Saudi-U.S. forum discusses new healthcare trends

Dr. Samar Al-Saggaf (R) honors one of the speakers at the forum. (Courtesy photo)

Six specialized workshops kicked off on Monday as part of the Saudi–U.S. Healthcare Forum 2015 activities held under the patronage of Riyadh Emir Prince Faisal Bin Bandar. The workshops included local and international speakers who touched upon topics and trends related to the field of healthcare.

Dr. Samar Al-Saggaf, director of the department of medical and health science program, Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, and coordinator of workshops, said, “Today’s workshops give an introduction of what healthcare is about; it also offers participants the new technologies along with products and services that promise to improve the knowledge transfer of healthcare education and innovation between the regions of the U.S. and the Middle East.”

She further said: “After attending today’s workshops, participants will be aware of the latest issues and solutions impacting the global healthcare field.”

One workshop titled, “Building the Framework for Successful Healthcare Infrastructure Projects”, highlighted the current demand for infrastructure that has reached about $4 trillion in annual expenditures with a gap of at least $1 trillion every year. The forum concludes on Wednesday.

This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette on April 28, 2015.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45