is currently working as the head nutritionist for world’s number one Mixed Martial Arts ranking national team and KHK MMA team, as well as Alkhaldiya football club. He works with wide range of Olympic, professional and amateur athletes in different sports around the world.

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Mona Sharef

Mona Sharef Hashim

Lecturer and Clinical Training Coordinator Department of Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, College of Health Sciences University of Sharjah | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Mona Hashim got her PhD in Human Nutrition from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia while her Masters degree from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon in field of Nutrition and Dietetics. Currently she works as lecturer in Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics/University of Sharjah with seventeen years of academia experience. Her research interest in early nutrition and its impact on adulthood obesity as well as pro inflammatory effects of dietary patterns and chronic diseases [...]

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Muna

Muna Al Haway

. | United Arab Emirates

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Myriam

Myriam Abboud

Assistant Professor at Zayed University | United Arab Emirates

Myriam has completed her PhD at the University of Sydney-School of Medicine and is currently Assistant Professor at the College of Natural and Health Sciences at Zayed University, UAE. Myriam’s research focuses on investigating the link between vitamin D and non communicable diseases and she has published several papers in reputable journals. Myriam is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian/Nutritionist. She completed her Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics at The University of Sydney. She starte [...]

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Naguib

Naguib Abdel Reheim

Consultant Pediatrician and Pediatric Diabetologist Associate prof., University Of Sharjah | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Naguib earned his medical degree from Cairo University, Egypt. He completed his master’s degree from Ain Sham, University, Egypt and Degree of Doctor in Pediatrics from the same university. He also has a postgraduate diploma in diabetes from Leicester University, UK.

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Nahla

Nahla Hwalla

Professor of Human Nutrition | Lebanon

Dr. Nahla Hwalla is a professor of Human Nutrition at the American University of Beirut. She has also served as Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences for 11 years. For several decades, she has nurtured the discipline of nutrition and dietetics from an unknown specialty to a highly visible and sought-after field of study. She founded and presided the Lebanese Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has generated pioneering knowledge and published over 140 seminal articles on nutrit [...]

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Najla

Najla Darwish

. | United Arab Emirates

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Naser

Naser Ibrahim

Assistant Professor at the Department of Food, Nutrition and Health | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Naser Ibrahim is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Food, Nutrition and Health at the UAEU. He completed his PhD degree in Human Nutritional Sciences at the University of Manitoba (UM), Canada (2015) and received a certificate in higher education teaching from the same university. He completed his Master’s degree in Nutrition and dietetics at the University of Toronto, Canada (2008), and his undergraduate degree in Public Health and Nutrition at the University of Garyounis, Libya [...]

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Nayef

Nayef Bumaryoum

Health and Nutritional Sciences Faculty & Leader of Community Nutrition Society | Kuwait

• Dr. Nayef Bumaryoum • PhD, Msc, and Bs degrees from the USA • Faculty Member, College of Health Sciences. The Public Authority of Applied Education and Training – Kuwait 2006 – present • Senior Dietitian and Trainer. Administration of Food and Nutrition, Ministry of Health – Kuwait 1998 - 2004

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Nigel

Nigel Abraham

Scientific / Laboratory Director | United Kingdom

Dr. Nigel Abraham, PhD, FIBMS, is Scientific Director and Lead Researcher for Cambridge Nutritional Sciences. He originally trained in pathology at St. Georges Medical School, London, and then went on to study immunology at the University of Surrey. He qualified for FIBMS in Haematology, MSc in Immunology for Disease Control, and PhD in Cellular Allergy & Allergic Mediators. As a specialist in allergy and food intolerance, he has been involved in extensive post doctorial research in the field of [...]

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Nisreen

Nisreen Shehadeh

Teaching assistant | Jordan

Mrs. Nisreen Shehadeh obtains her BSc in Nutrition and Food Technology from University of Jordan in 2000. She joined Nutrition and Food technology Department in 2002 at the University of Jordan as teaching assistant until present. Mrs. Nisreen Shehadeh got her MSc degree in Food Science and Technology in 2020 with GPA 4 out of 4. She attended many international workshops in the field of sensory evaluation of olive oil, food safety and food quality management. She is a member of Jordanian Society [...]

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Rawand

Rawand Rayyan

Experienced Nutritionist-Senior Clinical Quality Officer | United Arab Emirates

Dr Rawand Rayyan holds a bachelor of science degree in Nutrition and Food Technology. She also holds a MBA with Quality management concentration (Six Sigma-Green Belt).

