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Dr. Hisham Arab is a Saudi, Canadian trained and certified Obstetrician Gynecologist. He is the Director of the Women and Fetal Health Program at Dr Arab Medical Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, specializing in Maternal Fetal Medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and minimally invasive surgery.
Dr Arab is a Founder and Former Secretary General of the Saudi OB/GYN Society. Currently Vice-President of the Saudi Society for women health. Executive Board Member of the ISGE, Chairman of the Saudi Endometriosis Group, and Visiting Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, NY, USA.
Among his publications, 4 National and International Guidelines, one of them was the Saudi Guidelines on Miscarriage Management.

Lecture Title:

Prognostic Markers on Ultrasound of Fetal Anomalies

Lecture Abstract:

  • 5 different fetal anomalies were selected to discuss in this presentation.
  • Ultrasonic diagnostic features of Gastroschesis will be discussed.
  • Follow up plan and signs to look for to assess the disease progression and when to interfere.
  • Postnatal outcome and what to expect according to these prognostic features.
  • The same will be discussed for Omphalocele.
  • Similar outline is drawn for Sacrococcygeal teratoma.
  • 2 conditions related to twin to twin transfusion syndrome will be discussed in the same protocol.

Jose Azar, M.D. serves as the executive vice president, chief quality officer at Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) since March 31, 2022. In this position, he is responsible for setting the direction and leading HMH’s efforts to continuously improve the safety, effectiveness, efficiency, patient focus and timeliness of the health care provided to all patients and in all care settings. He is a hematology/oncology professor at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. He serves as the Vice-Chair for the Board of Trustees of the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) for the New Jersey Hospital Association. Previously he served as chief quality and safety officer for the IU Health Adult Academic Healthcare Center (IUH AAHC) at Indiana University Health. He is also the co-founder and chief engagement officer at the IU Center for Healthcare Innovation and Implementation Science. He has authored two books and numerous articles on the Agile Transformation Methodology. He also co-founded Blue Agilis, a company that has developed and commercialized a digital platform for the Agile Transformation Methodology.

Lecture 1 Title:
Safety in Maternal Care

Lecture 1 Abstract:
The presentation will review the main safety risks in maternal care in the United States. Will also go over general principles of patient safety, high reliability, and methodologies for improving care including: PDSA, Lean, Six Sigma and Agile Transformation. Will discuss specific applications including: Electronic Medical records, care standardization, care model design, physician compensation and incentive programs, and community interventions.


Lecture 2 Title:
Approaches in Facing Litigations in Gynecology

Lecture 2 Abstract:
The presentation will review the current state of Litigation in Gynecology in the United States and the approaches to reduce the risk of litigation including: Patient Safety Act, Transparency and State Reporting, accurate documentation, and clinical support to reduce harm and improve adherence to best practice.

Dr. Al-Khan is the Vice Chairman and Division Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Surgery. As a triple board-certified physician, he holds the academic title of Professor at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. Dr. Al-Khan has lectured extensively in all areas of perinatal medicine, general obstetrics and gynecology, both nationally and internationally. In September of 2022 Dr. Al-Khan was awarded as the “Distinguished Citizen of the Year” by the New Jersey Regional Chamber of Commerce and by the United State Senate. In December 2022, Dr. Al-Khan received The First Degree of The National Golden Medal as an achiever by His Majesty King Hamad Al Khalifa in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Dr. Al-Khan is an expert in high-risk pregnancy, caring for patients with the most complex medical and surgical conditions. He was the first physician in the world to perform a robotic transabdominal cerclage on a pregnant patient. Dr. Al-Khan has also been featured on multiple media channels nationally and internationally, discussing a variety of topics. In 2022, Dr. Al-Khan participated in the United States Congressional Committee hearing to endorse the “Tech to Save Moms Act”. In 2008, he established The Center for Abnormal Placentation at Hackensack University Medical Center, in New Jersey. This center is the first in the United States and the world to coordinate the care of patients who present with this condition. He is considered a world expert in this field. Dr. Al-Khan’s research department has been a recipient of numerous Federal grants exceeding 5 million dollars.

Lecture 1 Title:

Postpartum hemorrhage: A Race Against Time.

