The UAE plays host this month to the biggest multi-track healthcare congress in the world and the region's greatest gathering of healthcare professionals.
Arab Health, which takes place at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre from January 28-31, 2008, features the world's most comprehensive conference programme under the banner of the Arab Health Congress.
The Congress encompasses 18 internationally accredited conferences in specialised areas of medicine, surgery and healthcare management with over 400 eminent and internationally acclaimed speakers and more than 6,000 delegates, making it the world's largest such event.
The conferences are accredited by the American Academy of Continuing Medical Education (AACME), recognised in over 96 countries, organisers said.
'All Arab Health Congress conferences have AACME accredited hours, demonstrating the fact that Arab Health has met the rigorous standards for delivering quality continuing medical education,' said Simon Page, Group Director of Life Sciences at IIR Middle East, organisers of Arab Health.
The Congress sponsor is UAE development company Emaar that has announced a healthcare group that plans to develop and manage over 100 hospitals, clinics and medical centres in the Middle East and North Africa, the Indian subcontinent and South East Asia in the next 10 years.
Dubai Healthcare City, which aims to become an internationally recognised location of choice for quality healthcare, is the leading sponsor of the conferences that make up the Congress - including Leaders in Healthcare.
The Congress is one of only a handful of events in the world to receive the Gold Seal of Accreditation from the AACME and delegates who attend will receive an accreditation certificate that can be used towards maintaining their annual quota of continuing medical education credits, which are now necessary to renew medical practicing licences in the UAE.
Organised by IIR Middle East, Arab Health is a must attend event in the global healthcare calendar. Established more than three decades ago, Arab Health takes place at the centre of one of the fastest growing and most lucrative healthcare markets in the world.
Supported by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health, the Health Authority Abu Dhabi and the Dubai Health Authority, the 2008 edition of Arab Health Exhibition will showcase products and services by more than 2500 exhibitors representing over 65 countries. More than 50,000 healthcare professionals from all over the world are expected to attend.
Emerging trends both worldwide and regionally will be examined in the Global Healthcare Marketing with a panel of world-class speakers from the US, Singapore, the UK, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates. Platinum sponsor is Singapore Medicine, a multi-agency government initiative aimed at making Singapore's world-class healthcare services easily accessible to international patients.
Information Technology in Healthcare is another of the 18 conferences with expert speakers from the World Health Organisation and the UK's National Health Service joining regional healthcare IT leaders. (WAM)
UAE to host Arab Healthcare Congress