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November Receptions in Dubai & Bahrain

23 November 2017

November saw RCSI host two global receptions in Dubai and Bahrain, each welcoming alumni and surgeons from RCSI's Dublin, Dubai and Bahrain campuses.

November saw RCSI host two global receptions in Dubai and Bahrain, each welcoming alumni and surgeons from RCSI's Dublin, Dubai and Bahrain campuses.

At the first reception, in Dubai, Aíne Gibbons, Director of Development - Alumni Relations, Fellows & Members, unveiled the inaugural two alumni portraits that will be hung on the new ‘Inspiring Excellence' wall in the RCSI Dubai head office.

Selected in recognition of the difference they are making in healthcare across the UAE, these first two honourees are Dr Mohammad Al Redha (RCSI Dublin, Medicine, 2003 & RCSI Dubai MSc, 2007) and Sheikha Dr Alia Humaid Al Qassimi (RCSI Dubai MSc, 2008). Find out more about these two honourees here.

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Following Dubai, the second reception, in Bahrain, hosted by the Presidents of RCSI and RCSI Bahrain, Professors John Hyland and Sameer Otoom, welcomed alumni and surgeons to the RCSI Bahrain campus for its student Research Day and a standalone reception.

Despite the "Irish" wet weather, the atmosphere was warm and abuzz with the exciting research taking place by students and Faculty.

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Inspiring Excellence Honourees

Dr Mohammad Al Redha, RCSI, Medicine, 2003 & RCSI Dubai, MSc, 2007

Dr Mohammad Al Redha is the Director of The Executive Office for Organizational Transformation in Dubai Health Authority. His team is mandated to execute the DHA 2021 Strategy which includes 15 strategic programs and 97 healthcare initiatives across the entire Dubai healthcare spectrum.

His passion for technology implementation in healthcare drove him to complete a research fellowship in clinical informatics at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. He is a member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Programme for Leadership Development - Young Leaders.

Sheikha Dr Alia Humaid Al Qassimi, RCSI Dubai, MSc, 2008

Sheikha Dr Alia Humaid AlQassimi MBBcH, Msc HCM, CCIO is an Obstetric & Gynaecologist, specialising in Aesthetic & Functional Gynaecology. She is also a Social Development Expert for the Community Development Authority of the Dubai Government.

Dr Al Qassimi was named Inspirational Woman of the Year at the Arab Woman Awards 2016. She also received the Woman Leader Award in the Community Development Excellence category at the 19th Global Women Leaders' Conference in Dubai, in conjunction with International Women's Day in March 2017.