Gulf Region Chapter

Mission Statement

The Gulf region chapter of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE) is dedicated to advancing the health of the public by promoting the field of pharmacoepidemiology in six countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates.


  • Introduce Pharmacoepidemiology to Gulf region countries.
  • Provide essential education, and advocacy for pharmacoepidemiology in the region.
  • Encourage participation in ISPE’s conferences and committees from gulf countries.


Chair: Yasser Albogami, PhD (Assistant Professor at King Saud University)
Vice-chair: Turki Althunian, PhD (Senior Researcher at Saudi Food and Drug Authority)
Secretary: Zakiyah Alkherb, PharmD
Scientific Manager: Hadeel Alkofide, PhD (Assistant Professor at King Saud University)

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