Meetings

Upcoming meetings:

TBC December 2020 – Allergy & Asthma


Previous meetings:

10th November 2020 – Clinical Research in the UAE

  • Prof. Alawi Alsheikh Ali, Provost & Dean, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health (MBRU)
  • Prof. Hasan Al Nashash, Professor of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program, American University of Sharjah
  • Ahmad Abu Dahab, Vice President, Middle East & Turkey, Sobi
  • Miriam Zalzala, Research Site Excellence and Relationship Lead Middle East North Africa, Pfizer 
  • Marwan Abdulaziz, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park

28th July 2020 – COVID Vaccine Webinar

  • Johan Vekemans, SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Global Clinical Head, AstraZeneca
  • Marwan Abdulaziz, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park

23rd June 2020 – Expert Panel Discussion as part of Omnia Health Live
Acceleration of Digital Health in the COVID-19 World 

  • Dr Mohammad Al Redha, Director of The Executive Office for Organizational Transformation, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
  • Dr Louise Schaper, CEO, Australasian Institute of Digital Health, Australia
  • Christine Arakelian, Founder & CEO, Global Healthcare Integrators (GHI), USA
  • Alex Butler, Co-founder, Foundry3, UK
  • Marwan Abdulaziz, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park

4th May 2020 – Expert Panel Discussion
The Importance of Mental Wellbeing During the Covid-19 Outbreak

  • Dr Adil Sajwani, Family Physician, UAE Ministry of Health and Member of the National Awareness Team for COVID-19 in the UAE
  • Dr Muhummad Tahir, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist & Founder and Chairman, American Wellness Center in DHCC and Founding Member of the Emirates Society for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Dr Sarah Rasmi, Managing Director and Owner, Thrive Wellbeing Centre and Assistant Professor of Practice, American University of Sharjah
  • Maher Elhassan, Vice President and General Manager MENA & Saudi, Becton Dickinson
  • Marwan Abdulaziz, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park

17th March 2020 – Expert Panel Discussion 
COVID-19: What do we need to know?

  • Dr Fatma Bin Shabib, Acting Head of Health Policy Development, Health Policies and Standards Department, Dubai Health Authority
  • Dr Immanuel Azaad Moonesar, Associate Professor of Health Administration and Policy, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government
  • Dr Wael Elamin, Consultant Clinical Microbiologist and Infection Control Doctor, King’s College Hospital Dubai
  • Marwan Abdulaziz, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park

29th January 2020 – Dubai World Trade Center, Bubble Lounge
Diabetes: A Global Challenge 

  • Fatheya Al Awadi, Head of Endocrinology, Dubai Hospital and Chair of Diabetes Committee, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
    • The challenge of diabetes in the UAE
  • Nairah Rasul-Syed, Medical Director vHealth, Aetna, UAE
    • The challenges of diabetes in the UAE & the role of payers and providers in the prevention of diabetes
  • Scott Cunningham, Chief Technical Officer, MyWay Digital Health, UK
    • Supporting Diabetes Online Management
  • Ben McGough, Workstream Lead, Digital NHS Diabetes Program, UK
    • Evolution of the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme in a digital age
  • Marwan Abdulaziz, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park
    • Panel discussion: how can we leverage technology in diabetes management?

21st November 2019 
Next Generation Sequencing: Empowering Clinical Practice

  • Habiba Alsafar, Director of the Biotechnology Center, Khalifa University
    • Developing Competencies in Medicine and Biotechnology for Abu Dhabi & the UAE
  • Ahmad Abou Tayoun, Director of Al Jalila Genomics Center, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital
    • “Genes” and “Genomes” in the Clinic
  • Abdullah Al-Rahho, Channel Sales Lead, Thermo Fisher Scientific
    • Advances in Clinical Next Generation Sequencing
  • Marwan Abdulaziz, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park
    • Panel discussion: how will NGS continue to empower clinical practice?

26th September 2019
Breaking down barriers in Mental Health

  • Dr Nadia Dabbah,  Consultant Psychiatrist, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority
    • Dubai’s Mental Health Strategy – a brief overview
  • Dr Charushila Thadani, Director of Health Services, AETNA International
    • Mind Matters: discussing the stigma and importance of holistic care in mental health
  • Dr Sarah Rasmi, Clinical Psychologist, Thrive Wellbeing
    • Improving mental health in UAE adolescents
  • Dr Sarah Carter,  Clinical Services Manager, CBT Clinics
    • Using technology to break down barriers in accessing Mental Health treatments: Learnings from the UK
  • Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park
    • Panel discussion: how can we improve mental health provision in the UAE?