Lecture 1 Abstract:

Postpartum hemorrhage and related factors have increased over the last 20 years globally, especially within the United States.

Sadly, postpartum hemorrhage still remains one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide.

The objective of this lecture is for us to understand the importance of identifying patients who are at risk, early recognition and a methodically approach in the management of postpartum hemorrhage.


Lecture 2 Title:

Postpartum hemorrhage: A Race Against Time.

Lecture 2 Abstract:
Postpartum hemorrhage and related factors have increased over the last 20 years globally, especially within the United States.

Sadly, postpartum hemorrhage still remains one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide.

The objective of this lecture is for us to understand the importance of identifying patients who are at risk, early recognition and a methodically approach in the management of postpartum hemorrhage.

Prof. Salam Jibrel Studied medicine in Jordan University and had MB BS degree from Jordan University 1981. My Obstetrics and Gynecology training In Germany ended with my Specialty FACHARZT degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1995. In 1998 I had my Medical Doctoral degree from Keil University Medical School.
Worked in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Yemen and Bahrain both in Academic and Private Clinical Jobs.
Had been a member of more than 10 International Medical Societies including (ASRM, ESHRE, MEFS, JSOB, ISGE, ISUOG, IFPS, MESGE.
Had been a member in the Editorial board of medical Journals in medical field: Pan Arab Medical Journal, BJOG, BMSJ-
Had more than 14 Publications in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Assisted reproduction.

Lecture Title:

Recurrent Implantation failure-improving successful outcome

Lecture Abstract:

Recurrent implantation failure is an important cause of repeated IVF failure.
10% of IVF treated patients will have such experience. It is very distressing and frustrating condition for both the patient and treating physician. 

-Consultant of General and Baraitric surgery with more than 25 years of experience.
-CEO Middle East Hospital
-President of the Bahrain Medical Society
-Deputy Secretary General of the Arab Doctors Union
-President of Gulf Obesity Society Surgery Association
-Vice President Bahrain Cancer Society
-Ex-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Bahrain Medical Society and Ex-President of Bahrain Surgeon’s Association.

Lecture Title:

The Fertility Effect: Unveiling the Reproductive Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

Lecture Abstract:

The lecture aims to elucidate the multifaceted relationship between obesity, bariatric surgery, and fertility outcomes. With obesity rates escalating globally, the repercussions on general health, including reproductive health, have become a significant concern. Obesity is closely associated with various reproductive disorders, including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), anovulation, and infertility in women, as well as decreased semen quality in men. This lecture will delve into how bariatric surgery, beyond its well-documented benefits of weight loss and metabolic improvement, has shown promising results in ameliorating these obesity-related reproductive dysfunctions. Through a comprehensive review of recent research findings, the presentation will cover the physiological mechanisms by which weight loss surgery can enhance fertility, including the restoration of ovulatory cycles, improvement in hormonal profiles, and reduction in the manifestations of PCOS. Additionally, the lecture will address the improvements in semen parameters and erectile function observed in men post-surgery. Ethical considerations, pre-surgical counseling, and the optimal timing of conception post-surgery will also be discussed to provide a holistic understanding of the subject matter.

Dr. Rony Elias is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medicine . He is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Elias’ surgical skills and clinical results make him a star in his field.

Graduating with his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in 2002, Dr. Elias completed his residency at The George Washington University (GWU. While at GWU he received several awards for his scores on the annual national Obstetrics and Gynecology resident exam (CREOG). Dr. Elias is also the recipient of the BERLEX Award for his significant contribution to medical education and the GWU Resident Award for consistent excellence during residency.

Dr. Elias completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at GWU. Afterwards, he joined Weill Cornell Medicine and completed a second fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in 2011. Dr. Elias accepted a faculty appointment at CRM in 2011 upon completion of his fellowship.

Dr. Elias has a special interest in minimally invasive gynecologic and infertility surgery for reversable ovarian, tubal and uterine abnormalities.

He authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed articles published in leading scientific journals. His the editor in Chief for Society of Reproductive Surgeon newsletter and a reviewer for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine journal (Fertility and Sterility) as well as the ASRM annual meeting abstract reviewer. In addition to be selected by New York Magazine and the Westchester Magazine as Top Doctor for the last 5 consecutive years, Dr. Elias is the recipient of the ASRM STAR AWARD in 2021 and 2023.

