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Leaders in Healthcare Conference

28 January 2016

The Leaders in Healthcare conference is the flagship conference of the Arab Health Congress and attracts a senior level audience of CEOs, Medical Directors and Ministerial Advisors. Officially inaugurated once again by Chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, this one day conference will focus on one of the industry’s hottest topics, that of personalized medicine.

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from leading experts from across the region and the globe who will discuss and debate the latest in DNA learnings, genome testing and advancements in the medical field which is enabling the transformation of how patient receive treatment. 

Key themes:

DNA Learnings
Molecular and human genomics
Human genome project
Data advancements
Challenges and opportunities in personalised medicine

Who shall attend:

Vice President
Head of Department
Deputy Director
Executive Director
General Manager
Managing Director
Medical Director
Operations director

Chairmans Opening Remarks

Dr Amer Sharif, CEO – Education Sector, Dubai Healthcare City Authority, Dubai, UAE

Leaders in Healthcare welcome address

Lord Stephen Carter CBE, Group CEO, Informa, London, UK

Keynote address

Chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein,wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

How we look at the future of healthcare

Dr Bernd Ohnesorge, Head of Central Europe, Middle East and Africa, Siemens Healthcare, Munich, Germany

Coffee Break
Personalized treatment in diabetes mellitus: current opportunities and future prospects

Dr Lorenzo Piemonti, Deputy Director Diabetes Research Institute, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy

Gene and cell therapy for treating inherited diseases and cancer

Dr Luigi Naldini, Director, San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy (TIGET), San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy


Deploying individualized medicine in clinical practice

Dr Keith Stewart, Director of the Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA

How personalized medicine transforms patient care

Pamela D Paulk, President, John Hopkins Medicine International, Maryland, USA

Panel discussion: personal genomics and patient powered research – what is the next step in the Middle East?


Pamela D Paulk, President, Johns Hopkins Medicine International, Maryland, USA


Dr Azad Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare, Dubai, UAE

Dr. Enzo Ranieri, Head of Biochemical Genetics, Genetics and Molecular Pathology, Directorate, SA Pathology, Biochemical Genetics, GMP at WCHSA Pathology, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, North Adelaide, Australia

Wayne Keathley, Executive Vice President, Baylor College of Medicine, Chief Executive Officer, Baylor Global Health , Associate Dean, Dept. of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA

Homer Pien, Chief Technology Officer, Imaging Systems, Philips Healthcare, Andover, Massachusetts, USA

Close of Conference
Networking lunch
Medlab now takes place after Arab Health - 6 to 9 February 2017