Julie is a highly-qualified professional with over 30 years’ experience, having previously being a Health Visitor, Midwife and community nurse in the UK.
Here in the UAE Julie has worked as an educator in the field of maternal support services, delivering classes on antenatal and postnatal care, baby and child development and behaviour and parenting.
Julie has also trained as a Certified Sleep Consultant with Kim West and The International Maternity Institute. Building on this, Julie has further studied with the Wonder Weeks Academy, is a certified Baby and Toddler Calm practitioner, and received a qualification in infant mental health from the University of Toronto. With this experience, Julie places great emphasis on the importance of evidence-based research from qualified academic bodies, whist consistently working with empathy and passion for those under her care.
Hassan Al-Hazeem is the Managing Director / CEO of Intercoil International, a position he assumed in 1999, when he succeeded his late father Mr. Abbas Ali AI-Hazeem, the founder of the UAE based, family owned business.
Under his leadership the company has become a leading manufacturer, distributor and retailer of total sleep solutions in the MENA region, with presence in 23 countries and manufacturing and distribution rights to premium global brands Simmons and Therapedic. Developing and implementing a highly focused strategic growth plan, Mr. Al-Hazeem is overseeing the expansion of the business into new markets and new verticals. Most recently, he completed the first licensing agreement for Intercoil in Kenya, East Africa and opened a new state of the art manufacturing facility in Ras Al Khaimah – UAE and recently commenced operations at newly launched mattress manufacturing facility in Dammam – Saudi Arabia. Which marks another significant milestone in our expansion plan as being the first manufacturing unit outside the UAE.
Al-Hazeem’s vision for Intercoil International is to contribute to the growth of the manufacturing sector in the UAE and proudly promote “MADE in the UAE” mark.
Prior to his role at Intercoil International, Al-Hazeem worked for the Commercial Bank of Dubai for four years. His tenure with CBD helped him acquire comprehensive experience in finance and banking, and an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the banking and credit system in the UAE.
Al-Hazeem has been an active member of the UAE chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization, a global business network of 10,000+ business owners in 142 chapters and 46 countries, since 2004. He was the president of the EO UAE chapter for the FY 2012/2013
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science (University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA), and an MBA degree in International Business Administration (American University in Dubai).
Magdalena Filcek is a designer, artist, architect, scientist, innovator, visionary and pilot of the hot air balloons…. with First Prize and Grand Prix 2002 from President of Poland for the Best Diploma Project in Poland, many other prizes and patents.
She sincerely believe that in the fast-moving world determined by the high technology development, people need increased awareness of their uniqueness and value, so we can all serve the planet and make it a better place to live. In other words, more efficient and creative work of all of us will not be possible without systematic and science-based health prevention and protection. That is why, in addition to her earlier projects combining new technology with deep care for quality of life, she has recently developed a completely new idea of space “VINCI POWER NAP® – Dream’s Cafe” dedicated to people living and working in stressful conditions; yes, such environment has become a new “normal” these days, and she has found the best way of regenerating, resting, relaxing, recharging and returning to healthy state of mind and body with all the benefits of this innovative author’s system.
She is the author of another global projects changing this world for better and helping to find the solutions for the biggest problems of our civilisation. Her projects created from a combination of art, science and passion have won the highest awards and prizes, most of them are global, supporting people and the environment, based on innovative ideas, published in the best Springer scientific publications, implemented by the largest companies.
Dr Basel Alassi is a Specialist ENT at Emirates Hospital Day Surgery, Motorcity with more than 10 years of medical and surgical experience in the UAE. Dr. Basel is an expert in treating all allergies related to ENT and Head and Neck Surgery.
• Masters Degree in Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery from Aleppo University
• Post Graduate Diploma in Pediatric Audiology, University Isabel I de Castilla, Spain
• Professional Diploma in Advanced Vestibular Science, University of Sharjah
• Occupational Medicine Training Course, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
• Member of the Syrian Medical Association
• Member of Emirates Medical Association (ENT Society)
• Allergic Rhinitis Management, Allergy and Immunotherapy of Allergic Rhinitis
• Management of Vertigo, Dizziness and Balance Disorders
• Hearing Tests and Acoustic Immittance Tests
• Tonsils and Adenoids Surgery
• Nasal Obstruction Correction (Septoplasty, Nasal Polypectomy, Nasal Turbinates Surgery, Nose Fractures Manipulation)
• Middle Ear Microscopic Surgery (Grommet Insertion, Myringoplasty, Tympanoplasty, Mastoidectomy)
• Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
• Microscopic Laryngeal Surgery for vocal cord operations (nodes, polyps, biopsy)
• Pure Tone Audiometry
• Clinical Balance Tests, VNG, vHIT, ECochG
Marija Šoštarić has been immersed into sports, fitness and health from a young age. Since her childhood she has been participating in all kinds of sports and out of love for the game, she enrolled into the Kinesiology Faculty at the University of Split, Croatia graduating with a degree in Kinesiology and Sports science.
