< العربية

Welcome Message

For a Happier and Healthier Society

The Dubai Health Authority is launching the Dubai Health Forum on January 15 - 16 this year in line with Dubai's 2016/2021 ambitious strategy's goals, which focus on transforming Dubai into the chosen destination for medical tourism as it is equipped with the best investment opportunities, medical facilities and services, that are in line with international standards that aim to achieve residents happiness and satisfaction.

The Dubai Health Authority is honored to be launching the Dubai Health Forum under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, knowing that Shaikh Mohammad's patronage will contribute to the success of the forum, as it has attracted medical experts, scientists, doctors and researchers to take part in the forum.

The authority appreciates the medical experts who are taking part in the forum believing that they will start fruitful discussions about important subjects in the medical field that revolve around innovation, technology and investment opportunities in the medical field.

We hope to achieve a happy and healthy society that exceeds expectation, which is why we are launching the Dubai Health forum to invite expert from different specialties to take part in the activities of the forum as it provides experts in the medical field with a platform to exchange ideas that contribute in emphasizing our goals… for a better future for us all

 

Humaid Al Qatami
Chairman of the Board
Director General of the Dubai Health authority

The event

Dubai Health Forum will take place on 15th and 16th Jan 2018 - Second Edition- held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai.

The forum is a momentous stepping stone on Dubai's journey to become a global pacesetter in innovative healthcare, and will bring together highly respected decision makers, health practitioners, international guest speakers, industry experts, multinational corporates and innovators launching next-generation, game-changing technologies.

The event will be a driver towards:

  • Engage and network with various healthcare stakeholders to share ideas, perspectives, and forward-thinking trends
  • Share examples and innovative approaches for the region with regards to promoting and sustaining healthy lifestyles and healthcare delivery outcomes
  • Acquire actionable insights regarding Dubai's future directions in healthcare

Luc Thijs

Luc Thijs (°1964, Belgian) obtained a Masters degree in commercial and consular sciences (1987), as well as a Masters degree in commercial and financial sciences (1988) at the School of Economics (EHL) in Hasselt, Belgium. In 2004 he complemented his education with the Advanced Management Program at Insead in Paris.

After a brief period at Bekaert Textiles, he started his career at Agfa Gevaert's Medical Division in 1990. He took up consecutive general management roles for Agfa HealthCare while based in Asia Pacific, in Latin America and in Italy. In April 2011 he was appointed President of the Agfa HealthCare business group and became a member of the Executive Management Committee of the Agfa Gevaertgroup.

Over the last 25 years, he contributed to Agfa's transformation from a photochemical company, to a digital company geared towards integrated care. Luc speaks six European languages and is based in Antwerp, Belgium.

Dr. Vijay Parashar

Dr. Parashar,received DDS from University of Detroit Mercy, MDSc and Certification in Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology from University of Connecticut. He is serving as Professor with Tenure at the Midwestern University in Arizona, USA. Dr. Parashar is a board certified specialist by American Board ofOral & Maxillofacial Radiology. He received Howard R. Raper Award and William H. Rollins Award for Research by the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology. He has conducted and published basic science, translational and clinical research with ongoing emphasis on interdisciplinary imaging research. He is serving on the National Dental Board Test Construction Committee, American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) Oral Radiology Review Committee, Councilor for CommunicationAmerican Academy ofOral & Maxillofacial Radiologyand isAmerican Dental Association Commission on Dental AccreditationConsultant/ Site Visitor.

Dr Shafi Ahmed

Shafi is a cancer surgeon at The Royal London and St Bartholomew's Hospitals. As a dedicated trainer, educator, and Associate Dean of Bart's Medical School, he was awarded the Silver Scalpel award in 2015 as the best national trainer in surgery by the Association of Surgeons in Training. He is currently serving as an elected member of council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, sits on a number of advisory panels for government and also serves as a civilian advisor for the Royal Air Force.

Dr. Ahmed is always looking at ways of translating technology into clinical practice with a mission to provide affordable and accessible surgical training to anyone and everyone using the power of connectivity to allow equitable surgical care.

Shafi has made world headline news in 2014 by streaming a live operation using Google Glass to 14,000 students and trainees across 132 countries.

On April 14th, 2016 he performed the world's first virtual reality operation which was watched by 55,000 people in 140 countries, and reached 4.5 million on Twitter. Currently, He is consulting & advising for Advance Mobile Applications to develop Google glass for telemedicine and telementoring.

In December 2016 he used Snapchat spectacles to records and teach surgery across the globe which He is in the top 25 medical influencers of Health Innovation and Technology on twitter with 14000 followers and in the top 50 of global Virtual Reality influencers.

