SPEAKER FACULTY

Scientific Committee and Leadership:

Activity Director:
Prof Dr Michael Benninger, Chairman, Head and Neck Institute, Professor of Surgery, Lerner College of Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA


Conference and Scientific Committee Chair:
Dr Muaaz Tarabichi
, Head of ENT Department, American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE


Scientific Committee and Conference Track Chairs:

Paediatric Otolaryngology Conference:


Dr Mohamad Bitar, Consultant and Head of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, Dubai, UAE


Cochlear Implants Conference:

Prof. Mondy Hammad, ENT Consultant, Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Facial Plastic Surgery Conference:

Dr Hossam Foda, Professor & Head of Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology Dept, Alexandria Medical School, Alexandria, Egypt


Programme Director:

Dr Mustafa Kapadia, Surgical Assistant ENT, ENT Clinic, American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE


Rhinology Conference:

Dr Islam Herzallah MD, PhD, Associate Professor and Consultant of Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah, KSA & Zagazig University, Egypt


Otology Conference:

Dr Sarafudeen Karlath, Chief, Consultant ENT and Cochlear Implant Surgeon, Ascent Hospital, Kerala, India


Thyroid and Parathyroid Conference:

Dr Carmelo Barbaccia, Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon, American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE


Audiology Conference:

Dr Lubaina Sharafally, Clinical Audiologist, American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE


