27 January 2010

Day Three Press Release

Spotlight on Sustainable Healthcare 

The spotlight turns on sustainable healthcare systems today (28 January 2010) at Leaders in Healthcare, the flagship gathering at the Arab Health Exhibition and Congress taking place in Dubai.

Leading minds from the region and beyond will participate, beginning with a special keynote address from Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.

“This year we are featuring sustainable healthcare that is not only environmentally friendly and cost-effective but also contributes to the overall quality of patient care and quality of life for all people,” said Pam Page, director of the Leaders in Healthcare conference.

Among other high-level speakers taking part in Leaders in Healthcare are: Brian De Francesca, Executive Vice President, TBS Group and Senior Partner, Capitol Health, USA; Heinrich Von Wulfen, CEO, EMEA and CRM, Siemens Healthcare Sector, Erlangen, Germany; G. Steven Burrill, Chief Executive, Burrill & Co., USA; Dr Walid Fitahi, CEO, International Medical Centre, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Professor Elias Mossialos, Centre Director, London School of Economics Health, UK; Dr Mark Parrish, Director of Health Solutions Group Asia Pacific and Middle East, Microsoft, Australia.

Underlining the importance of the conference, von Wulfen said: “The way we deliver healthcare is massively challenged. Significant demographic and lifestyle changes are underway in established, emerging and developing societies. These megatrends pose tough economic, ecological and health questions.”