Dubai wins International Society of Blood Transfusion congress 2016

The International Society of Blood Transfusion has chosen to host its 2016 congress in Dubai, which is expected to attract more than 4,000 leading healthcare professionals.

Dubai's bid to host the 34th International Society of Blood Transfusion congress in 2016 was successful
Dubai's bid to host the 34th International Society of Blood Transfusion congress in 2016 was successful

The 34th International Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) will take place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Dubai held off stiff competition from Paris, Rome and Copenhagen during the bid process.

Dr Amin Hussain Al Amiri, the UAE Ministry of Health’s assistant undersecretary for medical practice and license, said: "Dubai’s investment in blood transfusion capabilities over the last decade was a considerable factor in Dubai being chosen to host the congress."

"We very much look forward to welcoming 4,000 delegates from all over the world in the field of blood transfusion, immunology and virology."

The bid for the seven-day event was led by the Ministry of Health alongside support from the Dubai Convention and Events Bureau and the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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