Oman wins four-way bid for international orthopaedic congress

The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) in Muscat will be the host venue for the 2019 World Congress of the International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery (SICOT).

OCEC: hosting orthopaedic congress
OCEC: hosting orthopaedic congress

The event is in association with the Pan Arab Orthopaedic Society (PAOS). Oman won the bid against Budapest, Brussels and Belgrade, following a presentation held in Rome in September, and will welcome up to 4,000 delegates to the event, which is held annually. Scientific papers and lectures are presented in the traditional fields, and invited speakers provide contemporary thought on the latest concepts, as well as exchange knowledge on conservative and surgical treatment methods.

Dr. Mohammed Darwish, president of the PAOS said: "We are honoured that Oman has been chosen to host the 2019 World Congress of the International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery. We look forward to warmly welcoming our international colleagues from around the world, showcasing our recent regional research developments and industry insights within orthopaedics and traumatology. We’re excited to meet with medical stakeholders to exchange valuable ideas and strengthen our scientific skills and knowledge."

Professor Jochen Eulert from SICOT, added: "On behalf of the 2019 World Congress of the International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery, I welcome Oman’s submission, which is the first time the Sultanate has placed a bid to host our annual congress. I personally visited Oman during the bid process and believe the delegates will enjoy experiencing the rich authentic heritage and culture that Oman has to offer."

Upcoming congresses leading up to the 2019 edition in Oman are in Montreal in 2018 and Cape Town next year. The previous congresses took place in Rome in 2016 and in Guangzhou, China, in 2015.

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Osteoporosis Foundation selects Oman's new Convention & Exhibition Centre

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