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Arab Health’s 3rd Future of Health Summit to Explore Revolutionary Advances in Longevity & Anti-Ageing

Written by : Arti Ghargi

January 24, 2024

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UAE’s diverse demographics and initiatives including the Golden Visa Programme, attracting an older population, underscore the need for an adaptive ecosystem.

The third Future of Health Summit, an exclusive, invite-only event hosted by Arab Health will be held at the Museum of Future on Thursday, February 1. The event will bring together senior government officials and CEOs operating within the healthcare sector.

Global industry leaders, scientists, and medical experts will converge at the summit to discuss groundbreaking developments in reverse ageing and longevity, with the aim of transforming the human health span.

According to the UN World Population Prospects report, the global population of those aged 65 and above may potentially rise 16% by 2050 which is a 10% increase from 2022.

Moreover, recent years have witnessed an upward momentum in human longevity research using cutting-edge methods to slow or even reverse the ageing process and enhance well-being.

The global longevity and anti-ageing market is also expected to surge to $183 billion by 2028. UAE’s Social Cohesion Strategy as outlined in its 2021 Vision and Centennial Plan 2071, integrates positive ageing in alignment with its demographic shifts.

In the past few years, there has been a diverse demographic shift in the UAE and initiatives including the Golden Visa Programme, attracting an older population, underscore the need for an adaptive ecosystem. The Future of Health Summit aims to address these challenges by fostering conversation between stakeholders.

Ross Williams, exhibition director, Informa Markets, said that the UAE and the wider Gulf region are aiming to increase the average lifespan of the population. “Future Health Summit will enable the experts in the field to gather under one roof to understand the latest developments, technologies and key players that are invested in bringing this vision to reality,” he said.

Speakers at the Future of Health Summit

The Future Health Summit agenda will encourage discussion around "Bridging the Gap Between Lifespan and Healthspan." It will feature Dr Mehmood Khan, CEO, Hevolution Foundation, Riyadh, KSA.

The opening remarks at the event will be delivered by Shaista Asif, Group CEO, PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East and Arab Health's National Healthcare Champion. Asif will delve into the science of longevity, unveiling innovative strategies for longer, healthier lives.

Highlighting the broadening global interest in the science of longevity, Asif said, “Healthcare today is not just about technological development or medical advancement…modern healthcare is about unlocking time for humankind.”

Asif further noted that the Future Health Summit provides a vital platform for exploring breakthroughs and addressing barriers in the science of longevity.

World-renowned experts including Dr Yoshiki Sawa, Prof Evelyne Bischof, and Marc P Bernegger will come together to discuss, "The Longevity Economy: Navigating the Next Frontier".

Whereas Dr Michael Ringel, MD, Boston Consulting Group, will share valuable insights on "The Opportunity for Investment in Longevity Biotech,". Dr Fatima Al Kaabi, director general, Emirates Drug Establishment, will provide closing remarks.

Emerging Technology Showcase at Arab Health

Arab Health 2024 is the largest healthcare event in the Middle East. It is scheduled from January 29 to February 1, 2024. The event will showcase emerging technologies in the medical industry, including the Smart Hospital and Interoperability Zone, Transformation Zone, and the Innov8 competition for healthtech startups.

A new addition, the Cre8 competition, challenges students in the UAE to devise innovative solutions for real healthcare issues. The Startup Zone provides a platform for SMEs from various countries to showcase healthcare innovations.

With an expected global audience of over 110,000 healthcare professionals, Arab Health 2024 aims to host over 3,450 exhibitors and attract participants from 180 countries. Supported by government entities, the event will feature 10 Continuing Medical Education (CME) conferences covering various medical disciplines.

Digital Health News is an official Media Partner at Arab Health 2024.


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