Lecture 1 Title:
Approach to Autoimmune & Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Lecture 1 Abstract:
-RPL Definition

-Evidence based RPL workup

-RPL workup: Fill in the blanks

-Immunotherapy and RPL


Lecture 2 Title:
Management of infertility without obvious cause

Lecture 2 Abstract:
-Explaining the unexplained

-Empiric medical treatment

-Surgical Management

-The CRM Experience

Consultant Endocrinologist and Internist. American Board certified in Internal Medicine. American Board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. American Board certified in Obesity Medicine.

Lecture Title:
Role of Obesity on Women’s Health

Lecture Abstract:
In this lecture, we will discuss the latest evidence-based medicine on obesity in women. We will discuss the prevalence and impact of obesity on women’s health. We will address the current diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to target the issue of obesity in women.

Dr. M. Faruk Kose, MD, served as the chief of the gynecologic oncology department at Etlik

Maternity & Women’s Health Teaching & Research Hospital from 1991 to 2011, a

prestigious third-degree reference hospital in Turkey. During his tenure, the department

oversaw the care of 8,000 registered cancer patients and performed 350-400 primary

operations annually for new cancer cases.

After his tenure at Etlik Hospital, Dr. Kose embarked on a new role at the Italian Giovanni

Alberto Agnelli Hospital in Istanbul. Subsequently, he transitioned to the Department of

Obstetrics & Gynecology at Bahcesehir University School of Medicine Liv Hospital, where

he served as the Head of the Department.

In 2014, Dr. Kose assumed the position of Director of the Department of Obstetrics and

Gynecology at Medipol Mega University Hospital, where he served until 2016. Currently, he

holds a position at Acibadem University Atakent Hospital.

Dr. Kose is esteemed as the president of the Turkish Society for Colposcopy and Cervical

Pathologies, showcasing his leadership and expertise in the field.


Lecture 1 Title:
Endometrial Cancer: FIGO 2023 The New Staging

Lecture 1 Abstract:
Many advances in the understanding of the pathologic and molecular features of endometrial cancer have occurred since the FIGO staging was last updated in 2009. Substantially more outcome and biological behavior data are now available regarding the several histological types. Molecular and genetic findings have accelerated since the publication of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) data and provide improved clarity on the diverse biological nature of this collection of endometrial cancers and their differing prognostic outcomes. The goals of the new staging system are to better define these prognostic groups and create substages that indicate more appropriate surgical, radiation, and systemic therapies


Lecture 2 Title:
Risk Reduction Salpingooophorectomy: Whom & When

Lecture 2 Abstract:
Application of prevention strategies is vital to improving outcomes from this disease. Surgical prevention reduces risk and prophylactic risk reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) is the most effective means to prevent ovarian carcinoma in the high risk patient although the risks do not outweigh the benefits in average risk patients. Other surgical and medical options have unknown or limited efficacy in the high risk patient. In this review, we define the patient at high risk for ovarian cancer, discuss how to identify these women and weigh their available ovarian cancer prevention strategies.

Graduated with Bachelor in medicine and surgery from king Faisal University in KSA 2002

Finished Irish Board in Family medicine 2007

Finished Arab Board in Family Medicine 2008

Has Diploma in Ob/Gyn US from prince sultan military medical city with distinction 2012

Work as consultant Family Physician with especial interest in women-related health issues and fetal and gyn scanning in Ministry Of Health till 2019 and then joined the private sector.

Work as CME coordinator and ultrasound  coordinator  in primary care while in MOH.

Participate in preparing antenatal guideline in primary care MOH.

Clinical lecturer in Family medicine Department in RCSI-Medical university of Bahrain.

Participate in many training workshops as speaker and instructor in fetal anomalies scanning and gynecological scan.

Lecture 1 Title:
Doppler in IUGR

Lecture 1 Abstract:
Intrauterine growth restriction is an obstetric complication that affect the fetus and has negative impact on fetal and pregnancy outcome.

In this lecture I’ll talk about definition, types , diagnosis and evaluation of IUGR.

I’ll focus on the use of Doppler in IUGR evaluation and in decision of timing of delivery.

