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Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Inaugurates Duphat Conference and Exhibition

United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, March 22 - 2011 @ 13:50

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan was accompanied by H.E Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid Director General of Dubai Health Authority and a number of local and international representatives and heads of delegations.

Following the traditional inauguration ceremony and the ribbon-cutting, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid congratulated the organizing committee for the success achieved by Duphat conference and exhibition over the past sixteen years, he also emphasized that Duphat is a continuing education forum and platform for professional interaction and scientific discourse. His Highness also had a tour in the exhibition and explored the latest Pharmaceutical Technologies displayed by national, regional and international pharmaceutical industry players.

His Highness was impressed by the continuous growth achieved every year, he also said that this tremendous turnout reinforces the role of Dubai as a regional hub for major international companies who are looking forward to promoting their products from Dubai to the Middle East and the world Market.

H.E. Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid, Director General – Dubai Health Authority said “Duphat is classified as one of the major specialty event which brings us the latest technical updates from the pharmaceuticals industry on regional and international levels, as it is recognized and accredited by the Dubai Health Authority and many international scientific organizations that serve the pharmaceutical industry”.

“The Dubai Health Authority is keen to support all the associations that are working along with the health sector. We are also keen to provide and encourage training courses and continuous education programs for pharmacists, to maintain and raise performance levels.” Continued Al Murooshid

H.E. also said that the pharmaceutical industry in the UAE and the GCC is attracting more local and international investments in this field. He also stated that there are a number of new pharmaceutical production facilities that have been established to go into production in the near future under the supervision and support of the governments.

H.E. Khalid Al Sheikh, Assistant Director General (Finance and Administration) Dubai Health Authority said in his speech at the opening ceremony of the Duphat Conference “the United Arab Emirates strives to make the health of its residents a priority, therefore it pays special attention to the healthcare sector in the UAE, which is evolving year after year and at the same time facing some challenges that we work diligently to resolve”.

He also added that the Dubai Health Authority is providing the best heath services according to international standards. The DHA also believes that public involvement assists the development of the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors; therefore, the DHA strives to adopt new educational strategies that include patients and public awareness.

Dr. Ali Al Sayed Director of Pharmaceutical Services Department at the Dubai Health Authority and the conference chairman said “This year, Duphat conference includes 52 lectures and sessions and 30 workshops delivered by 70 renowned speakers, whom are deans, university professors, consultants, and seniors from prestigious pharmaceutical associations that are covering a variety of specialized pharmaceutical topics. Concurrent to the three-day event there shall be 76 Professional Poster Presentations and 81 Student Poster Presentations. Posters will be evaluated by a jury from highly reputed universities.”

Duphat conference will discuss many pressing pharmaceutical issues such as; Reinventing Pharmacy Practice, Science, Research & Marketing, Oncology Pharmacy, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Patient Safety Issues and more.

Duphat conference and exhibition is organized by Index Conferences and Exhibitions Organisation Est. – member of INDEX Holding and in cooperation with the Dubai Health Authority. It is classified as on 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.

Duphat Conference and Exhibition is considered one of the leading medical events in the region for its great scientific conference and exhibition. Its reputation and name holds a special value for the business leaders within this industry. Pharmacists and businessmen alike find Duphat to be a great platform where they can meet peers from other countries, exchange knowledge, and discuss latest pharmaceutical updates. The conference offers high end sessions for three days lectured by leaders of the industry.

Duphat exhibition is a perfect chance for new business hunters to go through the latest pharmaceutical products and technologies displayed at the exhibition by top pharmaceutical companies. The continued increase in the number of pharmacists participating in the conference as well as visitors highlights the major role played by Dubai as a host to the most prominent international medical conferences. It is expected that the number of visitors exceeds 10,000 visitors and participants.

More than 300 companies participating from 73 countries which reaffirm Dubai’s status as a global hub. Moreover, many countries are participating in the exhibition under their country pavilion such as; India, China, Egypt, Bangladesh, Canada, Italy, Germany, the United Sates of America, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, France, Netherlands, Iran and the United Arab Emirates.

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