Confirmed Speakers

Ali Alzahrani, MD, FACE
Consultant Endocrinologist, Professor of Medicine
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Alfaisal University
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Dr. Ali S. Alzahrani is a Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology at Al Faisal University in Riyadh. Dr. Ali Zahrani obtained his Medical Degree from King Saud University in 1990. This was followed by Residency in Internal Medicine at KFSH & RC during the period 1991-1995 and Clinical and Research Fellowship at the John Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, USA during the years 1995-1998. He has been a Consultant Endocrinologist at KFSH & RC since 1998. During the period 2010 to 2011, Dr. Alzahrani was a faculty member and visiting Scientist at the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism in John Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, United States of America. Since his return late in 2011, he has become a Scientist and Head of the Molecular Endocrinology Division in the Department of Molecular Oncology, Research Center in addition to his Consultant Endocrinology position. Most recently, he has been appointed as a Deputy Executive Director, Research Center at KFSH & RC, Jeddah.

Dr. Alzahrani is proactive in several editorial boards of famously known medical publications. He was the Editor-in Chief of the Annals of Saudi Medicine and an Editorial Board Member of the British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Medicine. He is an Editorial Board member of the prestigious official journal of the American Thyroid Association, THYROID. Dr. Alzahrani has more than 70 peer-reviewed articles, more than ninty regional and international presentations and has conducted more than ninety lectures nationally and internationally as an invited speaker. Dr. Al Zahrani’s academic interests are clinical and molecular research in the areas of thyroid cancer and endocrine genetics.

Carolyn Becker, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts, United States of America


Carolyn Becker MD is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Marshall A. Wolf Master Clinician Educator in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her MD degree from Harvard Medical School, trained in internal medicine at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, and completed her clinical and research fellowship in endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Over the next 30 years, she worked as a clinical endocrinologist in both private practice and academic settings, before taking a position as the first Master Clinician in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension at BWH. In addition to caring for patients with endocrine disorders, Dr. Becker has been devoted to teaching throughout her career. She served for six years on the American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty Board of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, writing questions for the certifying and recertifying board examinations in endocrinology. She is a frequent lecturer locally, nationally, and internationally in the areas of metabolic bone disease, calcium disorders, and osteoporosis and serves as Co-Course Director for the annual Intensive Review of Internal Medicine sponsored by BWH and HMS. Within the Endocrine Society, she served as the first Vice President for Physicians in Practice, Chair of the annual Clinical Endocrine Update course, and currently heads the Calcium and Bone Section for the Endocrine Board Review. Recently, Dr. Becker was recognized for her excellence in teaching by receiving the Endocrine Society’s 2018 Outstanding Educator Award.

Dima Abdelmannan, MD, FRCP, ABIM, ABEDM
Vice Clinical Dean and Professor of Medicine, Consultant Endocrinoligst
Dubai Medical College, Dubai Diabetes Center
Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Dr. Dima Abdelmannan, is an Associate Professor and Vice Clinical Dean of Dubai Medical College in Dubai, U.A.E.  Dr. Dima Abdelmannan is also a Consultant Endocrinologist at the Dubai Diabetes Center at Dubai Health Authority. Dr. Abdelmannan has dual boards from both the UK and the USA. In the United States she completed her internal medicine residency training from the Cleveland Clinic Health System and then completed fellowship training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland. She continued to do clinical and Research work at the same institution for several years before returning to Dubai, UAE to hold an academic position.  Her research work is in the fields of pituitary and adrenal diseases as well as diabetes.  She has presented her work at national American meetings and published it in peer-reviewed journals.  Besides being interested in Clinical Endocrinology and Research she has been interested in Medical Education and therefore took this leading role at the medical school in order to improve the standards of medical education in Dubai and the UAE. Dr. Abdelmannan is a scholar of the Harvard Macy Institute of Health professionals as educators and is actively involved in implementing efficient ways in medical pedagogy including simulation and e-learning.

Ebaa Al-Ozairi, MRCP(UK), CCST, FACN
Consultant Endocrinologist and Nutritionist, Chief Medical Officer
Dasman Diabetes Institute
Kuwait, Kuwait


Dr Ebaa Al-Ozairi is the Chief Medical Officer at Dasman Diabetes Institute, a consultant Diabetes, Endocrine and Nutrition and an Assistant Professor at Kuwait University. Dr Al Ozairi has completed her intercalated BMSc (hons) in molecular pathology at Dundee University (UK) and graduated from Aberdeen University (UK) for her medical undergraduate studies. She has received his highness the president award for high school and medical school performance. Ebaa then joined Newcastle University (UK) for her specialist training in Diabetes and Endocrinology and was the first Kuwaiti to complete her CCT in Diabetes and Endocrine. During her postgraduate studies in UK, Dr Al Ozairi was awarded The Fulbright fellowship to Joslin Diabetes Institute, affiliates of Harvard medical school, Boston, USA.


