Stem Cell Science
Evolution from
Development to Therapy

  • Dubai, UAE
    Dubai, UAE
  • <h2>Stem Cell Science <br>Evolution from <br>Development to Therapy</h2>
    17 – 18 March 2023
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Stem Cell Science Evolution from Development to Therapy

Dubai, UAE

17 - 18 March 2023

2022 Supporting Partners
2022 Supporting Partners

About

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

08:00 – 09:00
Registration and refreshments
09:00 – 09:15
Official opening and VIP tour
09:15 – 09:20
Great Minds opening Remarks
09:20 – 09:30
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
09:30 – 10:00
Session one

Panel discussion: Stem cell science and the future of medicine in the MENA region

  • Highlighting the importance of stem cells science in the future of medicine
  • Reviewing the key initiatives, strategies and policies that support the growth of stem cells science in the MENA region
  • Discussing the development of regulations and overview of the ethical concerns in to stem cell clinical trials
Moderator:
  • Dr. Hatim Al Abbas, Acting Director, Dubai Cord Blood & Research Centre, UAE
Panelists:
  • Dr. Asawari (Asa) Bapat, International Ambassador aabb, Consultant to Infohealth FZE, Dubai, UAE, MEMP, Middle East Medical Portal, London, UK, & Regenerative Outcomes, LLC, USA
  • Dr. Shahrukh Hashmi, Chairman, SEHA Oncology Council; Chairman, Department Oncology/Hematology, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, UAE
  • Dr. Timothy Schroeder, Chairman, CEO, and Founder of CTI Clinical Trial & Consulting Services
10:00 – 10:30

Panel discussion:

Role of health authorities and science community in increasing awareness for stem cells banking and therapy and the development of new therapeutic strategies for patients
  • Highlighting the best practices to increase public awareness about the importance of stem cells banking and therapy
  • Reviewing the science community responsibility in the translation of stem cell research and regenerative medicine into therapeutics to meet the needs of patients
  • Discussing how health authorities can support and encourage the stem cells research and therap
Moderator: Dr. Yasser Elborai, Professor and Consultant of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT), Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, KSA Panelists:
  • Dr. Leslie E. Lehmann, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Clinical Director, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Centre, Medical Director for International Hematology/Oncology/BMT, Boston Children's Hospital, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Dr. Rehab Al Blooshi, Acting Medical Director, Dubai Cord Blood and Research Centre, Consultant Hematologist and Internal Medicine, Malignant Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant Specialist, UAE
  • Dr. Tomasz Baran, Executive Vice-president, PBKM (Polish Stem Cell Bank)/ SmartCells
10:30 – 10:45
Perinatal stem cell application in clinic – FamiCord / SmartCells experience
  • Dr. Tomasz Baran, Executive Vice-president, PBKM (Polish Stem Cell Bank)/ SmartCells
10:45 – 11:15
Networking coffee break
11:15 – 11:35
Session two

Regenerative Hematology: Past, present and future

Dr. Shahrukh Hashmi, Chairman, SEHA Oncology Council; Chairman, Department Oncology/Hematology, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, UAE
11:35 – 11:50
Apheresis for Engineered Cell Therapies: Understanding the Cell Collections Ecosystem
Sheila Doshi, Senior Therapeutics Sales Consultant, Gulf, Saudi & Middle East, CT4 Training Specialist EMEA, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies
11:50 – 12:10
CAR-T cells – successes and obstacles
Dr. Leslie Lehmann, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Clinical Director, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Centre, Medical Director for International Hematology/Oncology/BMT, Boston Children's Hospital, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, USA
12:10 – 12:25
Insights into advancements & one step solution for automating your cell-based workflows
Chaitanya Gundu, BDM, LSA & Genomics – Middle East, Turkey & Africa, Country Sales Leader, India & Southwest Asia, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
12:25 – 13:55
Prayer and Lunch break
13:55 – 14:15
Session three
Updates on HSCT for sickle cell diseases  Dr. Feras Alfraih, Adult Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Director, Alternate Donor Stem Cell Transplantation, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, President, Saudi Society for Blood Disorders, KSA
14:15 – 14:30
CTI – Leveraging Global Capabilities for Local Success
Dr. Timothy Schroeder, Chairman, CEO, and Founder of CTI Clinical Trial & Consulting Services
14:30 – 14:50
Familial Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: Overview of the stem cell transplant role and Oman experience
Dr. Yasser Wali, Professor and Head of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit, Child Health Department in Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman
14:50 – 15:10
How can Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) make Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) more successful?
Dr. Yasser Elborai, Professor and Consultant of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT), Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, KSA
15:10 – 15:30
Non cryopreserved transplant: Burjeel Medical City experience and review of the literature
Dr. Kayane Mheidly, Director of the Bone Marrow Transplantation Program and Consultant Hematology - Burjeel Medical City Abu Dhabi, Consultant Hematology, Clemenceau Medical Center Dubai, UAE
15:30 – 15:50
Cord blood hematopoietic stem cell expansion - Impact on transplant outcomes
Dr. John E. Wagner, Professor, Division of Blood and Marrow Transplant & Cellular Therapy, Director, Institute for Cell, Gene and Immunotherapies, University of Minnesota, USA
15:50
Chairperson closing remarks and end of day one
08:00 – 09:00
Registration and refreshments
09:00 – 09:05
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
09:05 – 09:25
Session four:

