Latest updates in stem cells transplantation technologies, applications, and research advancements

The Address Dubai Marina Hotel,
Dubai, UAE

17 - 18 March 2023

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MENA Stem Cells Forum
MENA Stem Cells Forum

Following the massive success of the first edition and building on the productive discussions and scientific presentations of the stem cell science and research experts, the 2nd Annual MENA Stem Cells Forum will be held on 17 – 18 March 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The Forum will provide an annual meeting point for the MENA stem cell science community and international experts to meet and share their experience and knowledge on the latest advancements and challenges faced in their daily practice and identify the best practices and solutions to overcome them.

The next edition will focus on stem cell transplantation technologies and applications and the latest research advancements in the field. It will also highlight the role of the government and healthcare providers in improving regulations and increasing public awareness of the stem cell science.

Join us in the 2nd Annual MENA Stem Cells Forum to hear directly from key industry leaders, senior government officials, researchers, physicians, and experts and discuss with your regional and international peers the future of stem cell science and shape its development.

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Hear what the experts have to say
Hear what the experts have to say

Event in numbers
Event in numbers

<p>Attendees</p>
250+

Attendees

Exhibitors
25+ Exhibitors
Countries
15+ Countries
 Media partners
10+ Media partners
<p>Speakers</p>
30+

Speakers

Agenda
Agenda

  • Day 1

    17th MARCH 2023, Friday

  • Day 2

    18th MARCH 2023, Saturday

Registration and refreshments 

08:00 – 09:00

09:00 – 09:05

GREAT MINDS GROUP OPENING REMARKS

Chairman welcome and opening remarks 

09:05 – 09:15

09:15 – 09:30

OPENING KEYNOTE SPEECH

Session one: MENA updates

Panel discussion: Stem cells transplantation research updates in the MENA region

Moderator:
Panelists:

09:30 – 10:15

10:15 – 10:30

INDUSTRY SESSION: ROLE OF PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES IN DEVELOPING ENGINEERED CELL THERAPIES

This session will highlight latest technologies in the stem cell field. The session consists of 15-minute presentation from an expert in the industry who will provide insights and updates on the successful application of a variety of advanced and innovative technologies.

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

10:30 – 11:00

11:00 – 11:15

ECRRM a new research center in the field of regenerative medicine in Egypt

Session two: Tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting

11:15 – 11:30

Highlights of the FDA approved clinical applications of engineered tissue

Applications of Human Organoids and 3-D Cell Culture Techniques in Regenerative Medicine

11:30 – 12:00

12:00 – 12:15

Industry session: Latest advances in bioreactors for stem cell-based therapies

This session will highlight latest technologies in the stem cells field. The session consists of 15-minute presentation from an expert in the industry who will provide insights and updates on the successful application of a variety of advanced and innovative technologies.

Session three: Cancer and stem cells

Advanced Therapies Manufacturing: Challenges and perspectives in Qatar

12:15 – 12:45

12:45 – 14:00

Friday prayer and lunch break

Overview of CAR-T cells for solid and hematologic cancers

14:00 – 14:30

14:30 – 15:00

Advances in HSCTs – TILs, Alpha-beta depleted transplants, and suicide gene therapy 

Outpatient autologous HSCT in patients with MM and Hodgkin lymphoma; the experience of King Fahad Specialist Hospital (KFSH) in Dammam

15:00 – 15:30

15:30 – 16:00

Advances in stem cell therapy for Leukemia in the MENA region

Chairman closing remarks and end of day one

16:00

16:00 – 17:00

Workshop 

Registration and refreshments 

08:00 – 08:55

08:55 – 09:00

Chairman welcome and opening remarks 

Session four: Cell therapy

Gene therapy applications in the current era

09:00 – 09:30

09:30 – 10:00

Studies on stem cell therapy in neurology

Optimizing HCT donor selection: Current guidelines and emerging trends

10:00 – 10:30

10:30 – 10:45

Industry session

This session will highlight latest technologies in the stem cells field. The session consists of 15-minute presentation from an expert in the industry who will provide insights and updates on the successful application of a variety of advanced and innovative technologies.

Session five: Stem cells field hot topics

Regenerative Medicine: Steps in to New Era

10:45 – 11:15

11:15 – 11:45

Coffee break

Regenerative Medicine - Pakistan's perspective

11:45 – 12:15

12:15 – 12:45

Transplant Immunology workup to support HSCT programs

Industry session

This session will highlight latest technologies in the stem cells field. The session consists of 15-minute presentation from an expert in the industry who will provide insights and updates on the successful application of a variety of advanced and innovative technologies.

