9th Annual OTC Abu Dhabi Conference 2018


Ashraf Sabry
Head Of Operation
  • Currently the Head of Operation in Medpharma Valeant ME & Africa
  • Experiences in managing pharmaceuticals (Consumer Health Care and Nutraceutical brands & generics and branded generics) within multinational pharmaceutical companies (Medpharma / Valeant, Hospira, Sanofi, BMS and MSD.) 29 Years of Experiences
  • Extensive geographical experience that covers all the Middle East, Iran and African countries.
  • MBA 1999
  • Certified in Integrated Behavioral Health Care Management (University of waterloo School of Social Work – Canada)
Dr. Manaf Al Hashimi
Consultant - Urology / Head of Department
Burjeel Hospital

Dr. Manaf Al Hashimi is a fellow of the European Board of Urology. He is European Board certified in Sexual Medicine. He has completed a fellowship course in the Institute of Urology, University College, London Hospital, UK.

Dr. Manaf is also a member of prestigious medical associations related to his field such as European Society of Urology, International and European Society of Sexual Medicine, and the Emirates Society of Urology. Dr. Manaf has more than 13 years' of experience in his field and specializes in the treatment of urinary stones (kidney, ureter, and bladder) using shock waves, endoscopy, and LASER. His key interests also include the management of prostate problems (medical and endoscopic treatment).

Dr. Manaf is a pioneer in sexual medicine certification and is an expert in the treatment of sexual dysfunction, male menopause, male infertility (using micro- dissection testicular sperms extraction, sperm aspiration and microscopic varicocelectomy) , female incontinence ( using the minimally invasive procedures like TOT, TVT slings and Urodynamic tests) as well as sexually transmitted disease.

Dr. Sarang Bani
Biological R&D
Sami Labs Limited
35 years of research experience in the field of Experimental pharmacology and applied immunology. More than 100 peer reviewed research publications in various areas of molecular pharmacology especially anti–inflammatory, anti- arthritic, neurodegenerative & immunomodulatory activity evaluation, more than 50 conference papers & 50 patents to credit. Guided 5 students to persue PhD and more than 40 students for their dessertation thesis in biotechnology, pharmacology, medicine, microbiology etc.
Dr. Sherief Khalifa
Professor & Dean, College of Pharmacy
Gulf Medical University
Dr. Tarun Wadhwa
Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacology
RAK College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, RAK Medical and Health Sciences University
Dr. Tarun Wadhwa had completed his Masters in Pharmacy (Clinical Pharmacy) from Manipal University, Karnataka, India (2007). He worked as a senior research fellow under Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India (2009). He was awarded for his doctoral studies (PhD) in 2014. Currently, he is working as an assistant professor in RAK College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, RAKMHSU, UAE. His area of interest includes Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacoeconomics, Clinical Research, Rational use of drugs, and patient reported outcomes. He has almost 7 years of experience in academics, research (clinical & academic). He has attended many conferences, workshops (including WHO programmes), CMEs, CPEs, Symposium of National & International repute. He has published more than 10 scientific papers in reputed journals. He has also been invited for delivering guest lectures, sessions at National & International conferences & scientific events. He is a member of many scientific associations and serving as an editorial board member of International Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology.
Jafar Al Shadidi
Community Service Coordinator
Ajman University
Jafar Al Shadidi, senior Pharmacy student at Ajman University, who seeks excellence in the filed of Public Pharmaceutical Education. Mr. Al Shadidi aims to attract the attention of the public to major issues that most of the population face when interacting with a Pharmacy Health Care Provider. Being a UNICEF Peer Health Educator, Mr. Al Shadidi has been involved invarious medical & pharmaceutical awareness campaigns
Dr. Mohammed Abuelkhair
Health & Style Medical Centre
He founded the Pharma/Medicine and Medical Product Department at the Health Authority in Abu Dhabi. He was the Head of Drugs and Medical Products Regulation Section and Chair several committees including Abu Dhabi Pharmacy and therapeutics Committees;Continuing Pharmacy Education Committee and Alternative and complementary committee,Pharmacy Council, Vaccine Committee and Allergy and Asthma committee. He founded the drug information and poison control center in Abu Dhabi. Dr.Mohammed won the ArabHealth Award in 2005 for excellence in pharmacy services. His major area of research is in drug safety and rational drug use. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences.
Prof. Hamzah Alzubaidi
Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy, University of Sharjah
Prof. Salahdein AbuRuz
Deputy Dean of College of Pharmacy
Head of Clinical Pharmacy Department, Al Ain University of Science and Technology