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Salma

Salma Jamal Abu Qiyas

Clinical Tutor | United Arab Emirates

Salma Abu Qiyas is a clinical and laboratory instructor at the University of Sharjah. An honorary graduate of the university’s Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics program, She has been assisting in teaching and training students at the program for nearly 10 years. Her teaching experience focuses on acquainting students with the principles of the nutrition care process with emphasis on nutrition assessment and diagnosis. Her research interests include improving understanding of human behavior as i [...]

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Sanaa

Sanaa Shaaban

Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, Ain-Shams University (Egypt), President of Arab Society of Pediatric Clinic Nutrition | Egypt

• University professor, clinician and researcher in the field of Pediatric nutrition with more than 30 years of exceptional record, experience and contributions in teaching nutrition knowledge and skills to medical students and health care professionals as well as applying such expertise for the welfare of patients. • Awarded Ain Shams University award for distinguished papers published in international journals in the year 2008. Activities and Achievements • Founder and Head of the [...]

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Suha

Suha Noufal

Clinical Dietician | United Arab Emirates

Dr Suha Noufal, is a healthcare practitioner, specializing as a Dietician, in United Arab Emirates

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Susan

Susan Roberts

Professor of Nutrition, Tufts University, and Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts Medical School | USA

Susan B. Roberts, Ph.D., is internationally renowned for her work related to weight regulation and obesity that combines nutrition science and behavioral interventions. Dr. Roberts is currently a Senior Scientist and Director of the Energy Metabolism Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. She also holds positions as Professor of Nutrition at Tufts University, Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts School of Medicine and scientific staff mem [...]

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Taif

Taif Al Sarraj

Chief of Clinical Support Services, Tawam Hospital Allied Health Consultant, SEHA (Abu Dhabi Health Services Co.) EFQM Assessor Professional Official Trainer | United Arab Emirates

Dr Taif Al Sarraj has > 20 years experiences in healthcare management and leadership, clinical practices, clinical researches, training and education, public health contribution and awareness programs. Dr Al Sarraj grew her leadership capacity in healthcare through continues education, hands-on practices, and leadership competencies development. She is a Fellow candidate of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Dr Al Sarraj had successfully led clinical support services as well [...]

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Tareq

Tareq Osaili

Professor / Vice Dean | United Arab Emirates

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Tim

Tim Green

Principal Nutritionist Women and Kids Theme South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute Affiliate Professor Paediatrics University of Adelaide | Canada

Nutrition during the first thousand days, the period from conception to two years of age, is critical for a child’s growth and development. Poor nutrition during this period can lead to poor health outcomes which can persist into adult life. Exclusive breastfeeding until six months, with continued breastfeeding out to 2 years and beyond, is best. However, at around six months of age breastmilk alone does not provide enough nutrition for the child and foods other than breast milk are needed. [...]

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Adrienne

Adrienne Speedy

Nutrition Support Dietitian | United Arab Emirates

.Adrienne has worked as a clinical dietitian in the UAE for over a decade and prior to this in both Ireland and New Zealand. She has completed her training as a dietitian in New Zealand in 2002 following the completion of degrees in both Nutrition and Physiology from the University of Otago. Adrienne specializes in Nutrition Support and Critical Care and is currently the dietitian for the Home Parenteral Nutrition Service at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

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Ahmed

Ahmed Elbeleidy

Professor Dr. of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine | Egypt

Dr. Ahmed El-Beleidy has got his M.SC. of Pediatric in May 1982, then his MD of Pediatrics 4 years later, in May 1986. Boh degrees were taken from Cairo University. In 1996, Dr. El-Beleidy was appointed as Professor of Pediatrics, he became the Head of the Pediatric ICU of Cairo University New Children’s Hospital in 2011. In August 2013 Professor El-Beleidy was elected as the Head of the Pediatric Department in Cairo University. He was Holding this title ‘til 31 July 2016 when he quitted a [...]

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Alan

Alan Lucas

MB, BChir., MA, MD, MRCP, FRCPCH, FMedSci Founder and Professor of Paediatric Nutrition, Childhood Nutrition Research Centre UCL Institute of Child Health, London | United Kingdom

.Professor Alan Lucas founded the Child Nutrition research Centre at the Institute of Child Health in London, where he is now Emeritus Professor of Paediatric nutrition. He also holds an Emeritus Chair at Oxford University and has an academic appointment at Cambridge University. Professor Lucas’ work on nutrition spans the period from fetal life to adolescence though he has a particular interest in the concept of “programming” (a term he coined); he initiated the first intervention trial [...]