12:45 – 13:15

Session six: Regenerative medicine

13:15 – 13:45

The potential role of stem cells in wound healing

Role of stem cell in osteoarthritis and sports injuries: Myth or reality

13:45 – 14:15

14:15 – 14:45

Regenerative treatment for Degenerative disc disease (DDD)

Stem Cells in gynecology

14:45 – 15:15

15:15

Chairman closing remarks, lunch, and end of Forum

08:00 – 09:00
Registration and refreshments
09:00 – 09:05
Great Minds Group opening remarks
09:05 – 09:15
Chairman welcome and opening remarks
Dr. Asawari (Asa) Bapat, International Ambassador aabb, Consultant to Infohealth FZE, Dubai, UAE, MEMP, Middle East Medical Portal, London, UK, & Regenerative Outcomes, LLC, USA
09:15 – 09:30
Opening keynote speech
09:30 – 10:15
Session one: MENA updates

Panel discussion: Stem cells transplantation research updates in the MENA region

  • Reviewing the plans and the visions of the government and healthcare providers to support the scientific research in the region’s stem cells field
  • Bridging the gap between academia, hospitals, and industry in the MENA region’s stem cells research field
  • Highlighting the collaboration plans between the academia and industry to find relevancy between theoretical and practical approaches
  • Overview of the policies and practices required to develop collaboration and commercialization of regenerative medicine
10:15 – 10:30
Industry session: Role of pharmaceutical companies in developing engineered cell therapies
This session will highlight latest technologies in the stem cell field. The session consists of 15-minute presentation from an expert in the industry who will provide insights and updates on the successful application of a variety of advanced and innovative technologies.
10:30 – 11:00
Networking coffee break
11:00 – 11:30
Session two: Tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting
Highlights of the FDA approved clinical applications of engineered tissue
11:30 – 12:00
Applications of Human Organoids and 3-D Cell Culture Techniques in Regenerative Medicine
Nagwa El-Badri, Professor and Founding Chair, Biomedical Sciences Program, Director, Center of Excellence for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Zewail City of Science and Technology, Egypt
12:00 – 12:15
Industry session: Latest advances in bioreactors for stem cell-based therapies
This session will highlight latest technologies in the stem cells field. The session consists of 15-minute presentation from an expert in the industry who will provide insights and updates on the successful application of a variety of advanced and innovative technologies.
12:15 – 12:45
Session three: Cancer and stem cells
Exploring CAR-T cell production and applications
12:45 – 14:00
Friday Prayer and Lunch break
14:00 – 14:30
Overview of CAR-T cells for solid and hematologic cancers
Yasser Elborai, Professor and Consultant of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT), Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, KSA
14:30 – 15:00
Advances in HSCTs – TILs, Alpha-beta depleted transplants, and suicide gene therapy
15:00 – 15:30
Outpatient autologous HSCT in patients with MM and Hodgkin lymphoma; the experience of King Fahad Specialist Hospital (KFSH) in Dammam
Khalid Al-Anazi, Consultant Hemato-oncologist, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, KSA
15:30 – 16:00
Advances in stem cell therapy for Leukemia in the MENA region
Murtadha K. Al-Khabori, Associate Professor, Sultan Qaboos University, Senior Consultant Hematology, Head of the Hematology Department, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman
16:00
Chairman closing remarks and end of day one
16:00 – 17:00
Workshop
08:00 – 08:55
Registration and refreshments
08:55 – 09:00
Chairperson welcome and opening remarks
Dr. Asawari (Asa) Bapat, International Ambassador aabb, Consultant to Infohealth FZE, Dubai, UAE, MEMP, Middle East Medical Portal, London, UK, & Regenerative Outcomes, LLC, USA
09:00 – 09:30
Gene therapy applications in the current era
Shahrukh Hashmi, Chairman, SEHA Oncology Council; Chairman, Department Oncology/Hematology, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, UAE
09:30 – 10:00
Reviewing iPSCs cell therapies opportunities and challenges
10:00 – 10:30
Optimizing HCT donor selection: Current guidelines and emerging trends
Medhat Askar, Director of Clinical Laboratory Services, The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) / Be The Match, Director of Transplant Immunology, COVID-19 Testing and Hematopoietic Cell Processing Laboratories, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
10:30 – 10:45
Industry session
This session will highlight latest technologies in the stem cells field. The session consists of 15-minute presentation from an expert in the industry who will provide insights and updates on the successful application of a variety of advanced and innovative technologies.
10:45 – 11:15
Regenerative Medicine: Steps in to New Era