Uterine artery, umbilical artery, Middle cerebral artery Doppler and Ductus venous interpretations and value of it’s use in IUGR .


Lecture 2 Title:
IOTA and ovarian cancers

Lecture 2 Abstract:
International ovarian tumor analysis is consider a universal guide for all gynecologists while evaluating patient with adnexal/ovarian mass.

It’s not diagnostic but it help in describing the mass and decide whether it is most likely benign or have risk of malignancy. There is area where they’re  labeled as “inconclusive” where further assessment and evaluation by Gyne oncologist in Gyn oncology center is needed.

Using this IOTA Rules will help in planning treatment option and categorize the cases in need of surgical intervention.

This lecture will go through these rules and how to apply it and what are the most common ovarian masses encountered in medical practice.


Prof. Mariwan Husni is a professor of psychiatry and addiction at the Arabian Gulf University

(AGU). He is also the Director of the Leadership Ethics and Professionalism at the AGU

He completed his residency training in psychiatry at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) and

following that he completed a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at the same university.

He has been a fellow (Psychiatry) of the Royal College of Physicians, Canada since 1997. He is also a

fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK. He has a degree in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (UK).

He also is certified by the Federation Licensing (FLEX), USA and the Medical Council (LMCC), Canada.

He has published more than 130 scientific papers, and he is a reviewer for several high impact

scientific journals including the British Medical Journal and British Journal of Psychiatry. He was a

recipient of many research grants from the USA and Canada. He was a founding member for the

department of psychiatry at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), Canada, where he

continues as a member of the professorial faculty. He is an integral member of a very active network

of researchers from Canada, USA, and Europe. His research interest includes epigenetics, addiction

psychiatry and psychopharmacology.

Lecture Title:
Postpartum psychiatric disorders: Diagnosis & Management

Lecture Abstract:
While it is frequently a time of happiness and celebration, some women may find that the postpartum phase puts them at risk for a number of mental health issues. For both the benefit of the mother and the child’s wellbeing, it is important to recognize and treat these problems. A considerable percentage of women globally are impacted by postpartum psychiatric illnesses, which include postpartum blues, depression, anxiety disorders, and psychosis. Although prevalence rates vary by population, postpartum depression is thought to affect 10–20% of women, and postpartum blues are thought to affect even more. There are several factors that puts women at risk for developing post-partum psychiatric disorders. Psychiatric disorders in post-partum period can be diagnosed by the clinical presentation and symptoms as well as using screening tools and assessment methods. It is also important to recognize the differential diagnosis and comorbidities. It is extremely important to recognize the risks to mothers and their babies when they have post-partum psychological issues. Management includes pharmacotherapy, psychological interventions, and social support. Hospitalization may be necessary in severe and risky cases. Closely monitoring patients and follow-up are very important. Close collaboration between obstetricians, midwives, psychiatric services is significant to improve outcome and wellbeing. Perinatal psychiatric services have become mandatory in some countries like the UK.

Dr Dalya Mubarak Al-Hamdan graduate of Arabian Gulf University 1996, she was trained in Salmaniya Medical complex and had her Arab Board Specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2006. In 2010 she had sucessfully completed three-year overseas fellowship training in Advanced Gynecological laparoscopy, early pregnancy and gynae ultrasound from Sydney University, Australia. Worked as consultant in Salmaniya Medical complex for more than 20 years. She was posted as senir consultant in private and government hospital in Saudi Arabia and currently in University medical centre-King Abdullah medical city in Manama Bahrain

Lecture Title:
Updates in Diagnosis and Management of Adenomyosis

Lecture Abstract:
Adenomyosis is a benign disease also called endometriosis of the uterus. It is a benign uterine disorder in which endometrial glands and stroma are pathologically demonstrated in the myometrium. Symptoms of adenomyosis may present as abnormal uterine bleeding, dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, or infertility. However, one third of affected women are asymptomatic. Two proposed diagnostic classifications to be discussed: clinical histological classification system, and imaging classification with description by Ultrasound and MRI.  Management of disease is focused on symptoms and tailored upon patient’s age and fertility preferences. Laparoscopic management of adenomyosis will be discussed in details with risks and complications.


