Dubai: The Middle East’s largest health care congress Arab Health 2018 opens on Monday. The 43rd edition of the four-day exhibition (January 29 to February 1), organised by Informa exhibitions, will showcase the latest advancements in health care.

With more than 200,00 participants and visitors from 43 countries and 4,072 stalls showing latest medical equipment and health care services, the event promises to be the biggest and best so far.

The exhibition will be held in tandem with the theme of the ‘Year of Zayed’ this year, celebrating the 100 years of birth of the UAE founding father Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

The educational arm of Arab Health will include several seminars and continuing medical education opportunities for participating doctors and health care professionals on themes of public health policy, family medicine, obesity, metabolic disorders, emergency medicine, trauma care, respiratory medicine, anaesthesia, hypertension and bio-medical engineering. Renowned medical personalities will deliver lectures on various topics.

All the government health care bodies including Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Ministry of Health and Prevention, Dubai Health Care City and the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi will participate in the event and make important announcements about new health care delivery methods, smart technologies, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, 3 Dimensional printing and patient-centric strategies in line with the UAE Health Agenda 2021.

Hands on Training

Arab Health introduced the Hands on Training (HoT) concept in 2017. These HoT modules are delivered on the exhibition floor with a number of unique programmes. The trainings allow high-level participants to train on advanced techniques with the latest state-of-the-art equipment across different modalities.

3D Printing Zone

In partnership with the DHA, Arab Health 2018 is revamping its 3D printing zone to showcase health care innovation in 3D printing.

The Dubai 3D Printing Strategy, launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aims to make Dubai a global capital of 3D printing technologies by 2030, with a focus on three major sectors: construction, medical products and consumer products.

The Personal Healthcare Technology Zone

The 2018 edition of the Arab Health will see the launch of the Personal Healthcare Technology Zone, which will give manufacturers and providers of personalised health care products and services the opportunity to showcase new technologies to an audience of more than 102,000 international medical and trade professionals. Exhibitors will display the latest in “Smart Healthcare Technology" that connects patients to physicians and hospitals/clinics.