Healthcare Decision-Making in the Middle East and North Africa: Role of Health Economics, Outcomes Research and Health Technology Assessment

The conference in Dubai provides opportunities to engage in discussions with key industry stakeholders and leaders in the Middle East, North Africa (MENA),  and internationally. The attendees will bring multistakeholder perspectives from industry, policy making, regulation, medical profession, research, and relevant national medical/health economics societies. The event will provide educational and information-sharing opportunities to address issues of effective healthcare decision making to improve patient access to effective and innovative technologies in the MENA countries.

Dubai was a natural destination for ISPOR’s regional event in the Middle East. Dubai’s healthcare sector has witnessed exceptional growth over the past few years. Dubai Health Authority continues the rollout out its current 12-year master plan that includes the addition of 40 primary healthcare centers and 3 new hospitals. As the Middle East’s hub for medical tourism, with world-class infrastructure and buoyant public and private healthcare industries, the city is perfectly suited to service the wider regional healthcare market that is expected to be worth $71.3 billion by 2020 when the city hosts the World Expo.

ISPOR events provide a forum for the discussion and dissemination of information surrounding the science of health economics and outcomes research (HEOR). The events bring together experts and stakeholders in the HEOR field to share innovative research methods and health policy developments, to learn from each other, explore business opportunities and network.

Founded in 1995, ISPOR is the leading global professional society in health economics and outcomes research, with more than 20,000 individual and chapter members from 120+ countries. The ISPOR Arabic Network that currently brings together 8 ISPOR regional chapters has been advancing the science of HEOR and its use in healthcare decisions in the Middle East region since 2011. Your participation in the ISPOR Dubai regional conferene will provide a great opportunity to benefit from recognizing ISPOR members efforts in the region and globally in promoting good science to improve healthcare decision making.