Rozina Badal Munir, International Development Director American Board of Regenerative Medicine (ABRM), Ultrasound Specialist , WLA Hospital, California, USA
11:15 – 11:45
Coffee break
11:45 – 12:15
Studies on stem cell therapy in neurology
Aaron Han, Chief of Lab Kings College Hospital Dubai, Adj Professor MBRU School of Medicine, VP Emirates Pathology Society, Deputy International Commissioner College of American Pathologists, UAE
12:15 – 12:45
Transplant Immunology workup to support HSCT programs
Gehad ElGhazali, Consultant Physician, HQ Medical Operations Division, Union71, UAE
12:45 – 13:15
Industry session
This session will highlight latest technologies in the stem cells field. The session consists of 15-minute presentation from an expert in the industry who will provide insights and updates on the successful application of a variety of advanced and innovative technologies.
13:15 – 13:45
Session six: Regenerative medicine

The potential role of stem cells in wound healing

Charbel Khalil, Medical Consultant, Burjeel Medical City, UAE
13:45 – 14:15
Role of stem cell in osteoarthritis and sports injuries: Myth or reality
Ashok Kumar, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon and Board Certified Regenerative Medicine Expert, My Doc Specialist Medical Center, Bioscience Clinic Dubai, UAE
14:15 – 14:45
Regenerative treatment for Degenerative disc disease (DDD)
Zbiggy Brodzinsky, Consultant Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Mediclinic Parkview, UAE
14:45 – 15:15
Stem Cells in gynecology
Alaa Al Wahily, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Stem Cells Researcher, UAE
15:15
Chairman closing remarks, lunch, and end of Forum

Key Conference Elements
Key Conference Elements

2-day cutting-edge conference program

A high-level international forum that addresses all the advances and the pressing challenges in the stem cells market through keynote speeches, scientific presentations, panel discussions and more

2-day exhibition of latest technologies and solutions

Showcasing the latest advancements in the field

Direct access to the entire industry gathered for the first time under one roof

Interactive workshops

Hands-on workshops providing the participants latest expertise and knowledge on the advancements and updates of stem cells research and therapy

CME points

The attendees will obtain CME credit hours by attending the conference

Awards Ceremony

Prestigious ceremony to honor the event’s partners

Media and live broadcast area

To coordinate media interviews between international, regional, and local channels, VIPs, speakers, sponsors and attendees at the event.

VIP Majlis

High-Level meetings dedicated to government authorities and their delegations to discuss strategic plans

Attending organizations
Attending organizations

Chairperson
Chairperson

Asawari (Asa) Bapat

Asawari (Asa) Bapat

International Ambassador aabb, Consultant to Infohealth FZE, Dubai, UAE, MEMP, Middle East Medical Portal,
London, UK, & Regenerative Outcomes, LLC, USA

Advisory Board Chairman
Advisory Board Chairman

Hatim Al Abbas

Hatim Al Abbas

Director, Dubai Cord Blood & Research Centre, Adjunct Assistant Professor, MRBU, UAE

Advisory Board
Advisory Board

Asawari (Asa) Bapat

Asawari (Asa) Bapat

International Ambassador aabb, Consultant to Infohealth FZE, Dubai, UAE, MEMP, Middle East Medical Portal,
London, UK, & Regenerative Outcomes, LLC, USA
Hatim Al Abbas

Hatim Al Abbas

Director, Dubai Cord Blood & Research Centre, Adjunct Assistant Professor, MRBU, UAE
Murtadha K. Al-Khabori

Murtadha K. Al-Khabori

Associate Professor, Sultan Qaboos University, Senior Consultant Hematology, Head of the Hematology Department,
Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman
Nagwa El-Badri

Nagwa El-Badri

Professor and Founding Chair, Biomedical Sciences Program, Director, Center of Excellence for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Zewail City of Science and Technology
Shahrukh Hashmi

Shahrukh Hashmi

Chairman, SEHA Oncology Council; Chairman, Department Oncology/Hematology,
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, UAE
Yasser Elborai

Yasser Elborai

Professor and Consultant of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT), Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, KSA

2022 Speaker Faculty
2022 Speaker Faculty

Aaron Han

Aaron Han

Chief of Lab Kings College Hospital Dubai, Adj Professor MBRU School of Medicine, VP Emirates Pathology Society, Deputy International Commissioner College of American Pathologists, UAE
Alaa Al Wahily

Alaa Al Wahily

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynecologist,
Stem Cells Researcher, UAE
Dr. Asawari (Asa) Bapat

Dr. Asawari (Asa) Bapat

International Ambassador aabb, Consultant to Infohealth FZE, Dubai, UAE, MEMP, Middle East Medical Portal, London, UK, & Regenerative Outcomes, LLC, USA
Asma Al Mannaei

