ATBH Finance & Sponsorship Subcommittee

All Together Better Health
The 11th International Conference on Interprofessional
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ATBH Finance & Sponsorship Subcommittee

Chair: Dr Mohammad Diab, Dean College of Pharmacy, Qatar University

Dr Diab received his Bachelor degree in pharmacy from the University of Jordan, Amman, in 2004. He then moved on to join Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in Qatar for 9 years as clinical pharmacy specialist and the head of contentious pharmacy education program.
In 2007, he joined Clinical pharmacy MSc program at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom and awarded his MSc degree in clinical pharmacy in 2008. He then joined Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences PhD program in 2009. During that time, he carried out a research project in clinical pharmacy related to the management of type-2 diabetes and primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. His project let to four poster presentations and oral communications at the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Symposium with four published abstracts and a peer reviewed paper in the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy.
Dr Diab’s current clinical practice is focused on type-2 diabetes management. His research interest includes type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease prevention and risk analysis as well as evidence-based medication use.

Other ATBH Finance & Sponsorship Subcommittee Members

    • Dr Alla El-Awaisi, College of Pharmacy Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and QU Health Chair of Interprofessional Education Committee, Qatar University, Qatar
    • Mr Cesar Wazen, Director of International Affairs Office, Qatar University, Qatar
    • Dr Hamda Al-Thawadi, Assistant Professor of Molecular/Cell Biology, College of Medicine, Qatar University, Qatar
    • Ms Natasha Khandoker, Senior Business Support Specialist, Vice President for Medical and Health Sciences Office, Qatar University, Qatar

Administrative Coordinator:

Ms Mary Elias, Executive Assistant to the Dean, College of Pharmacy, Qatar University


Professor Asmaa Al-Thani is the Vice President of Medical and Health Sciences, the Director of the Biomedical Research Center (BRC) and a Professor of Virology at the Biomedical Sciences Department, Qatar University.  Professor Althani is also an Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar.

Professor Al-Thani’s portfolio articulates a record of accomplishments in establishing the academic and research infrastructure for health and medical sciences at Qatar University, pertaining her roles as the Founding Dean of the College of Health Sciences (2016) and the Founding Director of BRC (2014).  Professor Al-Thani has an active role in national landscape of medical research through serving as the Vice Chairperson of the Qatar Biobank Board, Chairperson of the National Qatar Genome Committee and establishing National Reference laboratory-COVID19 Unit.  In addition, she is the founding chair for the Empower Generation Consortium (EGC), which comprises several projects that enhance the national capacities in health and medical sciences.

Professor Al-Thani has a leading research portfolio, with over than 120 published papers in peer-reviewed international journals and around 34 internal and external research grants and 2 patents.  She is a reviewer for several scientific journals and conferences, and currently a member of the American society for Microbiology.

Her accomplishments have been recognized through several awards, including the Astrolabi Award from WCMC-Q (2020), QS- Reimagine Oscar in Education, gold in Life Sciences and the silver in best university-employer relationship for the years 2018-2020.   She also received the State Encouraging Award in the Medical Sciences and Nursing (2017), Sheikh Hummaid Bin Rashid Award for Culture and Sciences (2006), Al-Jasra Cultural Club –Qatar (2008), Qatar University Outstanding Faculty Service Award (2012), the College of Arts and Sciences Research Award (2012) and the Arab Paediatric Medical Research Award (2015).