Rare Diseases Organizing Committee

Romina Ortiz


Rare Genomics Institute
USA

Biography: Romina Ortiz completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at John ReadMore...

Research Interest: Her goal is to integrate phenotypic medical information with ReadMore...

David Dongliang Ge


Apostle
USA

Biography: Dr. David Dongliang Ge is CEO and President of Apostle. Apostle Inc is ReadMore...

Research Interest:

Daniel Cohen


Pharnext
France

Biography: Daniel Cohen , MD Phd, former Professor of Medical Genetics in Paris U ReadMore...

Research Interest: orphan genetic

Harsha Rajasimha


Organization for Rare Diseases India
USA

Biography: Dr. Harsha Rajasimha has over 15 years of experience and widely recogn ReadMore...

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Amrik Sahota


Rutgers University
USA

Biography: Amrik Sahota is a professor in the Department of Genetics, Rutgers Uni ReadMore...

Research Interest: Dr. Sahota’s research interests are in genetic disorders o ReadMore...

Jane Larkindale


Critical Path Institute
USA

Biography: Jane Larkindale, DPhil, is the Executive Director for the Duchenne Reg ReadMore...

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Stella Blackburn


QuintilesIMS
UK

Biography: Stella Blackburn has spent over 30 years in pharmacovigilance and phar ReadMore...

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Jacques Tremblay


Laval University
Canada

Biography: Dr. Jacques P. Tremblay received a PhD in Neuroscience from the Univer ReadMore...

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Anton Yuryev


ELSEVIER
USA

Biography: Dr. Anton Yuryev received PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics at Joh ReadMore...

Research Interest: Dr. Yuryev’s research interests involve developing statist ReadMore...

Masoabi Sefojane

Chair
South African Haemophilia Foundation Youth Council
South Africa

Biography: Masoabi currently serves as a administrative coordinator for the South ReadMore...

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Abdul Matin

Associate Professor
Majmaah University
Saudi Arabia

Biography: Dr. Abdul Matin received his PhD from Birkbeck, University of London f ReadMore...

Research Interest: parasitic diseases

Samer Ellahham, MD, CPHQ, EFQM, FACMQ, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FCCP

Regional Chair, Middle East
Patient Safety Movement Foundation
United Arab Emirates

Biography: Dr. Ellahham has served as Chief Quality Officer for SKMC since 2009. ReadMore...

Research Interest: Cardiology

Nadia Bodkin

Senior Executive Vice President
Rare Advocacy Movement
Greater New York City Area

Biography: She currently holds the positions of Senior Executive Vice President o ReadMore...

Research Interest: '

Stef Stienstra

Professor
Dutch Armed Forces / Royal Dutch Navy
Netherlands

Biography: Strategic and creative consultant in biomedical science, with a parall ReadMore...

Research Interest: Ebola

Scott Schliebner

Senior Vice President
Center for Rare Disease, Precision Medicine, and Advanced Therapeutics
USA

Biography: Mr. Schliebner is a clinical strategist with a 25-year background in c ReadMore...

Research Interest: rare diseases, orphan drugs, and advanced therapeutics

Hafiz Muhammad Mazhar Asjad

Associate Professor
Forman Christian College University
Pakistan

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Mohammed Zahran

Public Health Specialist
Ministry of Health & Prevention
United Arab Emirates

Biography: I earned a Medical Doctorate (MD) in Community Medicine, Master Degree ReadMore...

Research Interest: Epidemiology

Mohamed Zakareya Ahmed El-helf

Professor
Egyptian Ministry of Health
Egypt

Biography: .

Research Interest: Pediatric, Endocrinology

Bryan Gutierrez

DHA Pharmacist
Al Zahra Private Hospital
Dubai

Biography: Bryan Gutierrez has completed his Bachelor degree in Pharmacy at the U ReadMore...

Research Interest: chemotherapy medications and regimens, Clinical pharmacology ReadMore...

Mohamed Abozeid

Medical Oncologist
Suez Canal University Hospital
Egypt

Biography: Lecturer and medical oncology specialist in Clinical Oncology departme ReadMore...

Research Interest: Oncology, Cancer virology, Genetics, Methods of imaging in m ReadMore...