Shafi is an international key note speaker having spoken at Wired, Tedx, MedTech Europe and at Exponential medicine, Singularity University where he is faculty. He chaired The Giant (Global Innovation and New Technologies) Health event at London's South Bank in November 2016

Paul Grundy

Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM is chief medical officer and global director of healthcare transformation for IBM's Healthcare and Life Science Industry. In this role, he develops and executes strategies that support IBM's transformation initiatives in the healthcare industry. Dr. Grundy is also a healthcare ambassador for the nation of Denmark and an adjunct professor at the University of Utah Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. He is a member of National Academy of Medicine; director of the ACGME, the body responsible for accrediting graduate medical training programs; and a member of the national advisory board to the National Center for Interprofessional Practice & Education. Dr. Grundy is the founding president of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) where he served as president of its Board of Directors from 2006 through January of 2016. The PCPCC is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to advancing an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home. Dr. Grundy was made an honorary member of the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2008 and the first international honorary member of the Irish National Association of General Practitioners. He is a retired senior diplomat with the rank of minister consular at the U.S. State Department.

Dr. Ashkan Fardost

Dr. Fardost is a specialist in how disruptive technologies affect industries, societies and human behavior. With this expertise, he advises both Fortune 500 companies and startups on future strategies, future business models and future customer behavior. Dr. Fardost is also an early- and late stage investor in non-listed companies. Dr. Fardost holds a PhD degree in chemical catalysis with applications in pharmaceutical sciences and nanotechnology.

He is also partner and board member in the Swedish IoT-company Tannak. Tannak started with connecting reindeers to the internet — in subzero climate regions of Sweden where there is no GSM or mobile data coverage nor access to electricity. The technology to achieve this is extremely robust, solar-powered and consists of tiny radio towers that create an independent network, covering vast areas of land, combined with tracking devices for the animals. Today, Tannak tracks a variety of animals around the world, and it can also be used to track mobile assets such as shipment containers, as well as monitoring the environment in remote areas.

Dr. Mary Aiken

Mary Aiken is an Adjunct Associate Professor at University College Dublin, Geary Institute for Public Policy, and Academic Advisor (Psychology) to the European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) at Europol. She is a lecturer in Criminology and Research Fellow at the School of Law, Middlesex University, a Fellow of the Society for Chartered IT Professionals, a SensemakingFellow at the IBM Network Science Research Centre, and Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Cyber Analytics at AIRS Hawaii Pacific University. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Hague Justice Portal. Dr Mary Aikens research interests include cyberchondria, virtual reality treatment of PTSD, youth behavioural escalation online, the impact of technology on the developing infant, the cyber rights of the child, virtual behavioral profiling and technology facilitated human trafficking. She has advised at national and European level in policy debates at the intersection of technology and human behavior. Dr Mary Aikens work as a cyberpsychologist inspired the CBS primetime television series 'CSI:Cyber', she is a producer on the show. Her recent book, The Cyber Effect, was listed by Nature the International weekly journal of science as a ‘best science pick' and by the Times as a 2016 book of the year in the Thought category.

Andie Brodowski

Andie Brodowski is an Associate Partner at IBM Middle East and Africa in the digital agency practice called IBM Interactive Experience and also leads the IBM Studios practice in Dubai. Her passion and expertise is in helping clients orchestrate digital and physical experiences for their customers to create meaningful moments that matter. These customer-centered experiences are informed and optimized by analytics and insights, enabled by trend-setting digital solutions, and positions clients to win in the market and leapfrog their competition.

Prior to joining IBM MEA, Andie was an Associate Partner at IBM North America in the Global IBM Interactive Experience Center of Competency practice. Andie has over15 years of experience that is a unique fusion of digital agency, business consulting, and industry marketing. Her industry experience includes government, healthcare, pharmaceutical, consumer product goods, retail, media, travel, insurance, and petroleum.

James Piecowye

James Piecowye is a professor in Zayed University's College of Communication and Media Sciences where he teaches the next generation of Emirati media professionals. In the evenings James swaps his teaching robes for a microphone and hosts the ever popular Nightline Program on DubaiEye where he talks about everything from cars to technology.

James is currently engaged in research that looks at audience metrics in the age of online streaming, youth culture and the role of media law in the UAE in promoting or dampening content creation.

Susan Etlinger

Susan Etlinger is an industry analyst with Altimeter Group, a Prophet company, where she focuses on data strategy, analytics and privacy. She conducts independent research on these topics and is the author of several related research reports. Susan works with global organizations to incorporate strategic and ethical data use into organizational culture and practice. She helps organizations develop frameworks and process that enable them to extract insights from multiple data streams and act on them in a practical, trustworthy and scalable manner. Susanalso works with technology vendors to refine product roadmaps and strategies based on her independent research.

Susan is recognized as one of the most influential voices in the Big Data industry. Her TED talk on big data has been viewed more than one million times. She is a member of the board of The Big Boulder Initiative, an industry organization dedicated to promoting the successful and ethical use of social data. She is regularly interviewed and asked to speak on data strategy and best practices for business, and has been quoted in outlets including The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, the BBC and Fast Company.

