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Dubai to host 1st Regional Health Regulation Conference in October 2014

Dubai will host the 1st Regional Health Regulation Conference.

The congress will be organized by INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions and will take place on the 22nd and 23rd October 2014, at the Conrad Hotel

Dr Layla Al Marzouqi, Acting Director of Health Regulation Department, said: ” Health regulation is one of the fundamental pillars to achieve sustained growth and ensure patient safety. Quality players and competition leads to organic growth of the health sector and this fuels medical tourism as well. This conference provides an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss the latest advances in the field and facilitates knowledge exchange.”

She added: “This conference shall discuss the latest advances in regulation. In parallel we will hold a medical tourism exhibition showcasing the excellent medical tourism facilities that Dubai’s private and public sector have to offer. Members of the Dubai Medical Tourism Club will take part in this exhibition. The members of the club are those hospitals that have been given platinum, gold or silver membership based on their capability to provide medical tourism services.”

In terms of regulation, she added: “This conference will focus on the latest advances in the field of regulation. Dubai offers one of the most advanced regulatory standards. We are keen to share our experience as well as gain knowledge from experts in the region and abroad.”

She said the conference will discuss pertinent topics such as regulation as a benchmark to ensure quality and patient safety, regulation as a parameter to promote organic growth of medical tourism and other important topics such as malpractice and quality assurance.

Dubai has over 2,579 health facilities in Dubai both in the public and private sectors. These facilities employ more than 27,261 healthcare professionals. Dubai has more than 7000 physicians speaking more than 60 languages and has amongst the best tourism infrastructure in the world.

The conference is supported by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, Department of Commerce and Tourism Marketing, Dubai Sports Council, General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners Affairs, Emirates Airlines as well as several private health facilities such as Mediclinic, Saudi German Hospitals, Tarabichi’s Centre of Joint Surgery, Burjeel Hospital, Aster Medical, Al Garhoud Private Hospital, Iranian Hospital, Julphar, to name a few.