Dr. Manaf Al Qahtani

Dr. Manaf Al Qahtani

Chairperson, Organizing Committee Head Section of Microbiology Laboratory Consultant Infectious Diseases and chairperson of Infection Control Program Royal medical services- BDF Hospital Senior lecturer – Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland –Medical University of Bahrain

Director’s Message

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to the International Collaborative Conference in Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases | Bahrain 2015.

It is a privilege and an honor to host this significant collaboration between distinguished experts from The Bahrain Medical Society, The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC), and The Saudi Society for Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (SSMMID), as well as other prominent speakers from around the world.

Your attendance here reflects your genuine interest and commitment to enhancing, and, in some cases, establishing antimicrobial stewardship initiatives at your institutions. During the course of the event you will acquire a better understanding and awareness of  antimicrobial stewardship, and its positive impact on your patients, and societies at large. By listening to leading experts in this field, you will be equipped with tools that I hope will enable you implement successful programs at your hospitals.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I thank you for your participation in this conference and wish you a pleasant stay in Bahrain.


Dr. Manaf Alqahtani MD, MsMM,FACP,FRCPC
Chairperson, Organizing Committee