Hospitals from across the world will converge in Dubai next January to participate in International Health Services (IHS), a new dedicated exhibition for the international health care industry.
Among the medical institutions already contracted for the event are John Hopkins Medicine, Duke University, the Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General, Mayo Clinic, and University of Chicago Hospitals, from the United States; Germany's Helios Hospitals Group and University Hospital Freiburg and Saudi Arabia's King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center System (KFSH&RCS).
"It will be the first show of its kind in the Middle East," said John Hassett, exhibitions director at the Healthcare Division of IIR Exhibitions, who are organizing the expo alongside Arab Health 2003, the Middle East's hospital, medical equipment and services exhibition and conference.
"International healthcare services are a rapidly developing market and deserving of its own exhibition alongside Arab Health. Many of the world's leading medical institutions already participate at Arab Health and IHS will give them the right forum to promote their services," he added.
A recent report on overseas healthcare revealed the average minimum hospital stay abroad by Arab patients is seven days, with a maximum of 45 days for episode of care. The report said major services and treatment promoted in the Middle East by foreign medical facilities and global insurance programm include: cancer surgery; chemo/radiation therapy; heart and circulatory system surgery; major burns and associated plastic surgery; neurosurgery; joint replacement; organ transplants and any pathology that may lead to amputation. — (menareport.com)
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