DHCC and DuBiotech gear up for Arab Health 2011
Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) and DuBiotech, both part of TECOM investments, will announce their latest initiatives and plans for 2011 at the upcoming Arab Health Exhibition & Congress which, now in its 36th year, will take place on 24 – 27 January 2011 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
“Dubai has seen a growth in the development of private healthcare facilities to meet the needs of a growing population,” said Simon Page, Group Director of Life Sciences at IIR Middle East, organisers of this month’s Arab Health Exhibition and Congress. “The growing population is also more sophisticated in their choice in healthcare so patient-centered care is playing a vital role in building trust and attracting patients to the private sector.
“Ongoing participation at Arab Health by industry frontrunners such as DHCC and DuBiotech is a testament to the continuing development of the region’s healthcare sector”
Commenting on the main areas of growth for the healthcare industry in Dubai, Dr Ayesha Abdullah, Managing Director of the Sciences Cluster, TECOM Investments and Executive Director of Dubai Healthcare City and DuBiotech said: “Our experience at DHCC is that there remains a strong demand for high quality healthcare providers in tertiary care. If patient needs can be addressed at home, then they are more likely to stay. This offers great potential for specialists in fields relevant to the local population’s health issues such as diabetes and cardiology. Other areas of healthcare where there are opportunities include oncology, pediatrics, fertility treatment, elderly care, special needs, rehabilitation services and complementary and alternative medicine.”
Dr Abdullah feels that as one of the world’s leading healthcare exhibitions of its kind, Arab Health offers DHCC important opportunities to build relations within the industry, to showcase their progress and achievements, and to explore new opportunities with interested investors and other stakeholders in the healthcare field.
“This year we are exhibiting with our sister company Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park (DuBiotech) which is a major life sciences hub in the Middle East. DuBiotech recently inaugurated its Nucleotide Laboratory Complex, the only such facilities in the Arab world, allowing biotech research and tests to be conducted in Dubai. DHCC has continued to grow and attract new healthcare providers since Arab Health 2010 including areas of ENT, ayurvedic medicine, obstetrics and gynecology/fertility treatment, and internal medicine. We have also partnered with prominent providers of continuing medical education for our healthcare providers, which furthers our efforts to maintain best practice,” she adds.
The Arab Health Exhibition and Congress is organised by IIR Middle East and provides a platform for the world’s leading manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors to meet the medical and scientific community in the Middle East and beyond. Overall the Arab Health Exhibition and Congress will feature more than 2,700 exhibiting companies from 70 countries and is expected to attract around 65,000 participants.
The Arab Health Congress comprises the world’s largest multi-track series of conferences providing CME-accredited education. The Arab Health Congress 2011 will be attended by more than 5000 delegates from around the globe and will include a total of 18 CME accredited conferences, covering a brad spectrum of medical specialities and disciplines.
For further information, please visit: www.arabhealthonline.com.
Dubai Healthcare City
Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) is a free zone committed to creating a health and wellness destination.
Since its launch in 2002 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the free zone has worked towards its vision to become an internationally recognized location of choice for quality healthcare and an integrated center of excellence for clinical and wellness services, medical education and research.