Speakers

Dr. Andreas Roposch

Dr. Andreas Roposch

Lead Clinician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Dr. Ayman Jawadi

Dr. Ayman Jawadi

Associate Professor, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, King Abdullah Specialized Children Hospital, KSA

Dr. Christiana Savvidou

Dr. Christiana Savvidou

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery - Microsurgery, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgery, Medcare Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital, UAE

Dr. Savvidou earned her medical degree from University of Athens followed by Orthopedic Surgery residency at the 2nd Orthopedic Department University of Athens. She completed a fellowship in Hand Surgery at Tampere University in Finland, as well as a fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at the Christine M, Kleinert Institute, University of Louisville in Kentucky, US. She served as a Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon in Cyprus and USA. Currently she is working in Medcare Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital in Dubai. Her special interests include upper extremity trauma, microsurgical reconstruction and congenital hand anomalies.

Dr. Christopher Glorion

Dr. Christopher Glorion

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital, France

Chief of the department of Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery in Hôpital des Enfants Malades Paris: 2003-2018

Medical school in Tours, France: 1976-1982

Resident and Fellow in Paris, in Adult and Paediatric Ortopaedic Surgery: 1982-1995

Professor of in Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery: 1995

Mobility: TSRH Dallas Texas 1993, Detroit Michigan 1994

Regular Visiting Professor in Razi Hospital in Koweit City from 2013

Claire McWade

Claire McWade

Occupational Therapist, KidsFIRST Medical Centre, UAE

Dr. Dirk Maier-Lenz

Dr. Dirk Maier-Lenz

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Medem Praxisklinik, Emmendingen, Germany

Dr. Dirk Maier-Lenz was a medical student at the University of Freiburg, Germany and at UCSF and UCLA, USA. After returning to Germany he first worked as a Resident in General Surgery at Katharinen Hospital Stuttgart. He then completed his orthopaedic residency, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at the University Clinic Freiburg, Germany. In the year 2017 Dr. Dirk Maier-Lenz and partners founded the "Medem Praxisklinik Emmendingen" near Freiburg, Germany. Since then he focuses on Pediatric Orthopedics and Foot Surgery.

Donna Wicks

Donna Wicks

Pediatric Physiotherapist, Neuropedia, UAE

Elvin Williams

Elvin Williams

Assistant Director, Disability and Rehabilitation Programs at Department of Health, Western Cape, South Africa

Fatma Hegazy

Fatma Hegazy

Chair of Physiotherapy Department, University of Sharjah, UAE

Gabriela

Gabriela

Pediatric Physiotherapist, Hope Abilitation Medical Center, UAE

Dr. Haitham El Bashir

Dr. Haitham El Bashir

Consultant in Pediatric Rehabilitation and Head of Neurosciences Center of Excellence, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, UAE

Hannah Webb

Hannah Webb

The Rashid Centre, Rashid Special Needs School, UAE

Dr. Iftikhar Mukhtar

Dr. Iftikhar Mukhtar

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Military Hospital, Bahrain

Dr. Marc Sinclair

Dr. Marc Sinclair

Treasurer, MEPOS; Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Children’s Medical Centre, UAE

Dr. Marc Sinclair graduated in medicine from the University of Tuebingen, Germany. He completed his orthopaedic residency in Germany and Switzerland, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. After returning to Germany he was appointed as Deputy Chief at the Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at the Altona Children’s Hospital, University of Hamburg.

In 2006 Dr. Marc moved to Dubai where he has continued to practice as a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon where he holds surgical privileges at the American and Medcare Hospital in Dubai.

Dr. Marc offers both surgical and non-surgical treatments for a wide range of bone and joint conditions in children. His clinical interests include children with musculoskeletal deficiencies including congenital and acquired limb deformities and deformities to the spine. He also has particular expertise in the treatment of clubfeet using the Ponseti method, on which he has lectured in many countries worldwide. Other areas of expertise include spinal deformities such as scoliosis as well as congenital conditions of the hip and neuromuscular conditions.

Dr. Marc is a member of the European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS), AO Spine Middle East and a member of the medical advisory board to the Ponseti International Association. He is author and co-author of numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and a regular speaker at international meetings worldwide. Dr. Marc is enrolled in the Visiting Professor programme in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he regularly performs surgeries within his specialty.

Dr. Marc is the founder and co-director of The Little Wings Foundations, a UK registered charity. The charity provides surgical treatment for children with limb deficiencies in the MENA region and organizes surgical missions to indigent areas such as Palestine and Eritrea.

Michael Binet

Michael Binet

Physical Therapist, High Hopes, UAE

Dr. Michael Vohrer

Dr. Michael Vohrer

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Children's Medical Centre, UAE

Dr. Michael Vohrer graduated as a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Homburg/Saar, Germany. He worked in several German Hospitals and University Hospitals from 1996 to 2013 before he started working in Dubai. He focuses on Pediatric Orthopedics and Foot Surgery.

Mona Hussain

Mona Hussain

Pediatric Physiotherapist, The Children’s Medical Centre, UAE

Professor Dr. Med. Ralf Detlef Stuecker

Professor Dr. Med. Ralf Detlef Stuecker

Medical Director and Chairman, Pediatric Orthopaedic Department, Children's Hospital Hamburg, Germany

He was born in Lippstadt, Germany and was a medical student in Muenster, Germany.

