TCAM

Redefining the future of Traditional, Complementary and
Alternative Medicine in Middle East and Africa
15-17th JUNE, 2022
Dubai, UAE
Redefining the future of Traditional, Complementary and
Alternative Medicine in Middle East and Africa
15-17th JUNE, 2022
Dubai, UAE

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE AND SPEAKERS

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Dr. V.L Shyam
MD, MPhil, Medical Director, Dr. Shyam’s Ayurvedic Center, UAE
Dr. Benazir Quraishi
President, Emirates Unani Doctors Association & Medical Director, Cleopatra Spa & Wellness, Dubai, UAE
Dr. Ananth Alphons D’souza
B.H.M.S., M.D (Homeopathy) Senior Consultant & Homeopathy Specialist at Unicare Medical Center, Dubai, UAE

SPEAKERS

Dr. Adel Salman Al Syed

MD, ABFM, LSHTM, Consultant public health, family medicine and epidemiology & Chief of Disease Control Section, Ministry of Health, Bahrain

Dr. Alexandra Zashtitin DC

Vice President, National Chiropractic Sports Council, UAE

Dr. Azza Adel Ibrahim Hassan

Chief of Palliative Medicine and Fellowship Director of Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the National Center for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR), Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Doha, Qatar

Dr. Dorit Gamus

Head, Complementary and Integrative Medicine Service, Sheba Medical Center, Israel and founding chairperson of the Israel Society for Complementary Medicine of the Israel Medical Association.

Dr. K.A. Abdul Latheef

B.Sc., B.A.M.S, Chief Physician and Director, Ayurvedic Herbal Health Center Sharjah, UAE

Dr. Ludmila Vassilieva

Homeopathy practitioner & Founder of the Holistic Healing Medical Center, UAE

Dr. George Malcolm Gregory

Senior Osteopath and Founder, Osteopathic Health Center, UAE

Dr. Mamta S Radder

BAMS & PG Dip Yoga Studies, Medical Director and Chief Consultant, Sri Sri Tatva Panchakarma (Art of living)

Mrs. Namat Mubarak Abdulla Al Subaie

Allied Medical Profession Consultant, National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA), Bahrain

Dr. Haiman El-Nahal

General Manager, Specialist, Complementary Medicine and Cupping Therapy, Sharjah International Holistic Health Center

Dr. Praveen Oberai

Deputy Director General, Central Council of Homeopathy Research (Ministry of AYUSH), India

Mrs. Shaikha Al Suwaidi

Senior Specialist Toxicology & Complementary Medicine Education, Zayed Herbal Complex, Department of Health, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Yang Yang

Traditional Chinese Practitioner, The Chiron Clinic, UAE

Prof. Abdullah Alabudulgader

Founder and chief cardiologist at the Prince Sultan Cardiac Center – Alhasa- Saudi Arabia & General Director, Research Center, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Lina Barot

Homeopath and Yoga Consultant, Tender Hearts Arena, Dubai, UAE

Dr. K.T.Ajmal

Director, Calicut Unani Hospital and Research Center, India

Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Saifi

B.U.M.S. (India), N.D. (USA) , Doctor of Unani & Naturopathic Medicine, Ibn Nafees Medical Clinic, Dubai

Dr. Sinsen Joseph

BHMS and MD(Hom), Medical Director, Lakeshore Medical Center, UAE & Medical officer, Govt. Homeo dispensary, Perumbavoor, Kerala, India

Dr Syed Asaduddin Ahmed

Unani Medicine and Hijama Practitioner, Managing Director, Al Hijama Alternative Medical Center, Sharjah, U.A.E

Dr Vaneeta Shahani

Consultant Homeopath
Al Biraa Clinic, UAE

Dr. V.L Shyam

MD, MPhil, Medical Director, Dr. Shyam’s Ayurvedic Center, UAE

Dr. Shyam has over 20 years of Ayurveda experience across 19 countries and has been the mastermind of over 66 Ayurveda / wellness projects. An icon of Ayurveda across the globe, Dr. Shyam was the first licensed Ayurveda physician in the UAE by the Ministry of Health. Very recently, Dr. Shyam was awarded the Ministry of Health Award 2019, UAE for his immense contributions to improve Healthcare in UAE – 2019. He’s also been bestowed with several back to back Health excellence awards by the Dubai Health Authority in 2017 and 2018.

Dr. Shyam is a revered columnist on Ayurveda & wellbeing and has authored over 1000 columns in 15 years for Gulf News. Dr. Shyam also serves on the board of several committees and is a member of the International Expert Consultation Meeting (IECM) 2019 on WHO Benchmarks documents for the practice in Ayurveda & Unani medicine.

