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Welcome to the following new members who have recently joined G-I-N. This page will be continually updated as new members join.

 

The Endocrine Society

EndocrineThe Endocrine Society is devoted to advancing hormone research, excellence in the clinical practice of endocrinology, broadening understanding of the critical role hormones play in health, and advocating on behalf of the global endocrinology community. As the primary professional home for 18,000 members, including endocrine scientists and clinical practitioners, the Endocrine Society promotes breakthroughs in scientific discovery and medical care through collaboration and bold ideas, including: 

  • Publishing and promoting cutting-edge endocrine science through our peer-reviewed journals and other publications
  • Hosting ENDO, the field's premier meeting, and professional development events for the exchange of clinical and scientific knowledge
  • Creating resources and educational materials to help clinicians and researchers accelerate the pace of scientific discovery and translate the latest science into quality clinical care
  • Serving as a trusted advocate for our members with policymakers and regulators to ensure scientific discovery is appropriately supported and policies benefit healthcare providers and patients
  • Providing networking opportunities, career development services, and leadership to support scientists and clinicians through every stage of their careers
  • Educating the public about hormones and the key role endocrine scientists and clinicians play in achieving optimal public health

 

Renee Mulder

Renée L. Mulder, PhD is a postdoc at the Princess Máxima Centere for Pediatric Oncology, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Since 2008 she has worked in a research group that focuses on evidence-based care and research in childhood cancer. In 2013 she obtained her PhD in late effects after treatment for childhood cancer.

Her work is focussed on on clinical epidemiology, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines. She is one of the founding members and coordinator of the International Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Guideline Harmonisation Group (IGHG; www.ighg.org). She is responsible for the development of the IGHG cancer survivorship guidelines, as well as being a core group member of the PanCare Guidelines Group that coordinates the development and dissemination of survivorship guidelines within Europe (www.pancare.eu).

 

Tiffany Leung

Tiffany Leung

Tiffany I. Leung, MD, MPH, FACP, FAMIA is a U.S.-trained Internal Medicine physician and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences and PhD candidate at the Care and Public Health Research Institute at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Dr. Leung received a BS in Biomedical Engineering, combined MD/MPH, and Internal Medicine residency training at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She also completed an Advanced Fellowship in Medical Informatics at the VA (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University, in Palo Alto, CA, USA. She was formerly Clinical Assistant Professor and primary care telemedicine physician at Stanford University. As an experienced general internist board certified in Clinical Informatics in the U.S., she has a broad base of knowledge in clinical practice, public and population health, and clinical informatics research. She is involved in clinical quality and value-based health care initiatives at Maastricht University Medical Center +, and has a special interest in physician wellness and physician suicide. Dr. Leung is also Chair-Elect of the American College of Physicians' Council of Early Career Physicians. She speaks Dutch and is currently seeking a medical license in The Netherlands. Dr. Leung can be contacted at t.leung@maastrichtuniversity.nl or through her LinkedIn profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/tiffany-leung-bb993a6a.

 

Khawater Bahkali

Khawater Bahkali

Khawater is an infectious diseases epidemiologist, has been working professionally since 2008. As an infectious diseases epidemiologist, her goals include gaining a high level of knowledge to raise the epidemiological standards in Saudi Arabia and to apply an outstanding application of this knowledge to improve health and prevent infection. In addition to her primary job functions, Khawater has been recognised by the evidence based medicine and knowledge translation research chair, for her extraordinary commitment to systematic reviews conduction.

Khawater has worked in the infection control department in King Khalid university hospital for 6 years after getting a diploma in field epidemiology from King Saud university. As a seasoned hospital epidemiologist, she was passionate about advancing healthcare associated infections surveillance system and outbreak investigations and she was able to renovate and upgrade the healthcare-associated infections-surveillance system in the hospital to high international standards. In addition, she was also a part of the quality team in the hospital that has added to her skills in multidisciplinary teamwork and forming, implementing and evaluating best practice policies and guidelines.

In 2015, she obtained a MSc in infectious diseases epidemiology from Imperial college London. Then she worked as a co-coordinator for the Field epidemiology diploma. Driven by a mission to ensure the course achieves the prerequisite quality outcomes as required by the University and Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, she shared in determining course learning outcomes and planning and assisting in making the required changes in course content.