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Ali

Ali Boolani

PhD, Associate Professor | USA

Ali Boolani, PhD is an associate professor at Clarkson University. He received his PhD in Applied Physiology at Oklahoma State University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Georgia in Exercise Psychology where he examined the influence of methylxanthines on feelings of energy and fatigue. Ali’s work focuses on objective and subjective measurements of energy and fatigue, the biological differences and interventions to improve these moods. His most recently published w [...]

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Amita

Amita Attlee

PhD Food and Nutrition Assistant Professor Department of Food, Nutrition, and Health College of Medicin and Health Science United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain‐ UAE | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Amita has a vast University teaching experience of more than 20 years in India and the United Arab Emirates. Briefly, she worked as Regional Technical Head in an International Wellness Organization based in Dubai. Her research interests span from community nutrition focusing on nutrition assessment and education to clinical nutrition topics related to bariatric surgery, autism, and metabolic syndrome. She has published in international peer‐reviewed journals and invited as a speaker/mo [...]

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Amjad

Amjad Jarrar

Instructor, Nutrition & Health Department, College of Food and Agriculture - UAE University | United Arab Emirates

Mr. Amjad Jarrar is currently an Instructor at United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), College of Food and Agriculture, Department. His professional experience includes 21 years as an instructor in universities in M’UTAH University-Jordan and in UAE University, more than 10 years as sport nutrition consultants at Aljazeera Sports Club, Abu Dhabi –UAE. He has published 15 articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals. His research interests include sports nutrition, metabolic syndrome, Assessment of [...]

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Arthur van

Arthur van Zanten

Medical intensive Care Specialist and Chair of the Department of Intensive Care, Gelderse Vallei Hospital, Ede, Division Nutrition & Health, Wageningen University & Research | Netherlands

Dr. Arthur van Zanten is a medical intensive care specialist and Chair of the Department of Intensive Care in Gelderse Vallei Hospital in Ede, The Netherlands. He holds the position of Medical Advisor at the Hospital Executive Board and is responsible for Quality and Safety, Acute and Complex Care, and Nutrition, Sports, and Exercise.He was involved in the organizational aspects of Dutch Intensive Care for many years and served as Secretary of the Executive Board of the Netherlands Society of I [...]

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Ashraf

Ashraf Elhoufi

Consultant, Head of ICU Department, Dubai Hospital Examiner for the Royal College of Physician “UK”, Professor of Medicine Dubai Medical College | United Arab Emirates

Graduate of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine (Nov. 1984), with honor, Master Degree in Chest Diseases with a Critical care sub-specialty 1989 MRCP (UK) November 1997 and awarded FRCP (London) 2008. European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine 2012 Currently, Consultant ICU Dubai Hospital. Examiner for the Royal College of Physician “UK”, Professor of Medicine Dubai Medical College, Chairman of the infection Control Committee Dubai Hospital.

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Barbara

Barbara Marriage

Global Science Lead, Pediatric Specialty Nutrition Abbott Nutrition | Canada

Barbara Marriage is the Global Science Lead for Pediatric Specialty Nutrition and Senior Associate Research Fellow. In her present role she is responsible for clinical research and scientific support for the pediatric speciality products globally. Barbara received a BSc in Applied Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph, an MSc in Nutrition and a PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Alberta. Before joining Abbott in 2002, she worked for over 20 years as a clinical research die [...]

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Carlos H.

Carlos H. Lifschitz

M.D. Associate Physician, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Italian Hospital, Former Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas | Argentina

Dr. Carlos Lifschitz is an American Board of Pediatrics certified pediatric gastroenterologist and former Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He currently is an Associate Physician at Hospital Italiano, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has served in the Council of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition as well as in the Editorial Board of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. He is the aut [...]

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Carole Ayoub

Carole Ayoub Moubareck

Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc. Pharm Associate Professor College of Natural and Health Sciences Zayed University - UAE | United Arab Emirates

Carole Ayoub Moubareck is a Pharmacist who got a Ph.D. in microbiology from Paris Descartes University then pursued post-doctoral work at the Institut Pasteur of France. She was responsible for the National Reference Center of Antibiotic Resistance in France for 3 years. Then, she worked at Saint Joseph University in Lebanon for 4 years and since 2014 she is at Zayed University in Dubai as an associate professor. An essential part of her research is human breast milk, its benefits, and its compo [...]

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Cosette

Cosette Fakih

Lecturer and Clinical Preceptor at the Lebanese American University | Lebanon

Cosette F. El Khoury is a Lecturer and Clinical Preceptor at the Lebanese American University. She is a licensed dietitian and holds an MS in Human Nutrition from the American University of Beirut and a Ph.D. in Health Services Research from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. She started her career as a therapeutic dietitian and moved into being a dietetic training program coordinator, university instructor, and consultant dietitian. She has extensive experience in delivering quality and [...]

