Dubai to host key cardiology and cardiovascular conference
DUBAI, March 12, 2017
Dubai won the bid to host the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2018, after competing with countries and cities that include Cape Town, Singapore and Korea.
Humaid Al Qatami, chairman of the Board and director general of the DHA made the announcement during a press conference held on Wednesday at the DHA headquarters in the presence of officials, doctors and specialists.
The congress, which will take place on December 5-8, 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Center, is a global interactive event that aims to promote cardiovascular health by uniting cardiovascular disease specialists with other disciplines to network, share knowledge and build innovative solutions for patients and populations.
Al Qatami said that winning the bid to host the congress is a confirmation to the global status of Dubai especially in the field of the health.
Al Qatami added that Dubai won the bid to host the event not only due to the world-class health services it offers and its geographical location but also the notable advancements and developments of health care in the city and the substantial number of international accreditation its facilities has gained.
The President of the World Heart Federation Professor David Wood said: “The 2018 congress will focus on prevention with the global objective of reducing premature mortality by reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases by 25 per cent by 2020.”
The event is expected be attended by 8,000 to 10,000 specialists and will see more than 200 scientific sessions on cardiovascular health and cardiology practices.
The World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2018 will also provide an interactive programme designed to respond to the needs of professionals.
Issam Kazim, chief executive officer of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM), said: “Dubai proved to be a successful host of the World Congress of Cardiology in 2012, and it is a testament to the emirate’s reputation as a strong business events destination that the congress is returning so soon. The event will bring thousands of additional visitors to Dubai and further enhance its status as a knowledge hub. Dubai Business Events, the city’s official convention bureau, will assist the World Heart Federation, Dubai Health Authority and other key stakeholders in planning for the event in 2018 and ensuring it leaves a strong legacy.”
Dr Fahad Baslaib, the director of the cardiovascular department in Rashid Hospital said that the conference is going to be organised by DHA, Emirates Cardiac Association and Gulf Heart Association with the support of the Dubai Government and Emirates Medical Association. - TradeArabia News Service