Advance Health – Allergy & Asthma

Advance Health recently convened a panel of local and international experts to discuss allergy and asthma in the UAE and beyond.

The panel discussed the burden of asthma and allergy, and reviewed the current and evolving strategies and therapies for prevention and treatment. They also discussed the importance of data in remote and long-term patient management which has become increasingly important as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Dr Bassam Mahboub, Consultant Pulmonologist & Head of Pulmonary Medicine, Dubai Health Authority
  • Dr David Cremonesini, Consultant Paediatrician, Mediclinic Parkview Hospital
  • Dr Kevin A Auton, Managing Director, Aseptika Ltd
  • Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park

Advance Health: Clinical Research in the UAE

Advance Health recently convened a panel of experts to discuss Clinical Research in the UAE.

The panelists reviewed the current research environment and challenges in the UAE and discussed the partnerships, funding and education that are required in order to continue the drive towards a world class research infrastructure.


  • Prof. Alawi Alsheikh Ali, Provost & Dean, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health (MBRU)
  • Prof. Hasan Al Nashash, Professor of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program, American University of Sharjah
  • Ahmad Abu Dahab, Vice President, Middle East & Turkey, Sobi
  • Miriam Zalzala, Research Site Excellence and Relationship Lead Middle East North Africa, Pfizer 
  • Marwan Abdulaziz, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park

Advance Health: The acceleration of digital health in the COVID-19 world

Advance Health recently convened a panel of local and international experts to discuss the acceleration of digital health in the COVID-19 world and the role of digital technology in the healthcare sector.

The panel discussed various aspects of digital health including data and systems integration, advancing telemedicine, data privacy and the importance of regulatory oversight.


  • Dr Mohammad Al Redha, Director, Project Management Office, Health Informatics & Smart Health, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
  • Dr Louise Schaper, CEO, Australasian Institute of Digital Health, Australia 
  • Alex Butler, Co-Founder, Foundry3, UK
  • Christine Arakelian, Founder and CEO, Global Healthcare Integrators, USA
  • Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park, UAE

Advance Health: Mental Health Webinar

Advance Health convened an expert panel of leading mental health experts to share knowledge and discuss effective coping mechanisms that promote physical and emotional wellbeing during these unprecedented times.

The panel discussed how we can navigate the ‘new normal’ of working from home, staying indoors and striking a work-life balance that promotes our physical and emotional well-being. This included tips to boost positivity, happiness and productivity during these unprecedented times.


  • Dr Adil Sajwani, Family Medicine Specialist Doctor, Ministry of Health and Prevention, Member of COVID-19 National Awareness Team
  • Dr Muhammad Tahir, Chairman of the Board at American Wellness Center DHCC, Founding Member of the Emirates Society for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Dr Sarah Rasmi, Psychologist and Managing Director, Thrive Wellbeing Centert
  • Maher El Hassan, Vice President & General Manager, Becton Dickinson MENA & Saudi
  • Moderator: Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park

Advance Health: Coronavirus Webinar – A UAE perspective on the facts, myths and challenges

Advance Health convened a multidisciplinary expert panel this week to discuss the facts, myths, and challenges surrounding COVID-19.

The panel of UAE experts shared valuable insights and opinions on the day-to-day challenges and the projected impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The panel delves into some of the key facts, offer guidance on how to prevent transmission of the disease, and discuss what the future may hold for vaccines and therapies.


  • Dr Fatma Bin Shabib, Head of Health Policy Development, Dubai Health Authority
  • Dr Wael Elamin, Consultant Clinical Microbiologist and Infection Control Doctor, King’s College Hospital Dubai
  • Dr Immanuel Azaad Moonesar, Associate Professor of Health Administration and Policy, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government
  • Moderator: Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park