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Dima

Dima Abo Saleh

Head Of Nutrition Services Department King Faisal Specialist Hospital & research center, Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. | Saudi Arabia

Dima Abosaleh is a clinical dietitian & a senior lecturer, who is specialized in Neonatal & Pediatric Nutrition. After graduating from King Saud University, College of Allied Medical Sciences, Dima joined King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center in 2005. Dima received a Master's degree in Sports Nutrition in 2007 from Loughborough University in Leicestershire, UK. She became the head of the Nutrition Services Department in KFSHRC in 2011, besides her teaching at Al-Faisal college of m [...]

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Doaa

Doaa Genena

MBBCh, MPH, Ph.D. (Public health, Nutrition) Associate Professor & Clinical Nutrition Consultant Medical Research Institute- Alexandria University, Egypt. | Egypt

.Associate Professor and Clinical Nutrition Consultant - Medical Research Institute (MRI)- Alexandria University, Egypt. Director of the Training Program (internship) for the graduates of nutrition department (Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences, Pharos University in Alexandria). Formerly, Head of Nutrition and dietetics dep. Faculty of Health sciences Beirut Arab University (BAU) , Beirut Lebanon , and Lecturer, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences, Pharos U [...]

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Emanuele

Emanuele Cereda

Emanuele Cereda M.D., Ph.D. Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico “San Matteo” | Italy

Dr. Cereda graduated as an MD in 2002 and was awarded the specialization degree in Clinical Nutrition in 2006 and PhD in “Clinical and Experimental Nutrition” in 2009. Since 2010, he has worked as a physician and research scientist at the Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Unit of the Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico “San Matteo” (Pavia, Italy). As lead investigator in many clinical trials, his research activities are substantiated by a large number of publications in highly ranked peer-review [...]

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Enas

Enas Raafat

Professor, Child Health National Research Center | Egypt

Prof. Child Health- National Research Center Head of Feto-Maternal Clinic, Center of Excellency, National Research Center Vice President, of Society of respiratory and nutrition Researches. Board Member, of Arab Society of Clinical Pediatric Nutrition

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Enrico

Enrico Fiaccadori

MD, PhD Associate Professor of Nephrology Department of Medicine & Surgery Parma University Medical School Parma, ITALY | Italy

Head, Nephrology Unit, Parma University Hospital, Parma, Italy, Head, Postgraduate School in Nephrology, Parma University Medical School, Head, Renal ICU, Parma University Medical School,Head, Renal ICU, Parma University Medical School. Member in different society as : Italian Society of Nephrology, Italian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ESPEN), American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Editorial Board Membership in: Clinical Nutrit [...]

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Entesar

Entesar AlHammadi

Consultant Pediatrics Nephrologist - Dubai Hospital - UAE | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Entesar is a Consultant Pediatric Nephrologist in Dubai Hospital and covering DHA pediatrics nephrology services as well as northern emirates in UAE as part of nephrology team in Dubai Hospital. She had obtained her MBBS degree from Jordan University Of Science and Technology in Jordan, has then done pediatrics residency in Dalhousie University in Halifax in Canada and obtained both American and Canadian board of Pediatrics in 2008 and 2009. She then completed her training in Pediatrics Neph [...]

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Eslam Tawfik

Eslam Tawfik El-Baroudy

MSc (Pediatrics), MD (Pediatrics), FRCPCH (UK) | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Eslam T. El-Baroudy is a Professor and Consultant of Pediatrics at Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, currently, works at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), managed by Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi, UAE where he runs the Feeding Clinic and attends to children and babies with feeding difficulties, failure to thrive & nutritional behavioural disorders. Dr. El-Baroudy is graduate of Cairo University where he obtained his Master degree (M.S.c.) and Doctorate of Medicine (MD) "Clinical PhD" de [...]

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Farah

Farah Naja

Associate Professor of Nutrition Epidemiology at the University of Sharjah - UAE | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Farah Naja is an associate professor in Nutrition Epidemiology, at the University of Sharjah. She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Toronto, Canada. Dr Naja is leading an active research portfolio, with over 75 publications. Her research focus is to explore innovative approaches to study dietary intake, with a focus on the Mediterranean diet, its health and environmental impacts. Together with her team, she has launched the first mother and child nutrition cohort in the Midd [...]

