The Iraqi Medical Association UK is pleased to announce the new National Executive Committee who were democratically appointed at the Annual General Meeting: Saturday 31sy May 2014.
The committee will be running the association for the next two years.
National Executive Commitee 2014-2016
President: DR FERIAL AHMAD
I am a consultant microbiologist since 1980, at Ealing Hospital. I am one of the IMA Founders, being involved with it from the beginning. I have helped a large number of doctors & scientists, by giving them advice & direction. I have arranged clinical attachments to a large number of doctors in different specialties in the UK. For many years I acted as an external examiner for 6th year medical schools in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Currently I am part of pathology group (ICILG) with the Royal college of Pathologists (RCPath), trying to improve the level of pathology in Iraq, and to introduce the part one Exam of the RCPath in Erbil, then baghdad. Also with other colleagues we held many charity Bazars & events like dinners to raise money for Iraqi orphans & schools.
Vice President: MR ALI KUBBA
Ali Kubba MB ChB FRCOG FFSRH is Lead Consultant Gynecologist in the colposcopy unit and the community reproductive healthcare Unit- Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. He is Honorary Senior Lecturer at Kings College, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, London, UK. Ali Kubba is Honorary Professor at Basra School of Medicine, Iraq. He is the immediate past chair of the Intercollegiate Iraq Liaison Group. Ali was a member of the IMA NEC in the 1990s. He was the founder chair of the RCOG Iraq Liaison Group 2004-2008. Ali Kubba is an Executive member of the International Forum of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the Chairman of the International Affairs Committee of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Dr Kubba has published many research and review papers, and lectures widely in the UK, Europe, and internationally. His main interests are cervical screening, colposcopy, HPV, contraceptive technology, menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and medical gynaecology. He has published 6 books the latest being the Oxford Handbook of Women’s Health Nursing .
As Vice President, I will work to support the NEC and membership to bring together all Iraqi Healthcare expertise to best serve those in the motherland and the Diaspora.
Secretary: DR ISSRAH JAWAD
I’m a junior doctor working in London about to start my obstetrics and gynaecology specialist training.
The Iraqi medical community in the UK has evolved into a diverse spectrum of professionals with widespread interests and influence. I relish the opportunity to be a part of an organisation that brings together these people without the influence of politics and religion whilst helping them forge productive links with Iraq.
I feel very privileged to hold the position of secretary in the national executive committee for the next two years. I plan to help consolidate and standardise the admin side of the IMA to allow consistency throughout the organisation. I also hope to work closely with our members to make the IMA more transparent and ensure we are aligned with what they need from us.
As well as supporting the president, I aim to ensure that the IMA is compliant with all the required documentation in the process of registering as a charity. Most importantly I look forward to meeting members at our events and hearing more about how the IMA can work with all our colleagues across the UK & Ireland.
Treasurer: DR HUDA SALMASI
I graduated from Imperial College London in 2009 and work as a freelance General Practitioner in London. I have an interest in medical education and fulfil this passion through my role as a Teaching Fellow of the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a tutor at Imperial College London. From the beginning of my short medical career, I have used the services of community organisations for help, support and advice.
Starting back in medical school the Iraqi society and similar establishments was where I met friendly people with similar aims and received guidance from peers and seniors to get through medical school and start a career in medicine. This experience taught me the value of the community spirit and camaraderie not just in academic or career purposes but in serving as a ‘home away from home’. Being involved with such a community as provided by the IMA enables me to give back to the community and to build on my previous experience of being on the committee of similar university organisations. I am proud to serve such an organisation, aiming to work on current projects and bring new ideas to the table.
Communication Officer: MISS ASMAA AL-KUFAISHI
I am a senior registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology and have worked in london throughout my career. I have gained a lot of experience working with teams both that worked well and those that were in transition. I believe I am able to enhance confidence and skill in those I work with, through my passion to develop others and willingness to share experiences and tackle difficult issues in a supportive environment. I have gained skills in leardership and management and have a qualification in this area from the Institute of Leadership and Management in London. I have a special interest in patient safety and health education and hope to take up the role of enhancing the commnunication and role the IMA has in our community.
I believe this makes me a suitable candidate to help take the IMA forward with the help of those colleugues around me. I am organised and methodical and have enhanced my abilities in problem solving among staff and communication while working as a trainee representative at variuos departments throughout my career. I have a good sense of humour, which has definitely been necessary. I believe the IMA has the potential to be an integral part of the Iraqi professional community. It can be not only a source of knowledge and debate but an avenue for health promotion and eductaion both here in the UK and in Iraq as well.
Regional Coordinator: DR SAAD ALSHUKRI
I have been responsible for wide ranging projects management in Clinical and medical Bio-Engineering , regeneration and community development , also in research and development experience in academic and industrial environments. Wide ranging expertise in mechanical engineering/ Extensive research and development experience in academic and industrial environments. Health and safety regulations at work in engineering environment. Project management and practical planning, knowledge of detailed work. Program technical reports and quality/control Business administration. Project management and practical planning and development, knowledge of detailed work programmes, reports, documentation and research grants applications with quality assurance, health and safety regulations at work.
I have many years experience in project management and practical training and planning development in research and development in engineering, science and technology and Computing and I.T. related technical subjects, and in Business administration. Documents preparation , Technical reports and for engineering applications with quality assurance /health and safety regulations at work.
I have been responsible for teaching, supervising, and training of undergraduate and post graduate students and engineers at University of Liverpool and Nottingham Trent University, in computing and software engineering and Technology, training development ,courses, and project management. A receptive aptitude in the application of new concepts and have co-ordinated and directed projects, producing detailed work programmes and technical reports, applications for research and development projects. Experience of developing various research programs in Business improvements and effective partnership development and experience team working. Management of various research grants applications and assessment with quality assurance applications in project management, practical development , planning and maintenance of various grants funds.
EVENTS OFFICER: DR ZUBAIDA ADHAMI
I am a retired Consultant Medical Microbiologist. I was also the lead for antimicrobial therapy and the educational supervisor at North Middlesex Hospital between 2004-2012. Prior to that I was a Consultant Microbiologist / Infection Control Lead and Head of the Department of Microbiology for Barking, Havering and Brentwood between 1984-1998. I was the treasurer for the Arab Medical Association and Audit Lead for the North East Thames Medical Microbiologists.