Susan is a published translator and holds a B.A in Rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley.

More about Susan on her blog: http://www.susanetlinger.com.

Jon Schull

Jon Schull is the Founder of e-NABLE, a global network of volunteers using 3D technologies to make free 3D printed prosthetics for children and underserved populations. A social and business entrepreneur, inventor, human-computer interaction researcher, and digital community organizer, Schull also co-founded the Enable Community Foundation and pioneering digital rights company SoftLock.com, aka DigitalGoods.com (NASDAQ:DIGS).

Schull is the author of 19 patents, most of them informed by his theoretical work in complex adaptive systems and his Ph.D. in Biological Psychology from University of Pennsylvania. Schull and his collaborators pioneer solutions for "Connected Humanitarians" and their beneficiary-partners around the world.

An entertaining and inspiring public speaker, Jon Schull is a veteran keynoter at business, technology, educational, and medical conferences.

Dr. Sulaiman Al Hattlan

Dr. Sulaiman Al-Hattlan is the founder and CEO of Hattlan Media, a media company, based in Dubai, aims to conduct researches and studies on new and social media in the Arab World. The company also provides media training and communications services for the public and private sectors. Dr. Al-Hattlan is the former CEO of the Arab Strategy Forum (ASF).

In addition to his previous role in strategically guiding the crucial knowledge sharing platform in the Arab World, Dr. Al-Hattlan was also a Senior Consultant to the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation and a Member of the Global Agenda Summit Council of the World Economic Forum.

A media veteran, Dr. Al Hattlan has extensive and diverse experience in GCC and Arab policies, international affairs, global economy and globalization, as well as strong academic and professional record.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Sulaiman was Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Arabia and the Chairman of Forbes CEO Middle East Forum. In 2005, Dr. Al Hattlan served as the international media consultant for the municipal elections in Saudi Arabia. During 2002-2004, he was the Public Affairs and International Media Advisor to the Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority (SAGIA).

Dr. Al-Hattlan has also worked with the US-based TV channel ABC News and participated in the production of key media projects on the Arab World, in partnership with international media outlets.

Dr. Al-Hattlan has published analytical articles in leading newspapers including the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and Miami Herald, as well as various newspapers across the GCC and the US. He continues to write daily and weekly columns for several newspapers in the GCC region and hosted the Gulf Talks show, a current affairs programme on Al Hurra TV, recently he joined Sky News Arabia as a host of a weekly TV show. Currently, he is an Editorial Board member of the World Policy Journal and a member of the Advisory Board of Sky News Arabia.

In 2011, he published his book, "The Street, Mr. President: Roots and Implications of the Arab Spring".

A recipient of the coveted Nieman Fellowship from the Harvard University in the US, Dr. Al-Hattlan holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from the King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. He also has a dual Master's degree from the Marshalls University and the Georgetown University in the US. In addition to holding a PhD in Communications from the Howard University, he received a Post-Doctorate from the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard.

Dr. Anwar Al Hammadi

Consultant and Head of Dermatology at Dubai Health Authority

Dr. Anwar Al Hammadi is double board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada and is among the leading Dermatologists in the region.

President of Emirates Dermatology Society

Dr. Al Hammadi is highly involved in academic teaching of both medical students and dermatology residents. He has published extensively in scientific journals and dermatology textbooks and presenting regularly at both national and international conferences.

Active in health awareness in all traditional media and social media

Has been awarded by H.H. Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum as most influencer in Health category in the first Arab Social Medial influencers summit

Dr. Abdul Karim Msaddi

Dr. Msaddi started his career as a neurosurgeon in France over 30 years ago and has trained in leading neurosurgical centersin Europe and USA. He moved to Gulf and then Dubai in 2000 with the vision to establish the first sub-specialized hospital for diagnosis and treatment of complex brain and spine conditions. Dedicated to improving patients' quality of life and a strong believer that family and moral support represent a crucial element of healing, he combined international expertise with the latest technologies to give patients access to treatments they otherwise needed to seek abroad. The modest 40 beds facility has now become a regional destination for medical tourists making up more than 50% of overall surgeries performed. His passion for his profession also makes him an excellent teacher and he lectures at major international conferences across the Middle East, Europe, North America and Asia. He is the founder and Chairman of Scientific and Training Committee of ArabSpine, and collaborates closely with the North American Spine Society and European Association of Neurosurgical Societies to organize prestigious medical conferences, courses and knowledge exchange platforms in the region. His publications and contributions are innumerable, living true to the true to the values he holds of raising the standards of care in the region.

