Robert Tansley will be participating at the UAE-UK Cancer Summit which the UAE-UK Business Council is hosting in partnership with GSK, Al Tamimi & Co and Cambridge Innovation Capital.

The Summit is taking place during Arab Health, and it will cover three main themes:

  • Cancer Screening and Diagnostics
  • Data Sharing and Data Privacy
  • Palliative Care

Speakers and agenda:

10:30 Opening Remarks

  • Lord Kakkar, Chairman of King’s Health Partners (video address)
  • Dr Maha Barakat, Assistant Minister for Health and Life Sciences UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

11:00 Panel 1: Screening & Diagnostics

  • Professor Richard Gilbertson, Li Ka Shing Chair and Head of Department of Oncology and Director, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre, University of Cambridge
  • Dr. Averyan Vasylyev, Medical Director Gulf, GSK
  • Aisha al-Mulla, Director, Friends of Cancer Patients
  • Dr Angela George, Consultant Oncologist, Royal Marsden Hospital
  • Dr Kadhim Al-Abady, Public Health Senior Specialist, Dubai Health Authority
  • Dr Robert Tansley, Partner, Cambridge Innovation Capital

12:00 Networking Lunch

13:00 Panel 2: Data Sharing & Privacy – Barriers & Opportunities

  • Moderator – Eleanor Slinger, Regional Director, New Statesman Media Group
  • Dr Mazin Gadir, Director, AMESA Business Development & Strategic Alliances, IQVIA
  • Andrea Tithecott, Partner, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Al Tamimi & Co
  • Gerard Hanratty, Partner, Browne Jacobson
  • Dr Omar Najim, Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences at United Al Saqer Group

14:00 Panel 3: Palliative Care – Model, Framework & Workforce

  • Moderator: Andy Ward, Co-Chair, UK International Health Management Association
  • Dr Azhar Talal, Lecturer, UAE University
  • Dr Neil Nijhawan, Consultant Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Director of Palliative & Supportive Care, Burjeel Medical City
  • Dr Michael Watts, Co-Founder and CEO, Blüm Health Ltd

15:00 Closing Remarks