Scientific Programme

PCS Conference MENA-2017(Jordan)
PCS International Pediatrics Conference-2017

PCS MENA Neuroscience Summit -2017
PCS MENA Diabetes Summit-2017

 Theme: Opening Up More Choices for Well-being
Time: 8-9 September, 2017  Place: Amman, Jordan

Registration Day (7-9 September, 2017) 
Place: Lobby of Conference Hotel
7 September, 2017
08:30-20:30
Full day registration
8 September, 2017
08:00-18:00
Full day registration

Conference Duration
8 September, 2017 (Friday)

08:45-08:55 Group Photo (All Delegates and Speakers)
09:00-09:15 Opening Ceremony


Scientific Programme
Day One: 8 September
Plenary and Keynote Forum
Day 1: Time: 09:15-12:40 (Morning), 8 September, 2017 (Friday) 
Conference Room: 2-1
09:15-09:25 Session Introduction
Chair: Dr. Yousef Shahin, Chief Disease Prevention and Control, Health Department, UNRWA, Jordan
Co-Chair: Dr. Michael J. Cooper, Clinical Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, UCSF-Benioff Children’s Hospital, USA
09:25-09:55 Title: Diabetes Care in a Refugee Camp, the Experience of UNRWA
Dr. Yousef Shahin, Chief Disease Prevention and Control, Health Department, UNRWA, Jordan
09:55-10:25 Title: Unsaturated Fatty Acids Inhibit Apoptosis Induced by Saturated Fatty Acids in Human
Pancreatic β-cells
Dr. Jan Kovar, Professor, Head of the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Czech Republic
10:25-10:55 Title: Distribution of Axon Diameters in the Human Cortical White Matter and Its Relevance for
Conduction Times in the Cerebral Cortex
Dr. Almut Schuez, Professor, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany
10:55-11:10 Coffee Break
11:10-11:40 Title: Shunt Surgery for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus - Is it Worthwhile?
Dr. Magnus Tisell, President of the Swedish Neurosurgical Society, Department of Neurosurgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden
11:35-12:05 Title: Cardiovascular Aspects of the Pre-Participation Sports Physical
Dr. Michael J. Cooper, Clinical Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, UCSF-Benioff Children’s Hospital, USA
12:10-12:40
Title: Molecular Mechanim of Tumorigenesis Induced by ETV6-NTRK3 Gene Fusion Identified
in Pediatric Tumors
Dr. Seong-Jin Kim, Professor, Director of Nano-Bio Medicine Research Center, Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology, Seoul National University, Korea
12:40-13:30 Lunch

PCS MENA Diabetes Summit (PCS MENA MDS-2017)
Time: 13:30-14:55, 8 September, 2017(Friday)
Place: Conference Room 1, Holiday Inn Amman
13:30-13:40 Session Introduction
Chair: Dr. Mohammad Rawashdeh, Professor of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Jordan
Co-Chair: Dr.  Nazira J. Albargothy, Neuroscience Researcher, Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, UK
13:40-13:55 Title: Localization, Expression and Protein Profiling Reveal SLC35b4 Responds to Glucose
Stimulation and Exhibits its Effect Through Modulating Hsp60 Among Others Diabetes: Basic Science Break Through
Dr. Soha Yazbek, Assistant Professor, Medical Laboratory Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
13:55-14:10 Title: Outcomes in Management of Diabetes in a Displaced Population
Dr. Peter Garrett, Medical Activities Manager, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Irbid NCD Project, Jordan
14:10-14:25
Title: Personalized T2D Care; From "One Size Fits All' to Tailored Management Approaches
Mr. Ahmed Aly Khamis Mohamed Aly,Clinical Pharmacy Department, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
14:25-14:40 Title: Nursing’s Contribution to Diabetes Care in Saudi Arabia
Dr. Sandra L. Holmes, Director of Nursing for Education, Development, and Research, Nursing Staff Development Department, Saudi Arabia
14:40-14:55 Title: Diabetes Mellitus and Treatment Outcomes in the Health System of Jordan
Dr. Refqi Ismail Mahmoud, Department of Prevention and Control of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases, Jordan Ministry of Health, Jordan