  • Dr Afnan Bukhari, ENT Resident, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh, KSA
  • Prof Dr Ahmed Abdel Azim El Tantawy, Professor, Head and Neck Surgery, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Dr Ahmad Munzer Alwaa MD, MSc, FRCS ED, FRCS (ORL-HNS), Senior Consultant ENT Head& Neck Surgeon, Head of ENT Department, University Hospital Sharjah, Clinical, Assistant Professor College of Medicine, University Of Sharjah, UAE
  • Prof Ahmed Al Ammar, Consultant, Department of ORL-HNS, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh, KSA
  • Dr Amal Hajjij, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Cheikh Khalifa International University Hospital and Mohammed 6 University of Health Sciences, Casablanca, Morocco
  • Prof Dr Catherine Birman, Clinical Medical Director, Cochlear Implant Centre- Children's Hospital, Westmead, Staff Specialist, Clinical Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School, Adjunct Professor, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • Dr Fahad Al Saab, Consultant Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Board Examiner, Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS), Riyadh, KSA
  • Dr Faheem Tadros, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Medeor 24 7 Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Faruque Riffat, Consultant Surgeon, Clinical Associate Professor, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Westmead Hospitals, Macquarie University Hospital, Lifehouse RPA Hospital, University of Sydney and Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Dr Faisel Al Kalbani, Specialist, Otolaryglogy, Al Nahdha Hospital, Muscat, Oman
  • George H. Zalzal, MD. FACS, FAAP, Chief Division of Otolaryngology, Children's National Medical Center, Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics, George Washington University, Washington, District of Colombia, USA
  • Dr Habib Abdullah, Paediatric Psychologist, Psychology Department, Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Hamdoon Al Naamani, ENT Consultant, Al Nahdha Hospital, Muscat, Oman
  • Dr Hanaa Zidan, Paediatric Endocrinologist, American Hospital Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Hani Rifai, Specialist, Otolaryngology, Paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat, Health Plus Medical Center, UAE
  • Prof Dr Hassan Wahba, Professor of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Dr Husein Etwadi, Consultant of Paediatric Otolaryngology, Abha Maternity and Children Hospital, Abha, KSA
  • Dr Justin S. Golub, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, USA
  • Dr Khalid Snoussi, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Cheikh Khalifa International University Hospital and Mohammed 6 University of Health Sciences, Casablanca, Morocco
  • Dr Mondy Hammad, Head of ENT Department, Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Munire Gundogan, Consultant Pediatric Radiologist, Acting Head of Diagnostic Imaging Department, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Randa Barazi, MD, FACS, Assistant Professor, Paediatric Otolaryngology-HNS, AUBMC, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Dr Zeinab Alloub, Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Salma Al Sheibani, Senior Consultant, Head of ENT Department, Al Nahdha Hospital, Muscat, Oman
  • Prof Dr Soekirman Soekin, Chairman, Proklamasi ENT-HNS Institute, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Dr Talal Al-Khatib, MBBS(Hons), MSc, MHPEd, FRCSC, Vice Dean of Medicine, Ibn Sina National College, Consultant Paediatric Otolaryngologist, Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, KSA
  • Dr Teresa Ching, Senior Research Scientist, National Acoustic Laboratories, New South Wales, Australia
  • Dr Ali H. Alzraei, Senior Consultant of Sinus and Skull Base Endoscopic Surgery, Consultant of ORLHNS, Director, Saudi Board Program of ORLHNS, Chairman, Local Supervision Committee of ORLHNS program, Southern Region, Riyadh, KSA
  • Dr Annelyse Cristine Ballina, Resident, Faculty of Medicine of Santa Casa of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, Federal University of Parana, Instituto Paranaense de Otorrinolaringologia, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
  • Prof Dr Arif Raza Khan, Chairman, Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Khyber Teaching Hospital and Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Dr Basil Mohammed Nather Saeed Saeed, Specialist Otorhinolaryngologist, College of Medicine, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq
  • Dr Chucri Hamasni, MD, FACS, Head Of ENT Department, Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, Olaya, KSA
  • Prof Claire Hopkins, ENT Consultant, Guy’s and St’ Thomas Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  • Dr Farbood Kalantari, Otolaryngologist Head and Neck surgeon , Assistant Professor, Iran University Of Medical Sciences - IUMS, Firoozgar Hospital, Tehran, Iran
  • Dr Farooq Khan, ENT/Endoscopic Sinus Surgeon, Director ENT Department, Khalid Multispecialty Center, Makkah, KSA
  • Dr Ghassan Alokby, MD, Board Certified Otolaryngologist, Fellowship in Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Prof Dr Isam Alobid, Specialist, Rhinology Unit & Smell Clinic, ENT Department, Hospital Clinic, Professor of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Dr Khalid Hakami, Consultant of Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery, Alhada Armed Forces Hospital, Ministry of Defence, Riyadh, KSA
  • Prof Dr Michael Benninger, Chairman, Head and Neck Institute, Professor of Surgery, Lerner College of Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Prof Dr Mohannad Al-Qudah, MD, FACS, FICS, Professor of ORL-HNS, Chairman of Specialized Otolaryngology Scientific Committee, Jordan Medical Council, Amman, Jordan