Marcus Doe

Dr. Nathan Wolfe

Dr. Wolfe is the Founder & CEO of Metabiota, the pioneering risk analytics company that improves the world's resilience to epidemics. He holds the Lorry I. Lokey Business Wire Consulting Professorship in Human Biology at Stanford University. Dr. Wolfe received his doctorate in Immunology & Infectious Diseases from Harvard in 1998. He was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in 1997 and the NIH Director's Pioneer Award in 2005. He was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2009, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2010, and one of the Time 100 in 2011. Dr. Wolfe has published 90 technical articles and book chapters, and his work has been published in or covered by Nature, Science, The Lancet, PNAS, JAMA, The New York Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Wired, Scientific American, NPR, The New Yorker, National Geographic Magazine, and Forbes. Dr. Wolfe has over eight years of experience living and conducting biomedical research in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. His endeavors have attracted grant, contract and investment support totaling over $100 million.

Dr. Alvaro Goyanes

Alvaro has more than 10 years' experience in Pharmaceutics spanning Industry and Academia, passionate about technology and health. He is one of the first researchers assessing opportunities of 3D printing using Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) for manufacturing oral dosage forms and medical devices. He is Co-Founder and Development Director at FabRx, a specialist biotech company, focused on developing 3D printing technology for fabrication pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Before moving to FabRx, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at University College London - School of Pharmacy, manufacturing 3D printed medicines for oral drug delivery. His role included leading a formulation development project for Cycle Pharmaceuticals and managing research projects of MSc and Ph.D. students.

Prior to this, he got a fellowship from the Fundación Alfonso Martín Escudero for a Postdoctoral Research fellow in oral colon-specific delivery of vaccines at University College London- School of Pharmacy. Here he evaluated different approaches and technologies for colonic drug delivery through conventional methods and optimized biorelevant pharmaceutical dissolution testing.

Alvaro holds a PhD in Pharmaceutics from University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) based on pelletization by extrusion-spheronization, and a degree in Pharmacy from the same university.

Glen Hougan

Glen Hougan is an industrial/product and service designer whose background is in the area of user experience, product development, and design thinking. His research and work in the area of design for health and ageing has been covered in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and ABC's Good Morning America's Health Watch. He is a proponent of integrative design and proponent for design thinking in healthcare. In 2010 he was awarded the Sun Life Financial Chair in Design in Health and Aging in Canada, and in 2012 he was awarded a fellowship at the Mayo Clinic's Center for Innovation in the United States. He is principal of Wellspan Research and Design, a design consultancy focusing on healthcare issues.

Daniel Peterson

Daniel Peterson is Design Director at Screen Interaction where he and his team create people-centric and innovative digital services for health care, banking, public service and industry sectors in Europe and US utilising the Design Thinking frameworks. Daniel has previously held design leadership positions in multinational companies such as Nokia, Volvo and Sapient.

Dr. Ali Zarzour

Dr. Ali Zarzour is the Managing director of HIE, and international Advisor, provider, and integrator in the areas of Health quality, performance, and Information Technology.

Dr. Zarzour comes from Orion Health, where he started its business in the Middle East and Africa region. During is turnure at Orion Health, he built the business presesnce, operations, and team. Under his leadership the Orion Health business grew above 100% YoY for 4 years, and delivered implementations with top healthcare providers like Seha, HMC, NGHA, KFMC, MSD and others. Before that he worked at Eclipsys (Later Allscripts) where he was one of the founders of the International group, closing its first business internationally. Then he led the EMEA region as a VP and GM; establishing their presence, hiring the team, building local alliances and partnerships, and taking Eclipsys to the leading position in the region with a pipeline $ 800 M and Confirmed business of $ 140 Million.

Before that he was with Microsoft Corporation, where he ran the public sector business in the gulf region, and later created and grew Microsoft's health business in the Middle East and Africa region. He also contributed to the global Health business in the areas of strategy and major wins, and delivered the largest implementation of ERP worldwide at Abu Dhabi Health Authority.

Ali has a special interest and contributes to the academic society in the areas of strategy, entrepreneurship and development, in addition to his interest in healthcare informatics, and success in eHealth . In 2013 published his doctoral research at the University of Manchester around “Success in eHealth Implementations”. He is a founding member of Young Arab Leaders, a Dubai organization that supports and funds young entrepreneurs.

He holds a Doctorate Degree in Healthcare Management from the University of Manchester in the UK, a Master of Business Administration degree from top ranking University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, and a Bachelor in Economics degree from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. He is fluent in Arabic, English and Spanish.

