21 - 23 November, 2021
| Digital
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Beyond COVID-19: Embracing Digital Health as the New Norm | Digital Event

Meet other changemakers as we forge paths to care for all.

Under the patronage of His Excellency Eng Fahad Al-Jalajel, Minister of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and in a joint collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Saudi Health Council, and the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, the HIMSS21 Middle East Health Conference will take place 21–23 November 2021 as a digital event—so everyone, everywhere can come together to be the change.

HIMSS21 Middle East is organised by the National Health Information Center in partnership with HIMSS.

Why attend?

As vaccination programmes start demonstrating tangible and optimistic results and countries across the Middle East can turn their attention to recovery plans, national digital transformation programmes need to factor in a new key objective: building back stronger and more resilient health systems.

Join your peers at HIMSS21 Middle East for inspiration, innovation, and unrivalled networking opportunities for future collaborations:

  • Hear invaluable insights from over 100 international information and technology experts
  • Attend 30+ live and on-demand sessions to stay ahead of the latest health and care trends
  • Build and nurture influential relationships to advance your professional development
  • Meet market suppliers who support your vision and can help you succeed
  • Earn continuing education credits

Wonder how easy it will be to use our virtual event platform? View our Attendee User Guide.

Free Registration ends on 1 November 2021
Don’t miss out : Employees of Healthcare Organisations (Health Professionals, Government, Clinicians, Academics) and Students are eligible for complimentary registration for HIMSS21 in the Middle East.

Scientific Committee

Prof Amr Jamal
Chairman of Family and Community Medicine Department, King Saud University
Saudi Arabia
Dr. Abdelbadeh Salem
Professor at Faculty of Computer and Information Science, Ain Shams University
Amar Hijazi
Digital Health Expert, Ministry of Health
Saudi Arabia
Dr. Dari Alhuwail
Associate Professor, Information Science Department, College of Life Sciences, Kuwait University Acting Assistant Vice President for Institutional Development, Kuwait University
Eng Fahad Al-Hussein
Group Chief Information Technology Officer at Saudi German Hospitals Group
Saudi Arabia
Dr. Fawaz Alharbi
Assistant Professor, Shaqra University
Saudi Arabia
Dr. Hassan Ghazal
Associate Professor
ICT Department of the National Center for Scientific and Technological Research
Eng Hessa Alabbad
Vision and Digital Transformation Director, National Health Information Center, Saudi Health Council
Saudi Arabia
Dr. Mohammed Aldhoayan
Assistant Professor, SAHI/King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
Saudi Arabia
Mohammed Alhajjy
Medical Informatics Specialist, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center
Saudi Arabia
Dr. Mowafa Househ
Associate Professor, Hamad Bin Khalifa University/University of Victoria
Dr. Nasser Aljehani
Model of Care Lead, Second Health Cluster at Central Region | Family Medicine Physician and Clinical Informatician, King Fahad Medical City Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
Dr. Najeeb Al Shorbaji
President of eHealth Development Association (Jordan) and President of the Jordan Library and Information Association
Noora Althomairy
Health Information Management Manager at King Abdullah bin abdulaziz University Hospital / Treasurer Board of Directors at Saudi Health Information Management Association (SHIMA).
Saudi Arabia
Dr. Osama ElHassan
Head of e-Health Section at Health Data & information Analysis
Dubai Health Authority
Pascal Lardier
Vice President, International Content and Professional Development
Dr. Taghreed Justinia
Regional Director IT Services, Technology & Health Informatics | Asst. Professor and Program Director for Health Informatics, Western Region at the Ministry of National Guard, Health Affairs
Saudi Arabia

Accreditations & Certifications

HIMSS21 Middle East is an excellent opportunity to enhance your professional development portfolio by earning continuing education credits from various accreditation bodies. All delegates―including senior executives, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, project managers, health information management professionals, patients, information security professionals, and those seeking contact hours towards the renewal of CAHIMS™ and CPHIMS™―are eligible to claim credits for attending sessions.

Questions?Email us.

Continuing Education Credits Available

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The CPD Certification Service

Receive a certificate of attendance from CPD.

HIMSS21 Middle East has received In Principle Approval from The CPD Certification Service UK and will be submitted for Full Approval as a CPD-accredited event following the Conference. HIMSS has been approved as a member of the CPD Certification Service which provides recognized independent CPD Approval compatible with global Continuing Professional Development principles. (Member Number: 13037) Learn more about CPD.

You can claim CPD credits for sessions you attend at the digital event, as well as sessions you view on-demand post-conference, until 23 December 2021.

Please fill out this online form to apply for your CPD credits - check off all sessions attended. Your certificate will be sent from CPD UK in the next 6 weeks.



This programme has been approved for use in fulfilling the continuing education renewal requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS). Learn more about HIMSS certifications..

Please download and complete this tracking form for your records.


PMI (Project Management Institute)

HIMSS has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Participants who already have a credential from PMI may receive professional development units (PDUs) for attending the annual meeting pre-conference and general education sessions.

Further information on the submission process will be available soon.


Under the patronage of:

Saudi Health Council
Saudi MOH

Saudi National Health Information Centre
Saudi Commission