GCC to drive innovation and leadership at the region’s most influential healthcare and medical laboratory events

22 November 2017

  • Arab Health – the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region – will welcome visitors from 29 January – 1 February 2018
  • The exhibition will feature new zones and 19 accredited conferences to enhance attendee experience
  • MEDLAB – the leading global laboratory and diagnostics exhibition – to take place from 5 – 8 February, and now features a dedicated Obstetrics and Gynaecology Zone
  • The MEDLAB Congress will provide industry professionals with 10 laboratory and 7 clinical CME accredited conferences, to bridge the gap between laboratories and clinicians
Dubai, UAE, 22 November 2017 – Arab Health – the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region – and MEDLAB – the leading global laboratory and diagnostics exhibition – are set to welcome visitors from 29 January – 1 February 2018 and 5 – 8 February 2018, respectively.

Exhibitors will present the latest technology and innovation in the medical field, providing the ideal platform for industry professionals to network, attend specialised sessions and participate in Continuing Medical Education (CME) accredited conferences available at both events. Both Expos will take place at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Arab Health 2018
In its 43rd edition, Arab Health will welcome over 4,200 exhibiting companies and 103,000 attendees from over 150 countries. 2018 will see the introduction of new experience zones and conferences, further enhancing the visitor experience.

The Personal Healthcare Technology Zone is a new feature for the 2018 show, where exhibitors will display the latest in “Smart” Healthcare Technology that connects patients to physicians and hospitals/clinics. With diseases such as diabetes and obesity becoming increasingly prevalent, Smart Personal Healthcare devices have the potential to help patients and clinicians to monitor these conditions, as well keep track of fitness, blood pressure and even sleep quality.

“With wearable technology becoming an essential part of our daily lifestyle, the Personal Healthcare Technology Zone brings an essential element to the exhibition this year. Smart Personal Healthcare devices will bring the latest technologies to the forefront,” commented Dave Panther, VP of Global Sales, Informa, the organisers of Arab Health.

New conference topics will be introduced in 2018, including; Connected Care, Family Medicine, Obesity, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Hypertension, Anaesthesia, Respiratory Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Dental and Pharmacotherapy.

As the largest laboratory expo worldwide, MEDLAB stems from 15 years of growth alongside the MENA region's most influential healthcare platform, Arab Health. Moving into its second year as a stand-alone show given its vigorous growth, this annual laboratory meeting is set to welcome over 600 exhibitors and more than 25,000 attendees from over 130 countries.

As an all-encompassing event affirming a multidisciplinary approach to lab management and diagnostics, MEDLAB is supporting the healthcare advancements in the region by bridging the gap between clinicians and laboratory professionals. The 2018 edition will see the introduction of 7 new tracks, including Endocrinology, Cardiology and Cardiac Markers, Oncology and Tumour Markers, Point-of-Care Testing, Obs-Gyne, and Antibiotic Use and Misuse, bringing the total number of CME-accredited multi-disciplinary conferences to 17. MEDLAB will also provide dedicated Workshops, hosted by leading manufacturers offering the best practice solutions for their areas of expertise.

"The success of MEDLAB as a standalone event last year underscores the overarching influence of laboratory medicine in healthcare. The Congress gives industry professionals the opportunity to meet and network with leading laboratorians from across the globe, whilst sharing their knowledge and learning about global best practices," commented Tom Coleman, Group Exhibition Director, Informa, the organisers of MEDLAB series.

This year, the leading event for Obstetricians, Gynaecologists and fertility specialists, Obs-Gyne Exhibition and Congress, which has been running for nine consecutive years, will also have a dedicated zone alongside MEDLAB, providing the platform for the assessment of approaches and new technologies to over 2,500 attendees. This fusion with MEDLAB will enable practitioners to better understand and read lab investigations to ultimately improve patient outcomes.