The meeting which focused on discussing current and upcoming Chapter activities was attended by 28 Chapter members. Further topics included: draft of UAE Pharmacoeconomic Guidelines, professional development for students and young professionals, and starting an ISPOR Students Chapter.
SR ISPOR UAE Chapter and MONAH have organized the GCC Pharmacoeconomics Forum held on 27 & 28 September at the Conrad Hotel Dubai in Dubai, UAE.
The rapid growth of pharmaceutical expenditure has led to an increased interest in the economic evaluation of healthcare interventions. Currently Pharmacoeconomics is used in a wide range of areas, e.g. drug registration, formulary management, to define drug policy, development of treatment guidelines, controlling drug expenditure, purchasing negotiation, pricing in the pharmaceutical industry, to justify reimbursement decisions, and in the individual patient treatment decisions.
The forum brought together decision makers, regulatory authorities, payers, healthcare providers, healthcare professionals, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and academia in the GCC Region.
The forum covered the following subject areas: education on Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research techniques and methodologies, the use of Pharmacoeconomics in international settings, pricing of medicines and medicinal products, rational and efficient utilization of healthcare resources, Current experiences, future opportunities and challenges in advancing health economics and outcomes research in GCC.
International speakers included: Prof. Lieven Annemans (Belgium), Prof. Olivier Chassany (France), Prof. Salah Mahmoud (Canada), Dr. Ross McLean (USA), Dr. Christine Leopold (USA) among the others. Dr.Amin Al Amiri, Fahad Al Dossari, Dr. Ola Al Ahdab, Dr. Mubarak Al Ameri, Dr. Sahar Abu Omar, Dr. Abdulaziz Al Saggabi, Dr. Salah Al Awaidy, Dr. Abdallah Al Sabah, Dr. Yacoub Hadad, Dr. Sherif Mahmoud and Mr. Mairza Qouneh represented the GCC region.
ISPOR UAE Chapter presented presented in:
- ISPOR Arabic Network Forum: Capacity Building in PE in the Arabic-speaking Countries: Challenges & Opportunities in Education & Training
In addition the Chapter attended the ISPOR Arabic Network Meeting, which discussed the upcoming initiatives for a regional collaboration with ISPOR Chapters in Western Asia and North Africa. In addition, Chapter members attended a joint ISPOR Africa and Arabic Networks Reception.
Form more information visit:
Attended ISPOR Arabic Network Leadership Meeting during ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Sheraton New Orleans
|President||Ola Al ahdab Albannay, PhD|
|President-Elect||Easa Al Mansoori, PhD|
|Treasurer||Abobakr Abasaeed, PhD (c)|
|Secretary General||Amad Al Azzawi, PhD|
|Director||Mubarak Nasser Al Ameri, PhD|
|Director||Osama Mohamed Ibrahim, PhD|
Contact InformationISPOR United Arab Emirates Regional Chapter Office