Oman wins bid to host International Radiology Congress

Energy Monday 01/April/2019 21:12 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman wins bid to host International Radiology Congress

Muscat: The Sultanate, represented by Oman Radiology and Molecular Imaging Society (ORMIS), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Oman Medical Association, the Oman Convention Bureau and the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, has won a bid to host the 30th edition of the International Radiology Congress in October 2020.
The International Society of Radiology, the only official partner of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Radiology, selected Oman following a winning presentation in Chicago, USA.
Dr. Saqar Al Tai, Secretary General of ORMIS said, “This win reflects the world’s confidence in Oman as an attractive place for hosting international conferences and reflects Oman’s excellent reputation in the global medical community.
Radiology is a critical cornerstone of any hospital and medical imaging is indispensable in diagnosing illness. We are excited to host this event in Muscat and look forward to welcoming our international colleagues and experts in 2020”.
Khalid Al Zedjali, Director of the Oman Convention Bureau added, “It is expected that more than 1000 experts will attend the congress from all over the globe with many internationally renowned speakers covering the latest advances in radiology. We will ensure that they have the most successful conference ever and we will shower them with our warm Omani hospitality.”
Said Al Shanfari, CEO of the Oman Convention and Exhibition (OCEC) said, “We are delighted to welcome the International Radiology Conference to OCEC - we know that international conferences bring enormous economic and strategic benefit to Oman. The world-class OCEC has been built to attract and accommodate such events as these. I am pleased to say this will be the 23rd international conference that we have won in a short time and contributing over OMR24.5 million ($63.5 million) to the economy!”
Key highlights of the conference will include diagnostic, interventional radiology, radiation protection and the important subject of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in radiology. There will also be a separate programme within the congress for Radiographers and Radiology Technologists and an exhibition demonstrating the latest technology and equipment in the field of radiology.