Tumor heterogeneity, the role of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells and the initiation of cancer

Dr. 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
09:25 – 09:45
The functional cellular therapy (FCTA) concept
Dr. Khaled Kazem, Head of Cord Blood Processing and Cryogenic Labs, Dubai Cord blood & Research Centre, UAE
09:45 – 10:05
Contemporary regenerative medicine approaches as a therapeutic choice in future clinical settings
Dr. Dzihan Abazovic, Emergency Medicine Specialist, Chief of Department, Emergency Medicine Centre of Montenegro, Ulcinj, Biocell Hospital Belgrade, Serbia
10:05 – 10:15
High-Level Control of Stem Cell Phenotypes by the Synthetic Biomimetic Substrate PhenoDrive
Dr. Matteo Santin, Professor of Tissue Regeneration, Director of the Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Devices (CRMD), University of Brighton
10:15 – 10:35
Session five

Stem cells in male factor infertility: A concept

Dr. Ali Thwaini, Consultant Urologist, Mediclinic City Hospital, UAE
10:35 – 10:55
PRP and stem cells in sports medicine. What is the current evidence?
Dr. Suad Trebinjac, Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Consultant, Al Garhood Private Hospital, UAE
10:55 – 11:25
Coffee break
11:25 – 11:35
Key initiatives and policies supporting the growth of biotherapies and regenerative medicine in the MENA region , including the role of accreditation
Dr. Asawari (Asa) Bapat, International Ambassador aabb, Consultant to Infohealth FZE, Dubai, UAE, MEMP, Middle East Medical Portal, London, UK, & Regenerative Outcomes, LLC, USA
11:35 – 11:55
SEGOVA clinical trials
Dr. Suada Tinjić, Gynecologist, Managing Director and Educator, Ian Donald - School of Medical Ultrasound, Bosnia and Herzegovina
11:55 – 12:15
Session six

Stem cell-derived insulin secreting beta cells for diabetes treatment: How close are we?

Dr. Essam Abdelalim, Group leader, Diabetes Research Center (DRC) – Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI)/Assistant Professor, College of Health & Life Sciences, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar
12:15 – 12:35
Regenerative applications for degenerative spinal pathologies
Prof. Mohammed Al-Jumaily, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Consultant Spinal Surgeon Expert in Regenerative Medicine, The Regenerative Clinic London, Chairperson of the Development Committee, MENA Region at the American Academy & Board of Regenerative Medicine -S MENA
12:35 – 12:55
Role of ultrasound in regenerative medicine
Dr. Rozina Badal Munir, Ultrasound Specialist/Instructor, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, International Development Officer, American Board of Regenerative Medicine, Development Director American Board of Regenerative Medicine Middle East, USA
12:55 – 13:15
Stem cells use in otolaryngology
Dr. Marc Muller,Director of Clinical Affairs, Specialist Otolaryngology, American Wellness Center, UAE
13:15 – 13:35
The role of stem cell in infertility
Dr. Amal Al Mulla, Consultant OBGYN and Reproductive Medicine, UAE
13:35 – 13:50
Abstract: Stem cell research and therapy in Sudan: ASCC another example in north Africa
Dr. Hiba BadrEldin Khalil, Associate Professor of Hematology and Stem Cell Technology, Director of Alneelain Stem Cell Center, Alneelain University, Sudan
13:50 – 14:10
Mesenchymal cells for the treatment of impaired wound healing using 3D bio printer
Dr. Mahra Lutfi, Ambassador of Stem Cells in the UAE, Director, De Paris Medical Center, Dermatology Resident, DHA, Diplomat of the American Board of Regenerative medicine – MENA, UAE
14:10
Chairperson Closing Remarks
14:20
Lunch and end of day two

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

2022 Advisory Board
2022 Advisory Board

Alaa El Haddad

Alaa El Haddad

Professor and Head of Pediatric Oncology Department & Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Children Cancer Hospital Egypt (CCHE-57357), Egypt
Hatim Al Abbas