Mohamed Khamis

Gold medalist at the Paralympics Gold medalist at the Paralympics Won over 30 medals in weightlifting
1999: Open European Championship in Hungary (Bronze) – Open Australian Championship (golden) - Open New Zealand Championships (gold)
2000: International Championship of Belgium (golden) – Open Spain International Championships (gold)
2001: Open European Championship in Hungary (Gold) - Open European Championship in Britain (Gold)
2002: GCC Championships in Kuwait (Gold) - World Championship lifts strength Malaysia (Gold)
2003: Open European Championship in Slovakia (Gold)
2004: Alum Olympic Games (Athens Olympics) (Gold)
2005: GCC Championships in KSA (Gold) - Asian Championship for lifts strength in Malaysia (Gold)
2006: Pacific Championships in Malaysia (Bronze) - World Championship lifts force Korea (Silver)
2008: Alum Olympic Games (Beijing Olympics) (Silver)
2009: Championship Orora Australia (Gold) - International Championship Netherlands (Gold) – Asia Cup Lifts Force Kuala Lumpur (Gold)
2010: Alum Olympic Asian Games (Guangzhou Olympics) (Silver)
2011: World Games for the physically disabled and amputation Emirates Sharjah (Bronze)- Open International championships in Hungary - International Open Championship Khorefkan Emirates (Silver) - International Open Championship Netherlands- Jordan International Championships (gold)
2013: Asian Championship for power lifts Kuala Lumpur (Silver and Bronze)
2014: Asian Games, Paralympics South Korea Incheon (Gold)
2015: Asian Championship for power lifts Kazakhstan (Silver)
2016: Paralympic Games Rio de Janeiro cycle (Gold)

Majid Al-Usaimi

Abdulla Al Aryani

Sara Mohammed Al Senaani

Dr Ahmad Abdulmalik

FAMILY MEDICINE SPECIALIST
FAMILY MED DEPARTMENT - AHMADI HOSPITAL
M.B. B.Ch. B.A.O. B.A.
int MRCGP
ROYAL COLLEGE OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS - UK

Writer In al - kuwaityah NewsPaper - http://www.alkuwaityah.com .
Published My first book ( Medical Myth's ) in November 2015.
Published My second book (This Or That ? Choose For Your Health ) in November 2016.
Activist in the social Media in spreading Health awareness. @DRDIVERQ8 - HAVE MORE THAN 750 thousand follower.

Mr. Gabriel Tayoun

Gaby's education is of mixed background: he attended French Private Schooling in Lebanon before graduating from British Universities. Gaby holds an Engineering Diploma from Middlesex Polytechnic in London, and a degree in Building Economics and Real Estate Investment Management from Scottish Universities.

He started his working career in the Sultanate of Oman in 1982, working for both the consultancy and the contracting industries, and later was appointed as Head of Projects in Oman's Royal Palace.

In 1989 Gaby founded his first enterprise in Paris. 25 years later, Gaby is still an active executive with a structured group of businesses diversified in Consultancy, Healthcare and Hospitality. He is currently the Chairman of OPTIMUM HOLDING, invested in diversified businesses, of which the following are related to Management:

  • EUROPTIMA: An international MANAGEMENT, ECONOMICS & ADVISORY business providing services to the Construction and Real Estate Industries in over 30 Countries.
  • MEDICAL FACILITIES PROJECTS: A turnkey EPC contractor of Hospitals.

Gaby is Board Member and Advisor to a number of International Corporate Boards. He is an established leader in structuring and delivering large real estate investment programs, both in the Public and the Private sectors under different forms of BOT, PFI, PPP and Fund Structuring.

Hamad Al Matrooshi

As Senior Vice President, Healthcare and Education, Hamad Al Matrooshi is responsible for strategic development, project management, growth, and operations of the Healthcare and Education portfolio at Meraas Holdings

Hamad brings broad experience over more than 13 years in premium real estate development, project management, quality assurance, and corporate affairs. In his former role as Director of Project Management at Meraas Holdings’ Leisure and Entertainment division, he was responsible for developing, documenting, and implementing processes and building and mentoring best practice teams. Al Matrooshi directed all phases of programs and projects from inception through to completion at Leisure and Entertainment.

Before joining Meraas Holdings, Al Matrooshi was the Head of Project Delivery at Masdar, where he led two key real estate development projects; the Siemens HQ and Masdar HQ buildings. Al Matrooshi began is landmark real estate project management and development career at Dubai Holding and Nakheel.

Hamad Al Matrooshi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the American University in Dubai (AUD), majoring in Finance and Marketing. He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Business from the University of Wollongong and has graduated from the Dubai Leaders Program, a leadership initiative launched by the Government of Dubai in partnership with Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Hisham Wyne

Dr. Heba Ibrahim Ali

Dr. Heba is a Specialist Radiologist from NSH Group with over 14 years of experience in the field of radiology and imaging. She gained her experience from training and working in number of premier facilities and institutes within the Middle East. She gained her master degree in Radiology in 2005, Doctorate degree in 2011 and European Diploma in Radiology in 2015.

She is passionate sharing her knowledge and experience as she was a faculty, author for many published international accredited researches and speaker in many international conferences.

Speakers

  • Owais

    H.E Abdulrahman Bin Mohamed Al Owais

    United Arab Emirates Health & Prevention Minister

    H.E. ABDULRAHMAN BIN MOHAMED AL OWAIS is the UAE's Health and Prevention Minister. He oversees the development and implementation of all policies, regulations and mechanisms for raising public healthcare awareness and ensuring that the national healthcare system is at par with international standards.

