Medlab Middle East 2020: Transforming tomorrow’s diagnostics

The upcoming edition of the exhibition will embrace the power of live experience for business, alongside the only CME accredited multi-disciplinary congress.

November 05, 2019 Medlab Magazine Staff

Medlab Middle East is the only clinical laboratory industry event that offers manufacturers the opportunity to meet a diverse audience of buyers from all around the world. From distributors to senior end-users, the 2020 edition is set to welcome over 25,800 laboratory and trade professionals in search of the latest innovations. Being present at the event is important to stay connected and benefit from this rapidly evolving industry.

The show will take place at the Za’abeel Halls 1 to 6, Dubai World Trade Centre, from February 3 to 6 2020. The exhibition will host over 600 exhibiting companies, 15 country pavilions, 12 CME conferences and will welcome over more than 4,550 delegates. The exhibition is free to visit for healthcare and laboratory trade professionals.

Global healthcare expenditures are expected to continue to rise at an annual rate of 5.4 per cent between 2017-2022 of which the global clinical laboratory services market is expected to reach a value of US$33.45 billion. At Medlab Middle East, you can join manufacturers from over 35 countries to connect and discuss products to match your latest requirements, budgets and interests. Offering access to high-performance solutions from advanced technology to affordable alternatives, there’s an extensive range of products to explore at the show.

The exhibition offers access to high-performance devices at cost-effective prices that enable better decision-making. It prides itself on bringing innovation from all continents to support the advancement of patient care. With this agenda, the event will showcase an array of the latest laboratory medicine solutions such as cutting-edge equipment, diagnostic tests, instruments, reagents, and disposables, among other items.

Transformation hub

Staying true to Medlab Middle East’s overall aim of shaping the future of healthcare by developing the value laboratory medicine, the 2020 edition is launching the all-new Transformation Hub.
A dedicated area amongst the busy exhibition floor will become home to medical laboratory SME’s of the world, providing a platform to showcase the industry’s latest gadgets, equipment and technology.

At the heart of the Transformation Hub is the Transformation Talks, a special feature engaging potential buyers in educational sessions, where manufacturers introduce new launches and in-demand solutions. Some of the key areas that will be highlighted at the hub include automation, information technology and laboratory measurement testing and technology.

Medlab Congress

An international scientific committee is underway in developing the 2020 conference programme where 120 plus thought leaders considered pioneers in the clinical laboratory will deliberate on technical skillsets, research findings and recommendations on multi-disciplinary topics from laboratory management to microbiology, clinical chemistry, haematology and more. The agenda will continue to offer CME accreditation and host the most diverse speaker line-up of international laboratory medicine specialists.

The CME accredited multi-disciplinary conferences will bring together a diverse line-up of high calibre international laboratory medicine specialists. For instance, the Heads of Laboratory Masterclass will offer attendees the opportunity to connect and network with colleagues from the industry and discuss key challenges.

Some of the newly introduced conferences include the Blood Transfusion Medicine Conference, which will be supported by The International Society of Blood Transfusion and the Saudi Society of Transfusion Medicine. This expert-led agenda will feature a host of renowned international blood specialists who will share novel insights that will transform attendee’s breadth of expertise, update their diagnostic skills and support the provision of excellent care to every patient.

Technological innovation in healthcare is growing at an increasingly fast pace across specialties, and the laboratory is no exception. It offers great potential to improve working efficiency, patient care and experience, however, adaptation and implementation of innovations come with challenges. This newly launched conference on Laboratory Innovation will aim to ultimately support the better provision of solutions for existing healthcare problems.

One of the other new features is the Roundtable Discussions – focused scientific group discussions on selected administration and technical topics in the medical laboratory, these will allow participants to gain in-depth knowledge, directly from a facilitator and share amongst other professionals the challenges and best practices in providing efficient diagnostic services.

The event will also host free-to-attend industry workshops offering visitors a chance to hear from manufacturing companies about innovations and recent product launches. Furthermore, the Education Zone will allow visitors to discover clinical researches and projects in laboratory medicine through poster display and oral presentations. Additionally, ‘Career Talks’ will provide a platform for young laboratory professionals to learn about opportunities for career planning and further education.

Tom Coleman, Group Exhibition Director, Informa Markets Healthcare, said: “The 2020 dates for Medlab Middle East are on calendars of clinical laboratory and trade pioneers across 135+ countries. It’s been a very successful few years in Dubai since we branched off as a stand-alone show from Arab Health, and the upcoming edition under the newly introduced theme ‘Transforming diagnostic innovations’ is gearing up to put on a top-notch experience for all stakeholders – see you there.”

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The event will also host free-to-attend industry workshops offering visitors a chance to hear from manufacturing companies about innovations and recent product launches.