Head of Organizing Committee
President of EMINS
Consultant Neurology, Rashid Hospital
Professor, Dubai Medical College
Prof. Suhail Abdullah Alrukn
Dr. Alrukn received his degree in medicine from UAE university. He underwent his neurology residency at the University of McGill, and subsequently obtain the neurology certification from the Royal Collage of Physicians & Surgeon (Canada). He then completed a fellowship in
Cerebrovascular disease and Stroke at Montreal General Hospital, Canada. he currently serves as a head of Stroke Center at Rashid Hospital, Dubai.
Dr. Alrukn’ s field of interest are principally directed towards the acute stroke management, stroke unit establishing and post stroke rehabilitation. He established the 1st certified stroke unit in UAE. Dr. Al rukn is a local and international speakers in stroke field, and had many publications in this area. Currently he is the President of MENA Stroke Organization.
In 2019, Dr. Alrukn became the President of World Congress of Neurology, and is the currently the President of Emirates Neurology Society.
Dr. Alrukn is the Founder and the chairman of the Neurology Residency Program in Dubai, since 2013. Also, he is the Chairman of the Dubai Scientific & Research Ethical Committee.
Dr. Alrukn has an interest in Headache management & Movement disorders, and he is running the movement disorder clinic at Rashid hospital. He currently sits on the executive boards of various scientific associations, steering committee and advisory boards, mainly in stroke & headache.
Professor of Neurology
Rashid Hospital, Dubai, UAE
Prof. Jihad Inshasi
Dr. Terruzzi is currently the Head of Neurology Department at Mediclinic City Hospital, and Clinical Lead and Head of Mediclinic Comprehensive Stroke Center at City Hospital, in Dubai (UAE).
Dr. Terruzzi graduated from, and underwent Specialist training in Neurology, at the University of Medicine and Surgery of MilanoBicocca in Italy, where he also obtained a 2nd level Master Degree in Cerebrovascular Diseases.
He was working at the Neuroscience Department of Manzoni Hospital as a Stroke Neurologist, where he was the former Director of the Headache Center, before moving to Dubai in 2017 as Consultant Neurologist.
He is also a well trained Neuro-sonologist, expert in ultrasound doppler investigation of the carotid and vertebral arteries and transcranial eco-colour doppler.
Since 2019 he collaborates with the Mohamed Bin Rashid University as Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor. Dr. Terruzzi’s primary interests are the diagnosis and treatment of headaches and cerebrovascular disorders.
Saudi German Hospital Dubai
Dr. Youssry Salah Shafiq
Dr. Youssry Salah is a specialist neurologist based at Saudi German Hospital in Dubai. He has over 10 years of experience in neurology and holds an MRCP SCE and a master’s degree in the field. His areas of interest are Headache (including migraine, tension, cluster), Demyelinating CNS disorders, Neuromuscular disorders (including neuropathy and muscle disorders), Stroke, Epilepsy, Seizures, Dizziness and Vertigo, Abnormal movement disorders (Parkinson’s disease, tremor, etc.), Dementia, Critical neurology cases, Botox injection for chronic migraine and spasticity, and Neck and low back pain medical and conservative management).
Dr. Salah earned his master’s degree in neurology from Ain Shams University. He went on to gain his MRCP SCE in Neurology.
He is a current member of the American Academy of Neurology, the European academy of neurology and the Emirates Neurology Society
Al Zahra Hospital
Dr. Mona Thakre
Dr. Mona Thakre is a well experienced Neurologist with more than 20 years of experience to her credit in UAE and India. She had her basic MBBS and MD in medicine from Nagpur University, India and DM and DNB in Neurology from Bombay Hospital, Mumbai University, India.
She has completed her Speciality Certificate in Neurology from Royal college of Physicians (UK) and is a Fellow of American Academy of Neurology(FAAN).
She has worked in Government hospital Rashid hospital as Senior Specialist for 10years and since last 7 years as Consultant and Head of Neuroscience department at Al Zahra Hospital which is a tertiary care hospital in Dubai.
She is the elected Board member of Emirates Neurology Society. Her areas of interest: Multiple Sclerosis ,Headache Stroke, Epilepsy and Movement disorders.
She is an active researcher and has numerous presentations in local and international conferences. She has published numerous papers in peer reviewed journals.