Dr. Turki Althunian
Turki Althunian is a senior scientific evaluator in the Directorate for Drug Evaluation at the Saudi food and Drug Authority (SFDA). Turki was trained as a pharmacist and epidemiologist. His work and research experience covers the assessment and the design of advanced clinical trials (e.g. non-inferiority trials, adaptive clinical trials, etc.) and the design of observational studies in the area of drug effectiveness and safety (mainly the utilization of real-world evidence in health care decision making with several publications). Turki works on the assessment of clinical development programs of drugs submitted for the approval in the Saudi market (especially biologicals). Additionally, his work covers the assessment of trials submitted for registration at the SFDA and participates as an active member in several internal and external scientific committees. He has a Bachelor of pharmaceutical sciences from King Saud University, a Master of clinical pharmacy from the University of Queensland (Australia), a Master of epidemiology and a PhD in pharmacoepidemiology and research methods from Utrecht University (the Netherlands).