Prof Omar Awadh Al-Rawas (Oman)
Director, Medical Research Center, Sultan Qaboos University
Scientific Committee Chair
MBChB, FRCP (Glasg), PhD
Professor Omar Al-Rawas is the Director, the Medical Research Centre, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), and a Professor and Senior Consultant Pulmonologist at the Department of Medicine of College of Medicine and Health Sciences (COMHS), SQU. He received his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at University of Glasgow, UK. He is a member of Council of Trustees, Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB) and the Council of Trustees of Arabian Gulf University.
His research focus is on lung function and epidemiology of respiratory conditions. He contributed to more than 90 publications in peer-reviewed journals, in addition to many conference presentations and published abstracts. He provides tertiary clinical care as Senior Consultant Pulmonologist in SQUH.
Leadership positions held in the past include; Dean of COMHS – SQU, Chairman of SQUH Board, President of Oman Medical Association; Chairman of OMSB Internal Medicine Scientific Committee, and Chairman of the Health Sector Committee of the Research Council of Oman.