Expo 2020 Dubai to present next-gen healthcare innovations

Ten healthcare conferences will put spotlight on virtual reality, 3D printing and wearable technology

Expo 2020 Dubai will host 10 dedicated conferences that will present cutting-edge practice in healthcare, including the use of virtual reality and 3D printing.

The announcement came just weeks after it unveiled its state-of-the-art on-site emergency centre that includes an isolation room, emergency care room and a helicopter pad.

The conferences, which will focus on technological advances in health care, will include a Virtual Reality and Robotics Expo with artificial intelligence, 3D printing and wearable technology being the subject of several panel discussions.

The conferences will be held at the Expo’s co-located Dubai Exhibition Centre, in collaboration with Medetarian Conferences Organising, a medical conference and consumer events specialist.

"The 10 cutting-edge medical conferences and specialist events that will be hosted at DEC during Expo 2020... will serve as an invaluable addition to the UAE’s medical landscape,” Najeeb Al Ali, executive director of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau said.

The UAE already hosts a number of high-level healthcare and medical-related conferences. These include the annual Arab Health conference, which has grown over the past 45 years to become, arguably, the world’s flagship healthcare event.