The Dubai Health Authority is hosting the Dubai Health Forum from January 15th - 16th, 2018. This forum is in line with Dubai's 2016 - 2021 ambitious strategic goals, which focuses on transforming Dubai into the chosen destination for healthcare treatment and tourism. Dubai has world class infrastructure in healthcare and is equipped with the medical facilities and services, and investment opportunities that are in line with the goals of the Government and compete with modern international standards. These facilities and services are commissioned to help Dubai and UAE achieve happiness and satisfaction amongst its residents.
The Dubai Health Authority is honoured to be hosting the Dubai Health Forum under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. His Highness Sheikh 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 conference.
The Authority welcomes healthcare & community experts who are taking part in the forum with the firm belief that they will start fruitful discussions around important subjects in the healthcare that revolve around innovation, technology and investment opportunities.
We hope to achieve a happy and healthy society that exceeds expectation, which is why we are hosting the Dubai Health Forum and invite our partners from different specialties to take part in this thought leading conversation. This forum provides experts & thought leaders with a platform to exchange ideas that contribute in emphasizing our goals, i.e. a better future for us all.
I look forward to welcoming you to Dubai Health Forum 2018
Humaid Al Qatami
Chairman of the Board
Director General of the Dubai Health authority
Dubai Health Forum will take place on 15th and 16thJan 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.
A brilliant thinker and entrepreneur unlocking the extraordinary promise of the new life sciences.
Juan Enriquez is one of those unique individuals who lives in the future and works on the cutting edge of discovery. He is an active investor in early-stage private companies in the life sciences sector, and is one of the world's leading authorities on the uses and benefits of genomic research.
Juan Enriquez's newest book, with Steve Gullans, is Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Nonran-dom Mutation are Changing Life on Earth. In Evolving Ourselves, Juan and Steve Gullans conduct a sweeping tour of how humans are changing the course of evolution — sometimes intentionally, sometimes not.
Eric Brown is the Director of Foundational Innovation for IBM Watson Health. Eric is located at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. His team is responsible for developing, piloting, and incubating advanced cognitive technologies for healthcare and life sciences, including big data, NLP, reasoning, and learning. Eric's team works closely with Watson Health offering management and development to incorporate advanced innovation and Research technologies into Watson Health Offerings.
Eric received his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Vermont, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has been at IBM since 1995. Prior to moving to Watson Health, Eric was a scientist and Director in the IBM Research division and a technical lead on the Watson Jeopardy! Grand Challenge project. Eric has conducted research and development in information retrieval, question answering, text analysis, and biomedical informatics.
Is a blind Japanese computer scientist, known for her work at IBM Research - Tokyo in accessibility. A Netscape browser plug-in which she developed, the IBM Home Page Reader, became the most widely used web-to-speech system available. She is the recipient of numerous industry and government awards.
Asakawa's research projects have included developing a word processor for Braille documents, developing a digital library for Braille documents, developing a Netscape browser plug-in that converted text to speech and provided a more convenient web navigation mechanism for blind people, and developing a system that would allow sighted web designers to experience the web as blind people. Her browser plugin became a 1997 IBM product, the IBM Home Page Reader, and within five years it had become the most widely used web-to-speech system available.
More recently her work has also studied accessible control of multimedia content, technological and social changes that would allow elderly people to work for more years before retiring, and the development of technology that would make the physical world more accessible to blind people.
Dr. Thomas H. Bornemann served as the Director of the Mental Health Program at The Carter Center under the leadership of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter from August 2002 to February 2017. Prior, he served as Senior Adviser for Mental Health in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence of the World Health Organization. While at the World Health Organization, Dr.Bornemann worked on the development of the World Health Report which focused on Mental Health.
Dr.Bornemann has spent his entire career in public mental health working in all aspects including: clinical practice, research, research management, policy development and administration at the national level. In 1994, Dr.Bornemann was appointed the Deputy Director of the Federal Center for Mental Health Services in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In that capacity, he had day-to-day responsibility for administering a national program which serves as the Federal focal point for mental health services. He was responsible for providing direction of a program of support to States and communities in service delivery, and in promoting knowledge development and application of best practices. During his tenure at the Center, Dr.Bornemann provided leadership in the development of the first ever Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health
Economist Amitabh Chandra is a leading authority on health economics, on productivity and innovation in healthcare, and on market-driven solutions in healthcare policy. Amitabh has a plan for comprehensive healthcare reform that insures the uninsured, improves quality of care, and eliminates the perverse incentives that currently drive up costs. Amitabh Chandra is a professor of public policy and Director of Health Policy Research at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Market-driven solutions for healthcare. Amitabh's research shows that market forces do apply in healthcare, contrary to conventional wisdom, but they need to be more intelligently applied. Amitabh proposes increasing competition, giving healthcare consumers greater choices and better information, and using effective measures for patient outcomes, among other changes.
