Keynote Speakers

Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, MD

Executive Vice President

Chair, Department of Global Pediatric Medicine

Director, St. Jude Global

Co-Associate Director, Outreach, Comprehensive Cancer Center

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


Dipesh Odedra, MD

Director of Postgraduate Dental & Medical Education

Associate Medical Director at Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Consultant, Anesthesia

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

United Kingdom

Etienne Brain, MD, PhD

Medical Oncologist

Institut Curie (Paris & Saint-Cloud)


Ghassan Abou-alfa, MD

Professor of Medical Oncology

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Weill Medical College at Cornell University

New York, USA

Girish Kulkarni, MD, PHD, FRCSC

Urologic Surgeon, Department of Surgical Oncology

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

University of Toronto


Prof. Hikmat Abdel-Razeq, MD

Consultant, Medical Oncology

Chief Medical Officer

Professor and Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine

King Hussein Cancer Center


Dr. Keith Stewart

Director, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Vice President, Cancer and Director of the Princess Margaret Cancer Program, UHN

Regional Vice President, Ontario Health, (Cancer Care Ontario)


Mary Gospodarowicz, MD, FRCPC, FRCR (Hon)

Professor, Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. University Health Network


Prof. Dr. Peter Lichter

Deputy Managing Director, NCT Heidelberg

Head of Division, Molecular Genetics

German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)


Shahla Masood, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville

Medical Director, UF Health Jacksonville Breast Center

Medical Director, UF Health Jacksonville Laboratories

UF Health Jacksonville


Mohamed Khrfan-Dabaja, MD

Professor of Medicine Vice-chair, Hematology

Director, Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapies

Director, Inpatient Hematology Unit Medical

Director, Cancer Research Office (Mayo Clinic Florida Campus)


Yacoub Yousef, MD

Consultant, Ocular Oncology

King Hussein Cancer Center


Scientific Committee

Ali Hajeer, MD, PhD

Deputy Chairman, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, MNGHA

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Amer Zeidan, MBBS

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine (Hematology)

Assistant director, Clinical Trials Office;

Director, Early Therapeutics Research, Hematology; Leader, Disease Aligned Research Team (DART) for Leukemias and Myeloid Malignancies

Yale Cancer Center


Danielle Rodin, MD, MPH, FRCPC

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

University of Toronto


Eyas M. Hattab, MD, MBA

AJ Miller Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Louisville


Navid Madani, PhD

SHE Center – Founding Director

Lead Scientist, Department of Cancer Immunology and Virology Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School


Scott Howard, MD, MSc

Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology

Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (

CEO, Resonance (