PCS International Pediatrics Conference (IPC-2017) 
Time: 14:55-16:20, 8 September, 2017 (Friday)
Place: Conference Room 1, Holiday Inn Amman 
14:55-15:05 Session Introduction
Chair: Dr. Mohammad Rawashdeh, Professor of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Jordan
Co-Chair: Dr.  Nazira J. Albargothy, Neuroscience Researcher, Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, UK
15:05-15:20 Title: Difficult Asthma
Dr. Somashekara Ankana Halli Ramu, Professor of Pediatrics, M.S. Ramaiah Medical College & Hospital, India
15:20-15:35 Title: Familial Mediterranean Fever in Arabs
Dr. Mohammad Rawashdeh, Professor of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Jordan
15:35-15:50 Title: Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension in Pediatric Patients
Dr. Jeff L. Myers, Vice President, Medical Affair, Steadymed Therapeutics, USA
15:50-16:05 Title: Suicidal Behaviour in Young People with an Emphasis on the Role of Psychotic like Episodes (PLE's) and the Association with Trauma
Dr. Helen S Keeley, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, HSE North Cork, Irelan
16:05-16:20 Title: Immunization - Prevention is Better than Cure
Dr. Sandhya Mandal, Consultant Neonatologist & Pediatrician Symbiosis IMC, India
16:20-16:35 Coffee Break

PCS MENA Neuroscience Summit (PCS MENA NSS-2017)
Time: 16:20-19:00, 8 September, 2017 (Friday)
Place: Conference Room 1, Holiday Inn Amman
16:35-16:45 Session Introduction
Chair: Dr. Mohammad Rawashdeh, Professor of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Jordan
Co-Chair: Dr.  Nazira J. Albargothy, Neuroscience Researcher, Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, UK
16:45-17:00 Title: Skeletal Muscle Oxidative Function Evaluated by Near Infrared Spectroscopy in
Amyotrofic Lateral Sclerosis During Exercise   
Dr. Francesca Lanfranconi, School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
17:00-17:15 Title: Interaction Between Stent-retriever and Trhombus in an Ischemic Stroke
Dr. Gabriel Herrera Armendáriz, Neurosurgiacal Resident, Neurosurgical Department Of 1st October Regional Hospital, ISSSTE, Mexican Society of Neurological Surgery, Mexico
17:15-17:30 Title: Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus: Contradictions in Diagnostic and Management
Dr. Vitaly Podlepich, Moscow Neurosurgical Burdenko Institute, Neurointensive Care Unit, Russia
17:30-17:45 Title: Development of Bioactive Implants for PLIF (Glassceramics, Biotitanium, Biopeek) – Own Research Work from 1992 for Today
Dr. Michal Filip, Head of Neurosurgical Department, Neurosurgical Department KNTB Zlín, Head of Department Physiotherapy Fac. of Med. Ostrava, Czech Republic
17:45-18:00 Title: Pathways of Communication Between the Subarachnoid Space and the Brain Parenchyma. Signficance for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Dr.  Nazira J. Albargothy, Neuroscience Researcher, Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, UK
18:00-18:15 Title: How Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease Mimic Early Neurodevelopmental Periods in Life
Dr. Saif Aldeen AlRyalat, University of Jordan, Jordan
18:15-18:30 Title: Neuroimaging in Alzheimer’s Desease
Dr. Azmi Al-Hadidy, Professor of Radiology, University of Jordan, Jordan
18:30-19:00 Workshop: Alzheimer’s Disease
20:00 Welcome Banquet


Day 2  (9 Sept. 2017)
One Day Tour in Amman City

Day 3 -Day 5 (10-12 Sept., 2017)
3 Days Tour to Dead Sea, Petra and Wadi Rum