First Social Media Summit in Dubai


Sarah Peddie

Dubai will become the first city in the Middle East to host the first ever healthcare social media summit next month. 

The first healthcare social media summit in the Middle East will be held on December 8 to 10. The summit will take place at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University (MBRU) campus at Dubai Healthcare City.

The Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences has teamed up with the Mayo Clinic and American Hospital Dubai to host the event. 

The summit which was organised by the Mayo Clinic will bring together healthcare providers and decision makers from many different sectors to assess the impact that social media is having on healthcare and discuss which is the best way forward for the future.

It will offer medical professionals attending the event valuable insights into the current trends of social media and its link with healthcare. It will also make aware what kind of impact social media has on institutions and patients. 

Dr. Amer Sharif, Vice Chancellor of MBRU, said: “We are honoured to host this Summit, and to help shape an agenda that reflects social media use in our region as well as best practices from Mayo Clinic’s global network of social media advocates.”

The event will start with a workshop on December 8 called Social Media Residency. This will provide advanced training and consultation for those who are interested in applying social media tools to their health-related work. 

On December 9 and 10, the conference will include several speakers from the UAE and representatives from the USA, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand and Ireland. 

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