Dr. Benazir Quraishi

President, Emirates Unani Doctors Association & Medical Director, Cleopatra Spa & Wellness, Dubai, UAE

Dr. Benazir is a skilled Traditional Complementary and Alternative medicine (TCAM) professional specialising in Unani medicine, Cupping therapy and Hijama. She has over 23 years of total work experience in hospitals and clinics & 19 years of that in the Middle East alone. As the Medical Director at Cleopatra’s Spa & Wellness, Dr. Benazir treats chronic conditions through Unani medicine, Hijama that includes wet and dry cupping, face cupping, lifestyle coaching and also treats musculoskeletal conditions through Unani regimental therapies.

Dr. Benazir has also served as an examiner on the TCAM board of Examiners, Ministry of Health, UAE since 2007. In April 2019, she was bestowed an award by the Ministry of Health, UAE for her valuable efforts & contribution in examining the TCAM practitioners in UAE.

Dr. Ananth Alphons D’souza

B.H.M.S., M.D (Homeopathy)
Dr. Ananth has over 26 years of experience as a homeopathy practitioner. He completed his Graduation (B.H.M.S) in 1995 and Post-graduation (M.D. in Homeopathy) in 2001 at Father Muller Homeopathic Medical College, Mangalore, India. Dr. Ananth currently works as a Senior Consultant & Homeopathy Specialist at Unicare Medical Center, Bur Dubai & Medex Nasser Clinic, Al Qusais and also serves as the President, IHMA (Indian Homeopathic Medical Association), U.A.E. Chapter.

Dr. Adel Salman Al Syed

Consultant public health, family medicine and epidemiology & Chief of Disease Control Section, Ministry of Health, Bahrain.

Dr. Adel Salman Al-Sayyad, MD, ABFM, LSHTM, MSc is a consultant public health, family medicine and epidemiology in Ministry of Health, Bahrain. Since 2010, he is the Chief of Disease Control Section at the Ministry of Health, Bahrain and is leading the case investigation and contract tracing team for Covid-19 in Bahrain. Dr. Adel attended the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) where he attained his diploma and Master degree in Epidemiology in 2005.

Dr. Adel also finds himself passionate about imparting knowledge and is currently a part time associate professor of family and community medicine in Arabian Gulf University (AGU). When it comes to publications, Dr. Adel has more than 45 published articles related to primary care, communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, health system research, public health, and epidemiology.

Dr. Alexandra Zashtitin DC

Vice President, National Chiropractic Sports Council, UAE

 

Alexandra is a chiropractor who has made her mark in many sports, notably powerlifting, bodybuilding, MMA fighters, dancers, football players, tennis players, cross-fitters, cyclists and equestrians. Prior to her sports chiropractic career, she was a sports massage therapist working in London for seven years. Graduated from the world-renown Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (UK), Alex promotes mental health & well-being, dedicating her time with patients using a skill set encompassing diversified adjustments, dry needling, cupping, Graston, taping, rehabilitation, strength and conditioning. She can train and empower people in stress management and advise on nutrition to further enhance potential.

Dr. Azza Adel Ibrahim Hassan

Chief of Palliative Medicine and Fellowship Director of Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the National Center for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR), Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Doha, Qatar

Dr. Azza Adel Ibrahim Hassan is the Chief of Palliative Medicine and Fellowship Director of Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the National Center for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR), Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Doha, Qatar. She is also Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar and a Professor of Oncology in Medical Research Institute at Alexandria University, Egypt.

Dr. Azza Adel Hassan completed her Medical education at Alexandria University Medical School, Egypt where she also obtained her Master and Doctorate Degree in Clinical Oncology. Later in 2003, she received her American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (ABHPM) certification.

In 2008, she joined NCCCR where she started the first Palliative care service in Qatar. The Palliative care program in Qatar is the first clinical program in the Gulf Region in Middle East to be accredited by JCI in 2012.

She has several publications in the field of Clinical Oncology and Palliative Medicine in peer- reviewed Journals. She is an active member of Supportive and Palliative Care Working Group of European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), Middle East Cancer Consortium (MECC) and MASCC (Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer) and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

Dr. Dorit Gamus

MD, PhD, RcHom, Licensed Hypnotherapist. Head, Complementary an Integrative Medicine Service of the Sheba Medical Center, Israel.
Dr Gamus is also a founding chairperson of the Israel Society for Complementary Medicine of the Israel Medical Association, and was a chairperson of the Committee on Integration of Complementary Medicine in Rehabilitation of the National Council for Rehabilitation, Israel.

