Muscat, Oman, 10 September 2019—The ninth annual Oman Health Exhibition and Conference is scheduled to be hosted on September 23 to 25 at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Officials from Omanexpo and representatives of the Ministry of Health addressed a media gathering at Crowne Plaza Muscat on Tuesday, September 10, to formally announce the details of the upcoming show.
Ahmed Sayed, Exhibition Director of the Oman Health Exhibition and Conference says, “We are working closely with the Ministry of Health in order to provide proper and relevant information about health and medical issues in Oman that are aligned with the government’s initiatives and long-term plan.”
The exhibition is recognized as Oman’s biggest healthcare event, welcoming more than 100 exhibition companies from about 13 countries, who will showcase the best of the industry’s products, services, equipment and technologies representing hospital and medical infrastructure, medical supplies and healthcare services to an anticipated 4,000 visitors from the business, government, private and public sectors.
This year, the exhibition’s date coincidentally falls a week after what was announced to be the first World Safety Day, which will be celebrated on September 17. Conveniently, the National Patient Safety Day in the Sultanate is coming up around the same time as well.
“The conference covers three themes in general,” said Dr. Qamra Al Sariri, Director General of Quality Assurance at the Ministry of Health. “The first theme is about patient safety, and there’s a big emphasis of importance on patient safety, not just in Oman, but worldwide. We thought it would be better if we held a big session on patient safety.”
The second theme covers performance management, one of the major issues in the quality assurance sector, according to Dr. Al Sariri, while the third theme will cover risk management.
The organizers have also ensured a more worthwhile visitor experience by offering free medical consultations with specialists from some of the biggest clinics, hospitals and healthcare providers in Germany, Iran, India, UAE, Thailand, Malaysia and Turkey.
It is a free-to-attend three-day conference, and sessions will be presented by a qualified lineup of highly esteemed health and medical experts, who will discuss the health workforce and safe practice environment, human resources in health, health labor market trends and dynamics, patient safety, risk and performance management. The two-day workshops designed for medical specialists will also be a free-to-attend affair. The sessions are accredited by the Oman Specialty Board (OMSB).
To date Oman Health Exhibition & Conference has enlisted the support of Khimji Ramdas-Health and Medical Infrastructure, Aster Hospitals, Capital Market Authority, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and the Directorate Medical Technologies, Ministry of Health.