19th edition of DUPHAT Conference and Exhibition opens

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group, inaugurated the 19th edition of the Dubai International Pharmaceuticals & Technologies Conference & Exhibition - (DUPHAT) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Sheikh Ahmed was accompanied by Eng. Essa Al Maidoor, Director General of Dubai Health Authority, and a number of local and international representatives and heads of delegations.

Following the traditional inauguration ceremony and the ribbon-cutting, Sheikh Ahmed announced that Dubai will host for the first time the International Family Medicine Conference and Exhibition (IFM) which will be held next year in conjunction with DUPHAT Conference and Exhibition. The IFM will attract an enormous number of specialists in family medicine, general practitioners and primary health care.

He also congratulated the organizing committee for the success achieved by DUPHAT Conference and Exhibition since it was launched, he also emphasized that DUPHAT is a continuing education forum and platform for professional interaction and scientific discourse. He also had a tour in the exhibition and explored the latest pharmaceutical technologies displayed by national, regional and international pharmaceutical industry players.

He was impressed by the continuous growth that DUPHAT achieves every year, he also said that this tremendous turnout reinforces the role of Dubai as a regional hub for major international companies who are looking forward to promoting their products from Dubai to the Middle East and the World Markets.

Essa Al Maidoor, Director General - Dubai Health Authority said: "The DUPHAT Conference and Exhibition takes place in a time where the medical sector is witnessing a tremendous and rapid development within its subsidiaries in general and the pharmaceutical field in particular. The pharmaceutical sector has become a vital sector in the medical field which effects highly on the therapeutic process and assists in providing integrated services for patients." Al Maidoor added: "The DHA has been diligent to support this event throughout the years, and we believe that DUPHAT is the first of its kind in the Middle East, North Africa and East Asia regions. DUPHAT has become very popular among pharmacists and specialists working in the pharmaceutical field and its technologies. DUPHAT is growing year after year along with the accelerating development in the medical field which highlights the imperative role of the pharmaceutical field."

"The DHA has started taking the necessary measures to begin applying the encoding system on the medicines in Dubai. This system will help monitoring and organizing the consumption of medicine in Dubai in general and will also enhance applying the uppermost standards of quality and excellence in the pharmaceutical sector. We have to admit that the DUPHAT Conference and Exhibition achieved tremendous success in its previous editions and it is now an exceptional forum for continuing pharmaceutical education and a unique scientific and professional platform for pharmacists and professionals to interact and reflect positively on the health security and safety of patients in health institutions," added Al Maidoor He also expressed his sincere gratitude and appreciation for all the doctors and researchers who participated in this conference in addition to the organizers, supporters and sponsors and wished them all the success in the coming editions.

Dr. Ali Al Sayed, Director of Pharmaceutical Services Department at the Dubai Health Authority and Chairman of DUPHAT Conference, said: "DUPHAT Conference and Exhibition is held in cooperation with a number of international associations and organizations such as: the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, European Society of Clinical Pharmacy, European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences, European Society of Oncology Pharmacy, Canadian Pharmacists Association, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology, Saudi Pharmaceutical Society, Universiteit Utrecht - The Netherlands, the Dubai Health Authority and Index Health management."

Dr. Ali Al Sayed also mentioned that DUPHAT is marked by the outstanding professors, specialists and professionals who come to take part in this event from: USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Japan, Belgium, France, Sweden, Australia, KSA, Egypt, Qatar, Libya, Iraq, India, Oman and Sudan.

Dr. Ali continued: "This year, the DUPHAT conference will host more than 20 scientific sessions and 30 workshops in addition to 450 scientific posters whom are prepared by students and specialists. Moreover, DUPHAT will present more than 27 scientific presentations delivered by students of pharmacy." "DUPHAT this year will host spectacular activities; 12 presentations will be present during the three days of the conference and delivered by the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society, there will also be a special workshop feature from KSA, a full day workshop about medicine economics, four presentations by medical companies in addition to four management workshops," continued Dr. Al Sayed DUPHAT Conference and Exhibition plays a significant role in terms of increasing the investments in Dubai and also in attracting foreign investments to Dubai, in addition to attracting experts and pharmaceuticals from all over the world to this outstanding event. DUPHAT has also managed to achieve tremendous success and has become a global forum where all pharmacists come to learn from the experts and gain credit hours in addition to interacting with their peers from all over the globe and exchange expertise and knowledge.

The DUPHAT conference and exhibition is classified as one of the largest events dedicated to the pharmaceutical field and related technologies, as it is approved and accredited by the Dubai Health Authority in addition to a number of international scientific organizations specialized in this field. The exhibition will host more than 350 international manufacturers, distributors and pharmaceutical companies from over 73 countries. Exhibiting companies will showcase their latest products and concepts from the pharmaceutical industry to attract visitors from different parts of the world including Middle East, Indian Sub -Continent and North African Region.

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