He was a resident doctor in General Surgery, Evangelisches Krankenhaus Unna followed by being a Resident Gynecology at St. Barbara Klinik Hamm. He was also a volunteer Medical Officer in Masasi / Tansania. He then had his Residency in Orthopedics at the University Clinic Muenster followed by a Special education in “Sports medicine”. He was also an Instructor / Fellow at Tulane University Hospital / Children’s Hospital New Orleans, USA.

He was a Resident in Orthopedics at the Univerity Clinic Muenster and worked as a Consultant at the Orthopedic Department of the University Clinic Freiburg, Germany. He also took a Special education in Rehabilitation in 1992. In 1994, he worked as an Assistant Professor at Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, USA followed by being an Associate Professor in Orthopedic Department, University Clinic Freiburg then being a Chairman in Pediatric Orthopedic Department, Childrens`s Hospital Hamburg. From 2011, he has been working as a Professor of Pediatric Orthopedics at University Clinic Hamburg.

Dr. Saleh Alsaifi

Dr. Saleh Alsaifi

Pediatric Orthopedic Consultant, Al-Razi Orthopedic Hospital, Kuwait

Graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland 2004.

He completed his postgraduate training in Riyadh where he joined the Saudi Orthopedic Board in National Guard Hospital 2007 followed by Pediatric Orthopedic fellowship in King Faisal Specialist Hospital and research center 2013-2014. He then joined Alberta Children Hospital where he did another Pediatric Orthopedic fellowship, University Of Calgary 2014-2015.

He works in Alrazi Orthopedic Hospital as a Pediatric Orthopedic Consultant since 2016. He also works in Taiba Private Hospital as Pediatric Orthopedic Consultant since 2016. He is the assistant program director of the Kuwaiti Orthopedic Board and the head of Child abuse team at Alrazi. He is also a member of POSNA, MEPOS, AO Spine, and other local and international orthopedic societies.

Dr. Simon Carter

Dr. Simon Carter

Retired Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Director Oncology Service, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham, UK

His specialism is in bone and soft tissue tumours and revision knee replacement surgery.

Dr. Simone Battibugli

Dr. Simone Battibugli

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, The Children's Medical Center Dubai, UAE

Relocated to Dubai 2 years ago.

Currently working as Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon at Exeter Medical Center in Dubai.

10 years clinical and research experience as faculty of Federal University of Sao Paulo.

Pediatric Orthopedic Training:
- Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship at Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Children's Hospital. Chicago, IL, USA.
- Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship at Shriners Hospital for Children. Lexington, KY, USA.

Main Interests:
- Evidence based Medicine
- Systematic Literature Review
- Management and clinical research on neuromuscular disorders; as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida and Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita.
- Congenital foot and lower limb deformities and other congenital and acquired musculoskeletal pathologies in children. 

Dr. Tahir Khan

Dr. Tahir Khan

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Young Adult Hip Unit, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore, UK

Dr. Thamer Alhussainan

Dr. Thamer Alhussainan

Consultant Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, KSA

Dr. Tipu Sultan

Dr. Tipu Sultan

Department of Pediatric Neurology, The Children’s Hospital and The Institute of Child Health, Pakistan

Dr. Zaid Al Aubaidi

Dr. Zaid Al Aubaidi

General Secretary, MEPOS; Pediatric Orthopedic and Pediatric Spine Surgeon, UAE

Dr. Zaid Al-Aubaidi has been practicing medicine since 1993, after graduating from Baghdad University. He moved to Denmark in 1998 and after passing the Danish qualification exam he started to practice medicine. He achieved the Danish Royal Board in Orthopaedic and Trauma in 2007 and had one year fellowship in paediatric orthopedics. Since 2009; he had a position at the Odense university hospital as a consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon. At the same time, he was enjoying an academic position as an associate professor at the University of Southern Denmark. Dr. Al-Aubaidi had active overseas activities. He was 3 times in Western Africa in a charity program. Besides, he had been active in organizing trips as visiting consultant to Switzerland, Germany, China and Iraq. During 2011, He had a fellowship at the Sick Kids hospital/ Toronto, with the focus on complex spine deformities. Then he returned to his position at the Odense University hospital of Southern Denmark. He is capable of treating wide range of paediatric conditions as: paediatric spine deformity, cerebral palsy multilevel surgery, paediatric hip treatment, paediatric foot deformity, Limb deformity correction. Research wise, he has more than 23 published papers. He is the Editor of “In Tech” book of Orthopaedics and wrote the orthopaedic chapter of the Danish Medical book: Sygdomslaere for Sunhedsprofessionelle. Besides he is reviewer for: Ugeskrift for laeger (Danish Medical Bulletin), DOS (Danish Orthopaedic Society), Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics B, Journal of Children Orthopaedics (EPOS) and Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports (JOCR). He is a member of the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS), International Congress of Early Onset Scoliosis (ICEOS), European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT), Danish Orthopaedic Society (DOS) and the Danish Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (DPOS). Dr. Al-Aubaidi is fluent in English, Arabic and Danish.