Thank you for attending the Dubai Health Forum 2017. See you in 2018!
The Dubai Health Authority is launching the Dubai Health Forum on January 9 – 10 this year in line with Dubai's 2016/2021 ambitious strategy's goals, which focus on transforming Dubai into the chosen destination for medical tourism as it is equipped with the best investment opportunities, medical facilities and services, that are in line with international standards that aim to achieve residents happiness and satisfaction.
The Dubai Health Authority is honored to be launching the Dubai Health Forum under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, knowing that Shaikh Mohammad's patronage will contribute to the success of the forum, as it has attracted medical experts, scientists, doctors and researchers to take part in the forum.
The authority appreciates the medical experts who are taking part in the forum believing that they will start fruitful discussions about important subjects in the medical field that revolve around innovation, technology and investment opportunities in the medical field.
We hope to achieve a happy and healthy society that exceeds expectation, which is why we are launching the Dubai Health forum to invite expert from different specialties to take part in the activities of the forum as it provides experts in the medical field with a platform to exchange ideas that contribute in emphasizing our goals… for a better future for us all
Humaid Al Qatami
Chairman of the Board
Director General of the Dubai Health authority
Dubai Health Forum will take place on 9th and 10th Jan 2017 – First Edition- held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai.
The forum is a momentous stepping stone on Dubai's journey to become a global pacesetter in innovative healthcare, and will bring together highly respected decision makers, health practitioners, international guest speakers, industry experts, multinational corporates and innovators launching next-generation, game-changing technologies.
H.E. ABDULRAHMAN BIN MOHAMED AL OWAIS is the UAE's Health and Prevention Minister. He oversees the development and implementation of all policies, regulations and mechanisms for raising public healthcare awareness and ensuring that the national healthcare system is at par with international standards.
H.E. Al Owais was officially appointed as Minister of Health in 2013 – a post he maintained in 2016, when the Ministry's name was changed to the Ministry of Health and Prevention. He was previously the UAE's Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development from 2006 and took over as acting Minister of Health in 2011 concurrent to his position as Minister of Culture.
Aside from his ministerial duties, H.E. Al Owais has also actively involved himself in other distinguished organizations, serving distinct leadership posts like;
Haile Thomas is 16 years old, a youth health activist, motivational speaker, teen vegan chef, and the youngest Certified Health Coach, trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She is also, the founder and CEO of the HAPPY Organization established in 2012. HAPPY (Healthy Active Positive Purposeful Youth) was established to address the need for free and/or low cost nutrition and culinary education for young people in underserved areas. At 10 years old, Haile began her journey to engage, educate, and inspire youth and families to embrace healthy habits. Her experience in the health food movement includes personally engaging well over 7000 young people in schools, summer camps, community events, and through HAPPY's youth programs and special events, as well as through her appearances at major health and wellness conferences across the united states. Haile has been featured on the Today Show, Dr. Oz, Food Network, Home and Family Show, and The Rachael Ray Show, and highlighted in several major American publications including the New York Times, Fortune Magazine, O Magazine, Teen Vogue, and YES Magazine, and is the first teen to be featured on the Cover of Experience Life Magazine in September 2016.
Sultanate of Oman
Education and Qualification: BSc, Park College, Kansas City, U.S.A. MB ChB, University of Glasgow, U.K. Diplomas, FRCP-Glasgow, FRCP-London, FFPH and General Management, Harvard Business School U.S.A.
HE has a wide and extensive medical exposure and experience both within Sultanate of Oman and abroad. He contributes a lot in publishing and lecturing at regional, national and international level on topics include Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis, SLE, Scleroderma and other Rheumatic conditions.
Mick Cornett is the current mayor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, having served in that position since 2004. He is the first mayor in Oklahoma City history to be elected to four terms and is currently the longest-serving mayor among the 50 largest cities in America. Cornett also serves as President of The United States Conference of Mayors and served as national President of the Republican Mayors and Local Officials (RMLO). U.S. Conference of Mayors. He served as Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Urban Economic Affairs Committee until 2007. After graduating, Cornett worked for twenty years in news and sports as a reporter, anchor, and manager in Oklahoma City. As a reporter, he covered city politics from 1997 to 1999. In 1999 he started his own video production company, Mick Cornett Video Productions, specialising in jobs for the corporate and legal sectors. Cornett's most notable achievements as Mayor include the successful lobbying that resulted in Oklahoma City's first major league sports team, the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association, and the passage of MAPS 3, a $777 million quality-of-life infrastructure programme for Oklahoma City. Cornett is a proponent for progressive initiatives such as rapid and mass transit, economic diversification, urban renaissance, and civic beautification. Neighborhoods such as Asia District, Uptown, MidTown, Capitol Hill, the Eastside, and others have experienced an economic revitalisation during his tenure.
