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Advance Health: Advancing the Health of Women

The Advance Health networking series recently convened with key healthcare stakeholders and key opinion leaders in the UAE to explore the challenges and unmet needs in women’s healthcare, with a view to addressing the inequalities in healthcare provision.

The panel discussed the impact of the pandemic on gender equality and in relation to women’s health. They also discussed the  unmet needs, issues, and gaps around key healthcare issues for women. The panel explored the reasons behind the disparity and the opportunities that are being presented.

Panelists:

  • Noha Hefny, Founder & CEO, People of Impact
  • Sophie Smith, Founder & CEO, Nabta Health
  • Noha Salem, Executive Director, Global Public Policy, Organon 
  • Pamela Durrant, Founder & Managing Director, Certified Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness Coach
  • Dr Sarah Rasmi, Managing Director & Owner, Thrive Wellbeing Centre
  • Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park

Advance Health: Beyond Paralysis

Advance Health Forum recently convened key healthcare stakeholders and key opinion leaders in the UAE to explore paralysis’ critical issues that are paramount to managing the life post-diagnosis and the patients’ treatment journey.

The panel discussed the future of treatment of paralysis, innovative medical solutions, the importance of fitness education, and the application of neuroscience – all these are key to providing a high-quality of life to the patients. They also discussed the importance of awareness to building a more inclusive society.

Panelists:

  • Zainab Al-Eqabi, Content Creator and Motivational Speaker
  • Heba Abdel Gawad, Co-founder of body//HACK and creator of Neuro Pilates
  • Mohammad Alqudah, Asst. General Manager Marketing and Sales at Arjo
  • Nils Haberland, Consultant Neurosurgeon at Neuro Spinal Hospital
  • Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park

Advance Health: Where to now? Healthcare data in the UAE and beyond

Advance Health recently convened a panel of experts to explore data privacy in an age of accelerated digital transformation.

One of the expert panels delivered exciting updates about the likely amendments of UAE Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Health Law.  They also discussed the importance and complexity of data management including ownership, accessibility, usage, localisation, privacy, and security.

Panelists:

  • Osama El-Hassan, Ph.D. – Health Informatics Specialist, Health Informatics & Smart Health Dept., Dubai Health Authority
  • Dr Mazin Gadir – Director of Partnerships, Client Relationships and Bid Management, IQVIA
  • Samir Hawa– Head of Healthcare, Middle East and North Africa, Amazon Web Services
  • Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park

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.

Panelists:

  • 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.

Panelists:

  • 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