Ministry of Health to host Middle East Pharma Cold Chain Congress

DUBAI: Under the patronage of Ministry of Health, the Middle East Pharma Cold Chain Congress will be held in Dubai from 17-20 November 2014.

This groundbreaking congress will be organised by the world-class events company Maarefah Management in partnership with the GCC Health Ministers Council and the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society.

The congress focuses on improving the transportation and storage of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals in the Middle East region with particular emphasis on the GCC, the ultimate goal is ensuring high quality pharmaceuticals and optimising patient safety. This must be done through the correct training of staff involved and aligning cold-chain regulations to meet the demands of the Middle East.

The congress will feature outstanding and industry leading participants including: Mohamed Fayez, MENA Regional Third Party Manufacturers Quality lead, Boehringer Ingelheim, Jonathon James, Section Head Freight Policies, Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, De Wet du Plessis, Regional Medical Supply Chain Manager, International SOS Middle East and Africa, Dr. Dhafir Al-Azawie, Affiliate Quality Operations Regional Leader, Africa, Middle East & Non-European Markets, Pfizer, U.A.E. along with other international and local experts.

The presentations and workshops will focus on the most important topics in the pharma cold chain logistics industry and will shed light onto the current innovations in the sector such as: establishing quality distribution and risk management processes, reviewing global and regional GDP updates, improving collaboration between stakeholders including government and private sector to establish the GCC as a leading logistics hub, temperature mapping and much more.