Muscat: The Sultanate’s biggest health and medical event, the Oman Health Exhibition and Conference, will begin on September 24.
The 8th edition of the conference will run for three days, from September 24-26 from 11am to 8pm at the Oman Conference and Exhibition Centre.
“The field of medicine is continuously changing with new techniques, new guidelines and, therefore, it is very important for doctors to always update their knowledge,” said Dr Waleed Al Zadjali, president of the Oman Medical Association. “The conference gives Omani doctors a platform to exchange knowledge with the invited international speakers and specialists.”
The annual international event, which is organised by Oman Expo in conjunction with the Oman Medical Association will bring in close to 200 exhibiting partners from 18 countries.
This year’s edition will see the participation of pavilions from Iran, Taiwan and India. Iran will bring in top manufacturers of medical devices and exporters. The Taiwan pavilion will be bringing in innovative medical and surgical products and technologies that include non-invasive detection methods and minimally invasive surgical applications.
The conference will present topics, sessions and workshops covering general surgery, paediatrics, medical ethics and legal concerns, patient safety and risk management, medical errors, and other topics reflective of the current issues with regard to Oman’s health.
“Through the workshops, the doctors will be able to learn new techniques in surgeries, interventions and ways to prevent medical errors,” Al Zadjali added.
The Ministry of Health is currently embarking on important health projects all over the country and is opening its doors to new markets and investment opportunities in Oman. It has allocated $3.4 billion of its expenditure to the healthcare sector, which is slated to rise by 12.9 per cent a year until 2020.