DHCC Newsletter Issue: 5   
 
 

Marwan Abedin CEO, Dubai Healthcare City

 

Message from the CEO

Dear colleagues and business partners, 

It’s Q2 already. 

In the first quarter of 2014, we saw Dubai Healthcare City’s successful participation in Arab Health and the International Medical Travel Exhibition and Conference (IMTEC), and saw it launch its inaugural Clinical Simulation Conference (CSC).

We partnered with the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), paving the way for future collaboration in medical tourism.

DHCC rolled its sleeves to support two causes – the fifth edition of Car Free Day, a Dubai Municipality initiative, during which we used public transport, and the UN International Women’s Day, for which women health professionals from DHCC shared their views - via social media - on various health topics.

To add to the momentum, our 12-month media campaign with CNN kicked off on March 19. DHCC has sponsored CNN’s monthly program Vital Signs, which brings viewers health stories from around the world, and spotlights medical breakthroughs.

In my capacity, in February I presented at the Summit on Sustainable Development in Abu Dhabi. I bring this up for a reason - to remind ourselves that we need to work together to ensure a sustainable healthcare sector.  Each one of you has to ensure that hospitals are built with sustainable guidelines and that the national workforce receives the support it needs.

The roster for the next quarter is abundant – events, conferences, and clinical partner openings.

Busy is good, wouldn’t you say?

In April, you will also see the main entrance – by the Dubai Metro station – awash in blue instead of green. This is to support the month dedicated to ‘Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness’.

Let’s hope for continued momentum.

Best regards,

Marwan Abedin
CEO, Dubai Healthcare City

 

News

 
 
 

Community News

 
 
 
Dubai Healthcare City hosts two networking events in Q1

Dubai Healthcare City hosts two networking events in Q1

The recent networking event on mandatory health insurance law welcomed 110 business partners, and was opened by the DHCC CEO Marwan Abedin. Speakers included Dr. The recent networking event on mandatory health insurance law welcomed 110 business partners, and was opened by the DHCC CEO Marwan Abedin. Speakers included Dr. Haidar Al Yousuf, CEO of the Health Funding Department at the Dubai Health Authority; Leonard Brown, Head of Quality Improvement Department at the Center of Planning & Quality at DHCC; and representatives from Aetna, NAS, Neuron, Oman Insurance and Daman.
The earlier networking event was on medical tourism, and was attended by 40 business partners. 

 

Dubai School of Dental Medicine supported GCC Oral Health Week (March 25-31)

In support of GCC Oral Health Week, residents from the Dubai School of Dental Medicine participated in multiple events. As part of its flagship Child Smile Campaign, DSDM’s mobile clinic visited Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs; organized edutainment activities around dental health for approximately 120 kindergarten students at Uptown Mirdiff School; and partnered with the UAE Ministry of Health (MOH) to support the awareness week and World Oral Health Day with activities in the Arabian Center.

 
Groundbreaking ear surgery by doctor from hearLIFE Clinic

Groundbreaking ear surgery by doctor from hearLIFE Clinic

For the first time in the UAE, a middle ear implant surgery using the Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) was performed by Dr. Georg Sprinzl, a consultant ENT surgeon at the hearLIFE Clinic, DHCC. Conducted at the Mediclinic City Hospital, the VSB, an alternative to conventional hearing aids, restored hearing in a patient from Saudi Arabia. More information about hearLIFE Clinic can be found on their website and a news story about the proceedure.

 

Fifth Annual Autism Around The World Conference 2014 (February 20-21)

Experts in speech and language pathology from the US and professionals in the field of special education came together for the Conference to highlight key issues in communication and language development.The event, held at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Academic Medical Center (MBR-AMC), was organized by the Child Early Intervention Medical Center (CEIMC) at DHCC.

 
 
 

Also This Quarter

 
 
 
  • Mediclinic City Hospital announced expansion at Dubai Healthcare City by Q3 of 2015; advanced oncology unit to house 43 outpatient consultation suites.
  • DHCC hosted workshop in partnership with Health Beyond Borders on the topic ‘Quality in Medical Tourism’ in association with German certification body Temos International that certifies the quality of medical treatment overseas.
  • In support of World Oral Health Day, Dubai Healthcare City hosted media round table at the Dubai Dental School of Dental Medicine (DSDM) with specialists from business partners DSDM and Tower Clinic; DSDM also participates at the 19th edition of the UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition – AEEDC (February 4-6).
  • The RCSI Institute of Leadership, in partnership with the University of Sharjah, launched a new MSc in Leadership in Health Professions Education. The program focuses on supporting participants in becoming effective teachers, mentors, supervisors and educational leaders.
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai observed World Glaucoma Awareness Week (March 9-15) under the theme of BIG – Beat Invisible Glaucoma; called for continued and greater awareness of the risk of the disease and highlighting the need for regular screening for older citizens. 
 