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Fulvio

Fulvio D’Acquisto

Professor of Immunology Director of the Health Science Research Centre The University of Roehampton - London | United Kingdom

Fulvio is a pharmacologist, an immunologist and a psychotherapist. He is passionate about a new field of research he named Affective Immunology. This new area of research aims at understanding the links between emotional states and immune responses. Fulvio’s other passion is public engagement. He is the Editor in Chief of Frontiers for Young Mind – Health section.

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Gillian

Gillian Harris

Researcher in infant and child feeding behavior and appetite regulation at the University of Birmingham, School of Psychology, UK | United Kingdom

Dr. Gillian Harris has carried out research into infant and child feeding behavior and appetite regulation at the University of Birmingham, School of Psychology, UK, for the past 38 years. She was also a Consultant Paediatric Clinical Psychologist for 30 years and led a feeding clinic at The Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, UK, where she worked with infants and children who were food averse. Her specific research and clinical interest is the development of food acceptance and rejection in ea [...]

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Habiba

Habiba Ali

Associate Professor Department of Food, Food and Health, College of Food & Agriculture - United Arab Emirates University - UAE | United Arab Emirates

Chairperson Department of Food, Food and Health, Dietetics Program Coordinator, Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Department of Nutrition and Health, United Arab Emirates University,

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Hadia

Hadia Radwan

Assistant Professor, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics | United Arab Emirates

.Hadia Radwan earned her BSc. and MSc. from the American University of Beirut in Nutrition and Dietetics and her Ph.D. from Teesside University –UK. I am currently working as an Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Nutrition, and Dietetics at the College of Health Sciences, the University of Sharjah since 2013. I have many publications in the area of nutrition and dietetics. My areas of research include maternal and child nutrition, eating disorders, weight management, and chronic dise [...]

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Haleama

Haleama Al Sabbah

, Ph.D. Associate Professor Chair of Health Sciences Department Zayed University | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Haleama Al Sabbah is Associate Professor and former Chair of Health Sciences Department at Zayed University in UAE. She completed her PhD in Public Health Nutrition (PhD in Medical Sciences) in 2008 from the Faculty of Medicine, Gent University, Belgium. She awarded a doctoral scholarship from Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC). Her PhD study was part of the National Study of the Palestinian Health Behaviors in School-aged Children (HBSC-2004). Dr. Al Sabbah was a Fulbright Senior Visiting [...]

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Hasan Mohamed

Hasan Mohamed Isa

Pediatric GI Consultant, Salmaniya Medical Complex | Bahrain

He is a Senior Consultant Pediatrician/Gastroenterologist. Salmaniya Medical Complex Also an Assistant professor Pediatric department, Arabian Gulf University He was Clinical lecturer Pediatric department, Arabian Gulf University ,Clinical tutor Pediatric department, Arabian Gulf University, Chief Resident Salmaniya Medical Complex, Fellow in pediatric gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Pediatric gastroenterology department, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia. [...]

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Hussein

Hussein Hassan

Associate Professor of Food Science and Technology Lebanese American University of Lebanon | Lebanon

Dr. Hussein Hassan is associate professor of Food Science and Technology. He is also the associate chairperson of the Department of Natural Sciences. Dr. Hassan received his BSc and MSc in Food Technology from the American University of Beirut and his PhD in Food Process Engineering from McGill University. Dr. Hassan’s research interests revolve around the area of non-microbial food safety, food toxicology, food processing, and food waste. Dr. Hassan’s research has been published and present [...]

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Jessy

Jessy El Hayek

Associate Professor and the chairperson of the Department of Nursing & Health Sciences in Notre Dame University-Lebanon | Canada

Dr. El Hayek is currently an Associate Professor and the chairperson of the Department of Nursing & Health Sciences in Notre Dame University-Lebanon. Dr. El Hayek teaches multiple graduate and undergraduate courses including basic human nutrition, lifecycle nutrition as well as community nutrition. Her major research interests include vitamin D, its skeletal and extraskeletal functions, particularly those related to the prevention of chronic diseases, which has led to a long track of research pa [...]

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Kalliopi-Anna

Kalliopi-Anna Poulia

RD, MMedSci, PhD Clinical Dietitian-Nutritionist Laiko General Hospital of Athens, Greece | Greece

Clinical Dietitian-Nutritionist in the General Hospital of Athens “Laiko” since 2003, with a special interest in nutrition in renal disease, nutrition in geriatrics, cancer and neuro-endocrine tumors, malnutrition and artificial nutrition, both enteral and parenteral. She worked as an Assistant Professor (Visiting faculty) in the Department of Nutrition and Health of the College of Food and Agriculture of the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), in Al Ain, covering the subjects of Medical [...]