Since 2015, she became interested in infectious diseases mathematical modelling and applying this for infection dynamics prediction. Recently, she joined the reporting and surveillance department at the national centre for disease prevention and control (NCDC) in Saudi Arabia, where she continues applying epidemiology for people wellbeing.

 

National Blood Authority

National Blood Authority

The National Blood Authority (NBA) is a statutory agency within the Australian Government Health portfolio that manages and coordinates arrangements for the supply of blood and blood products and services on behalf of the Australian Government and state and territory governments.

The NBA has funded and managed the development of a series of evidence-based Patient Blood Management (PBM) Guidelines, comprising six modules that focus on evidence-based PBM. Each module has been written for clinicians treating specific patient groups including Critical Bleeding/Massive Transfusion (2011), Perioperative (2012), Medical (2012), Critical Care (2012), Obstetrics and Maternity (2015) and Neonatal and Paediatrics (2016).

The NBA has commenced a review of the PBM Guidelines and is conducting research and analysis of methodologies for updating clinical practice guidelines.

 

Dr. Yasser Sami Abdel Dayem Amer - MBBCh, MPed, MHI, CPHQ, FISQua

Yasser Sami Amer

Yasser Sami Amer is a pediatrician, clinical practice guidelines (CPG) methodologist, quality professional, health informaticist, and researcher. He has been an active member of G-I-N and its working groups since 2009; including Adaptation (steering group since 2013), Implementation, Performance Measures and LMIC. He contributed to the CPGs Adaptation Program at King Saud University and its Medical City as a coordinator and expert methodologist for the Quality Management Department, CPG steering committee, CPG departmental committees, and Research Chair for Evidence-Based Health Care and Knowledge Translation since 2012. He worked actively in more than 50 CPG adaptation and implementation projects including the capacity building and methodological support for the clinical and academic staff. Additionally, a member of Physician CPOE Build Team during implementation of the Electronic Health Record System (eSiHi) and helped in the automation of CPGs into the system as CPOE with order sets and CDS.

He completed his residency training as a pediatrician before he joined the EBHC movement in 2008 as co-founder and former general coordinator for the Alexandria Center for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines at Alexandria University in Alexandria, Egypt where he contributed to several CPG adaptation projects as a part of a healthcare quality improvement and post-graduate medical education initiative. He has collaborative experiences in EB-CPG projects in different countries in the Eastern Mediterranean region (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Bahrain). He was recently appointed as a member of the advisory subcommittee, National Committee for CPGs in Egypt.

Research interests include EBHC, knowledge translation, CPG adaptation and implementation, Pediatrics and child health, healthcare informatics, healthcare reform, systematic reviews, and other evidence syntheses. He is looking forward to continue engaging with G-I-N and taking advantage of its collaborative, educational, and networking opportunities.

Yasser was the lead author in two formal CPG adaptation methodologies; the Alexandria ‘Adapted ADAPTE’ and the ‘KSU Modified ADAPTE’.

  • Amer YS, Elzalabany MM, Omar TI, Ibrahim AG and Dowidar NL. (2015), The ‘Adapted ADAPTE’: an approach to improve utilization of the ADAPTE guideline adaptation resource toolkit in the Alexandria Center for Evidence‐Based Clinical Practice Guidelines. J Eval Clin Pract, 21: 1095-1106. doi:10.1111/jep.12479
  • Amer YS, Wahabi HA, Abou Elkheir MM, et al. Adapting evidence‐based clinical practice guidelines at university teaching hospitals: A model for the Eastern Mediterranean Region. J Eval Clin Pract. 2018; 1– 11. https://doi.org/10.1111/jep.12927

 

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)

SCAI

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) is 5,000-member professional organisation representing invasive and interventional cardiologists in approximately 75 nations.

SCAI’s mission is to promote excellence in invasive and interventional cardiovascular medicine through physician education and representation, and advancement of quality standards. Since 1996, SCAI has produced and endorsed clinical guidance documents and guidelines to help practicing clinicians optimise patient care.

For more information about SCAI, visit www.scai.org and www.secondscount.org. Follow @SCAI on Twitter for the latest heart health news.

 

 

Page last updated: Jul 26, 2019
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