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Ahmed Samir Alfaar 

MBBCh, MSc, Dip. Informatics

PhD researcher, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Interests: Ophthalmology, Ocular Oncology, Pediatric Oncology, Health Informatics, Research Informatics, Computational Biology, Statistics, eLearning

Tel: +49 (0) 176 680 683 22 - 030 450 554057

Publications: Mendeley - ResearchGate - ORCiD

Qualifications

2014 Oct.: M.Sc. - Masters in Advanced Oncology. Faculty of Medicine, Ulm University, Germany. Thesis: Ordinal Classification of Pediatric Tumors Samples (Computational Biology).
2012 Nov.: M.Sc. - Masters in Ophthalmology. Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. Thesis: Molecular and Genetic Targeting of Retinoblastoma (Review).
2010 Jan.: Diploma- Medical and Biomedical Informatics. Faculty of Information and Computer Sciences, Helwan University. Project: Building Research-oriented Follow-up System for Cancer Patients.
2009 Oct.: Certificate- Principles and Practice of Clinical Research. Harvard Medical School. Project: Clinical Trial Protocol; Comparison of Bimatoprost with fixed combination of Bimatoprost and Timolol in adult patients with primary open angle glaucoma: an eight week, randomized, double blind, and parallel groups.
2009 Aug.: Certificate- eLearning in Practice. InWent (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)), DE/KE. Project: Online Training Module for Nurses on Leukemia 
2005 Nov.: M.B.B.Ch- Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, EG
1999 Jul.: Diploma- General Secondary Schools Certificate. Damietta Military Secondary School. Damietta, EG

Work Experience

2014 Feb – now: Cairo Site Director, Principles and Practice of Clinical Research Course. Harvard Medical School.
2011 Dec – 2014 Apr: Head of Research Education Unit, Research Department, Children’s Cancer Hospital 57357 Egypt (CCHE-57357).
2008 Sep – 2014 Apr: Researcher/ research coordinator, Ocular and Renal Tumours, Research Department, CCHE-57357.
2007 – Aug –2008: Resident, Ophthalmology Department, Cairo University.
2007 Mar – Jul: Primary Care Physician, Ministry of Health and Population, Damietta.
2006 – Feb – 2007: House officer, Cairo University Hospitals.

Research Grants/Awards/Scholarships

2014 Apr: Research and Development Innovation RDI– Grant, Egypt. Co-investigator. 
2013 Nov- 2014 Apr: LeHo - Learning at Home and in the Hospital Project. EACEA (Education and Culture European Agency). 3 Years to Dec 2016. Role: Site/field director.
2013 Feb: Science and Technology Development Fund, Centers of Scientific Excellence (STDF-CSE-Egypt) , Genetic Epidemiology Center of Excellence (GECE), Role: Project team member.

Training Grants/Awards/Scholarships

2015 Apr: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). German-Egyptian Research Long-term Scholarship (GERLS). 4-Year PhD scholarship.
2014 Nov: Best presentation award, Egyptian Ophthalmological Society meeting, Alexandria, Egypt.
2014 July: US Department of State Alumni Awards, US Embassy, Cairo – Health Program.
2014 May: Conquer Cancer Foundation / American Society of Clinical Oncology International Development and Education Award (IDEA). 
2014 Mar: Misr ElKheir Foundation Grant, Egypt 2014. 
2014 Feb: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). German Egyptian Research Short term Scholarship (GERSS). 
2014 Jan: European Association of Cancer Research.
2013 Nov: ESMO Symposium on Immuno-Oncology, Geneva, Switzerland. - Travel Grant
2013 Aug: International Society of Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma (ISGEDR) meeting, Ghent, Belgium. - Travel Grant
2012 Nov: ESMO Translational Research Unit Visit, Christie Hospital, Manchester.
2012 Sep: European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), Vienna, Austria. - Travel Grant
2012 Aug: Ruth and Adolf Merckle Foundation Scholarship for Studying Oncology, Ulm University, Germany. (– Sept 2014.) 
2012 Mar: Methods of Cancer Research Workshop, European Society of Medical Oncology , American Society of Clinical Oncology and King Abdel Aziz City for Science and Technology, Al-Ahsaa, Saudi Arabia. 17-21. - Course Scholarship and Travel Grant
2011 Sep: North African Community Health Initiative, Legacy International – USA, Roanoke - Virginia, USA. - Travel Grant
2011 Jan: International Society of Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma (ISGEDR) meeting travel grant, Bangalore, India. - Travel Grant
2009 Apr: eLearning in Practice Course, InWent-Germany. - Partial Grant - Course Scholarship
2008May: The Best Educational Laparoscopic Surgery video -World best 30, WebSurg, Strasbourg, France: Prof. Amr Mohsen Crew as film director http://award.websurg.com
2007 Mar: Special mentions "KasrAlAiny School of Medicine Website - The eLearning Portal" eLearning Partition, The National E-Content Award 2006.
2005 Jun: Certificate of Appreciation, Building Webspace, Egyptian Association for International Medical Studies.
2005 Feb: Best Educational CD and educational material submitted by youth in Egyptian Universities Youth Week in Mansourah. 
2005 Feb: 3rd Best Educational material in the same competition.
2004 Dec: 1st Best Educational CD and educational material submitted by students to Cairo University Science Club, for Gynaecology CD. 
2004 Dec: 2nd Best Educational CD and educational material in the same competition, for Parasitology CD, also my team had the 4th and 5th grades in the same competition. 
2004 Dec: Certificate of Appreciation for Parasitology eLearning Material Production, Parasitology Department, Faculty of Medicine, CU.
1998 Aug: The National Award for Ideal student in secondary schools.
+ Many other appreciations for school, district and state level competitions winning 1988-1999.

Memberships

Ophthalmology |
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2010 www.arvo.org
Foundation Against Blindness, 2012 www.fightblindness.org
Egyptian Ophthalmological Society, 2008 www.eyegypt.com
Research |
American Association of Cancer Research, 2010 www.aacr.org
European Association of Cancer Research, 2010 www.eacr.org
Oncology |
European Society of Medical Oncology, 2012 www.esmo.org 
American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2012 www.asco.org
Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft (The German Cancer Society), 2016 www.krebsgesellschaft.de
General |
Egyptian Medical Syndicate, 2007 www.ems.org.eg