Dr. K.A. Abdul Latheef

B.Sc., B.A.M.S, Ayurvedic General Practitioner
Dr. K. Abdul Latheef. B.Sc., B.A.M.S, Ayurvedic General Practitioner, is a pioneering Ayurveda expert in the Middle East. Practising Ayurveda since 1987, Dr. K. Abdul Latheef, was one of the first ayurveda practitioners to be licensed in the Middle East, infact between 1992 and 1994 he practiced as a Ayurvedic physician with special approval from Oman Ministry of Health. His experience spans over 34 years and has been instrumental in bringing Ayurveda to the population present here. He currently continues his practice at his own clinic at the Ayurvedic Herbal Health Center, Sharjah. Not only is he a renowned keynote speaker across medical conferences in the Middle East but has also published several articles in journals, magazines, and new papers on Ayurvedic subjects. He’s also gone on to publish his own book called the “Analytical Ayurveda” in 2019.

Dr. Ludmila Vassilieva

Homeopathy practitioner & Founder of the Holistic Healing Medical Center, UAE

Being born into a family of influential doctors and even marrying one; medicine was never just a career choice, but rather a way of life and a natural passion for Dr. Ludmila Vasiliev. She discovered the principle of Optimum Disease, showing that any sickness is not a suffering but a way of Healing. Her strong beliefs propelled her to study and master Traditional Medicine through the science of Iridology, Homeopathy, Chinese Medicine, and Ayurveda in addition to her Doctorate in Modern Medicine and a PhD in Cardiology with Stereo Mathematics and Quantum Physics, to recognize that life and Health are based on energy flow. While working as a General Practitioner and a Consultant for the State University Hospital in Donetsk, Ukraine, Dr. Ludmila also conceived and established the pioneering medical concept of Holistic Healing Medicine that combined Western Science with Eastern Wisdom.

She founded her first Homeopathic Centre in Ukraine, which later expanded to several branches throughout Ukraine and Russia. After several years of successful practice, she discovered the high potential of the UAE’s ability for Health Regeneration and thus initiated the process of recognizing Traditional Medicine in the UAE. She then became the first officially licensed Doctor by the Ministry of Health, practicing Homeopathy in Dubai. The philosophy of Dr. Ludmila continues to be the implementation of a Holistic Lifestyle to heal disease and restore health. She is working on a series of books and projects that represent her vision for Holistic Healing Medicine as a complete System for the 21st Century.

Dr. George Malcolm Gregory

Osteopath and founder of the Osteopathy Health Center in Dubai, UAE

George Malcolm Gregory is a highly respected osteopath, and a greatly appreciated member of the Dubai community.

He is an inspirational leader to his team of six osteopaths and five physiotherapists. He has a strong work ethic and expects the same high standards from his team. As team leader he is always available to discuss cases and enjoys exchanging ideas about best approaches to help patients.

At the age of 77, he continues to work hard on maintaining his fitness which in turn gives him the strength and vitality to keep helping his patients.

Dr. Mamta S Radder

BAMS & PG Dip YOGA STUDIES
Dr. Mamta Suresh Radder currently works as a medical director and chief consultant at Sri Sri Tatva Panchakarma Ayurveda Center, A branch of global brand as an initiative of Art of living Dr. Mamta is a graduate in Ayurveda from Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya Hubli Karnataka and holds a PG Diploma from Karnataka University Dharwad. pulse diagnosis, Marma therapy, Panchankarma. Her focus is in treating women hormonal health in holistic approach specially in pre conception detox for natural fertility ,non-invasive pain management in IVDP and holistic management of mental health with Ayurveda and yoga. Practicising since 2003, Dr. Mamta has over 25 years of experience and is one of the most sought-after female Ayurveda physicians in the UAE. She was recently awarded with Certificate of Appreciation award from H. E. Dr. Amin Al Amiri, Under Secretary of MOH, UAE for outstanding heads of MOH examination committee for Ayurveda to ensure selection of competent and reliable health care professionals. Dr. Mamta serves as one of the panel members in Ministry of Health Board of Ayurveda Examiners and is the Founder member and Former President of Emirates Ayurveda Graduates Association (EAGA), UAE. Dr. Mamta is also very passionate about giving back and serving the community and has conducted breast cancer awareness campaigns in Indian consulate and in Dubai Prisons.