Her Excellency Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi is the Minister of State for Happiness in the new UAE Cabinet, announced in February 2016. The new ministry aims to promote the UAE's plans, programmes and policies to promote the happiness of the UAE society.
She is also Director General of the Prime Minister's Office of UAE. She oversees multiple strategic projects and initiatives such as UAE Vision 2021, The National Agenda, the UAE Government Strategy, The National Strategy for Innovation, Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre For Government Innovation, Government Performance Management System "Adaa", Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program, Mohammed Bin Rashid Government Excellence Award, UAE Government Leaders Programme, Emirates Government Service Excellence Program, Global Star Rating System for Services, Best M-Government Service and Mohammed Bin Rashid Policies Council.
In addition, H.E Al Roumi is the Vice-President of World Government Summit Organization, and she has formally occupied several positions within the Government of Dubai and Federal Government. She was Head of the Economic Policy at The Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai, and prior to that she was Manager of the Business Research at Dubai Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr is the Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, the government entity charged with overseeing Dubai's citywide smart transformation, engaging with leadership in the public and private sector to make Dubai a global benchmark smart city.
Prior to her appointment as Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr was Assistant Director General of the Executive Office, where she lead the Smart Dubai task force team from the time of the announcement of the Smart Dubai initiative in March 2014, to the formation of the Smart Dubai Office.
Prior to that, Dr. Aisha worked in the Ministry of Labor as an Assistant Undersecretary for support services responsible for developing and implementing strategic management, partnership development and change management policies. With 20 years of experience in information, communication and technology (ICT) development in public and government sectors, she possesses analytical, coordination, communication and advocacy skills relating to ICT, public reform trends and strategies.
Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr holds a PHD in Management, Science, Technology and Innovation and Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Policy and Research on Engineering, Science and Technology from Manchester Business School. A Bachelor of Science (BS), Applied Science (Business Information Technology) from Higher Colleges of Technology , and a degree in Public Finance Management from Dubai School of Government as well as a graduate of Orchestrating Winning Performance from IMD
State of Qatar
H.E Abdullah bin Khaled AlQahtani was the Minister of Public Health at the State of Qatar since 2009, he was also member of the National Health Authority in 2005-2008. In addition to that, he was appointed as undersecretary of the Ministry of Business and Trade in 2007-2009. He also held the chairmanship of leading companies including Qatar Sports Investments and Almeera Consumer Goods; in addition to membership at the boards of directors at Qatar Central Bank and the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment. Furthermore, he was appointed as the director of the 15th Asian Games (Asiad Doha 2006).
Bernard Kouchner, French minister of foreign and European Affairs until November 2010, has played an important role in European politics for many decades. Having been a minister in different French administrations for a total of eighteen years, he is an outspoken advocate for humanitarian causes. His experience as foreign minister—and prior to that minister in charge of both health and humanitarian action—enabled him to share his informed insights as to what happens behind the scenes and what he feels can be done for a better future.
A medical doctor by training, Kouchner is most well known for being the co-founder and former president of Médecins Sans Frontières, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning humanitarian organization, which is made up of voluntary medical personnel who contribute their time and expertise to assist in situations of emergency or inadequate medical care in the developing world. He organized humanitarian operations to Somalia, El Salvador, Lebanon and Vietnam. In addition, he led field operations in Cambodia, Thailand, Uruguay, Peru, Guatemala and Honduras.
The first person to challenge the Red Cross' stance of neutrality and silence in wars and massacres, Kouchner has played an important role in international humanitarian efforts for more than twenty years. As France's minister of health and humanitarian affairs, he convinced the U.N. to accept "the right to interfere" resolution and after devastating civil wars in the Balkans, served as special representative to U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan in Kosovo. Kouchner continues to promote universal access to medical care and to take part in international efforts in the fight against AIDS.
An influential person in the French political scene, holding a number of ministerial positions in different French administrations totaling more than eighteen years, he served as France's minister of health and before that as minister of state for humanitarian action and minister of state for social integration. He was also the professor of public health at the Health and Development Department of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM).
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United States of America
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UAE, Dubai, December 26, 2016: In a bid to explore health technologies and initiatives that aim to promote and sustain healthy lifestyles and healthcare delivery outcomes, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will be launching the ‘Dubai Health Forum' (DHF) from January 9 -10, 2017.