Dr. Zainab is a family physician with 19 years of experience. She attained the Irish and Arab Boards in Family Medicine both Part 1 & 2. She developed a special interest in lactation health and became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2016. She conducts breastfeeding education programs both on the public and professional scale, she uses media as tools for dissemination of knowledge. Currently she is working in the private sector where she practices as a family physician with a focus on child and lactation health.

Lecture Title:
Lactation Health: Challenges and best Practices

Lecture Abstract:
According to WHO, less than 50% of babies worldwide are breastfed, and this figure is alarming. Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and survival. However, contrary to WHO’s recommendations, fewer than half of infants under 6 months old are exclusively breastfed. It is a well-known fact that breastmilk is the ideal food for infants. It is safe, clean and contains antibodies which help protect against many common childhood illnesses. Breastfed children perform better on intelligence tests, are less likely to be overweight or obese and less prone to diabetes later in life. Women who breastfeed also have a reduced risk of breast and ovarian cancers. Inappropriate marketing of breast-milk substitutes continues to undermine efforts to improve breastfeeding rates and duration worldwide. This paper will present methods to transform health facilities into baby-friendly institutions through the implementation of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. It will also highlight on the common lactation disorders and challenges facing breastfeeding mothers in Bahrain.

Fatema Mohamed Alhajeri, UAE national, graduated as M.D in 2001 from Arabian Gulf university – Bahrain, completed the Saudi board in obstetrics and gynecology in 2010 from KSA at Dammam University. Worked at Zayed military hospital , while working there, she completed an Executive master in healthcare administration at Zayed University in 2013. Showed great passion toward Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, so decided to finish her Diploma from Cardiff University in 2017. Then GESEA certificate in MIS on 2020, Followed BY GYNECOLOGY COSMETIC DIPLOMA 2023. Shows particular interest in scanning her patient counseling them and treating them at the same session in OBS and Gyne . working at corniche hospital in Abu Dhabi, and Saudia arabia . member of ISUOG , wrote 2 chapter in VISOUG encyclopedia. Have publication in the field of General Obs &Gyne, participated in local and international conferences.

Lecture 1 Title:
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Facing Challenges

Lecture 1 Abstract:
Challenges in laparoscopic hysterectomy is  a topic that keep being updates every now and then because of  the increasing complexity of this procedure due to repeated surgeries and obesity , plus the conteniouse  invention of new techniques and ideas that  can tackle this serious issue , good understanding of safety measures and tips and tricks with high suspicion  of  cases difficulties  plays a major  role is avoiding complications and accomplishing the case successfully.


Lecture 2 Title:
Surgical Management for AUB

Lecture 2 Abstract:
Abnormal uterine bleeding is one of the most common gynecological problems at gyne clinic , understanding FIGO classification is crucial for systematic appropriate approaches in dealing with those cases ,  ultrasound is considered an essential tool is the diagnosis of structural causes that need good understanding  , successful management of AUB   Depend on the cause , one stop clinic is a trend that can achieve very high patient satisfaction at the end of the consultation. 

Faculty of medicine, Al-Azhar University with more thank 16 years experience in his field. Clinical fellowship in reproductive medicine & infertility at international Islamic Center for Population Studies and Researches (IICPSR). Lecturer of Member of ESHRE. Member of EFSS. Has many published scientific papers and researches in high ranking medical journals.

Lecture Title:
Management of infertility in overweight/obese PCOS patients

Lecture Abstract:
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common female condition typified by reproductive, hyperandrogenic, and metabolic features. Polycystic ovary syndrome is a genetic condition, exacerbated by obesity. There is a close link between obesity and PCOS based on epidemiological data, and more recently corroborated through genetic studies. There are many mechanisms mediating the effects of weight-gain and obesity on the development of PCOS, we will discuss the main mechanisms that underlie the association between obesity and PCOS, from divergent perspectives of weight-gain contributing to development of PCOS and vice versa. We also consider novel management options for women with obesity and PCOS.

Dr. Dana Mohamed Maki is a Bahraini Physiotherapist holding a BSc, MSc, and PhD Degrees in Physiotherapy from the United Kingdom, with both clinical and teaching experiences within the field.

