ATBH Student Program Subcommittee

All Together Better Health
The 11th International Conference on Interprofessional
Practice and Education

“Cultivating a Collaborative Culture: Sharing Pearls of Wisdom”

ATBH Student Program Subcommittee

Chair: Dr Maguy El Hajj, Head of Clinical Pharmacy and Practice Department, College of Pharmacy, Qatar University

Dr Maguy is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Head of the Clinical Pharmacy and Practice Department at Qatar University College of Pharmacy. She received her educational training at the Lebanese American University (LAU) where she earned a Bachelor of Pharmacy (with high distinction) in 2005 and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (with high distinction) in 2006. Dr Maguy was previously a part-time faculty member with the Lebanese International University and responsible for teaching across a wide variety of courses. She was also a clinical preceptor for senior year pharmacy students in community and hospital settings. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she was also a registered pharmacist and practiced as a clinical pharmacist at the Rafic Hariri University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon.

Dr Maguy is an editorial board member in the Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy (RSAP). She also holds the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) pharmacotherapy certification. She has conducted several research studies in clinical pharmacy and practice, public health, smoking cessation and pharmacy education. She has several peer-reviewed articles in international pharmacy and medical journals that focused on clinical pharmacy and practice in addition to many poster and oral presentations at regional and international conferences.

Other ATBH Student program Subcommittee Members

    • Dr Bridget Javed, Director of Doctor of Pharmacy Program, College of Pharmacy, Qatar University, Qatar
    • Ms Sawsan AlMukdad, IPE Student Association President, Qatar
    • Dr Sheeba Sarafudheen, Clinical Tutor, College of Medicine, Qatar University, Qatar
    • Dr Suhad Daher-Nashif, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences, College of Medicine, Qatar University, Qatar
    • Ms Sumbul Bushra, Teaching Assistant of Biomedical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Qatar University, Qatar
    • Dr Sundari Joseph, Vice Chair, Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE), United Kingdom

Administrative Coordinator:

Ms Sana Alajory, Administrative Coordinator, Vice President for Medical and Health Sciences Office, 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).