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Welcome Message

We are excited to welcome you to the 1st MENA IRON LEAD ALLIANCE which is scheduled to take place on 26th & 27th of May 2023 at Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights.

Over the course of these two days we promise to deliver an outstanding line up of lectures that are bound to keep you engrossed! The scientific program will cover a wide variety of iron-related topics, ranging from iron deficiency to optimizing patient care and much more! We aim to create an everlasting impact in the medical field with mind-captivating sessions that will be delivered by our panel of experts.

We put patients at the centre of everything we do. By working closely with our stakeholders, we address unmet medial Needs where few or no therapy options currently exists

Come, join us as we provide a platform to engage, learn & grow all under one roof.

Samer Hallak
Regional Head MENA


Our Participants

Emirates Society Of Hematology


Our Faculty

*Faculty is arranged Alphabetically

Dr. Amna Al Mehairi
Consultant Hematologist
Dubai Hospital
United Arab Emirates​

Dr. Ammar Abdaljalil
Senior Clinical Pharmacist Oncology/Hematology/
BMT, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City – Mayo Clinic
Senior Clinical Lecturer at Khalifa University
United Arab Emirates​

Dr. Ahmad S. Jazzar
Consultant Gastroenterologist
Chief of the Gastroenterology Division at Burjeel Day Surgery Center
Saudi Arabia
Dr. Ayman Al Hejazi
Consultant & Section Head of Adult Hematology Department of Oncology
King Abdulaziz Medical City Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs
Saudi Arabia

Dr. Ahmed Al Ayoubil
Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecologistl
AlYamama Women and Children’s Hospital
Saudi Arabia

Prof. Ewa Jankowska​
Head of Laboratory of Applied Research on
Cardiovascular System
Wrocław Medical University

Prof. Fadi Mirza
Medical Director
Director, Department of Obstetrics
Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Latifa Women and Children Hospital
Dubai Academic Health Corporation
United Arab Emirates

Prof. Hesham Arab
Senior Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecologist
Director, Women & Fetal Health program
Arab Medical Center
Saudi Arabia
Dr. Hesham Hussein
Consultant Intervention Cardiologist
Saudi Arabia
Prof. Hadi N. Skouri​
Consultant Advanced Heart Failure & Cardio – Oncology
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City-Mayo Clinic, Abu Dhabi-UAE
American University of Beirut Medical Center-Lebanon
Chairman HFWG at the Lebanese Society of Cardiology
United Arab Emirates
Dr. Iman Hazmi ​
Adult Hematology Consultant KFAFH
Saudi Arabia

Prof. Mahmoud Marashi
Professor of Medicine and Hematology
Head of the Academic Dubai Medical College
Consultant Haematologist Dubai Health Authority
Vice President, Emirates Society of Haematology
United Arab Emirates

Dr. Mazen Taha
Chief of Gastroenterology /Hepatology
Tawam Hospital
Al-Ain District
United Arab Emirates

Dr. Nooshin Bazargani​
Consultant Cardiologist, Dubai Health Authority
Chair-CVD prevention group
Emirates Cardiac Society
United Arab Emirates​
Dr. Sameer Al Awadhi​
Consultant physician
Head of Gastroenterology at Rashid Hospital
President of the Emirates Gastroenterology Society
United Arab Emirates
Dr. Saleema Wani​
Senior Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Chair of Academic Affairs and Deputy C.M.O at Corniche Hospital
United Arab Emirates​
Dr. Tarek El-Ansari​
Deputy Chief Medical officer
Consultant & Head of department
Department of Anaesthesia
Corniche Hospital
United Arab Emirates
Dr. Taghreed Al Eisa
Head of Clinical Hematology Unit
Aljahra Hospital



CSL Vifor General Manager/ Medical Director

Registration of the attendees and introducton

Iron and Women
Chairperson : Prof. Mahmoud Marashi

Prof. Fadi Mirza

Women Empowerment: The Role of Iron

Dr. Saleema Wani

Iron Deficiency and Pregnancy: A Focus on Local Data

Prof. Hesham Arab

A Glimpse on Local Guidelines and Data in Women Health: A Journey Throughout the Years

Empowering Women: The Next Steps


Prayer & Lunch

ID/A : Optimization of Care
Chairperson : Prof. Mahmoud Marashi

Dr. Ammar Abdaljalil

IV Iron, A Class Review Within Different Applications

Dr. Ayman Al Hejazi

Optimization of IV Iron Across Different Manifestations

Dr. Iman Alhazmi

Are we lacking local guidelines for ID/IDA diagnosis & management


Coffee Break

Iron Deficiency Anemia in the Surgical Setting
Chairperson : Dr. Amna Al Mehairi

Dr Tarek El-Ansari

Yes We Can: The GCC Headstart to Patient Blood Management

Dr. Ahmed Al Ayoubi

Patient Blood Management: Optimising Patient Outcomes in Gynaecological Surgeries

Dr. Taghreed Al Eisa

Haematology for Non-haematologists: Haematology for Non-haematologists: An Optimal Multisciplinary Approach for PBM


Iron Deficiency and the Heart
Chairperson : Prof. Hadi N. Skouri

Prof. Hadi N. Skouri

Iron: An Emerging Therapeutic Target in Heart Failure Patients

Prof. Ewa Jankowska

Iron Deficiency/Anemia: A Legacy of Evidence-Based Medicine

Dr. Hesham Hussein

Preoperative Anemia in patients undergoing cardiac surgery

Dr. Nooshin Bazargani

ID/A: In-House Implementation of Protocols for its Management in Patients with HFrEF


Coffee break & check out

Iron Deficiency and the GI Tract
Chairperson : Dr. Sameer Al Awadhi

Dr. Mazen Taha

Iron Deficiency Anaemia: Disease Background and Pathophysiology in the GI Field

Dr. Ahmad S. Jazzar

Iron Deficiency Management from a Gastroenterologist's Perspective


Closing Remarks



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