Ossama S. Rasslan, MD, Ph.D

Secretary General, Arab Medical Union (AMU)

Dean, Arab Institute for Continuing Professional Development (AICPD)

Professor of Medical  Microbiology , Immunology and Infection Control

 

A summary of Achievements:

  • Founder and President of the Egyptian Society of Infection Control (1992 – present); Now it’s "APIC/Egypt Chapter", the 1st International Chapter of APIC.
  • Founder and Head of Infectious Diseases Research and Infection Control Unit (IDRICU), Ain Shams Faculty of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt, (1992 – present).
  • Founder and Director, Eastern Mediterranean Regional Network for Infection Control (EMRNIC) (2005-present).
  • Founder and President of the Egyptian Patient Safety Association(EPSA) ,(2009 - present).                                                                                      
  • Vice-Chair, The Infection Control Africa Network ( ICAN ), ( 2011–2016).
  • Chair, North Africa Region, ICAN, (2016 – present ).
  • Board Member, The International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC) (2003- 2010).
  • Technical Supervisor of the National Infection Control Program, Ministry of Health and Population, Egypt (2002—2006).
  • Head, Egyptian Fellowship Board of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, Ministry of Health and Population, Egypt (2002- 2007).
  • Head, Egyptian Fellowship Board of Infection Prevention and Control, Ministry of Health and Population, Egypt (2007—present).
  • Designer and Instructor of "the Professional Certificate  in Nosocomial Infection Control", Awarded by The Egyptian Society for Infection Control in collaboration with the American University in Cairo. (2003- 2007).
  • Designer and Instructor of the Professional Diploma in Infection Control "PDIC", Awarded by The Arab Institute of Continuing Professional Development "AICPD" in collaboration with The Egyptian Society for Infection Control , Cairo, Egypt( Jan 2007—present).
  • Designer , Instructor and Head of the Scientific Council of the Infection Control training programs, National Training Institute, Ministry of Health and Population, Egypt (2002-2009).
  • Designer and Instructor of the different training courses on Healthcare Associated Infection Control Practices, IDRICU, Ain Shams Faculty of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt (1993-present).
  • Designer and Instructor of "the Professional Certificate  in Nosocomial Infection Control", Awarded by The National Infectious Diseases Control Centre – Libya (2007- 2009).
  • Designer and Instructor of "the Professional Certificate  in Nosocomial Infection Control", Awarded by The Ministry of Health, Syria, in collaboration with EMRO/WHO (WR Office-Syria) (2008 - 2009).
  • Founder and Editor of the Scientific Medical Journal – Egypt (1989- present).
  • Founder and Editor of the Egyptian Journal of Medical Laboratory Sciences “ Official Journal of the Egyptian Society for Infection Control” (1992- present)
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal (EMHJ), EMRO/WHO, (1999- 2013).
  • Reviewer, American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), APIC, (2008- present)
  • Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Infection Control (IJIC) (2005 – 2008).
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Health Research Ethics Training Program Initiative in Egypt (2005-2008).
  • President, Confederation of African Medical Associations and Societies (CAMAS) "2005- 2008 ".
  • Secretary General of the Medical Microbiology and Immunology Committee of the Egyptian Universities Promotion Committees (EUPC), in the Supreme Council of the Universities, Egypt (2008 – 2013).
  • Chair, The International Section of The Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), USA,( 2011- 2012).
  • APIC 2012 Chapter Leader Award Recipient.
  • Member of the Annual Conference Committee (ACC) of The Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), USA,( 2014- present).
  • Member of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Network of Experts on Infection Prevention and Control " WHO/EMREIC", ( September, 2012 – present ).
  • Drug Resistance Track Leader of the Third International Conference for Improving Use of Medicines (ICIUM 2011),  Informed Strategies, Effective Policies, Lasting Solutions, November 14-18, 2011 , Antalya, Turkey.
  • National Coordinator of Polio Containment in Egypt (2001-2011).
  • Technical Advisory Group (TAG) member for Polio Eradication in Egypt (EMRO/WHO) (2001-2011).
  • Secretary General of the Egyptian Society for Quality of health care (2005-present).
  • Director, Emergency Relief Agency/Arab Medical Union (ERA/AMU), Cairo, Egypt ( Partner of the Global Health Cluster (GHC) / WHO HQ ).
  • Core Group Member of the Global Health Cluster (GHC), WHO HQ, Genève ( 2011- Dec2014 ).