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Samer Ellahham, MD, CPHQ, EFQM, FACMQ, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FCCPDr. Ellahham is currently Cleveland Clinic Caregiver, Cleveland, US seconded as Senior Cardiovascular Consultant and Director of Accreditation in the Quality and Safety Institute in Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. He is the middle east regional chair, Patient Safety Movement Foundation, ISQUA Expert, AHA Hospital Accreditation Science Committee, Member, European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Writing Group, Member, ex-Middle East Representative of the JCI Standards Subcommittee and American College of Cardiology Accreditation Foundation Board, Member.
BIO: Osama El-Hassan, B.Sc., M.Sc., D.I.C.,Ph.D.Dr. Osama Elhassan is the Vice President of UAE Health Informatics Society and a co-founder & the coordinator of the GCC Taskforce on Workforce Development in Digital Healthcare (ZIMAM). He is an elected member of several regional and international boards such as the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfteH), the Middle East and North Africa Health Informatics Society and the Roaster of Healthcare IT Experts at World Health Organization. He contributes to academia through his adjunct lecturer role at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University in the UAE. He also serves as a Health Informatics specialist at Dubai Health Authority.Dr Elhassan obtained a PhD in Software Engineering from University of Leicester and an MSc in Advanced Computing from Imperial College in UK. Throughout his 15 years journey within the healthcare domain, Dr Elhassan gained substantial experience in Health Informatics, eHealth workforce development, Health Information Governance and Tele-Health.
Dr. Alex Cahana is Founding member of BTBlock Health Group, Web 3.0 (Healthcare)Expert for UN/CEFACT, and Board member at AdaLabs in Africa. Alex is a conceptualist, healthcare ‘blockchanger’, and Web 3.0 champion. His areas of expertise are Wellbeing, Social Determinants of Health, Systems Engineering, and Phenomenology. He specializes in offering big-picture, cross-disciplinary advice, strategically assessing early-stage ventures, and designing disruptive solutions in healthcare. His solutions embrace the “holocratizing” of healthcare with Universal Health Income (UHI) with the goal of transforming people from passive health service consumers into active, self-sovereign health and wealth producers.
Dr Vikram Venkateswaran, is the founder and editor of Healthcare India www.healthcare-in-india.net. He is an author of a paper on Blockchain implications in healthcare and serves on the ISO Committee for Blockchain.
Dr. Razouki has over 15 years of experience in venture capital and private equity investment with a focus on healthcare and technology, shifting from an excellence in clinical practice and research to the management and financing of healthcare and education systems. A graduate of Columbia Business School, Dr. Razouki is the first ever Arab national to receive an MBA with a focus on Healthcare Management and Finance. An Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon by training, Dr. Razouki has completed clinical rotations at New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University Medical Center, Harlem Hospital, Cleveland University Hospital of Case Western Reserve University and Mass General Hospital of Harvard University. Dr. Razouki graduated with Cum Laude Honors from Creighton University with a Bachelors in Biology (Ethology) and TPP (Theology, Philosophy and Political Science).
David Metcalf, Ph.D.
UCF Institute for Simulation and Training, Merging Traffic and Global Blockchain Ventures FundResearcher, Entrepreneur, Investor, Board MemberInspire innovation and develop emerging technologiesDavid Metcalf has more than 20 years' experience in the design and research of web-based and mobile technologies converging to enable learning and healthcare. Dr. Metcalf is Director of the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL) at UCF's Institute for Simulation and Training. The team has built mHealth solutions, simulations, games, eLearning, mobile and enterprise IT systems for Google, J&J, VA, U.S. military and UCF's College of Medicine among others. Recent projects include Lake Nona’s Intelligent Home and transmedia, adaptive learning projects using mobile, AR and sims. Dr. Metcalf encourages spinoffs from the lab as part of the innovation process and has launched Merging Traffic and several other for-profit and nonprofit ventures as examples. In addition to research and commercial investments, he supports social entrepreneurship in education and health. Simulation, mobilization, mobile patient records and medical decision support systems, visualization systems, scalability models, secure mobile data communications, gaming, innovation management and operational excellence are current research topics. Dr. Metcalf frequently presents at industry and research events shaping business strategy and use of technology to improve learning, health and human performance. For more information see http://metil.org. He is the co-editor/author of Blockchain Enabled Applications (2018), Connected Health (2017), HIMSS mHealth Innovation (2014) and the HIMSS best-seller mHealth: From Smartphones to Smart Systems (2012).Specialties: Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Innovation Management, Strategy, mHealth, mLearning, Healthcare IT, Learning strategy, technology advisement and investing. Research and design capabilities for cost-effective real-world learning and simulation initiatives.Dr. Metcalf earned his Ph.D. in Information Systems (1998) from Nova SE University while also earning an MS in Computer-Based Learning (1996) there. After earning his BA in Studio Art -Computer Graphics concentration (1990) from the University of Texas, Austin, NASA also sent him to Stanford University’s ADEPT Online Engineering Program.
