Health & Wellness for Disease Prevention

6th December 2018
Health & Wellness for Disease Prevention 
Location:  Dubai Science Park Headquarters – North Tower, Al Barsha South 2.
Time: 09:00-12:30

The session aims to bring together stakeholders from across the healthcare community to:

    • Understand the clinical burden of non-communicable lifestyle-related diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the UAE
    • Learn about strategies and initiatives to engage people in healthier eating and physical activity
    • Recognise the role that healthcare providers and insurers have in driving healthy behaviours in order to ease the burden on healthcare services and control rising healthcare costs
    • Discuss how stakeholders can work together and what more needs to be done in order to achieve a healthier and happier population


09:00-09:10 Welcome & introduction Marwan Abdulaziz, Dubai Science Park
09:10-09:30 The burden of lifestyle-related NCDs in the UAE Fatheya Al Awadi, Head of Endocrinology, Dubai Hospital
09:30-09:45 The future role of insurance providers in preventive health Sven Rohte, CCO, Daman Insurance
09:45-10:00 Healthcare providers as a driver towards health and wellness Michael Davies, COO, NMC Healthcare
10:00-10:15 Coffee break
10:15-10:30 Dubai Fitness Challenge as a strategy to drive engagement in physical activity Kara Watson, Events Director, DFC, DTCM
10:30-10:45 How to use data to drive sustainable change Dilesh Bhimjiani, CTO, Switch DXB
10:45-12:00 Panel discussion: how can we build a legacy of health and wellness in the UAE Moderated by Marwan Abdulaziz, Dubai Science Park
12:00 Networking session

To register for free click here.


Below is the location map for the venue.  The main road is Umm Suqeim street towards Arabian Ranches. When you see the Dubai Science Park gate, please take right to enter the area and drive straight all the way to the two towers. You should see a service road on your left where you should enter.

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This will be the building that you should go to. The event will take place at the Ground floor of the North Tower. Please follow the directions towards basement parking 1 where you can park your car and take the escalator to the ground floor. We have placed wayfinding signages for further directions.

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You may also click the following link for google map directions:

Should you require further assistance, please call 04-5683417