Dr. Dana is a Musculoskeletal, Spinal & Pelvic Rehab Physiotherapist, with over 15 years of experience in London (UK). She is a Member of the Chartered Society for Physiotherapy (UK) and the Pelvic, Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP) special interest group in the UK, and the Pelvic Health Academy of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Dr. Dana is the Chief Physiotherapist at Al-Anzoor Physiotherapy and Rehab Complex, the leading physiotherapy and rehab provider in the GCC with experience of over 25 years of physiotherapy services. She is also a Senior Lecturer for Physiotherapy at Brunel University London, and head of the MSK Pathway for the Advanced Clinical Practice MSc Program in Physiotherapy.

Lecture Title:
Physiotherapy in Pelvic Floor Disorders

Lecture Abstract:
The pelvic floor consists of a group of interconnected muscles and fascia to protect pelvic floor organs (the bladder, bowels/rectum, uterus and vagina). It also supports both movement and stability of the pelvic girdle joints, to promote safe weight bearing, weight transfer and movement. In females, the pelvic floor and the pelvic girdle joints expand and retract with natural events such as pregnancy and childbirth, and later in life get affected by menopause. The stability of the pelvic floor and the pelvic girdle joints is affected by multiple pregnancies, in addition to other modifiable lifestyle factors such as obesity, activity levels, and general health.  The main conditions that affect women with pelvic floor weakness are pelvic organ prolapse, with or without pain, and urinary and/or fecal incontinence, which can be present with or without pelvic organ prolapse. Research has shown that early signs and symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse, or mild grades (for example 1 or 2) may be addressed with physiotherapeutic exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor, to avoid surgical or medical interventions and improve female quality of life. Research has also shown that an overactive bladder (present with no past history of pregnancy, or pelvic organ prolapse) can be addressed with physiotherapeutic exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor, muscle relaxation techniques (to the detrusor muscles) and lifestyle/food habit assessment and changes which physiotherapy is best placed to address. Fecal incontinence in the absence of internal or external anal sphincter injury, and after the exclusion of other organic pathology can also benefit from physiotherapeutic exercises to aid control. The presence of lower back pain, and diastasis recti is show to exacerbate all the condition. Which also supports the intention to address them in physiotherapy. The presentation will provide an overview in the role of the physiotherapist in pelvic floor rehabilitation, and provide the current evidence for its role for each of the aforementioned conditions. The presentation will also provide the limitations of physiotherapy, and when intervention from OB/GYN or other surgical specialties is warranted. 

Dr.Safa is a senior consultant and head section in anatomic pathology at Government Hospitals, Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC). She is the Arab Board and Saudi Board training coordinator

for pathology department at SMC. She also works as Assistant Professor in pathology department of Arabian Gulf University. Dr. Safa did her residency training in anatomic pathology at various tertiary hospitals in Riyadh and finished King Saud university fellowship in anatomic pathology and Arab board (2007-2012). She awarded the “Fellowship of Royal College of Pathologists

(FRCpath) in anatomic pathology in 2016. She awarded the International Board of cytopathology ( IAC), Germany in 2022. She successfully completed 1 year postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Research, Arabian Gulf University in 2023. Dr. Safa published a chapter titled as “ Negative for malignancy” in a book called” The international System for Serous Fluid Cytopathology” . She has many professional publications in histopathology and cytopathology

Lecture Title:
Evaluation and Analysis of Cervical Pap Smear Cytology in Bahrain

Lecture Abstract:
Total number of pap smear yearly done at SMC

Total number of abnormal pap smears, age criteria, HPV status of all abnormal cases and USA cervical screening guidelines.


Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Al Kharj Military Industries Corporation Hospital


Al Kharj Military Industries Corporation Hospital


Reproduction Medicine, Department of OB/ GYNE


Regional Institutional Accreditation Program
Al Kharj Military Industries Corporation Hospital


Institutional and Program Accreditation Department
Saudi Commission for Health Specialties


Institutional and Program Accreditation Department
Saudi Commission for Health Specialties

Lecture Title:
Prevalence and Risk Factors of Pregnancy Related Anxiety- A Systematic Review

Lecture Abstract:
Pregnancy is considerable transformation time, although it is usually received with joy, some women experience variable levels of anxiety. As pregnancy hormonal physiological changes has a depressive effect, the fast dynamic life poses a more stressful state that increases the psychological morbidities during pregnancy. Hence this systematic review.

