Day 3

08 December 2020



Fourteen million patients seek medical care abroad worldwide per year. As per the Medical Travel Platform Medigo, the UAE is ranked as #8 of top destinations for medical tourists. The UAE Medical tourism increases by 5.5% year-over-year, key factors supporting this the UAE in the continues progress in Medical Tourism field are endless, few factors include:

– Increasing sector privatization of the sector in the form of investment and the building state-of-the-art health facilities.
– The support of regulatory authorities in all sectors
– The cultural safety and sensitivity
– The role of the UAE in developing and participating the latest medical and clinical trends.

Growth momentum behind medical tourism in the UAE is expected to continue over the years with country level projects in wellness and medical tourism such as Expo 2021, Dubai Health Experience and Abu Dhabi Health Tourism. The recent global pandemic had an effect on the entire humanity. It is creating a paradigm shift in the importance of lifestyle and wellness. What are the holistic health plans, the genetic implications on humans’ susceptibility to pandemics, modern illnesses and life span? Wellness tourism describes those who are availing of holistic health treatments overseas for better quality of life and higher life satisfaction level.



12:20 – 12:35

Medical Tourism: The day after Pandemic
Ms. Maria Georga | USA

12:35 – 12:50

Ensuring Cultural Safety in Medical Tourism
Mr. Irving Stackpole | USA

12:50 – 13:05

The Role of Regulatory Authorities on cross border services of Medical Tourism
Ms. Angeliki Katsapi | Greece

13:05 – 13:20

Global and Regional Outlook of Medical Tourism
Dr. Saif AlJaibeji | United Arab Emirates

13:20 – 13:30

Challenge the Experts

13:30 – 13:45

Ensuring Well-being of Increasing Work-from-Home Job Force
Ms. Tina Northover-Mulders | United Arab Emirates

13:45 – 14:00

Clinical and Population Genomics in the Middle East
Dr. Ahmad Abou Tayoun | United Arab Emirates

14:00 – 14:15

How to enhance the medical tourism in the region
Dr. Anil Bankar | United Arab Emirates

14:15 – 14:30

Challenge the Experts

14:30 – 14:45

Closing Remark
Dr. David J. Shulkin | USA

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