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Dr AbdulAziz Al-Saman is a Consultant Pediatric Neurologist.
Dr. AbdulAziz Obtained his MBBS, a bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery and an Internship from the College of Medicine King Saud University, Riyadh Saudi Arabia. He obtained his Pediatric Neurology Fellowship, University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children in 2003. In 2008, He got his second Fellowship in Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Hospital London, United Kingdom. In 2011, he finished extra training in pediatric nerve conduction and EMG, Queen Square Hospital, London, United Kingdom. He is currently the Chairman of Pediatric Neurology Department, National Neuroscience Institute, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh Saudi Arabia He has been the chairman of many regional pediatric neurology conferences, a winner of many awards and a publisher of many international publications in the field of pediatric Neurology.

Training, Certifications & Symposia

  • The 1st International Correlative Radiology Pathology Course, Saudi Arabia
  • Workshop in Metabolic and Genetic Diseases, Saudi Arabia
  • Course in Molecular Genetics, Saudi Arabia
  • The 10th International Congress on Neuromuscular Disease, Canada
  • Courses on Headache, Canada
  • The 38th Meeting of the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, Canada
  • Muscular Dystrophy and Related Conditions Symposium, Saudi Arabia
  • 10th Pan Arab Union of Neurological Science, 12th Saudi Neuroscience Annual Meeting and 5th Saudi Chapter of Epilepsy Annual Meeting, Saudi Arabia
  • The 10th International Child Neurology Congress, , Montreal  Canada
  • The XIth International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases 2-7 July 2006 Istanbul, Turkey
  • Update in Neuromuscular Disorders, 13-145 June 2007, the National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK
  • Annual Conference of the British Pediatric Neurology Association, Leeds, UK
  • Update in Neuromuscular Disorders, Medical Research Council,  London, UK
  • Moderator, 1st International Saudi Pediatric Neurology Conference, Saudi Arabia
  • Medical Genetics Course: Review & Update, Saudi Arabia
  • Application of Genomics in Clinical Medicine Symposium, Saudi Arabia
  • 2nd Basic Neuroscience Course (Peripheral Nervous System, Saudi Arabia
  • 14th International Congress of the World Muscle Society, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 7th World Muscle Society Satellite Teaching Course, Switzerland
  • XII International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases, Italy
  • 8th Asian and Oceanian Epilepsy Congress Melbourne, Australia
  • Advances in the treatment of genetic diseases, Genetics Course, Saudi Arabia
  • Update in Neuromuscular Disorders, London, UK
  • 16th International Congress Of the World Muscle Society, Portugal
  • 10th Pompe Disease Expert Day, Erasmus MC Center for Lysosomal and Metabolic Disorders, Netherlands
  • 12th International Child Neurology Congress, Brisbane, Australia
  • 16th Congress of The European Federation of Neurological Societies, Stockholm, Sweden 9th International Pediatric EMG Course, Downing College, Cambridge, UK
  • 30th International Epilepsy Congress, Montreal, Canada
  • XXI World Congress of Neurology,  Vienna, Austria
  • 109th International Congress of the World Muscle Society, Berlin, Germany
  • 20th International Congress of The World Muscle Society, Brighton, UK
  • International Child Neurology Congress,  Amsterdam, Netherland
  • 21st International Congress of the World Muscle Society, Granada, Spain.
  • AANEM (American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine), Arizona