The objective was to determine the prevalence of this problem and the associated risk factors.

We found 69 studies, 13 were included in our study. We concluded that anxiety disorders are common among pregnant women, several risk factors were associated with anxiety disorders such as young age, low income, unwanted pregnancy, current comorbidity or mental illness as well as previous bad obstetric history like previous miscarriage.

We recommended cross sectional studies to be initiated in every community and special care to be taken regarding pregnant women mental health. We recommend screening surveys to be used in each antenatal clinic to diagnose this problem and help make pregnancy a wonderful journey as it is supposed to be.

Salmanya Medical Complex 1996 to Mar-2023

Training coordinator of Arab and Saudi Board2018-2023

Arab board exam committee  2018-2023

Head of maternal fetal medicine committee in Arab Board 2023

Own Clinic 2021- Up to date.

Visitor Consultant at Salmanya Medical Complex

Visitor Consultant at Royal Bahrain Hospital.

Visitor Consultant at Al Salam Specialist Hospital.

Visitor Consultant at Bahrain Specialist Hospital.

Visitor Consultant at Al Malaki Specialist Hospital.

Visitor Consultant at Dr. Khulod AlDerazi Medical Center

Lecture Title:
NT & NIPT: Is it Mandatory?

Lecture Abstract:
-Every woman has a risk that her fetus/baby has a chromosomal defect
-To provide knowledge of an effective method of chromosomal screening
-As with introduction of new technologies into routine clinical practice, it’s essential that those undertaking first trimester scan are adequately trained and their results subjected to rigorous audit
-Examination of fetal cells from maternal peripheral blood is more likely to find on application as a method for assessment of risk rather than the non-invasive prenatal diagnosis of chromosomal defects
-It is essential to acquire a solid knowledge base to carry out first trimester screenings valid and have long term prognostic  value
-Our primary intentions is to introduce information which indispensable for verifying normal first trimester screening (NT AND NIPT) as well as information useful in detection of important pathologies

Urogynecologest and pelvic reconstructive surgeon

Completed her medical school at king Abulaziz university hospital, completed her residency and fellowship in urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery at the Ottawa university- Canada.

Dr Sunbul about to complete 10 years of experience as a urogynecologest and pelvic reconstructive surgery

Served a a locum at the Otrawa hospital for 1 year

Follwed by 5 years as a consultant urogynecologest and pelvic reconstructive surgeon at king faisal specialist hospitalJeddah.

Currently Dr sunbul function as a unit head of the obstetric snd gynecology department and urogynecologest and pelvic reconstructive surgeon Jhons Hopkins Aramco- Damam.

Lecture 1 Title:
Refractory Overactive Bladder

Lecture 1 Abstract:
-The definition of refractory overactive bladder

-The pathophysiology

-The workup

-The available treatment modalities as well the third line treatment selection and outcome optimization


Lecture 2 Title:
Sacrocolpopexy: Role of minimal invasive surgery

Lecture 2 Abstract:
– Some of the best practices that have changed over last decade patronizing the management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

– Laparoscopic & Robotic Vs vaginal approaches

– Robotic experience at JHAH

Dr. Jameela Mukhaimer is the President of Bahrain Nursing and Midwifery Society since 2019 to 2024 invested in development of Bahrain Nursing Society and Nursing profession. Dr. Mukhaimer is a member of the National Education Accreditation Committee; Vice president for NHRA Nursing Strategies Committee; and was assistant professor at University of Bahrain in the Collage of Health sciences from 2016 till 2023; and Dean of Student at Royal University for Women from 2010 till 2014. She was director of Health Med Medical Centre for 8years. Served 18years in BDF hospital and as Primary Care Adult Nurse-Practitioner. Ms. Mukhaimer interested in women health issues and research; had several publications, and participated in international conferences related to Osteoporosis; women’s Health; and Nursing as key note speaker. Ms. Mukhaimer is practicing practitioner /Midwife offering women health services, and prenatal health education and exercises with variety of Community engagement activities for women health Awareness programs at schools, NGOs, and local majlies. She was president of Bahrain Osteoporosis Society till 2019. She is recipient of different National and International Awards; Venous International Award for Excellence in Midwifery2021, Fulbright scholarship 2005; University of Michigan one term dissertation scholarship Award 2010.University of Michigan School of Nursing, Award for New Investigator, 2007. Rackham International Conference Award, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2006; Ministry of education Honor 2001; Bahrain Defense Force Award for serving 15years; Ministry of Health Honor 1994.