Tanmay Bakshi, 14, began coding at the age of five and is among the youngest developers using cognitive and cloud computing to build applications engineered to augment human capabilities. He is a neural-network architect, author, algorithm-ist, keynote and TED speaker, IBM Champion & Honorary IBM Cloud Advisor and also the host of an IBM Facebook Live Series called Watson Made Simple with Tanmay. His passion for learning and sharing through his YouTube channel, books, and other media has taught him how to best utilize and apply cognitive computing in fields ranging from banking and finance to healthcare and medicine to music and chatbots. Tanmay is currently working to achieve his goal of inspiring and training 100,000 kids and novice developers to help them create their own solutions. Tanmay believes "AI+ Cognitive" is about augmenting humans' capabilities rather than replacing humans or taking over jobs. This is seen in his healthcare technology creations, which are aimed at extending the capabilities of disabled patients through cognitive IoT systems
Ruben Meerman is an author, television presenter and speaker known to Australians as the Surfing Scientist. He has reported on science and performed studio experiments on radio and television programs since 2004.
Ruben worked in the laser engineering industry before embarking on a career in science communication. He turned his attention to the science of weight loss after losing 16 kilograms of his own in 2013, and wondered where all his missing fat had gone. By tracing the metabolic pathway of all the atoms in an average human fat molecule out of the body, Ruben showed that 84% of the fat mass shed during weight loss is exhaled as carbon dioxide. The remaining 16% is converted to water. During this work, Ruben also uncovered surprising misconceptions about how weight loss works amongst doctors, dietitians, personal trainers and the general public alike. His survey and novel calculations were published in the British Medical Journal in 2014.
After 18 years on Wall Street, including 10 at Goldman Sachs as a Partner, Paul Scialla's interest in sustainability and altruistic capitalism led him to found Delos, which is merging the world's largest asset class - real estate - with the world's fastest growing industry - wellness. Since the company's inception, Paul has become a leading voice in the sustainability movement, serving as a keynote speaker at prominent green building, real estate, and technology forums and conferences around the world. Paul is also the Founder of the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), which administers the WELL Building Standard (WELL) globally to improve human health and wellbeing through the built environment, a member of the Board of Directors for the Chopra Foundation, and a founding board member of the JUST Capital Foundation. Paul graduated from New York University with a degree in finance, and he currently resides in New York City.
Since 1 January 2018, Martin Nydegger (46) is the CEO of Switzerland Tourism. He has been a member of the Executive Board since 2008 and was in charge of Business Development until the end of 2017. He had previously managed the ST branch office in Amsterdam for three years. Prior to joining ST, he already held a number of positions in the tourism sector, including six years as Director of the Engadin/Scuol Tourism Board. A native of Bern, Nydegger holds an Executive MBA in Strategic Corporate Management and has repeatedly undergone further training in the field of marketing management. He is married and has an 11-year-old son.
Sustainability & Change Management
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3D Printing in Healthcare
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An opportunity for technology companies and service providers to showcase how they are innovating smart new solutions.
Giving partners the opportunity to showcase their sustainable practices.
Enabling partners to show their leadership role in their industry and communities.
Covering collaborations between public and private sector companies taking the lead in health.
Embracing investors, entrepreneurs and the wider business community investing in health breakthroughs.
A chance to show appreciation to the health practitioners and experts who deliver progress on the ground daily.
Sustainable Energy & Environment Health
Reduced pollution -Air quality Index
Disaster preparedness and response
Treatment and Prevention of Climate Change Related Health Problems
Low-emissions cooking technologies
Energy access at community health facilities & poor populations
Technology & Innovation in Health
Electronic Medical records
Big Data and Population care Management
Internet of Things
Road Traffic Accidents
Sustainable Economics in health
The Current Trajectory of Healthcare Spending
Rising Costs Vs Public Funding
Demand and Supply of Health Services - Cost vs Benefit impact
Universal Health Care funding
Green & Safe Health Facilities
Sustainability Models Delivering wellbeing to Patients, Employers and the Community
Using Cutting-edge Informatics - Occupational Health Services
Corporate Health and Safety Programs
Integrating Health and Protection and Health Promotion
Exploring Newly Emerging and Persistent Occupational Scourges
Workplace safety and compliance
Human Capital in health
Achieving equity through a strategic focus - Capacity Building
Gender disparity - Bridging the gap: Male vs females
Expanding work-based learning opportunities in healthcare
Healthy Education and lifestyles program : transforming healthcare throughout the community.
Preparing future leaders to improve community health
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