World Healthcare Congress Middle East to return to Abu Dhabi, December 11-13, 2011


More than 1,000 health care executives representing 25 countries to share top perspectives on best practices for health care delivery

Abu Dhabi – March 2011: Building upon the success of the inaugural event in 2010, the World Health Care Congress Middle is pleased to announce its return to Abu Dhabi, December 11-13, 2011.

Organized in collaboration with sovereign partners the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), the World Health Care Congress Middle East is the most prestigious health care event, convening global thought leaders and key decision makers from all sectors of health care to share global best practices in health care innovation and improvement.

WHAT:                                               The World Health Care Congress Middle East
WHEN:                                               December 11-13, 2011
WHERE:                                             Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The 2010 event gathered more than 600 health care executives from two dozen countries around the globe, including health ministers, providers, chief financial leaders, IT innovators, decision makers from public and private insurance funds, investment and venture capital principals, pharmaceutical and biotech executives, and health care industry suppliers. Supports of the 2010 event included Mubadala Healthcare, Weill Cornell Medical College, Abbott, Children’s National Medical Center, Quantros, Thomson Reuters, SEHA, American Hospital Dubai and Dilmunia at Bahrain.

Planned programming for 2011 includes:

  • Global Ministers of Health Discussion on the Global Economic   Crisis and its effect on Health Care
  • Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) Health Authority Dialogue – Health Care Strategies for the Future
  • The World Health Care Middle East Innovation Summit
  • What Innovation Means to Health Care
  • Emerging Technologies for Patient Decision Making
  • Patient Safety Innovation and Improvement
  • Hospital/Health System CEO Debate on Global Health Care Models
  • Building a Sustainable Health Care Workforce
  • Best Practices in Evidence Based Medicine
  • Emerging Trends in Health Care IT
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Innovative Financing Models for Global Health Care Challenges
  • Health Care IT from Transaction to Communication
  • The Role of Cloud Computing in Health Care
  • Privatization Challenges in Health Care
  • Building Strategic Public Private Partnerships
  • Health Care Insurance Challenges in the Middle East
  • Exploring Sustainable Health through Health Care Prevention
  • The Prevention of Global Chronic Diseas

Other event highlights include the 2nd Annual WHCC Middle East Affordable Health Innovations Poster Exhibit. The program welcomes global innovators who have implemented or are developing innovative models for delivering health care to in-need populations.

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About World Congress
World Congress, the leading global provider of healthcare conferences, forges healthcare communities by convening senior executives from all segments of the industry and government policymaking. Whether it’s our annual flagship event, the World Health Care Congress, its overseas counterpart, World Health Care Congress Europe, or one of our more specialized Congresses and Leadership Summits, they produce the premier industry forums that generate content that matters and foster connections that provide the lasting benefits.

About Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD):
The Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD) is the regulative body of the Healthcare Sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and ensures excellence in Healthcare for the community by monitoring the health status of the population.

HAAD defines the strategy for the health system, monitors and analyses the health status of the population and performance of the system.  In addition, HAAD shapes the regulatory framework for the health system, audit against regulations, enforce standards, and encourages adoption of world-class best practices and performance targets by all healthcare service providers in the Emirate. HAAD also drives programs to increase awareness and adoption of healthy living standards among the residents of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in addition to regulating scope of services, premiums and reimbursement rates of the health system in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

About Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority
Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) was established in September 2004.It has wide-ranging responsibilities for building and developing the emirate’s tourism industry. These include; destination marketing; infrastructure and product development and regulation and classification. A key role is to create synergy in the international promotion of Abu Dhabi through close coordination with the emirate’s hotels, destination management companies, airlines and other public and private sector travel-related organizations.

Patrick Golden, Director of Communications
World Health Care Congress Middle East
(office) 1+781-939-2511
(cell) 1+978-595-6003