Message from the CEO

Dear Business Partners and Colleagues,

Welcome to the first edition of the DHCC newsletter for the year 2013.

This quarterly newsletter has been developed  to provide you with the latest information and happenings within the DHCC Community and also serve as an important channel of communication between DHCC and our business partners.

We are proud to announce that during the first quarter of 2013, DHCC has been active in key initiatives within the Dubai Medical Tourism and the Medical Education arena. Our participation in the Arab Health Exhibition & Congress, the 4th Moscow Medical and Health Tourism Congress and the UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition – AEEDC Dubai have paved the way for future collaborations towards establishing Dubai as a Medical Tourism Hub in addition to  positioning DHCC as an internationally recognized medical education hub.

The events organized by our business partners have also contributed immensely towards raising health awareness and in some cases  breaking world records, all of which are achievements for the Dubai Healthcare City community as a whole.

Together with the support of our business partners, we aim to achieve the vision of DHCC and I would like to thank each of you for the continuous support and efforts towards achieving healthcare excellence and quality patient care.

Sincerely yours,

Marwan Abedin
CEO of Dubai Healthcare City

Dubai Healthcare City Participates in Arab Health Exhibition & Congress for the 9th Time in a  Row

In January 2013, Dubai Healthcare City participated in Arab Health Exhibition & Congress - the Middle East’s largest healthcare event and the world's second largest gathering of medical and healthcare professionals. This year, Arab Health Exhibition showcased over 3,500 medical institutions representing over 60 countries, more than 83,000 attendees and 7,000 plus conference delegates.
Medical Education Top Priority for Dubai Healthcare City in 2013  
Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) reaffirmed its commitment to education by announcing its progress and strategic plans and aspirations for 2013 in enhancing the region’s specialised talent pool. The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Academic Medical Centre (MBRM-AMC), DHCC’s education division, continues to develop its medical education portfolio to further enhance its position as an internationally recognised medical education hub.
DHCC One of 27 Organizations to Support “Dubai Car Free Day”  
Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, inaugurated the Car Free Day 2013 on Wednesday, February 13 riding the metro from Etisalat to Union station along with H.E Dr. Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad, the Minister of Environment and Water, H.E Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, the Minster of Education and other top officials of different government organizations and private entities.
DHCC participates in the 4th Moscow Medical and Health Tourism Congress in Moscow as part of Dubai Medical Tourism Initiative  
Since the medical tourism initiative was announced in 2012 by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, several measures have been taken to unify medical tourism procedures in collaboration with Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), General Directorate for Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) and the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).

Al Maktoum Medical Library - Your information needs is our mission

In this feature, we are proud to put the spotlight on the Al Maktoum Medical Library.

The Al Maktoum Medical Library, an institution of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Academic Medical Center, is key in supporting the Dubai Healthcare City medical community with access to the best healthcare information in the field of medicine and research.

The Library began operations in September, 2012 with a core collection, closely aligned to support the DHCC clinical, research and educational endeavors and mission. State-of-the-art services and resources are now available to support DHCC healthcare professionals and academic institutions.

The Al Maktoum Medical Library is strategically located in the Academic Medical Center building and provides spaces for browsing, quiet study, group study, and instruction. The Library is located on the first and second floors of the Academic Medical Center building. You can also access all library resources, E-Books, Databases and e-journals (upon registration) via the library's website. For further details, please visit the website:

Child Early Intervention Medical Center Launches ‘4th Autism Around the World Conference and Exhibition 2013’
Mediclinic Middle East to Expand Presence at Dubai Healthcare City
Mediclinic Middle East, the UAE’s largest private healthcare company, announced plans to expand its current presence at Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC). The 200,000 square feet expansion project, worth an estimated AED 200 million, will see the facility expand its existing operations to house an advanced oncology unit with radiotherapy facilities, including a PET CT scanner and linear accelerator.


Mr. Wendelin Lauxen of German Limbtech Orthopaedic Technology Sets a Record with Marathons on Each of the Seven Continents

Mr. Wendelin Lauxen, Managing Director of German Limbtech Orthopaedic Technology has achieved the World Record for “Fastest time to complete a marathon on each of the seven continents (male)” in 21 days and five hours.


Under the Patronage of H.H Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Child Early Intervention Medical Center, in collaboration with Dubai Healthcare City and the UAE Ministry of Health launched the ‘4th Autism Around the World Conference and Exhibition 2013’ from February 6-9,2013 at Zayed University, Dubai UAE.


Dubai School of Dental Medicine Participates in the 17th Edition of AEEDC Dubai, the Largest Dental Exhibition in the Region
The Dubai school of dental medicine exhibited at the UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition – AEEDC Dubai which was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority.

Dr Amer Ahmad Sharif
Managing Director, Education Division, Dubai Healthcare City

Dr Amer Ahmad Sharif is the Managing Director of Dubai Healthcare City's Education Division responsible for leading the development of the education projects in the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Academic Medical Center. The center was established to champion academia in healthcare to serve Dubai, the UAE and the region. 

Dr Amer previously held several positions at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), most recently as Director of Healthcare Operations within the Hospital Services Sector. He has also acted as an Advisor on Health System Development, Director of Human Resources and Director of Continuing Education departments. Dr Amer has also played an important role in leading several research projects within DHA, mainly focused on workforce development and medical education. In addition, he actively established links between DHA and other organizations both nationally and internationally. 


In addition to his extensive professional career, Dr Amer is a dedicated academic and is simultaneously completing a PhD in Public Health at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS), UAE University (UAEU). His research is mainly focused on evaluating the UAE health care system.

Dr Amer is regularly invited to lecture at prestigious institutions, such as the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in Dubai and the Institute of Public Health at UAE University, and to speak at various medical conferences. His work has also been published in international journals, and presented at several conferences.

Dr Amer obtained his Medical degree at CMHS, UAEU in 2003 and earned his Master of Science (MSc) in Healthcare Management at Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (RCSI) in 2007. Dr Amer was recognized with the Best Employee Award by the DHA and received the prestigious Sheikh Rashid Award for Excellence for Distinguished Students, for being the gold medalist at the CMHS, UAEU.

World Autism Day 2 April 2013
Allied Ground Rounds 9 April 2013
Focus Group: Cosmetic Treatment & Dermatology Cluster 15 April 2013
Dental Ground Rounds 16 April 2013
Medical Ground Rounds 23 April 2013
DHCC Networking Event 29 April 2013
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