• First dedicated global forum to robotic surgery will gather globally renowned experts, healthcare practitioners and policymakers to discuss the latest developments in health technology
• Forum to host H.E. AbdulRahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, UAE Minister of Health and Prevention
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 13 March 2023 – The US Society of Robotic Surgery and Crescent Healthcare (a Division of the Crescent Group of Companies) are set to host the Global Robotic MedTech Forum in the Middle East for the first time on 16 March 2023. Taking place in Dubai, the event will focus on the latest advancements in robotic surgery, a rapidly growing field that is revolutionizing healthcare.
While the region’s healthcare sector has prioritized robotic surgery, this is the first dedicated global forum to gather world renowned experts in the region to discuss the technology alongside healthcare practitioners and policymakers.
The Forum will gather ministers, senior government officials, as well as healthcare, R&D and investment professionals to discuss the future of robotic assisted surgery, in addition to the UAE’s leading position at the cutting-edge of healthcare.
His Excellency AbdulRahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, UAE Minister of Health and Prevention, commented: 'As we navigate the challenges of modern healthcare, the UAE is proud to host the Global Robotic MedTech Forum, which brings together renowned experts from around the world to share their knowledge and latest advances in the field of robotic surgery. By embracing technology and innovation, we can further improve patient outcomes and provide more efficient and effective healthcare solutions for all.'
Dr. Vipul Patel, President of the Society of Robotic Surgery, said: 'The Forum will provide a unique platform to exchange knowledge and ideas, and to explore innovative solutions that can help improve patient outcomes and drive the growth of the healthcare industry.'
Mr. Hamid Jafar, Chairman of the Crescent Group of Companies, which is hosting the event, said: 'The Global Robotic MedTech Forum is an important platform that brings together industry leaders and innovators to exchange knowledge and ideas and drive meaningful advancements in the healthcare sector. We are pleased to host this event and look forward to enabling the sharing of insights and knowledge in this exciting field.'
Dr. Fred Moll, Founder of Intuitive Surgical, said: 'I am honored to be part of the Global Robotic MedTech Forum and to have the opportunity to share my insights on the future of robotic surgery with fellow innovators and industry leaders.'
Neeraj Agrawal, Board Member of EndoQuest, said: 'This event brings together the best and brightest global minds in the field to the Gulf region, and we are honored to participate.'
Kurt Azarbarzin, CEO of EndoQuest, added: 'We are excited to present the latest innovations in scarless incisionless robotic surgery deploying flexible robots through natural human orifices.'
Eduardo Fonseca, Board Member of XCath, commented: “From advanced imaging and sensors to cutting-edge robotics and AI, the possibilities for enhancing patient outcomes and improving the quality of care are endless. The Gulf region will be at the forefront of the development of groundbreaking technologies that have the potential to transform the healthcare industry.'
Viljar Palmer, VP Electro-Polymer R&D, added: “We are thrilled to showcase innovative systems designed to make a significant impact in the field of neuro endovascular surgery.”
The Global Robotic Medtech Forum will feature some of the most prominent global figures in the field of robotic surgery. Among the distinguished speakers are Dr. Vipul Patel, founder of the US Society of Robotic Surgery and one of the world's most experience robotic surgeons; Dr. Fred Moll, the founder of Intuitive Surgical and pioneer of robotic surgery; and Dr. Chris Thompson, Professor at Harvard University who has been at the forefront of developing and testing new robotic surgical techniques. Dr. Santiago Horgan, the Director of UC San Diego’s Center for the Future of Surgery will also share his insights. The participation of these distinguished experts underscores the importance of the Global Robotic Medtech Forum as a platform for sharing knowledge and advancing the field of robotic medicine.
The Forum will feature keynote speeches from leading experts in the field, interactive panel discussions, and hands-on demonstrations of the latest robotic surgical systems. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in the field, and to see first-hand how robotic surgery is rapidly changing the face of healthcare globally.
The invite-only event will include a diverse range of attendees, such as innovators, policymakers, medical professionals, researchers, and representatives from the financial sector. The invitees represent a cross-section of the healthcare and technology industries and will facilitate an open dialogue for the advancement of robotic surgery.