Hatim Al Abbas

Acting Director, Dubai Cord Blood & Research Centre, UAE
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
Yasser Elborai

Yasser Elborai

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

Yasser Wali

Professor and Head of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit, Child Health Department in Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman

2022 Speaker Faculty
2022 Speaker Faculty

Ali Thwaini

Ali Thwaini

Consultant Urologist, Mediclinic City Hospital, UAE
Amal Al Mulla

Amal Al Mulla

Consultant & Head of OBGYN Unit Amina Hospital -Ajman & Orchid Fertility Center (Anglo Arabian Health Care Group), 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
Chaitanya Gundu

Chaitanya Gundu

BDM, LSA & Genomics – Middle East, Turkey & Africa, Country Sales Leader, India & Southwest Asia, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
Dzihan Abazovic

Dzihan Abazovic

Emergency Medicine Specialist, Chief of Department, Emergency Medicine Centre of Montenegro, Ulcinj, Biocell Hospital Belgrade, Serbia
Dr. Essam Abdelalim

Dr. Essam Abdelalim

Group leader, Diabetes Research Center (DRC) – Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI)/Assistant Professor, College of Health & Life Sciences, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar
Feras Alfraih

Feras Alfraih

Adult Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Director, Alternate Donor Stem Cell Transplantation, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, President, Saudi Society for Blood Disorders, KSA
Hatim Al Abbas

Hatim Al Abbas

Acting Director, Dubai Cord blood & Research Centre, UAE
John E. Wagner

John E. Wagner

Professor, Division of Blood and Marrow Transplant & Cellular Therapy, Director, Institute for Cell, Gene and Immunotherapies, University of Minnesota, USA
Kayane Mheidly

Kayane Mheidly

Director of the Bone Marrow Transplantation Program and Consultant Hematology - Burjeel Medical city Abu Dhabi, Consultant Hematology, Clemenceau Medical Center Dubai, UAE
Khalid Kazim

Khalid Kazim

Head of Cord Blood Processing and Cryogenic Labs, Dubai Cord Blood & Research Centre , UAE
Leslie E. Lehmann

Leslie E. Lehmann

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Clinical Director, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Centre, Medical Director for International Hematology/Oncology/BMT at Boston Children's Hospital, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, USA
Mahra Lutfi

Mahra Lutfi

Ambassador of Stem Cells in the UAE, Director, De Paris Medical Center, Dermatology Resident, DHA, Diplomat of the American Board of Regenerative medicine – MENA, UAE
Marc Muller,

Marc Muller,

Director of Clinical Affairs, Specialist Otolaryngology, American Wellness Center, UAE
Matteo Santin

Matteo Santin

Professor of Tissue Regeneration, Director of the Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Devices (CRMD), University of Brighton
Mohammed Al-Jumaily

Mohammed Al-Jumaily

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Consultant Spinal Surgeon Expert in Regenerative Medicine, The Regenerative Clinic London, Chairperson of the Development Committee, MENA Region at the American Academy & Board of Regenerative Medicine – MENA
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
Rehab Al Blooshi

Rehab Al Blooshi

Acting Medical Director, Dubai Cord Blood and Research Centre, Consultant Hematologist and Internal Medicine, Malignant Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant Specialist, UAE
Rozina Badal Munir

Rozina Badal Munir

Ultrasound Specialist/Instructor, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, International Development Officer, American Board of Regenerative Medicine, Development Director American Board of Regenerative Medicine Middle East, USA
Shahrukh Hashmi, Chairman

Shahrukh Hashmi, Chairman

SEHA Oncology Council; Chairman, Department Oncology/Hematology, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, UAE
Sheila Doshi

Sheila Doshi

Senior Therapeutics Sales Consultant, Gulf, Saudi & Middle East, CT4 Training Specialist EMEA, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies
Suad Trebinjac

Suad Trebinjac

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Consultant, Al Garhood Private Hospital and FIFA Medical Center of Excellence, UAE
Suada Tinjić

Suada Tinjić

Gynecologist, Managing Director and Educator, Ian Donald - School of Medical Ultrasound, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Timothy Schroeder

Timothy Schroeder

Chairman, CEO, and Founder of CTI Clinical Trial & Consulting Services
Tomasz Baran

Tomasz Baran

Executive Vice-president, PBKM (Polish Stem Cell Bank) / SmartCells
Yasser Elborai

Yasser Elborai

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

Yasser Wali

Professor and Head of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit, Child Health Department in Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman

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

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Venue
Venue

Mövenpick Grand Al Bustan Dubai, Dubai, UAE

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