Mrs. Namat Mubarak Abdulla Al Subaie

Allied Medical Profession Consultant, National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA). Bahrain

Consultant Namat Alsubaie has been awarded by Majesty King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s Royal Order to the medal to frontline healthcare professionals “Prince Salman bin Hamad Medical Merit” 2021, in appreciation of theisr tireless efforts and honorable sacrifices in combatting COVID-19 and preserving public health.

Al Subaie has completed her MSc in Quality Health Care Management, (RCSI), diploma in sick children, Dublin – Ireland and has got certificate for cupping therapy from Sharjah International Holistic Health Center, she is also certified Auditor and Jurisdiction Officer at NHRA.

Dr. Namat has gained a comprehensive experience in alternative medicine through searching regulating alternative medicine different professions. Currently she is the chairperson for the Advisory Committee on Licensing of Alternative Medicine and Complementary Medicine Committee and Equal Opportunity Committee (Supreme Council of Women (SCW) Bahrain and GCC Alternative and Complementary Medicine Committee, as well as discipline committee for Nurses and Midwifes, since 2015 till date.

Dr. Namat has been solely responsible for pushing the agenda when it comes to regulating alternative medicine in the Kingdom of Bahrain through the issuance of Resolution no (33) of 2016. She has also been behind the master idea of issuing permit license for the Bahraini traditional cupping since October 2017.

Dr. Haiman El-Nahal

Dr. Haiman El-Nahal

General Manager, Specialist, Complementary Medicine and Cupping Therapy, Sharjah International Holistic Health Center
Dr. Haiman El-Nahal, has over 15 years of clinical experience across Egypt, Libya and the UAE. He specializes in Prophylactic Cupping, Treatment Cupping and Iridology. He currently serves as the Chairman for the Complementary Medicine Academy in Sweden and is also the Ambassador of World Organization of Natural Medicine (WONM) & International Social Action Foundation (FASI). Dr. Haiman has also been a recipient of multiple international awards and accolades.

Dr. Praveen Oberai

Deputy Director General, Central Council of Homeopathy Research (Ministry of AYUSH), India

Dr. Praveen Oberai, has completed her B.H.M.S from Delhi Board, M.D. from Agra University, Post Graduate Diploma in Bio-ethics, from IGNOU in collaboration with ICMR and Diploma in Health Promotion from National Institute of Health & Family Welfare (Distance Learning). She presently works as Deputy Director General I/c in Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy Headquarters, a premier Institute of research through Homoeopathy.

Having served at the CCRH for more than 34 years as head of the department of Clinical Research she’s actively involved in preparation of evidence-based protocols prepared in consultation with the scientists of Allied Sciences, Homoeopathic experts and bio-statisticians. In addition to this she is also coordinating the public health program of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare: Integration of Homoeopathy/Yoga in the National Programme for prevention and control of Cancer, Cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes and Stroke.

She has in her credit more than 46 papers published in National and International journals of repute. She has also presented papers in various National and International seminars in India and abroad, on subjects like Research Methodology, activities of CCRH, role of Homoeopathy in various disease conditions and outcome of various clinical research studies conducted by the Council.

Dr. Shaikha Al Suwaidi

Senior Specialist toxicology & Complementary Medicine Education, Zayed Herbal Complex, Department of Health, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Shaikha Ahmad Alsuwaidi is a graduate of Dubai Pharmacy college with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy. She then proceeded to continue her Master’s degree on Quality and Safety in healthcare management from Royal college of Surgeons in Ireland. She currently works as a Senior Specialist Toxicology & Complementary Medicine Education in Zayed Herbal complex Department of health – Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Yang Yang

Traditional Chinese Practitioner, The Chiron Clinic, UAE
Dr. Yang Yang holds the master’s degree, major in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has been practicing for more than 20 years, majorly specializing in Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture. She is rich in the knowledge of both modern medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, and is good at treating disease combined therapy and lifestyle management. She also learnt psychology to promote health and wellbeing in physical and mental.Dr. Yang Yang holds the master’s degree, major in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has been practicing for more than 20 years, majorly specializing in Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture. She is rich in the knowledge of both modern medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, and is good at treating disease combined therapy and lifestyle management. She also learnt psychology to promote health and wellbeing in physical and mental.

Prof. Abdullah

MD, DCH(Dublin), DCH(Edinburgh),MRCP(UK),FRCP(Edinburgh)

Prof. Abdullah Alabdulgader is the founder and chief cardiologist at the Prince Sultan Cardiac Center – Alhasa- Saudi Arabia. He is a Senior Congenital Heart Consultant, Senior Pediatric and adult Electrophysiologist ,Cardiac Electrical Devices Implanter. He is also the General Director, Research Center, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia.