    H.E. Al Owais was officially appointed as Minister of Health in 2013 – a post he maintained in 2016, when the Ministry's name was changed to the Ministry of Health and Prevention. He was previously the UAE's Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development from 2006 and took over as acting Minister of Health in 2011 concurrent to his position as Minister of Culture.

    Aside from his ministerial duties, H.E. Al Owais has also actively involved himself in other distinguished organizations, serving distinct leadership posts like;

    • Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources
    • Chairman of the Board of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority
    • Senior Vice President of the National Olympic Committee
    • Chairman of Health Council
    • Chairman of the Board of the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences
    • Chairman of the Board of the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award

  • Marcus Doe

    Haile Thomas

    CEO Happy Organization

    Haile Thomas is 16 years old, a youth health activist, motivational speaker, teen vegan chef, and the youngest Certified Health Coach, trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She is also, the founder and CEO of the HAPPY Organization established in 2012. HAPPY (Healthy Active Positive Purposeful Youth) was established to address the need for free and/or low cost nutrition and culinary education for young people in underserved areas. At 10 years old, Haile began her journey to engage, educate, and inspire youth and families to embrace healthy habits. Her experience in the health food movement includes personally engaging well over 7000 young people in schools, summer camps, community events, and through HAPPY's youth programs and special events, as well as through her appearances at major health and wellness conferences across the united states. Haile has been featured on the Today Show, Dr. Oz, Food Network, Home and Family Show, and The Rachael Ray Show, and highlighted in several major American publications including the New York Times, Fortune Magazine, O Magazine, Teen Vogue, and YES Magazine, and is the first teen to be featured on the Cover of Experience Life Magazine in September 2016.

  • Marcus Doe

    H.E Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Obaid Al Saidi

    The Minister of Health

    Sultanate of Oman

    Education and Qualification: BSc, Park College, Kansas City, U.S.A. MB ChB, University of Glasgow, U.K. Diplomas, FRCP-Glasgow, FRCP-London, FFPH and General Management, Harvard Business School U.S.A.

    • The Minister of Health, Sultanate of Oman.
    • The Under Secretary for Health Affairs & Senior Consultant Rheumatologist, Ministry of Health, Sultanate Oman.
    • Deputy Director General (Medical), Head of Medical Division & Senior Consultant Physician/Rheumatologist, the Royal Hospital, Sultanate of Oman.
    • Senior Consultant Physician/Rheumatologist,theRoyal Hospital.
    • Consultant Rheumatologist & Senior Lecturer, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol.
    • Clinical Fellow in Rheumatology, Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD), Upper Borough Walls, Bath.

    HE has a wide and extensive medical exposure and experience both within Sultanate of Oman and abroad. He contributes a lot in publishing and lecturing at regional, national and international level on topics include Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis, SLE, Scleroderma and other Rheumatic conditions.

  • Marcus Doe

    Mick Cornett

    Mayor of Oklahoma City

    United States

    Mick Cornett is the current mayor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, having served in that position since 2004. He is the first mayor in Oklahoma City history to be elected to four terms and is currently the longest-serving mayor among the 50 largest cities in America. Cornett also serves as President of The United States Conference of Mayors and served as national President of the Republican Mayors and Local Officials (RMLO). U.S. Conference of Mayors. He served as Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Urban Economic Affairs Committee until 2007. After graduating, Cornett worked for twenty years in news and sports as a reporter, anchor, and manager in Oklahoma City. As a reporter, he covered city politics from 1997 to 1999. In 1999 he started his own video production company, Mick Cornett Video Productions, specialising in jobs for the corporate and legal sectors. Cornett's most notable achievements as Mayor include the successful lobbying that resulted in Oklahoma City's first major league sports team, the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association, and the passage of MAPS 3, a $777 million quality-of-life infrastructure programme for Oklahoma City. Cornett is a proponent for progressive initiatives such as rapid and mass transit, economic diversification, urban renaissance, and civic beautification. Neighborhoods such as Asia District, Uptown, MidTown, Capitol Hill, the Eastside, and others have experienced an economic revitalisation during his tenure.

  • Marcus Doe

    H.E Ohood Bint Khalfan Al Roumi

    Minister of State for Happiness

    UAE

    Her Excellency Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi is the Minister of State for Happiness in the new UAE Cabinet, announced in February 2016. The new ministry aims to promote the UAE's plans, programmes and policies to promote the happiness of the UAE society.

    She is also Director General of the Prime Minister's Office of UAE. She oversees multiple strategic projects and initiatives such as UAE Vision 2021, The National Agenda, the UAE Government Strategy, The National Strategy for Innovation, Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre For Government Innovation, Government Performance Management System "Adaa", Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program, Mohammed Bin Rashid Government Excellence Award, UAE Government Leaders Programme, Emirates Government Service Excellence Program, Global Star Rating System for Services, Best M-Government Service and Mohammed Bin Rashid Policies Council.