20th June 2019
How 3D Printing is Transforming Health

  • Dr Mohammad Al Redha, Director of The Executive Office for Organizational Transformation, Dubai Health Authority
    • How the UAE is placed for adoption of 3D printing
  • Dr Franziska Fuchs, Business Development Manager Humaneering & Healthcare, EOS GmbH
    • Potentials for 3D Printing in medical
  • Peter Malkin, Vice President International Business Development, Aetrex Worldwide
    • Turning math, science and technology into foot health
  • Julian Callanan, Founder and Managing Director, Sinterex
    • Medical 3D Printing processes and applications
  • Dr Matthias Honl, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Burjeel Hospital
    • Examples of 3D printing in the UAE – Case study
  • Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park

18th April 2019
Health Systems: Who Pays for Health?

  • Elie Tohme, Consultant, Dubai Health Authority 
    • Mandatory, employer based health insurance. Why this was the model of choice for the UAE
  • Margaret Faux, Founder and CEO, Synapse Medical Services 
    • Searching for health system utopia. A global perspective
  • Kandarp Thakkar, Chief Pharmacist, King’s College Hospital London 
    • Quality, Safety and Efficiency – Does it matter who pays?
  • Joe Hawayek, Business Development Director, AETNA 
    • Why health insurers deny claims. It’s a matter of trust
  • Stephan Stauffer, General Manager, Arabian Ethicals
    • Paying the Price for an Insufficient Supply Chain

21st February 2019
Value Based Healthcare

  • Dr Mohamed Farghaly, Director of Health Insurance Policy and Health Economics, Dubai Health Authority
    • Value-based healthcare as a driver for efficiency
  • Kasem Akhras, Government Affairs and Market Access Director, AstraZeneca
    • Value-based care from an industry perspective
  • Kandarp Thakkar, Chief Pharmacist, King’s College Hospital Dubai
    • The benefits of value-based healthcare to providers
  • Bhawani Bhatnagar, Manager Medical Quality and Performance, Daman Insurance
    • The role of insurers in value-based care
  • Albert Berry, Vice President for Connected Health, Arbour Group
    • The importance of data integration in value-based healthcare
  • Marwan Abdulaziz, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park
    • Panel discussion: how can we drive efficiency with value-based healthcare?

6th December 2018
Health & Wellness for Disease Prevention

  • Dr Fatheya Al Awadi, Head of Endocrinology, Dubai Hospital
    • The burden of lifestyle-related NCDs in the UAE
  • Sven Rohte, Chief Commerical Officer, Daman Insurance
    • The future role of insurance providers in preventive health
  • Michael Davis, Chief Operating Officer, NMC Healthcare
    • Healthcare providers as a driver towards health and wellness
  • Dilesh Bhimjiani, Chief Technology Officer, SwitchDXB
    • Dubai Fitness Challenge as a strategy to drive engagement in physical activity
  • Kara Watson, Events Director, Dubai Fitness Challenge, DTCM
    • How to use data to drive sustainable change
  • Marwan Abdulaziz, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park
    • Panel discussion: how can we build a legacy of health and wellness in the UAE?

25th October 2018
Telemedicine in the evolving healthcare landscape

  • Dr Mohammad Al Redha, Director of The Executive Office for Organizational Transformation, Dubai Health Authority
    • Telemedicine in Dubai: The DHA strategy for driving adoption
  • Brian de Francesca, CEO, Ver2 Digital Medicine
    • The impact that digitalization and connectivity are having on all aspects of healthcare
  • Charlie Barlow, CEO, Health at Hand
    • Case Study: Telemedicine in the primary healthcare setting
  • Andrea Tithecott, Partner & Head of Regulatory Practice, Al Tamimi & Company
    • The regulatory landscape of telehealth and future directions
  • Reza Kazemipour, Chief Revenue Officer, inui-Health
    • Access to VoIP calling in telemedicine and its advancement in the UAE
  • Marwan Abdulaziz, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park
    • Panel discussion: How can we unleash the potential of telemedicine?

29th August 2018
Addressing Challenges in Rare Diseases

  • Gavin Jones, Director of Rare Diseases, OPEN Health
    • Global challenges and solutions in rare diseases
  • Dr Fatma Al Jasmi, UAE Rare Disease Association
    • The regional burden and challenges in rare disease
  • Gavin Jones, Director of Rare Diseases, OPEN Health
    • How do we address regional challenges in rare diseases?

16th April 2018
Dubai Health Investments and PPP’s Strategy 2017-2020

  • Dr Ibtesam Al Bastaki, Director of Public Private Partnerships, Dubai Health Authority
    • Dubai Health Investments and PPP Strategy 2017-2020