Children's National in the News: Arab Health 2016 February 04, 2016

Children's National Health System participated in the 2016 Arab Health Exhibition and Congress, along with the UAE Ministry of Health, showcasing the latest in research and innovation from the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation. While in Dubai, Children’s National and the Ministry formalized a collaboration, through a memorandum of understanding that outlines plans to upgrade services at hospitals in the UAE, and continue to develop innovative healthcare technology and research that addresses the health needs of children. Take a look at the coverage here:

The UAE Ministry of Health signed an agreement with Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, outlining plans to upgrade services at hospitals in the UAE through expert knowledge exchange, and the promotion of partnerships in innovative healthcare technology and research. Kurt Newman, MD, President and CEO, said this strategy would "enable Children's National to work closely with its partners in the UAE to create and implement innovative solutions for children.

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During Arab Health, Sheikh Zayed Institute experts demonstrated a mobile application used to analyze potential genetic conditions in infants, an application used to detect heart murmurs in children, and a robot that simplifies suturing during surgery. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum also visited the exhibit. 

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Gulf News spoke with Kolaleh Eskandanian, PhD, MBA, PMP, Sheikh Zayed Institute, about the principal theme of Arab Health 2016: 3D Printing, and the research project underway at Children’s National using 3D printing to develop tissue-engineered vascular grafts. This type of biotechnology project aligns with the patient-specific, personalized medicine solutions Children’s researchers value. 

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