Emirati-German Healthcare Congress kicks off in Dubai on 4th of March

02 March 2013
Under the patronage of H.E. Mr. Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais, the Minister of Culture, Youth, and Community Development and Acting Minister of Health in the United Arab Emirates, and H.E. Mrs. Cornelia Pruefer-Storcks, Senator of Health and Consumer Protection of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Emirati-German Healthcare Congress will be held at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Academic Medical Centre, in Dubai Healthcare City from the 4th to 6th of March 2013. A number of officials and experts in the fields of medicine and healthcare from the UAE, Germany and other Arab countries will be present at the Congress.

The Emirati-German Healthcare Congress, headed by Prof. Dr. Christian Juergens, Medical Director at the Emergency Hospital Hamburg, will discuss several topics including healthcare-management, education, orthopedic surgery and trauma, gastroenterology, interventional cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, glands' disorders and endocrine surgery, breast surgery, interventional radiology and diabetes.H.E. Mr. Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais, the Minister of Culture, Youth, and Community Development and Acting Minister of Health in the UAE, and H.E. Mrs. ElkeBadde, Undersecretary of Health and Consumer Protection in Hamburg will be giving the opening remarks of the Congress.

The Emirati-German Healthcare Congress aims at bringing together doctors from Germany, the UAE and other Arab countries in order to exchange experiences, experiments and research results to explore new ways of treatment. Arab doctors who studied in Germany will also have the opportunity to take part in the congress and reconnect to the country.

With its idea originating from the city of Hamburg, the congress reflects the city's interest in the Arab region, and its keenness to share experiences and research with the specialized bodies and authorities; especially since Hamburg occupies a leading position as a global hub for industries, medical technologies, hospitals, clinics, medical centers and specialized doctors. Northern Germany in general and Hamburg in particular are well known as an international leader in the fields of medicine and healthcare due to the unique network of research institutions, medical experts, technological innovation and the infrastructure it owns. In addition to that, Northern Germany's endeavorsmeet the growing interests and strong efforts made by the Arab countries in the fields of healthcare sciences and medical technology; which paved the way for new initiatives and extended horizons of cooperation between the two parties. The "Healthcare Industry Service Centre" which was inaugurated in Dubai Business Village last year, is a living example for such cooperation. This initiative reflects the importance of the Gulf Region to the medical sector in Northern Germany; furthermore, it contributes to the expansion of the existing health relations between Northern Germany and the Arab Gulf states. This cooperation is also highlighted through the broad participation of companies from Northern Germany in the specialized exhibitions held in the region, especially the Arab Health Exhibition in Dubai.

The "Healthcare Industry Service Centre" is a governmental initiative of the Hamburg State Ministry of Health and Consumer Protection, funded by the European Social Fund. The project was realized in cooperation with Norgenta, North German Life Science Agency. The "Healthcare Industry Service Centre" has been located close to the Hamburg Representative Office in Dubai and operates under its umbrella. The overall aim of the office is to foster already consolidated business relations between the UAE and Hamburg. It also acts as initial contact for companies and institutions, wishing to set up businesses in the opposite territory.

About Norgenta:
Norgenta, the North German Life Science Agency is the project and service company of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein that supports life science activities in North Germany. Under the brand name "Life Science Nord" (LSN), the agency initializeslife science activities to set upan internationally competitive cluster. As acentral gateway, LSNalso helps answering all questions concerning biotechnology, medical technology, and pharmaceutical industry. Norgenta initiates strategic projects and servesbusiness-promotion, scientists, and institutions that contribute to raising the profile of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein. As cluster manager, it networks the business and research communities in North Germany, drawing selectively on the expertise of universities and research institutes and utilising close contacts to companies in the region. The agency is also responsible for overall presentation and marketing of life sciences in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein both at national and international level. This makes Norgenta the central hub within Life Science Nord.

Located between the North Sea, the Baltic Sea, and the river Elbe, Life Science Nord is home to


  • about 500 companies in Biotech, Pharma and MedTech
  • 2 University Medical Centers and more than 150 clinics
  • 5 Universities with Life Science courses
  • 14 technology parks and incubators with focus on Life Sciences

For further information about Norgenta, North German Life Science Agency:

Issued on behalf of the Norgenta, the North German Life Science Agency by bridge:media FZ-LLC, Dubai Media City. For further information, please contact Bashar Antounon:
Tel: (+9714) 375 43 38
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