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EHES highlights scientific, economic innovations in regional health ecosystem

DUBAI, 28th November, 2021 (WAM) -- The Emirates Health Economics Society (EHES) has scheduled its first health industry conference since its founding in July 2020.

Under the theme "Financing the Future of Sustainable Innovation", the conference will be held from 28th - 30th November 2021, at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, and will focus on the intersection between scientific innovation and economics, and the implications of both on the healthcare system in the United Arab Emirates.

Workshops and plenary sessions will feature expert speakers, including economists, health scientists, insurance professionals and healthcare providers, and a keynote lecture will be given by Dr Awad Mataria, Director of Universal Health Coverage/Health Systems at the World Health Organisation.

Sessions over the three-day conference will include presentations and panel discussions on a range of topics, including the role of economics in healthcare policy development, the evolution of insurance, and innovation in sustainability in payer models.

Founded in July 2020, under the umbrella of the Emirates Medical Association, EHES has a mission to drive innovation, research, and inter-disciplinary collaboration through the promotion of education and science. In addition, the conference serves as a forum for sharing the most advanced thinking and up-to-date information about health economics in the UAE, for the benefit of all industry stakeholders and regulators.

"Financing the Future of Sustainable Innovation" is hosted in partnership with the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers in the Gulf (PHRMAG), the industry group that represents the region’s leading innovative biopharmaceutical research companies.

During the conference, the Pharmaceutical Research Health Care Financing and Insurance Working Group hosts two workshops to address current and anticipated challenges, and to explore potential initiatives with healthcare stakeholders and partners, to further boost a patient-centred, equitable, and sustainable health care system that creates value for patients and society.

Dr Sara Al Dallal, President, Emirates Health Economics Society said: “Our partnership with the industry is what keeps the science in our field evolving. We are delighted to have gathered such a diverse group of leading figures to discuss such a range of important issues in heath economics.  We look forward to addressing current and anticipated challenges and exploring potential initiatives with our strategic partners to support the development of advanced healthcare systems in the UAE.”

Jamie Phares, Managing Director of Janssen GCC, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson and Executive Committee Member of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers, and sponsor of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Health Care Financing and Insurance Working Group, said, "Emirates Health Economics Society is a strategic partner of PHRMAG. We have developed a great collaboration to identify unmet needs, to enhance the efficiency of the healthcare system in the UAE. Today’s collaboration with EHES furthers our efforts to forge a roadmap towards financing innovation in healthcare, supporting the UAE ecosystem and national agenda, for a healthier and happier community."


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