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Khaled

Khaled El-Atawi

Consultant Neonatologist, NICU, Clinical Quality Specialist, LWCH. Lecturer, Pediatric Department, DMCG | United Arab Emirates

.• MB.B.Ch., M.Sc. & PhD. Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, EGYPT • Master Healthcare Management, Royal College of Surgeon of Ireland. • A/Consultant Neonatology, NICU, Latifa Hospital • Clinical Quality Specialist, Latifa Hospital • Lecturer of Pediatrics in Dubai Medical College • Pediatric Resident Supervisor, Latifa Hospital DHA • Regional Trainer for NRP by AAP since 2014 • STABLE Course director in Latifa Hospital • Editorial Board mem [...]

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Lara

Lara Nasreddine

Associate Professor Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences | Lebanon

Dr. Lara Nasreddine is an Associate Professor of Human Nutrition at the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the American University of Beirut (AUB). She earned her PhD degree in Nutrition and Food Toxicology from the “Université de Bretagne Occidentale” in France. Since joining AUB in 2007, she has been heavily involved in teaching, research and community service. She served as chairperson of the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at AUB, between May 2014 and August 2016, [...]

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Leila

Leila Itani

Ph.D. candidate in Education focusing on Nutrition Education at the Lebanese University | Lebanon

Dr. Leila Itani is an Assistant professor at the Nutrition and Dietetics Department at Beirut Arab University, holds a Ph.D. in Education from the Lebanese University focusing on Nutrition Education, an MSc. Degree in Nutrition and a B.Sc degree in Environmental Public Health from the American University of Beirut. She has been actively involved in nutrition-related research since 2009. Her research activities have focused on obesity concentrating on its determinants and outcomes namely dietar [...]

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Leila Cheikh

Leila Cheikh Ismail​

Assistant Professor College of Health Sciences University of Sharjah, UAE | United Arab Emirates

Leila holds a Ph.D. in Nutrition and is a registered nutritionist with the UK, Association for Nutrition. She has more than 15 years of experience in international nutrition and she is an Assistant Professor of Nutrition at the University of Sharjah. She is leading the INTERGROWTH-21st Project at Oxford University since 2008. She has worked as a Nutrition Scientist at the IAEA in Vienna. She also previously worked as a Nutrition Technical Officer at WHO and assisted the adoption of the WHO M [...]

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Lily

Lily Stojanovska’s

Professor United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE Emeritus Professor Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia | United Arab Emirates

Lily Stojanovska is a Professor at the Department of Food, Nutrition and Health at the United Arab Emirates University. She is also an Emeritus Professor at Victoria University in Australia and honorary Professor at several universities in Asia, Europe and USA. For over 27 years she has been involved in medical research, teaching and supervising undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of women's health, well-being and nutrition. She has published over 120 refereed papers in internation [...]

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Loai

Loai Eid

MD, MSHS, FAAP, FASPN Consultant Pediatric Nephrologist Pediatric Nephrology & Hypertension Division Chief Dubai Hospital - DHC Adjunct Associate Professor MBRU & DMC | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Eid completed Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship programs from the United States of America. He is certified from the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Pediatric Nephrology. At present, he is working in pediatric nephrology department at Dubai Hospital as Division Chief and Consultant Pediatric Nephrologist. Additionally, he is working as part time consultant at different private hospitals in Dubai & Sharjah. He is serving as Adjunct Associate Pr [...]

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Maha

Maha Emadeldin

MD Professor and Head of Psychiatry Department, Bani Suef University | Egypt

Dr. Maha is a professor of psychiatry, faculty of medicine, Beni suef university. She is the Head of the Psychiatry Department since August 2016.Dr. Maha has a broad range of child and adolescent mental health experience, She worked in several projects with national and international organizations. Currently, she is working with UNICEF in creating a national program for positive discipline. She is the General Secretary of the Egyptian Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Association (ECAPA) and the He [...]

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Mahmoud

Mahmoud Elhalik

Consultant Neonatologist, Head of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Director of Neonatology Fellowship Program - DHA, Latifa Women & Children Hospital, Dubai UAE | United Arab Emirates

Consultant Neonatologist.Head of Pediatric Department & Neonatology Unit / Latifa Women and Children Hospital (LWCH) Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructor / Mentor. International Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).Over 20 years of experience in Perinatal-Neonatal medicine. Many Publications & members of editorial boards of many Pediatrics & Neonatal Journals.Project Initiator and Director of Dubai Neonatal Network “DNN”.