Prof. Abdullah likes to regard himself as a thinker, philosopher, neurocardiologist and a cardiac astrophysical scientist. He has been the World Gold Medal Awardee (WOSCO 2012) and is also a member of the Royal College of physicians of United Kingdom (London, Glasgow and Edinburgh).

Dr. Lina Barot

Dr. Lina Barot

Homeopath and Yoga Consultant, Tender Hearts Arena, Dubai, UAE
Dr. Lina is a homeopath and certified yoga consultant with decades of medical experience. Dr. Lina strives to improve others’ wellness by spreading her knowledge of yoga. Lina is an adherent of healthy eating and enjoys promulgating ideas for a healthy lifestyle. She was part of the organizing team for the Arab Region Yoga Instructor Conference. She has also been a motivated yoga consultant for differently abled children for the past six years in Dubai, UAE.

Dr. K.T.Ajmal

Director, Calicut Unani Hospital and Research Center, India
Dr. Ajmal has over 30 years of experience and has treated over 1 million patients. He has played a vital role in modernising Unani medicines. He is the founder of the Calicut Unani Hospital and Research Center and Hermas Valley who later came up with the concept of “Herbs and Hakim-Unique Unani Regimental and Research Centre at Pune. He successfully got “Calicut Unani Hospital and Research Centre” a govt. approved training centre for Unani physicians, through his exceptional expertise and persistence, thus making him the Guru of modern Unani Medicines.

Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Saifi

B.U.M.S. (India), N.D. (USA) , Doctor of Unani & Naturopathic Medicine, Ibn Nafees Medical Clinic, Dubai

Biography – Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Saifi received his Bachelor degree in Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS) from India and Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) from the USA. He practiced naturopathic medicine in a center of repute for Health and Wellness in the heart of Hollywood for 9 years. He is presently settled and sees patients in Dubai, UAE.

Dr. Saifi strongly believes in the connection between mind, body, and spirit and that there is an inherent ability of the body to heal itself. Due to his multidisciplinary educational and practical background in Unani and Naturopathic Medicine, he brings a unique, personal approach to health & healing combining herbal medicine, nutrient therapy, physical medicine, nutrition, Hijama (Cupping therapy) and lifestyle counseling to customize a natural, non-toxic treatment plan for each individual.

Dr. Sinsen

BHMS and MD(Hom), Medical Director, Lakeshore Medical Center, UAE

Dr. Sinsen Joseph has completed his BHMS and MD(Hom), from the prestigious Government Homeopathic Medical College, Calicut, India. After his brief stint as a medical officer with the Department of Homeopathy (Now AYUSH), Govt. of Kerala he moved to Dubai and was the first licensed homeopathic specialist in the Middle East. Simultaneously, he was awarded the license to practice in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Dr. Sinsen Joseph has worked as a Medical Director of Lakeshore Medical Center. Dr. Sinsen is also an integral member of the TCAM core committee of UAE. Dr. Sinsen has participated in several epidemic disease management programs and actively involved in Covid-19 related homeopathic management care. He regularly conducts various webinars, TV shows, radio talks & writing columns in journals and magazines on various topics such as health, homeopathy, block chain, artificial intelligence, data science etc. Very recently, he has completed his PhD in homeopathy from homeopathy university in Jaipur.

Dr. Sinsen currently works as a Medical officer, Govt. Homeo dispensary, Perumbavoor, Kerala, India

Dr Syed Asaduddin Ahmed

Dr Syed Asaduddin Ahmed

Unani Medicine and Hijama Practitioner, Managing Director, Al Hijama Alternative Medical Center, Sharjah, U.A.E

Dr Syed has over 25 years of experience in the field of Unani Medicine. He did his graduation in Unani Medicine.( B.U.M.S) from Govt Nizamia Unani Medical College, Hyderabad, India in 1997 and Post Graduation in Developmental Rehabilitation ( P.G.D.D.R) from OSMANIA University in 2000. He is a Licensed practitioner in Unani Medicine in UAE since 2002 and Licensed Hijama practitioner in UAE since 2005 . He has worked for reputed Medical Centers in Dubai and Sharjah before starting Al Hijama Alternative Medical Center in Sharjah in 2010.

He believes that no one system of medicine can give complete cure to certain ailments hence integration of different systems of medicine is a must to treat certain cases . With this belief, expanded the medical center to accommodate other Alternative Medicine streams under one roof in 2017.

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