Day 1

06 December 2020



Effective healthcare regulation that ensures quality treatment with easy access at an affordable price is notoriously difficult to achieve and is further complicated by the direct involvement of human life and wellbeing. The rapid development of the healthcare sector over the last decade, driven by government and private funding, has certainly put regional healthcare provision on the global map. Now, with the sector gradually maturing, it is key for existing healthcare players and new entrants to align their business model to today’s regulatory changes and shifting market conditions.

Developments in healthcare regulation in the UAE are driven by multiple factors including the government’s prioritization of the healthcare sector for the delivery of world-class care to its population; also the UAE is set to be a primary hub for medical tourism which aligns with the UAE’s and the region’s efforts for economic diversification. This, compounded by the increased mobility of medical and healthcare professionals in and out of the country and the changing face of healthcare delivery services require agile, adaptive, and effective regulatory models that ensure patient and public safety while allowing for the sector’s sustainable funding, growth, and development.



12:15 – 12:30

The Impact of the Pandemic on Medical Regulations

12:30 – 12:45

A Role Model for Innovative Regulation: Where We Are and What›s Next?
Dr. Humayun Chaudhry | USA

12:45 – 13:00

Patient Confidentiality in Open Data System (Telemedicine)

13:00 – 13:15

Regulating Information: The UAE Experience in Fighting COVID19 Infodemic

13:15 – 13:25

Challenge the Experts

13:25 – 13:40

The Integration of Aeromedicine in the UAE COVID19 Response
Dr. Nabila Saeed | United Arab Emirates

13:40 – 13:55

Futuristic Look at Reshaping Healthcare Regulations

13:55 – 14:10

The Impact of Social Media in Influencing Decisions of Regulators
Ms. Salma Jaouni | Jordan

14:10 – 14:30

Challenge the Experts