Oman has won its bid to host the 30th edition of the International Radiology Congress in October 2020.
ORMIS (the Oman Radiology and Molecular Imaging Society), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Oman Medical Association, the Oman Convention Bureau and the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, came together to launch the bid, presented in Chicago and selected by the International Society of Radiology.
Dr Saqar Al Tai, Secretary General of ORMIS said: “This win reflects the world’s confidence in Oman as an attractive place for hosting international conferences and reflects Oman’s excellent reputation in the global medical community.
“Radiology is a critical cornerstone of any hospital and medical imaging is indispensable in diagnosing illness. We are excited to host this event in Muscat and look forward to welcoming our international colleagues and experts in 2020.”
Khalid Al Zadjali, Director of the Oman Convention Bureau, expects at least 1,000 experts to attend the congress. “We will ensure that they have the most successful conference ever and we will shower them with our warm Omani hospitality,” he said.
Said al Shanfari, CEO of the Oman Convention & Exhibition (OCEC), added: “We are delighted to welcome the International Radiology Conference to OCEC – we know that international conferences bring enormous economic and strategic benefit to Oman. The world-class OCEC has been built to attract and accommodate such events as these. I am pleased to say this will be the 23rd international conference that we have won in a short time and contributing over OMR 24.5m (US$63.5m) to the economy.”