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Maya

Maya Bassil

Associate Professor of Nutrition and Coordinator of the Nutrition Program | Canada

Dr. Maya Bassil - PHD- is an associate professor of nutrition and coordinator of the Nutrition Program at the Lebanese American University. Her principal line of research is nutrition in obesity and its comorbidities, mainly Type2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). Using both animal models and human subjects, Dr. Bassil has conducted various studies with clinical implications for nutritionists, dietitians, and other health professionals, and which set the stage for promising dietary and interdisciplinar [...]

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Mike

Mike Posner

Head of Scientific Department and Regional Medical Director | Germany

Dr. Mike Poßner has studied medicine in St. Peterburg and has worked at a pediatric University. He is the head of the Scientific Department of Nestlé Nutrition and since 2006 he is the Regional Medical Director of the Nestlé Nutrition Institute for Europe. Mike wrote his thesis about: Effects of Bifidobacterium lactis Bb12 supplementation on intestinal microbiota of preterm infants: a double-blind placebo-controlled randomized study He supports clinical study or is personally involved in th [...]

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Mirey

Mirey Kravetian

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs College of Natural and Health Sciences , Assistant Professor | United Arab Emirates

M. Karavetian is an Associate Professor in the college of natural health sciences, Zayed University, Dubai. She has earned her PhD in “Health Promotion” from Maastricht University, Netherlands; and her dietetics degree from American University of Beirut, Lebanon. She has extensive experience in nutrition management of the chronically and critically ill patients; she shares her experience in conferences and workshops locally and regionally in the aim of training health care professionals fo [...]

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Mo

Mo'ez Al-Islam Faris

Associate Professor, Nutrition and Food Research Group (NFRG), Research Institute of Medical and Health Sciences (RIMHS), | United Arab Emirates

Dr. “Mo’ez Al-Islam” Faris got his three higher university degrees from the University of Jordan in the field of human nutrition and dietetics. Dr. Faris had completed Harvard Medical School/ Global Clinical Scholar Research Training (GCSRT) Program in 2015. Currently works as an associate professor at the Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics/the University of Sharjah, with eighteen years’ experience in the academic field in four Arabi [...]

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Mohammed

Mohammed Hasosah

Associate Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterologist Consultant | Saudi Arabia

Associate Professor of Pediatric Pediatric Consultant Gastroenterologist Head-section of Pediatric Gastroenterology Department King Abdulaziz Medical City. Pediatric Gastroenterology department, National Guard Hospital- Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. HAS Bachelor degree of Medicine and Surgery at King Saud University, - Certificate of Arab Board of Medical Specialization in Pediatrics- - Certificate of Pediatric Residency at University of British Colombia, Canada, - Certificate of Pediatric Gastro [...]

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Natalia

Natalia Wagemans

Global Head Nestlé Nutrition Institute, Vevey, Switzerland | Belgium

Dr. Natalia Wagemans is the Global Head of the Nestlé Nutrition Institute with Head Quarter in Vevey, Switzerland. She joined Nestlé Nutrition in 2002 working in different areas of infant nutrition in Russia and CIS, India, Bangladesh, and Sri-Lanka. From 2011 she has joined the Nestle Nutrition Institute (NNI) in Switzerland and was appointed as the Global Head of the NNI in 2014. Under her leadership, Institute became one of the credible educational platforms in the area of nutrition with a [...]

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Nick

Nick Bellissimo

Ph.D. Associate Professor, Director of Nutrition Discovery Labs, School of Nutrition | Canada

Dr. Nick Bellissimo is an Associate Professor and Director of the Nutrition Discovery Labs in the School of Nutrition at Ryerson University. He received his B.Sc. and B.Ed. at York University and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto. Following postdoctoral training, at the University of Toronto and The Pennsylvania State University, he returned to Canada and established a research program dedicated to advancing our understanding of human ingestive behavior, [...]

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Osama

Osama Hamdy

MD, PhD, FACE | USA

Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD is a world expert and recognized thought leader in area obesity and nutrtion in diabetes. Dr. Hamdy is a senior endocrinologist and Medical Director of the Joslin Obesity Clinical Programd and Director of the Inpatient Diabetes Program at Joslin Diabetes Center. He is also Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Plus his 34 years of extensive clinical experience, he is very active in nutrtion and obesity clinical research. His lab led to many innovations a [...]

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Rana

Rana Rizk

PhD, MPH, MS, BS, LD - lecturer in Public Health and Health Economics at the Lebanese University, and lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at the American University of Technology | Lebanon

Dr. Rizk earned her Doctoral degree (PhD) in Health Technology Assessment from Maastricht University, The Netherlands in 2017. She earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the Lebanese University, Lebanon in 2016, her Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Nutrition from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), Lebanon in 2013 and her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the same university in 2009. Dr. Rizk is a clinical dietitian [...]

