1st MENA Geriatric Summit in Dubai

News locali, 11.12.2014

1st MENA Geriatric Summit in Dubai, 11 - 13 December

1st MENA Geriatric Summit in Dubai
FDFA

The Summit, an initiative of the Swiss Business Council Dubai and Northern Emirates (SBC), was organized in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the SBC. The opening ceremony was attended by H.E. Essa al Maidoor the Director-General of DHA, Swiss Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Ms. Andrea Reichlin, Consul General of Switzerland in Dubai Mr. Raymund Furrer and highly renowned foreign (incl. Swiss) and local specialists in the field of Geriatric Medicine. The approximately 100 attendants per day from different medical fields reconfirmed the need and interest for introducing a targeted approach and system for the elderly in Dubai and the Middle East, as the population is aging and specialized care is to complement purely family-based support. Info about the Swiss health care system and Swisshealth (medical tourism) were also presented.