We aspire to lead collaborative rheumatology research in the Arab countries

By focusing on the 3 main pillars:

  1. Research: Plan and conduct research projects to serve the interests of the patients, while supporting high-quality collaborative approach & Connecting with the international rheumatology research teams.

  2. Infrastructure: Improve research environment by ensuring compliance to international standards in both infrastructure & standard operating procedures (SOPs).

  3. Global Clinical Trials: Connect with research based companies to take part of their global clinical trials.

Nelly Ziade Zoghbi,

MD, PhD, FRCP

ARCH President 
Consultant Rheumatologist
Assistant Professor of Rheumatology Public Health and Epidemiology, Hotel-Dieu de France Hospital and Saint-Joseph University Beirut

Lebanon

Fatemah Abutiban

MD

President of Arab League of Associations of Rheumatology (ArLAR)
Consultant of medicine and rheumatology at Jaber Alahmed hospital, Shiekhan Alfaresi rheumatology centre, and Kuwait oil company, state of Kuwait.
President of Kuwait Association of Rheumatology and the treasurer of Kuwait Osteoporosis Society

Kuwait

Basel Masri

MD

Immediate-Past President of ArLAR
Sr. Consultant Rheumatologist, Jordan Hospital & Medical Center
Amman, Jordan
President of the Jordanian Society of Rheumatology-JSR

Jordan

Manal El Rakawi

MD, PhD

Professor of Rheumatology

Douera Algiers University Hospital Center / Saad Dahlab Blida Unit

Coordinator of the Pain Section of the Algerian Society of Rheumatology

Member of the Pan Arab Osteoporosis Society

Active member of the Algerian Menopause society

Secretary General of the Francophone Group of ArLAR and

Member of AAAA Arab Adult Arthritis Awareness Group

President Elect of ArLAR 2023-2025

Algeria

Nizar AbdulLateef Jasim

MD

Chairman of the Scientific Committee

Sr. Consultant Rheumatologist

Professor of Medicine University of Baghdad / College of Medicine
President of Iraqi League for Bone and Joint Health

President of the Pan-Arab Osteoporosis Society 

Iraq

Lina El Kibbi

MD

Assistant Professor of Rheumatology in Alfaisal University

Rheumatology Consultant

Director of Medical Academic Affairs

Designated Institutional Official / Saudi Board Residency Program

Program Director Internship in Alfaisal University

Specialized Medical Center, Riyadh,KSA

Founder of Arab Adult Arthritis Awareness Group

Ex-officio member in ArLAR Research Group

KSA

Chafika Haouichet

MD

Professor at Saad Dahlab university of Medicine in Blida (Algiers)

Head of Rheumatology Department at Djillali Bounaama Hospital (Douera - Algiers)

Member of the local ethics committee of Douera hospital

Member of the committee of clinical experts at the Ministry of Pharmaceutical Industry (ANPP)

General secretary of the Algerian Society of Rheumatology (SAR)

Algeria

Walaa Abdelrahman

MD

Consultant of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology Lecturer of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology, Kasralainy Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt Organizer at Egyptian Society Of Rheumatic diseases.

Egypt

Faiq Isho Gorial

MD

Professor and consultant rheumatologist-College of Medicine-University of Baghdad-Iraq

Iraq

Manal Al Mashaleh

MD

Consultant Rheumatologist, JBM, JBR
Head of Rheumatology division of Internal Medicine. King Hussein Medical Center, Royal Medical Services

Jordan

Fatemah Baroun

MD, MBBch, MRCP (UK), KBIM, Rheumatology fellowship (RCPI)

Specialist in Adult rheumatology and internal medicine at Jahra Hospital in Kuwait.

Kuwait

Soad Hashad

MD

PEDIATRICS consultant

Head of pediatrics rheumatology clinic – Tripoli Children Hospital

Associate professor Tripoli University

National coordinator  of PRINTO (pediatrics rheumatology international trial organization ) in Libya

Head of Scientific Committee in Libyan rheumatology society

‏Research coordinator in Libyan Medical council of specialty

Coordinator of residency program in Libyan Medical council  of specialty

Libya

Ihsane Hmamouchi

MD, PhD

Rheumatologist, Biostatistician, Clinical Epidemiologist 

Biostatistician, Clinical Epidemiologist, Centre Hospitalier Provincial Skhirat- Temara, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Clinical Research (LBRCE), Faculty of Medicine

Member of the board of directors of  the Moroccan rheumatology society (SMR)

Member of the board of directors of the French rheumatology society (SFR)

Member of the AFLAR executive committee (African Ligue Against Rheumatism)

Morocco

Batool Al Lawati

MB ChB, DM, FRCP

Senior consultant/ Associate professor Rheumatology and medicine

Work at Sultan Qaboos university, college of medicine and health sciences.

Rheumatology training at : Queen Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham, UK

Member of College Examination Committee

Chairperson of Written Paper Group ( a subcommittee of CEC)

Coordinator of Final MD exams

Oman

Saed Atawnah

MD

Internist and rheumatologist Assistant professor of medicine, Al-Quds university , Palestine Program director of internal medicine residency at Al -Ahli hospital, Hebron, Palestine

Palestine

Samar Al Emadi

MD, PhD, FACR, ABIM , FRCPC , EMBA

Senior Consultant in Rheumatology, Division Chief of Rheumatology Division and Program Director of Rheumatology Fellowship Program in Hamad Medical Corporation, President of Qatar Rheumatology Association and Qatar Osteoporosis Society, and an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

Qatar

Sulaiman M Al-Mayouf

MD, PhD

Consultant of Pediatric Rheumatology  King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center  College of Medicine- Alfaisal University  Riyadh- Saudi Arabia

KSA

Suad Abd Ellateif Eltaybe Mohammed

MD

Consultant Physician & Rheumatologist Almoalem Medical city

Director of rheumatology fellowship training program, Sudan Medical Specialization Board – SMSB

Sudan

Salwa Alcheikh

MD

Prof of medicine and rheumatology, former dean Damascus University

Certified by the American Board of Int Med

President of the scientific council of internal medicine and rheumatology of the Arab Board of health specialization 

Founder and X president of ARLAR 

Founder and X president of the Syrian association of rheumatology

Founder and X president of the Syrian association for prevention of OP

Syria

ELYES BOUAJINA

MD

Head of Rheumatology Department at the Farhat Hached Hospital of Sousse since February 2005. Responsible for the teaching of Rheumatology at the Faculty of Medicine of Sousse since 2006.

Tunisia

Suad Hennawi

MD, PhD

Consultant Rheumatologist at the Ministry of Health and Prevention of UAE

Chairman of Rheumatology at MOHAP

Deputy Chairman of the Central Research Ethic Committee Chairman of Dubai Health District

Research Ethic Committee-MOHAP

UAE

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