Local Speakers

Dr Ghassan Abdoh

Dr Ghassan Abdoh is aSeniorConsultant Pediatrics - Neonatologist and Head of the Newborn Screening Unit at (WWRC) Women Wellness and Research Center- Hamad medical Corporation in in Doha-Qatar.

 Dr. Ghassan got his training and qualification certificate of postgraduate medical study in neonatal screening for metabolic and endocrine diseases from The University Children Hospital in Heidelberg - Germany (UCH). He participated in the planning, implementation and maintenance of the Qatari National Neonatal Screening Program in collaboration with The Newborn Screening and Metabolic Center in The University Children Hospital- Heidelberg- Germany. The program was granted the HMC Stars of Excellence Award in 2010.

Dr Ghassan is a member of Qatar National Screening Programs Committee (QNSPC).

He is a founder member of Middle East Metabolic Group (MEMG) and member of many international societies in newborn screening like International Society for Neonatal Screening (ISNS) and and The Society for Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (SSIEM).

He organized and held lectures in many local, regional and international scientific meetings in neonatal medicine and newborn screening in many countries all over the world.

 He has published several papers and first authored a handbook on newborn screening. His main interests are in planning and implementation of newborn screening programs and also in Homocystinurea and re-methylation disorders.