Arab Health 2019: Be at the Forefront of Healthcare Advancements

The 44th edition of Arab Health Exhibition & Congress will take place from 28 - 31 January 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE. This year’s Congress will cover the latest updates and insights into cutting-edge procedures, techniques and skills across 11 CME-accredited conferences.

By Arab Health Magazine Staff

As the largest gathering of healthcare product manufacturers, service providers and trade professionals in the MENA region, Arab Health is gearing up to welcome more than 84,500 attendees from 160 plus countries in January 2019 for the 44th edition of the show. To be held from 28 - 31 January 2019 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, this is the perfect opportunity to stay abreast of the industry’s latest trends and advancements and engage with more than 4,150 companies from 66 countries that will be showcasing the latest healthcare technology, products and services.

While evaluating the latest competing solutions in healthcare across all product categories, visitors can also connect with new suppliers, business partners and customers and gain new ideas to advance and grow your business.

Arab Health is, without doubt, the region’s leading healthcare business platform in the MENA region.

This first-class exhibition, combined with high-quality accredited medical conferences, has continued to grow and bring investment and new technologies into the Middle Eastern healthcare community for 43 years. Improve your knowledge and skills through educational opportunities available through conferences, workshops and training sessions.

Who Will Attend
Over the past 43 years, hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals across the globe have made Arab Health an essential part of their yearly calendar. 

Manufacturers of medical devices and equipment use Arab Health as an opportunity to showcase their latest products to the MENA region’s healthcare industry. Companies vary from large organisations such as Siemens and Philips to smaller business houses exhibiting for the first time. With thousands of products on display, business deals occur every minute of the show, truly making Arab Health the place where the healthcare world comes to do business.

For professionals who are tasked with purchasing and procurement responsibilities for healthcare facilities, educational providers and medical specialty associations, Arab Health is the ideal platform to get ahead of the upcoming year’s product needs.

Arab Health also provides a beneficial experience for all dealer and distributor job functions — from senior management of larger organisations that are looking to connect with key industry players, sales and business development professionals tasked with expanding their product portfolios and entrepreneurs hoping to source the next ‘big product’ to supply in their country. 

What attracts practitioners to the show are the incredible insights it offers into the advancements of the healthcare industry through the exhibition, and the dedicated CME-accredited conferences and hands-on-training workshops that provide the opportunity for growth in multiple fields and disciplinaries.

Stay up-to-date
From state-of-the-art imaging equipment to the most cost-effective disposables; developments in surgery to advances in prosthetics, Arab Health continues to be at the heart of healthcare in the Middle East.

As the largest collection of healthcare product manufacturers and service providers under one roof, Arab Health Exhibition is also your one-stop shop for all your healthcare sourcing 
and procurement needs.

Accompanying the exhibition is a number of business, leadership and Continuing Medical Education (CME) conferences and workshops. With the aim of bridging the gap in medical knowledge, the carefully designed Congress provides the very latest updates and insights into cutting-edge procedures, techniques and skills.

11 CME-accredited Conferences
The 44th edition of Arab Health Congress will take place from 28 - 31 January 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre and the Conrad Hotel and will feature 11 Continuing Medical Education (CME) conferences for attending healthcare professionals.

New Venue 
The Total Radiology Conference and the Obs-Gyne Conference will be held at the Conrad Dubai Hotel, directly opposite the main exhibition venue during the show. The new venue allows for more attendees to benefit from these conferences as well as further enhance the delegate experience.

Total Radiology Conference 
28-31 January 2019
 
This four-day scientific meeting will present the latest advances in medical imaging, accurate imaging diagnosis and improvement of care quality for radiology patients within the theme “Practical advice and updates in radiology practice.”

What’s New: 
– The Total Radiology Conference will take place at the Conrad Hotel to provide you with a better experience! 
– Leadership lectures: Management skills for radiologists 
– Technical skills workshops and hands-on training for senior radiologists 
– Masterclass on MRI for radiographers 

Orthopaedics Conference
28-31 January 2019
 
This conference will offer the latest information on orthopaedic treatments, advancements and research breakthroughs. Delegates can discuss the state-of-the-art technological developments in the field, as well as the recent advances made in the diagnostics, management and therapeutics of orthopaedic diseases. This platform will also provide an opportunity to identify key areas for future research and developments in basic and clinical orthopaedics.

What’s New
– Advanced and basic technical skills workshops and hands-on training 
– More interactive sessions featuring debates and panel discussions 

Surgery Conference
28-31 January 2019
 
Discerning general surgeons can refine their procedural skills while also reviewing the latest best practice to perform advanced procedures in hepato-pancreato-biliary, minimally invasive surgery, upper GI, bariatric and onco-surgery. The conference will cover both theoretical aspects and case-based experiences to improve technical skills. 

What’s New
– Dedicated symposia on new topics: Management skills, tumour board review, HPB surgery 
– A full day of biliary disease based on popular demand and delegate feedback 
– More interactive sessions with audience polling on debates

Obs-Gyne Conference
28-31 January 2019 

Placing emphasis on practical application of the evidence-based topics presented, this will cover the most up-to-date information on treatments and technologies available in the fields of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 

Regional and international experts will discuss the latest trends and treatments covering multiple sub-specialist areas such as imaging, maternal-foetal medicine, MIS, reproductive health and a myriad spectrum of women’s diseases faced by practicing OBGYN professionals. 

