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UK to explore the future of healthcare at Expo 2020 Dubai

UK to explore the future of healthcare at Expo 2020 Dubai



26 January 2022 – Is universal healthcare possible for all? Healthcare and Life Sciences are going through unprecedented innovation and change – how can we harness these transformations for good to save lives and improve quality of life around the world? This is the central question being discussed by leading figures and companies from the healthcare technology sector during ‘In the Future, How will we Thrive?’ hosted by the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai from 27-28th January, under the UK’s participation theme ‘Innovating for a Shared Future’.


As part of the event, on 27 January, speakers in a series of online Summit panel discussions will consider how technology is transforming healthcare and whether universal health is possible for all. To attend the Summit sessions, please register online.


Harjinder Kang, Director of Healthcare, Life Sciences and Chemicals Directorate at Department for International Trade, says: “The UK has long led the way in healthcare. From 3D printed models allowing surgeons to practice particularly complex procedures to pre-programmed drones collecting blood samples from residents of rural villages, innovation remains at the forefront of the NHS. I’m looking forward to hearing the latest innovative ideas from the smartest thinkers in this crucial industry who will shape the future of healthcare for years to come.”


Speakers covering topics set to define our response to the biggest challenges in healthcare such as technology and precision medicine, and remote healthcare include Ali Parsa, Founder and CEO of Babylon Health, the revolutionary AI and digital health company, Paul Farmer CBE, Chief Executive Officer of mental health charity Mind and Prof Ann John, Professor of Medicine at Swansea University.


Stimulating insights from inspirational healthcare and biotech leaders will also be available on demand throughout Expo 2020 Dubai. Tackling topics such as gene therapy and cancer diagnosis are Dr Karthikeyan Kandan, Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, DMU, Dean Harris, Clinical Director, CanSense Ltd, Prof Claire Booth, Professor of Gene Therapy and Paediatric Immunology, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Prof Jim McLaughlin, Head of School of Engineering, Ulster University.


Setting the scene for Expo 2020 Dubai’s Health & Wellness Week, starting on 2nd February, the programme will include student workshops run by Kerstyn Comley and Suzi Godson, Co-Founders of Expo Live grant winning mental health app MeeToo.


Find out more about the UK’s programme at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Join the conversation at @UKPavilion2020 #Expo2020

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Last Updated: 26-Jan-2022