Region’s first Global Robotic MedTech Forum to reveal latest advancements in robotic surgery


Dubai, United Arab Emirates — The US Society of Robotic Surgery and Crescent Healthcare (a Division of the Crescent Group of Companies) host the first Global Robotic MedTech Forum in the Middle East on 16 March 2023 in Dubai. The event, the first dedicated global forum to gather world renowned experts in the region, will focus on the latest advancements in robotic surgery, a rapidly growing field that is revolutionizing healthcare.

The Forum will host 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. 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, Society of Robotic Surgery, and one of the world’s most experienced robotic surgeons said: “The Forum will provide a unique platform to for knowledge exchangeand explore innovative solutions that can vastly help improve patient outcomes.”

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 to 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 and a pioneer of robotic surgery, said: “Honored to be part of the Forum and have the opportunity to share 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.”

The Global Robotic Medtech Forum will feature some of the most prominent global figures in the field of robotic surgery including 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.

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