More than 2000 of the world’s leading healthcare experts came together in Dubai earlier this week for the Emirate’s annual health forum.
The event, which is organised by the Dubai Healthcare Authority, was officially opened by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai’s ruler and vice president of the United Arab Emirates on Monday (9/1). A broad focus was put on bringing together a range of experts to further assist the country in reaching its ‘Vision 2021’ goals.
Vision 2021 set out a range of indicators focused on making the country amongst the best in the world in terms of quality of healthcare. These ranged from lowering the death rate from cardiovascular diseases, to ensuring that 100% of hospitals throughout the country had received accreditation.
At this year’s forum the attendees heard from a range of speakers, including Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais, the UAE’s Health and Prevention Minister, on the measures being taken to reduce the prevalence of lifestyle related diseases, and Mick Cornett the Mayor of Oklahoma City, who famously put his town on a diet after being inspired by his own weight loss.
Other presentations and talks included those focusing on 3D printing medicine, the use of augmented and virtual reality in medical education, and using upright MRI scanners to help claustrophobic patients.
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