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Healthcare | Thursday 12 October, 2023 8:36 am |

Forbes Middle East Concludes Its Second Annual Healthcare Summit, Raising Vital Questions and Inspiring Positive Change

Forbes Middle East, in partnership with PureHealth, the UAE’s largest healthcare group, has concluded its second annual Healthcare Summit, which was held on October 8-10 at the St Regis Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi, under the theme “Health for Everyone: Advancing Healthcare.”




With more than 700 guests, speakers, dignitaries, and industry leaders in attendance, the vital event explored how the entire healthcare ecosystem is transforming to embrace technology, sustainability, and new cutting-edge therapies to improve patient outcomes and longevity. The summit also highlighted the importance of considering sustainability and waste reduction in facility operations, health infrastructure, and medical supplies.




Khuloud Al Omian, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Middle East, emphasized the significance of the summit, stating, “We are thrilled at how everyone came together to make this incredible event such a success. There is nothing more precious than our health, and the industries that take care of this gift are among the most vital in the world. It makes me so proud that we have built this platform that enables so many experts, practitioners, and policymakers to come together to debate the issues most important to them and share their stories and discoveries for the good of human life.”




Shaista Asif, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of PureHealth, said: “We are happy to have partnered with Forbes Middle East to deliver this year’s groundbreaking Healthcare Summit. The event brought together leaders in healthcare and provided a platform for knowledge sharing and discussion of some of the most critical challenges we face in the industry. At PureHealth, we are committed to ideas exchange and engagement across the sector to bring about transformative developments that foster longevity and well-being in our communities and beyond. We remain steadfast in our dedication to further strengthening Abu Dhabi’s global position as a health and longevity hub, in line with the national vision, and we congratulate Forbes Middle East on a successful summit.”




The summit offered a comprehensive program featuring in-depth discussions, thought-provoking panels, interactive sessions, and inspiring stories. These included insight from: Shaista Asif, Group Chief Operating Officer of PureHealth; Dr. Fatima Al Kaabi, Executive Director of the Abu Dhabi Bone Marrow Transplant Program at the Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center; H.E. Dr. Mariam Matar, Founder & Chairperson of the UAE Genetic Diseases Association; H.E. Maqsoud Kruse, Chairperson of the National Human Rights Institution UAE; Ayman Mokhtar, Regional President MENA & EURASIA at Viatris; and Dr. Fouziyah Al-Jarallah, Owner & Operator of the Hayat National Hospitals Group.




As well as its presenting partner, PureHealth, Forbes Middle East worked with a number of other esteemed partners to deliver this vital event: support partners Jamjoom Pharma, Fern Interior Decoration, and Desert Group; knowledge partner Khalifa University; support partners Marina Retail Corporation and Sheikh Shakhboot Medical City; event partners Hayat National Hospitals, Carexso, the Pharmaceutical Development Company, and NABD; food partners Amazonas4u, One Hive, House of Pops, Bustanica, Camelicious, and Barakat; wellness partners The Art of Living and Aroma Tierra; sustainability partner No More Bottles; AI and technology partner PurpleGlo; and gift partners Patchi, The Elixir Clinic, The Ritz Carlton Istanbul, The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah, Rixos Premium Dubai, Niyama Private Islands Maldives, W Abu Dhabi Yas Island, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, St Regis Cairo, Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island, Zulal Wellness Resort, xNARA, and Organic Foods & Café.




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