The 6th Saudi Scientific Symposium Program

In acknowledgement of the effect that COVID-19 had on our lives, we will be taking the symposium online this year.

Symposium Program






Opening Ceremony
Welcoming Remarks
Speech of the Saudi Ambassador to  Australia
Chargé d’Affairs of the  Cultural Attaché in Australia Speech


Presentation Discussion Panels (Parallel Sessions)


Closing Keynote
Plenary Speaker (the vice president  of SSC Sydney)
Remarks of the symposium scientific  committee chair
Remarks of the symposium media and  design committee
Closing Remarks

Dr. Albaraa  Mojadadi - Symposium Chair 
H.E. Mr.Mesaad Ibrahim Al-Sulaim 
H.E. Dr. Melfi bin Mubarak Al-Dosari 
Dr. Nebras Abu Alhamayel & Dr. Bassem Kurdi 

Mr. Tirad Binobud 
Dr. Hamid Bokhary 
Ms. Hayfa Almabrouk 
Dr. Albaraa Mojadadi 


Medical & Health Sciences


IT and Engineering


Humanities and Applied Sciences



Registration and Attendance


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Nebras Abu Alhamayel
Nebras is a Physician who holds a Doctoral and Masters degree in Public health with a sub-speciality in Quality of Care and Patient Safety from Johns Hopkins in the US.She’s an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, a researcher, and Associate Faculty at the Department ofHealth Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins in the US. She is currently working as a Model of Care Specialist at the Health Holding Company Project.

Dr. Bassem Kurdi
Dr. Bassem is a practicing pediatric pulmonology consultant with advanced training and experience in healthcare management, health economics and value-based healthcare.He graduated from King Abdulaziz University Faculty of Medicine, earned an MPH in Healthcare Leadership and Management from Johns Hopkins University. Completed his residency and fellowship training at George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University, respectively. He’s also an academic physician and an assistant professor of pediatrics at King Abdulaziz University. He also serves as a consultant to the Vision Realization Office of the Ministry of Health.


Judging Panel

Dr. Abrar Mujaddadi
Dr. Mujaddadi is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Translation at the Department of European Languages and Literature, King Abdulaziz University (KAU) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Her research interests fall within Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), language and media, audio visual translation, sociolinguistics, among others. She has a PhD degree from theUniversity of Liverpool, and her thesis investigated the subtitling of racial slurs from English to Arabic from a Critical Discourse Analysis perspective.

Dr. Fabio Franch
Dr. Franch received his doctorate from West Virginia University. He taught for WestVirginia University, Ashford University and University of Maryland UniversityCollege. He has since moved into the world of central banking and has worked for the European Central Bank and the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Dr.Haifa Abdulaziz Alzahrani

General Paediatrics Consultant, Clinical Biochemical Geneticist/ Metabolic consultant at King Abdulaziz Medical City - National Guard Heath Affairs, Jeddah. She got her medical degree from King Abdulaziz University, Holder of Saudi Board inPaediatrics from National Guard Health affairs (NGHA), Jeddah. She completed her clinical fellowship in clinical Biochemical Genetics end of 2020 at theUniversity of British Columbia, BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada. She is a member of the Canadian Colleague of Medical Genetics (CCMG) and SaudiSociety of Medical Genetics. She is a member of the National Newborn screening committee and mortality & morbidity committee at NGHA.

Dr. Roaa Jalaluddin Awleyakhan

General Paediatric consultant at King Abdulaziz University Hospital
Certified Paediatric Saudi board. Member of the quality and accreditation team in King Abdulaziz University Hospital

Dr. Nada Noaman

Dr. Noaman is a Cardiac anaesthesia consultant at King Abdulaziz University Hospital. She was chosen as resident of the year during her training in 2014 and won the first place in the first simulation war held in Saudi simulation conference in 2015. Chosen as the residents and fellows representative in the anaesthesia postgraduate curriculum development. Several charities work as Cardiac Anaesthesiologist with theLittle Hearts project that provides free life-saving cardiac surgery and interventional cardiac catheterization for children with Congenital HeartDefects outside the kingdom.

Professor Ahmed Mohamed Eltohamy

Ahmed joined Umm Alqura University for ten years till now as an Associate Professor of GeotechnicalEngineering after 15 years experience in teaching and research in a number of Egyptian Universities.  Prior to joining academic and research life he worked in industry for five years in construction and repair of structures. He has a wide teaching experience in the field of Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering and Problematic soil.

His research interests fall into three main areas:
  - Soil Stabilization
   - Geotermal renewable energy applications
   - Deep foundations

Dr. Hamed Alqhatani

Dr. Hamed is an assistant professor at King Khalid University, Faculty of Computer Science, Saudi Arabia. He holds a bachelor’s in information systems from King Khalid University and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, USA. Also, he holds another master which is a Master ofResearch in Human Computer Interaction especially (Augmented Reality in Smart cities) from Macquarie University, Australia. His research expertise lies in Human-Centered Computing. He also has worked as a researcher in IOT, DataScience, Deep Learning. He is a member of a VISOR group at MacquarieUniversity. He has a PhD in Cyber psychology and Human Factors in Cybersecurity.He is an active researcher with more than 15 refereed papers in the last 3 years working on Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Augmented Reality, machine learning and cybersecurity.

Dr. Sumayh Aljameel

Dr. Aljameel is an assistant professor in Computer Science Department in the College of Computer Science andInformation Technology, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. She gained a BSc Degree in Computer Science fromKing Faisal University in 2004, a master’s degree in Software Engineering in 2012, and PhD in the field of Artificial Intelligence from the Manchester Metropolitan University in 2019. Her main research interests include Natural Language Processing, Text Mining, Conversation Agent, and Software Engineering.

Dr. Albandari Alsumayt

Dr. Alsumayt is an assistant professor in specialised in computer security and networks at the College of Computer Science and Information Technology, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. She Holds a Master of Science degree from theUniversity of Manchester, UK (2012) and a PhD from Nottingham Trent University (2017).


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