Dr Samer Ellaham Chairman of Medical Education at the Middle East Medical Portal

The Middle East Medical Portal (MEMP) is for healthcare professionals in the Middle East who want to continually improve their medical skills & knowledge and improve patients’ lives. MEMP offers a variety of online medical education learning options for physicians and surgeons including CME. Nurse education is coming soon. MEMP also leads critical initiatives such as the Middle East Metabolic Syndrome Society (MEMSS) which addresses the number one health crisis of the region.

Dr Samer Ellahham, MD, CPHQ, EFQM, FACMQ, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FCCP – Chairman of Medical Education at the Middle East Medical Portal and President of MEMSS. 

Telehealth: The Elite Masterclass Series

20th March 2021 at 2-6 PM Gulf Standard Time

This Telehealth Masterclass will be recorded, transcribed, and published as a white paper. CME points are in process.


It is FREE to attend this Telehealth Masterclass. Register your interest to attend / to receive a video copy afterward.


14:00 – 14:15

Opening and Introduction

Chairman, Dr Samer EllahhamMD, CPHQ, EFQM, FACMQ, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FCCP.

14:15 – 14:45

Telehealth and Coronavirus: Impact on Each Other and Opportunity to Surmount Machiavellian Forces

Presentation by Dr Amar Gupta, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

14:50 – 15:20

How to build a Successful Telemedicine Program and Generate Revenue

Presentation by Professor Elizabeth A. Krupinski, Ph.D., FSPIE, FSIIM, FATA, FAIMBE,  Associate Director of Evaluation for the Arizona Telemedicine Program and co-Director of the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center. Co-Editor of the Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare and on the Editorial Board of the Telemedicine & E-Health Journal. Dr. Krupinski is Professor and Vice-Chair for Research at Emory University in the Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences.

15:30 – 16:30

Patient Safety, Regulations and Cyber Security.

Panel Session led by Chairman,  Professor Jefferson G Fernandes, MD, MSc, Ph.D., MBA. Dr Fernandes is Vice President of the Brazilian Association of Telemedicine and Telehealth. He is also the coordinator of the Telemedicine Education Program, Medical Association of São Paulo, Brazil.


  1. Professor Supten. N. Sarbadhikari, MBBS, PhD. Professor of Health Informatics. Expert Roster for Digital Health at the World Health Organisation.
  2. Professor Corrado Giustozzi, CISM, CRISC, C-CISO, Director at the Italian association of information security professionals (Clusit). Former senior cybersecurity expert at Agency for Digital Italy and member of the Advisory Group at the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA).
  3. Professor Kristian Kidholm, Leader in European Telemedicine. Professor and Head of research at Center for Innovative Medical Technologies at Odense University Hospital and University of Southern Denmark
  4. Andrew Phillips, Chief Operating Officer at University of Wollongong in Dubai, former director of Daman health insurance.

16:30 – 17:30

Telemedicine: Leveraging Mhealth, Wearable Mtech and Virtual Healthcare Centres. 

Panel session led by Chairman, Professor Sergio Pillon, MD, Ph.D., Co-Author of Italian National Telemedicine Guidelines (Ministry of Health) and Chilean Telemedicine and Telehealth Guidelines. Expert of Italian National Health Institute, ISS, TISP Center, Medical Director of CIRM, centro internazionale Radio Medico.

Panel members

  1. Dr. Oren Mechanic. Director of Telehealth, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (HMFP) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).
  2. Professor Tamer Emara, Director of Ain Shams Virtual Hospital, Professor of Neurology.
  3. Dr. Fahad Algahtani,  CEO and Dean of the College Public Health and Health Informatics, University of Hail

17:30 – 18:00

Questions and answers to the chairs and panel members

Led by the Chairman, Dr Samer Ellahham, MD, CPHQ, EFQM, FACMQ, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FCCP



GOLD SPONSOR – Available



Telehealth and Medicine Today (Sponsoring the Medical Education Conference)