2,000 take part in specialist healthcare conference
Abu Dhabi, October 27, 2008
More than 2000 medical professionals from across the Middle East participtaed in a three-day specialist healthcare conference at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
The conference, presented by more than 180 internationally recognised speakers covering dozens of topics in patient safety, medical emergencies and primary healthcare, are part of the second Abu Dhabi Medical Congress.
Delegates included doctors, nurses, clinicians, paramedics, medical technicians and health administrators.
The congress also featured leading international and regional exhibitor companies from more than 20 countries.
'This year's congress has been a tremendous success not only in terms of the record numbers taking part in the conferences which have been sold out but also the wide range of diagnostic products, equipment and services on show to visitors to the exhibition,' said Simon Page, director of the Life Science Division at IIR Middle East, organiser of the congress.
'The three-in-one event has brought together those directly involved in the healthcare professions from medical to administrative staff and policy makers under one roof in a stimulating environment.'
The Abu Dhabi Medical Congress received widespread industry and healthcare sector support including: Partner – Seha Abu Dhabi Health Services Company; Corporate sponsor – Mubadala Healthcare; Platinum sponsors – the American Heart Association, Mercer Middle East, WorldPoint; Gold sponsors – Schiller, Novo Nordisk, Soma Health, Global Medical Solutions, Maidis; Silver sponsor – Cellestis; Supporting sponsors – Steris, Cardiac Science, Stryker, Getinge, CISA, InterHealth Canada.
The congress is supported by the UAE Ministry of Health, the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Police Wing, Abu Dhabi Emergency and Public Safety Department and Dubai Health Authority.
The region's next big healthcare event takes place in Dubai. The Healthcare Travel Exhibition and Congress – at Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Dubai, from November 2 to 4, 2008 - brings together decision makers with payees of medical travel, specialised medical suppliers, travel providers, medical facilities and representatives of major destinations.
Participating countries include: Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, Cyprus, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, India, France, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, United States, Canada, Turkey and Pakistan.
Healthcare Travel, also organised by IIR Middle East, is in association with the International Medical Travel Association.
The event is supported by the UAE Ministry of Health, the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi. Platinum sponsors are Singapore Medicine. Gold sponsors are the American Hospital Dubai and Dubai Health Authority.