ECT was pleased to host the periodical meeting of the ISPOR UAE Chapter which was held in the main college building. A number of new members took part in the meeting as well as several faculty and staff of ECT. Dr. Ola AlAhdab, Head of ISPOR Chapter initiated by her speech in which she thanked the college for receiving them for the meeting, and for the support it provided to facilitate its success.
On his side, Prof. Bruce Taylor, President of ECT, greeted and thanked ISPOR for accepting the invitation. He also appreciated their efforts in supporting the health and pharmaceutical areas. As well, he expressed ECT’s readiness for cooperation with ISPOR in the near future.
Throughout the meeting, it was stressed that there has to be a building process for national data, including all health data in the UAE, through research and studies relevant to healthcare services in the country, sickness treatment costs, and the current trend for prescription and dispensing of medicines, all towards enhancements of safe and proper medication at cheaper costs, bearing in mind that research and innovation support is a UAE government priority.
Concluding the meeting, memorial shields were given to the ISPOR UAE to appreciate their presence.