Healthcare experts to address key issues of funding UHC; economic growth & the intersection of healthcare sustainability; climate change and its impact on health for megacities and women leadership for global health
Two of the MENA region’s leading exhibitions for the healthcare industry, Arab Health and Medlab Middle East, will launch their latest initiative, the Future Health Summit, in January 2022. The high-level event will be attended by over 150 senior government healthcare officials, CEOs and visionaries, from across the globe who are building a future-proof healthcare strategy.
The invitation-only, in-person summit takes place on the evening of 25 January. The first session of the evening aims to address sustainability, innovation, and the future of healthcare, by examining innovative concepts in securing sustainable healthcare for all. Eminent speakers will offer solutions that can create healthcare reform while gaining efficiencies in healthcare spending by harnessing the digital era’s transformative power.
Moderated by Dr Michele Barry, Director, Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford University, panellists include Dr Alaa Murabit, Medical Doctor, Global Security Strategist, Women’s Rights Advocate and United Nations High-Level Commissioner on Health, Employment & Economic Growth; Päivi Sillanaukee, Ambassador for Health and Wellbeing, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland; Dr Sameh El-Saharty, Program Leader for Human Development, GCC Country Department, The World Bank and Dr Anton Decker, President, Mayo Clinic International.
Dr Murabit said: “If the last two years have highlighted anything to us, it is the incredible importance of sustainable health systems that are fit for purpose and forward-thinking. I am excited to be participating in the Future Health Summit, where the most necessary, tangible and consequential health advancements of our time will be discussed and presented. If we are to prevent future pandemics from impacting our entire lives, livelihoods, and communities, we need to start investing in ideas and solutions that bridge the gap from where we are to where we need to be.”
Solenne Singer, Group Director for Informa Markets, said: “Sustainability and innovative technology are at the heart of future healthcare delivery. As such, we decided to invite visionary experts and those with influence over government policy to an exclusive gathering to discuss the way forward and how existing healthcare models need to be disrupted to provide a healthcare service fit for future generations.
“Digital healthcare technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), 3D-printing, Virtual and Augmented Reality, nanotechnology and robotics have been instrumental in developing more timely processes for tests, vaccines, and pharmaceuticals and making health systems more responsive and productive during the pandemic.
“As we move forward, the importance of technology will gain pace; however, ensuring we fully utilise the opportunities it affords will be a result of partnership working and embracing these technologies by all in the healthcare industry.”
Arab Health, which returns to the Dubai World Trade Centre from 24 -27 January 2022 under the theme of ‘United by business, forging ahead’, will see technology take centre stage with the latest advancements in the healthcare sector being showcased through a series of panel discussions, keynote speeches and the latest products on the show floor.
Medlab Middle East 2022, co-located with Arab Health, is the MENA region’s largest medical laboratory exhibition and congress. The event will also focus on innovative products and trending technologies that are shaping the world of diagnostics. The event will attract global laboratory and healthcare professionals and feature a range of scientific lectures, industry briefings, product demonstrations and networking opportunities.
For more information please visit www.arabhealthonline.com/future-health-summit.