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Healthy returns as Oman wins two prestigious medical conferences

Sultanate to host International Hospital Federation and the Royal Congress of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Pictured: An artist's rendering of the new Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre

Oman has won a brace of heavyweight medical conferences.

The sultanate will host the World Hospital Congress in 2019 and the Royal Congress of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists in 2020, following successful bids by the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) and the Oman Convention Bureau.

The World Hospital Congress, organised by International Hospital Federation (IHF), is expected to bring 1,000 delegates to Oman, generating over OMR 800,000 (USD $2 million) for the country.

Marisa Luisa Gil Lapetra, knowledge strategies manager of the IHF, said: “Over the years, the healthcare system in Oman has made monumental steps in improving the medical facilities available to its residents. Having recently visited Oman, I can honestly say that the authentic culture and heritage is truly breath-taking. This congress is an ideal platform for industry specialists to share thoughts on the strategies and infrastructure of the healthcare system.”

Meanwhile the Oman Society of Obstetrics & Gynecology won their first bid to host the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists’ World Congress, in spring 2020.

Oman is expected to welcome  2,500 delegates to the event.

Lynn Whitley, director of business development at RCOG, said: “The brand new Convention Centre together with the enthusiasm of the local doctors and the beauties of Oman made it a winning combination and we are looking forward to a highly successful international congress.”

President of the Oman Society of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr Tamima Al Dughaishi, added: “The bidding process was a new and positive experience for the society and, with the assistance of the Centre and the bureau, we are excited to welcome the Congress in 2020 that will complement our mission to improve women’s health care across the world. I would like to encourage more associations in Oman to be active and to get in touch with the Oman Convention Bureau”.

Trevor McCartney, general manager for the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, said: ”The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre project is moving at a cracking pace and we will soon have a state-of-the-art centre that truly befits a global city and one that marks Oman as the place for business events. We are lucky that we have such active and engaged local associations and dedicated local members and this is a key factor to winning bids.”

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