Advance Health: A Roadmap for AI in Healthcare

Advance Health convened on 12th May for a session on the emerging role of AI in Healthcare. This session explored the opportunities in harnessing the power of AI to drive innovation from provider to patient, reviewing the potential applications and also the barriers that need to be overcome in order to improve efficiency and outcomes in this new world.


  • Osama AbouElkhir, CEO at TachyHealth
  • Michele Tarnow, Founder, President and CEO at Alliance Care Technologies
  • Brian De Francesca, CEO at Thumbay Healthcare
  • Andrew Fawcett, Partner Digital and Data at Al Tamimi 
  • Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park (Moderator)

Advance Health is a multi-stakeholder healthcare networking platform organised by Dubai Science Park, Connect Communications and Synapse Medical.

Advance Health: Wearable Devices in the Digital Health Era

This session explored the rise in wearable tech and their adoption in healthcare, looking at where we are now and what we expect to happen in the future. A panel from clinical, commercial, and digital health leadership roles discussed barriers to adoption and innovation, and the clinical value of data in preventative medicine and better patient outcomes.


  • Gerard Hanratty, Partner at Browne Jacobson
  • Ali Hashemi, Co-Founder of Meta(bolic)
  • Amine Staali, CEO & Co-Founder of ProvenMed
  • Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Managing Director, Dubai Science Park (Moderator)

Advance Health: Innovation in Surgery

This session explored the transformative role that technologies are playing in the innovation of surgery. Stakeholders from clinical and commercial perspectives discussed how advances in areas such as robotics, AI, and imaging are coming together to decrease risk and errors while enhancing recovery times and, ultimately, patient outcomes.


  • Thomas Kraft, Executive Vice President Sales, Brainlab AG
  • Dr Zakir Mohamed, Chief of Staff & Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Mediclinic Parkview Hospital
  • Antoni Sebaali, Clinical Specialist, Surgical Robotics
  • Marcus Corander,  Managing Partner, Connect Communications (Moderator)

Advance Health: The Future of UAE Provider Care

The Advance Health networking series convened on Friday, 9th December 2022, to discuss the Future of UAE Provider Care and the pivotal role of the UAE hospital sector in driving excellence in patient care. This session brought together leading stakeholders to discuss how UAE healthcare providers have adapted to the changing demands of the healthcare market, and how they can continue to innovate for the future.


  • David Hadley, CEO, Mediclinic Middle East
  • Dr Roula Hammoud, Chief Medical Officer, Clemenceau Medical Center
  • Brian de Francesca, Director of Operations, Al Jalila Foundation
  • Sarah Hariz,Policy and Government Affairs Lead – MENAT, Organon (Moderator)

Advance Health: The Future of UAE Healthcare

The Advance Health networking series convened on Friday, 21st October 2022 at Dubai Science Park to discuss the evolving landscape of healthcare in the UAE. The event brought together leading stakeholders from Abu Dhabi and Dubai to discuss the strategic priorities and advances that make the healthcare sector a key pillar of business, innovation, and opportunity in the UAE.


  • Dr Nahed AbdulKhaleq Monsef, Director of Strategy & Governance Department, Dubai Health Authority 
  • Dr Omar Najim, Director of Executive Affairs and Special Projects office, Abu Dhabi Department of Health
  • Dr Ali Alessandro Ayach, Senior Director, Alvarez & Marsal
  • Marwan Abdulaziz, Senior Vice President, Dubai Science Park (Moderator)