Where experts connect and share cutting edge data shaping the future of medicine

6-7 June 2024

Movenpick Grand Al Bustan, Dubai, UAE

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Event overview

Dear friends and colleagues,
This year’s forum promises to be an exceptional gathering of leading minds, researchers, and experts in stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Set against the dynamic backdrop of Dubai, UAE, the forum aims to serve as a nexus for collaboration, innovation, and knowledge exchange.

The 3rd MENA Stem Cell Forum is designed to be a platform where cutting-edge advancements, groundbreaking research, and transformative ideas converge. Our agenda encompasses a diverse range of topics, spanning from the latest breakthroughs in stem cell therapies shaping the future of regenerative medicine.

Your presence at this forum is crucial to the success of our collective mission. By bringing together diverse perspectives, we can shape the future of stem cell research and its applications. Join us and engage in discussions, share your experiences, and contribute to the vibrant tapestry of knowledge that will unfold over the Forum’s two days.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the speakers, sponsors, and organizing committee members whose unwavering support has been instrumental in making this event a reality. 

We encourage you to take full advantage of the networking opportunities provided during the forum, forge new connections, engage in meaningful conversations, and be part of the collaborative spirit that defines the MENA Stem Cell Forum.

Warm regards,

Dr. Asawari

Dr. Asawari Bapat

Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Infohealth FZE

Dubai, UAE

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Organizing Committee

Dr. Asawari

Dr. Asawari Bapat

Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Infohealth FZE

Dubai, UAE

Fatma Jamali

Dr. Fatima Jamali

Head of Neuroscience Research Cell Therapy Centre

University of Jordan

Amman, Jordan

Scientific Committee

Dr. Asawari

Dr. Asawari Bapat

Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Infohealth FZE

Dubai, UAE

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Dr. Fatema Abdulla

MD, FRCPC, Consultant Adult Neurologist
Chairperson of Clinical Neurosciences Department
Government Hospitals

Bahrain, President of Bahrain Neurosciences Association

Manama, Bahrain

Fatma Jamali

Dr. Fatima Jamali

Head of Neuroscience Research Cell Therapy Centre

University of Jordan

Amman, Jordan

Mustaqeem

Dr. Mustaqeem Siddiqui

Consultant Physician

Mayo Clinic Rochester

USA

Speakers

Anas

Dr. Anas Belbachir

Director of the Regenerative Medicine Center
Professor of surgical pathology at the Faculty of Medicine of Marrakesh

Cadi Ayyad University Marrakesh

Morocco

Dr. Asawari

Dr. Asawari Bapat

Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Infohealth FZE

Dubai
UAE

charbel

Dr. Charbel Khalil

Stem Cell Therapy Lab Director
Burjeel Medical City
Abu Dhabi

Cell Therapy Director
Reviva Regenerative Medicine Center
Beirut
Medical Director
Demophorius Healthcare
Limassol Cyprus
Assistant Professor at the Lebanese American University of Beirut

Lebanon

Erdal

Prof. Dr. Erdal Karaoz

Director of Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research & Manufacturing

Liv Hospital

Istanbul
Turkey

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Dr. Fatema Abdulla

MD, FRCPC, Consultant Adult Neurologist
Chairperson of Clinical Neurosciences Department
Government Hospitals

Bahrain, President of Bahrain Neurosciences Association

Manama
Bahrain

Fatma Jamali

Dr. Fatima Jamali

Head of Neuroscience Research Cell Therapy Centre

University of Jordan

Amman
Jordan

Hiba BadrEldin Khalil

Dr. Hiba Khalil

Professor of Hematology and Stem Cells Technology
Research Scientist
Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center
Founder of Alneelain Stem Cells Center

Abu Dhabi
UAE

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Dr. Hind AlHumaidan

MD, FRCPA, Head of National Transfusion Committee, Saudi Commission for Health Specialties
Chairperson of Saudi Arabia Chapter of The Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine
Chairman of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Medical Director
Blood Bank (Transfusion, Donor Services And Apheresis)
Consultant Hematopathologist
King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz University Hospital

Riyadh
KSA

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Pr. Houda YACOUB-YOUSSEF

Institute Pasteur of Tunis
Head of Laboratory
Biomedical Genomics and Oncogenetics
Head of research group
Genomics and cellular modeling of monogenic and multifactorial diseases