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Robert K.

Robert K. Huston

MD, Neonatologist, Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel Northwest Newborn Specialists, PC and Pediatrix Medical Groups | USA

Dr. Robert Huston received his fellowship training in Neonatology at Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, where he was mentored by Drs. S. Gorham Babson, Gerda Benda, and John Reynolds with an emphasis on neonatal nutrition. He is one of five founding members Northwest Newborn Specialists, PC in Portland, Oregon, who currently provide medical directors for and staff the neonatal intensive care units at Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Providence St. Vincent Medic [...]

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Sahar

Sahar Zaghloul

M.B.B.Ch., M.Sc., Ph.D. | Egypt

Dr. Zaghloul, Professor of Nutrition, National Nutrition Institute, and Vice President of National Nutrition Committee, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology , IUNS adhering body. She is a pediatrician with Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from University of Arizona, USA and postdoctoral fellowship in Epidemiology from PENN State University. She is a professor in community nutrition with 37 years extensive experience in community nutrition research, 19 years of teaching and training experie [...]

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Sana

Sana Ghaddar

PhD, RN, RD, is a clinical nurse supervisor at Landmark Health Care | USA

Dr. Ghaddar is a clinical nurse supervisor at Landmark Health Care. She has more than 22 years of experience in the fields of renal and clinical dietetics. Dr. Ghaddar taught at 2 private universities for more than 15 years and mentored several masters and PhD students on their research studies. She has served on the Anemia KDOQI Guideline committee and recently on the Nutrition KDOQI Guideline committee. She has several publications in peer-reviewed journals, has served as a member of the edi [...]

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Sanaa Youssef

Sanaa Youssef Shaaban

Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, Ain-Shams University (Egypt) | Egypt

University professor, clinician and researcher in the field of Pediatric nutrition with more than 30 years of exceptional record, experience and contributions in teaching nutrition knowledge and skills to medical students and health care professionals as well as applying such expertise for the welfare of patients. Awarded Ain Shams University award for distinguished papers published in international journals in the year 2008 Founder and Head of the Nutrition Rehabilitation Unit Children’s H [...]

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Sanjay

Sanjay Kambar

MD (Preventive Medicine), Diploma in Diabetes, Fellowship in Geriatrics Specialist in Diabetes and Professor, Preventive Medicine | India

International Diabetes Federation (IDF), Belgium approved a grant to attend the 19th World Diabetes Congress, held at Cape Town, South Africa, December 2006. Invited participant to the 10th Cambridge Diabetes Seminar July 2008 United Kingdom. International Diabetes Epidemiology Group approved a grant to attend the 11th Official Academic Satellite symposia of the 20th World Diabetes Congress, October 2009, Quebec Canada. Attended and presented research papers in various ADA, IDF, EASD conf [...]

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Suzan

Suzan Haidar

Assistant Professor & Internship Coordinator Lebanese International University | Canada

Dr. Suzan Haidar is currently an assistant professor and internship coordinator at the Lebanese International University. Her academic journey started in Canada at the University of Western Ontario where she graduated with double degrees in both Biology (medical sciences) and Nutrition and Dietetics. She later pursued a master’s degree in human nutrition from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon and then a PhD in Health Promotion from Maastricht University, Netherlands. Dr. Haidar is a [...]

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Wael

Wael Bahbah

M.B.B.CH.,M.Sc. (Pediatrics), M.D.(Pediatrics)Professor and Consultant of Pediatrics and Pediatric Clinical Nutrition at faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University,Egypt. | Egypt

Dr. Wael A. Bahbah, A.Professor and Consultant of Pediatrics and Pediatric Clinical Nutrition at faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University,Egypt. He runs the Feeding Clinic and attends to children and babies with feeding difficulties, failure to thrive & nutritional behavioral disorders. Prof. Bahbah is a graduate of Menoufia University where he obtained his Master degree (M.Sc.) and Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.). Prof. Bahbah is an International Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AA [...]

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Yasmin Gamal

Associate Prof of pediatrics and clinical nutrition Ain shams university ESPEN diploma in clinical nutrition | Egypt

Doctor Yasmin Gamal is an associate professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Nutrition at Ain shams university currently the director of children’s hospital Ain shams university, she has 16 years of experience in Pediatric clinical nutrition acting as a Member of the Nutrition Rehabilitation Unit Children’s Hospital, Ain Shams University 2004- till present Dr. Yasmin a Board Member Of Clinical Nutrition Master Degree Ain Shams University, pediatric nutrition consultant and instructor i [...]

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