Raja Sharif, Founder and CEO of FarmaTrust. Raja is driving the company’s vision and mission of creating innovative solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries to protect consumers of medicines and create efficiencies in the industry. By using Blockchain technology, FarmaTrust is creating a transparent, auditable, secure, global system to track genuine pharmaceutical products, providing confidence to patients and medical practitioners worldwide. Raja is a UK qualified barrister, he has been General Counsel and Board Member of a number European companies, with over 20 years business experience in the global media and technology companies
Doctor by training, passionate about technology. Research work includes applying machine learning to medicine and structured data collection. Founder of Medblocks, a decentralized protocol to enable peer to peer sharing of medical records. Winner of DAAD-DWIH Entrepreneurship Prize 2019. Served as advisor at sana.swiss for a year, A medical blockchain company in Switzerland. Currently working at voiceintern.com, a clinical voice assistant.
Samantha Nazareth, MD, FACG is a practicing gastroenterologist, received a medical degree from Brown University and trained at both Cornell and Columbia. She serves as Chief Medical Officer of metaMe and advises early-stage startups in the healthtech space.
Rama is an entrepreneur who is passionate about developing solutions to accelerate clinical trials/healthcare He is currently the CEO/Founder of an innovative Clinical Trials Management and Finance company in NJ, USA and has been a speaker at many leading Blockchain/Clinical Trials conferences in the world. He also is an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Fairleigh Dickenson Univ. NJ, where he initiated the first course on Blockchains for MBAs in 2019. Prior to being an entrepreneur, he was the CFO for Novartis Pharma Canada and later Russia, where, as a member of the Russian executive team he participated in setting the strategic and operational direction of the Pharma organization in Russia. He also served for a brief period as the CEO in Russia.
Dr. Mazin Gadir is also a Director of Client Relationships, Bid Management and Partnerships at IQVIA Payer Provider Government Group and an External Advisor for healthcare government ministries and authorities with responsibility for Health strategy development, implementation, execution and Transformation. He Accumulated over 20 years of Experience in Digital Health Innovation, Health Informatics workflow optimization, eHealth Regulatory Framework and Compliance, Health Information Systems/Health Information Exchange, Digital Maturity and Accreditation according to International Standards, Project and Change Management experience in Healthcare IT Transformation Programs
Passionate for Blockchain and one of the early adopter of it. He presented Blockchain in health care on multiple platforms. He is working as Blockchain Architect at Icertis and also runs a Blockchain community called LetsBlockchain.
Eng. Ali Shehab has 15 years of healthcare technology procurement and implementation. He has executed several healthcare projects by providing the technical specification and planning for the OR and ICU equipment to Ministry of Health Hospitals as well as private hospitals. He was appointed by Prime Minister Office in 2011 to participate in the early warning system healthcare committee team to predict the forthcoming epidemics in Kuwait and providing the technology to prevent it. He has attended several healthcare technical and managerial training as well as giving speeches in several events about Kuwait healthcare system. Eng. Ali Shehab is the founder of Kuwait Association of Biomedical Engineers as well as the first president of the Association. Eng. Ali Shehab holds bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University and he currently works as Biomedical Engineer at KOC Ahmadi Hospital