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Event Preview: Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week

One of the largest healthcare conventions worldwide

Event preview - Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week

Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week (ADGHW), which will run from May 13 to 15, 2024, is a significant initiative led by the Abu Dhabi government and the Department of Health (DOH). It aims to enhance healthcare at the local, regional, and global levels by prioritising sustainability and shifting from treatment to prevention. Taking place in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), a prestigious venue spanning 142,226 square metres, this event is expected to be among the largest healthcare conventions worldwide. It will draw over 5,000 attendees, 100 exhibitors, 200 speakers, and 1,000 conference delegates, serving as a vital platform for collaboration among researchers, innovators, and regulators, as well as facilitating technological advancement.

Health Leaders Forum

The Health Leaders Forum, an exclusive, invitation-only event, sets the agenda for future partnerships and engagement. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and chaired by H.E. Mansoor Ibrahim Al Mansoori, it’s a pivotal part of ADGHW. With a focus on decisive and mutual efforts, the forum gathers 200 VIPs, including ministers, CEOs, investors, and experts to address global health challenges.

Under the theme “Transforming the Global Health Ecosystem: From Healthcare to Health,” the forum signifies a transition towards proactive holistic health and wellness. Thematic pillars include Public-Private Partnerships, Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Innovation, Global Health Equity and Sustainability, Ethics and Standards in Healthcare and Life Sciences.

Prominent health leaders attending the event include Prof. Dr. med. Mathias Goyen, who serves as the Chief Medical Officer EMEA at GE Healthcare, overseeing medical, clinical, and evidence-generation strategies for product modalities in Europe, the Middle East & Africa. Dr. Ning Li, Vice President at BGI Group, is recognised for visionary leadership in genomics and scientific collaboration. Jan-Willem Scheijgrond, VP Government and Public Affairs at Royal Philips, is instrumental in driving relations with governments to address societal challenges. Prof. Elias Mossialos, Brian Abel-Smith Health Director at LSE, is renowned for advising global health organisations and governments. Michel Demare, Non-Executive Chair of the Board at AstraZeneca, also serves as the Chair of the Nomination and Governance Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. Prof. Andrea Meier, Co-Director of the Centre for Health Longevity, is known for expertise in healthy ageing and dementia research. Nisa Leung, Managing Partner at Qiming Venture Partners, oversees healthcare investments in a leading investment firm.

Key conferences at ADGHW

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the latest developments and network with industry professionals through engaging keynote speeches and interactive sessions. An eagerly anticipated conference within the lineup is “The Future Health Summit,” which shines a spotlight on innovative disruptors, scientists, medical professionals, policymakers, strategists, technologists, and entrepreneurs for vibrant dialogue and thought leadership. It features an agenda curated by the sector and driven by the community, which is transforming healthcare provision and access worldwide.

A global perspective enriches understanding of healthcare best practice, worldwide. Held with, and for, the world, Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week stems from our belief in the power of global cooperation to improve patient’s lives and elevate the future of healthcare. We believe this inaugural event will serve as a connection catalyst for insight exchange among governments, businesses, policymakers, and innovators. It is our hope that this sense of borderless co-creation will lead to the development of a shared, bold vision for a brighter future.

The three-day summit will also delve into the Genomic Era, where personalised treatments and ground-breaking discoveries revolutionise the patient’s journey, and witness the transformative power of biotechnology in setting new standards for care. It explores the possibilities offered by technologies like regenerative medicine and personalised treatments, accelerating progress in patient care.

Another awaited event in ADGHW is a 90-minute satellite session, which will focus on a specialised healthcare topic and will provide an in-depth exploration of intricacies and advancements. It features speakers Nayur Khan from McKinsey & Company and Angel Martin from Johnson & Johnson, who share expertise on AI in healthcare and digital health advocacy. Additionally, Microsoft will present AI-powered solutions for healthcare innovation and improving patient experiences.

Reasons to be a part of ADGHW

Attendees will discover a vast range of cutting-edge healthcare products, services, and solutions from global exhibitors at Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week. Key areas such as HealthTech, finance, and precision medicine will be prominently featured, offering knowledge into the most critical aspects of healthcare today.

Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week not only looks at healthcare today, but as it could be, and that inspiration and energy is clear throughout our conference agenda. Our speakers reflect both diversity of thought and experience, spanning multiple sectors, and creating a rich ecosystem of expertise across pharmaceuticals, Healthtech, biotech, science and policy. Our Young Leaders Day will also give younger minds a rare opportunity to showcase their creativity and foster the meaningful connections that will one day re-shape the future of health.

From AI to microbiomes, regenerative medicine to longevity, the ADGHW brings together leading experts from diverse disciplines and geographies to exchange learnings, provide networking opportunities, and push the boundaries of medical and science innovation.

Register as a delegate and become a part of one of the most exciting healthcare conventions worldwide.

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