Dr. Rafik Abdulal

Consultant Thoracic&Breast Surgeon
Latakia National Hospital(L.N.H)
Syria

Biography: Consultant thoracic and breast oncological surgery through the period ReadMore...

Research Interest: Thoracic, Breast oncological surgery

Jeff Leider

President
Let Them Be Little X2 Foundation S.G.E
New Jersey

Biography: Jeff Leider, of Elmwood Park, New Jersey, has been on the forefront of ReadMore...

Research Interest: Rare Disease Awareness

Dr Shrutti Dhar

Country Brand Lead
Rare Diseases India
India

Biography: Dr Shrutti Dhar currently working as Country Brand Lead for Rare Disea ReadMore...

Research Interest: Hemophilia, Sickle cell disorders and Gaucher's Diseases

Dr.Mojtaba Mafi

Medical Doctor/ Physician
Tehran university
Iran

Biography: I am Dr.Mojtaba Mafi M.D., Medical Doctor/ Physician, Graduate of Tehr ReadMore...

Research Interest: Hepatology, Liver Diseases, Gastroenterology

Leila Macedo

Founder member of the International Federation of Biosafety Associations
Ministry of Health
Brazil

Biography: She has Doctor Degree in Microbiology and Immunology. She has establis ReadMore...

Research Interest: Biotechnology

DR. NEUSA O.V.T LOPES

President of the Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis
Ministry of Health, East Timor
Timor

Biography: Dr. Neusa O.V.T Lopes, MD, Pulmonologist, is a graduate of Christian U ReadMore...

Research Interest: Lung cancer,Drug-resistant tuberculosis, Immunology, Pathop ReadMore...

Qais Abu Ali

Medical director
Ultragenyx pharmaceutical
USA

Biography: Dr. Ali is a Clinical and Molecular geneticist certified by the Americ ReadMore...

Research Interest: Gene therapy, Pediatric expert

Samer Ellaham

Chief Quality Officer
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
UAE

Biography: Samer Ellahham has served as Chief Quality Officer for SKMC since 2009 ReadMore...

Research Interest: heart failure, genetics, cardiac imaging, sports and nutriti ReadMore...

Mohamad Miqdady

American Board certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Biography: Dr. Mohamad Miqdady is American Board certified in Pediatric Gastroent ReadMore...

Research Interest: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Yuvuz Selim SILAY

Chairman ICG
Istanbul Consulting Group
Turkey

Biography: Yavuz is the chairman of Istanbul Consulting Group. ICG(Istanbul Consu ReadMore...

Research Interest: Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Timothy Low

Head of Medical Affairs, Asia Pacific, Shire
Board Director, Farrer Park Hospital
Singapore

Biography: Dr Timothy Low is currently the Head of Medical Affairs Asia Pacific a ReadMore...

Research Interest: Rare Disease

Stef Stienstra

Dutch Armed Forces
Royal Dutch Navy
The Netherlands

Biography: Dr Stef Stienstra works internationally for several medical and biotec ReadMore...

Research Interest: cell biology, immuno-haematology, infectous diseaases, biode ReadMore...

DR SAMRAT A SHAH

CONSULTANT PHYSICIAN
MEDIHEAL GROUP OF HOSPITAL
KENYA

Biography: Dr Samrat Shah has completed his MD(Internal Medicine) from KLE Univ ReadMore...

Research Interest: Internal Medicine, Diabetology

Guang-Hui Liu

Professor
Chinese Academy of Sciences
China

Biography: Dr. Guang-Hui Liu is a Professor in Institute of Biophysics, Chinese A ReadMore...

Research Interest: Focuses on using stem cell and gene editing techniques to st ReadMore...

Jennifer E. Miller

Assistant Professor
NYU Langone Medical Center
USA

Biography: Jennifer E. Miller, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of ReadMore...

Research Interest: Stem Cell Research

Leslie Atley

Clinical Research Coordinator
Children's National Medical Center
USA

Biography: Leslie Atley is a Clinical Research Coordinator II at Children's Natio ReadMore...

Research Interest: Leslie Atley’s research interest include genetic rare dise ReadMore...