Asma Al Mannaei

Executive Director of Research and Innovation Center, Department of Health, UAE
Ashok Kumar

Ashok Kumar

Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon and Board Certified Regenerative Medicine Expert, My Doc Specialist Medical Center,
Bioscience Clinic Dubai, UAE
Charbel Khalil

Charbel Khalil

Medical Consultant,
Burjeel Medical City,
UAE
Chiara Cugno

Chiara Cugno

Director Advanced Cell Therapy Core, Attending Physician Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Sidra Medicine, Qatar
Gehad ElGhazali

Gehad ElGhazali

Consultant Physician, HQ Medical Operations Division, Union71, UAE
Hatim Al Abbas

Hatim Al Abbas

Director, Dubai Cord blood & Research Centre, Adjunct Assistant Professor, MRBU, UAE
Khaled Amer

Khaled Amer

Consultant of Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant Surgeon, International Medical Center, CEO, Egyptian Center for Research and Regenerative Medicine
Khalid Al-Anazi

Khalid Al-Anazi

Consultant Hemato-oncologist, King Fahad Specialist Hospital,
Dammam, KSA
Medhat Askar

Medhat Askar

Director of Clinical Laboratory Services, The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) / Be The Match, Director of Transplant Immunology, COVID-19 Testing and Hematopoietic Cell Processing Laboratories, Baylor University Medical Center,
Dallas, TX, USA
Murtadha K. Al-Khabori

Murtadha K. Al-Khabori

Associate Professor, Sultan Qaboos University, Senior Consultant Hematology, Head of the Hematology Department,
Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman
Nagwa El-Badri

Nagwa El-Badri

Professor and Founding Chair, Biomedical Sciences Program, Director, Center of Excellence for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Zewail City of Science and Technology
Rozina Badal Munir

Rozina Badal Munir

International Development Director American Board of Regenerative Medicine (ABRM), Ultrasound Specialist ,
WLA Hospital, California, USA
Salman Gilani

Salman Gilani

Medical Director and Founder,
Institute of Regenerative Medicine (IRM), Pakistan
Shahrukh Hashmi,

Shahrukh Hashmi,

Chairman,
SEHA Oncology Council; Chairman, Department Oncology/Hematology, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, UAE
Yasser Elborai

Yasser Elborai

Professor and Consultant of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT), Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, KSA
Zbiggy Brodzinsky

Zbiggy Brodzinsky

Consultant Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Mediclinic Parkview, UAE

Why get involved
Why get involved

Discuss
with the top experts about their experience in the field and their vision for the future of medicine
A focused conference
with prequalified and 100% relevant attendees
Opportunity to position
your company as a supporter of the region’s healthcare research and development
Direct access
to the entire industry gathered for the first time under one roof
Connect and network
with industry peers to tackle challenges and share the advances in stem cells research techniques and diagnostic tools in the region and internationally

2022 Sponsors & Partners
2022 Sponsors & Partners

Strategic Partners

Exhibitor ​

Technology Partner

2023 PARTNERS
2023 PARTNERS

2022 KEY MEDIA PARTNER
2022 KEY MEDIA PARTNER

2023 Media Partners
2023 Media Partners

WHO SHOULD SPONSOR?
WHO SHOULD SPONSOR?

Laboratory equipment and medical supplies
Laboratory equipment and medical supplies
Technology and solution providers
Technology and solution
providers
Data   companies
Data
companies
Cord Blood  Banks
Cord Blood
Banks
Pharmaceutical Companies
Pharmaceutical
Companies
International Hospitals
International
Hospitals

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We have a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities available. A member of the sponsorship team will work with you to create a bespoke package to suit your business objectives.

For more information, email

Why Exhibit?
Why Exhibit?

LOCAL PARTNERS
Meet and shortlist the best business partner that can represent your organization in the region
NETWORKING & SOCIAL
Use the exhibition floor to demonstrate your latest products and technologies
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP PRESENTATIONS
Establish pre-eminence amongst your peers
BRAND AWARENESS
Multiple opportunities to increase your brand visibility, before during and after the event
MARKET TRENDS & OPPORTUNITIES
Keep up-to-date with market trends and identify new business opportunities
LEAD GENERATION
Increase new business opportunities from highly targeted audience

How do exhibitors register for the MENA Stem Cells Forum? Kindly contact:

Venue
Venue

Mövenpick Grand Al Bustan Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Register To Attend
Register To Attend

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  • Accademia
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Delegate Pass
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  • Laboratories
  • R&D Centers
  • Associations
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