The Arab Countries Infection Control Network
Connecting Professionals - Bridging Borders - Protecting Public
AcicN is a member-based network supervised by the Corporate Advisory Board (CAB), this board is composed of experts and advisors who are knowledgeable, prominent, and credible members in the field of infection prevention and control or a profession that relates to infection prevention.
Hanan Balkhy, MD, FAAP
Executive Director, Infection Prevention and Control and WHO Collaborating Centre at the Ministry of National Guard.
Editor-in-Chief:Journal of Infection and Public Health
Director of the GCC Centre for Infection Control.
Chairman of Infectious Disease unit at King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre
Associate Professor of King Saud bin Abdualziz University for Health Science
Didier Pittet, MD, MS, CBE
Director of the Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.
Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medecine, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Lead of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Patient Safety Challenge "Clean Care is Safer Care
Souha Kanj, MD, FACP, FIDSA.
Professor of Medicine Head, Division of Infectious Diseases.
Chairperson, Infection Control Program American University of Beirut Medical Center
Consulting Professor Duke University Medical Center- Durham, NC
Ossama Rasslan, MD,Ph.D
Professor of Med Microbiology & Infection Control, Ain Shams University (ASU), Egypt
Dean, Arab Institute for Continuing Professional Development (AICPD)
President, Egyptian Society for Infection Control ( APIC/EGYPT chapter )
Director, Eastern Mediterranean Regional Network for Infection Control (EMRNIC)
Chair, North Africa Region; Infection Control African Network (ICAN)
Head, Infectious Diseases Research & Infection Control Unit, ASU, Egypt
Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH
Chief of Medicine, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
George Dock Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Senior Associate Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Councilor, AOA Chapter, University of Michigan
Najwa Khuri-Bulos, MD
Dean of Academic Research, Jordan University
Professor and Division Department of Pediatrics and Division of Infectious Diseases Jordan University Hospital Amman, Jordan
Adjunct Professor, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
Hail M. Al-Abdely, MD
General Director of the General Directorate of Infection Prevention and Control, MoH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Consultant Infectious Diseases, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, KSA
Professor of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, KSA
Jacques E Mokhbat, MD
Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for the Graduate Medical Education at the Lebanese American University- LAU.
Senior ID consultant and Chief Clinical Microbiology- Rizk hospital
Najiba M Abdulrazzaq, FRCP, MRCP, MB. Bch. BAO
Head of Medical Department
Al Baraha Hospital
Head of Infection Prevention and Control Central Committee- Ministry of Health & Prevention- Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Seif Salem Al Abri, MD DTM&H MSc, PGC
Senior Consultant Infectious Diseases, Royal Hospital.
Director General of Disease Surveillance and Control, MoH Oman.
Andreas Voss, MD
Professor of Infection Control, Clinical Microbiologist
Editor-in-Chief- Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control Bestuurslid- Dutch Society for Medical Microbiology Co-organizer and co-founder- International Consortium for Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC)
Wadha A Alfouzan, MD, MBBS, MSc, FR.
Consultant Clinical Microbiologist
Head of Laboratory Medicine- Farwania Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait
Member of Kuwait Clinical Microbiology Board-KIMS, Kuwait
Assistant Professor of Clinical Microbiology Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University
Chief Quality Officer
Senior Cardiovascular Consultant Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Abu Dhabi, UAE
Major Dr. Suaad Al Jaberi
ID Specialist, Epidemiologist, Microbiologist,
Head of Infection Prevention & Control Section - Abu Dhabi Police- UAE
Adnan Alatoom, MD, PhD, ABMM, FCAP
Consultant physician | Head, Clinical Microbiology Section
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute|Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Lyssette Cardona MD. FACP, FIDSA
Chief, Occupational Health Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Manaf M Alqahtani, MD, MB-BchBAO,MMM, FACP, FRCPC
Associate Professor of Medicine- RCSI- MUB
Vice President , Bahrain Medical Society
Consultant, ID&IM- Medical department
Clinical Microbiologist and Head of Microbiology Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Department BDF Hospital- Royal Medical services
Maha Talaat, MD, MPHT
Head, Infection Control Unit
Deputy Director for Disease Prevention, Global Disease Detection, US Naval Medical Research Unit. Cairo, Egypt.
Ahmad Nusair, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Consultant, Infectious Diseases
Chair, Infection Control Committee Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Abeer Moh’d Ali Khallaf, BSN, MSN, CIC.
Manager Infection Control Program - Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
President of APIC chapter UAE
Chair of Special interest group SEHA Infection preventionists UAE
Shafi Mohammed, RN, MPH
Director, Infection Control
Quality and Patient Safety Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Aiman El-Saed Ramadan, MD, PhD, MPH, MSc, MACE
Advisor, Health Surveillance, Infection Prevention & Control Department, KAMC, Riyadh
Asst Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, CPHHI, KSAU-HS
Rabee S.A Adwan MD
Infectious Diseases Specialist
Head of ID Unit and ICC at Al Makassed Charitable Islamic Hospital.
Head of ICC Alistishari Hospital. Technical Advisor with USAID-ASSIST Project In Palestine
Aziz A. Chentoufi, PhD. D(ABMLI)
Professor Immunology Clinical Immunology/HLA Laboratory ; National Reference Laboratory
Special Adviser to the President Mohamed VI University of Health Sciences Casablanca. Morocco.
Maria Virginia Villegas MD,ID,M.Sc.