Kenichiro

Dr. Kenichiro Kamei

Associate professor of Biology/Bionegineering, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and a visiting associate professor at Institute for Integrate Cell-Material Sciences (WPI-iCeMS)

Abu Dhabi
UAE

BRAHIMI

Professor Mohamed BRAHIMI MD

PhD, Hematology Specialist
Expert in Flow Cytometry
Head Chief of Stem Cell Therapy Unit
Faculty of Medecine
Unversity of Oran 1
University Hospital EHU "1er Novembre 1954" Hematology department

Oran
Algeria

Mustaqeem

Dr. Mustaqeem Siddiqui

Consultant Physician

Mayo Clinic Rochester

USA

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Dr. Nagwa Al-Badri

M.D., Ph.D. Professor and Founding Chair
Biomedical Sciences Program
Director
Center of Excellence for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Zewail City of Science and Technology

Giza
Egypt

Dr. Shahrukh Hashmi

Dr. Shahrukh Hashemi

Director of Research

Department of Health


Abu Dhabi
UAE

shawn

Dr. Shawn Tawfiq

Consultant Adult Clinical Haematologist

Hiwa Hospital

Sulaimaniyah
Iraq

vinod

Dr. Vinod Metta

Consultant Interventional Neurologist
Movement Disorders & Parkinson’s Specialist

Kings College London

Dubai
UAE

Dr. Yahya Kiwan

Senior consultant interventional cardiologist, Suleiman Habib Hospital, Stem Cells Researcher
Fellow of the American board of Regenerative Medicine

Dubai
UAE

FORUM FEATURES

Two-Day Cutting-Edge Conference Agenda:

An esteemed international platform with keynote addresses, scientific papers, panel discussions, and more, covering key advancements and arising challenges in the stem cells industry.

Two Days of the Latest Innovations and Solutions on Display:

Highlighting the most recent advances in the industry

Media and Live Broadcast Area:

Arranging interviews with speakers, partners, sponsors, VIPs, and guests of the event for local, regional, and worldwide newspapers and television stations.

Interactive Sessions:

Practical workshops that give participants access to the most recent information on developments in stem cell research and therapy.

CME Points:

Attending the meeting will grant attendees with CME credit hours.

VIP Majlis:

High-level gatherings held for government officials and their delegations and industry senior executives to discuss strategic initiatives.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND?

Gain insights

from key industry leaders, government officials, researchers, physicians, and experts in the field of stem cell science.

Stay updated

on the latest advancements and challenges in stem cell transplantation technologies and applications.

Engage

in panel discussions and interactive sessions for collaborative learning and networking opportunities.

Contribute

to shaping the future of stem cell science on both regional and international levels.

Networking opportunities

with key industry leaders, researchers, physicians, and government officials.

Access

to a dedicated exhibition area to showcase products, services, and innovations to a targeted audience.

Exclusive branding

opportunities at the forum and connecting with target audience.

Agenda

Day 1: Frontiers of Stem Cell Innovation - Navigating Regulations, Advancements, and Future Horizons

Registration and Refreshments 

8:00 – 9:00

9:00 – 9:10

Opening Remarks by Forum Chair  

MENA Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Society - Establishment Announcement

9:10 – 9:20

Session 1: Current Regulatory Scenario of Stem Cell in The MENA Region And Globally

Panel Discussion: Regulatory Landscape in MENA and Global Harmonization Efforts in Stem Cell Regulations 

09:20 – 10:00

10:00 – 10:15

Keynote Presentation

Exhibition VIP Tour and Networking Coffee Break

10:15 – 10:35

10:35 – 10:55

Presentation: Stem Cell Clinical Applications in Current and Future Landscape in the MENA Region 

Industry Symposium 1

10:55 – 11:10

11:10 – 11:25

Industry Symposium 2

Fireside Chat: Navigating the Landscape of Stem Cell Advancements – Unpacking Needs, Challenges, and the Vital Role of Capacity Building

11:25 – 12:05

Session 2: Stem Cell Therapy in Clinical Trials

12:05 – 12:25

Presentation: Navigating the Future - Stem Cell Clinical Applications in the Pursuit of ALS Therapies  