    In addition, H.E Al Roumi is the Vice-President of World Government Summit Organization, and she has formally occupied several positions within the Government of Dubai and Federal Government. She was Head of the Economic Policy at The Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai, and prior to that she was Manager of the Business Research at Dubai Chamber of Commerce.

  • Marcus Doe

    H.E Excellency Dr. Aisha Butti Bin Bishr

    Director General of the Smart Dubai Office

    Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr is the Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, the government entity charged with overseeing Dubai's citywide smart transformation, engaging with leadership in the public and private sector to make Dubai a global benchmark smart city.

    Prior to her appointment as Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr was Assistant Director General of the Executive Office, where she lead the Smart Dubai task force team from the time of the announcement of the Smart Dubai initiative in March 2014, to the formation of the Smart Dubai Office.

    Prior to that, Dr. Aisha worked in the Ministry of Labor as an Assistant Undersecretary for support services responsible for developing and implementing strategic management, partnership development and change management policies. With 20 years of experience in information, communication and technology (ICT) development in public and government sectors, she possesses analytical, coordination, communication and advocacy skills relating to ICT, public reform trends and strategies.

    Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr holds a PHD in Management, Science, Technology and Innovation and Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Policy and Research on Engineering, Science and Technology from Manchester Business School. A Bachelor of Science (BS), Applied Science (Business Information Technology) from Higher Colleges of Technology , and a degree in Public Finance Management from Dubai School of Government as well as a graduate of Orchestrating Winning Performance from IMD

  • Marcus Doe

    H.E Abdullah bin Khaled AlQahtani

    Minister of Public Health

    State of Qatar

    H.E Abdullah bin Khaled AlQahtani was the Minister of Public Health at the State of Qatar since 2009, he was also member of the National Health Authority in 2005-2008. In addition to that, he was appointed as undersecretary of the Ministry of Business and Trade in 2007-2009. He also held the chairmanship of leading companies including Qatar Sports Investments and Almeera Consumer Goods; in addition to membership at the boards of directors at Qatar Central Bank and the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment. Furthermore, he was appointed as the director of the 15th Asian Games (Asiad Doha 2006).

  • Marcus Doe

    Bernard Kouchner

    Minister of Health & Humanitarian Affairs

    France

    Bernard Kouchner, French minister of foreign and European Affairs until November 2010, has played an important role in European politics for many decades. Having been a minister in different French administrations for a total of eighteen years, he is an outspoken advocate for humanitarian causes. His experience as foreign minister—and prior to that minister in charge of both health and humanitarian action—enabled him to share his informed insights as to what happens behind the scenes and what he feels can be done for a better future.

    A medical doctor by training, Kouchner is most well known for being the co-founder and former president of Médecins Sans Frontières, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning humanitarian organization, which is made up of voluntary medical personnel who contribute their time and expertise to assist in situations of emergency or inadequate medical care in the developing world. He organized humanitarian operations to Somalia, El Salvador, Lebanon and Vietnam. In addition, he led field operations in Cambodia, Thailand, Uruguay, Peru, Guatemala and Honduras.

    The first person to challenge the Red Cross' stance of neutrality and silence in wars and massacres, Kouchner has played an important role in international humanitarian efforts for more than twenty years. As France's minister of health and humanitarian affairs, he convinced the U.N. to accept "the right to interfere" resolution and after devastating civil wars in the Balkans, served as special representative to U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan in Kosovo. Kouchner continues to promote universal access to medical care and to take part in international efforts in the fight against AIDS.

    An influential person in the French political scene, holding a number of ministerial positions in different French administrations totaling more than eighteen years, he served as France's minister of health and before that as minister of state for humanitarian action and minister of state for social integration. He was also the professor of public health at the Health and Development Department of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM).

  • Marcus Doe

    Luc Thijs

    President

    AGFA HealthCare
    Sustainability & Change Management

     
    View Profile
  • Marcus Doe

    Dr. Vijay Parashar

    BDS, MDS, DDS

    United States of America
    3D Printing in Healthcare

     
     
    View Profile
  • Marcus Doe

    Dr Shafi Ahmed

    Consultant Surgeon & Co Founder of Medical Realitiess

    Medical Realities
    UK

    View Profile
  • Marcus Doe

    Paul Grundy

    MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM

    Chief medical officer
    IBM's Healthcare and Life Science Industry

     
    View Profile
  • Marcus Doe

    Dr. Ashkan Fardost

    Scientist. Investor. Advisor. Global Speaker

    Tannak / Foxtale / Hyper Island
    Sweden

     
    View Profile
  • Marcus Doe

    Dr. Mary Aiken

    Cyberpsychologist ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

    University College
    Dublin, Ireland

     
    View Profile
  • Andie Brodowski

    Andie Brodowski

    Associate Partner and Head of Studio, IBM Studios Dubai

    Middle East and Africa

     
    View Profile
  • James Piecowye

    James Piecowye

    Professor and Radio
    Show Host

    Zayed University and Arabian Radio Network

     
    View Profile
  • Susan

    Susan Etlinger

    Industry Analyst

    San Francisco

     
     
