H.E. Essa Al Maidoor Inaugurates The 20th Edition of DUPHAT Conference & Exhibition
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, H. E. Essa Al Maidoor, Director General of Dubai Health Authority, inaugurated today the 20th edition of the International Pharmaceuticals & Technologies Conference & Exhibition – (DUPHAT) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. H. E. Essa Al Maidoor was accompanied by a number of local and international representatives and heads of delegations.
Following the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, H. E. Essa Al Maidoor toured the exhibition area and explored the latest pharmaceutical technologies displayed by national, regional and international pharmaceutical industry players.
H. E. Essa Al Maidoor congratulated the organizing committee for the continuous success achieved by DUPHAT Conference and Exhibition since its inception, and wished them greater growth and success in the upcoming editions.
On the sidelines of the inauguration, H. E. Essa Al Maidoor said: “DUPHAT Conference and Exhibition is considered one of the most important events as it covers the vibrant pharmaceutical field. DUPHAT is witnessed this year a great participation from number of pharmaceutical associations and participation of several schools, which will no doubt raise social awareness about this industry amongst students and the future pharmacists.”
Dr. Ali Al Sayed, Chairman of DUPHAT Conference and Exhibition said: “We are always keen through DUPHAT Conference and Exhibition to highlight on the latest topics in the pharmaceutical field. DUPHAT Conference this year covers number of scientific activities that include several workshops and poster presentations over the three consecutive days. The conference will cover several topics presented by top notch speakers and specialists in this vibrant field, and it will definitely be of great benefit to our local and international participants.”
From his side Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of DUPHAT Conference and Exhibition said: “DUPHAT Conference and Exhibition is blessed with the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Dubai Health Authority since it was launched in 1995. This is of course an honor and a challenge for us, therefore, we strive in every edition to present the most updated and useful program for attendees working in the pharmaceutical sector.”
“For 20 years now, DUPHAT enjoys a sustainable growth in the number of participants, visitors, scientific activities, exhibiting companies and sponsors. This year, DUPHAT overall floor pace reached 12,000 sq. reflecting 20% increase in space compared to last year. The number of exhibitors reached 420 from 73 countries and we are expecting more than 18,000 visitors and participants. Moreover, the number of representatives from international pharmaceutical associations and organizations reached 300.” Said Dr. Al Madani
DUPHAT conference will cover topics such as: patient safety, professionalism, enhancing competency, leadership, rational cost effective medication use, precision treatments, pharmacovigilance, pharmacoepidemiology, expansion of services, drug regulation, pharmaceutical education, oncology, nutrition, clinical pharmacology and toxicology.
DUPHAT conference this year, hosts this year 120 scientific sessions and 25 workshops that cover a variety of specialized pharmaceutical topics delivered by 120 speakers and specialists including deans, university professors, consultants, and seniors from prestigious pharmaceutical associations. In addition to that, the conference witnesses a great number of participation from university students, as the number of student poster presentations has reached to 450 posters.
DUPHAT conference and exhibition is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, and it is organized yearly by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions Organization Est. – member of INDEX Holding with the support of a number of local and international organizations. DUPHAT is considered one of the largest events dedicated to the pharmaceutical field and related technologies, as it is approved and accredited by the Ministry of Health in the UAE, in addition to a number of international scientific organizations specialized in this field.