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Essa Al Maidoor inaugurates the 19th Edition of DUPHAT Conference & Exhibition

: Saturday, March 15 - 2014 @ 14:58

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, H. E. Essa Al Maidoor, Director General of Dubai Health Authority,inaugurated today the 19th edition of the International Pharmaceuticals & Technologies Conference & Exhibition – (DUPHAT) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition centre. H. E. Essa Al Maidoor was accompanied by a number of local and international representatives and heads of delegations.

Following the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, H. E. Essa Al Maidoor had a tour in the exhibition and explored the latest Pharmaceutical Technologies displayed by national, regional and international pharmaceutical industry players. H. E. Essa Al Maidoor said: “The Pharmaceutical field is of utmost importance to the healthcare sector, mainly when aiming to provide top notch healthcare services. If the right medicine is not available, the healthcare service would be incomplete. Pharmacy enhances the ability to provide special healthcare service, especially when advanced drugs are available. Pharmacy shapes and enhances the health and medical security in UAE and Gulf region.”

His Excellency Essa Al Maidoor completed saying: “The ongoing progress in research and studies provide the Pharmaceutical sector with the share of latest knowledge which is the goal of such scientific events and gatherings such as DUPHAT.”

Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of DUPHAT Conference and Exhibition and the Chairman of INDEX Holding said: “INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions Organization Est. has been organizing DUPHAT for 19 years, and we are very proud that DUPHAT now is one of the most prestigious and vital events organized by INDEX in Dubai that enjoys a sustainable annual growth. DUPAHT is also considered an excellent platform for the continuous education in pharmacy and it also creates an opportunity for professionals and experts to interact and exchange knowledge under the umbrella of well-known international medical and pharmaceutical organizations.”

On other note, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani highlighted the vital role that the DUPHAT Conference enjoys and how it influences the investment industry in Dubai, in addition to reflecting and stressing on the success achieved by Dubai year after year. The event registered a big success in terms of the number of participants, visitors, scientific sessions, participating companies and sponsors of this vital event.

From his side Dr. Ali Al Sayed, Chairman of DUPHAT Conference was quoted saying: “DUPHAT Conferences are the most anticipated event in the calendar for a pharmacy professional in this region.”

“Lots of prestigious local, regional and international associations and pharmaceutical representatives, speakers participate in DUPHAT every season. DUPHAT this year is expected to attract more than 18,000 visitors and participants; in addition, there are more than 420 participating companies from 73 countries. Moreover, the floor space for DUPHAT this year reached 10,000 square meters reflecting a 20% increase in space compared to last year. Exhibitors are displaying their latest inventions and technologies while also introducing the latest pharmaceutical concepts in this field, in order to attract the investors from the MENASA region to invest in this industry”. Continued Dr. Abdul Salam

DUPHAT is considered the largest pharmaceuticals and technologies event in the Middle East attracting experts and pharmaceuticals from all over the world who participate to enhance their knowledge, learn from one another’s experiences, and gain credit hours..

DUPHAT conference this year, hosts 24 scientific sessions and 21 workshops that cover a variety of specialized pharmaceutical topics delivered by 72 speakers and specialists including deans, university professors, consultants, and seniors from prestigious pharmaceutical associations. The topics covered during the three days conference will touch upon all pressing issues in the pharmaceutical field such as: Innovation in Pharmacy Practice, Challenges in Pharmacy Practice, Medicine Shortages, Drug Discovery and New Therapeutic Agents, Good Perspectives in Pharmaceutical Services, Medication Safety, Future of Pharmacy Practice, Clinical Pharmacy and many more.

“As Chairman of the conference, I hope every delegate attending the 19th edition of DUPHAT is able to discover the latest and innovative knowledge in the field of pharmacy. As in the past, this exchange of knowledge will be channelized through an assortment of scientific sessions presented across three intense days by the distinguished international panel of acclaimed professors, scientists and educationists from across the globe,” concluded Dr. Ali.

This year, DUPHAT Exhibition is hosting 420 companies from over 70 countries showcasing latest products and concepts from the pharmaceutical industry to attract visitors from different parts of the world. Concurrent to the three-day event, there shall be 450 Poster Presentations that will be evaluated by a jury from highly reputed universities who will honor outstanding students and participants.

DUPHAT conference and exhibition is organized by Index Conferences and Exhibitions Organization Est. – member of INDEX Holding and in cooperation with the Dubai Health Authority. It is classified as one of the largest events dedicated to the pharmaceutical field and related technologies, as it is approved and accredited by the Dubai Health Authority in addition to a number of international scientific organizations specialized in this field.

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