  • Dr Mohammad Albar, MD, Assistant Professor, Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Laryngology and Voice Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, King Fahad University Hospital, Al Khobar, KSA
  • Dr Mohsen Naraghi, Chairman, Rhinology Research Society, Tehran, Iran
  • Dr Mona Ashoor, Assistant Professor, Department of Ear Nose and Throat, College of Medicine, Dammam University, Dammam, KSA
  • Dr Noha Faraj, Specialist Otolaryngologist, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, KSA
  • Dr Omar Abu Suliman, Consultant, Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology. Head & Neck surgery, King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah, KSA
  • Dr Roy R Casiano, Professor and Vice Chairman, Director: Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Program, Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
  • Dr Saad Alsaleh, MBBS FRCSC, Consultant, Assistant Professor, Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery, Chairman, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Department, King Saud University Medical City, Riyadh, KSA
  • Dr Saied Alhabash, ENT consultant, Medcare Sharjah Hospital, Sharjah, UAE
  • Dr Sajad Al-Helo, Consultant ORL-HNS, Chief of Arabic Board, Najaf Center, Najaf, Iraq
  • Prof Dr Samy Elwany, MD, FACS, President, Egyptian Society of Otolaryngology, Professor, Past Chairman of Department of Otolaryngology, Alexandria Medical School, Member, Collegium of Otolaryngology - CORLAS, Chairman, Alexandria Society of Rhinology – RhinoAlex, Cairo, Egypt
  • Dr Wasam A. Albusalih, MB.CH.B. C.A.B.M. OTL, Head & Neck Surgery, Diwnyia Teaching Hospital, Diwanyia, Iraq
  • Dr Arturo Mario Poletti, Otolaryngologyst Consultant Surgeon, Saudi German Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Emma Stapleton, Locum Consultant Otolaryngologist, Skull Base and Cochlear Implant Surgeon, Manchester Royal Infirmary and Salford Royal Hospital, Manchester, UK
  • Prof Dr Khalid Al Noury, Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, KSA
  • Dr Kishore Chandra Prasad, Consultant of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Medwin Medical Centre, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Munahi Al Qahtani, MD, Department of Otolaryngology, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh, KSA
  • Prof Dr Ravi Ramalingam, Cochlear Implant Surgeon, President Elect, Association of Otolaryngologists of India, Secretary, Indian Society of Otology, Managing Director, KKR Group of ENT Hospitals and Clinics, Chennai, India
  • Prof Dr Miguel Aristegui Ruiz, ENT Specialist, Otologic Surgeon, Otoneurosurgeon, Skull Base Surgeon, Associate Professor, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
  • Dr Produl Hazarika, Specialist Otolaryngologist, Department of ENT, NMC Specialty Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Tamer Abdel Wahhab Mohammad Ismail, ENT Assistant Specialist at Hearing and Speech Institute, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Prof Andrej Kral, Director, Department of Experimental Otology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
  • Prof Dr Catherine Birman, Clinical Medical Director, Cochlear Implant  Centre- Children's Hospital, Westmead, Staff Specialist, Clinical Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School, Adjunct Professor, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • Dr Emma Stapleton, Locum Consultant Otolaryngologist, Skull Base and Cochlear Implant Surgeon, Manchester, Royal Infirmary and Salford Royal Hospital, Manchester, UK
  • Dr Firas Alzoubi, Senior Consultant and Professor of Otolaryngology, Director, Cochlear Implant and Hearing Solutions Centre, Vice Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
  • Prof Dr Jan Casselman, Consultant Radiology, Head, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Ghent University, Brugge, Belgium
  • Dr Justin S. Golub, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, USA
  •  Dr Kaukab Rajput, FRCS, FRCP, MSc, Consultant Audio-vestibular Physician, Lead Clinician for Paediatric Cochlear Implant Program, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  • Prof Dr Luv Javia, Cochlear Implant Program, Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Assistant Professor of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Dr Mansour Al Shamani, ENT Consultant, ENT Department, Ohud Hospital, Madinah, KSA
  • Dr Marium Al Johani, ENT Consultant, ENT Department, Ohud Hospital, Madinah, KSA
  • Dr Mohamed Al Sheikh, Consultant Neurootologist and Cochlear Implant Surgeon, Head of Cochlear Implant Programme, Head of Residency Programme, King Fahd Hospital, Jeddah, KSA
  • Prof Dr Miguel Aristegui Ruiz, ENT Specialist, Otologic Surgeon, Otoneurosurgeon, Skull Base Surgeon, Associate Professor, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
  • Dr Ossama Hamid, Professor Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Prof Dr Roland Laszig, Chair, Head of Department, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
  • Samira Samira A. Ashour, M.S., CCC-SLP, Senior Speech Language Pathologist, C.I. Unit, E.N.T dept., King Fahad Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
  • Prof Dr Usama Abdel Naseer, ENT Professor, Head of CI Centre, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Dr Ahmed Nasr, Head of Phoniatrics and Paediatric Audiology Department, Laryngologist and ENT Physician, Clinic for Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders, Plastic Surgery, Walid Klinicum, Gera, Germany
  • Archana Maiya, Assistant Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing, SOAHS, Manipal University, Manipal, India
  • Dr Baher Ashour, MD (FEBORL), Assistant Professor, Cairo University Medical School, Consultant and Chair of Otolaryngology, Ambulatory Healthcare Services (SEHA), Fellow of the European Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Abu Dhabi Healthcare Services (SEHA), Al Ain, UAE
