Towards a New Generation of Engaged Universities:
The Need to Act, Adapt and Transform

16th – 18thApril, 2024 | Kempinski Central Avenue (Formerly the Address Dubai Mall), Dubai, UAE

Prof. Hossam Hamdy

Prof. Hossam Hamdy is Professor of Surgery and Medical Education. An internationally known medical educator and active Pediatric Surgeon. A scholar, professional, and leader in higher education in the Middle East and renowned internationally. He has established, contributed, and led several Medical Colleges, Suez Canal University, Egypt, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain, and Gulf Medical University, UAE. He has served in different senior academic and administrative positions as Chancellor, Gulf Medical University, Vice Chancellor Medical & Health Science Colleges, Sharjah University, Director of the Institute of Leadership in Higher Education, Sharjah University, Advisor to the President of Medical Education, Qatar University and Dean College of Medicine, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain. He has served as WHO Temporary Advisor ‘Consultant’ in Medical Education.

He is active in medical education research and has published many studies in medical education and surgery and has introduced several innovations and best practices in Medical Education. He is a member of several editorial Board Journals in Medical Education (Medical Teacher, Medical Educator, Korean Journal of Medical Education, etc.) He is a member of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Assessors team.

His work and contribution to Medicine and Medical Education over more than 40 years has been acknowledged and has won him many awards: The Sheikh Khalifa Award for Higher Education for “Distinguished Professor in Teaching”, led the College of Medicine, Arabian Gulf University to win the “Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award” for Best Medical College in the Arab world, “Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England “By Election”, and “Fellow of the Royal College of Physician of England”. He was awarded the honorary Fellow of Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) in 2021.

Prof. Hossam Hamdy was decorated by the Republic of France with the prestigious decoration as “Chevalier Dans L’ordre Des Palmes Academiques”  “Knight of the Order of Academic Palms” in 2011 and was awarded the Health Workers Recognition Award: Health Professionals Education by the WHO Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean in 2021 for his achievements in Medical Education.