 
     
 
 

DHCC News

 
 
 
IMTEC 2014 (March 5-6)

IMTEC 2014 (March 5-6)

DHCC participated in the International Medical Travel Exhibition and Conference (IMTEC) in collaboration with business partners American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital, Bioscience Institute and Mediclinic City Hospital; announced the opening of its second medical tourism facilitator Meditour. The first medical tourism facilitator Salamatak Healthcare Management opened in Q4 of 2013 at DHCC.

 
Arab Health 2014 (January 27-30)

Arab Health 2014 (January 27-30)

We welcomed visits to the DHCC stand by His Highness Sheikh Hamdanbin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance and Industry, and chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of Dubai.
Over the course of the event, we had approximately 250 inquiries in investment, education and strategic projects. We also hosted delegations from Texas Medical Center, HealthCapital Berlin-Brandenburg, Flemish Minister for Public Health (Belgium), and Healthcare UK, among others. More information can be found about the conference on their website.

 
Vital Signs campaign with CNN

Vital Signs campaign with CNN

DHCC’s 12-month media campaign gets rolled out to CNN’s online and television audience across EMEA, Asia, South Asia and the US feeds. DHCC partnered with CNN’s monthly program Vital Signs; the program, hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, showcases global medical breakthroughs. The first episode on the world of 3D printing in the medical field was aired on March 19. You can find out more about Vital Signs on the show website.

 
Dubai Healthcare City rolled out its new website

Dubai Healthcare City rolled out its new website

Dubai Healthcare City’s website www.dhcc.ae is re-launched with responsive design, and categorizes its operations in healthcare; education and research; investment and regulatory.   

 

UAE Clinical Simulation Conference (February 25-27)

DHCC launched the inaugural UAE Clinical Simulation Conference - a MENA region first. The conference, endorsed by the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM), an international network of simulation professionals, demonstrated how simulation training improves patient safety in areas like emergency, nursing and ergonomics. More information about the conference can be found on their website.

 
 
 

Also This Quarter

 
 
 
  • Dubai Healthcare City participated in the fifth edition of Car Free Day, a Dubai Municipality initiative. On February 19, the DHCC community took a symbolic group photo outside the Dubai Healthcare City Metro station. The DHCC Car Free Day campaign was recognized by Dubai Municipality through an award.  
  • Dräger signed MoU with Dubai Healthcare City to offer training support in artificial ventilation and anesthesia, common procedures in critical care and trauma settings.
  • Siemens signed MoU with Dubai Healthcare City to collaborate on medical education and training; CT scanner mock-up supplied to Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Medical Simulation Center.
  • ISQua, the only organization that ‘accredits the accreditors’, awarded four-year accreditation to Dubai Healthcare City regulator (CPQ) for patient safety and service quality standards.
  • DHCC signed MoU with GE Healthcare to deliver on-site clinical and technical training programs at Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Academic Medical Center and to introduce leadership curriculum from GE’s world-renowned Crotonville leadership center.
  • Dubai Healthcare City signed MoU with Taiwan’s trade promotion agency TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council) to increase communication and cooperation between Taiwan and the UAE in the field of medical services; DHCC hosts a delegation comprising 39 members. 
  • Dubai Healthcare City signed MoU with Cambridge University Hospitals to provide pediatric emergency training courses to medical and healthcare professionals in the UAE.
  • To further collaboration in medical education, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center (MBR-AMC) hosted delegations from Texas Medical Center and Northern Germany.
  • Al Maktoum Medical Library (AMML) received donations Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow; AMML hosted UAE Library Directors meeting, represented by Masdar Institute, American University of Sharjah, Khalifa University, Zayed University, New York University, and the Higher Colleges of Technology, among others.
 
 
 
 
 

Welcoming New Partners

 
 
 

Anglo Arabian Healthcare - integrated healthcare provider; portfolio consists of 16 healthcare assets located across the UAE that include two hospitals, clinics, laboratories, diagnostics and a network of pharmacies. Read More
Amsa Renal Care - first stand alone dialysis centre, we provide consultation, hemodialysis and related services to renal care. Read More
Global Education Development Centre - human development entity provides CME activities.Read More
Shield Group - third party administrator that manages and controls approvals and claims of medical insurance subscribers. Read More
Andiamo Café - fresh food with quality Italian coffee and organic teas.
Fresenius Medical Care - provider of products and services for individuals undergoing dialysis; its network of 3,212 dialysis clinics in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa, provides dialysis treatments for 264,290 patients around the globe.
Mantra Ayurveda Clinic - wellness and curative Ayurveda therapies. 

 
 
 
 

Upcoming Events

 
 
 
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Arab Paediatric and Neonatal Medical Congress

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