Healthcare Engineering Innovation Center (HEIC)

HEIC Holds 1st International Workshop to Address Challenges in Healthcare

November 26, 2019

The Healthcare Engineering Innovation Center (HEIC) hosted its 1st International workshop from 25 – 26 November 2019.

The HEIC seeks to develop novel methodologies, devices, and tools for the diagnosis, intervention, treatment, and rehabilitation of the wide spectrum of health challenges associated with cardiovascular diseases. The center also has the framework to tackle other relevant health challenges in the UAE.

The HEIC workshop focused on the themes of vision on healthcare, innovation, and value creation.

The workshop offered a unique opportunity for local and international researchers and healthcare professionals to address challenges related to healthcare innovation, with a particular focus on cardiovascular diseases.

Highly qualified local and international institutions participated, including representatives from SEHA, the Department of Health, Mubadala, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, University of Limerick (Ireland), The BioRobotics Institute (Sculoa Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), New York University Abu Dhabi, Medical Micro Instruments (MMI, Italy), University Of Applied Sciences (Germany), Polytechnic of Milan (Italy), Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, and American University of Sharjah.

The researchers presented their projects, achievements, and latest research findings on issues related to patient needs, clinical challenges in terms of diagnosis, intervention, therapeutics, and rehabilitation.

Discussions also centered around anticipated future challenges for the local, regional, and international healthcare industry.

Erica Solomon
Senior Editor
26 November 2019