     
    View Profile
  • john

    Jon Schull

    Founder of e-NABLE

    New York

     
     
     
    View Profile
  • sulaiman

    Dr. Sulaiman Al Hattlan

    CEO, AlHattlan Media

    Dubai, UAE

     
    View Profile
  • Anwar

    Dr. Anwar Al Hammadi

    Consultant and Head of Dermatology at Dubai Health Authority  
    View Profile
  • Abdul Karim

    Dr. Abdul Karim Msaddi

    Founder and CEO Neuro Spinal Hospital

    Dubai, UAE

    View Profile
  • nathan

    Dr. Nathan Wolfe

    Founder & CEO of Metabiota

    US

     
     
    View Profile
  • alvaro

    Dr. Alvaro Goyanes

    Director of Development, FabRx

    United Kingdom

     
     
    View Profile
  • glen

    Glen Hougan

    University designer and researcher

    Canada

     
     
    View Profile
  • daniel

    Daniel Peterson

    Design Director

    Screen Interaction

     
     
     
    View Profile
  • zarzour

    Dr. Ali Zarzour

    Healthcare Innovation Expert and Author

    Chicago

     
     
    View Profile
  • mohamed

    Mohamed Khamis

    Gold medalist at the Paralympics

    Dubai, UAE

     
     
    View Profile
  • majid

    Majid Al-Usaimi

    Executive Director of Dubai Club for the Disabled

    Dubai, UAE

     
     
    View Profile
  • aryani

    Abdulla Al Aryani

    Winner of 61 medals in Shooting at the Paralympics Vision

    Dubai, UAE

     
    View Profile
  • daniel

    Sara Mohammed Al Senaani

    Abu Dhabi Club for special needs - Bronze medalist at the Paralympics 2016 Vision

    UAE

    View Profile
  • daniel

    Dr Ahmad Abdulmalik

    FAMILY MED DEPARTMENT - AHMADI HOSPITAL

    UAE

     
    View Profile
  • daniel

    Mr. Gabriel Tayoun

    President Europtima

    France

     
     
     
    View Profile
  • daniel

    Hamad Al Matrooshi

    VP Meraas Healthcare and Education  
     
     
    View Profile
  • daniel

    Hisham Wyne

    Copywriter & Content Consultant. MC & Presenter

    Dubai, UAE

     
     
    View Profile
  • daniel

    Dr. Heba Ibrahim Ali

    Specialist Radiologist from NSH Group

    Dubai, UAE

     
     
    View Profile

Facebook

Instagram

Topics

Technology in
Healthcare

An opportunity for technology companies and service providers to showcase how they are innovating smart new solutions.

Sustainable
Health Systems

Giving partners the opportunity to showcase their sustainable practices.
 
 

Governance Legislations & Medical Ethics

Enabling partners to show their leadership role in their industry and communities.
 

Healthcare
Leadership

Covering collaborations between public and private sector companies taking the lead in health.
 

Investment for a Healthier & Happier Community

Embracing investors, entrepreneurs and the wider business community investing in health breakthroughs.

Health
Workforce

A chance to show appreciation to the health practitioners and experts who deliver progress on the ground daily.

Family Health
& Well Being

Enabling partners to show their leadership role in their industry and communities.

Explore Dubai

Dubai - the exotic jewel of the United Arab Emirates; Bordered by deserts and beaches, Dubai provides stark contrasts, from intriguing Islamic culture to the ultra-modern, high-tech metropolis of the 21st century. The city is a magnificent expression of an incredible vision and an uncompromising statement of success and opportunity ... Dubai has something for everyone, from vacationers seeking a relaxing break away from the pressures of work,

Venue

The first edition of the Dubai Health Forum would be held in the Baniyas Hall of the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 203 Riyadh St - Dubai. From 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM on 9th & 15th January 2017. Click here to view the venue.

Why to choose us

Media

Dubai Health Authority Press Release

UAE, Dubai, December 26, 2016: In a bid to explore health technologies and initiatives that aim to promote and sustain healthy lifestyles and healthcare delivery outcomes, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will be launching the ‘Dubai Health Forum' (DHF) from January 15 -16, 2017.

The event, which will be held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Read More ...

Platinum Sponsor

cisco

Gold Sponsors

walmart
daf

Knowledge Partners

gamescast
gamescast
IBM

 

 

Transportation Partner

walmart

Airline Partner

gamescast