Presentations and Activities

  • Presented many topics during pediatric residency program Including a speech on tuberous sclerosis, anemia in children and hyper IGM syndrome
  • Febrile seizure plus, the Neurology Department and the hospital for sick children, Toronto, Canada, 2001
  • Febrile seizure plus, The 2nd Annual Meeting of Saudi Chapter of Epilepsy, January 2001, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Challenging cases presentation, Update in Neuromuscular Disorders, 13-145 June 2007, the National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK
  • Moderator, Neuromuscular Session, 1st International Saudi Pediatric Neurology Conference, 23-25 November 2008, King Fahd Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Moderator, Neuromuscular Session, 11th World Congress of ICNA (International Child Neurology Congress 2010, EGYPT)
  • What Is New About Spinal Muscular Atrophy Neuromuscular Disorders; Assessment and Management, 17-18 April, 2010, At Disabled Children’s Association, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Update on Spinal Muscular Atrophy, The 2nd Saudi International Pediatric Neurology Conference, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, 1-3 November 2010
  • Moderator, EEG Course, The 1st Annual Saudi Epilepsy Society Symposium, 11th – 13th January 2011, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Non- Epileptic Paroxysmal disorders in children, Pediatric Neurology Symposium for General Pediatrician and General Practitioner, Saudi Arabia
  • Many presentations on electroencephalography
  • Non-Epileptic Paroxysmal disorders, Challenges in Epilepsy Management symposium,
  • Non-Epileptic Paroxysmal disorders, Pediatric Neurology Symposium for General Pediatrician and General Practitioner, 26-27.January 2011, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • Dravet’s Syndrome, Alternative Management of Refractory Seizure Day 23 Feb 2011, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • Neuromuscular Neonatal Hypotonia, 1st Neonatal Neurology Symposium, 13-15 March 2011, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Moderator , Advances in treatment of genetic diseases , The 4th Review and Update of
  • Speaker and Moderator in Neuromuscular workshop, 12h Asian & Oceanian
  • Moderator , 9th Conference Allergy and Clinical Immunology and General Paediatric , 16 – 19 November 2014, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes , the 1st Saudi Neuromuscular Conference and Electrodiagnostic Studies Course , 9-11 December 2014 , Dammam , Saudi Arabia
  • Childhood Multiple Sclerosis , the 1st Saudi Pediatric Neurology Society Symposium , 1-3 March 2016 , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia .
  • Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes, the 1st Saudi Pediatric Neurology Society Symposium 1-3 March 2016, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Some of his Publications:

  • Case Report (Infantile Spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress type 1 (SMARD1), Journal of child Neurology, 1-6 March 2010
  • Case report ( Hepatocerebral form of Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome Due to Mutation in MPV17 Gene) , The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology , Volume 18 , Number 4 , 285-289 , July 2012
  • A case of extreme prematurity and delayed diagnosis of pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy, Neurosciences, 2012 Oct; 17(4):371-3
  • Diagnostic Uncertainty of Tumefactive Cystic Demyelinating Lesions , Neurosciences , 2013 ; 18 , 176 – 177
  • Type III Spinal Muscular Atrophy Mimicking Muscular Dystrophies, Pediatric Neurology , 48 ( 2013 ) 363- 366
  • Brown-Vialetto- Van Laere Syndrome- report of three cases , Current Neurobiology , 2013 ; 4 (1) : 9-12
  • Electrocardiographic changes in cases of duchenne muscular dystrophy , Journal of the Saudi Heart Association , Volume 25, Issue 2, Pages 154–155, April 2013
  • Novel homozygous DEAF1 variant suspected in causing white matter disease , intellectual disability , and microcephaly , American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A 9999:1–6 ; 2014
  • Novel cofilin-2 ( CFL2 ) Four base pair deletion causing nemaline myopathy , J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry , 2014 Sep , 85(9):1058-60
  • Clinical , Pathologic , and Mutational Spectrum of Dystroglycanopathy Caused by LARGE mutations , Journal of Neuropathology and experimental neurology , 2014 ; 73 (5) :425-41
  • Acute hemiplegia as a rare presentation of infantile Guillain-Barré syndrome , Saudi Medical Journal 2014 ; Vol.35 (8) : 861-864
  • Clinical genomics expands the morbid genome of intellectual disability and offers a high diagnostic yield; Molecular Psychiatry; 19 July 2016; DOI: 10.1038/mp.2016.113