Lecture Title:
Evidence-based in Natural Birth

Lecture Abstract:
Interfering with the normal physiological process of labor and birth in the absence of medical necessity increases the risk of complications for mother and baby. Natural physiological birth can be promoted by these Six evidence-based care practices. These practices include avoiding unnecessary medical interventions involving use of induction of labor, pharmaceutical agent; performing episiotomy; psychological support; health education; and non-supine positioning during labor can reduce the hormonal effect of anxiety that cause prolong labor. Prompting newborn rooming and giving the choice for women to have natural birth through birth plan is necessary for safe delivery outcomes. Midwives and Obstetricians are in a unique position to provide these care practices. Achieving the best possible physical, emotional, and psychological outcomes for the woman and her baby requires a model of care in which health systems empower all women to access care that focuses on the mother and newborn.

Mai Sater is an Assistant Professor and Chairperson of the department of medical biochemistry at the Arabian Gulf University. She began her educational career at Isa-Town Girls Secondary School in Bahrain, were she graduated in 2003 amongst the top graduates of the country, and was awarded a full scholarship from the Office of the Prime Minister to study Medicine at the Arabian Gulf University. She earned her MD degree from the Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain in 2009, and was granted a BSc in Medical Research from the University of Manitoba in Canada in 2006 for her research work. Mai’s motivation and ambition led to her nomination for a scholarship from the Arabian Gulf University to pursue a PhD in neuroscience from McGill University in Canada, which she earned in 2017. To date, Mai Sater has more than 25 scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journal, and has participated in several health leadership programs offered by the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health.

Lecture Title:
Cellular and Molecular Pathogenesis of Endometriosis: A Journey of Discovery

Lecture Abstract:
Endometriosis is a major cause of infertility in women and affects approximately 6 – 10 % of women of reproductive age. Endometriosis is highly heterogeneous and the exact mechanisms behind the disease remain unclear. At present, there is neither a reliable non-invasive diagnostic approach for endometriosis nor a specific treatment option. We here present an integrated work-flow to address the molecular basis of endometriosis in a patient-specific manner. Our approach involves compiling an inventory of molecular pathways related to endometriosis. These pathways include inflammation, proliferation, invasion, premalignant transformation, and fibrosis. We will then map these pathways for the various endometriosis subtypes, and in combination with histological analyses of endometriosis biopsies. Furthermore, we will isolate stem cells from patient specimen to generate patient-specific endometriosis organoids. Collectively, these efforts will help us identify potential therapeutic targets and test it in a helpful patient-derived model that recapitulates endometriosis.

She is a nurse midwife Huda Hamad Araik, working in the nursing field since 25years. She obtained the associate degree diploma in nursing from college of health sciences in 2003, followed by midwifery post basic program from the college of health sciences in 2006-and finally I obtained my bachelor degree in nursing in 2013. She started my clinical journey in Bahrain defense force hospital in 1997-2000 as a practical nurse, and as a general nurse from 2001-2005, and from 2006-2009 worked as a midwife in labor-room. In 2009 moved to the ministry of health-health centers where I continued as midwife in the mothers’ welfare clinic till I resigned in 2019. Post 1 year of retirement-2020, joined Al-Salam specialist hospital as a head- nurse for labour room and I’m on board till the date. She held the position of nursing deputy in Al-Salam hospital, and a member of multi committees (quality, morbidity & mortality and patient’s safety, in addition she was hired to be a nhra member for the nursing/midwifery disciplinary committee, and been as an active member from 2022 till February.2024.

Lecture Title:
Role of The Midwife in Mother & Child Healthcare in Bahrain

Lecture Abstract:
• The history of midwifery in Kingdom of Bahrain (in brief)

• The development of Midwifery career in Bahrain

• The services provided by midwives in Antenatal clinics

• The role of the midwife in the intrapartum period

• The post-natal services provided

• The effect of maternity care in reducing the number of Morbidity & mortality among mother & child.

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