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Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid inaugurates The 17th Edition of DUPHAT Conference and Exhibition

United Arab Emirates: Monday, March 12 - 2012 @ 16:28

Following the traditional inauguration ceremony and the ribbon-cutting, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid congratulated the organizing committee for the success achieved by the DUPHAT conference and exhibition over the past seventeen 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 Markets.

H.E. Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid, Director General – Dubai Health Authority reassured the support and unconditional aid that the Dubai Health Authority has been giving to the Pharmaceutical sector in Dubai including the level and quality of services presented by the authority through the application of the automated pharmaceutical system which had a positive impact on the level and quality of services provided in this area by reducing medical errors, reducing waiting time for patients, providing doctors with comprehensive information, formulating a data base for patients, drug prescriptions in general, in addition to improving the performance and productivity of pharmacists, facilitating drug pricing, the shortage of drugs and drug consumption.

H.E. Al Murooshid also indicated the significant role that DUPHAT conference and exhibition has in terms of enhancing the investments in Dubai and also its role in attracting foreign investments to Dubai, in addition to attracting experts and pharmaceuticals from all over the world to come and participate in this outstanding forum.
H.E. Khalid Ahmed Al Sheikh Mubarak, Deputy Director General – Dubai Health Authority said during the opening ceremony: “ Dubai Health Authority is always keen to provide excellent health care services for residents of Dubai and the UAE. DHA is also eager to upgrade the healthcare system including the pharmaceutical services which is now at the forefront of other healthcare systems in the region. The pharmaceutical sector has witnessed tremendous success in all fields and is providing prestigious services for patients at hospitals and healthcare centers that belong to the DHA.”

H.E. Khalid Al Sheikh also said in his speech: “year after year, DUPHAT has managed to achieve tremendous success and has become a global forum where all pharmacists come to learn from the experts and gain credit hours in addition to interact with their peers from all over the globe and exchange experiences and knowledge.”

H.E. Khalid Al Sheikh had submitted his gratitude for H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Health Authority for his continuous support and assistance for the health sector in Dubai. He also thanked all universities, educational associations, organizations and pharmaceutical associations for their continuous support for DUPHAT.

Dr. Ali Al Sayed, Director of Pharmaceutical Services Department at the Dubai Health Authority and Chairman of DUPHAT Conference said: “DUPHAT Conference and Exhibition is one of the largest events held in the region, DUPHAT is supported by a number of international prestigious associations. The conference this year hosts more than 41 lectures and 20 workshops delivered by 70 speakers and specialists 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 120 Professional Poster Presentations and 130 Student Poster Presentations. Posters will be evaluated by a jury from highly reputed universities and the jury will honor outstanding students and participants”. Continued Dr. Al Sayed

Dr. Ali mentioned that the topics covered during the three days at the conference will touch upon all pressing issues in the pharmaceutical field such as: Community Pharmacy and Public Education, Importance of Oncology Pharmacy in Chemotherapy, The Pharmacist’s Role in Personalized Medicine, Improving the safe use of medications in Gulf countries, A New Accurate Method for Predicting Lithium Clearance and Daily, Dosage Requirements in Adult Psychiatric Patients, New Roles for Pharmacists – Barriers and Opportunities, Automation Technologies and the Future of Pharmacy Practice, Worksite Health and Productivity Management, Strategies for the Justification and Expansion of Clinical Pharmacy Services, Implementation of a Robot for Chemotherapy Preparation, Health Risk Appraisal at the Worksite, Research Methods Used to Assess Technological Changes in Pharmacy Practice and more.

“DUPHAT has gained its reputation as one of the leading international events for its great scientific value, it is also the largest pharmaceutical event in the MENA Region. DUPHAT highlights the pharmaceutical industry as one of the most important industries nationally that witnesses a tremendous development and attracts foreign investments.” Continued Dr. Ali Al sayed

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 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.

Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, the Executive Director of DUPHAT Conference and Exhibition and Chairman of INDEX Holding said: “DUPHAT is held under the patronage of several international associations such as the American Society of Health, the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy, the European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Technology, the Canadian Pharmacists Association, ESOP, Universiteit Utrecht, International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs – Dubai.”

Dr. Al Madani also announced that they are expecting more than 13,000 visitors and participants during the three days while the number of exhibiting companies had reached 300 from 73 countries including pavilions for: India, China, Egypt, Canada, Italy, Germany, the United States of America, KSA, Qatar, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Turkey, Jordan, Tunisia in addition to the united Arab Emirates.

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