Industry Symposium 3

12:25 – 12:40

12:40 – 12:55

Industry Symposium 4

Presentation: Cellular Therapy approach among Osteoarthritis

Speaker:

13:00 – 13:20

13:20 – 14:20

Lunch Break

Session 3: Stem Cell Therapy in Clinical Trials (Part 2)

14:20 – 14:40

Presentation: Personalized Approaches and Future Directions in MS Treatment

Speaker:

Presentation: Exploring Opportunities of Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson Disease  

14:40 – 15:00

15:00 – 15:20

Presentation: Novel Approaches in Using stem Cell for Spinal Cord Injury

Networking Coffee Break

15:20 – 15:35

15:35 – 15:55

Presentation: Allogenic MSCs in Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

Speaker:

Chairman Closing Remarks

15:55 – 16:05

16:10 – 18:00

Panel Discussion: Governmental Involvement in the Advancement of Regenerative Medicine Field - UAE Experience (By Invitation Only)

Day 2: Revolutionizing Hematology, Oncology, and Regenerative Medicine - Advancements and Applications in Stem Cell Therapies

Registration and Refreshments 

08:00 – 09:00

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome Remarks by the Conference Chair  

Session 4: Current Treatments in Hematology and Oncology

Fireside Chat: Revolutionizing Hematology/Oncology with CAR-T

Speaker:

09:15 – 09:40

09:40 – 10:00

Presentation: Next-Generation Immunotherapies - CAR-NK and Beyond  

Speaker:

Keynote Presentation

10:00 – 10:15

10:15 – 10:35

Presentation: Exploring Adult Allogeneic Peripheral Blood Hematopoietic Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine 

Speaker:

Industry Symposium 5

10:35 – 10:50

10:50 – 11:05

Networking Coffee Break

Presentation: Non-Cryopreserved Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Speaker:

11:05– 11:25

11:25 – 11:40

Industry Symposium 6

Industry Symposium 7

11:40 – 11:55

11:55 – 12:15

Presentation: Autologous HSCs and Photopheresis for the treatment of T-Cell lymphoma

Speaker:

Presentation: Unlocking the Potential of "Reverse Bioengineering" for In Vitro Living System Reproduction

Speaker:

11:55 – 12:15

12:15 – 13:30

Prayer and Lunch Break   

Presentation: Anti-Proliferative Effects of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) And Their Secretum Derived from Multiple Sources In Comparison With 5FU Chemotherapy On Colorectal Cell Lines: An In-Vitro Experimental Study

Speaker:

13:30 – 13:50

Session 5: Innovative Applications of Stem Cell Therapies

13:50 – 14:05

Presentation: Building the Future of Stem Cell Processing - Strategies and Considerations for Establishing an Advanced Laboratory Setup

Presentation: Applications of the human amniotic membrane: a therapeutic source and biomimetic scaffold in regenerative medicine

Speaker:

14:05 – 14:25

14:25 – 14:45

Presentation: Current Advancement in IPSCs Based Therapies for Diabetes

Presentation: Innovations in Stem Cell Applications Through the Lens of Exosomes

14:45 – 15:00

15:00 – 15:10

Chairman Closing Remarks and Group Photo

OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE

Sponsoring the MENA Stem Cells Forum is a unique opportunity to align your organization with the cutting-edge advancements and breakthroughs in stem cell science. It allows you to showcase your commitment to the field, gain brand exposure, engage with potential customers and collaborators, and contribute to shaping the future of stem cell science in the MENA region.

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Silver Sponsor
Strategic Partner
Strategic Partner
Strategic Partner
Strategic MedTech Partner
Official Logistics Partner

MEDIA PARTNERS

WHO SHOULD SPONSOR?

Laboratory Equipment and Medical Supplies

Technology and Solution Providers

Data Companies

Cord Blood Banks

Pharmaceutical Companies

International Hospitals

Why Exhibit?

LOCAL PARTNERS

Meet and shortlist the best business partner that can represent your organization in the region

NETWORKING

Use the exhibition floor to demonstrate your latest products and technologies

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

Hear what the experts have to say

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    Venue

    Mövenpick Grand Al Bustan Dubai, Dubai Airport - Casablanca St - Garhoud - Dubai

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