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

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

12:30 – 12:45

Regulations on Cancer Research
Dr. Zisis Kozlakidis | United Kingdom

12:45 – 13:00

Regulating Telehealth Medicine
Dr. Robin Ohannessian | France

13:00 – 13:15

Regulating Information: Fighting COVID19 Infodemic
Dr. Benjamin Hanson | United Arab Emirates

13:15 – 13:25

Challenge the Experts

13:25 – 13:40

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

13:40 – 13:55

Futuristic Look at Reshaping Healthcare Regulations
Mr. Martin Fletcher | Australia

13:55 – 14:10

Medical Regulator’s Role in Cultural Safety and Health Equity
Dr. Tebogo Kgosietsile Solomon Letlape | South Africa

14:10 – 14:25

The Value of Credential Verification and Accreditation of Medical Schools
Ms. Lisa Cover | USA

14:25 – 14:40

Challenge the Experts