  • Celesté Pretorius, Head MR Radiographer, Drs de Beer de Jager Radiologist, Lifestyle MR, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Prof Dr Charlotte Vercammen, PhD, Faculty of Medicine, Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Sciences, University of Leuven, Dept. Neurosciences, Exp. Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • Dr Erwin Van Kerschaver, MD, PhD, Specialist Otolaryngologist, Kind en Gezin, Brussels, Belgium
  • Dr Moataz Elzayat, Phoniatrician, ENT Department, Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, UAE
  • Sheela Shekaraiah, Assistant Professor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, India
  • Dr Susan Abdi, Audiological Scientist and Founder, Cochlear Implantation Research Center, Tehran, Iran
  • Dr Teresa Ching, Senior Research Scientist, National Acoustic Laboratories, New South Wales, Australia
  • Dr Wahid Zaman, Senior Teaching Fellow, Audiology, Programme Director MSc Clinical Science (Neurosensory Sciences), Aston University, Birmingham, UK
  • Prof Dr Alexander Berghaus, Head of ENT Department, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
  • Dr Annelyse Cristine Ballina, Resident, Faculty of Medicine of Santa Casa of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, Federal University of Parana, Instituto Paranaense de Otorrinolaringologia, Curitiba, Brazil
  • Dr Bashar Bizrah, Formerly, Assistant Professor, Damascus University, Senior Consultant ENT Surgeon
  • Dr Fadi Kanaan, Division Chief – Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, Clinical Assistant Professor, Al Ain Hospital, Al Ain, UAE
  • Prof Dr Fazil Apaydin, President, European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Prof Dr Hamid Karim, Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Prof Dr Khalid Al-Sebeih, MD, ENT Consultant, Canadian Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Prof Dr Mahmoud El Bestar, MD, Professor of Head and Neck Surgery, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Dr Paul Yazbek, M.D. AAFPRS, Facial Plastic Surgeon, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, Director, Dr Paul Yazbek Clinic, Specialty Clinics Center, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Prof Dr Swapan Kumar Ghosh, Professor, Department of ENT, IPGME&R and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, India
  • Dr Ali Khalil, Consultant Endocrinologist, Imperial London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Arturo Poletti, Otolaryngology Consultant Surgeon, Saudi German Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Brian Hung-Hin Lang, Division Chief, Endocrine Surgery, University of Hong Kong, Victoria City, Hong Kong
  • Dr Cesare Piazza, Assistant Professor of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
  • Prof Dr David Viola, Specialist, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
  • Dr Donatella Casiglia, Consultant Endocrinologist, American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Eiman Al Seddeeqi, Consultant Endocrinologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Prof Dr Franco Grimaldi, MD, Head of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition Unit, Professor, University-Hospital Santa Maria Della Misericordia, Udine, Immediate Past President, Italian AACE Chapter, Member, AACE International, ACTE Committee, Udine, Italy
  • Prof Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Ordinario di Chirurgia, Full Professor of Surgery, University of Messina, Messina, Sicily, Italy
  • Prof Dr Giuseppe Spriano MD, Chief, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy
  • Dr Hanaa Zidan, Paediatric Endocrinologist, American Hospital Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Hua Carolyn Yang, Nuclear Medicine, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Hubert Penninckx, Endocrinologist, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Manjiri Ashok Gupte, Specialist Physician, Medical Institute - Medical Affairs, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Prof Dr Michael Benninger, Chairman, Head and Neck Institute, Professor of Surgery, Lerner College of Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Prof Paolo Miccoli, Professor of General Surgery, Department of Surgical Pathology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
  • Prof Dr Rosella Elissei, Associate Professor, Endocrinology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
  • Dr Shaik Irfan Basha, Consultant Physician, Medical Institute - Medical Affairs, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Tarek Dufan, Director of Radiation Oncology, American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE
  • Prof Weige Yang, MD, PhD, Thyroid and Breast Group, Department of General Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital, Director, Fudan University Medical Center for Thyroid Disease, Director, Zhongshan Hospital Medical Center for Breast Disease, Shanghai, China
  • Dr Yasin Khalid Ahmed, Pathologist, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Yogesh More, Consultant Surgeon, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Prof Dr Ahmed Abdel Azim El Tantawy, Professor, Head and Neck Surgery, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Dr Alain Sabri, Head and Neck Surgeon, AUBMC, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Prof Dr Michael Benninger, Chairman, Head and Neck Institute, Professor of Surgery, Lerner College of Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Dr Rakesh Srivastava, Consultant Laryngologist, Sushrut Institute of Plastic Surgery and Super Specialty Hospital, Lucknow, India
  • Yousuf Saleem, ENT Consultant, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Merseyside, UK