Her research interest includes diabetes education, technology and metabolic surgery. Ebaa has been accredited by the Royal College of physician (UK) as a medical educator, and is an associate practitioner at the UK Higher Education National Academy having completed teaching fellowship. Ebaa has completed her fellowship in obesity and holds the American Board for Physician Nutrition Specialist and is a fellow at the American College of Nutrition. Dr Alozairi has completed her Rabkin Fellowship in medical Education at Harvard Medical school and was phase 3 director, medical

Graham McMahon, MD, FACE
President and CEO, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, Adjunct Professor
Northwestern University
Illinois, United States of America


Graham T. McMahon M.D. M.M.Sc. is the President and CEO at the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education based in Chicago. Previously he was an Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Program Director for the fellowship program in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston where he completed his postgraduate training. Dr. McMahon received his medical education at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, a master’s degree in clinical research from Harvard Medical School, and his doctorate in education from the National University of Ireland. He was the editor for medical education at the New England Journal of Medicine for more than 10 years. He has received local and national awards for his teaching and his work in medical education and diabetes research. His work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Diabetes Care, the Archives of Internal Medicine, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Medical Education.

Hossein Gharib, MD, MACP, MACE
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America


Hossein Gharib, a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, completed internal medicine residency and fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at the Mayo Clinic, where he is currently Professor of Medicine.


Dr Gharib is an international authority on thyroid disorders, having published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and lectured at more than 350 national & international endocrine events. He has received many honors & awards, including the prestigious Paul Starr Award of the American Thyroid Association and the Distinguished Physician Award of the Endocrine Society. He is a Master of both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Endocrinology, and received an honorary doctorate degree from “Carol Davila” University of Medicine & Pharmacy in Romania in 2015. He is a Past President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American College of Endocrinology, and the American Thyroid Association. His citation index is >8700 and H-index 49.

Nasreen Alsayed, MD, FACP
Medical Director, Endocrinologist & Lipidologist
Gulf Diabetes Center
Manama, Bahrain


Dr. Nasreen Al-Sayed graduated from Arabian Gulf University, college of Medicine in Bahrain. She is American Board Certified. She completed her residency training in Internal medicine at Sinai-Grace Hospital, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA and Fellowship training in Endocrinology and Diabetes at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, and USA. Dr. Al-Sayed is also American Board Certified in Clinical Lipidology and is the first physician to have board certification in lipids in Middle East. Dr. Al-Sayed is a fellow of American College of Physicians. She is a member of many Diabetes and Endocrine Associations such as the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, The American College of Physicians, The National Lipid Association and has several research publications.

Dr. Al-Sayed has a special interest in clinical diabetes, thyroid disorders, parathyroid disorders, osteoporosis, pituitary disorders, adrenal disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome and hirsutism. She is first physician in Middle East with experience in treating resistant cases of hyperparathyroidism with parathyroid hormone. She has also teaching experience and served as an Assistant Professor at Arabian Gulf University, College of Medicine & Medical Sciences.

Shehzad Basaria, MD, MBBS
Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Director
Section of Men’s Health, Aging and Metabolism
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts, United States of America


Dr. Shehzad Basaria is an expert in the field of Andrology who has joined the Section of Endocrinology at BUMC as the Clinical Director of Androgen Clinical Research Unit (ACRU). Dr. Basaria’s primary role is the promotion of clinical research at ACRU. Dr. Basaria has research funding from the National Institute on Aging and from Industry and conducts his own research in the field of Endocrine Oncology (evaluating endocrine complications of castration in men with prostate cancer) and Endocrinology of Aging (testosterone replacement in elderly men). He is also evaluating the role of testosterone replacement in men with opioid-induced hypogonadism.


In addition to his own research, Dr. Basaria supervises and directs all of the clinical research that takes place within ACRU. Dr. Basaria currently oversees 7 clinical trials at ACRU that focus on the role of testosterone on physical function, sexual dysfunction, atherosclerosis, pain perception and quality of life in men and women.

Yosra Moria, MD
Consultant Endocrinologist
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Consultant Endocrinologist with main interest in Pituitary disease, completed my Internal Medicine Residency and Endocrinology fellowship raining in Case Western Reserve University, University hospitals, Cleveland, USA. Had received many research awards. Joining King Faisal hospital and research center in Riyadh as faculty staff in August 2018.