Dubai Health Authority announced, during a press conference at the DHA headquarters that Dubai will host the 1st Regional Health Regulation Conference.
The congress will be organized by INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions and will take place on the 22nd and 23rd October 2014, at the Conrad Hotel
HE Engineer Essa Al Maidoor, Director-General of the DHA, said: ” Health regulation is one of the fundamental pillars to achieve sustained growth and ensure patient safety. As Dubai strives to further develop and expand the health sector, regulation of facilities and healthcare professionals will become even more important in our race for excellence. Quality players and competition leads to organic growth of medical tourism as well, it becomes a natural extension of health delivery; and health regulation sets the platform for achieving this. This conference provides an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss the latest advances in the field and facilitates knowledge exchange.”
Dr Ramadan Ibrahim, Director of Health Regulation at the DHA, said: “This conference shall discuss the latest advances in regulation. In parallel we will hold a medical tourism exhibition showcasing the excellent medical tourism facilities that Dubai’s private and public sector have to offer. Members of the Dubai Medical Tourism Club will take part in this exhibition. The members of the club are those hospitals that have been given platinum, gold or silver membership based on their capability to provide medical tourism services.”
In terms of regulation, Ibrahim added: “This conference will focus on the latest advances in the field of regulation. Dubai offers one of the most advanced regulatory standards. We are keen to share our experience as well as gain knowledge from experts in the region and abroad.”
Ibrahim said the conference will discuss pertinent topics such as regulation as a benchmark to ensure quality and patient safety, regulation as a parameter to promote organic growth of medical tourism and other important topics such as malpractice and quality assurance.
Eng. Anas Al Madani, Vice- Chairman and CEO of INDEX Holding, said: “We, as Index Conferences & Exhibitions, will strive to offer all the needed facilities and services to make the event a success. This will happen through providing the ideal networking platform, the best venue for doing business and end-to-end services to enhance the participants and visitors experience in this prestigious event, which I believe will witness a continuous success.”
Dubai has over 2,579 health facilities in Dubai both in the public and private sectors. These facilities employ more than 27,261 healthcare professionals. Dubai has more than 7000 physicians speaking more than 60 languages and has amongst the best tourism infrastructure in the world.
Ibrahim said all healthcare professionals and facilities in Dubai adhere to advanced health regulation criterions set by the authority to ensure high-quality healthcare and patient-safety.
The conference is supported by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, Department of Commerce and Tourism Marketing, Dubai Sports Council, General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners Affairs, Emirates Airlines as well as several private health facilities such as Mediclinic, Saudi German Hospitals, Tarabichi’s Centre of Joint Surgery, Burjeel Hospital, Aster Medical, Al Garhoud Private Hospital, Iranian Hospital, Julphar, to name a few.