Healthcare Transformation Talks - Arab Health

Healthcare Transformation Talks

A line up of speakers not to be missed! Hear from global visionaries who are making valuable evolutions in the healthcare industry and be the first to hear their latest insights, discoveries, and future predictions.


Today - 2 March 2023

from your office or home

Next Live edition

29 January - 1 February 2024

Dubai World Trade Centre

Transforming the future of healthcare

This year we are so excited to hear from keynote speakers on achieving a cure for HIV, augmented reality in spinal surgery, how to succeed as a start up and an exclusive, first in the world human pig heart transplantation. Stop by to hear more.


Monday, 30 Jan 2023


11:00 | Keynote: Can we achieve a cure for HIV?
Professor Sharon Lewin, Director, Doherty Institute, Melbourne, Australia 

11:30 | Transformation of the global health system in the age of genomics
Prof Dr Arndt Rolfs, CEO and Founder, Arcensus GmbH, Rosktock, Germany

12:00 | From art to science: The future of medical documentation and the role of data - Read full overview
Prof. Dr. Wieland Sommer, Professor of Radiology and CEO, Smart Reporting GmbH, Munich, Germany
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12:30 | Transforming healthcare with artificial intelligence - Read full overview
Charbel Makhoul, AI Solution and Healthcare IT Director - Russia, Turkey, Middle East and Africa, Canon Medical, Dubai, UAE

13:00 | Healthcare - The digital way forward - Read full overview
Moderator: Sofia Zaman, Head of Growth Digital Health, Aster DM Healthcare, Dubai, UAE

  • Ahmed Faiyaz, Healthcare Partner, PWC, Dubai, UAE
  • Brandon Rowberry, CEO Digital Health, Aster DM Healthcare, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Sherbaz Bichu, Chief Executive Officer, Aster DM Healthcare, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Ramadan Alblooshi, Senior Advisor to the Director General, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Dubai, UAE

Tuesday, 31 Jan 2023


10:30 | Unlocking the power of precision medicine for population genome programs​ - Read full overview
Dr Patrick Merel, Director of Genomics, G42 Healthcare, Abu Dhabi, UAE

10:45 | Beyond digital transformation: Harnessing real-world data to accelerate healthcare innovation - Read full overview
Dr Maaz Shaikh, Manager – AI and Applied Science, G42 Healthcare, Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:00 | Keynote: Augmented reality in spinal surgery 
Dr Timothy F. Witham, Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery, Director, The Johns Hopkins Bayview Spine Program,
Director, The Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery Spinal Fusion Laboratory, Associate Program Director, Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery Residency,
Baltimore, USA 

11:30 | Digital Health and future of healthcare models 
Dr Hamed Al Hashimi, Advisor to DOH Chairman, Digital Health Lead, Department of Health Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

12:00 | Transforming healthcare through value based care
Dr Mariam Al Mazrouei, Executive Director Healthcare Payers Sector, Department of Health Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

12:30 | The second victim: technology can help protect clinicians from medication errors - Read full overview
Moderator: James Waterson, Medical Affairs Manager, Becton Dickinson, Dubai, UAE

  • James Waterson, Medical Affairs Manager, Becton Dickinson, Dubai, UAE
  • Aya Kabbani, Product and Clinical Manager, Becton Dickinson, Dubai UAE
  • Lisa Gangol, Senior Clinical Resource Consultant, Becton Dickinson, Dubai, UAE

Wednesday, 1 Feb 2023


10:30 | Transformation in Healthcare
Dr Omar Najim,
Director of Special Programme Execution, Department of Health Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:00 | The re-imagination of women's health
Reenita Das,
Senior VP and Partner, Frost & Sullivan, Dubai, UAE

11:30 | Keynote: An overview of digital deployment across health systems and the impact on staff
recruitment, retention and training – how to build digital capacity across our workforce in England

Patrick Mitchell, Director of Innovation, Digital and Transformation, Health Education England, NHS, London, UK

12:00 | The Future of UAE’s Healthcare: Digital, data-led, and value-based
Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi
, Senior Vice President, Dubai Science Park

Thursday, 2 Feb 2023


11:00 | First in the world: pig heart transplantation in human
Dr Muhammad M Mohiuddin
, Professor of Surgery, Director, Program in Cardiac Xenotransplantation,
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

11:30 | TBC
Dr Asma Ibrahim Al Mannaei,
Executive Director, Research and Innovation Center, Department of Health, Abu Dhabi, UAE

12:00 | Achieving value-based healthcare through data innovation
Professor Mahmood Adil, Advisor to Her Excellency Minister of Public Health, Qatar,
Clinical Professor
in Public Health, Qatar University, Clinical Data & Digital Lead, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Doha, Qatar

12:30 | Close of Conference

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