The event will bring together specialists and experts in the field from around the world to build innovative solutions
Dubai will be the host city for the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health in 2018. The announcement was made by His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the Dubai Health Authority during a press conference held at the Dubai Health Authority headquarters.
Winning the bid to host the congress further strengthens Dubai’s reputation of being at the forefront in the quest for solutions and innovations, especially in the field of science and health. Speaking at the conference, Al Qatami said that Dubai won the rights to host the event not only due to the world-class health services it offers and its geographical location, but also because of the city’s notable advancements and developments made in the field of healthcare in addition to the substantial number of international accreditation its facilities has gained.
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 international experts to Dubai and further enhance our 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.”
The World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Diseases will take place from 5-8 December 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. It will be attended by cardiovascular disease specialists as well as experts across medical disciplines from around the world in an effort to share knowledge and best practice to be able to build innovative solutions for patients.
Professor David Wood, President of the World Heart Federation said: “The 2018 Congress will focus on prevention with the global objective of reducing premature mortality by reducing the burden of noncommunicable diseases by 25 per cent by 2020.”
With an anticipated attendance of 8,000 to 10,000 specialists from around the world, the congress will host over 200 scientific sessions dedicated to cardiovascular health and cardiology practices as part of an interactive programmed designed to address to the needs of healthcare professionals and patients alike. The conference is being organised through collaborative efforts from Dubai Health Authority, Emirates Cardiac Association and the Gulf Heart Association, with support from the Dubai Government and the Emirates Medical Association.