What’s New
– The Obs-Gyne Conference will be held at the Conrad Hotel to improve your experience! 
– Introduction of dedicated poster presentations sessions, enabling forefront research and emerging developments to be shared 
– New sessions on hot topics such as imaging and high-risk obstetrics 

Gastroenterology Conference 
28-29 January 2019 

The agenda here is to provide a forum for all gastroenterologists within the region to exchange ideas, discuss innovative methods and review new developments within the field of gastroenterology. The programme addresses the hottest topics and controversies as well as the latest in essential knowledge to reduce procedural complications and hasten patient recovery. 

What’s New
– Technical skills workshops after the conference 
– More expert speakers from the U.S. and the UK 

Diabetes Conference 
28-29 January 2019 

Participants will learn about the latest, most relevant developments in diabetes prevention, treatment and management. Clinicians can expect a lively exchange of ideas and information related to the technology, treatment and prevention of diabetes and related illnesses.

What’s New
– Technical skills workshops and hands-on training 
– Agenda features a non-biased technology-focused session

Paediatrics Conference 
28-29 January 2019 

Hear from notable experts from around the globe as they present the most up-to-date information on diagnosis and treatment of paediatric conditions. This is also a unique opportunity to witness the future of paediatrics as it unfolds and to network with leaders in paediatrics from around the world.

What’s New
– Now a two-day comprehensive and concise programme featuring top international speakers 
– Interactive masterclasses designed to address common challenges, led by international faculty 

Public Health Conference 
30-31 January 2019 

The conference agenda covers several important areas in which public health bodies can contribute to making overall emergency and disaster management more effective. Speakers will discuss health effects of some of the more important sudden impact disasters and potential future threats while outlining the requirements for effective emergency medical and public health response to these events.

What’s New
– Two-day comprehensive agenda 
– Each session offers a global, regional and local speaker for a well-rounded perspective 

Anaesthesia Conference 
30-31 January 2019
 
Held under the theme ‘Tailoring anaesthesia to the individual’s needs’, the programme will enable anaesthesia specialists to apply the latest research with the patient at the heart of decision-making and is designed to minimise patient risk, reduce errors and optimise outcomes in a variety of challenging conditions. 

What’s New
– Up-to-date global perspective on solutions to the key challenges in the field of anaesthesia 
– 20 plus speakers 
– Over eight interactive Q&A sessions giving delegates face time with anaesthesia gurus 

Emergency Medicine Conference 
30-31 January 2019 

Through the inclusion of trauma focused symposiums, this carefully designed programme aims to deliver advanced educational content for both emergency and trauma physicians that are involved in emergency and critical care. International and regional expert speakers will provide evidence-based global insight into the efficient and effective management of complex emergency cases, by addressing the latest research, guidelines, and controversial topics.

What’s New
– Practical advice shared to support improved multidisciplinary care when addressing complex case presentations 
– Dedicated debates on the latest controversial topics for each session 
– Inclusion of trauma focused symposiums within the conference

Quality Management Conference 
30-31 January 2019 

This conference will provide senior level delegates with the unique opportunity to engage with world-class quality management experts; all having distinct insight into the pitfalls and potentials, concerning healthcare quality specifically. Focusing on ‘practical steps’, this year’s conference serves as a practical guideline for healthcare professionals, with the tools and techniques for supporting effective quality planning, quality assurance, quality control and quality improvement, being openly shared. 

What’s New
– New speaker line-up including speakers from renowned international organisations 
– KPI hands-on interactive workshop session 
– Dedicated discussions following each session 
– Latest regional perspectives on solutions to challenges in the field of healthcare quality management  

Innovation Hub
“Healthcare systems, particularly in regions such as the Middle East, are creaking under the strain of expanding populations and expensive gateways to health. A shift towards preventative methods is needed more than ever as an alternative to curative medicine where appropriate. Healthy lifestyle apps, telehealth and patient engagement through technology will be key.” – Thom Soutter, Business Development Director, Synapse Medical Services

What ground-breaking technologies will shape the future of healthcare? What game-changing innovations will offer provisions for cutting-edge care, improved operational efficiency, better patient outcomes, and reduced costs?
Come, discover the significant breakthroughs and the latest healthcare innovations at the Innovation Hub – Arab Health’s new dedicated zone!  

Innovation Hub includes:
Innovation Showcase: At this dedicated showcase area, you can meet and discover the start-ups, SMEs, and innovators. Located within the central Plaza Hall, companies will demonstrate new products and innovations that will contribute to shaping the future of healthcare. Product areas to explore:
– Artificial intelligence
– Disease management devices and technology
– Health monitors and home care devices
– Healthcare start-up companies
– Mobile device accessories
– Smart watches, fitness trackers and applications
–Telemedicine platforms

Innov8 Talks: 
Come listen to start-ups and entrepreneurs present their healthcare innovations to a panel of industry experts and potential investors at the dedicated seminar theatre at the Innovation Hub.

Innov8 Talks will host eight pitches, each eight-minute-long, across each day of Arab Health. The judging panel will determine the best innovation.

At the free-to-attend sessions, discussions will be led by keynote speakers, setting the theme for each day. Furthermore, afternoon sessions will have a special regional focus.