Always ready to move, Šoštarić upon graduating has been involved in various sporting activities adding valuable experience as a personal trainer as she has worked with people from all age groups: coaching professional athletic teams to doing dance and gymnastics with children.
Today Šoštarić runs her own private training company, Tamreen in the UAE which has around 30 exclusive members some of which are from the Royal Family and Ministers in the country. What makes her stand out is her holistic approach towards life and how she incorporates sports in a fun and manageable manner, always tailored to the clients needs. Her fitness programs include a combination of Pilates, aerobics, boot camp, body pump, cross fit, gymnastics and ballet. She also does basic segments on nutrition and food and runs performance monitoring to ensure results and quality control.
Her past experience includes being a personal trainer for the Aalborg Swim Club team in Denmark, animation team manager and head entertainer at Theatrum in Croatia plus was an ice skating instructor at a shopping centre in Split, Croatia amongst other things.
Srinivasan is a Chemical Engineer and has acquired over 37 years of experience in the Mattress Industry. He is also the President of All India Coir Mattress Manufacturers Association.
He is also a member of the Coir Board, Government of India for the development of Rubberized Coir Mattress.
Currently he is organizing various seminars, training programs for the Sleep Products Industries comprising top brands like Kurlon, Sleep well, Duroflex, Centuary, Sunidra etc.
“In ISPF we promote the Sleep Product Industry by enhancing consumer awareness on quality sleep while setting benchmarks for its products and services. We also have a vision to represent the Sleep Product Industry with a commitment to the society and the environment.”
Dr. Mayank Vats is Senior Specialist-Interventional Pulmonologist, Pulmonologist, Intensivist & Sleep Physician at Rashid Hospital and Dubai Hospital and developed interventional pulmonology department in Rashid hospital.
Before coming to UAE, he was consultant, Respiratory Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine in Escorts heart institute and Apollo hospital, New Delhi India, tertiary level of care hospitals in India Dr. Vats focus interest is to utilize his Professional Knowledge and Interpersonal Skills in Order to Provide Highest Degree of Patient Care & Satisfaction. Having worked in a busy tertiary level teaching hospital & specialty corporate hospitals as a consultant, He has been exposed to a complete spectrum of Respiratory, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine. Dr Vats has more than 80 international and national publications to his credits. Dr Vats has published 3 books from Europe, on respiratory infections, Sleep Apnoea: Recent Advances, Tuberculosis and two more books are under publication on Noninvasive ventilation and Interventional Pulmonology.
Apart from this, Dr Vats is a Teaching Faculty for Dubai Medical College for teaching undergraduate students and CO-director of the ARAB board fellowship program in Respiratory medicine in Rashid Hospital.
Irshaad Ebrahim obtained his medical degree from the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, South Africa in 1991. After completing a sleep research fellowship in Canada, he trained in Psychiatry at University College, London and Guy’s King’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals.
He has postgraduate qualifications in Family Therapy, Neuropharmacology and the Neuropsychiatry of Sleep and Memory disorders. He was appointed substantive Consultant Neuropsychiatrist in Sleep Disorders in 2002 at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London.
In 2002, he founded The London Sleep Centre and in 2005, The Edinburgh Sleep Centre. His Clinical interests include the treatment of patients with Insomnia, Parasomnias (Behaviours in Sleep), Narcolepsy and Memory disorders.
Internationally, Dr Ebrahim is active in developing Sleep Medicine Services and Organizations and in 2011, co-founded The South African Society of Sleep Medicine. He has an international clinical practice in South Africa at The Constantia Sleep Centre and The Pretoria Sleep Centre and more recently in Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
He is actively involved clinical research for new treatments for Insomnia, Depression and Anxiety Disorders. His academic research interests include studying the role of the brain peptide Hypocretin (Orexin) in Narcolepsy, Excessive Sleepiness, Memory and Neurological Disorders. He has conducted several studies on the impact of Sleepiness on Driving and Road Fatalities.
He has published in a variety of peer-reviewed publications and books. He is a member of The British Sleep Society, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, The British Neuropsychiatry Association, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Royal Society of Medicine section on Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Shivadey is a specialist Gynaecologist and Obstetrician with over 17 years of Post Doctoral Experience in the field of Gynaecology and complicated Obstetrics. She is a gold medalist post graduate alumni of GRMC Gwalior, India. She has worked as a consultant in various Hospitals in Nasik and was also attached to many government hospitals in India as honorary consultant. She has a vast experience in performing over 7000 normal and complicated labour procedures. She has also performed over 4000 gynaecology procedures with emphasis on laparoscopic techniques. Her special interest is in infertility management and was Director of Nirmiti Infertility Centre at Nasik, India. She was trained in Jaslok Hospital Mumbai, India under the able guidance of Dr. Indira Hinduja (The architect of first test tube baby in India) and Dr.Firuza Parikh. She joined Aster DM Healthcare in October 2011